Posts Tagged ‘Headline’

Good Thing Shadows Don’t Normally Fight Back

18 Feb

You’re going to wanna pause your life for two and half minutes. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but it doesn’t matter. The one dude is fighting the other dude who turns out to be a shapshifting shadow? Oh man, it’s like a Nyquil-induced dream. [Geekologie


And Now, A 110-Minute Video Review Of Star Wars: Episode III

31 Dec

After the last two epic Star Wars prequel reviews, you know what you’re getting into: an at-length breakdown of everything that went wrong with Episode III. Watch it before you go out tonight so you can be the one who’s seen it. Because that’s cool, or something? Why would I recommend that?

[again via Metafilter]


Proof That We’re Living In The Future: The iPhone Heart Monitor

30 Dec

We’re living in the future, folks. Really, look around you: we have the biggest collection of knowledge in history available for free, at our fingertips — and we can access it in a car, at 70 miles per hour, without any wires. Planes can transport us across the country, or across the world, in hours (or, as Louis CK so wonderfully puts it, “You’re sitting in a chair.. in the sky.) Technology that changed the world and cost many thousands of dollars just 20 years ago now comes at a fraction of the price, and at a fraction of the size. Everything is amazing.

The thing in the video after the jump (which’ll be announced at CES next week) is just one more example.

Read the rest at MobileCrunch >>


The Large Pocket Shirt, For The Tablet Enthusiast

06 Dec

So the Galaxy Tab and a few other devices are just small enough to fit into a back pocket (some back pockets, anyway) but what about an iPad or similar device? Where are you supposed to put that, if you’re just going out to the store and don’t want to carry a bag, yet somehow still want to have your iPad with you?

My friend, allow me to introduce the Large Pocket Shirt.

It’s a white shirt with one big-ass pocket on it. What can you put in the pocket? Many things. iPads, notepads, bag lunches, baby kangaroos — the possibilities are so much greater than regular-size pockets. You could even put a spare Large Pocket Shirt in the pocket. That would blow some minds.

They cost $30 each — shipping is free and they’ll be available on the 10th.

[via The Awesomer]


DIY: Build Your Own Sound Activated Flash

11 Aug

Here’s another DIY project for you photography types out there. Did you know it’s possible to build your own sound activated flash? You can, building a box known as a “Picture-Axe”. This device uses a microphone to determine when the action happens, causing the flash to fire and the camera to take a picture.

Enthusiast “renkku” from the Let’s Make Robots forum built his own device, and was kind enough to include step by step instructions on how to build one of your very own.

[via Make]


iPad projector concept displays objects in 3D

20 Jul

N-3D DEMO from aircord on Vimeo.

Tonight seems to be the night for 3D. A design team released a proof of concept video showing how it’s possible to use an iPad to project a 3D image to the naked eye. It requires some special hardware, but it’s still pretty damn amazing. Check out the video after the jump.

Currently, viewers can move around and view an image as if it was an object literally floating in space. Of course, right now it’s just a proof of concept, but if the team at Aircord Labs can pull it off, this has the chance to be an amazing bit of technology.

[via Gizmodo]


Handmade knife chipped from fiber optic glass

16 Jul

Flint (and glass) knapping is no longer practiced on a large scale, but it used to be the primary method of making weapons for primitive cultures. In this day and age of course, it’s easy to go to the sporting goods store and pick up a quality steel knife, but it wasn’t always so.

There are still people out there that practice the art (and I do mean art) of knapping; one such artist created this knife from fiber optic glass, and offers them for sale on his web site. Personally, I doubt I would ever use such a knife for fear of breaking it, but it does make an amazing display piece. If you want one, it’ll cost you $165 – a small price to pay considering the amount of time it must have taken to hand make this knife from a piece of glass. Remember, one mistake, and you have to start over.

[via Make]


Prince declares the internet “over”

05 Jul

In an rare interview granted to The Daily Mirror published earlier today, Prince declares:

The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it. The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.

I guess we can’t blame the man for this off-hand nullification of everything that is modern and good, and which in all likelihood have made his career longer and more lucrative. Like other divas led into the intellectual oubliette of narcissism, he has no concept of the world, because his world is himself.

As for his music, there is no doubt it is popular. His new album, 20TEN, is the occasion for the interview, and the occasion for the quote above was discussion of his releasing his music exclusively via the Mirror. His “ongoing battles against internet abuses,” as the interviewer politely puts it, take the usual form of having unofficial YouTube videos taken down and not distributing his music via digital means. Very effective, I’m sure.

I won’t comment further on this (admittedly talented) man’s mystifying backwardness. I’ll only say that deliberately alienating his existing fan base and preventing a new generation from accessing his music natively, as it were, are tactics certain to be detrimental to his legacy — if not his immediate record sales.


Last Space Shuttle flight scheduled for February, 2011

01 Jul

The very last Space Shuttle flight will take place on February 26, 2011. After that, American astronauts will have to bum rides with the Russians if they want to visit the International Space Station. Shame.

There’s two more missions aboard the Space Shuttle. There’s one on November 1, 2010 (Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133) and the aforementioned February, 2011 one (Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-134).

Apparently Space Shuttle Atlantis may get one more flight, but Nasa will wait until next month before it decides one way or the other.

Both flights will bring various pieces of equipment to the ISS, chief among them the ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER~! which is a type of cosmic ray detector that Nasa hopes will be used to better understand the formation and structure of the universe.

And yup, after this we’ll have no way of getting to the ISS without having to pay the Russians for a seat on one of their spacecraft—slightly embarrassing for a country as wealthy as the U.S. to not have an active space program, yes.


He’s back: 60-foot Gundam is (almost) ready again

22 Jun

We spent quite a few posts on the uber-cool, gigantic Gundam statue that was erected in Tokyo Bay last year. The 60-foot robot statue was deconstructed in September, with Bandai quickly announcing plans to re-erect the big guy in Shizuoka soon. And now he’s almost ready.

Shizuoka is too far away from me to go and have a look at the big guy myself (it’s (125 miles west of Tokyo – where I live), but there are enough geeks living there, too. And thanks to two of them, we can show you the first photos of Gundam getting constructed.

As you can see (and as we reported earlier), Gundam already holds his “beam saber” in his right hand. According to Bandai, the weapon will start glowing when it gets dark.

If you have the chance to go to Shizuoka: Gundam will be on display from July 24, 2010 till January 10, 2011, right on East Shizuoka Square.

Via Buloblog [JP] and Troian [JP]