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Microsoft Hololens

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Microsoft Hololens
Gear | Tech


Microsoft announced their latest device called HoloLens. A holographic headset that aims to rival the most advanced virtual reality devices out there. The first demo, created in partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, takes me to the surface of a near-photorealistic Mars. Using real photography from the Curiosity rover, Microsoft was able to re-create a Martian landscape and overlay a 3D-map around a small, conference-room-size environment. With HoloLens, I'm not just able to see what it's like to walk around on Mars, but I'm also able to interact with the contents on the surface. Using a finger gesture called Air Tap, the HoloLens lets me mark certain spots on the surface for investigation and even lets me talk with another floating figure and collaborate on examining the surface...Watch the video of it in action.
"For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens seamlessly blends high-definition holograms with your real world. Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you've never done before."
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R2D2 Baby Bump

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
R2D2 Baby Bump
Gear | Baby
Star Wars fans Tony Giordano and his wife Stefaney are expecting a baby soon. hey got artist Nick Wolfe to paint Stefaney’s expanding belly with R2D2’s dome! Looks, she is  carrying an astromech droid in that belly. Cool artwork!
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WATCH: time-lapse origami turns a dollar bill into a koi fish

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Gear | DIY
YouTuber TheOrigamiVoyueur filmed himself as he transformed a dollar bill into a koi, based on a instructions by expert Won Park.
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Snow: Japan

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Snow Japan
Gear | Pic
Snow
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Could Kool-Aid Man Break Through a Wall?

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Gear | Video
Could Kool-Aid Man Break Through a Wall?
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26 Fascinating Founding Fathers Facts

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Gear | Video
This week, John looks at 26 facts about the founding fathers of the United States.
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Stevie Wonder Herbie Hancock Mashup by Pomplamoose

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Gear | Video
A mashup of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with two Herbie Hancock songs: "Watermelon Man" and "Chameleon".
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Build a Batman House

By Ben on Thu Jan 22 2015 |
Build a Batman House

Build a Batman House
Gear | DIY
This Batman bat house is adorable with its upside-down bat signal. This spooktacular little upside-down house is called Mus. It was made by Spanish design studio Estres in effort to demonstrate that having bats around is beneficial. According to the Organization for Bat Preservation:
Bats are not pests, they actually help control insect pests. An individual bat can eat thousands of mosquito-sized insects in one night. Bats are critical components to many ecosystems because they help control insect populations, pollinate flowers and fruit bats aid in seed dispersal.”
There are also plans available to build your own bat house.  Click here for more information, complete plans, instructions and a video tutorial.
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Darth Vader's Helmet Made Of Gummy Bears

By Ben on Wed Jan 21 2015 |
Darth Vader s Helmet Made Of Gummy Bears
Gear | Projects
Made by Crummy Gummy.  A scale 1:1 of Darth Vader's helmet using over 1,000 of Gummy Bears. It was exhibited at the Wyn317 Gallery in Miami, Florida. It took about a month to make the helmet.
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An Honest Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean

By Ben on Wed Jan 21 2015 |
Gear | Film
An Honest Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean
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The Incredible Hulk Hands

By Ben on Wed Jan 21 2015 |
Gear | Video
Short film about a nerd and a pair of supernatural Hulk Hands.
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