Geek off on the internal gubbins here.
A brief taste of an experimental open-world environment called ‘Emergence’, currently under construction by UK design studio Universal Everything.
In this bizarre, mesmeric and unnerving space, a glowing yellow character controlled by the user is surrounded by swarms of anonymous people who react to the character’s movement. To wit:
…the primal feeling of maintaining your individual identity whilst being part of a crowd. As you immerse yourself in a crowd of thousands, shafts of light beckon you closer. As you touch the light, the environment – its atmosphere, its gravity and the choreography of the crowd – transform in powerful ways, continually challenging your perception.
Behold: the Acer Predator Thronos – a reclining gaming cockpit with a footrest, a desk for keyboard and mouse and a huge motorised arm that can accommodate three 27” monitors for panoramic viewing.
No price announced as yet.
Also, no big-drink cupholder.
I know, right?
Worst. Marathon gaming chair. Ever.
Behold the Hubblephone – a virtually all-screen 5G clamshell due for release in 2020 from the ludicrously over-named Hong Kong company Turing Space Industries.
A 14.3 x 7.6 x 0.6cm ‘main deck’ extends over the top and down the back of the phone with a 50MP, 15x optical zoom camera. An ‘upper deck’ with its own processor and GPU features a further two 12.6cm screens and three 12MP cameras.
Yours for €2,400, if it ever sees the light of day.
Alternatively, here’s the full 8 minute descent in real time.
How long various technologies took to attract 50 million users.
Airlines: 64 years
Pokémon Go: 19 days
And we’re done here.