Category Archives: Tech

Cat Explorer – a virtual reality demo by san Francisco based VR company Leap Motion demonstrating ‘the transformative potential of VR and natural interaction in fields as diverse as education, training, healthcare, and entertainment’.

The motion of the user’s hand allows exploration of the skeleton, vascular system, organs and inner workings of a friendly cartoon moggie.

colossal


A well-lit visual tour by The Atlantic. To wit:

400,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals discovered fire. This ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day.

MORE: The Iridescent History Of Light (The Atlantic)

Sisyphus – a record breaking Kickstarter funded kinetic table consisting of a lit bed of sand upon which a magnetised steel marble traces programmable mandalas, random geometries or custom messages.

The tables are available to pre-order in a variety of finishes in metal (starting from around €1,100) and wood (from €6,200).

colossal

Pawel Zadrożniak’s Floppotron – a musical ensemble made up of old computer hardware – is better suited to some cover versions than others.

Gary Numan’s Cars (1979) is a safe bet.

awesomer

Take a high resolution guided tour of the entire moon – North pole, South pole, near side and dark side – courtesy of imagery from  NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Full screen for optimal effect.

likecool

Cassie, an ‘ostrich-inspired’ bipedal robot created by Agility Robotics has a playdate with Spot – Boston Dynamics robo-quadruped.

Aren’t they adorable?

This is probably how they’ll cavort when they’ve killed all humans.

Previously: Little Help?

likecool

Boston Dynamics’ autonomous quadrobots evolve to the next level.

Imagine how far their militarised Wildcat has advanced in the last five years.

We’re all doomed.

likecool

Behold: the DroneGun Tactical by Australia/US based company DroneShield – 6.8kg of bad news for any hovering pest that dares to enter your airspace.

Effectively, a directional frequency jammer capable of cutting a drone’s video feed from a kilometre away, the gun can also force a drone back to its starting point or make it land on the spot.

Currently available to ‘government agencies’ only, but it’s only a matter of time before Jay-Z or Julian Assange or, you know, Nathan Carter gets one.

uncrate