September 25, 2012
On Friday, September 21, 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company’s rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas.
The short hop of approximately 6 feet is the first major milestone for Grasshopper, and a critical step toward a reusable first stage for SpaceX’s proven Falcon 9 rocket. As seen in the video, Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9… read more
Video Source: SpaceX
November 10, 2012
Xbox | SmartGlass turns your mobile phone or tablet into a second screen that intelligently interacts with your Xbox 360 to elevate your entertainment experience. Xbox SmartGlass allows for your devices and TV to talk to each other to enhance your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports and games.
Use your phone, tablet, or Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs to control your living room Xbox experience.… read more
Video Source: Xbox
Introducing Xbox SmartGlass
April 24, 2013
The Touch Bionics i-limb ultra revolution, featuring a powered rotating thumb, 24 grip options, and extra-sensitive electrodes, is the first upper-limb prosthesis that can be controlled via a mobile app.
Video Source: Touch Bionics
August 26, 2014
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Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community… read more
March 24, 2008
The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California [ETC-USC] is an Organized Research Unitwithin the School of Cinematic Arts. Its mission is to study entertainment technology developments that are critical to the creative community; production companies; content owners, distributors and exhibitors; and technology companies.
ETC-USC’s sponsors include the School of Cinematic Arts; Hollywood’s major studios: NBC-Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Viacom/Paramount Studios, The Walt Disney Company… read more
Video Source: Entertainment Technology Center at USC
Engadget | “The clip is allegedly a low resolution version of a promotional video for Google Now on iPhone and iPad. The video has since been pulled from YouTube and appears to feature the same voice actress as the original Now announcement (which you’ll also find after the break for comparison). Supposedly, Now will be accessible in an upcoming iOS app update simply by swiping up from the main screen. Of course,… read more
Video Source: Engadget, Google Inc. (alleged)
Microsoft Surface | An abstract of life in the home of tomorrow with suppressed visibility of technology and devices; directed by Microsoft’s August de los Reyes, created by INVIVIA Inc.
Slashgear | Microsoft has released a few interesting concept videos over the past years, usually tipping their vision of multitouch, mobile handsets and the interaction between intelligent devices. Their two latest videos, “Home” and “Work,” take things more into the bizarre:
Video Source: Microsoft Surface
August 4, 2012
PopFab is a 3D printer that fits inside a briefcase. At its heart is a computer-controlled motion platform and a means of attaching various toolheads. These enable PopFab to make objects from a digital plan in a variety of ways: current capabilities include 3D printing, milling, vinyl cutting, and drawing — with more on the way. PopFab has traveled the world as a carry-on item of luggage.
Video Source: Ilan Moyer
October 19, 2012
Chiba Institute of Technology engineers have developed a robot wheelchair that can climb over steps by using its wheels as legs. All the user control direction using a joystick. The robot automatically assesses the surrounding terrain and moves appropriately, using sensors on its feet to see if there’s anything nearby and how far it is from a step.
Video Source: DigInfo TV
November 10, 2012
343 Industries | Watch the official Halo 4 launch trailer, “Scanned.” Master Chief’s mind is violated by a powerful new enemy, who in searching for Chief’s weaknesses, finds the source of his strength. Winner of over 30 industry awards. Halo 4 live-action & CGI trailer produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller. ESRB Rating: MATURE (Blood, Violence).
Forbes | “Halo 4 is a beautiful, tragic love story”
Video Source: 343 Industries
September 22, 2014
Defense Distributed, the controversial research and development firm that has publicly released files for 3D printed guns, just posted a mysterious video showing what appears to be World War II bombers in flight. They stated, “Respectfully requesting your attendance for an October Surprise. September 30, 2014.”
“October surprise” traditionally refers to a news event deliberately created to influence the outcome of an election in November. Any guesses?… read more
My daughter Amy Kurzweil is a graphic novelist working as a teacher and writer, exploring human perspective and the idea of human identity. Here is the calendar for her current book tour for her new graphic novel called Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir. The comics are hand drawn. You can see her and get an autograph copy of her book at many cities across the U.S.… read more
Microsoft Office Labs | Prescient Microsoft ‘Productivity Future Vision’ smart surface concept video
February 19, 2011
Microsoft | Productivity Future Vision — Microsoft’s long-term productivity vision explores how we will create and share content; collaborate across teams, organizations and networks; and gain contextually relevant insights based on preferences and intent. Each scene showcases real technologies being explored by Microsoft teams and partners and others in the industry. To see current prototypes we are exploring, go to Microsoft Office Labs.
Video Source: Microsoft
Microsoft Office Labs
Super Bowl Ads for Geeks | Get sneak peeks at hilarious upcoming Super Bowl commercials, nerd-approved
February 1, 2012
Many Super Bowl 2012 commercials are released only days ahead of the February 5th Super Bowl game.
Video Source: Super Bowl Ads for Geeks