At a suburban mall in Russia this week one group of friends got far more than they bargained for when pranking one of their own. Giving him a shove just at the moment he goes over the top in the roller coaster VR may have seemed to be pure prank genius but the reaction was far better than anyone could have anticipated.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is evidence of the power of virtual reality, especially in that moment when the brain is unsure which is the real reality and which is the virtual. Sit back, relax and remember to never believe your eyes.
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The Pyro Board is audio on fire, burning flammable gas to any beat supplied. An incredible fusion of music mixed with the flames of combustion. Real fire really is the greatest music visualization.
Developed by Rubens Tube enthusiasts Fysokshow the hypnotic flames of the Pyro Board dance to the beat of pressure changes caused by sound waves. The sound waves are transmitted through the flammable gas that is being fed into the 2,500 burners on top of the Pyro Board. The resulting pressure patterns in the flowing gas cause the flames to react, changing to the beat or tone sent through the gas.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the visually stunning and most incredible Pyro Board. Keep the volume down for the first half of each clip, the squeal could pop an ear drum. Sit back, relax and remember not to try this at home, fire is always trying to kill us.
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The paperless office may still be a long way from becoming reality but one more piece of the puzzle has just fallen into place. Sony has this week announced the release of their Digital Paper, hoping to shift the world one step closer to an entirely paperless office.
Sony’s new DPT-S1 is hoping to displace one of the most ubiquitous and user friendly device ever invented, no small task.
In order to achieve the paperless revolution Sony has a technological revolution occurring behind the bezel of the DPT. This is the first device to use the new Mobius flexible plastic display. A technology that should see cheaper and more durable displays evolve.
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Facebook declared a virtual reality war this week with the announcement that it has purchased Oculus and their Rift VR headset for $2 billion in cash and shares. With Sony recently announcing its Project Morpheus VR headset for the PS4 the scene has been set for the battle to control virtual reality.
Taking 3D to the extreme the latest generation VR headsets are able to immerse you in an experience so deeply that it will make you weak at the knees. Unlike 3D glasses the Rift and Morpheus fill your vision and are interactive, your movements and actions are also part of the virtual world it takes you too. Seriously this shit will make you fall over and reach for the barf bag it’s so intense.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a specially prepared selection of VR videos. The reaction to Oculus videos are plain hilarious, while the game demo’s are just plain impressive. Sit back, relax and let the VR headset do all the work for you.
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Holographic displays promise the ultimate in immersive experiences, virtual reality without the goggles. But this is a technology that keeps the world waiting for the promise to be delivered. Taking a small step for the technology Holho may just bring Holographic displays within everyone’s reach, just don’t tap the glass.
Incredibly the Holho projectors use no moving parts or expensive electronics to produce an incredibly clear holographic display. Relying instead on an optical illusion and existing technology to produce the effect.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the coolest demonstration video’s this week, videos that may just fool your perceptions one more time. Sit back relax and let reality pass you by as the holograms come to life.
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The transition to 4K is beginning in earnest, the next must have catch phrase technology is about to invade our living rooms. A hand full of manufacturers have used this week’s CES show to announce an affordable revolution with four $1000 55 inch UHD TV’s about to hit the market.
The heavy-weights of content delivery are already dividing the spoils; the first battles of the 4K revolution will take place on the internet. CES saw Netflix, YouTube and Amazon all demonstrating 4K content delivered via the internet, each making their intent to dominate clear to the competition. But what device will we use to play this content? What is the perfect media device for that brand new 4K TV?
The floors of CES has been awash with the bright lights of display panels, like watching every television channel in the world at once, images flicker at every point of the vista. How many of those displays were 4K UHD displays? You may be surprised!
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There is a resolution revolution taking place in our living rooms, living rooms all around the world are going Ultra High Definition (UHD), bringing cinema quality pictures to a TV near you.
At the core of this latest revolution is a new generation of consumer oriented 4K TV’s. All of the big names have new models about to be released and soon they will all be joined by TCL’s thousand dollar 4K bargain, the 4K market is heating up.
To make the most of all of those extra pixels 4K content is a necessity that is still to be delivered. Don’t be disheartened fans of 4K, the content is closer than you may expect.
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All technology progresses in measured steps, for processors the measure is speed in Gigahertz, for displays the measure is resolution in pixels per inch. Pushing this boundary to new limits is the brand new 4k monitor by ASUS, the Ultra High-Def PQ321.
As the first consumer oriented 4k monitor the PQ321 brings the new standard 3480×2160 resolution to the desktop. The 31.5-inch PQ321 is no one trick pony mind you, with 10-bit color depth and gaming friendly refresh rates (8ms gtg) this is a monitor that will shine whether it be producing high resolution art work or gaming with unbelievably sharp graphics.
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Providing content to the next generation 4K ultra high resolution TV’s is shaping up to be the next theater of war in the battle for our living rooms. While the 4K Televisions themselves are still not common clever internet based video streaming services have already seen the potential.
During an interview with The Verge Neil Hunt Netflix Chief Product Officer discussed his company’s interest in providing 4K content to these high tech wonders. His optimism was tempered with reality when the discussion turned to bandwidth requirements. Bandwidth is the limiting factor at the moment with 4K streams requiring 35Mb of bandwidth to keep playback smooth.
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PaperTab, science fiction technology has come to life at CES this week. As thin as a sheet of paper this 10.7 inch polymer display is a revolutionary glimpse into the not too distant future. A dual revolution at that, not only is the display a leap in technology but the interface is a revolution.
The Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queens University are constantly pushing the boundaries of interface technology. The bend gesture technology was displayed two years ago with the demonstration flexible smartphone and its bend gestures that use the screen itself as part of the interface.
The PaperTab builds on the bend gestures with the addition of proximity sensors and the location gestures it allows. By adding proximity sensors to each of the PaperTabs they become aware of each others position, creating the proximity gestures. Touch tablets together to transfer data or applications. Put an email in the out tray and it’s sent.
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