Tag: tech

Feb 21, 2015

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Bikes are amazing modes of transportation for your health and the environment. However, in high-traffic pedestrian areas bikes can also take up a lot of space; which is why Japan has developed an innovative underground bike locker system that safely stores your bike and protects it from bad weather while keeping the pedestrian areas…

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Feb 11, 2015

It Looks Like a Real Home, Only It’s a Video Game Engine Rendering the Scene in Real Time

It Looks Like a Real Home, Only It’s a Video Game Engine Rendering the Scene in Real Time

Video game level designer Benoît Dereau shows off the power of Unreal Engine 4 in this beautiful walkthrough of a Parisian-style apartment. Pretty incredible when you realize it’s all being rendered in real time! If your machine has the capability, you can see the 1080p 60 fps version here.

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Feb 5, 2015

How ‘Green Screen’ Worked Before Computers

How ‘Green Screen’ Worked Before Computers

For those of us who grew up in the age of CGI, green screen is just “a thing that computers do”. But how did effects like this work before the age of pixels? With the help of some suitably shiny graphics, here’s a quick summary by Tom Scott. If you enjoyed the video above,…

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Jan 31, 2015

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps. The camera shown is a Canon 7D and the video shows you how a rolling shutter works. Video was shot with a Phantom Flex at 10,000 fps.…

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Jan 23, 2015

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We’re Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We’re Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space

In this stabilized time-lapse, the stars’ position in the night sky is fixed so you can get a sense of our planet’s movement through space. And now it’s time for some mind-boggling figures: – Earth rotates around its axis (at the Equator) at roughly 460 meters/second (503 yards/second) – Earth orbits around our Sun…

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Jan 21, 2015

Microsoft Just Unveiled their Vision of Holographic Computing and It’s Kind of Cool

Microsoft Just Unveiled their Vision of Holographic Computing and It’s Kind of Cool

For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens seamlessly blends high-definition holograms with your real world. Microsoft believes holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before. You can learn all about the new HoloLens at the official site here.

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Jan 15, 2015

Artist Hacks Power Glove Into Coolest Stop Motion Animation Tool Ever

Artist Hacks Power Glove Into Coolest Stop Motion Animation Tool Ever

Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, modified a Nintendo Power Glove into the most awesome animation tool ever. Markey also reminisces about the first time he ever saw the Power Glove as a child and the impact it had on him. See below for the classic scene from The Wizard. …

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