Tag: tech

Aug 11, 2014

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

This could be a game changer. Engineers at Microsoft recently unveiled a method for converting first-person videos into hyperlapse videos (time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera). As the team explains on their research page: At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic…

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Aug 8, 2014

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

Olaf Diegel previews his incredible 3D printed alto sax design. The sax has 41 components excluding all the springs and screws. It is printed in nylon on a SLS machine and weighs less than a quarter of a real sax (575 grams vs 2.5 kg. A couple of the notes are slightly out of…

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Jul 4, 2014

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

We’ve all seen fireworks at night, but what about on a sunny afternoon? At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on one of his largest explosion events ever, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a…

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Jun 27, 2014

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything…

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May 14, 2014

The Evolution of Visual Effects (1878 – 2014)

The Evolution of Visual Effects (1878 – 2014)

Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage. The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878. The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead. For those curious, the music is “Liberi Fatali” from Final…

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May 6, 2014

Look Up From Your Phone

Look Up From Your Phone

‘Look Up‘ is a spoken word film for an online generation. It’s a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. Written, Performed and Directed…

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Apr 16, 2014

These Kids Were Handed a Walkman and Asked to Explain What It Is

These Kids Were Handed a Walkman and Asked to Explain What It Is

A group of kids are given a Sony Walkman and asked to explain what it is. The reactions are priceless and some of their insights may even surprise you. This is the latest video in TheFineBros React Series. TheFineBros are a wildly popular YouTube channel with almost 8 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion…

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