Game Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The Uncharted franchise is one of the most celebrated in gaming history, and for good reason. It is the first series to capture that very specific sense of gleeful high adventure that previously only existed in films the likes of Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Goonies. Despite having supernatural elements and insane action sequences, the characters and…

Next next-gen VR: TheVoid

A startup announced last year, The Void amusement park, is nearing completion. The project aims to create “hyper-reality”, a combination of AR, VR, haptic feedback, and traditional amusement park techniques that blur the boundaries between the artificial world and reality. They demoed the technology at TED 2016, and have allowed a few lucky people into…

VR Review

This article will be a continuously updated resource list of virtual reality apps, experiences, and related content. Some we have experienced with our new ViewMaster VR , and others we can only drool over in anticipation. First-gen (Google-Cardboard) VR   The official Google-Cardboard App is one of the most impressive initial VR experiences. The opening demo…

Infographics! #4: If The World Were 100 People

Enjoy this fascinating infographic (and animated infographic) showing what the statistics of the world would be if there were only 100 people. When we talk about billions of people, our primate brains cannot really process the data in a meaningful emotional way. But when you hear, for example, that over 48 of the 100 people live on less…

Assistive Cosplay

Company Walkin’ & Rollin’ makes special costumes for children with assistive devices. Their newest creation has received a lot of attention, for good reason. Thanks for sharing our Ant-Man costume. See it in action. @mrpaytonreed @wesburt @andyparkart @nailbiter111 pic.twitter.com/0xoheNCoif — Walkin' & Rollin' (@WalkinNRollin) May 24, 2016 This reminded us of a Dorkly’s roundup of…

Cyberman

Numerous outlets have written about the amazing story of James Young (Polygon, The Independent, Gizmodo, etc). Now that the official documentary is out in the UK, you can see the amazing prosthetic developed under the codename “The Phantom Limb Project”, a collaboration of the Alternative Limb Project and Konami. His arm has smart technology, USB…

Zika

*Updated: Additional links to research added* A quick review of the Zika data from the CDC shows that headlines like: “The Zika Virus: Pandemic Preparedness Is Needed Now!”, or “The Count of American Zika Cases Just Got Bigger” are sensationalist. First, the pregnant women data is being interpreted contrary to the CDCs explicit instructions: (e.g.,…

Technology – Design = ARmageddon

We love technology, but it is important to consider the principles of need, purpose, function, and design. Otherwise, with new technologies like AR and VR, we are heading towards disaster…

The Art Of Rap Deconstructed

This awesome video by Vox shows the nuts and bolts of what makes great rappers great. It’s easy to dismiss various forms of art as being created by people who just have a knack for churning it out, but there is always a process and a set of rules that artists start from This video is…

Tech Deal: VR on the Cheap

Just a quick heads up, the View-Master VR enclosure has quietly gone on sale at several retailers. The View-Master is a reimagining of the classic toy which is compatible with most phones and allows cheap, easy access to Google Cardboard compatible VR experiences, apps, youtube videos, and more. The new model was announced at the…

Babel Fish

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” introduced us to a small yellow fish which, when slipped into one’s ear, would eat your brainwaves and poop out telepathic signals. The result is that the host can understand whatever language she might be listening to. Waverly Labs  recognized that something similar could be created using two paired earpieces…

Infographical Transmission #2: The Histomap

This amazing Historical infographic shows the ebb and flow of world dominance by various  Countries and Peoples over the last 4000 years. This is actually a very old infographic, like around 1931 old, but it is fascinating to look at nonetheless. I find it interesting at how comparatively small the power of the USA is in…