Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR

Microsoft has a long tradition of spicing up relatively dull product announcements with compelling tech demos, and the Windows 10 announcement was no exception. The software giant used the opportunity to create a fair amount of buzz about the HoloLens, a futuristic headset that offers a glimpse into the future of Augmented Reality (AR). However, … Continue reading Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR

Cozmo Robot – Wall-E and Eve’s love child

Just came across this little robot and had to share it! Cozmo is a new robot creation from Anki, the company that brought you the Overdrive robotic racing system, which used robot cars and your iPhone to race on specially designed track; built-in intelligence gives drivers of all skill levels a big assist. COZMO IS … Continue reading Cozmo Robot – Wall-E and Eve’s love child

These trainers have an animated display you can customize with your phone!

Shiftwear, a New York based company hope to bring the future to your feet, in the form of these customizable, HD eInk- powered shoes. Their dream is to bring full animations and colour images to the sides of your sneakers, controlled through a mobile or desktop app. They’ve already raised 128,560 USD, far surpassing their … Continue reading These trainers have an animated display you can customize with your phone!

Some legend synced up Notorious B.I.G’s “hypnotize” with the classic childrens program ‘Dinosaurs’

Who remembers the childrens TV show Dinosaurs? Some genius created a mashup of the great childrens show with Hypnotize by the Notorious B.I.G – Remixed and released by @benjaminrrrrr.

beautiful time-lapse of Dubai shows the city in flow-motion

This is not your average time-lapse video, this is flow-motion. Rob Whitworth, the creator of this video uses this technique to transport his audience on a journey from the cockpit of an airplane to skydiving over Dubai, through the city streets and into its desert playground. The static time-lapse shots zoom into different subjects, giving … Continue reading beautiful time-lapse of Dubai shows the city in flow-motion

Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill

In small bunkers across the United States, young gamers are operating unmanned drones targeting and killing ‘evil people’ in Pakistan. Recruited at video game fairs by military leaders who know the value of games that glamourise ‘militainment’, drone pilots are left traumatised by the civilian casualties – or ‘collateral damage’ – their strikes cause. Psychologically distanced from … Continue reading Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill

Microsoft HoloLens – A shiney new VR concept

Here’s an impressive, shiney new concept video for the Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft released the HoloLens, the company’s augmented-reality headset and platform earlier this week alongside the Windows 10 operating system. http://youtu.be/aThCr0PsyuA With Google Glass hitting the pause button while they figure out the message they are trying to send to the public, it couldn’t have … Continue reading Microsoft HoloLens – A shiney new VR concept

100 mini robots perform synchronized dance routine in Tokyo

One hundred humanoid robots performed a synchronized dance routine in Tokyo on Monday. Each of the one hundred ‘Robi’ robots weighs just 2.2 pounds and stands just a little over a foot tall. The ‘100 Robi’ project is the brainchild of Tomotaka Takahashi of Tokyo University. The synchronized dance lasted three minutes and went off … Continue reading 100 mini robots perform synchronized dance routine in Tokyo

The largest picture ever taken – Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

The image in this video shows us the largest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Click the image below to see a scaled down version – The video shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded  in a section of the Galaxy, stretching over … Continue reading The largest picture ever taken – Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

A timelapse of Earth – auroras in abundance

Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Remember to turn the quality on YouTube right up. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our … Continue reading A timelapse of Earth – auroras in abundance

GTA: Online Heists expansion set for early 2015 release

The Heists were a long-promised feature of GTA: Online, which launched shortly after GTA V in 2013. It is finally set to be released in early 2015 according to Rockstar. The teaser below shows how players will be able to set up and execute a variety of crimes together, similarly to how Grand Theft Auto V‘s story … Continue reading GTA: Online Heists expansion set for early 2015 release

The U.S. Navy has a new Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

This Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that the U.S Navy’s latest laser weapon is ready to be used in combat. This futuristic looking telescope fires a 30-kilowatt beam of infrared light that can blind, disable and destroy targets. The video below shows the laser burning drones out of the sky and overheating explosives onboard near by boats. As … Continue reading The U.S. Navy has a new Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

Paulig Muki smart mug coming soon!

I was lucky enough to be accepted as part of the beta testing team for the Paulig Muki smart mug. A full review of the mug will be available on The Tech Dive once it arrives but in the mean time I thought I’d write a little about the idea behind the mug. Using a heat-activated … Continue reading Paulig Muki smart mug coming soon!

A Drones view of Chernobyl’s ghost city

In 1986, Chernobyl was witness to one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen. 30 years later, the site of the disaster is open to the public and Danny Cooke, a British filmmaker, captured some incredible aerial footage during a visit earlier this year. Check out the video below. After watching this … Continue reading A Drones view of Chernobyl’s ghost city