Janelle Monae appeared on stage as a beam of light, performing with the real-life M.I.A. in New York. Are holographic performers the future?
College-aged girls have heard it before: Never leave your drink alone. But what if there was a way to know, before you even took a sip, if it had been tampered with? - This Mini-Chemistry Kit Will Let You Know If Your Drink Has Been Drugged
“My first thought that day was that while I was asleep I’d made more money than she had all year. And I’d done it with a mobile-phone game about shooting fish with a machine gun.”
Paper is awesome. So is digital. We shouldn’t have to choose between them in a zero-sum game, right? That’s why the popular sketching app Paper now lets you output your digital drawings into physical books. Now a brand called Mod is offering the same product in reverse: handsome physical notebooks that “sync” to a digital app and web service. All hail the flip-flop!
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Jaunt just scored $6.8 million in funding for its camera that can make movies for the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset. Using the Oculus Rift dev kit—which the company purchased off of Craigslist! — Jaunt has created the algorithms necessary to give viewers the feeling of being inside a movie. Read more>
"I’m not drinking the Google Kool-Aid. But it’s the most mature wearable platform that’s out there. And we need to be proactive and figure it out." Read more>
“Why’d you stop wearing it?" I asked him. "Oh," he said. "I keep forgetting.”
Need some motivation for your run? Now you can have zombies chase you. - Inside The Crazy Google Glass Fitness App That Makes You Run For Your Life
"It’s the buzz that makes the lightsaber sound dangerous." - How The “Star Wars” Lightsaber Was Designed
“Q: How do you stay motivated?
A: Being able to have ownership of what we’re doing and creative control, that’s why I got into filmmaking. That’s the motivation. I want to make movies. And I’m not making them for anyone else besides myself and my friends. You don’t need any other motivation than that.”
The actor-director has used his star power on YouTube to galvanize his fans and fund the largest crowdfunding campaign in web series history. Now he wants to use that model to take over Hollywood. More>