Everybody knows that most airplanes are not designed to make a safe vertical landing. But when the headwinds are well above spec, things can get rather unpredictable. The pilot in this video manages to set it down in one piece despite the conditions.
Star Wars Battlefront has been released, and to say that it is a gorgeous game is probably an understatement. But when you see what the Toddyhancer mod, created by Martin Bergman, can do to the game, well, I think we are probably looking at the future of gaming.
It probably goes without saying that Bergman modified the PC version, since it is more accessible than the console version. And at the time of this post I couldn’t find the specs of the PC that the mod was running on, but Bergman claims that he can still get 20 – 30 frames per second while running it.
What do you think? Does the game give the original Star Wars a run for the money when it comes to the visuals? If not, it definitely has it beat when it comes to the special effects. And these are running in real time. Impressive.
Sometimes a good design just works.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could be in two places at once? You would probably need your own double to make that happen. And that is exactly the thinking behind the Double, a device designed to empower you beyond your physical presence.
The Double is a virtual presence (telepresence) device that could be described as a Segway with an iPad. You control it via tablet (iPad, no doubt), and it allows you to virtually roam halls, carry on conversations, and do everything you might need to do otherwise in person. The device even allows you to adjust your viewing angle and/or height, giving you the chance to have those important face to virtual face conversations.
The beauty is that much of the required communications hardware is found within the iPad, making it easier to produce and get onto the market. In fact, the first run of the $2000 device is sold out, but they are taking orders now for 2013 delivery. Check out the video below for an example of Double in action, and you just might come to the same conclusion I have – I need my own Double.
The Segway PT is a two-wheeled self-balancing battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It is produced by Segway Inc. of New Hampshire, USA. The name Segway is a homophone of the word segue, meaning “smooth transition”; PT denotes “personal transporter”.