With London Comic Con 2014 now in my rear-view mirror, I thought I’d take some time to highlight the highs and lows of my experience. As the doors were to open at 9am sharp, I hightailed it there and arrived at about 8am to skip the queues.
A new device has hit Kickstarter today and it may well be the answer to our portable storage problems. MBLOK, by Kwelea Inc., has a storage capacity of up to 256GB which will allow users take huge amounts of files and media with them on the go.
Tactical Haptics is a company founded by Professor William Provancher earlier this year. They hope to bring their own version of haptic feedback, called Reactive Grip, to the market. Early viewings of this technology show a lot of potential, but I’m especially interested
As far as virtual reality technology goes, this is one device I hadn’t considered. For a truly immersive experience, you’d obviously need some haptic feedback but it’s an interesting and, now that I’ve had time to think about it, very necessary direction to go in.
The Oculus Rift is the latest tech gadget that everyone wants to get there hands on. After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift is now putting together the dev kits for this amazing new technology.
Taking, not a step, but a leap further than the upcoming Tegra 4, NVIDIA’s Project Logan is looking to redefine graphics on mobile devices and become the best mobile graphics card by a mile. This new technology has only been teased so far, but from the little that’s been seen, it’s amazing what has been achieved so quickly.
or fans of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Yahoo! Japan has posted a 12 minute clip of the upcoming CGI movie. The story will be made to reflect themes of modern society as opposed to the manga series, from the late 70’s on which it’s based.
This is most Toei Animatiion has ever spent on a production, with costs exceeding $30 million. The story for this feature film was written by Harutoshi Fukui and the latest movie technology, provided by Toei, will be used to construct this film.
Gaming is a massive part of 21st century technology, both at home and for gaming on the go. Next gen consoles, PC gaming in its prime, advances in portable gaming systems and even virtual reality are all reflections of the strides that have been taken over the past few years. When you’re on the move, whether in a car, bus, plane or during a dull day while on holiday, and you fancy a bit of gaming, what are you meant to do? A couple of mobile games on your smartphone? Not at all, as there are excellent portable gaming devices available to ensure that you “never stop playing”.
We’re all excited about the forthcoming release of the new Playstation and Xbox later this year, but other new video game consoles like NVIDIA’s Project Shield and the Steam Box have a lot to get excited about as well. NVIDIA is a behemoth in the gaming industry and Xi3 are pushing the boundaries of current technology. This means that both their products will be under a great deal of scrutiny upon release. Project Shield will be facing a fierce fight against the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS while Piston will have to prove it’s own against other PC’s.
Within 2 years, companies hope to start sending out low-cost unmanned spacecraft into space which could eventually lead to the ultimate goal – asteroid mining in deep space for precious metals like platinum as well as other valuable materials. Deep Space Industries – a future asteroid mining company’s – is taken steps to make this happen sooner than later.