PROJECTIONS: 10 Favorite Oculus Quest Games and Apps

As the Oculus Quest may be the first virtual reality headset for some people, we share our picks for our 10 favorite games and apps from the launch lineup. In addition to these essential experiences, we also discuss and recommend additional titles that are worth trying. What are you enjoying in VR right now?

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Scratch-Built Spaceship!

Adam takes us through another spaceship model build, this time utilizing his trusty vacuum former, sheet styrene, and years of experience from his special effects modelmaking days. As the spaceship takes shape, Adam introduces several new tools and tips for this kind of modelmaking, and shows the versatility of this kind of build.

Episode 501 – How It All Began – 5/23/19

For our 501st episode, we’re joined by special guests Will and Gary, who started this podcast with us back in 2010. The five of us recount our favorite memories from the past nine years and reflect on the beginnings of Tested and what the worlds of technology, pop culture, and virtual reality looked like back then. Here’s to the next 500!

Sunday Sermon – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 5/21/19

Special episode this week as we bring you Adam’s “Sunday Sermon” from Bay Area Maker Faire. This year, Adam talks about the outward facing aspects of making, and how creating opportunities for others is an importact facet of of maker culture.

Offworld: The Black Hole (1979)

From Disney’s The Black Hole to Interstellar, we discuss the portrayal of Black Holes in science fiction films and the misconceptions popular media has spread about this astronomical phenomena. Fatima Abdurrahman from UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy joins us to explain the science of Black Holes and how storytellers can exploret them in film!

HP Reverb VR Headset Review!

We test and review the HP Reverb, a Windows Mixed Reality headset that has the sharpest display we’ve seen so far in a consumer virtual reality headset. We compare its clarity to the displays of the original Rift and Rift S, in games like Rec Room, Space Pirate Trainer, and Elite Dangerous. This resolution bump is truly impressive, though the headset isn’t without its faults.