The Wand Company’s delightful Fallout Pip-Boy replica kit finds a new place in our studio with this official bluetooth speaker stand. We love the care and attention to detail the designers at The Wand Company put into their replicas and kits, from the packaging to the instruction manual. Here’s how this simple kit comes together, and a surprise feature as well!
Designer toys and found objects get remixed in the assemblage art of artist Gmonik, who we meet at this year’s Son of Monsterpalooza. Gmonik walks us through a few of his pieces, how he mashes up found objects together, and the stories he’s trying to tell with them.
We meet Andrew Clement, the founder of Creative Character Engineering, an effects and fabrication shop that’s worked on films like Deadpool and shows like The Boys. Andrew chats with us about how his team collaborates with costume designers and makeup departments to create memorable effects, and how his company integrates new technology into their processes.
We dive into the technology behind high-resolution TVs on the market today, taking a look at both a 4K OLED panel from LG and an 8K LCD from Samsung. Here’s how streaming content looks on both, why upscaling is worth scrutinizing, and how the two manufacturers make use of fundamentally different screen technologies to varying effect. What qualities of a TV matter to you? This video was made possible with product provided by LG.
We go hands-on with the new hand tracking feature for Oculus Quest at Oculus Connect 6! We test the limits of its ability to recognize various hand poses and break down the technology and its potential uses. Plus, an interview with product manager Sean Liu diving into Oculus Link, hand tracking, and future technologies!
We’re at Oculus Connect 6 this week where Oculus just announced a slew of new features coming to the Quest VR headset. We go hands-on with the Oculus Link, which allows the Quest to play desktop Rift games, and Horizon, the upcoming social VR platform. Plus, an interview with Jason Rubin and Mike Verdu about VR content and what’s next for Oculus Studios!
We’re on location this week at Oculus Connect 6, and joined by special guest Devindra Hardawar, Senior Editor of Engadget! The three of us chat about some recent movies, Jurassic World casting news, Amazon’s new glasses, and of course, the announcements from OC6. Thanks to Devindra for guesting this week!
We go hands-on with the just-announced Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the big-budget virtual reality game from Respawn Entertainment. Game director Peter Hirschmann chats with us about their vision for this game and what VR brings to this venerable WW2 franchise, and we break down our demo session with our in-depth impressions!
Adam is joined by fabricator Kayte Sabicer for the build of his Star-Lord cosplay! Leading up to Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam and Kayte tackle the various parts of the costume, from the iconic helmet to sci-fi blasters and all the hard and soft parts in between. It’s long build that goes down to the wire!
We go hands-on with the latest prototype of Tilt Five, the augmented reality glasses made for tabletop gaming! We take a deep dive into the technology that makes this system work with inventor Jeri Ellsworth, and demo some of the AR boardgame experiences in development. This unique approach to augmented reality works really well and has some surprising advantages over other AR hardware we’ve previously used!