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    Behind the Scenes of Weta Workshop's 'I Am Mother' Robot
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    Adam meets the titular character from the new film 'I Am Mother', and surprisingly, this robot is actually an incredible practical costume fabricated by Weta Workshop. Luke Hawker, the lead on the build who also performed as Mother, shows us how this complex suit works and what it takes to transform into a mechanical character.

    Hands-On: Nreal Light Augmented Reality Glasses
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    We try on the Nreal Light, the first augmented reality wearable that actually looks like a pair of glasses. We're impressed by the weight of the Light at under 90 grams, the resolution and color of the AR images, and its compatibility with smartphones. Plus, Jeremy gives his impressions of the upcoming Asgard's Wrath after a two-hour demo!

    Episode 503 - Monitor Stand Sold Separately - 6/6/19
    We talk Mac Pros and reference monitors this week as we recap the news from WWDC (dub dub), joined by video game historian Steve Lin. Plus, pinball talk, gear we saw at Augmented World Expo, a Magic the Gathering televition show and much more to be discussed! Thanks so much to Steve Lin for joining us this week. Find out more about the Video Game History Foundation at https://gamehistory.org/
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    Varjo XR-1 Augmented Reality Headset Hands-On!
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    We go hands-on with the Varjo XR-1, a passthrough mixed-reality headset using Varjo's high-resolution VR-1 hybrid display. Chatting with Varjo's founder, we discuss the technology that allows for low latency passthrough augmented reality. Plus, we also go hands-on with Logitech's Ink Pilot Edition stylus designed for use in VR!

    First Look: Prusa SL1 Resin 3D Printer!
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    We meet up with Josef Prusa at Maker Faire 2019 to check out the Prusa SL1, Prusa Research's resin printer. We learn how this resin printer differentiates from laser-based SLA printers, get a close look at its intricate prints, and check out the new wash and cure station.

    Show and Tell: Synology DS1019+ NAS
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    Norm and Tested producer Gunther sit down to talk about their use of NAS boxes for media serving, backup, and photo editing. We use Synology servers at the office for file management and collaboration, and the five bay DS1019+ at home works well as a Plex server with its hardware accelerated transcoding. What do you use as your media server and backup solution?

    Looking Glass Pro Holographic Display
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    We catch up once again with Looking Glass, to check out their new Looking Glass Pro holographic display and all-in-one computer. CTO Alex Hornstein shows us some of the amazing holograms made for this volumetric display, from animated scene to ambient creatures. Plus, we discuss the state of volumetric video and how Looking Glass can take advantage of VR and AR video pipelines.

    Valve Index VR Headset In-Depth Impressions!
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    The Valve Index is here! We spend a week testing the Valve Index virtual reality headset and share our extended hands-on impressions for the wider field of view, higher resolution, increased framerate, and speaker audio quality. Plus, how games so far are accommodating the new "knuckles" style Index controllers. Let us know what you'd like to see tested below!

    Mech Warfare with Airsoft Firing Robots!
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    We step into the Mech Warfare arena to check out these agile robots that stomp around a miniature cityscape in heated combat. Builder Toni Lanett Harris shows us how these robots are made using off-the-shelf parts like FPV RC cameras and electric airsoft rifles, with pilots controlling them from the mech's point of view!

    Avid CNC's 4-Axis CNC Machines
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    We check in with the team at Avid CNC--formerly CNC Router Parts--to see their new 4th rotary axis on their Pro line of CNC machine kits. Owner Ahren Johnson explains to us the capabilities of this machine, and digital fabrication producer Sami Woolhiser demonstrates their awesome ping pong ball crossbow that was mostly made using these CNCs!

    PROJECTIONS: 10 Favorite Oculus Quest Games and Apps
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    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?

    Self-Solving Rubik's Cube Robot!
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    This self-solving Rubik's Cube robot was one of the coolest things we saw at Maker Faire 2019. Its creator Takashi Kaburagi shows us how it works and we take a peek beneath the tiles to see its robotic core. Watch it come alive and perform a solve!

    Sophy Wong's Wearable Tech Projects!
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    We meet up with Sophy Wong, who incorporates technology and wearables in her many projects, from light-up jackets to an awesome spacesuit. Sophy shares the making of her pieces, how she weaves lights and sensors into soft materials, and gives some recommendations on how to get started.

    HP Reverb VR Headset Review!
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    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.

    Hands-On with Lenovo's Foldable PC!
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    We go hands-on with Lenovo's new foldable PC, which pairs a 13.3" bendable OLED display with a full-fledged Intel system and Windows. We take a close look at how this Thinkpad X1 prototype avoids the pitfalls of other folding screens and discuss the potential benefits of a computer designed to be this portable. It's exciting to see new display technology finally in real products!

    Star Wars Vader Immortal VR Review!
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    We play through and review Vader Immortal, the first proper VR Star Wars experience that is part game and part story-driven immersive attraction. Spoiler-free impressions are at the start, and then we dive into some story-specifics of this unique Quest launch title. Plus, we play Battlewake, the upcoming VR pirate ship combat game from Survios!