Researchers Attempt To Recreate The Holodeck

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And they have done a pretty good job at it. Using an Oculus Rift, a 3D motion tracking system, and modern computing power they have created an impressive virtual environment. Their system seems to be the best one yet, with an impressive response time as well as the classic holodeck feature, fooling you that a small room is enormous. You can walk through this environment for days without realizing that you are actually walking in circles.

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Equalizer iPhone 5/5s Case

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This iPhone case has an LED equalizer on the back. The case is powered by it’s own battery and reacts to sounds around it via a microphone.  Pretty cool, although the part on the top seems to make it unnecessarily bulky.

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High Altitude Balloons Allow For (Near) Space Tourism

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World View Enterprises of Tucson says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.
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Google Announces Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit

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At Googles most recent I/O keynote they announced something rather interesting. A sort of cardboardy version of Google Glass. You just fold this thing up, place your phone in it, and combined with built in lenses it creates a 3D VR effect. It even has NFC support. Pretty cool, and you can get your own (unofficial version) for $20.

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Using A Candle To Power A Projector

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This fun mod was sent in to Hackaday. A guy found a projector in the trash, got it to work. and while he’s waiting for the LED’s to arrive he tried using a candle as lightsource. And it worked, well to some degree.

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