Have you ever wanted to have superhuman powers? Of course, you have!
Books, film, and VR do a spectacular job at letting us explore the bounds of reality and fiction. For fantasy-loving fans of films like Harry Potter and TV fans of The Magicians and The Witcher, the VR experience Waltz of the Wizard is a must-try. Waltz lets you feel what it’s like to be a wizard with very magical powers.
As part of the gameplay, you’re tasked with crafting new spells which unlock enchanting skills. There are 12 whimsical skills like Fireball, Puppeteer, Giant, Conductor, and Reanimator.
James joined the Haptics Club at noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Not too long ago, all we had was a simple phone pagers that buzzzzzed. The mobile phone has really leveraged that tech and bizzzzzzz, bmmmmm, and buzzzzz’es. Not to mention the delightful low-end brrmmmmmm rumble of gaming controllers.
Today, haptics are used in a wealth of products and industries. The best way to try haptics is hands-on and the best way to learn is to ask an expert, which leads to our next special Haptics Club guest.
On June 16, 2021, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time, the Haptics…
Haptic technology at a glance and where to learn more.
Buzzz. Burrrrr. Hummm. Bizz bizzz. Tactile feedback makes it easy for devices to communicate the digital world to us. For such a tiny component, it helps us in a big way.
Many people associate haptics with the deep rumbling in their gaming controller, from the Xbox Rumble Pack to Sony Playstation 5’s Dual Sense controller. …
The price of Neodymium, the strongest permanent magnet material discovered on the planet, is looking mighty pricy at a five year high. Since the beginning of 2021, Neodymium has increased in price by 14.06%.
Neodymium magnets are in your headphones, cellphone, speakers, computer hard disks, and electric motors like the Tesla’s Model 3.
If you work in tech, consumer electronics, or want to buy any of these products in the future, you should be concerned about this.
Here’s a look at the price of Neodymium over the past 365 days:
This post is a day-by-day update of my experience attending the very first fully online CES.
Like most folks in the tech industry, I’ve been attending CES events for many years. I was amped at the idea of an all-digital CES. It’s the first, after all. Plus, a year without CES blisters is a godsend. What I didn’t want to miss out on is the cool new tech.
If you want the Coles-Cliff Note version, you’ll find that below the day-to-day overviews.
It’s day one of four. …
VR is a fun way to escape into a new world, fight lifesize zombies, go fishing and actually catch things, and create musical jams with friends.
I’m sharing my particular unboxing experience to highlight a few user experience tips and snafus. As well, to plant a flag in writing/YouTube history of it because I believe this really is a monumental time in the VR space and consumer electronics. We’re entering a new phase, where accessibility is opening up, which means big things are ahead for consumers.
1/22/2021 — Since this story was published, quite a few things have changed. It goes without saying that things can change quickly in every facet of our life. Often, when we least expect it or want it. All we can do is be as prepared as possible and hang on for dear life.
Being a TikTok creator is one of those careers that’s difficult to tell parents you want to be, and when successful, it is hard to describe to your family what you do for a living.
You do what now??
The TikTok app is a social media powerhouse…
The ban on China-made apps is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re reading this and you’re a member of a North American startup that has somehow withstood the storm from the pandemic, I tip my hat to you. It’s horrifying how many companies are now out of business, and people are out of work.
I’d love to say things only go up from here, but truthfully, things are going to get even worse before they get better. Similar to a hurricane that has an eerily peaceful eye of the storm.
Coverage from the livestream on July 9, 2020, with Brad Feld and Lucy Sanders via Computer History Museum
Brad is well known for being the founder of TechStars, one of the earliest VC bloggers and coiner of the term “startup community.” For anyone from or in the Bay area, he’s considered Silicon Valley royalty.
More specifically on the blogging side, Brad is a pioneer in demystifying venture capital. Back…
Often explaining VR to someone who has never tried, it ends up sounding more like incoherent fangirling. Explanatory buzzwords like “engaging,” “so-real,” and “like the movies” don’t cut it.
In the exciting moment of describing VR to others, I feel like I come off more like a pushy salesperson over an enthused user and storyteller. You know the kind that verbally bombards you with a list of things, many of which you have no context for or may not even care about.
So, I apologize on behalf of VR users everywhere, in particular those facing people like me trying to…