Kevin Velazquez

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Abstract VFX Shapes Do Wonders in This Dazzling Video by Universal Everything

The designers behind Radiohead’s 2014 audiovisual app, Polyfauna, return with a new batch of futuristic ideas.<p><i>Screens of the Future</i> takes a slick design into the future of the digital world through short bursts of animation, featuring surreal sequences and shapes. The visually arresting series …

Below: the story behind Xbox One's biggest little indie game

Dark Souls meets tilt shift photography in the latest project from respected Toronto developer Capybara Games – and it’s a big deal for Microsoft’s console<p>In the early 1980s, two computer science students Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman released a program on to the University of California’s Unix …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

Microsoft Simulator Brings Quantum Computing One Step Closer to the Masses

On Friday, Microsoft is releasing simulation software that it says will let academics, scientists, or even do-it-yourself eggheads simulate quantum …

Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

DUBLIN -- If Bolt Threads has its way, the clothes of the future could be made from synthetic fibres similar to the web fired from Spider-Man's wrists. How's that for wearable technology?<p>Imagine for a moment that someone from the 1950s time-travelled to today. They would no doubt be astounded by …

Gravity Rush 2 confirmed for North America

After showing <i>Gravity Rush 2</i> at Sony's PlayStation press conferences in Tokyo and Paris, Sony confirmed today that the PlayStation 4 sequel to <i>Gravity Rush</i> will also come to North America.<p>SCEA had previously confirmed a North American release of <i>Gravity Rush Remastered</i>, the PS4 update of the 2012 …

Build a Device That Can Crack Master Combination Locks in Under 30 Seconds

We’ve shown you a calculator that can help you crack a master combination lock before, but this device will do all the work for you in under 30 …

DARPA's ICARUS Project Aims to Build Disappearing Drones

There's always a danger on the battlefield of one side's equipment falling into the hands of the other — at least, until DARPA's ICARUS project succeeds in making equipment that vanishes into thin air when no longer needed.<p>Short for (believe it or not) Inbound Controlled Air-Releasable …

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

Cyberpunk 2077 Is "Far, Far Bigger Than The Witcher 3" Says Dev

Developer CD Projekt Red has described it's upcoming sci-fi role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 as much larger than it's recently released fantasy RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Speaking to MCV UK in an interview, visual effects artist Jose Teixeira said, "Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else …

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.89from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

Turing’s ‘Dark Wyvern’ up for preoder, comes with Armor case enabling 60GHz data transfers

If you have been following the Turing Phone you know the regular version of the device will begin shipping on December 11. We have given the Turing Phone the hands-on treatment and know what to expect from it, but Turing Robotic Industries is throwing in a little something extra for those of you …

Alan Turing

Wind-powered motorcycle for a Mad Max world

Fossil fuels aren't going to last forever.<p>Come the days of scarcity, hopefully we won't be living in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland warring viciously over the few resources left -- and hopefully we'll be a little more prepared, with sustainable replacements for the fossil-fueled technology we …

24M: A Breakthrough In Lithium-Ion Battery Technology?

This morning, Cambridge, Mass.-based battery company 24M emerged from stealth mode after four-and-a-half years of improving its technology and lining up investors and strategic partners.<p>24M brings two new things to the table with its semisolid lithium ion battery: the technology itself, which is …

Clean Energy

Dying white blood cells filmed for the first time

Dying white blood cells have been captured on film for the first time, showing them alerting their neighbouring cells to their plight.<p>Scientists from …

Samsung reveals plans for new mirror and transparent OLED displays

Samsung has unveiled its new mirror and transparent OLED displays in Hong Kong, and from the sound of it, the company has big plans for both of them. While the event has only showcased the screens as ad billboards and as a virtual necklace stand, Samsung believes they have bigger uses in the future …

Engineers have built a computer of water droplets to better manipulate matter

A team of bioengineers have created a computer that runs on water droplets. It’s not going to replace any of your gadgetry, but the goal is to use the logic behind a computer network to control and manipulate physical matter.<p>Essentially, very small droplets of water—carrying any number of chemical …

Nanotech

Holus Is A Tabletop Device That Turns Digital Media Into A 3D Hologram

Launched on Kickstarter this morning, Holus is a tabletop device that converts digital content into a 3D hologram. Created by H+ Technologies out of Vancouver, the campaign has nearly doubled its goal of $40,000 in its first 2 hours.<p>Don’t expect to use this to summon Obiwan with a seven-inch image …

Augmented Reality

Injectable, Flexible Mesh Picks Up Activity In Mouse Brains

Like a neural wiretap that could someday modify the brain<p>Ever since scientists figured out that the brain communicates via electricity, they've been trying to understand it--and manipulate it. Now a team led by researchers from Harvard University has developed an injectable mesh that can pick up …

Thync's mood-changing wearable arrives for $299

How eager are you to calm down (or psych yourself up) at a moment's notice? If the answer is "enough to buy a fairly expensive gadget," your solution is now within reach. Thync has launched its namesake mood-changing wearable at the hefty price of $299. That's a lot to pay simply to feel different, …

Watch A Tiny Origami Robot Crawl, Climb, Swim, and Dissolve

Magnets, that's how it works<p>In just under two minutes, this tiny metallic square will, in sequence: fold itself into a robot, roll away, keep a trajectory as it does a figure eight around two columns, crawl up an arm, push a foam block into a bin, swim, carry a load that weighs twice as much as it …

Robotics

Watch This Super Fast Robo-Roach Launch A Robot Bird

If it runs any faster it will fall apart<p>Ever turned on a light at night in summer and watched roaches scatter, and then subsequently thought, “You know, what I’d really like is if these roaches were both faster and robots”? Well, weird-thought-haver, you are in luck. Made by researchers at UC …

Robotics

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

BioBots Is A 3D Printer For Living Cells

U.S. biotech startup BioBots sits at the intersection between computer science and chemistry. Its debut product, a desktop 3D printer for biomaterials, which was just demoed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY — printing Van Gogh’s ear in replica, no less — combines hardware, software and wetware. …

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

This speaker lights on fire (and it's supposed to)

Your Sonos setup is pretty handy, what with its wireless audio and all that, but you know what it's missing? <i>A mothereffin' open flame that bounces along to your music's beat</i>, that's what. Because seriously, a jammin' stereo is basically useless if it doesn't run the risk of burning down the your …

NASA's 10-Engine Electric Plane Takes Off and Lands Like a Helicopter

NASA researchers took a rather unique prototype aircraft for a spin last week: Greased Lightning, a 10-engine electric plane with rotating wings that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. Vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or VTOL, are not a new idea, but this particular …

Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone

To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies is lost to the ether. Rather than let it all go to waste, this Ohio-based startup claims to have cooked up a way to harness that …

Xiaomi Unveils the $205 Mi 4i, Launching in India Next Week

At its event in India today, Xiaomi announced the Mi 4i. It’s the first Xiaomi phone to see its initial release outside of China, and it costs only $200.<p>It packs an impressive amount of features into its affordable frame: a 5-inch 1080p IPS display coming at 44i ppi, a 13MP megapixel main camera …

Mobile Technology