Sony to Unveil an Oculus Rift Competitor at GDC Next Month
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 21, 2014 under Gaming, News, Tech
If you've listened to any of our podcasts, you may have heard us talk about (and get excited over) the Oculus Rift VR headset. The initial impressions from people who have used the device are extremely exciting, and some of the original content being produced for it is as well. But now the device may be seeing competition from Sony. For ... more.
The 5 Best Ways to Stream Netflix at Home
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 13, 2014 under Featured, Lists, Tech
This morning Lucasfilm announced that the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be a Netflix exclusive in the US. While there are a lot of people who have Netflix (even more subscribers than HBO at one count), there are still others who haven't jumped on the $8 a month streaming service. Now that Star Wars is heading to Netflix those people may finally have the reason to sign up, and t... more.
Video of Arthur C. Clarke Predicting the Modern Computer in 1974
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 27, 2013 under News, Science, Tech, Videos
Many say that Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey predicted pretty accurately what space flight would be like. As one of the biggest science fiction writers of the 20th Century, Clarke was one of those who was inventing the future years before it would be realized. And now there's a video of him from 1974 predicting how computers would be used today. The video below comes from an ABC Austr... more.
Netflix Will Stream 4K Content
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 20, 2013 under News, Tech
On our last podcast we talked about how Netflix is now streaming their "SuperHD" stuff to everyone, not just the lucky few on Google fiber. This is 1080p content that, while not at the same bitrate as a Blu-Ray, delivers comparable picture quality. It completely destroys the heavily compresse... more.
How to Know if Your TV Supports HDMI-CEC Controls for PS4 Remote Controls
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 21, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
[caption id="attachment_29885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Most TVs support the ability to control the PS4 via the normal remote...[/caption]Yesterday, via the Polygon Twitter bout, a lot of people learned how you can use the HDMI-CEC function on your television to control the PS4 interfac... more.
The Death of the Xbox? Paul Allen Wants MS to Sell Off the Games Division
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 1, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
With the upcoming launch of the Xbox One, everyone is focused on the new Entertainment Platform Microsoft is releasing at the end of November. However, those who follow Microsoft should be well aware of the issues going on with the company at a high level, with Steve Ballmer on the way out and investors frothing at the mouth for some pretty drastic changes. Earlier this week, in our more.
Call of Duty: Ghosts May be Confirmed at 720p on Xbox One…
17 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on October 25, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
[caption id="attachment_29369" align="aligncenter" width="600"] It doesn't look good for the Xbox One version of Ghosts...[/caption] UPDATE 10/16: Further confirmation of a cover-up regarding the Xbox One resolution has been added to the bottom of this article. The other day a rumor broke out that Call of Duty: Ghosts would be running at a much lower, much more "current gen" resolution, on t... more.
Valve Teases the ‘Steam Box’
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 20, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
For a long time it's been rumored that Valve is working on a Linux-based set-top box to play Steam games on your big screen TV. Some prototypes of this "Steam Box" have been seen at various trade shows, and it at the time looked like a small form factor PC. Valve has been working on a TV interface for Steam, which launched a little while ago as the Big Picture mode. Now it looks like we're clos... more.
Sony Crushes Apple TV/Roku/Boxee Devices With the PS VitaTV
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 9, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
Small, set-top box, media streaming devices are quickly helping people cut the cable cord due to them allowing media streaming on their big screen TV. Apple's small Apple TV has been popular, but there's also the Roku, Boxee, and Google just entered the fray with their low-price Chrome Cast (which requires a USB port on your TV). Now Sony has thrown the gauntlet down with their own device, only th... more.
Elon Musk Becomes Tony Stark and Designs a Rocket
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 5, 2013 under News, Science, Tech
Recently, Elon Musk announced that he has created a way to design a rocket engine for SpaceX by moving his hands in the air; just like Tony Stark in Iron Man. Today he released a video showing off how they can design an engine from wireframe concept all the way to nearly the final thing just by moving their hands in a 3D virtual environment. The funny thing about this is that Tony Stark in the ... more.