Timbaland and Swizz Beatz created Verzuz TV to keep us entertained with virtual DJ and MC battles while we’re stuck in pandemic purgatory. Since March, they’ve streamed battles between the likes of Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and DMX, RZA and DJ Premier, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, among others. — Read the rest
But when I heard it played, I realized there’s a loud clack every time a note is sounded. I think it’s produced by the solenoid that’s opening the teeth — but since it sounds like the CLACK of creepy horror teeth, it adds a nicely (and fittingly) crepuscular element to the project. — Read the rest
One of the biggest advantages of electronic paper is that it doesn’t require a constant power source to display a static image. Depending on the application, this can lead to a massive energy savings compared to more traditional display technologies. Of course, the electronics that actually drive the display are …read more
With its upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung is planning to counter one of the differentiating features of Appleâs AirPods Pro (and now AirPods Max): spatial audio. Spatial audio crams an immersive, surround sound-like experience into a set of earbuds or headphones. And it accurately keeps the sound source anchored to your iPhone or iPad, so if you turn your head, youâll notice that the audio stays in front of you. Wherever you move the device, thatâs where itâll sound like the audio track is coming from.
But Samsung seems to be readying its own take on spatial audio. As is becoming oddly common, the companyâs mobile Galaxy Buds app has prematurely spilled some of Samsungâs latest earbud tricks. As noted by 9to5Google, an updated version…
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It isnât every day that makers get to take a $5,000 industrial AI platform to pull off their dream project. Yokogawa, a world leader in industrial automation, reached out to us because they want to see what makers can do with the E-RT3 Plus. After years of seeing incredible projects […]
Any maker who loves their Arduino wishes they had more. Typically though, they don’t simply mean BIGGER. Zach, however, did mean bigger: 12 times bigger! Zach’s giant Arduino is mainly comprised of wood, cnc milled to look like the tiny blue board. A fresh coat of paint and some 3d […]
Back before COVID-19, I was walking through the airport towards the gate when suddenly I remembered a document I wanted to read on the flight but had forgotten to bring along. No worry, I paused for a bit on the concourse, reached into my pocket …read more
It is shockingly hard to find a new movie thatâs interested in an old-fashioned adventure. You know what I mean: the globe-trotting Indiana Jones kind, with riddles to solve and death traps to avoid, featuring a hint of romance and a strange treasure at stake. Thankfully, Lupin III: The First is exactly that. Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki and streaming on-demand, the film is a gorgeously animated romp around the world starring an iconic manga character. Also, some Nazis get their asses handed to them.
Depending on how familiar you are with the manga, The First is either a triumphant return or modern introduction to ArsÃ¨ne Lupin III, one of manga and animeâs most storied characters. Created by artist and writer Monkey Punch…
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NextMind debuted its Dev Kit hardware at CES last year, but the hardware is now actually shipping out, and the startup shared with me the production version to take a test drive. The NextMind controller is a sensor that reads electrical signals from your brain’s visual cortex, and translates those into input signals for a […]
The year 2020 likely kept many of us inside for most of it, and it looks like that situation may last at least into part of 2021. One of the few positives is that many great movies and TV shows were released on streaming services such as Netflix. The streaming service has made available a plethora of movies and TV shows, some original to Netflix.
Netflix currently offers three plans: Basic ($8.99 / month) lets you watch content on one screen at a time; Standard ($13.99 / month) brings it up to two screens and adds HD content; and Premium ($17.99) offers a total of four screens and Ultra HD content.
OnePlus has a new concept phone to show off, which is its way of teasing tech that maybe, just maybe, might make it into one of the companyâs future phones. The OnePlus 8T Concept is a similar phone to the OnePlus 8T that was released a couple months ago, but itâs got a pretty unique rear design that changes color alongside a motion-tracking radar module.
According to OnePlus, this color-changing effect is achieved with a film that contains metal oxide, which sits underneath the phoneâs glass back and changes color as different voltages are applied to it. At its most basic, it could change color to show off the phoneâs notifications, like an incoming phone call, much like the notification light that it has included on its phones in the…
Back in January, OnePlus showed off its first concept phone. The aptly (if plainly) named Concept One sported color-shifting glass, giving the effect of an âinvisible cameraâ on the rear of the device. The concept wasnât particularly useful — if anything it was a fun diversion from boring old phone updates. From that standpoint, the […]
Anyone who’s been paying attention to all of the controversies leading up to the release of the open-world cyberpunk videogame, Cyberpunk 2077 (seven long years in the making) can’t help but be gobsmacked by the disaster of its release.
But, all of pre-release drama and tech issues aside, is it the game-charger of a game that is was tirelessly billed as? — Read the rest
Adobe has released an Arm version of Premiere Pro for macOS, allowing owners of new Apple Silicon M1 Macs to run the video editing software natively. The program is still very much in beta for now, however, and the Adobe post announcing its availability lists a host of known bugs and missing features. News of its release was spotted by The 8-Bit, and MacRumors adds that Adobeâs Premiere Rush and Audition have also been updated to run on the new machines.
Adobe says itâs porting Premiere Proâs features over in phases, starting with its core editing functions and workflows, as well as popular codecs like H.264, HEVC, and ProRes. Third-party integrations will need to be updated by their respective developers to work on Apple Silicon. Adobe…
At one end of the synthesizer world, there stands commercial instruments designed for the ultimate in sound quality and performance, tailored to the needs of professional musicians. On the other, there are weird, wacky prototypes and artistic builds that aim to challenge our conception of what a synth should be. …read more