I’ve an old Sony Vaio as my laptop. It’s ancient and has Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 installed on it during its life and while it’s struggling now two of my original decision factors for it were spot on. At the time, the Sony Vaio was one of the lightest around, given that […]
These helmets are clever Star Wars tech! Created for a Hackmaster competition these helmets allow whoever is wearing them to communicate with each other. The rest of us just hear Star Wars droid bleepling.
Steamwork fans and inventors should be aware of Paris-based designer Pierre Jean Tardiveau. He makes some incredible ‘scopes. We’re talking about polariscopes, callikryptoscopes and devices like the Juipter Pendulum. The image above is of a wonderful looking steampunk lamp and the videos below will show you how clever Tardiveau’s creations are. This is steampunk science.
[Show me more!] This lamp, designed by Viviana Furlantetto, is called the Yorick Skull Lamp and I want one. Yorick is handmade in Italy, ceramic and fitted with a fabric flex. I think it would the perfect lamp for any evil GM to scribble notes to or, of course, for any horror writer. The skull […]
You can now walk into a room, say “Alexa play Spotify” and Amazon’s internet of things offering to the smart home will obey your instruction. Okay, you need to be in the US and need to have a Spotify Premium account. Alexa’s new integration supports Spotify Connect so you can transfer and control the listening […]
Today’s “wearable” talk seems to be all about smartwatches, fitness bands and the occasional VR headpiece. Haven’t we forgotten something important? Something incredible? Something like these wearable steampunk lanterns from Harlots and Angels. Steampunk Cthulhu warding lantern I want this one Steampunk kraken glowing lantern Show me moar Steampunk Elder Sign lantern I demand access […]
Show me moar! You can change the colour this bottle shaped light glows at by tapping it. If you want then you can leave it alone to gently fade through all the colours it has. I couldn’t think of a better lamp for the tabletop gaming table. Maybe the GM could use the colours the […]
Hololens is Microsoft’s augmented reality solution. I imagine it’s easy to say “so what” to tech like that but this little video makes some of the use cases pretty clear. Imagine watching Netflix without having a TV or even a screen handy. Why stop at just watching TV? Why not play a whole computer game […]
Here’s a safe bet – Star Wars toys will be all the rage this Christmas. I was pondering Star Wars gifts for my godson and his brother but wasn’t sure if they’d seen the films. After all; The Phantom Menace came out in 1999. That’s 16 years ago and neither boy is 16. As it happens […]
Sit back and watch New Shepard, 110,000 LBs of thrust, mach 3.72, 100 KM in height and a perfect landing. The company Blue Origin is owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and they’ve just become the first to create a reusable space rocket. The space vehicle (can we call it a spaceship?) is called the New Shepard […]