Hacker Builds Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Style Headset For $50 (video)

If you missed out on purchasing a developer edition of the Kickstarted launched Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, before Facebook acquired the company for a cool $2 billion worth of stock.

You might be interested to know there are alternatives and one industrious hacker has created his very own virtual reality headset in the style of the Oculus Rift for a minimal cost.

DIY Virtual Reality headset

[Read more...]

Apple OS X Beta Seed Program Now Open To The Public

In the past only Apple developers have been able to gain access to the OS X Beta Seed program, but this week Apple has announced they are now opening up the program to all interested parties without the need to pay the $99 developer enrolment fee.

The new OS X Beta Seed program is now available to anyone over the age of 18 with an Apple ID, simply sign in at Apple’s beta registration website and agree to the terms and conditions.

Apple OS X Beta Seed Program

[Read more...]

Star Trek Voyager Bridge, Virtual Reality Demo Now Available For Oculus Rift (video)

Star Treks fans might be interested to know that a new virtual reality demonstration has been released this week that allows you to explore the Star Trek Voyager spacecraft bridge using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Using the Oculus Rift VR headset users are able to interact with the bridge to trigger story events, including a torpedo launch, check it out in the video after the jump.

Star Trek Voyager Bridge

[Read more...]

Oculus Rift Animated Teardown Video Reveals Its Inner Workings

YouTube channel Vsauce has this week published a new video which shows an animated teardown of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, that was recently purchased by Facebook for a cool $2 billion.

It’s still not clear what Facebook is preparing to do with their new virtual reality acquisition, but if you would like to see the internal workings of the Oculus Rift headset then watch the video after the jump to learn more.

Oculus-Rift

[Read more...]

Raspberry Eye Is The Hackers Version Of Google Glass

If the styling of Google’s new Google Glass eyewear is not to your liking and you prefer something a little more hardware inspired that you can build yourself.

You might be interested in the Raspberry Eye which is being built using a see-through display using printed components and cheap off-the-shelf parts and is the brain child of Roman Rolinsky.

Raspberry Eye

[Read more...]

The Making Of Skywind Revealed In New Developer Diary Video

The development team of the highly anticipated Skywind mod that brings together two classic Elder Scrolls games Morrowind and Skyrim, has this week released a new 12 minute development trailer showing the making of the Skywind mod.

The new developer diary video reveals more of the hard work that has been already put into the Skywind mod and delves deeper in to the ambitious plan to move the Morrowind game into the Skyrim games engine.

Skywind-Mod

[Read more...]

Limited Edition Kisai Quasar Silicone Watch (Video)

The guys over at Tokyoflash have just launched their latest geeky watch, a limited edition Kisai Quasar Silicone watch, the previous version of the watch was available in stainless steel.

This new limited edition Kisai Quasar Silicone watch comes with a silicone watch case and strap, the video below explains how you tell the time on this geeky timepiece.

Limited Edition Kisai Quasar Silicone Watch

[Read more...]

QLite Cusomisable DIY Handheld Controller Lets You Control Any Project (video)

Makers or developers that are looking for a handheld controller to be part of their latest project or something they may be building in the future, might be interested in a new DIY handheld controller kit called the QLite.

The QLite DIY handheld controller has been created by Quantum Robotics and has been designed to provide hobbyists, makers and developers with a customisable platform for controlling their creations.

QLite DIY Handheld Controller

[Read more...]

Awesome Portable N64 Controller Style Mod Created (video)

If you enjoy playing Nintendo N64 games but would prefer a more portable handheld games console that allows you to play your favourite games whilst on the move, you might be interested in this very unique and innovative modification.

The Portable N64 is fitted with a 4400mAh at 7.4v battery and a 3.5 inch screen an is capable of being played for upto 4 hours 15 minutes on a single charge. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the Portable N64 construction.

Portable N64

[Read more...]

Life-size Han Solo In Carbonite Available To Buy For $7,000

Star Wars fans that would like to own a life-size replica of Han Solo In Carbonite to use to adorn their pads, are sure to be over-joyed to learn that one is now available for $7,000.

Slideshow Collectables now has the replicas available to purchase and since the Han Solo in Carbonite Life-Size Figure was first unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, fans have be asking waiting patiently for its launch.

Life-size Han Solo In Carbonite

[Read more...]

New Battlestar Galactica Movie To Reinvent The Battlestar Galactica Story

It has been reported this week that Universal is currently in the process of reinventing the science fiction franchise for the popular Battlestar Galactica movies and series.

The new Battlestar Galactica movie which is currently under production is aiming to completely reimagine the Battlestar Galactica story and writer Jack Paglen responsible for movies such as Transcendence has been signed up to write the screenplay.

New Battlestar Galactica Movie

[Read more...]