Jim Hensons Saber-Tooth Puppet “Smilodon Fatalis”

the studio of Jim Henson (Muppets) built a sabertooth cat for Page museum “Tar Pits” exhibition and it looks amazing, two puppeteers are required to control the SaberTooth cat, one is inside it and the other remotely controls the head, its a technological and Art challenge to make this cat realistic and accurate for the museum exhibition.

 

for more information on the puppet and how it was made check out the page on the Jim Henson Studio Page “Creature Shop” [Here]

Posted in Animals, art, Robots, Science, Technology, video

Parrot Max Jumping Drone Review

so Parrot comes in again with another cool drone, this time I got the Parrot Jumping Max drone, this is a two wheeled drone with jumping capabilities.

and like my previous review drone, this jumping max is controlled by the Parrot Freeflight app.

the controls take a bit to learn and get used to and Parrot provides tutorials from within the app or you can easily search them on YouTube for tips and tricks.

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Posted in Android, Geeks, Reviews, Robots, Toys

Bad Video Game Music

Not all video game music is good.

even though you argue its all about taste, but in a previous post (Here) I shared the importance of video game music as made by the Redbull documentary series “Diggin’ in the Carts” however as the gaming industry grows and expands, some examples of really bad music eventually pop up, the following is a list of examples of terrible music.

 

Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood: Central City

this is a Sonic RPG style game, made by Bioware and was planned to start a series of games in this genre, however plans were dropped because the game was not received well and Bioware was acquired by EA and they probably decided to make better games.

 

Yoshi’s New Island: The Yoshi Clan

this game is based on the orignal Yoshi’s Island on the SNES, the game is designed to look like a child themed game, with the unique visuals and music made using weird onises. the art style really fails the classic platform game by nintendo and the soundtrack is especially bad in this game.

the Yoshi Clan is an especially bad short track and it has sort of become a meme, there’s a 10 hour version of this.

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Posted in Funny, Games, Geeks, Music

Kids in cosplay

both Awesome and Adorable.

Geek parents are awesome. ^-^

Posted in Geeks, video

Finger snapping Super Mario

just like the title says, this guy can play Super Mario theme without any instruments, just his fingers

 

 

you might think you have seen it all, but not really.

Posted in Geeks, Music, video

Nvidia’s CES 2016 GTX 900 Series Gaming bundle

since CES is this week, the news started pouring in, and as many players in the industries are showing off the latest tech and setting the bar and the tone for the consumer technologies this year and into the future.

 

Today NVIDIA announced that the upcoming PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider®, from Crystal Dynamics® and Square Enix®, will be bundled with select GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards and notebooks.

From today until February 16 gamers who purchase a GeForce GTX 970 or above add-in card or a notebook with a GeForce GTX 970M, 980M or 980 will receive a free copy of the game.

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Posted in Games, Technology, Trailers

Gym Wildlife [NSFW 16+]

because now is the season of going to gym, for this year.

Posted in video

How To Make the Perfect Cappuccino

This is a video by Munchies channel, part of the Vice network on YouTube.

I really love the care for details on making something that seems so simple, and the skills and technical terms are really cool too.

coffee people will love this. xD

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Zik 3 headphone by Parrot

 

 

I’m a fan of Parrot products, I have been using some of their products for a few years and I have always wanted this headset since the first generation Zik but it has always been a bit out of my price range, so I was happy to hear about the 3rd generation Zik, which probably means its successful.

so I have a few things to share straight from Parrot middle east on the:

Zik 3 is the newest generation of Parrot’s wireless music and telephone headset, designed by Starck.
Zik 3.0 works with all smartphones, tablets, Apple Watch and Android Wear
In a class of its own, Zik reinvents itself with new colors, improved design, wireless charging, high fidelity sound quality with a USB, and smart noise cancelling.

Completely wireless and hyper-intuitive Bluetooth & NFC connections: Parrot Zik 3 is compatible with all mobile phones available on the market and accepts a variety of music sources (audio via Bluetooth and through a three-point mini jack cable for the connection to all audio and video systems, like those available in planes.) Parrot Zik 3 also features integrated NFC technology for easy pairing.

The headphones come with:
1 Li-Ion battery (830mAh) 1 USB/micro USB cable
1 three-point mini jack 3 cable 1 protective pouch
1 quick start guide

for more information please check this blog entry by Parrots official blog <here>

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Amazing Minecraft Stick Figure animation

This is an animated clip involving a group of stick figure characters doing Minecraft related things, it includes some awesome battle scenes and Minecraft fans would definitely love the elements of Minecraft in this context.

this is the work of Alan Becker, for more click here for his channel

Posted in Games, video Tagged with: , , , ,

Nvidia GeForce Experience Update

about a month ago, Nvidia released a big software update to the Gefore Experience.

and two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a conference with Ben Berraondo, Head of Consumer EMEA at NVIDIA.

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Posted in Article, Games, Geeks, Technology

Real Lightsaber Battle, kinda.

in anticipation to the new Episode of StarWars movie, a duo from a lightsaber battle school did a public show of a Jedi vs Sith lord battle, both are extremely skilled in the art of lightsaber battle and the footage is taken during the Russian Fencing Senior World Championships Moscow 2015.

this video is amazing and the fight doen’t contain any CGI, just skills and lightsaber toys. [Source]

Posted in Geeks, video Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Artists Assembly gathering

this is great news, a group of artists in Kuwait who are friends and acquaintances over social media decided to gather and the first one was successful enough so they decided to do it again, I was lucky enough to attend both meetups/gatherings to socialize with other people interested in art and maybe get some notes and advice from other artists.

the event took place last saturday (7th Nov. 2015) and hopefully there will be more such events, check the Artists Assembly account if you want to attend the next one, I would love to meet more artists and share experiences with the local artists here, keep in mind that all artists are welcome regardless of age or level.

UrbanQ8 made a video on the event featuring Adel the creator of the gathering.

 

the group of artists consists mostly of geeky artists and anime fans etc. and here is the list of awesome people I met in no particular order:

Posted in art, Article, Kuwait, Local News, video

Daft Punk – Derezzed Guitar Cover (Tron)

Posted in Music, video

Bike Accident with a happy ending

this guy has a go pro on his helmet and a guy ran a redlight and hit him, he destroyed the bike but the guy landed on his feet, amazing video.

Posted in video

World’s Greatest Drag Race by MotorTrend

Motor Trend channel does this for the 4th year in a row, racing a group of sports cars and comparing them.

this years cars are:

  • Mercedes AMG GT S
  • Bentley Continental GT3-R
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Cadillac ATS-V
  • Volkswagen Golf R
  • Porsche Cayman GT4
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 S
  • Lexus RC F
  • Cadillac CTS-V

now the drag race may not be fair or equal but it sure is a treat to watch some of the best current cars being raced.

Posted in cars, Vehicles, video

[Repost] Glowforge: Democratizing Laser Cutting with an Inexpensive, Easy to Use Machine

the following article was reposted from Core77, link to the original is found at the bottom.

For many would-be makers, there are barriers aplenty that can keep one from realizing one’s dreams. One of the first barriers is not having access to the right tools—the welding rig, 3D printer, laser cutter etc. that you need for your project—or the know-how to work one. But thankfully companies like Glowforge are ready to step in and become barrier removers, by designing better, cheaper tools that are easier to use than their forebears.

Glowforge is currently democratizing laser cutting by designing an affordable, easy-to-use laser cutter/printer that takes clever advantage of software. By integrating affordable smartphone cameras linked to software, their machine enables you to do things like draw directly on your part and have the laser trace-cut it (once you’ve removed your hand, naturally). The hassles of part alignment are all done on the screen of your smart device, rather than on the physical bed of the machine, giving you a WYSIWYG interface that reduces errors. And they reckon that their eponymous machine can rival a $10,000-plus laser cutter, but for just under two grand

Personalized hardwood skin for Macbook Pro / Print Time: 19min / Material Cost: $9.00

Plywood iPhone stand / Print Time: 42min / Material Cost: $12.00

Walnut veneer Macbook keyboard caps / Print Time: 33min / Material Cost: $12.00

Stacked contrasting pen holder / Print Time: 29min / Material Cost: $8.00

Engraved glass spice jars / Print Time: 9min / Material Cost: $10.00

Kip leather custom satchel / Print Time: 133min / Material Cost: $58.00

Take a look at some of the things they’ve produced:

Check out how easy this looks to use:

Here’s a more in-depth video, for those of you interested in the technology behind it, and some of the early successes that drove company founder Dan Shapiro to develop the machine:

For the next 26 days, they’re taking pre-orders for the machine at an astonishing 50% off (i.e. the $4,000 model is going for $1,995), with shipping scheduled for December of this year. Demand is apparently strong: In the four days since the sale began, they’d racked up $3,052,002 in sales!

original Article Link [Here]

Posted in Article, Blog, Science, Technology, video

flying in a Drone

this is an amazing project, the idea was to make a super drone that could fly a person, though I think a drone by definition is an unmanned machine. but anyway the specs are: 54 counter-rotation propellers, six grouped control channels with KK2.15 stabilization. Take off weight 148kg, max lift, approx. 164kg. Endurance10 minutes. Power approx. 22KW. Cost £6,000

I love the crazy Idea and I would love to see more flying machines using Drone technology.

Posted in Technology, video

الحلقة الاولى من افتح يا سمسم 2015

افتح يا سمسم هو برنامج تربوي من انتاج عربي و هو النسخة العربية من برنامج  شارع السمسم و يعود تاريخ افتح يا سمسم لعام 1979 بعد تكوين مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربي و تأسيس مؤسسة البرامج المشتركة لدول الخليج العربي حيث قامت المؤسسة بانتاج أجزاء عديدة للمسلسل امتدت فترة عرضها الى عام 1990 و توقفت بسبب أحداث الغزو العراقي على دولة الكويت و بعد ذلك الغيت الحلقات المتبقية المخططة لذلك العام .أما حاضراً وفي عام 2010 قررت إدارة التعليم في مجلس التعاون اعادة البرنامج و أن يبدأ أنتاج الجزء الرابع من يناير 2015 على أن يتم بثه في العام نفسه.
و تناولت مصادر الأخبار قبل عدة أسابيع عن انتاج و إعلان المسلسل و بالفعل في تاريخ 7-9-2015 تم رفع الحلقة الاولى من النسخة العربية لإفتح يا سمسم و نشرها في قناتهم على اليوتوب, و هنا في الأسفل الحلقة الأولى من الجزء الرابع للمسلسل بعد توقفه لأكثر من 25 عاماً

للمزيد من المعلومات يمكنك متابعة قناة اليوتوب  الخاصة بالمسلسل هنا أو انظر مقالة أفتح يا سمسم على الموسوعه الحرة ويكيبيديا هنا

Posted in Local News, video

Game of Thrones: The Musical

this documentary style comedy sketch with “Game of Thrones” characters is hilarious and brilliant, I was shocked to see this video is only 4 months old and about 13 million views, if you Love game of thrones you will love this.

here’s your Spoiler Warning: please make sure you are up to date as some jokes may spoil the story for you.

what’s ur favorite song in that musical? I thought Kit Harrington was the best xD

Posted in Funny, video

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