With the opening round of Wimbledon, one of professional tennis's four major tournaments, beginning on Monday, Snapchat is serving up an augmented reality tennis mini-game.
This was taken with my I phone. Unfortunately it's the only camera I had with me at the time.
Summer is in full swing, but after a few weeks hitting the beach every day, grabbing a bite to eat at Mike's Surf and Turf, and then catching up on "Twilight: Eclipse" in the sand can get, well, pretty redundant.
So you want to get your legs in shape quickly? The drill demonstrated in this how-to video is not only fun, but just a bit challenging and a great way to work your legs without injuring your knees. Supporting extra weight trains your feet to become a productive part of your swimming. Watch this video swimming tutorial and learn how to practice a double medicine ball eggbeater drill to improve leg strength.
"Soul Man" was one of the biggest hits of 1967, and still holds its ground in success. Sam & Dave's hit single, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, will forever live on in the music world, and through you… if you play bass. This video is a beginner's lesson to bass guitar, which teaches you how to play the baseline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, with the baseline perfected by Duck Dunn. This is a good bass line for beginners who've played for a bit to get their fingers around.
After you purchase your first car in Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3, you'll unlock the National B License Tests. The first one (B-1) is a stopping challenge, and if you want to learn how to get the gold trophy, this video gives a perfect example of how to get it.
If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge?
Microsoft's Kinect is gaining popularity with Xbox 360 owners, but what's really more fun? Playing games with this revolutionary hands-free gaming device or gutting the sucker to see what it's all about? We'll take the latter choice.
How comfortable are you with designing products in SketchUp? Maybe you need a bit more practice? Why not try your hand at this SketchUp modeling challenge. Mike Tadros hosts a tutorial on how to best model a lantern in SketchUp.
The first couple of months of learning a new instrument are often the most challenging - and boring. That's because rather than focusing on pounding out songs, you're instead practicing chord progressions, major and minor scales, and finger work.
Now you've got a little bit of a fortress going, and it's time to continue building your infrastructure. This video will show you how to build bedrooms, farms, and stairs.
Origami seems super complicated if you're just starting out. After all, with projects like 30-sided modular spheres and magic cubes, it's easy to find your beginner level crane a bit pathetic.
Market Reality: AR Goes to Court as Meta Infringement Case Unfolds & Epic Games Takes on Nreal for Trademark
Reading the augmented reality news lately has felt a bit like reading a John Grisham novel, as the business side of things has dripped with legal drama.
This is an easy exercise you can even do at home - all you need is a weight or dumbbell and a few chairs or similar low table to exercise on. This is a bit more challenging than a traditional exercise, but the results are worth it! Always keep your back straight.
If you're looking to add a bit of a challenge to Batman: Arkham Asylum, then you might want to try and locate all of Joker's teeth. Their not literally his teeth, but the chatttering kind. There are a lot of teeth in the game, so good luck finding them and enjoy the video!
Getting children under the age of 6 to do anything is a bit of a challenge, especially when you have a bunch of them in one place. This video teaches one great technique for youth sports coaches to motivate the kids, playing Simon Says. A simple game, but one that has great teaching potential when applied to a youth soccer practice, or any other youth sports practice. Can be used on older kids as well, but perhaps less effectively.
Apply a bit of moisture to your palm and you can magically lift a coin off a table. It's a great trick for any bar bet. Try out the "coin lift" magic trick and challenge your friends.
Ready for a 3D origami challenge? This video will show you how to create a 3D origami tiger. For the tiger's nose and eyes you'll need more than just paper, and the video will show you how to create them from just a drop of hot glue. Don't worry, the worst kind of bite you'll get from this big cat is a paper cut.
The first License Tests in Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3 to unlock are the National B License Tests. Once you've unlocked them (which can be done by simply purchasing a car) you can start playing the challenges. This video will show you how to get the gold trophy on the third one (B-3).
So we have to admit something. We're not entirely sure what this project is. It looks like one of those Sweedish straw ornaments you hang on the tree during Christmas, but then again it could also just be an abstract representation of the sun.
Mapping the camera properly in 3DS Max is, like doing most things in 3DS Max, a bit of a challenge but very rewarding when you get it right. This six-part video will teach you how to use Photoshop and 3DS Max together to create a simple animation of a title and some punching bags with proper camera mapping, using Photoshop to prepare an image for manipulation and 3DS Max to do the manipulating.
Two minutes on TikTok is all it takes to learn that Renegade is a huge deal. The song and the dance combined are a viral trend that shows no sign of stopping. Feeling left out? Let's change that. You can learn the entire dance in just 20 seconds.
If you ever need to spice up a party, drinking games can really get things started quickly. The objectives are generally to complete tasks or challenges, but it's really all a thinly-veiled excuse for increasing everyone's alcohol intake in a hurry while testing levels of inebriation.
A trip to the movies simply isn't complete without a nice big tub of buttery popcorn. Salty and crunchy, it's the perfect complement to the much more sugary treats offered at movie theater concession stands, and tastes great when washed down with a can of Coke.
if you're looking for a little bit more of a challenge in the game Darksiders, then check out this tutorial. In the video, you'll be finding out how to find all ten pieces to the Abyssal Armor. This armor is much different than War's original armor and is much stronger and gives life on all attacks. It doesn't need to be collected to win the game, but it helps make your character stronger.
It's time for another achievement video and another chance for you to show your stuff. In the game Alpha Protocol, you'll be going up against enemies with guns, who are trying to kill you and end the game. But something a bit more challenging that you might face are the women.
Replacing tech gear can be a bit challenging, especially when you have no idea of what you're doing. Sometimes opening things like video game consoles, mp3 players, etc. the warranties can easily be voided. In this tutorial, find out how to easily replace a Nintendo Wii DVD drive. But again, be aware that this may void your warranty and prevent you from getting it fixed from Nintendo themselves. Enjoy!
We're a few weeks away from the fireworks associated with New Year's celebrations, but that doesn't mean you can't start a little early — in augmented reality.
Market Reality: Microsoft & Lenovo See Differing Results from AR Headsets, WaveOptics Preps Next-Gen Smartglasses
The price tag for the Microsoft HoloLens might be out of range for the average consumer's budget, but for enterprises, like BAE Systems, adopting the AR headset is yielding a return on the investment. And for those with even slimmer wallets, Best Buy just made the Lenovo Mirage, part of the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges package, more affordable.
When it comes to platform games on mobile, endless runners are some of the hardest to play since they can go on seemingly forever. There's always room for improvement since your goal is to beat your previous score (or someone else's high score). But which endless running games are worth your time?
While playing Fortnite Battle Royale, you may have noticed a few players wearing different outfits or using fancy dance moves. These are cosmetic items that can only be obtained by unlocking them. However, unlocking items in Fortnite is a little different than many free-to-play games.
After spending a good portion of 2017 teasing us with images and bits of news, Lenovo, in a partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, has finally released its Mirage AR headset along with the Star Wars: Jedi Challenge game collection.
Zenge came to my attention as a free game on the Google Play store — it will remain free until midnight, so anyone catching this review on the 25th, download it ASAP — but I imagine it would be worth the typical $0.99.
Job interview success can be a difficult thing to measure. Is confidence a job-winning trait? Or were the interviewer's questions not answered as fully as they had hoped? Maybe you weren't sure how your big, happy smile went over with such a formal setting.
Origami by its nature injects a bit of magic into its incredibly tangled, convoluted folds and motifs that turn a flat sheet of paper into a living, breathing creature/work of art.
Whether you call it the foot shake or foot dance, videos of people tapping their feet together have been and still are blowing up all over TikTok. If you want to get in on the action but can't follow along with all of the fast-paced TikToks, we'll slow it down a bit for you and a friend.
News: Epic Games Files Legal Action to Stop Augmented Reality Startup Nreal from Using Name in the US
Augmented reality startup Nreal was a hit at this month's CES event, with some even calling the device a worthy challenger to the Magic Leap One.
Well, we have some potentially good news for those wanting to experience Magic Leap. The ultra-secretive company seems to be planning a big year in 2017.
This is the first installment in a new series that I am calling "Hacker Hurdles." These are things, methods, techniques that make our job as hackers more challenging and difficult. Don't misunderstand me, these items don't make our task impossible, but rather more challenging and, therefore, more gratifying when we are successful. One of the most important new hurdles for hackers is DEP and ASLR. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) are designed to pre...
Market Reality: Magic Leap One Tested as Office Companion, Nreal Releases SDK, & Apple Files for AR Navigation Patent
Now that we've had our hands on the Magic Leap One for almost a year and early adopter developers have had the opportunity to publish apps for the AR headset, it's time to see how it stands up against the rigors of a day at the office. We did just that, and we wrote about it!