News: Proof-of-Concept HoloTire App Shows How Much People Are Going to Love Shopping in Mixed Reality

We've already seen plenty of shopping potential for mixed reality headsets, from holographic car showrooms to trying on clothes and picking out furniture. Very few of those ideas have been put into actual practice, but we're getting closer, and consulting firm Valorem is making headway. They created HoloTire for the Microsoft HoloLens to demonstrate the advantage of experiencing a product in mixed reality. I'm hard-pressed to think of a more boring product to put on a holographic pedestal tha...

News: HoloSuit Proof of Concept Uses Full Body Motion to Control the HoloLens

Here at NextReality, we talk a lot about the many different ways of controlling holograms in the HoloLens and other augmented and mixed reality devices; New and creative ways are coming more and more every day. Most recently is something called the HoloSuit. In the 25-second clip below, you can see a woman moving the arm of a jacket which in turn moves a 3D model of Darth Vader on the screen. It's a simple idea with big potential.

News: Smart Home Proof of Concept Uses a Raspberry Pi to Control Air Conditioner with HoloLens

Empea Berlin, a Germany-based company specializing in augmented, mixed, and virtual reality software, released a Facebook video a few months back showing off their experiments in smart home technology. Using a Raspberry Pi and a HoloLens unit, they were able to make a virtual remote control for an air conditioning unit. The remote is complete with various modes, temperature controls, timers, and other features. There have been no updates on this project since they first showed it off, but hop...

Video: PokéLens—A HoloLens Concept Game with Project Downloads

Ready to finally play some Pokémon on your HoloLens? Here is your chance! KennyWdev has released a video showing off his newest build of PokéLens, a Pokémon clone for the HoloLens similar to Pokémon GO. In the video, you get to see two Pokémon battle it out on what appears to be an office floor. Apparently, Pikachu is "super effective." This coincidentally appeared online the same day that another developer, Sky Zhou, showed off his Smash Brothers-style Pokémon game.

How To: Build an Evasive Shell in Python, Part 1: Introduction & Concepts

Hello, everyone. Stealth is a large part of any successful hack; if we don't get noticed, we're much less likely to be caught. In these next few articles, we'll be building a shell based on keeping us hidden from a firewall. There are many ways to stay hidden from a firewall, but we'll only be incorporating a couple into our shell. This article will outline and explain these evasion concepts and techniques.

How To: Create concept maps in Inspiration 8

This tutorial on the companion Tech Ease for Mac site shows you how to use Inspiration to create concept maps that help you brainstorm and organize your ideas. The movies were recorded on a Mac, but Inspiration is a cross-platform program so the steps shown should work on the Windows version of the program as well. Watch and learn how to use Inspiration to create concept maps.

How To: Draw a concept sketch for fashion design

This video shows us the method to draw a fashion concept sketch. You must show the figure of the person you are drawing. You can draw the figure wearing a scarf you have designed. You can draw the flowers on it. A lot of sketches are very long. There are a lot of vertical lines and plates in the sketch. There are long legs at the bottom of the sketch. The parts of the body are not in human proportion. You can draw bracelets and a purse in the sketch. The sketch would be finished with color, v...

How To: Use the Wipeout Riff concept

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to use the Wipeout Riff concept. This is Season 3, Episode 8, called "The Wipeout Riff Concept". With this lesson and a bit of practice, improve your guitar playing skills by learning to use this Wipeout Riff concept.

How To: Calculate and understand the concept of molar mass

Two college students; Kevin Martin and Joey Smokey introduce the concept of Molar Mass. They start of by explaining what molar mass is, which is the relationship of a mole and a gram, it totals up the weight(in g)of a molecule. An example: say you have this compound, Sodium phosphate (Na3PO4). You know you have three sodium atoms, one phosphorus atom, and four oxygen atoms. You basically find the weight of each atom, if you have three sodium atoms, you multiply it's atomic mass by 3 (the numb...

How To: Draw a two point perspective concept

Miandza teaches you how to draw a two point perspective concept. You start with a horizontal line. Draw a vertical line in the middle and starting from that, create a rhombus. Add more vertical lines at equal distance from one another. Also create a smaller rhombus in the middle and add parallel lines to the diagonal ones. Start creating boxes when the lines intersect and use a darker color to make them visible. Continue to add parallel boxes in all directions, using the lines as help. In the...

How To: Draw a multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vertical line and the remaining lines drawn are on an angle and rectangles which are worked in to the video to achieve the final results of a multi- point perspective.

News: Concept App HoloTwin Uses Holograms to Control Real World Objects

Spending time in a holographic environment brings the virtual world to life, but it doesn't actually create much interaction with your physical environment. So Daenet created a concept app called HoloTwin to demonstrate how holograms and real-world devices can interact with one another. While very simple, HoloTwin uses a holographic light bulb as a virtual switch for an actual, physical LED light. While you wouldn't want to strap on the HoloLens every time you wanted to adjust the lighting in...

How To: Survive in Minecraft

Minecraft is a game that snuck up on the gaming community and set a wild fire bigger than the ones in California! Even though it's not even done and still in Alpha phase, reviewers are already reviewing it, and people are jumping on board. The game itself is based around a basic concept: survive, craft, build, conquer. You play the only man in the world who starts with nothing, during the day, it's safe and you can mine and harvest material, but at night, creatures come out, including Zombies...

How To: Draw Joker from Batman for manga & comics

Check out this video to learn how to draw and sketch the Joker from Batman for manga, cartoon and comics. Learn how to draw the male villain character, the Joker, in this Step by Step video tutorial. Learn from basic sketching to finish drawing quick concept for comics cartoon illustration, manga, anime, and figure drawing.

How To: Practice proper gaming etiquette playing online in Black Ops and other games

The concept of video game etiquette is foreign to many people, including a disgraceful number of frequent gamers. The combination of anonymity and role-playing in online games can lead people to be dicks in all sorts of obnoxious ways, making a fun activity distinctly less fun for everyone. Watch this video to learn about proper online gaming etiquette in the context of Call of Duty Black Ops. These lessons extend to most games, however, and practicing them will results in people liking to pl...

How To: Balance chemical equations

n this tutorial, we learn how to balance chemical equations. This is a straight-forward concept to balance out both sides of the equation of chemicals. To start, you will need to analyze how many atoms in each chemical you have on each side. Once you do this, you will need to find what you can multiply by on each side to make them equal to the other side. Once you do this and have equal atoms on each side, then the equation will be equal. Remember that you cant have a half of an atom, so that...

How To: Take a penalty kick with basic moves in FIFA 11 for the Xbox 360

It's the final half, you're in extra time, and time is running out, you've got to defend hard enough to score this win. Unfortunately, in the last few seconds of the game the other team scores a goal and ties everything up, sending everything into penalties. Taking penalty kicks in FIFA 11 takes some skill, but understanding the basics of it can at least help you grasp the concept and get you where you need to go! In this video you will get the basics of how to take penalty kicks and what som...

How To: Use functioning & static dominant chords in jazz guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Jazz guitar: Functioning & Static Dominant Chords. When you play an A7 going to a D chord, you are playing a functioning dominant, because a five chord always wants to go to a one chord. This is because of the tension in the five chord and how it resolves to the one chord. You will hear that the chord wants to go to a different chord, so make sure you understand this concept as you are playing. If the chord does go to the other, it's referred to as a functi...

How To: Perform the "spellbound" card trick to impress friends

Andy Field shows his audience how to perform the Spellbound magic trick. The video is set up as a tutorial which means he is explaining to the viewers how the trick is performed, or in other words what his secrets are. The trick itself is fairly complex and to grasp the full understanding of the concept it is recommended that you watch the video. According to Andy, most people already suspect how he is doing the trick, but he just wants to confirm their hypothesis. The video is five minutes a...

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