In an incredible mini-documentary circling the web, EnChroma can be seen offering a pair of sunglasses to those afflicted with colorblindness. Valspar Paint teamed up with EnChroma for this short, and in it testimonies from several men and women are taken before and after wearing the perspective-altering glasses.
In the documentary, the subjects talk about wanting to see their the world, art, and their children’s paintings the way everyone else does. The results, as seen above, are rather astounding. Those affected by colorblindness have abnormal photo-pigments, making for a duller sight experience. Many reds and greens look the same, often even grey. These glasses help separate those shades in between, offering the colorblind a peek at the full color spectrum they have never seen before.
These color-adjusting glasses can be purchased by EnChroma for $349 and up (no, not cheap) in various styles and have some incredibly complicated science behind them. Of course, what we really want to know is…what happens when our cats and dogs put them on?
The 2014 film Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, is known for some of the most mind-blowing special effects, arguably since Gravity and Inception. Oh, and Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey, of course. But one of the most interesting performances of this film was actually by the character known as TARS–an AI robot made of stainless steel. Fun fact: TARS was actually a real 200-pound prop manned by a puppeteer Bill Irwin (of Sesame Street) throughout most of the film. As Nolan likes to reduce CGI use to minimum, it’s amazing what footage was able to be produced with just a few green screen tweaks.
The below video shows how Christopher Nolan’s casting and set design team put together TARS to become a robot with a personality. Through trial and error, they put together one of the most “life-like” robots, we’ve seen in film since I, Robot. Check it out and let us know what you think of “Slick,” as McConaughey started to refer to him/it.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones have just been announced by Verizon Wireless on April 1. Two colors, Black Sapphire and White Pearl, will be available and the models will range in internal storage between 33-128GB. Unfortunately, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy flagships do not have expandable storage via microSD slots or a replaceable battery this time around, but both will feature a 5.1″ Quad HD AMOLED display and a battery that allows for Fast Charging. For the full press release and details, read on below:
The Samsung Galaxy S® 6 and Galaxy S® 6 edge will be available for pre-order from Verizon Wireless beginning April 1. Each smartphone will be available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB models (formatted capacity is less).
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge feature a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® display and premium materials, like aluminum framing and Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4. And so you never miss a photo opportunity, the intuitive front and rear-facing cameras launch faster than ever before, simply by double tapping the home button.
When it comes to battery life, it’s safe to say that hardly anybody likes getting a “low battery” alert — but we’ve all been there. The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge each have Ultra Power Saving Mode so you can still text and receive calls for up to 24 hours when you’re at 10% battery. And when you do need to charge, the Fast Charging feature gives you up to 50% in about 30 minutes.2
Coverage and Reliability Matters
Taking amazing pictures on the Galaxy S 6 or Galaxy S 6 edge is great, but without a mobile network that has speed and coverage, that picture will just stay in your gallery app. Using these phones on Verizon’s 4G LTE network means you can upload and share those pictures without worrying about a slow connection or, even worse, the “no network connection, try again” message virtually anywhere in the United States.
Hear the Difference
The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are the 13th and 14th smartphones in Verizon’s portfolio to support Advanced Calling 1.0, the most of any service provider. With Advanced Calling 1.0, you can experience HD Voice and Video calls to other compatible Verizon smartphones, and hear the difference this technology enables across Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Accessorizing adds style and customizes your smartphone. The Galaxy S 6 will launch with many accessories including the S View Flip Cover in Black Sapphire ($49.99). And the Speck® CandyShell Grip ($34.99) will be available for both the Galaxy S 6 and the Galaxy S 6 edge. Verizon Wireless also has a variety of wireless charging solutions to take advantage of the built-in wireless charging capability on the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. It’s a convenient way to charge your phone by simply placing it on the charging pad, no phone plugging in or extra cables necessary.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S 6
|Storage||New 2 year activation||Verizon Edge||Full Retail|
|32 GB||$199.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$24.99 a month for 24 months||$599.99|
|64 GB||$299.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$29.16 a month for 24 months||$699.99|
|128 GB||$399.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$33.33 a month for 24 months||$799.99|
SAMSUNG GALAXY S 6 EDGE
|Storage||New 2 year activation||Verizon Edge||Full Retail|
|32 GB||$299.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$29.16 a month for 24 months||$699.99|
|64 GB||$399.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$33.33 a month for 24 months||$799.99|
|128 GB||$499.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card*||$37.49 a month for 24 months|
To preface, let me just say that virtual reality is not a gimmick. It’s not going anywhere. And it could change your life for better or worse. Tomorrow. Imagine for a moment that you own a private island. And you can go to it whenever you like in an instant. Or perhaps a tea room in a bamboo forest, where you can meditate while five of your children destroy your suburban household.That fantasy is a present option of the Samsung Gear VR, the future of wireless virtual reality technology. We took the new Innovator Edition powered by Oculus for a spin and had the most intensely original technology experience Tech Void has encountered. Still interested? Read on below for our full review of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from AT&T.
Remember the futuristic liquid metal in Terminator 2 that transformed into the T1000? The film has apparently inspired Joseph DeSimone and his NC Chapel Hill science and engineering team to emulate the technology in the real world. Together they have created a 3D printer that actually prints solid models out of pools of resin. The printer will soon to be sold by Carbon3D, a company recently founded by the same team.
How Does It Work?
Most 3D printers that print in layers. The printing head goes over and over the platform in a specific pattern, depositing a layer of material for hours until the object is complete. Usually, 3D printing takes hours to complete, because each layer is printed individually. Unlike other 3D printers, DeSimone’s printer uses a pool of resin and prints “continuously,” creating consistent models that are solid and smooth rather than jagged and layered.
First, the projector at the bottom projects UV images through the window at the bottom. The UV images harden the UV curable resin in the shape cast by the projector as the platform lifts. However, the window at the bottom serves two functions. To prevent all of the resin from hardening onto the bottom of the pool, the window controls the oxygen going through into the pool. This regulated, dissolved oxygen then creates a thin layer at the bottom known as “dead space” to keep the 3D model from sticking to the bottom. The build platform then slowly moves upward, revealing the solidified product.
How Is This Changing 3D Printing?
As noted, 3D printers take hours to finish a model, which is one of the reasons why 3D printing is still in the early stages of being implemented in advanced manufacturing. With Carbon3D’s liquid printer, it takes mere minutes to finish printing an object. At the same time, the lack of layers makes the 3d printed object stronger and smoother, creating a better product. According to Carbon3D, this printer has a wide range of materials to create parts, unlike most 3D printers. This could mean a huge shift in the manufacturing industry, creating stronger, more durable products without seams. However. Carbon3D doesn’t have a price for the printer yet since it’s still in the early stages. For now, we’ll just have to stick to our 3D printers from Staples.