Extreme medical assistant? Urban taxi? 21st Century mini AT-AT? It’s all there in the Hyundai Elevant concept vehicle that blends typical cruising modes with legs that can turn the vehicle into an all-terrain walker when the going gets tough.
Pretty pictures? Smooth refresh rates? Fancy Chroma lighting? Yes, yes. All those things and more are in Razer’s first desktop monitor release. But when you get a load of how it keeps your cables tidy – and makes cable access a breeze – you’ll really be in love.
With 27 supported languages out of the gate, Google just made the world a little bit smaller with the arrival of real-time translation of conversations. OK Google, you’ve done something good.
Jordan Peele is trying to replace Charlie Brooker as our modern anthology hero du jour. In the process, we’re getting his sci-fi anthology series, Weird City‘, in February on YouTube and we’ve now got a trailer to show us exactly what brand of weird we can expect.
We’re closing in on the end of the first ‘era’ of Marvel Studios movies, with Avengers: Endgame exactly 100 sleeps away (yes, I’m counting). And now artist John Guydo via Bottleneck Gallery has delivered a suitably epic pair of posters to commemorate the amazing era of films we’ve had the pleasure of living through.
Steam stats on how active Artifact’s player base is suggests Valve’s Dota 2 spin-off CCG Artifact could already be on its way to the dust heap.
It’s been a long time since a TV appeared at CES that genuinely got anyone excited. We’ve seen some clever new bezels, even frames, added to change how TVs look in our living room. But the LG rollable OLED redefines how we share our living space with our big screen entertainment.
The Vive Pro still feels like a pretty recent upgrade from HTC, but they’re not letting that stop them from an upgrade. The HTC Pro Eye adds internal eye tracking to the headset – a significant new way to track the focus of the user to improve both the performance of graphical fidelity and even deliver new interaction opportunities.
Part education lesson in real city planning, part critique of what’s wrong with the game. And next time I play I’ll remember to stick to 6×6 grids for sure.
One device for everything. Can it be done yet? Will it ever really happen? It’s such a perennial question as we continue to iterate through the smartphone era. As screen sizes and interfaces change. As the processing power falls into step with laptops. As peripheral and add-on screen options make it easier to adapt to the needs of any given environment.
Another Hearthstone focused episode as Rastakhan’s Rumble launches! Decks we’re lusting after, experiments we’re planning, and what we’re hoping for from the Rumble Run when it launches next week.
Look who it is!
This week on The Scrapyard we have a hearthside chat with Ben Thompson, Creative Director of Hearthstone.
With Rastakhan’s Rumble going live on December 4 Thompson was in town so Seamus got to sit down with him to talk about the game.