The Glowing Stars are a relatively new band in the 8-bit scene, but they’ve already played a huge show with Anamanaguchi and Peelander-Z at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! Oh, and they totally rocked it, too. In this episode of Tech Unexpected, I went down to their practice space to talk to them about how they create their video game-inspired tracks, and we even get some samples from Terry Cruze to make a brand new piece of music!
Here’s part of their performance from DNA Lounge!
Professor Avideh Zakhor and her team at UC Berkeley have created an incredible backpack that creates 3D models of the space it’s in, using multiple lasers and cameras. This has really far-reaching uses, including video games, augmented reality, and interior modeling and design. Check out her page for more info.
SXSW may just have finished, but we’re still cranking out the videos of everything we filmed over the past week. Phew! Two of the main events that we covered, the annual SXSW Accelerator (Presented by Microsoft BizSpark) and the very unique Plutopia event, are below.
My life has become consumed by a new hobby lately, and it’s called geocaching. In my latest Tech Unexpected video, I get a lesson from Lee Van Der Bokke, who has found more geocaches (over 50,000!) than anyone else in the world.
Here are the details for the Cruzin’ Cache that I’ve hidden (tip: it’s not where we put it in the video, we wanted to make it a little tougher), and make sure that you scan the QR codes inside to share with us on Twitter when you’ve located it! Good luck, and happy hunting!