Gizmodo's Wackiest Gadgets of 2002
AUGUST 1, 2022
Gizmodo is 20 years old! To celebrate the anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the most significant ways our lives have been thrown for a loop by our digital tools. Read more.
MARCH 10, 2022
The 2002 all-in-one Apple iMac G4 was just modded and brought back to life with an M1 chip and all-new hardware. Spoiler alert: It actually works.
MARCH 22, 2021
The name “Xbox Live” is dead. You’ll still be able to play Xbox games online, but the suite of Xbox’s online services will now be known as “Xbox network,” Microsoft confirmed today to The Verge. Read more.
OCTOBER 22, 2021
No one needs low-rise jeans to come back. Or capri trousers. And though they were supremely comfortable for their time, the Juicy Couture tracksuit can stay in the vault we put it in. Time has to stay synced precisely to the second, to prevent there from making a comeback. But a bug in the time rollback checking code… Read more.
APRIL 11, 2023
You can now play LucasArt’s popular 2002 first-and-third-person adventure game, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast in VR on Meta Quest and Pico 4 headsets thanks to a new port from Team Beef, the same development team behind popular VR ports and mods for iconic games such as DOOM and Quake.
APRIL 5, 2021
Grind, wall-run, and double-jump your way through a meticulously crafted VR recreation of Sega’s over-the-top 2002 action game. Those who owned an Xbox during the early 2000s are most likely familiar with Jet Set Radio Future. ” Enjoy this big reveal trailer for my Jet Set Radio Future world on #VRChat !!
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
The original Open Sound Control protocol was developed back in 2002 as a way to connect audio devices and controllers for musical performances. VRChat , widely known as the Wild West of the metaverse, today announced the beta launch of a new feature called Avatar OSC that allows you to control your in-game avatar in unique new ways.
OCTOBER 4, 2022
According to Grant Bagwell , a member of TeamBeef, the team is also working on a VR mod for 2002’s Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast , another first-person/third-person action game set before the events of Jedi Academy. No word yet on when the Jedi Academy VR port will hit Quest 2 headsets.
NOVEMBER 13, 2018
The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. Released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube console, Prime marked the beginning of one of the most influential action-adventure trilogies of all-time, as well as a huge stepping-point for the legendary franchise.
APRIL 19, 2022
So the 2002 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival was the perfect setting for his blend of… Read more. Titan of film scores Danny Elfman is no stranger to rock concerts; before his now iconic cinematic masterpieces from collaborations with Tim Burton , Sam Raimi , and others, he was the lead singer of new wave band Oingo Boingo.
OCTOBER 28, 2020
New research detected an intriguing change in the average body temperature of the Tsimane people, an indigenous foraging and farming group in the Bolivian Amazon that has recently started to interact more with industrialized communities. Over 16 years, the Tsimane have experienced a slight but rapid drop in body… Read more.
OCTOBER 12, 2022
Jesse Schell founded Schell Games in Pittsburgh in 2002. In honor of the company’s 20th anniversary and its general success in the gaming and VR industries, Schell has announced that it is giving away $20,000 in donations to 10 nonprofit organizations that serve the games industry or the city of Pittsburgh.
Road to VR
DECEMBER 14, 2022
To get a copy of the avatar items, just visit the stylized pop-up of Castle Grayskull which will be in the platform’s Rec Center hub.
DECEMBER 1, 2023
A Leap into the Future of Education UMECIT, an institution founded on December 16, 2002, and approved by the Ministry of Education of Panama, continues its stride towards integrating science and technology within its curricula.
Road to VR
JULY 5, 2023
Tom Cruise’s cybergloves in Minority Report (2002) are a shining example. Film and TV oftentimes prioritize large, overly complex movements and cluttered UI elements that just don’t really translate to real life.
JANUARY 13, 2022
Philip Rosedale is returning to the metaverse he launched in 2002.
JUNE 21, 2022
That happened to me last week with Steven Spielberg ’s 2002 sci-fi film Minority Report. The best movie rewatches happen when you revisit a film you know you liked, but don’t really remember. I saw it in theaters when it was released 20 years ago this week but have probably only seen it once since then. So I was… Read more.
MARCH 26, 2020
Stepping back, I’ve “worked from home” since 2002. With people off the roads, less transit-stressed and maybe even exercising more, they may — like me in 2002 — never go back to the traditional office. Could this be a blessing in disguise?
MAY 2, 2022
On May 3, 2002, Sam Raimi took the superhero movie world by storm with his first Spider-Man movie. Now, almost 20 years later to the day, the director is poised to take the superhero movie multiverse by storm with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In this interview, Raimi discusses working with multiple… Read more.
MAY 16, 2022
It was the first day the film opened, May 16, 2002, and I’d been awake a long time. My life changed drastically the day I first saw Attack of the Clones. The day before, May 15, I spent over 12 hours outside of the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City waiting for a midnight screening of the latest Star Wars film.… Read more.
Road to VR
MARCH 25, 2020
When looking at the top rated PC titles of all time on Metacritic , Alyx holds the 31st position in the list, surrounded by PC gaming classics like The Sims (2000) , Warcraft III (2002), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005) , while far exceeding Half-Life 2: Episode One & Two.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
There are two scandals in Nickelodeon ’s Blue’s Clues history that will be forever seared into the memories of folks who grew up watching the series during its original run: when Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper had their baby Paprika in the season one finale, and when Blue’s first owner Steve (Burns) left the show in 2002. Read more.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
With the tagline “Fight fire with fire, ” the dragon apocalypse blockbuster Reign of Fire crashed and burned at the box-office in the summer of 2002. Once it hit home entertainment, the metamorphosis from flop to beloved cult film was almost instantaneous. Over the next two decades of cable reruns, the movie rose from… Read more.
AUGUST 19, 2021
In survivors of the original 2002-2004 SARS outbreak who were given a covid-19 vaccine, researchers found potent antibodies capable of neutralizing a variety of… Read more. New research this week offers hope that we may one day be able to create a powerful weapon against coronaviruses like the one that causes covid-19.
APRIL 12, 2023
Intuitive controls combined with gesture-based Force abilities and motion-controlled lightsabers bring LucasArt’s 2002 first-and-third-person adventure game to life in virtual reality. Thrill seekers, dive into the fully immersive Star Wars experience with the new JK XR – Jedi Knight II: Outcast VR Port!
AUGUST 17, 2022
The R&B song was released in June 2002 and features Kelly Rowland as a woman smitten with Nelly despite being in a relationship with someone else. Fresh off the heels of “Hot in Herre,” Nelly blessed the public with yet another hit: “Dilemma.” The song is a staple in Y2K music culture, and today is actually a special… Read more.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
The second, in 2002, tried to get kids interested in the character of He-Man again but failed by stepping… Read more. As He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuts on Netflix today, it will mark the third show to bear the name. The first was the classic ‘ 80s cartoon that made the franchise and accompanying toyline a mega-hit.
Road to VR
APRIL 18, 2018
Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR. With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here.
MARCH 11, 2020
Instead, players will be revisiting popular chapters from past Panzer Dragoon games, including Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei, and Panzer Dragoon Saga ; no mention of any chapters from 2002’s Panzer Dragoon Orta , unfortunately. . This is not the first time the series has been adapted for the VR format, however.
APRIL 10, 2021
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Mars since 2002.
DECEMBER 25, 2019
2002, A Spatial Analogy. But then around 2002, things moved slowly towards measured progress, and the rise of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and the web 2.0 That period is defined by sobering realizations that the technology isn’t ready, nor is it gaining the traction previously expected.
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
Along with being the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo film released on the big screen — shout-out to 2002’s live-action Scooby-Doo — SCOOB! Opening in theaters next Summer, the 3D animated film will explore the mysterious origins of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo’s epic friendship and the creation of Mystery Inc.
JULY 7, 2020
The watchwords of Stan Lee are suffused into the very fabric of who Spider-Man is as a character, and how Sam Raimi brought him to the big screen in 2002 is no exception. We, and Peter Parker, have heard it a zillion times before: with great power, comes great responsibility. But Raimi’s first swing with Spidey… Read more.
OCTOBER 30, 2021
Or what about 2002’s James Bond 007: Nighfire ? I can’t think of a better way to introduce younger gamers to what could easily be considered one of the most influential first-person shooters of all time. I certainly wouldn’t mind experiencing some of those fast-paced car chases in VR. METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY.
JULY 5, 2023
This is to inform you that due to product upgrades and development, Owatch VR will officially stop producing VR Chair-3rd (OS 2002), VR X-Ship (OS 3006) and VR Racing (OR 2001) in July. The latest VR 2.0 series products VR CyberX (VR C001), VR Cybertruck (VR C002) and VR Racing (VR R001) have been launched to replace them.
DECEMBER 9, 2019
But then around 2002, things moved (slowly) towards measured progress, and the rise of giants like Google, Facebook, and the web 2.0 There are some confidence signals that the worst is behind us and we’re in that 2002-ish sweet spot where the pendulum is returning to its center.
NOVEMBER 27, 2020
Ever since cameras first existed people have been pointing the lens at themselves to snap so-called selfies—a term first coined back in 2002. At this point they’re long overdue for an upgrade, so a team of researchers have created what could be the next-generation of selfies : easy to capture 3D models of yourself… Read more.
Road to VR
APRIL 4, 2018
1985) that went viral back in June 2017 , or maybe his more recent AR recreation of the iconic scene from The Ring (2002) where the horrifying ghost girl emerges from the TV screen. You might know developer Abhishek Singh from his HoloLens version of Super Mario Bros.
NOVEMBER 7, 2022
Jedi Outcast originally released in 2002 and features a range of Star Wars weapons including lightsabers and force powers. Team Beef released to Patreon backers a Quest port of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
AUGUST 21, 2020
BMW earned its reputation for making the ultimate driving machine with cars like the 2002 and the original M3.
FEBRUARY 10, 2022
The final Austin Powers movie came out in 2002. It brings back Mike Myers as the dim-witted mastermind along with Rob Lowe, Mindy Sterling, and Seth Green in their original roles. There's even a new baby with a familiar face in the mix. GM has an ambitious plan to sell 30 different electric vehicles by the end of 2025.
Road to VR
FEBRUARY 23, 2018
In the meantime, we can get a little sneak peek into that weirdness yet to come with Abhishek Singh’s latest ARKit project that recreated the iconic scene from The Ring (2002).
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