Apple’s 2002 iMac G4 comes back from the dead with M1 chip

Digital Trends

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. Computing News Apple iMac G4 m1 Mac Mini

A GPS-Based Bug Could Roll Back Your Devices to 2002

GizModo VR

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.


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Danny Elfman's Nerdy Coachella Set Included Some of His Best Themes

GizModo VR

So the 2002 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival was the perfect setting for his blend of… Read more.

An Indigenous Group in the Amazon Has Experienced a Drop in Body Temperature Since 2002

GizModo VR

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. body temperature tsimane bolivia infectious diseases science indigenous people the amazon rainforest

This Week In XR: Second Life Metaverse Gets Second Wind

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Philip Rosedale is returning to the metaverse he launched in 2002. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Media /media technology

NASA’s Odyssey orbiter celebrates 20 years of mapping Mars

Digital Trends

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Mars since 2002. News Mars NASA odyssey space

The best BMWs of all time

Digital Trends

BMW earned its reputation for making the ultimate driving machine with cars like the 2002 and the original M3. Cars BMW BMW M BMW M3 BMW M5 cars Tier 4

‘VRChat’ World Brings ‘Jet Set Radio Future’ To VR


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.

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VR Social Platform VRChat Adds Face Tracking For Avatars


The original Open Sound Control protocol was developed back in 2002 as a way to connect audio devices and controllers for musical performances. Use a drum pad to control your ears, change outfits when you receive a Twitch donation, and more using Avatar OSC.

Sam Raimi Explains His Method to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

GizModo VR

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.

Minority Report Remains a Flawed But Fantastic Sci-Fi Noir

GizModo VR

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.

Filmmakers Reflect on Reign of Fire, 18 Years After the Bizarre Blockbuster Bomb Became a Cult Film

GizModo VR

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.

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Is a Cautionary Tale About the Power Men Wield

GizModo VR

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.

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Attack of the Clones at 20: How the Star Wars Prequel Changed My Life

GizModo VR

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.

Steve From Blue's Clues Is Sorry for Ghosting You

GizModo VR

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.

Nerfies Might Be the Future of Selfies, Letting Your Friends Judge You on Social Media in Full 3D

GizModo VR

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. research university of washington google research 3d photography smartphones deformable neural radiance fields selfies nerfies

A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR


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. If you’re a fan of first-person-shooters, than odds are you’re familiar with Metroid Prime.

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General Motors Super Bowl ad puts the EV in 'Dr. Evil'

Mashable VR

The final Austin Powers movie came out in 2002. In 2022, Austin Powers ' Dr. Evil is now the second biggest threat to the planet after climate change. So he's taken over General Motors to reclaim his No. 1 title. By saving the world with EVs. In order to then. take over the world?

Five Classic Video Games That Deserve A VR Remake


Or what about 2002’s James Bond 007: Nighfire ? VR remakes are all the rage at the moment. Here’s our selection of classic video games we’d love to play in VR.

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He-Man Is Finally for Kids Again

GizModo VR

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.

Sega Classic Panzer Dragoon Returning As VR Game


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. .

Why will the next 10 years of edtech smash the last 10?


But the introduction of the first smartphone in 2002 quietly and steadily became one of the biggest game-changers in the XR industry.

‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship

Road to VR

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. Starting out in 2014, Tabar originally designed Serenity for the Oculus Rift DK2.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the Best Rated PC Game of 2020 & Best Rated Steam VR Game of All Time

Road to VR

There was a lot riding on Half-Life: Alyx. Not only is it Valve’s first Half-Life game in more than a decade, it is also the studio’s first full fledged VR title. By the measurable reactions from critics and players alike, the game seems to have delivered against the odds.

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Warner Bros. SCOOB! Trailer The First To Come Embedded With YouTube AR Experience


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! Snap a pose next to an augmented Scooby-Doo directly from your YouTube mobile app. Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first global trailer for its interestingly-titled Scooby-doo reboot, SCOOB!

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Dev Behind ‘Mario AR’ Brings ‘Street Fighter II’ to Life with ARKit

Road to VR

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. Now, Singh has delved back into classic gaming with his latest project, a full AR recreation of Street Fighter II (1995).

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'Neighbours' is ending after 37 years and people have *memories*

Mashable VR

Moving trucks are rolling into Ramsay Street as long-running Australian soap Neighbours will end after 37 years.

ESPN’s Long-Running Game Show ‘Around The Horn’ Gets An AR Makeover


“ Around the Horn launched in November 2002 with cutting-edge technology as part of its DNA. ESPN’s sports talk/game show , Around the Horn will be celebrating its 16 th year with a major facelift that will debut on November 5 th. The new format will include fresh graphics, new animations, a redesigned logo, and updated music. More importantly, Around the Horn is the first domestic U.S. show to feature AR functionality throughout the entirety of a 30-minute broadcast.

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‘MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ Is Designed To Support VR

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The last solo entry in the franchise was 2002’s MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries , an expansion to the original game released two years prior. These days, you likely associate the MechWarriror franchise with its most recent entry, the free-to-play, MechWarrior Online. Long before the series went in the multiplayer direction, however, it was a single-player experience.

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Impressions: ‘Pistol Whip 2089’ Update Brings Slick Synthwave & Remixed Gameplay That’s Right On Key

Road to VR

While Pistol Whip’s prior ‘dual-wielding’ mode made me feel like the bad-ass hero of Equilibrium (2002) , ‘2089’ brings Wanted (2008) vibes, thanks to the way you swing your gun across enemies.

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ARKit Recreation of ‘The Ring’ Iconic TV Scene Foretells AR’s Inevitable Weirdness

Road to VR

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). Let’s face it, when augmented reality headsets and glasses become commonplace, the world is going to get weird in a lot of unexpected ways.

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Oculus CTO John Carmack Talks Immersive Technology On The Joe Rogan Podcast


Carmack goes on to credit 2002 as the year he began looking at VR technology as a realistic platform. The industry legend gives his thoughts on VR, AR, location-based entertainment, and more. Last week industry legend and current Oculus VR CTO John Carmack sat down with stand-up comedian and podcast icon Joe Rogan for Episode #1342 of the immensely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Is the Virtual Office AR’s Killer App? Part II

AR Insider

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.

AR Brings Iconic Scene From ‘The Ring’ To Your Living Room


Remember that famous scene from Gore Verbinski’s bone-chilling 2002 horror film The Ring ? Why would someone bring this terrifying moment to life? You know, the one where the demonic and perpetually wet demon child Tabatha first crawls out of a fuzzy television monitor in a scene that would cement itself as one of the most infamous scenes in horror cinema.

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Instagram and Amber Alert team up to put breaking information into your scroll

Mashable VR

The alert system expanded nationwide in 2002.

Top 10 Sci-Fi Books on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality


Anderson (2002) “For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon?—?a A 2002 Finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Source ar “Anything one man can imagine; other men can make real.”?—?

Becoming a Butterfly?—?Part 2: Flight


Nature 420, 660–664 (2002). Becoming a Butterfly?—?Part Part 2: Flight In the last post , I covered the creation of the monarch butterfly avatar that players will embody in this VR game/simulation.