Gizmodo's Wackiest Gadgets of 2002

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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.

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2002's Visions From the Future

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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

How Sam Raimi made the superhero film better

Digital Trends

Sam Raimi pretty much reinvented and revitalized the comic book genre with 2002's Spider-Man, launching the modern superhero craze. Features Movies & TV Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Evil Dead Sam Raimi Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 spider-man 3

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

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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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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

Happy Anniversary to Kelly Rowland Texting Nelly on a Spreadsheet

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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.

One Of The Best Star Wars Games Is Getting A VR Mod

VRScout

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. The Force is strong with this VR mod.

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

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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.

VR Developer Schell Games Donates $20K To Charities

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Jesse Schell founded Schell Games in Pittsburgh in 2002. Schell Games is having quite the moment. During the Meta Connect 2022 conference, the company revealed a new mixed reality mini-mission for its popular I Expect You to Die series as well as an official release date for Among Us VR.

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

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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.

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

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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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VR Social Platform VRChat Adds Face Tracking For Avatars

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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.

Steve From Blue's Clues Is Sorry for Ghosting You

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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

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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

Minority Report Remains a Flawed But Fantastic Sci-Fi Noir

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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.

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

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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.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Campaign Launches For Quest

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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.

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

VRScout

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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He-Man Is Finally for Kids Again

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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.

Five Classic Video Games That Deserve A VR Remake

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

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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?

Sega Classic Panzer Dragoon Returning As VR Game

VRScout

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. .

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

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

‘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

VRScout

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

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

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

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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.