I was going to enter an art contest on Gaiaonline so that I’d have external motivation to do my absolute best, but I figured I’d do a quick warm-up drawing with some original characters that I’d pull out of my ass for this occasion. Instead, I spent three hours lovingly rendering the first half of the lineart for something which will hopefully look really cool when it’s done.
The moment I decided to post this work in progress on my Tumblr and go to sleep, I noticed a bunch of flaws. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll keep noticing them in the morning :P
Don mattrick apologizes for the xbox one being a failure and not meeting to their customers standards.
omg! he really admits it, about time.
There are times when, as a businessman, you’ve gotta admit to your mistakes and failures. The next step after that is learning from your mistakes and planning to do better in the future. Just like anything else in life, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
I’m sure Microsoft will bounce back in about 3 or 4 years with a bigger and better video game console, just as long as they realize exactly what went wrong. (*cough*tv*cough*, *cough*superduperpiracyparanoia*cough*) I’d happily buy it.
Until then, let’s see what the gaming market does with a cable box equipped with mandatory (possible) spyware, lol. I’m excited to see what the hacking culture does with it.
I think this video is an amazing expression of Microsoft’s unwavering love and loyalty towards its customers, as well as a wonderful tribute to the simpler times of the past decade. Though, saying he is “never going to let [us] down” is factually inaccurate when one takes into account that many people are going to be discovering the newest Microsoft products for the first time in the future.
A tribute to Hotline Miami, the game which has kept me from playing any of the games that were added to the Humble Bundle this week by being too awesome :P
Mind-Controlled Robots: Scientists Fly Copter With Thought
Researchers have successfully piloted a remote-controlled helicopter using thought. After about 12 hours of training, volunteers were able to maneuver a small quadrotor through more than 90 percent of challenges in a sophisticated obstacle course.
University of Minnesota biomedical engineers created a noninvasive computer-brain interface that interprets thoughts about movement into flight instructions the drone acts upon. The interface is comprised of a standard sensor-studded electroencephalogram (EEG) cap, which is used to detect electrical impulses in the brain, connected to a computer that interprets the signal and beams directions wirelessly to the robot.
“The experiment we conducted developed a system to decode human intention and use that signal to fly a robot in three-dimensional space,” biomedical engineering professor Bin He tells Txchnologist. “The real innovation here is picking up a signal of intention from a person’s brain and turning that into a control signal.”
The future is going to be awesome.