🏀 A new look for the NBA, 80s tiny PCs, Steve Jobs, and more - This Geek in Review for 2022-03-25
Is this the real life? Or is it NBA2K22?
It seems like I’m the only one who remembers the 3D instant replays of Superbowl XXXV. At the time it was revolutionary even if the technology wasn’t quite there. But the EyeVision technology for 2001 can’t hold a candle to what the NBA is attempting with their volumetric video.
By using cameras and sensors installed around the basketball court, the computer can map the players, the court, and the ball into 3D space and allow a virtual camera to go to places on the court that were impossible to record during play. Although it has an NBA2K22 look to it, the technology is impressive.
- The first NBA broadcast rendered with volumetric video puts basketball in the uncanny valley - The Verge
Things I wanted in the 80s for $100 Alex
I’ve always wanted some sort of portable computing device. In the 80s it was a TRS-80 Model 100. The itch wasn’t scratched until Apple started blowing out the PowerBook 100 for $799 in ‘92.
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, I finally have a Model 100. Now to find time to do something with it.
Steve Jobs was Steve Jobs before Apple
At a recent auction, there was a job application that Steve Jobs filled out for what was believed to be a job at Atari. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be verified so the application was pulled from the auction. Steve Jobs did work at Atari, where he infamously had Steve Wozniak complete a project. Jobs later took credit for the work and paid Woz a fraction of what Atari paid for the work.
What I find hilarious about this application is what Steve wrote down for his address.
- If You Watch The Batman In Theaters, Don’t Watch It In IMAX 4DX - I still haven’t seen it, tell me if I should see it on the big screen or wait until it’s released on streaming next month.
- Multiplayer DOOM on a $4 Raspberry Pi Pico! - YouTube
- Worklog - Portable Windows Game Console | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles - Impressive work!
- HOT DOG Linux - Who doesn’t want their current OS to look like operating systems of years past.
- Adam Savage Built an Absolutely Maniacal Dart-Blasting Helmet
- Netflix’s Tekken: Bloodline anime is coming later in 2022 - The Verge
- The internet’s infamous fake portable GameCube has finally been brought to life - The Verge
- Old photos of people hanging out with their Commodore 64s | Boing Boing - I wish it was Ataris, but I’ll take whatever retro I can get.
- Back to the Future Time Machine 10300 | Creator Expert | Buy online at the Official LEGO® Shop US - This is way outside of my price comfort level for a Lego set, but let me know how you like it if you buy it.
- I Don't Need This New Golden Tee Cabinet, But It Looks Really Cool - GameSpot
- "The Empire Strikes Back" originally had a darker ending | Salon.com
- Hello eWorld | The metalbabble.com 68k blog
- Google says Steam has arrived on Chromebooks, let us know if you find it? - The Verge
- APC UPS zero-day bugs can remotely burn out devices, disable power - So the plot of Mr. Robot has some basis in reality.
- Instagram’s promised parental controls arrive in the US - The Verge
- Please Let Me Just Exit Straight To The Desktop In PC Games
- Apple Studio Display Contains 64GB of Storage, But Only 2GB Used - MacRumors - It has an entire iOS device inside of the display!
- Stackable ‘holobricks’ can make giant 3D images
- Netflix is testing ways to end password sharing and push viewers to pay extra - The Verge
- How to become a world-dominating supervillain for a measly $55 billion | Ars Technica - I’m sure someone will come along and do it for cheaper.
- Pete Davidson won’t actually be going to space on the next Blue Origin flight - The Verge - Ahhh, no more jokes about Pete Davidson ridding Jeff Bezo’s rocket.
- Elden Ring exploit sends PC players into infinite death loops - The Verge
- Medical student surgically implants Bluetooth device into own ear to cheat in final exam | The Independent
- Permanent daylight saving time plan nets rare unanimous US Senate vote | Ars Technica - And, like everything in government, they focused on daylight saving time when the research shows it should be standard time that stays the same.
- State-funded BYU study finds elk move when hunting season starts — and it's causing problems - BYU News
- Garden-path sentence - Wikipedia - Much like my writing.
- Chapman University professor David Berkovitz suing students for copyright infringement after finding test questions on Course Hero - The Washington Post
- Dentist broke his patients’ teeth to make millions installing crowns, jury finds | Ars Technica
- Indiana Cheerleader Saves The Day 😭 | March Madness - YouTube
- Plain Text Sports - Simple and to the point sports scores.