We're both impressed and wary of this futuristic fashion piece: a cape that can "see" when someone stares at it. When it realizes it's being watched, its creator says the cape "responds accordingly," which sounds pretty ominous to us.
This is the daily tech show to beat all others. Every afternoon, Monday-Thursday, Ashley Esqueda and Khail Anonymous dive into a funny, upbeat discussion about everything tech and the people who love it.
Ashley checks out the promo for a Web series entirely captured by drones, marvels at a new type of concrete that absorbs water and hopes Disney Research's new inflatable grasping mechanisms lead to a full-size Baymax.
3D Robotics is producing an online science fiction series for its YouTube channel, with a twist: "Life After Gravity" is made exclusively with video footage created using 3DR's Solo drones with mounted GoPro cameras, and it plans to crowdsource other Solo pilots' drone footage for future episodes.
We already can't wait for VR headsets to hit retail shelves en masse, but this huge parallel cable robot with VR simulation makes us even more excited about the future of virtual reality. Bonus: its creators think it could go beyond games and into teaching, research and medical studies.
Ashley celebrates the news of liquid water on Mars, ponders the creepiness of a "living" cape that responds to anyone who stares at it, checks out a new high heel design that aims to be better for wearers, and announces the show's new co-host! #TDCape
Ashley congratulates the winners of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, explains how controlling a robotic arm with a paintbrush may help disabled patients someday and drools over Tesla's new Model X (but cries a little at its price).
The winner of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge is "Mars Ice House," a structure made primarily from ice already present on the red planet. It's an interesting glimpse into a future where manned missions on Mars may require long-term housing for astronauts.
Ashley checks out a parallel cable robot using VR to offer incredible virtual experiences, enjoys watching five men control a single shark balloon with their minds and explains how gels might help scientists 3D print complicated biological structures.
Ashley covers all the major happenings at Oculus Connect 2. Meanwhile, you can take a 360-degree tour of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" planet Jakku or visit the Enterprise-D in virtual reality. #TDHost
Ashley shows off a delicious 3D printer designed for making custom candies, explains why a looming strike might affect video games currently in production and notices NASA's new Hedgehog Rover looks awfully familiar... #TDHost