April 2006

This is VERY cool. A couple of dudes battle it out in [this video on VideoSift](http://videosift.com/story.php?id=630). The choreography is excellent. One of them knows or has been shown some martial arts, so there’s that touch of realism. There’s another home made lightsabre duel [here](http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7292576415845588372). Different dudes and arguably “better” from a martial arts perspective. And […]

An [article published by The Age](http://www.theage.com.au/news/breaking/skype-on-a-virtual-certainty/2006/04/27/1145861453695.html) announced the Australian launch of [Skype](http://www.skype.com/) yesterday (April 27). > Australian broadband users have been able use the Skype software for free internet conversations for the past three years. > In 2004 the company (also called Skype) gave a hint of its plans when it launched SkypeOut, which allows […]

a paper clip for a house?

April 27, 2006

Kyle MacDonald is on a mission. To trade a paper clip for a house. > He announced on his [one red paperclip blog](http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/) his intention to take the clip he’d used on his resume and trade it up, step-by-step, until he got a house. MacDonald’s trades have gone as follows: – Paper clip for a […]

I just watched a show on TV that showcased [VirtuSphere](http://www.virtusphere.com/). > The VirtuSphere platform consists of a large hollow sphere that sits on top of a base and allows the sphere to rotate 360 degrees. Wearing a wireless, head-mounted display, users can step inside the sphere to fully interact in immersive virtual environments. The VirtuSphere […]