The only thing at Hypernom.com appears to be a 3D fractal cage. You can move toward the edge with the WASD and arrow keys. But as you approach it, a new level of detail pops in and you seem no closer to the perimeter. Approached as a game, there is a "trick" to escaping—but I'm not sure you're supposed to. Press numbers to change the forms that bind you. There are all sorts of things going on like this.
NVidia's NeRF is an AI-driven tech that takes standard 2D photos and builds a 3D scene out of them. It's much more comprehensive than prior efforts, with low-fidelity junk and voids in the peripheries. The AI fills it all in—very convincingly—in moments. Known as inverse rendering, the process uses AI to approximate how light behaves… READ THE REST
2Bit is an online shrine to 2-bit graphics (i.e. four colors) with the focus on those produced by (or according to the hardware specifications of) the 1989 Nintendo Gameboy. Of course graphics capabilities have evolved to display 16 million different colors. However, it has always amazed me that images of familiar things can still be… READ THE REST
This year's Siggraph conference exhibition is virtual, running August 10-13, with many wonders to look forward to. Above, an official conference overview. See also Theodore Kim's presentation on antiracist graphics research. And finally (so far) here's Hsueah-To Derek Liu with what we've all been waiting for: Surface Multigrid via Intrinsic Prolongation. SIGGRAPH is celebrating 48… READ THE REST
Plan on spending the day outside? Whether you're at the pool, beach, lakefront, camping, or in your backyard, you'll need a reliable cooler to keep your water and other essential beverages nice and cold. However, not just any cooler will do. You need something durable, heavy-duty, and insulated to ensure everything from water and beer to… READ THE REST
Back in the day, you only needed a handwritten signature and a printer or fax machine to pass along important documents. But with the advent of the internet, more and more communications have occurred online, and you've likely dealt with PDFs since then. The thing is, there seems to be no easy-to-use or affordable PDF software on the market, but… READ THE REST
You might've never realized just how sluggish your old computer was until you upgraded. And suddenly, everything from opening PDF documents to watching your favorite YouTubers on your downtime is a breeze. And if you purchased a particularly efficient laptop like a MacBook, you won't have to deal with stalling and buffering for years to come. However, there's a… READ THE REST