Buildings "grown" from fungus and other organic materials may seem like a far-off concept to some. But this summer, a group of young Brooklyn architects are planning to demonstrate just how real the technology is—by building a tower out of bricks "grown" from mycelium in the courtyard of MoMA P.S.1.
Even though the Clocktower Gallery has been around since 1972, you might never have known it was even there. It resides in the top two floors of a government-owned building in Tribeca, which is just part of the odd story of how this alternative art space has operated through the years. Now it is hosting its final…
First step in preventing Armageddon: Spot the asteroid before it obliterates all life on earth. The PS1 Telescope sits atop a Hawaiian mountain with a 1.4-gigapixel digital camera to ensure we get the Ben Affleck-approved ending, not Deep Impact.
Don't let the looks fool you. Cue Acoustics' wireless PS1 speakers aspire to not only exist alongside larger (and more expensive) tower speakers often coveted by audiophiles, but also among streaming audio devices. And these don't need a subwoofer either, because it's built-in.
Teiyu Goto, a Sony engineer who had much freedom to design the original PlayStation as well as its controllers, actually explains that the PlayStations' iconic button shapes weren't just arbitrarily picked—they actually mean something.
PlayStations are great. You can play games on them, and if you've got a PS3 you can also watch Blu-rays and surf the internet. If you happened to be in a UK jail, you could even get inked by one.
Video games have always been about fantasy. In 2000, my fantasy involved Regis Philbin reminding me about debt.
Edge Magazine has posted a fascinating retrospective on the birth of the PlayStation, which tells the now-legendary tale with a generous helping of insider anecdotes and near-miss product concepts.
Harold Ilano was tired of playing Final Fantasies Seven through Nine on his PS1, so what did he do? He took the thing apart, salvaged its innards, and made a robot insect out of it. Not only does it have light sensors in order to follow light sources, it looks freaks out Mrs. Harold Ilano, who hates bugs with a…
We all knew the European PS3s use software emulation to play PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games, but all our US PS3s were doing much better hardware "emotion engine" emulation. But if you want one of the fancy new 80GB PS3s, featuring twenty—count'em, twenty—more jiggabytes than the 60GB model, you'll have to deal…
Along with support for AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) video support (which most people don't care about), update 1.82 has improved backward compatibility with PS2 and PS1 games (for the software BC consoles, most likely). No big list for which titles have been changed, but head over to the Status Site to be sure.
It's not quite the 2.0 firmware rumored to be coming out soon, but this 1.8 firmware for the PlayStation 3 seems to have some nice features of its own too.
Sony greeted its PS3 fans with a shiny new update this morning. Version 1.50 fixes backward compatibility issues with PS1 and PS2 games. Specifically, it'll allow them to run in progressive scan mode. Other than that, it's hard to tell what else has been fixed since there's no update log. Anyone notice any changes…
That makes sense. Madness...if not for the fact that I WANT to believe.
That's what MSNBC's Gary Krakow claims, as he descends into the mad crossover world of audiophiles hunting for special series of PS1s that double as incredible CD players. You, sir, are as wild and crazy as your profile shot implies.