Footprint Fireworks Were Faked into Olympics Opening TV Show

A local Beijing paper has revealed that some of the amazing fireworks » 8/11/08 5:04am 8/11/08 5:04am in the Olympics opening show were digitally-crafted fakes, inserted into the live TV feed. The Beijing Times quotes the head of visual effects, who says that the 28 giant footprints that stomped through the air above the city, ending at the stadium,…

Discovery Channel Looking For a Host For "Super Testing" Show

Discovery Channel is looking for a host for their new Super Testing show. You've got to be male, and between the ages of 30 and 50, and enjoy blowing things up and testing them I'd assume. I'd guess the perfect future star is a reader of Giz. Why not an editor of Giz? I don't know, I think we're all too doughy. So,… » 8/02/08 12:47pm 8/02/08 12:47pm

Microvision Handheld Pico Projector Can Drive a 100-inch Image

If you really must have a way to watch those four seasons of Futurama DVDs anywhere you go, this Microvision SHOW handheld projector is the way to go. Not only is it about the size of a first or second-gen iPod, it can shoot out a 848x480 image (DVD quality) that's anywhere from 12-inches to 100-inches in size. It… » 1/02/08 1:04pm 1/02/08 1:04pm

OK Go to Rock Moritz Waldemeyer LED Suits on Their Upcoming Tour

First they wowed us with their treadmill love, and now OK Go are looking to light up fans' lives with the costumes for their upcoming tour. Designed by Moritz Waldemeyer (standing on the right in the fifth gallery picture), who has collaborated with London-based fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, as well as architect… » 11/26/07 8:47pm 11/26/07 8:47pm