The demoscene is an internet subculture that has managed to stay cool for decades. And as the winning entry in a recent demo competition in Tokyo proves, the demos just keep getting better.
This is no 20 GB video file, painstakingly pulled from a render farm. All of it was generated in real time by one tiny algorithm. And it's amazing.
Sure, I could tell you how light the new MacBook Air is. But there are some things you really do have to see to believe. And a MacBook Air suspended from nothing but a balloon is one of them. Updated.
Director/writer Michael Ashton took $300 and an obvious understanding of cinema basics and special effects and made this 12-minute short film called Lazy Teenage Superheroes. It's quite impressive! The acting, not so much.
This nifty Kinect demo involving a robot mimic is all sorts of amazing, but after I viewed it I couldn't help but wonder: When people talk about Kinect, do they ever mention the games anymore?
Razorfish, already cozy with Microsoft thanks to its Surface demos and applications, has tried its hands (pun!) at Kinect with an impressive motion-based demonstration called DaVinci. Force powers for the next Star Wars game, anyone?
We're still not quite sure what to make of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which means this feature-heavy demo is actually pretty useful! Mostly because it shows that it's gonna take some biggie-sized pockets to carry it around.
Intel squeezed a capacitive touchscreen sensor between two giant pieces of translucent glass and stuck a projector behind it, taking another step closer to one of tech's most long-standing clichés-the Minority Report screen-in 3D!
Nintendo's just dropped the hammer on the NYT story saying the Nintendo DS will get full versions of downloadable games. Turns out that it's not true, and they were just thinking of the old DS getting demos via the Wii. The Ninty says these demos will be playable just like a normal game (but won't have all the…
Nintendo has found the perfect audience to unleash its hordes of DS demos on: people at airports. They're bored, they've got nowhere to go, and if they own a DS chances are they'll have it with them.