The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the early history of the computer mouse. Continue reading “The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42”

A Man Walking in Suit &…HOLY CRAP, THAT’S A ROBOT!

Do you remember that video of the Metal Gear-esque BigDog robot that could toss bricks.  No? Well, here it is.  Anyway, the folks behinds that project, Boston Dynamics, have recently released a new video of another one of its robot creations that may have the potential to destroy humankind via a robot apocalypse. Maybe. The creation is called Petman, and it’s designed to be a test unit for military outfits, hazmat suits and other forms of protective garb.  Once you watch the video after the break, you won’t BELIEVE that it’s NOT a person in that suit based on its insanely, realistic movements.   Continue reading “A Man Walking in Suit &…HOLY CRAP, THAT’S A ROBOT!”

Happy Veteran’s Day!!

Happy Veteran's Day!!

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Carmen Sandiego steals Pro Wrestling Art from a Martian Bus Station – WIRed #2

This week on “The PractitioNERD Show,” I discuss:
the Carmen Sandiego movie adaptation [http://goo.gl/DX2SZ],
a Spanish bus station that could be a martian spaceship [http://goo.gl/nNBPg],
the U.S. Army becomes the literal “Android Army” [http://goo.gl/faajF],
my love for Retro City Rampage [http://goo.gl/ucFIV], and
why Pro Wrestling art show be in the Louvre [http://goo.gl/jjRYc]   Continue reading “Carmen Sandiego steals Pro Wrestling Art from a Martian Bus Station – WIRed #2”

US Army using Android Phones for Battlefield Networking/Communications

Starting in October, some soldiers will carry a Motorola Atrix that will enable them to send and receive data while dismounted in warzones.

Smartphones are everywhere and are becoming more easily available to consumers. They had accelerated and became a standard as how we communicate with each other as consumers, but apparently they are also becoming the future of communication in the battlefield of wartime. The United States Army is now in development of its own portable wireless network, named the “Warfighter Information Network-Tactical” — also known as “WIN-T” — which has been in development since 1996.   Continue reading “US Army using Android Phones for Battlefield Networking/Communications”

Augmented Reality Contact Lenses Brings Data/Info to Your Eyes! OMG, THE FUTURE!

Innovega’s DARPA-Desired AR Contact Lenses

It now appears that those on-screen heads-up displays from some of my favorite video games are starting to actually become a reality to our soldiers.  Washington-based company Innovega is currently developing plans for new military technology that give contact lenses the ability to display information next to almost anything a soldier sees.

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