So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

For their upcoming June 11, 2018 issue, TIME magazine created a very spectacular, expertly-coordinated exhibition by using 958 illuminated quadcopters (or “drones,” which is what the cool kids are calling them) hovering along the evening sky and framed resemble TIME’s traditional cover layout. Enjoy the above “so THAT’S how they did that” video that showcases the process, as well as the full write-up and photos … Continue reading So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

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Watch “Sonic Mania Adventures.” Now. Like, RIGHT NOW!!!

As a noted life-long fan of Sonic the Hedgehog, I must say that the new animated web series Sonic Mania Adventures nails the tone of the game Sonic Mania.  While SEGA is keeping the train named Sonic Mania rolling with upcoming enhanced release of Sonic Mania Plus later this summer, they’re also releasing a five-part series of animated shorts, and episode one is currently out on YouTube. Continue reading “Watch “Sonic Mania Adventures.” Now. Like, RIGHT NOW!!!”

Watch the Google Pixel 2 Event HERE! (Annnnd, It’s Over!)

We’re an hour away from Google’s big hardware event, where the big “G” is expected to announce new devices, including new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, a new Chromebook, a smaller variant of Google Home, a new Daydream headset, and maybe a few more surprises. Starting Times: San Francisco: 9AM / New York: 12PM / London: 5PM / Berlin: 6PM / Moscow: 7PM … Continue reading Watch the Google Pixel 2 Event HERE! (Annnnd, It’s Over!)

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Here’s a ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Fan Film Made with LEGO!

Man, it SURE has been a while since The PractitioNERD posted any sort of a LEGO-related story, but I’m glad we could get back on that 1000-piece LEGO train (toot-TOOOOT). With the success of the theatrical LEGO films (The LEGO Movie & The LEGO Batman Movie) and the unlikelyhood of a movie based on the Grand Theft Auto video game series (likely due to the rights to the movie title; THANKS Ron Howard), it’s very evident that these two brands will never officially mesh together. HOWEVER, the lovely concept of fan films DOES exist. YouTube movie maker love Nukazooka latest short brings the two together to create a winning combination.

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Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album

The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete.  Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE!  And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that.  This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading “Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album”

Now You Can Watch EVERY DAY from Groundhog Day…AT THE SAME TIME!!

Groundhog Day is an interesting and unique movies that somehow has the ability to balance the weight of its central premise — which is essentially time-travel via the constant repetition of a single day — while still showcasing excellent character development and laughs. To be honest, it definitely helps with Bill Murray’s performance as weatherman Phil Connors, and you gain an appreciation for how well … Continue reading Now You Can Watch EVERY DAY from Groundhog Day…AT THE SAME TIME!!

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Let the WWE Roster Eat Cake (Off The Ground) & Celebrate a Year of ‘UpUpDownDown’

WWE Tag Team Champion and New Day member Xavier Woods (a.k.a. Austin Creed) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of his popular YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown.  Over the course of the year, the channel has featured the WWE Superstars play some of their favorite video games backstage (and we’re still waiting for that Vince McMahon episode).  The video above provides yet another example of UpUpDownDown’s charm of letting us better know the real-life personalities of the wrestlers we see on TV every Monday and Thursday (soon to be Tuesday) night. Continue reading “Let the WWE Roster Eat Cake (Off The Ground) & Celebrate a Year of ‘UpUpDownDown’”

Google Videos – Doc’D #38

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, functionality and legacy of Google’s original video hosting service (before YouTube).

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YouTuber Tom Scott Builds Crazy 1,000-Key Emoji Keyboard BECAUSE REASONS!!

It appears that YouTuber Tom Scott will no longer have any issues reacting to any comment or post delivered on social media with his brand, spanking new emoji keyboard. This keyboard is actually not A keyboard, but FOURTEEN (14) individual keyboards synced together with well over 1,000 keys bound to emojis. Scott further explains: This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve built in a long while: a full-size, … Continue reading YouTuber Tom Scott Builds Crazy 1,000-Key Emoji Keyboard BECAUSE REASONS!!

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First-Person ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Is a Weirdly-Awesome Version of ‘Supreme Warrior’…

For the uninitiated, “Supreme Warrior” was an awful fighting game that took place in a first-person perspective that was released on the Sega CD (or Sega Mega CD), 3DO and the Sega 32X-CD (oh, sweet lord; that was a THING…) in 1994 and 1995.  The less said about that game the better.

Anyway, YouTubers SoKrispyMedia show us why Super Smash Bros. with a VR headset in first person view would be an interesting experience, but considering the multiple fighters and varied levels (with many and sometime moving platforms) this could make the game problematic and difficult to play. Continue reading “First-Person ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Is a Weirdly-Awesome Version of ‘Supreme Warrior’…”