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This Guy Built A Commodore 64 VR Rig

VR is all about immersive experiences.The more real it is, the better. The problem is, not everyone can afford a $500 Oculus Rift headset and a thousand dollar VR-ready gaming PC. Well, there is a cheaper option. If you don’t mind taking a technological step backward. One Commodore 64 fan created a pair of virtual reality goggles for the classic 8-bit computer, the Commodore 64. You can find the supplies you need for cheap at thrift shops. Jim_64 added an LCD display to a cheap pair of VR goggles. These mirror what’s on an old CRT TV connected to his Commodore 64. So how to you get VR content on an old rig like this? Well, Jim_64 had to code his own virtual reality adventure game called Street Defender. When I say Virtual Reality, in this case it is what VR might have looked like way back when....


Geek Smack! 222: Facebook Buys Instagram [Video Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS One more week, then I’ll be in San Francisco for a Ford Drive, then an HP event. I might even get a chance to stop at DEMO and the Computer History Museum. It will definitely be a long week of great events. ITM, I’m laying low, trying to get all shows ready for next week. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News:   Netflix Starts a PAC – Is a new SOPA on the way? AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft – Does Microsoft own part of Netscape now? Jack Tramiel Passes Away – Man responsible of Commodore 64 Toshiba 13″ Screen Tablet – Would you buy an XXL tablet Unlocking Old Phones – Does it...

GWP 2010-07-28 #149: Tonight There’s Gonna be a Jailbreak 0

GWP 2010-07-28 #149: Tonight There’s Gonna be a Jailbreak

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*NOTE: The video for this episode did not record. Audio only this week folks!* One more episode to 150. 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest July prizes drawn on Sunday. I am heading to Nashville, but I cannot tell you why yet. Looking for Video / Audio bumpers. If you have a business or show, just send me an audio or video saying: Hi. This is {your name} from {your show/business} and you are on Geekazine! Video to geekazine at Gmail dot Com Need some clue on YouTube and linking accounts. Can you help? I will wear your T-Shirt. BlogWorld & New Media Expo – Save up to 50% by signing up now The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for...

Bringing Back Old School 0

Bringing Back Old School

Remember the Commodore 64? Most of us feel very fond and nostalgic towards it. If the Commodore was reborn in 2010, it will probably look like Commodore USA’s Phoenix. The Commodore Phoenix looks like how a Commodore should: a thick PC-in-a-keyboard, not that it isn’t attractive. I deeply desire it. The keyboard all-in-one form factor has been missing from the market for some time and Commodore USA is a nice throwback to the brand. No, this isn’t the same company that made the Commodore back in the day. They’re licensing the Commodore name from Commodore Gaming, but as far as we’re concerned, the spirit lives on. Their entry level model will run $695 with an E7500 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB or RAM, a 160 GB hard drive and Ubuntu, though you can just pop in a Windows disk and get that installed. Then, there’s the Asus...

New Quickcast Segment – App Wild 0

New Quickcast Segment – App Wild

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is the newest segment in the Geekazine Quickcast called “App Wild”. It’s name says it all – We talk about applications that you can get for your iPhone, Andoid, Palm Pre, Blackberry or whatever device you use. This weeks applications reviewed: Madden 10 Rhapsody Sad Fact of the Commodore 64 application Pandora and Facebook for Android

Episode #11 12-12-07 0

Episode #11 12-12-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNew look on site, Shovelling snow, need new computer – this one’s too noisey. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsors: Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals Download the show (MP3) News: Transistor to turn 60 – Gizmodo CompUSA to Close – WSJ ISP Ads? – Techdirt Service Pack Blocker Kit – PC World Office2007SP1 – ActiveNetwork Commodore64 Still Loved – CNN.com VoIP on iPod Touch? – TUAW On the Geek: Cheaper Solar Cells? Top 10 Games of the Year Try a Phone Before you Buy LCD Glut AMD Quad Core Problems Phishing 2.0 – PCWorld NSFW Trademark? – Wired AT&T 40 Gbps – BusinessWeek Hard Drive Won’t Share MP3 – Wired Lost in DRM – BBC OGG! –...