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Review | OpenHour Gecko TV Box

Introduction On the second review, after Probox2’s EX+ TV Box, I’m reviewing a brand new TV Box from Open Hour, named Gecko This is the first TV Box I’ve had the pleasure reviewing that includes the HiSilicon 3798M chipset. This review unit was sent to me courtesy of the good people at Open Hour (Syabas), so thank you all, and …

Review | Probox2 EX+ TV Box and Probox2 Remote+

Introduction Hello everyone! Here is the first in a new series of reviews about Kodi TV Boxes. What are Kodi/TV Boxes? TV Boxes are small computers running Google Android OS, Linux or even Microsoft Windows (on x86 CPU variants), mostly based on ARM processors – from different and varied manufacturers, such as AMLogic, RockChip, Intel, and others. …

The Uncanny Valley

Have you ever read/heard the term “The Uncanny Valley”? It refers to the way the human brain perceives the slight differences between real human beings, or real living creatures, and the not-quite-there facsimiles created with rubber plastic and clay or in computer generated 3d animations. The small differences in looks, or movements, or even behavior, …

Why are computer/video games in movies always so much better?

I don’t know why, but somewhere on the way from mind to reality, computer games never turn out as cool as they do appear in films. It may be budget constraints, lack of technological advancement, or simply lack of imagination, but somehow the films that depict games always make them look super-cool! The photo above is …

From Science Fiction to Real World Technology

Quantum, Warp, Replicator, Transporter, Medical Tricorder, Jump Drive. These are just a few of the words describing imaginary technologies portrayed in books, films, and television programs. A lot of these words originated in real-world theories such as Quantum physics, Theory of Relativity, Radiology and many others. The writers simply took the exotic sounding names and …