Video: Gran Turismo 5’s insane “Data Logger Visualization Technology”

January 22, 2010 · Posted in foundFings . . . · Comment 

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Aside from GT being just a bit too smooth in places, like where the car runs over the curbs, this GT5 Vs Real life split screen is hella impressive!

So… “Data Logger Visualization Technology.” That’s a long and uninformative name. Technology that visualizes… data. Data that was at some point logged. What they’re trying to say is that they loaded up a real race car with monitoring gadgets and took note of a bunch of data — steering, throttle, G-force, and all that stuff — and logged it into a file. This file can be read by Gran Turismo 5 and produce essentially a 1:1 recreation of an actual real-world lap. Sure, you could race your own ghost, but why would you, when you can race Michael Schumacher’s?


This is only possible because the tracks and cars are simulated with such meticulous detail in GT5. Various scanning and storage technologies have allowed an almost unbelievable amount of precision, and although it’ll never be the same as actually going 140 around whatever circuit, it’s getting miiighty close.

[via CNET]

iPhone keeps buried earthquake victim alive for three days

January 21, 2010 · Posted in foundFings . . . · Comment 

Medical app, flight mode aids trapped snapper

An American filmmaker trapped under the rubble of his hotel used his iPhone for medical advice, while relying on his SLR for light and paper for recording his last thoughts.…

Offloading malware protection to the cloud

Reminder Of Why You Should Never Put Foil In A Microwave—Exploding Wine Box Version [Video]

January 18, 2010 · Posted in foundFings . . . · Comment 

Here’s why your mother always said never to put aluminum foil in the microwave. Can someone buy this Swedish guy a new kitchen, please? And a box o’ wine, too? [YouTube] Thanks, Nightwheel!