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Sunday, 5 February, 2023 UTC

Ask Adam Savage: Ideal Kit for Mobile Cosplay Repair

Does Adam have any tips on avoiding mistakes while sewing? Is there a cosplay Adam has wanted to build but hasn't? What gear would Adam bring to a convention for cosplay repair? In this livestream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members Frank’s ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 UTC

HTC VIVE XR Elite Hands-On Impressions!

We go hands-on with HTC's VIVE XR Elite virtual reality headset to demo a few native games and experiences, sample wireless streaming VR from a desktop gaming PC, and check out features like its hot swappable battery and passthrough visuals. We also chat ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 13 January, 2023 UTC

Nreal Air Review: Don't Call These AR Glasses

We're going to see a lot of augmented reality devices hit the market this year, but the technology and use cases for these glasses are wide-ranging and still relatively nascent. Norm reviews the Nreal Air, one of the most popular smart glasses recently ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 5 January, 2023 UTC

Adam Savage's Replica Spacesuit Gloves Examined at the Smithsonian!

In our final video from Adam's most recent trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, it's Adam's turn to share an object from his collection with conservator Lisa Young. Adam brings his replicas of NASA's Phase IV EMU gloves for Lisa to examine ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 29 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Stunned by This NASA Prototype Apollo Spacesuit!

Adam is rendered speechless meeting this green Apollo AX-1L developmental pressure suit--an engineering prototype made by ILC Dover in the very early days of the Apollo program. Smithsonian objects conservator Lisa Young explains how spacesuit designers ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 23 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Admires The History of Rocket Engines

Walking through the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center hanger, Adam admires and reflects on the history of modern rocket engines that were the stepping stones to human spaceflight. With each visit to the National Air and Space Museum, Adam discovers something ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 16 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Examines the Apollo A5-L Spacesuit!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ or download our free app: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2586839431358655/ At the National Air and Space Museum’s Conservation Lab, Adam examines ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 8 December, 2022 UTC

Project Mercury's Friendship 7 Space Capsule!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ or download our free app: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2586839431358655/ In 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 1 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Meets an Apollo Program Training Spacesuit!

Adam returns to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Conservation Lab to examine astronaut Frank Borman's Apollo training suit! Smithsonian objects conservator Lisa Young takes us on a tour of the A1C pressure suit, a modification of the Project ... more - [email protected]


Saturday, 26 November, 2022 UTC

The 3D-Printed Fashion of Sophy Wong!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Designer Sophy Wong shows how she experiments with 3D printed garments to create accessories and clothing with unique topography and embedded electronics. ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 24 November, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Learns About Living On The Space Shuttle!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ or download our free app: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2586839431358655/ At the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Adam Savage and Astronaut ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 UTC

The Robot Sidekicks of Jorvon Moss!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Robot designer Jorvon Moss brings several examples of his wearable robots that animated and react to voice and movement. These 3D printed sidekicks are worn ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 18 November, 2022 UTC

How to Kitbash a Miniature Spaceship Model!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Veteran modelmaker -- and friend and former ILM colleague of Adam, Grant and Tory's -- @Fon H Davis shows the process of “slump casting” to create a unique ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 17 November, 2022 UTC

The Original Star Trek USS Enterprise Filming Model!

Adam visits one of the holy grails of film and TV prop history: the original filming model of the USS Enterprise for Star Trek (TOS). This 11-foot long miniature has been under the care of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where Adam and ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 25 October, 2022 UTC

Meta Quest Pro Review!

The Meta Quest Pro has arrived, and we've spent the past few days testing it and comparing it to the Quest 2. This $1500 standalong VR headset may be designed (and priced) for enterprise users, but we evaluate how its new technologies fare for VR enthusiasts ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 20 October, 2022 UTC

Crafting Elaborate Cosplay with Cowbutt Crunchies!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Cowbutt Crunchies show Adam two costumes they made that leveled up their abilities as cosplay designers and fabricators. These Necromancer and apprentice ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 13 October, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Demonstrates Miniature Spaceship Paneling!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Adam shows how to make a detailed spaceship panel using the techniques he employed as a professional practical effects modelmaker for science fiction films ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 11 October, 2022 UTC

Meta Quest Pro Hands-On Impressions!

We go hands-on with the new Meta Quest Pro mixed reality headset and explain in-depth the technology and features that differentiates it from the Quest 2. From the ergonomics to the new sensors and controllers, here's how each contributes to the featureset ... more - [email protected]


Saturday, 8 October, 2022 UTC

Ask Adam Savage: Shop Battle Scars, Running Power and Temporary Shop Dividers

In this livestream excerpt, Tested members Christian Bastian, Frank's VR, Aaron Lehnen and Michael Fortner ask Adam questions about his shop, including its "battle scars" from previous projects, suggestions for temporary shop dividers, ideal ... more - [email protected]


Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Learns About Extreme Cosplay Wigs!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: https://creator.oculus.com/community/802834256715296/ Adam is joined in the shop by the cosplay duo of Cowbutt Crunchies cosplay, incredible artists and costume designers who we've admired for years. Regan and ... more - [email protected]


Saturday, 16 July, 2022 UTC

Hands-On with Mojo Augmented Reality Contact Lens!

We go eyes-on with the feature prototype of Mojo Lens, an in-development contact lens with an embedded augmented reality display and the electronics needed to run it wirelessly. With a tethered prototype held up to our eye, we could clearly see how the ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 UTC

Hands-On with Tilt Five Production AR Glasses!

It's been a while since we first looked at the technology of Tilt Five, the augmented reality gaming headset invented by Jeri Ellsworth. The novel tabletop gaming approach to AR promised to bring a new level of immersion to everything from board games ... more - [email protected]


Monday, 20 June, 2022 UTC

Hands-On with Meta's New VR Headset Prototypes!

We get a glimpse of what future generations of virtual reality displays from Meta could look like with a trip to Reality Labs Research, where we meet the Display Systems Research team and try on four of their prototype VR headsets that test the limits ... more - [email protected]


Saturday, 23 April, 2022 UTC

Hands-On with Looking Glass 8K Holographic Display!

We go hands-on with the new Looking Glass 4K and 8K holographic displays and catch up with Looking Glass co-founder Shawn Frayne to talk about what the company has been working on since shipping their desktop Portrait device. The size and resolution of ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 11 March, 2022 UTC

Hands-On: VR Haptics with Ultrasonic Speakers

We go hands-on with the Emerge Wave 1, a haptic feedback device that uses ultrasonic speakers to create the sensation of touch for VR games and social experiences. Paired with the native hand-tracking of a Quest 2 headset, we're able to feel gestures ... more - [email protected]


Friday, 10 December, 2021 UTC

Tested in 2021: Favorite Coffee Table Books!

The Art and Soul of Dune: https://amzn.to/31LW5QY Object Compendium: https://amzn.to/3DFGX52 The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: https://amzn.to/3lNPUmA The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2: https://amzn.to/3DCyBuJ Disneyland Hotel: The Early ... more - [email protected]


Sunday, 28 November, 2021 UTC

Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome Unity Slices Demo!

We go hands-on with the upcoming Unity Slices: Table, a mixed reality demo from Unity Labs that makes use of the Quest 2's new passthrough video API as well as Presence Platform developer tools. Not only does it let us interact with a chessboard perfectly ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 11 November, 2021 UTC

Hands-On: Lynx R1 Mixed Reality AR/VR Headset!

We go hands-on with a prototype of the Lynx R1, a standalone AR/VR headset that is shipping next year for $600. Running on the same Qualcomm XR2 processor as the Quest 2, the Lynx R1 fully embraces pass-through mixed reality with full-color cameras, hand ... more - [email protected]


Thursday, 21 October, 2021 UTC

Varjo Aero VR Headset Review—Insane Display Detail!

We test and review the new Varjo Aero--a virtual reality headset with the best image quality and display clarity we've used in a consumer/prosumer HMD. Here's an in-depth look at the Varjo Aero's technology, display and optics, and how it runs our favorite ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 7 September, 2021 UTC

Inside an Arriflex 16mm Film Camera!

Watch this episode in virtual reality here: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/media/832039084183044/ Continuing the deep dive into his 16mm camera collection, Sean takes out and takes apart the venerable Ariflex ST--one of the first professional 16mm ... more - [email protected]