VRtually There, a weekly adventure with three cool VR experiences…

April 10, 2017

Be sure to visit (and subscribe) to the weekly VRtually adventures from the USA TODAY NETWORK and YouTube (see source link below). Each adventure features three cool 360 degree VR experiences. Below is this weeks’ adventure featuring a rollercoaster ride, canyoneering in the Arizona Desert and floating with sea turtles in perfect tranquility…

Source: VRtually There – YouTube Channel

Some Really Cool Online Clock Background Wallpapers (with sound effects)

March 22, 2017

Here are some really cool backgrounds (with sound effects) that you can pull up in your web browser. Simply click on the links below. Once you land on the site, you will find additional background selections at the top right, as well.  Enjoy!

Rain Background

Fireplace Background

Aquarium Background

Virtual Washing Machine Background

Running Water Background

Lava Lamp Background

Nature Sounds Background

Abstracts Background

Christmas Background


Source: Online Clock Background Wallpapers – Online Alarm Clocks

This is Awesome… Play, Create and Share Realistic Looking Jigsaw Puzzles Online

December 20, 2014

When I come across something that I classify as “awesome”, I want to share it with my readers right away! Some of you may like jigsaw puzzles and some of you may not; however, you have to take a look at this online (virtual) version of jigsaw puzzles called Jigsaw Planet (by Tibo Software).

Briefly, I am familiar with Tibo Software’s Jigsaw Puzzle software and highly recommend it if you are into this sort of thing. The online version that they have created is the best out there (in my opinion) in coming very close to the real jigsaw puzzles that we put together out of the box.

Tibo - Jigsaw Planet

To play (or try) the online version, simply visit jigsawplanet.com and select one of the puzzles they have available. This will give you an idea of what I am talking about; but, if you sign up for an account this opens the door for a whole lot more such as uploading your own photos to create your own jigsaw puzzles that can be shared with others (by simply emailing them a link to the puzzle you created).

Also, account holders can create puzzle albums and customize the puzzles to determine the shape, number of pieces, sharing options, etc…; and, to make things more challenging, you can create puzzles where the pieces can be rotated by picking up the pieces by left clicking the mouse and rotating the piece by right clicking the mouse. I think this feature of rotating the pieces is unheard in comparison to other online jigsaw puzzles I have tried.

Account holders also have the luxury that once you start a puzzle, the puzzle is automatically saved, no matter where you leave off. If you log off or leave the site, when you come back and log in, your puzzle is there where you left it (with the pieces intact). Another feature here is that the pieces look real and you can go full screen (without ads)… I think, once you get in there with this, you will be bookmarking this jigsaw app.


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An Online Mobile Phone Emulator (try before you buy)

March 21, 2010

Buying a mobile phone is one of those costly decision-making processes that will either make you or break you. If you are not prepared (and educated) you could ultimately end up in a contract situation with a carrier for a 2 year period with a phone you ultimately are not satisfied with. Personally, I am no expert when it comes to mobile phones; however, it is in my opinion, a lock in for a 2 year period of time, with a phone being used as bait, just does not sound too good to me (from the bargaining standpoint).

One thing I do know about mobile phones is that today they are a member of the information technology family (as a form of an electronic medium) and as with any member of that family you have to do your homework in order to educate yourself and bring yourself up to speed.

Now the beauty of today’s internet is that you can access information on just about everything, including mobile phones. The real beauty though is that today’s internet is evolving into a virtual world (with interactive content) that in essence allows you to manipulate and animate from your chair using a web browser. Once such instance of this technology is a web site called TryPhone.


TryPhone is an online interactive (virtual) web site that emulates various models of mobile phones and gives you the ability to actually take them for a test drive (for free). You can also do “side-by-side” comparisons, watch demos, etc…  Remember educate yourself, prior to buying any electronics, AND TryPhone is one way to help educate yourself about mobile phones.  TryPhone is currently in beta (the testing stage).

TryPhone gives you the ability to try before you buy. Use our fully interactive online virtual handsets to test-drive mobile devices, applications, content and services, as well as watch demos – right from the comfort and convenience of your own computer. No pressure, no salespeople, no product uncertainty and no features you don’t understand. Try it, then go buy it… on your terms.


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Virtualize Your Floor Plans with Project Dragonfly

July 3, 2009

Project Dragonfly is an online DIY (do it yourself) tool that you use in a real-time environment; to create, envision, furnish and ultimately virtualize floor plans (in 2D or 3D). Project Dragonfly was launched in March 2009 by Autodesk, which is world renown for 2D and 3D design software (e.g. Autocad) that is used in architecture, engineering and building construction. If you are familiar with CAD software then you know the complexity that is involved in learning the software. With Project Dragonfly the learning curve is minimal and there is no software installation involved. Simply visit the site and start designing. Project Dragonfly is another great example of a “flash based” cloud application that you run straight from your web browser.

Project Dragonfly

I encourage you to preview the video below as an introduction to Project Dragonfly (to get you started).  If you cannot wait to try it out, visit Project Dragonfly [ HERE ] .


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The Duke is being Nuked…

May 9, 2009

1990’s – I can remember getting excited about the 3D “first person shooters” virtual reality (interactive) games that were in development. To be honest, I never ever fully completed any of these games due to my limited attention span; BUT it fascinated me that people coded (programmed) these works to do what they did… Amazing!  These games, as well as today’s games, are a testament and driving force to the development of gamer PC’s that push hardware to the limits.

In 1997 3D Realms (aka: Apogee Software, Ltd.) unleashed “Duke Nukem Forever”, which was touted as having one of the longest development cycles for a game. Many of the gamers out there will relate to this. 3D Realms (aka: Apogee Software, Ltd.) is known in a historical sense for the Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D  franchises.  Wolfenstein 3D was my favorite…

I came across two sources reporting that the Duke is being be Nuked.  My first source is Wikipedia [ click here ] .  The second source, reflected below, is a clip from one of my favorite sites:

Tom’s Hardware

Toms Hardware

1clipsm [Source: Tom’s Hardware ]
Report: Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down

It looks like DNF might turn out to be a DNF*.

Rumor has it Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms is shutting down. Shacknews today cites ‘a reliable source close to the company’ who said the developer, along with the recently resurrected Apogee name, is finished and employees from both have already been let go.


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