Author: Donna

iOS Night Shift

Back in 2014, I posted about the effects of blue light on sleep and recommended F.lux freeware, which adjusts your computer monitor settings to gradually reduce the amount of blue light emitted as night falls.  F.lux also created an iOS app, which was

Fresnel Lenses and the Oculus Rift CV1

The new consumer version of the Oculus Rift has just been released and there’s been a lot of buzz about the new hybrid fresnel lenses and how they compare with those in the HTC Vive Pre. Incidentally, based on the reviews,

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The New Makerspace at Boulder Public Library

Otherwise known as “BLDG 61“.  No aliens, but I did find a suspicious number of orange octopi and a spaceman. Today I took a CAD and 3D printing class at Boulder Public Library’s new Makerspace.  First they got us up to speed with Autodesk’s Tinkercad,

IODC 2017 to be held in Denver, CO

The International Optical Design Conference (IODC) will be held next year in nearby Denver, CO!  Represent!

360 Video and VR at CES 2016

Seemingly, all possible configurations of multiple video cameras slapped together to create 360-deg video were on display at CES, including the wheeled contraption below from Radiant Images that I came across at VR Fest and the more compact Nikon KeyMission

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David Pogue talks optics at CES 2016

One of the free talks at CES was given by David Pogue, in which he shared some very interesting lifehacks from his “Pogue’s Basics” series books.  His tip for when you’re having trouble reading distant signage and have forgotten your

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2015 is the Year of Light!

Yes, it’s January 1st, not April 1st (I checked) and the U.N. has just proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Check out the linked website for a list of talks, workshops, exhibitions, and competitions,