With the release of standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go, virtual reality is now mobile. Holoride aims to add tactile sensory experiences to VR — something that dovetails nicely with wireless headsets — by adding AR and VR to your car ride. Using GPS data, Holoride merges the scenery around you with augmented or virtual worlds, making the commuting a whole new experience.
Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a legitimate attempt at interactive television — something that has been tried before, but with less-than-stellar results. Following the story of a young programmer who tries to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game, the show has something along the lines of eight endings. Not just a technical challenge, writing a compelling story is hard enough without finding multiple ways to end it. Go behind the scenes as the crew talks about what it took to bring the Bandersnatch to the screen for what might be a landmark moment in TV.
For Issue 05, we gathered ten of the world's best Barn Finds, ten of the most interesting caviar-and-potato chip pairings, three spectacular places to stay in Italy, and thirty stunning objects of desire.
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To kick off the launch of Uncrate Issue 05 and the return of our favorite not-smartphone, the Punkt MP02, we've partnered with Punkt, Grand Classics, and Mark Ronson to host a VIP screening of 1983's The King of Comedy, staring Robert De Niro. Personally selected by Mark Ronson, the film is a timely choice given its direct influence on this month's release of Joker, and as De Niro also appears in Joker as homage to his character in The King of Comedy. On October 16th at the Public Arts venue, at New York's Public Hotel, a select group of guests and friends of Mark Ronson, Punkt, Grand Classics, and Uncrate gathered for the screening and cocktails. Punkt, maker's of minimalist technology, chose to partner with Grand Classics on this screening due the increasingly frustrating effect of smartphones on the film community. Often used to snap pictures that leak a film's plot details well before release, smartphones have become a drag on sets around the world. Punkt's MP02 phone, a camera-less work of art, fixes not only this issue but allows anyone to disconnect from the distracting while remaining connected via a good old fashioned phone call or basic text message. Animoji's need not apply.
A scene after the end of the credits in Avengers: Infinity War set the stage for the latest addition to the MCU — Captain Marvel. The film follows Carol Danvers' return to Earth with her superpowers after joining the Spaceforce, which means this won't be an origin story. Carol seems to have forgotten much of her life before joining the Spaceforce, with flashbacks to her time as a child, basic training, and flying in the Air Force. The trailer also shows a young Nick Fury, a lot less cynical than when we initially met him in Iron Man. Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 8, 2019.
Building a guitar was once the province of skilled luthiers, selecting wood for their tonal properties and shaping each piece by hand to create an instrument. Then came Leo Fender, who brought guitar making into the modern age by taking a page from the automotive industry and simplifying the process — and cementing the guitar as the most popular instrument in the world. Fender's production techniques also brought guitar building to the masses and unleashed a massive amount of creativity to the form. This guitar by Burls Art is made of 1200 colored pencils set in epoxy resin and one of the most creative guitars we've ever seen.
Since their entry into the jeans market, Mott & Bow have changed the way men shop for denim. They use artisan techniques to make their jeans, with fabric sourced from some of the best mills in the world without cutting corners. And their Home Try-On Program is still the easiest way to get the best jeans and the best fit. Now, Mott & Bow is expanding their line of slim fit jeans again, taking the slightly stretchy, never too tight, nor too loose jeans and adding black and gray colorways. The new colors go with almost anything, and just like the rest of the line they're soft, comfortable, and will never look dated.
Presented by Mott & Bow.
Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
Duncan Vizla is settling into retirement. He has a nice cabin in the woods. He keeps to himself. He's having a great time — maybe. But Vizla's career isn't as far behind him as he'd like. As the best assassin on the planet, Vizla is worth more to his former employer dead than alive — and they're sending an army of young killers to collect. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, in this adaptation of Victor Sanos' webcomic and graphic novels by the same name. Polar starts streaming on Netflix January 25, 2019.