Tech, Trends and Travel
Tech, Trends and Travel

Tech, Trends and Travel

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Arts DAO Fest 2024: Summary and Recap

22 Apr 2024 2 minute read 2 comments MatPawluczuk

Memes, Phygitals, the Bitcoin Halving, and more. Rahim Mahtab holding a ‘Choose Rich’ sign Despite unfavorable weather conditions, with Dubai experiencing the biggest storms ever recorded, Arts DAO Fest persevered and delivered a professional event....

A Look At 3 Top-Ranked Location-Based VR Venues

14 Dec 2023 7 minute read 0 comments MatPawluczuk

Out of the house and into the future. LBE is back.   It is generally assumed that the VR and XR industry managed to weather the pandemic quite well. However, not all virtual reality endeavors benefited equally. For location-based entertainment (also...

OWO Haptic Suit: My First Impressions and Reactions

29 Oct 2023 4 minute read 0 comments MatPawluczuk

A VR/XR haptic suit that offers more than just an approximation.   If you have ever considered buying a haptic vest for your VR device, you might have heard of the OWO Vest. If not, it is a gaming-first wearable shirt that creates feedback using ele...

Top Magazines and Blogs to follow in VR/AR/XR Space [2023 List]

4 Aug 2023 2 minute read 0 comments MatPawluczuk

While browsing the web in search of VR and XR websites, I noticed how outdated most of the catalogs are. Some publications have grown bigger and more prominent over the years, while others have withered down or gone dormant. Most existing directories...

Threads Review: Observations, Opinions and Reflections

25 Jul 2023 4 minute read 3 comments MatPawluczuk

Over the past two weeks, I have been making a conscious decision to incorporate Threads into my daily social media routine. The goal was simple — to evaluate its features, scrutinize its user experience, and gauge it’s potential. Whether it managed...

Meta’s Threads off to a great start with 150 million users. Metaverse swapped for the Fediverse.

7 Jul 2023 3 minute read 2 comments MatPawluczuk

It has been approximately two weeks since Meta announced Threads — a new platform linked to Instagram that is poised to compete with Twitter. The platform has already managed to amass 150 million users and it’s on track to reach an impressive milesto...

Purchasing an NFT ticket to Abu Dhabi Ultra (using Fellaz NFT)

11 Mar 2023 5 minute read 4 comments MatPawluczuk

I decided to attend the Ultra Abu Dhabi music festival using NFT tickets. Here is my review and main takeaways. Tickets: NFTs with utility   Event tickets in the form of NFTs are the most direct implementation of a utility token. While many collectio...

Experiencing Metaverse: Pico 4 Review - A new VR device from Bytedance

25 Feb 2023 9 minute read 0 comments MatPawluczuk

Is Pico 4 better than Meta Quest 2? My impressions, hands-on comparison and verdict This is a general review. I also made a full in-depth technical analysis that's available here. The Pico 4 is a new headset from Bytedance. It was released in Octobe...

Play 2 Earn: How I managed to expose a scam and actually make a difference

5 Feb 2023 9 minute read 3 comments MatPawluczuk

In this quick case study I will describe my assistance in exposing a scam: namely how I managed to find out about it, what actions I took to warn others and what the results were. It was quite a journey and produced results that are motivating so I h...

Downloading data through radio, cassettes, newspapers A.K.A transmedium data encoding

1 Jan 2023 7 minute read 5 comments MatPawluczuk

  These days we hear a lot about cryptography, encryption and data modulation. It all sounds very contemporary but in reality, experimenting with data encoding is as old as the idea of data itself. After all, data needs to be stored, it needs to be r...