Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Red Hat Magic With Scott Tokar

Posted by Michael on December 3rd, 2018

Here at iTricks Tower Midwest we love trade show magic and Linux (seriously, wanna talk about our favorite Linux Raspberry Pi set ups or our Toughbooks that run Mint and Ubuntu?) so when we find a video from the recent AWS re:Invent show in Vegas featuring a Red Hat themed magic you know we are going to post that!

Scott Tokar: you are our new hero!

Robot VS Copier [It Ain't Magic But...]

Posted by Michael on November 9th, 2018

‘Round these parts we love magic, but we also like other stuff. Like technology and crazy dreamers trying to make their dreams come true and science fiction and cartoons. So we LOVE the guys over at Megabots and we are big fans of their efforts to turn giant robot fighting into a sport at least as legit as stock car racing…. So enjoy their latest video, the first of their new webseries Crush It (where they use a giant robot to crush stuff). There is some brief NSFW language during the crushing but most is edited out.

Have a safe and awesome weekend everyone!

The Life Of Cyborgs Features A Familiar Face

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2018

The latest episode of Zoomin.TV’s Life of Cyborgs features Anastasia Synn. As you may know, in attention to being a cyborg she is married to the Amazing Johnathan.

Marco Tempest And EDI

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

We are still in a robot frame of mind… so we dug out this footage of Marco Tempest with EDI. We are sure we have run it (or something very similar) in the past, but today is a historic day in the evolution of robots. We’re celebrating.


Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

I have resisted mentioning this as best as I could, because it isn’t magic, but iTricks does cover unique technologies here and there… so check it out. Tonight. America versus Japan in an honest to goodness giant robot fight!

Both 5 year old me and 45 year old me are ecstatic.

Above is the trailer to fill you in… the robot fight stream starts at 10 PM Easter, 7 PM Pacific tonight; stream it on Twitch.

SparkFun Talks To Mario The Magician

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

The folks over at Spark Fun (an electronics company) posted this interview with Mario the Magician about his magic and how his “maker” skills literally build his act.

Magician vs Slow Motion

Posted by Michael on August 28th, 2017

Sony is probably going to make a few magicians mad with their new video to promote the Xperia XZ, which boasts one of the most advanced slow motion features in any smartphone. SO they proved it by shooting Australian magician The Chelsea Joker work in slow motion… The Joker’s website, by the way, appears to be down.