Chris Hatfield astronauts like a boss! Closes with Bowie’s Space Oddity as you have never seen it.

We never saw this coming, but on December 19, 2012, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) and we mere earthlings proceeded to get quite a lesson over the last 5 months. He returns to earth today and we are going to miss his social missives from space that brought us all much closer together and we are all a lot better off because Chris communicated with us all like no one before ever has. Sunday he released his final video from space and it is singularly the coolest thing I have ever witnessed with his very own rendition of Space Oddity. I feel fairly sure that David Bowie never saw THIS coming back in 1969. The best and most likely most expensive cover song video ever made.

So here is to you Chris for continuing a legacy of cool Canadians while blazing your own trail that most likely will not be repeated any time soon. You are not just a Canadian hero, but a hero to us all.

Here is the version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

2013 CES New Innovation Award Winner: The Displair

The Displair is our new innovation award winner for the 2013 CES. The Displair creates a touchscreen display out of thin air. You have to see it in action to understand how cool this is. We have been asking for this and it looks like something out of a science fiction movie. but this is no dream, it exists and we got an up close look at it at this years CES. The days of smudges on your screen will soon be over as the air doesn’t smudge. Air flows out of the device, interacting with water drops to form a screen where you can beam images from a computer or tablet. But this is not just a simple projection screen, it’s a fully interactive display, you can actually play games on this like in the video below from CES where Fruit Ninja is played just by waving your hand across the Displair’s virtual screen.

Minority report, here we come. Check out the video and images below to see it in action.

Video of the Displair in action at CES

Images from CES

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CES 2013 Enter the show video

Here you can enter CES without fighting the crowds. Check out the display at the entrance. It’s 3D and amazing. The crowds are something else, Stay tuned here over the next few days for some amazing new stuff out of CES

The show is gigantic and there were some great products, bbut to be honest day one was a little of a letdown for a first time visitor. You have to sift through thirty booths of chinese android tablets that are not that impressive for every one cool new thing.

Dont get me wrong, there is plenty of fantastic stuff at CES, its just been overtaken by sheer quantity.

Here we are entering the show