Archive | May, 2016

Volkswagen: The Human Crossing

31. May 2016

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In the UAE, most drivers ignore zebra crossings on a daily basis. So it’s no surprise that 20% of all road accidents in the United Arab Emirates involve pedestrians, often resulting in fatalities. So Volkswagen created “The Human Crossing” to make our roads a little more human (and safe), reminding drivers that pedestrians aren’t invisible [...]

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GRIDI: An Interactive Music Making Installation

29. May 2016

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GRIDI translates the methodology of composing electronic music into an interactive physical installation that lets anyone make music in just seconds as they experiment with various instruments, sounds and physical objects to create electronic beats. Powered by Arduino, thousands of hand soldered wires and sensors to detect the coloured objects representing different instruments, the GRIDI [...]

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Cornetto: The Netflix Commitment Rings

27. May 2016

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Probably the worst thing about streaming services, is when your partner watches the latest episode on Netflix while you’re on a night out, or has friends over and binge watches your favourite series… Well, Cornetto have a solution! RFID powered Commitment Rings. Once you’ve scored the rings, users activate the rings’ app, with couples then [...]

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Kit Kat: Staring Contest Vending Machine

25. May 2016

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Kit Kat take their breaks seriously, so seriously that if you take part in their virtual staring contest and laugh, you’ll lose. With two interactive vending machines placed on two different college campuses in Brazil, and powered by facial recognition systems, each one streamed live video of the other vending machine, inviting students to take [...]

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Meet Allo: Google’s AI Powered Messenger App

22. May 2016

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The world of AI powered chat bots is here, and Allo, Google’s new messenger bot, wants to be your favourite messenger app, by fusing all of the power of Google search, into your messenger app. So, how does it work? Well kind of like your existing messenger app, but with search integrated to the core, [...]

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Meet Viv: The Next Gen AI Assistant App

21. May 2016

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Hate Siri? Then Viv is for you… Viv is an artificial intelligence platform that enables developers to distribute their products through an intelligent, conversational interface. It’s the simplest way for the world to interact with devices, services and things everywhere. Viv is taught by the world, knows more than it is taught, and learns every [...]

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The Samsung “Blind Cap” Swimming System

17. May 2016

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Introducing the Samsung Blind Cap, the world’s first swimming cap engineered with a vibration system and Bluetooth technology so that when synchronized to Samsung Gear S2 or Android, it removes the physical touch system used in professional swimming to alert blind swimmers at the exact moment they need to make a turn. Samsung are famous [...]

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Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding

16. May 2016

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Syrmo is a new connected “Smart Pad” that skateboarders attach to the trucks on their skateboards, it has a bunch of sensors that track every movement of the skateboard, connecting live to an App on their smartphones and records all the tricks in a real-time 3D space. So skaters can re-live their tricks and share [...]

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McDonald’s Australia Snapchat Filter Series

15. May 2016

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This week McDonald’s in Australia launched a series of iconic branded Snapchat filters to mark the official launch of sponsored ads by Snapchat downunder. With Snapchat the fastest growing social platform in Australia, the McDonald’s filters delivered millions of branded impressions and hundreds of thousands of branded snaps in the very first 24h sponsorship from [...]

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Intel Drone 100: The Future of Fireworks

15. May 2016

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Intel and Ars Electronica Futurelab recently showcased how they broke the world record in the slightly unique category; Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Airborne Simultaneously. Except they did it in style, launching a synced virtual “Fireworks” show to a live orchestra, where the “Fireworks” were actually the effects of LED drones flying amazing patterns and [...]

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Mila: The Live Fish Pack Experiment

10. May 2016

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Fresh Fish? Maybe it’s not… Just because its on ice doesn’t mean its fresh, and Mila a leading FMCG company in Poland wanted to show that their latest technology actually makes their fish as fresh as the moment you catch it, even after being frozen. So, they created “The Live Fish Pack” experiment, where they [...]

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Burger King: Facebook Messenger Bot Demo

8. May 2016

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Here is a quick demo of the upcoming Burger King Facebook Messenger Bot, which in all it’s glory will allow you to order on the fly without ever having to talk to a human. Just hit the bot up, tell it what you want, and it will guide you through an instant ordering process, before [...]

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Nivea Nose: Smartphones Detect Body Odour

7. May 2016

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So Nivea has invented a phone case, that when paired with an app, detects your body odour and provides a level of alert dependant on the severity of smell… But I’ve only got one problem with this play, and that’s the use case of the product, because I’m struggling to see who might actually use [...]

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Sweden Tourism: The Swedish Phone Number

4. May 2016

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So in a World First campaign, you can now call Sweden and be connected to a random Swede who will tell you anything you want to know about their fine country, where to holiday and generally how great Sweden is. Just in case you didn’t know, about 250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the [...]

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Puma: Introducing The BeatBot Racing Robot

2. May 2016

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The PUMA BeatBot is a new, programmable, autonomous-driving, lane-following racing robot that pushes runners of all levels to go harder and run faster by giving them a visual target to beat, in-fact, it’s a training partner that never gets tired… so you aren’t just trying to beat the time on a stopwatch. The BeatBot is [...]

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