Archive | December, 2016

The Most Shared Xmas Ad of 2016: John Lewis

25. December 2016

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So John Lewis’ #BusterTheBoxer is not only the most shared ad of Xmas 2016, it’s the most shared ad of the entire year according to Unruly Media. So given it’s Christmas Eve, here it is, the most shared and most viewed holiday ad for 2016. Enjoy.

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Play Bacardi’s Instagram DJ Experience

23. December 2016

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Bacardi has just launched perhaps the World’s First Instagram DJ experience via the new stories feature. Putting control into the hands of the user, and allowing them to mix tracks by pushing the story forwards and backwards with taps to the left and right of the Instagram Story. With each tap sounding like a DJ [...]

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Introducing Jarvis AI by Mark Zuckerberg

22. December 2016

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So Mark Zuckerberg made it. After promising to build a Home AI system, we’ve been introduced to “Jarvis AI”, his personal home assistant with the voice played by none other than Morgan Freeman, and surely he’s the world’s best voice?! Jarvis is connected to pretty much everything in his house. Lights, toaster, air-conditioning, FB messenger, [...]

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Samsung + Casey Neistat: Human Flying Drone

22. December 2016

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So Casey Neistat has done it again with his love for drones and all things boards… So, strapping on a snowboard, and teaming up with Samsung, he’s created the first ever human carrying drone, that tows up up mountains, but even cooler, straight up into the air! The video has nailed almost 4 million views [...]

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Watch Google’s “2016 Year In Search” Review

21. December 2016

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The famous year in review from Google, with news coverage of some of the world’s most inspiring and shocking stories, this is Google’s “Year in Search” video for 2016. Starting slightly on the darker side, the film manages to find the brighter side of the world and highlights a message of hope for the future. [...]

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Introducing Bridge: A Mixed Reality Headset

19. December 2016

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Meet Bridge, a new VR & Mixed Reality headset for your iPhone (finally!). It provides positional tracking and obstacle avoidance straight from the headset, plus un-cabled VR performance with a Unity plugin, and full mixed reality capability (most excitingly), where characters and immersive 3D environments blend into the real world around you. Check it out [...]

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Introducing Gatebox: A Virtual Home Robot

18. December 2016

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The world of AI is coming, and with it… Some weird and wonderful things, like Gatebox, a new virtual home robot that is part IOT, part Chatbot, part Robot girlfriend? Specifically designed for people who live by themselves in Japan, so you can be “Living together with your favorite character” as quoted on their site. [...]

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Intel Drone 500: The World Record Performance

16. December 2016

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Last time Intel launched a light show made of drones, they nailed the Guinness World Record for it, with 100 drones flying simultaneously. Now, Intel’s engineers have created a 500 drone light show for the world to enjoy. Set in Germany, thousands of tiny propellers powered the crazy hum of 500 Intel Drones, programmed to [...]

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The NRMA FireBlanket: Bushfire Detection

9. December 2016

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NRMA Insurance in Australia have been working on an early bushfire detection and monitoring network called “FireBlanket”. It’s a prototype designed to sense, locate and track bushfire smoke before spreading a virtual safety blanket over at-risk communities across Australia. It’s early days of course, but you can imagine how powerful this could be, if it [...]

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Breakfast NY Presents: Flip-Disc Kinetic Displays

5. December 2016

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Kinetic displays and sculptures are continually increasing in popularity as they arguably create a more tangible and interactive experience compared to LED screens. So BREAKFAST NY stepped in, and with some seriously cool Kinetic art installations and campaigns under their belt over the last few years, they’ve now productised this… The “Flip-Disc” Kinetic Display System, [...]

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The Race For The Future Of Virtual Reality

3. December 2016

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Right now there is over $2 Trillion in market capitalisation for Virtual Reality startups, products and experiences. But who’s actually using VR and is it even worth it? Well, as Fortune Magazine highlights here, it’s deeper than you think, and beyond out typical marketing and brand focused experience conversations, VR (and the various variants of [...]

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