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Google Maps: Explore Loch Ness In Street View

27. April 2015

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It’s here. The Loch Ness In Street View. And with it, the list of things you can actually do on Google Maps continues to expand with ever more functionality and innovation. This week, Google launched the mapping of Loch Ness, street-view style, that lets you search for the mythical monster both above and below water. [...]

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The Face of Litter: DNA Powered Deterrents

24. April 2015

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Here’s a really interesting piece of work from Hong Kong, it’s called The Face Of Litter, and is almost a social experiment, taking rubbish samples from across the city, and extracting human DNA from them, before running that DNA data through systems to re-construct human faces, the actual ‘Faces of Litter’… A campaign that aims [...]

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Pedigree Found: Real Time Lost Dog App

17. April 2015

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Genius. Ok so what happens when you lose your dog? Panic sets in, you roam the streets, maybe even put up posters in desperation. Well, now Pedigree has created ‘Pedigree Found’ and app to help find lost dogs in real-time. Once you’ve got the app, and created your dogs profile, if your dog gets lost, [...]

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Old Spice Launches ‘Twitch’ Real-Life Game

14. April 2015

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Incase you don’t know, Twitch is like YouTube, but it is all live-streamed, featuring only multiplayer games for people to watch, with an audience over 50 million strong. Last year, there was the internet phenomenon “Twitch Plays Pokémon” where over 6.5 million people played the game or watched the live-stream. And now, Old Spice thought [...]

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Chevrolet Launches ‘CoDriver’ Oculus VR Drive

11. April 2015

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Chevrolet has unveiled its Colorado High Country pickup truck VR Experience called ‘The Delivery’ and is the first CoDriver experience to debut. Passengers will be virtually transported to the adventurous terrain of New Zealand and cast in the role of CoDriver for the ultimate off-road adventure. The drive will see them navigate rugged terrain and [...]

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ACR: The Google Street View Driving Test

6. April 2015

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Remember when you got your drivers license? The boring theory work? On those crappy computer screens you’d have to answer multiple choice questions for staged graphical and video scenarios, tap the button perhaps if you thought there was a reason to be alert, slow down, or stop… That’s how it plays out in Australia, but [...]

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Amazon Dash Button: Place it. Press it. Get it.

1. April 2015

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Perhaps its an April Fools video, but the reality is this has been a long time coming. We’ve talked about connected fridges and sensors in your pantry that can detect when products are low to automatically re-order… Well, Amazon is taking control of that and getting to market first with the ‘Dash Button’ a new [...]

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Netshoes: The World’s Smallest Pop-Up Store

29. March 2015

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Here’s a pretty cool Pop-Up store, in fact, it’s said to be the World’s Smallest Pop-Up store with the most products; but I guess that’s easy when your pop-up store is just an an online store disguised as a pop-up, located at 1.149 and a half Oscar Freire street, in São Paulo, a location considered [...]

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Samsung: The World’s First Virtual Reality Birth

22. March 2015

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Samsung owned industry sites this week with their ‘LifeLIVE’ event, which claims to be the world’s first Virtual Reality Birth in Australia, where a couple who are based 4,000km’s away from each other, were connected live, for a virtual birthing experience powered by Samsung’s VR Gear headset. Of course this isn’t out of the box, [...]

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Meet Dorothy: Click Your Heels App + Object

15. March 2015

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It’s a little old, but Dorothy is an awesome connected object meets micro controller that, with the click of your heels, can do just about anything you want… Perhaps that’s to get an Uber, text your friends, or have a fake call made to your phone to escape a date that’s going bad. Either way, [...]

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Mountain Dew: VR Backcountry Boarding

8. March 2015

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Mountain Dew has just launched an aresome VR experience at the Burton US Open. Where they set out to capture a first-of-its-kind backcountry snowboarding experience in Virtual Reality during February 2015, allowing anyone with a Samsung Hear headset, to join the DEW Crew an participate in the backcountry trip! Plus if you’ve got a Samsung [...]

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WWF: The Tiger Running Challenge

24. February 2015

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Here’s a neat idea for WWF in Russia, where for the first time, you can stop racing friends on apps like Nike+ and take on something a little more competitive… Like a Tiger. A tiger with a GPS tracker that is. With Tigers in Russia running about 10km per day, you’ll be put to the [...]

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Norwegian Airlines: Live Streaming Cab in NYC

30. December 2014

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Check out the ‘Norwegian Red Cab’ streaming live from NYC. An interactive experience that enables visitors in a shopping mall in Oslo to control a cab, and discover New York City, in Real-time with a NYC tour guide meets cab driver. I guess it’s kind of like Remote Control Tourist in a way. It’s all [...]

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Durex Launches World’s First Dual Screen Ad

30. November 2014

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DUREX creates a new way to interact with its ads, with a short film that follows a mail boy delivering a package of condoms to an apartment block that seems to be full of people having some fun… as the film shows you various couples getting a little hot/steamy through windows .etc But, if you’ve [...]

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Chrysler Launches Oculus Rift VR Experience

27. November 2014

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Chrysler has created a first-of-its-kind interactive, photo­real virtual reality (VR) experience. It’s called ‘Beneath the Surface’ and is a four-minute experiment that pushes the boundaries of what’s doable in virtual reality. Using the latest Oculus Rift DK2 headset, users are immersed in a beautiful rendering of the Chrysler 200 and taken on an audiovisual tour [...]

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