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IBM: Making It Rain Bitcoins

12. October 2015


IBM made it rain bitcoins, literally. With a cool weather app specifically made for the “Campus Party” event, arguably the biggest geek event in the world. Where people would download the weather app, and monitor the forecast, so that when it started raining, they’d make it to the right location, to catch the Bitcoin rain… [...]

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UNIT9: Snow Storm – A VR Game

1. October 2015


Introducing the new Virtual Reality game called Storm, built specifically for Oculus Rift. It comprises of an amazing, cinematic look and feel, with “Storm” providing a short and intense VR experience made by the crew at UNIT9. Players are put into a horribly awesome snow storm with just five minutes to find shelter, or they’ll [...]

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The Netflix and Chill Button

29. September 2015


Here it is! The Netflix and Chill button. At the 2015 World Maker Fair, Netflix unveiled its prototype and DIY maker instructions for a physical button called “The Switch”. The Switch dims the lights, puts your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” on, can order you takeout automatically, and gets Netflix ready! It’s pretty much a real [...]

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Marriott: Virtual Reality Postcard Room Service

15. September 2015


Marriott have launched a new product called “VRoom Service” where customers staying at hotels around the world can order virtual experiences to their rooms via VR. Customers ordering the in-room virtual reality experiences will receive a hand-delivered Samsung headset, with the experiences following three travellers on their personal adventures around the world from which the [...]

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Tourism Australia: The Giga Pixel Selfie

10. September 2015


Tourism Australia has launched a pretty cool campaign that takes Giga-Pixel Selfies for Tourists who stand on specially marked areas at famous destinations across Australia. Once you’ve gone to the website, you can trigger the ultra high resolution photos made of hundreds of photos that are automatically composed as as single image and sent straight [...]

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The Void: Real-World VR Gaming Spaces

27. August 2015


It’s been a big week for Virtual Reality Gaming, with Zero Latency launching in Australia and The VOID getting closer to reality in the US, as people rush to launch cutting edge virtual reality gaming facilities around the world, for players who are expecting next-gen VR games. The VOID is a different type of VR [...]

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Chatroulette: Live First Person Zombie Game

21. August 2015


This might be the best thing I’ve seen this year. It’s the world’s first Real Life First Person Shooter Game, played out live on Chatroulette, and damn I wish I could have played it. Realm Pictures pulled together an amazing story line, filled it with Zombies, weapons and challenges, then put their first person shooter [...]

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B-Reel: Virtual Reality Adventures Game

20. August 2015


Check out B-Reel’s latest experiment, this time an adventure with Virtual Reality on Cardboard. The game is called “Stupid Big Hands” and is a prototype for Cardboard that provides pick-up-and-play type VR gaming. You’ll take on the character of George, a 50m (160ft) tall guy, with over-sized uncontrollable hands that makes walking through cities a [...]

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SeeLight: Helping Blind People Navigate Cities

18. August 2015


SeeLight is a new, open source platform aiming to map the world’s traffic lights to help blind people be able to use any street, anywhere in the world, with the ability to easily stop and cross roads with confidence regardless of if the traffic lights have sound/tactile aids for the blind. Check it out here.

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Holiday Autos: Smells of Summer Machine

17. August 2015


How many creatives have come up with this idea? Bottling smells and being able to use them for something exciting… Well, Holiday Auto’s did, and put the range of #smellsofsummer into a tweet-powered vending machine for passers by to tweet for a free smell, while hoping to inspire them to book their next holiday! Pretty [...]

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