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Time Trial: Augmented Reality Climbing

10. February 2016

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Check this out! “Time Trial” is a new, physical, interactive rock climbing video game where players are given the opportunity to compete in a time-trial style augmented reality climbing wall challenge to log the fastest times to complete climbs that require them to do single or multiple tasks during that climb. Pretty damn cool. If [...]

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Microsoft Re-Imagines NFL Through HoloLens

3. February 2016

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So this is the future of Football, with Microsoft re-imagining the future of the game, where NFL fans can get closer to their favorite teams and players than ever before, and control the action across multiple screens, on multiple surfaces, with an immersive mixed-reality experience that the upcoming HoloLens Headset will provide. Pretty cool right? [...]

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Jaguar Creates “Actual Reality” VR Experience

24. January 2016

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At the “Big Boys Toys” expo in New Zealand, Jaguar took Virtual Reality Experiences to the next level. Introducing “Actual Reality”, a VR experience like no other I’ve ever seen, an experience so real, it might actually just be “real”. With a custom VR Headset, and built into the “6-Axis” hydraulic platform designed to create [...]

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Star Wars: Shop Like A Jedi Billboard

15. January 2016

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On the even of the launch of Star Wars episode VII, Carrefour in Romania created an interactive billboard that let people shop like a Jedi would. And while it’s nothing more than a basic Microsoft Kinect stunt experience, to the Star Wars fans, it was something different. Shoppers could swipe through just about the entire [...]

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North Face: The NightRay Fest Light Installation

5. January 2016

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Never stop exploring, that’s what North Face’s interactive light installation called “Ascent” visualises, an art installation that both blurs and highlights its surroundings in nature, aiming to inspire and excite. A mesmerising sight of smooth lines and soft light, the sculpture creates a harmonious relationship between human aesthetic and the natural landscape in which it [...]

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HaptoClone: Holograms That You Can Touch

29. December 2015

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Imagine a world of Holograms that you can physically touch! Imagine shaking a friend’s hand or reaching out to pass them a gift? Well a group of haptics and hologram researchers from the University of Tokyo’s Department of Complexity Science and Engineering (DCSE) have brought this prototype to life. Inventing “Haptoclone”. Quite simply, an interactive [...]

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McDonald’s Releases “LOADED” The Social Film

27. December 2015

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Downunder in Australia, McDonald’s has just released a full-length crowd-directed social film called “LOADED” where they’ve handed over the directors chair to their fans in an epic content series that has had over 3 Million fans help write, direct and provide ideas for the film in real-time. LOADED was shot over two weeks, with an [...]

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WK London: Best Agency Xmas Card 2015

26. December 2015

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This year it seems agency Xmas cards weren’t as prolific as previous years, but that didn’t stop a few stand out pieces of work, and WK London was the pick of the bunch, and I’m calling it a clear cut winner of the Best Agency Xmas Card of 2015. WK London’s famous Christmas Window display [...]

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Star Wars: Lightsaber Escape Mobile Game

20. December 2015

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Get your Lightsabre ready, and by that, I mean get your phone out! Star Wars fans can now join in the excitement of the new movie with their own mobile phone lightsabers. The game; “Lightsaber Escape,” is an interactive fan experience from Google Chrome that lets you battle Stormtroopers. Created by guys at 72andSunny and [...]

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Netflix: The Auto-Pause Holiday Socks

19. December 2015

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The next instalment form Netflix’s “Make It” creative platform for “Makers” has just hit just in time for the holiday season, with these pretty cool “Auto-Pause” Netflix Socks. (Checkout the Netflix & Chill Button too) The Netflix Auto-Pause Sock sleep detection system os based on a popular method called actigraphy. Basically, an accelerometer detects when [...]

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Nissan: The Football Controller Project

6. November 2015

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In Sweeden, just buying a Nissan to drive it isn’t enough… So they’ve created the “Controller Project” where engineers have rigged up a new Nissan QASHQAI into a Pro Evolution Soccer controller, so you can literally “Drive Football”. You can check out the experience here.

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KitKat: The World’s First Massage Billboard

30. October 2015

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There is an ever lasting battle for agencies and brands to create the next big billboard, not just in awards speak, but because Adshells/Billboards are being reinvented every day, with custom installations and technology being baked in be media owners and agencies alike. And this one is awesome. The World’s First Massage Billboard from KitKat. [...]

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IBM: Making It Rain Bitcoins

12. October 2015

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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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Microsoft Xbox: The Survival Billboard

1. October 2015

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So Microsoft Xbox has stepped up to the plate with this installation billboard for the launch of the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game on Xbox One, with a piece called “The Survival Billboard” featuring 8 contestants standing on a billboard! Which I’ve embedded above, the full 24h stream. (Skip to 4h and 20m [...]

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UNIT9: Snow Storm – A VR Game

1. October 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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