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NatGeo’s Twitter Powered Chalkboard Robot

19. March 2017

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So for 2017 SXSW again became the home of experiential marketing, from huge VR installations to things like this… National Geographic’s “Genius” Twitter Powered Chalkboard Robot. The Twitter Powered Chalkbot turns selfies turned into art in a recreation of the iconic “Genius” (that’s Albert Einstein) inventor’s “chalkboard.” So visitors to SXSW got to submit their [...]

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Game of Thrones: Facebook Live Stream Event

11. March 2017

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Ok so, it seems there were a LOT of angry people talking about the FB live stream of a Game of Thrones season reveal, which at one point… have 130,000 people watching the ice melt. So in case you missed the big event. Here it is! Enjoy.

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LEGOLAND: A GPS Adventure Game

8. March 2017

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If you live in America, then you’ve probably heard of Legoland and their new GPS adventure game built for kids, and back seat drivers. The real-time GPS linked adventure game app lets kids unlock missions, play advanced location based trivia and more all as they learn about the world around them inside the game. A [...]

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Apocalypse Live: Walking Dead FB Live Game

3. March 2017

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Here is the world’s first Walking Dead promo that’s shot in real-time. Created by the guys at Achtung!, the promo is actually a real-time Facebook Live game where people watching can help shape the story as it plays out with two famous Dutch YouTube Vlogger stars, in an abandoned and a barren wasteland, surrounded by [...]

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Audi: Enter The Sandbox VR Experience

25. February 2017

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Audi is asking you to enter the sandbox with an amazing new VR driving experience, combining a physical installation with real-time virtual reality rendering. The experience invites the big kid in all of us to enter the purpose-built sandpit and create a customised track before the sand is carefully scanned by a depth-sensing camera, from [...]

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Samsung Presents: The Gaming Marathon

21. February 2017

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In pretty much every marathon around the world, runners get an RFID chip to track their times as they nail each leg of the race. So this year, to capitalise on the massive participation in the Samsung Marathon in Israel – Samsung decided to “Hack The Run For Good” by turning the marathon course into [...]

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Introducing The Amazon Treasure Truck

19. February 2017

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Ok ok, do you remember your local ice cream truck? That once-a-week joy machine that made your day every time you heard it coming down the streets? Introducing The Amazon Treasure Truck. It’s a truck filled with treasure, well the type of treasure you kinda need, curated to what you and people like you in [...]

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Forestry Commission: The Gruffalo Spotter AR

12. February 2017

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This is a very cool, real-world AR experience called “The Gruffalo Spotter”, an augmented reality app designed for exclusive use on Gruffalo Spotters trails across England forests in 2017. The trails are packed with interactive facts about forest animals as you unlock augmented reality activities along the way for your kids. Once families have spotted [...]

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Tostitos “Party Safe Bag” For The Super Bowl

2. February 2017

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Tostitos have launched limited-edition “Party Safe” bags that act as drink-driving deterrent to become the first bag of chips that gets you home safe after the super bowl. It contains a sensor calibrated to detect small traces of alcohol on a person’s breath, so that when any trace of alcohol is detected, the LEDs turn [...]

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Apotek: The Coughing Billboard

21. January 2017

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There are billboards and there is this, Apotek’s Coughing Billboard that detects cigarette smoke within a proximity range of the digital screen, and triggers and interaction, or perhaps more on point, a repulsive cough at the near by smokers. It’s a pretty fun way to get people to quit smoking for the new year in [...]

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L’Oreal’s New Smart Hairbrush: Hair Coach

8. January 2017

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You’ll remember that L’Oreal has been pushing its incubator the last few years, with the first product being the “MyUV” Patch. Great technology, just not the right customer experience for anyone to really want to adopt it, and perhaps ahead of its time in terms of demand for this kind of product. Now they are [...]

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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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Red Bull “Smart” Payphones in São Paulo

15. October 2016

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So Red Bull is hacking payphones in São Paulo to turn old infrastructure into a smarter city landscape as part of its promotion for Red Bull Basement, a festival designed to inspire change in the city through the use of new technology applications. Basically they are hack the city for the better. Red Bull “Smart [...]

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Introducing Snapchat Spectacles: Smart Glasses

25. September 2016

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So Snapchat is becoming a camera company. Or so they say, with the launch of “Snapchat Spectacles” a new smart glasses product that lets users instantly snap 10 second videos straight from the glasses that are soon to go on sale for about $130 a pair. It’s a pretty big play for Snapchat, and while [...]

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LVL: The Wearable Hydration Monitor

20. September 2016

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With the Wearable industry continually expanding, so many new startups are entering the market via KickStarter, including this one, LVL (pronounced Level) which is a new take on the typical FitBit type band, with a focus on measuring hydration as the key part of the fitness tracker. It seemed a little niche to me, until [...]

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Chevrolet “Positivity Pump” With IBMWatson AI

15. September 2016

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The world’s first “Positivity Pump” that rewards select drivers in four cities around the world to demonstrate the brand’s new “global positivity system” which uses IBMWatson AI technology to evaluate how positive people are around the world, and depending on how the world is feeling, and the customer at the pump, is how much free [...]

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McDonald’s Launches Monopoly Mobile Game

9. September 2016

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This week McDonald’s in Australia launched their newly re-imagined Monopoly promotion into a mobile-first gaming experience that converges the digital and physical worlds with an app that scans the ‘peel n reveal’ tickets to unlock unique mobile games, including an augmented reality play. Featuring a virtual game board, the app stashes gaming tickets onto the [...]

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Google: Beyond The Map (360 Experience)

16. August 2016

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Google have gone to Rio to create ‘Beyond The Map’ an immersive, 360 video experience that takes you on a journey through the favelas of Rio, showing you some of the most amazing culture and inspiring stories while exposing how so many of the locals live in poor conditions. Step inside the unexpected world of [...]

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DuoSkin: Tattoo Style On-Skin Interfaces

15. August 2016

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MIT have teamed up with Microsoft Research Labs to create “DuoSkin” a new type of functional on-skin interface and control device that can control digital interactions on screens, or have a computer control the look of the on-skin patch… Almost Tattoo like, this new style of temporary skin based art, allows almost anyone to create [...]

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