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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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Graubünden: The Village Phone Promotion

31. July 2016

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There is a village so quiet in the Graubünden region of Switzerland, that when the single public telephone in the village square rings, the entire village hears it and the village of Tschlin proved that with this pretty weird (and almost fun!) promotional campaign to showcase the town in a Tourism campaign that reminds you [...]

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Painting in 3D With Google’s VR Tilt Brush

24. July 2016

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So you’re not awesome with Photoshop, or 3D Studio Max, but want to make art? Perhaps you just want to design for the future… Well, Google’s Tilt Brush lets you paint in a 3D space with virtual reality, making what’s impossibly hard to create on a computer, look seriously easy through human movement. Now you [...]

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The Lab: Digital Art Installations at Panorama

23. July 2016

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The Panorama Music Festival on Randalls Island in New York is getting its share of the Creative-Tech world this year, with some major technology, social and device brands commissioning interactive digital art installations, with brands like HP and Snapchat leading the way… Check out above the collaboration between HP and The Verge with their “Lab”. [...]

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Old Spice: GPS Dream Runner Activation

13. June 2016

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Old Spice recently tapped into a pop culture trend to challenge fans to dream something big, then run it (draw it), all powered by their Dream Runner mobile site, all in an effort to put their “Old Spice Hardest Working Collection” to the test. While arguably millions of people around the world using Nike+ have [...]

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Google AnyPixel: Digital Installations Made Easy

7. June 2016

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For a long time now, creating detailed interactive installations and visual walls has been tough, so Google made AnyPixel.js an an open source code and hardware library created to make easy to make interactive displays out of just about anything. With a base of great code, anyone can edit or transform it along with the [...]

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Volkswagen: The Human Crossing

31. May 2016

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In the UAE, most drivers ignore zebra crossings on a daily basis. So it’s no surprise that 20% of all road accidents in the United Arab Emirates involve pedestrians, often resulting in fatalities. So Volkswagen created “The Human Crossing” to make our roads a little more human (and safe), reminding drivers that pedestrians aren’t invisible [...]

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GRIDI: An Interactive Music Making Installation

29. May 2016

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GRIDI translates the methodology of composing electronic music into an interactive physical installation that lets anyone make music in just seconds as they experiment with various instruments, sounds and physical objects to create electronic beats. Powered by Arduino, thousands of hand soldered wires and sensors to detect the coloured objects representing different instruments, the GRIDI [...]

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Kit Kat: Staring Contest Vending Machine

25. May 2016

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Kit Kat take their breaks seriously, so seriously that if you take part in their virtual staring contest and laugh, you’ll lose. With two interactive vending machines placed on two different college campuses in Brazil, and powered by facial recognition systems, each one streamed live video of the other vending machine, inviting students to take [...]

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The Samsung “Blind Cap” Swimming System

17. May 2016

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Introducing the Samsung Blind Cap, the world’s first swimming cap engineered with a vibration system and Bluetooth technology so that when synchronized to Samsung Gear S2 or Android, it removes the physical touch system used in professional swimming to alert blind swimmers at the exact moment they need to make a turn. Samsung are famous [...]

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Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding

16. May 2016

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Syrmo is a new connected “Smart Pad” that skateboarders attach to the trucks on their skateboards, it has a bunch of sensors that track every movement of the skateboard, connecting live to an App on their smartphones and records all the tricks in a real-time 3D space. So skaters can re-live their tricks and share [...]

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Sweden Tourism: The Swedish Phone Number

4. May 2016

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So in a World First campaign, you can now call Sweden and be connected to a random Swede who will tell you anything you want to know about their fine country, where to holiday and generally how great Sweden is. Just in case you didn’t know, about 250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the [...]

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Lockheed Martin: The VR Mars Experience Bus

23. April 2016

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Imagine driving across an inhabited Mars? Well, Lockheed Martin did, helping children to truly believe in their own potential, by taking them further than they ever dreamed they’d go; To Mars. The Lockheed Martin Virtual Experience Bus travelled to Mars, where the windows of a bus were turned into HD screens to create a group [...]

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BMW: Eyes On Gigi Hadid Interactive 360 Film

16. April 2016

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To launch the new BMW M2, they’ve brought Gigi Hadid on board in this interactive film experience that’s available in both normal and 360 versions, challenging you to keep your eyes on her at all times to pick her M2. Why? Well, no reason actually, unless its purely to see Gigi Hadid get out of [...]

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Meet TacoBot: Taco Bell’s Slack Bot

11. April 2016

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Introducing the world’s first TacoBot, created by your friends at Taco Bell. If you use the group messenger app Slack, and millions of people around the world do, you’ll now be able to order Taco Bell in just seconds. So, what are you waiting for. Start your bot order! So how does it work? It’s [...]

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