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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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B-Reel: Virtual Reality Adventures Game

20. August 2015

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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

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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

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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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Nike: Hypervenom YouTube VR Experience

28. July 2015

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Nike has created one of YouTube’s first interactive VR films for the launch of its new Hypervenom II shoe, letting people step into the shoes of Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. using Google Cardboard for a full Virtual Reality experience, or for an interactive 360 degree video experience, it leveraged the native YouTube player that [...]

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Forever 21: Instagram Powered Thread Screen

26. July 2015

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Forever 21 have stepped up to the plate with a new Instagram Powered Thread Screen, which in short, is a huge machine made of 200,000 parts, weighing 2,000 lbs, and taking over a year and half to engineer and build (all by hand). With the massive machine displaying users Instagrams 24 hours a day, with [...]

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Turkish Airlines: World’s First Periscope Flight

12. July 2015

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Turkish Airlines recently launched the world’s first ever “Periscope” live broadcasted flight as passengers and social fans got a behind the scenes experience as the airline flew from Istanbul to New York. Through Periscope the airline showcased crew cabins, flight lounges, pre-flight checks, inflight service, the crew and the pilots hard at work! So for [...]

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Introducing June: The World’s First Smart Oven

21. June 2015

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Attention tech-loving-foodies. Meet June, the world’s first smart oven, where the more people that own it, the smarter it becomes. It’s an oven created by ex-apple employees, designed to be more powerful, smarter and more beautiful than all other ovens! The countertop oven features Wi-Fi connectivity for software updates, an in-built digital scale, Nvidia processors [...]

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PTV: The Homeless Donation Posters

20. June 2015

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Public Transport Victoria have come up with a genius way to help homeless youth charity Ladder. They used MYKI – Melbourne’s public transport cards – to allow commuters to donate directly to billboards. By harnessing an existing human behaviour, i.e. tapping a public transport card, they were able to make an easy donation mechanism that [...]

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The Climate Portal: Weather Simulation Booths

14. June 2015

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If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like at your next destination while waiting for a flight, well, now you won’t have to with a new installation at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, called “The Climate Portal”. An installation that simulates a range of weather conditions. The installation, created by the guys at Akestam Holst, brings [...]

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Pizza Hut: The Video Projector Pizza Box

25. May 2015

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Now this is cool. A Video Projector Pizza Box! With a slightly new shape and size, the box transforms from holding your delicious pizza, by removing the middle rester (the thing that stops the pizza hitting the top of the box) which now holds a makeshift projector lense, that plugs into the front of the [...]

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Battersea Dogs Home: Follow You Billboards

10. May 2015

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Here’s a pretty fun campaign for the Battersea Dogs Home, who are trying to get people to adopt Dog’s and Cats from their shelter. It starts with volunteers giving out leaflets which have been embedded with RFID Chips, and synced to every Adshell, Billboard and Big Screen in the Westfield Mall in London. Starting with [...]

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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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