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Pepsi: Interactive Football Vending Machine

20. May 2014

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It’s world cup time, so get ready for some pretty cool interactive vending machines over the next month or two… This one, from Pepsi, is called the #FotbolNow skills challenge, and features a vending machine challenge that puts your best skills to the test in order to score a free Pepsi. The hype video is [...]

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OREO: Twitter Powered Vending Machine

24. March 2014

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Love Oreo’s? Me too, and by the looks of it, everyone at SXSW did, where anyone could rock up to Oreo’s Raspberry Pi-powered “Trending Vending” machine, see what was popular and then have the Twitter Powered Vending machine translate that topic into a custom made Oreo just for you. This video goes a little deeper [...]

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Sound Waves: An Interactive Art Installation

5. January 2014

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This interactive art installation is a few years old now, but you’ll love it all the same. An artistic experiment to showcase sound waves like you’ve never seen them before, with a 7×7 grid of audio speakers that have been rigged up with fog generators, which in turn, puff up into the air with each [...]

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Yahoo!: The World’s First ‘Hands On Search’

23. September 2013

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Introducing the world’s first hand on search, allowing visually impaired children in Tokyo to search with their hands. The vending machine-like pod recognises your verbal search, then recreates with a 3D printer. For the first time, visually impaired people will be able to touch what they can’t see, anything from giraffes to skyscrapers… Yahoo! also [...]

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BabyX: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

26. August 2013

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TEDxAuckland has presented us with BabyX. A virtual baby, represented by a 3D face on a screen, powered by artificial intelligence, that is able to interact with the world around her via a suite of sensors, allowing BabyX mimic the actions and interactions of a real life baby. Fibre optic cables light up to represent [...]

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Castle Lite Beer: Mind Reading Beer Machine

19. August 2013

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Beer vending machines? Sure, but how about a Mind Reading Beer Pouring Machine? Yeah, here it is, created by Castle Lite, the ‘Extra Cold Mind Reader’ installation challenges people to think about how cold they want their beer, the colder their thought process, the more beer the mind reading machine pours! Pu,ping out hundreds of [...]

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Toyota RAV4: Outdoor Website

31. July 2013

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How do you showcase a new adventure car to a target audience that spends their time outdoors? You take the website to them. This is what Toyota Africa did to bring the new Toyota RAV4 product site to life on an outdoor bike trail at the Bryanston Cycle Park in Johannesburg. The 1.8-km cycling track [...]

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Medical Mirror: Reading Your Vital Signs

31. July 2013

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Quantified living is perhaps the most dramatic emerging trend right now, and apart from wearable tracking devices, there will soon be an emergence of connected objects in your home dedicated to quantifying every other part of your life… MIT Media Lab students have created a ‘Medical Mirror’ prototype that is able to monitor vital signs [...]

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Laser Forest: A Musical Light Installation

28. April 2013

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Another great piece from The Creators Project, is ‘Laser Forest’ by Marshmallow Laser Feast, featuring a huge forest of laser beams that features over 150 laser rods which can be tapped, strum and ultimately played. When strumming, playing or tapping, users can trigger both sounds and lasers, with the entire piece becoming a collaborative play [...]

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