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Waterstones & Airbnb Seize The #waterstonestexan Moment

23. October 2014

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So you’ve probably heard about the American (a Texan at that) that got locked inside a Waterstone’s bookstore after hours. His initial tweet sparked a hilarious trending conversation, one that was a perfect showcase of the narrative and creative power of the Twitter platform. Get the full lowdown at many different sites, like here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/everyones-going-to-be-tired-today-because-a-texan-got-locked. [...]

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McDonald’s: Gourmet Burger Kiosks

12. October 2014

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McDonald’s in Australia is changing the fast food game with a new experimental restaurant serving ‘build your own’ gourmet burger meals that customers create on in-store kiosks, meaning you might never have to talk to that 16 year old order taker kid again! The Kiosk is extremely easy to use, and focuses on up-selling by [...]

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Carlsberg: Happy Beer Time Installation

31. March 2014

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Carlsberg have just one-upped ‘Happy Hour’ creating what they deemed ‘Happy Hour 2.0′ and called it ‘#HappyBeerTime’… Carlsberg Group delivers 4G/USB sticks to pubs that plug directly into existing TV’s that launch the an app that hosts ‘#HappyBeerTime’ With every #HappyBeerTime Instagram photo posted from a designated venue location, ‘Happy Hour’ is automatically extended by [...]

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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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Apple iBeacon: Brining Art Galleries To Life

2. February 2014

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Aside from pushing offers and discounts, Apple’s new iBeacon technology provides a whole different way at creating native location based interaction with iOS devices, and this example from Rubens House Art Gallery in Antwerp gives a taste of what’s to come! Using Estimoate iBeacons, the art gallery has created location based beacons that interact directly [...]

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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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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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Vivid Light Festival: We See Saw Installation

31. July 2013

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The Vivid Light Festival attracts millions of people to Sydney Harbour over a 2 week period each year, with the city hosting a Festival of Light, Music and Ideas around the city. ‘We See Saw’ is a collaborative play installation, activating a sense of nostalgia by providing just a few minutes of a time gone [...]

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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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