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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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Blizzard: Stream Your Gaming to Facebook Live

30. August 2016

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Here it comes. The commercialisation of Facebook Live. With game developer Blizzard Entertainment doing a deal that means Facebook users can stream their Blizzard gameplay over Facebook Live. It’s limited to PC-gamers in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand for now, and will soon hit all other console and gaming platforms. So what [...]

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Google Presents: National Park Hidden Worlds

28. August 2016

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Google is ramping up mobile 360 video experiences, now you can explore some of the most amazing National Parks in the US, as you follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go. You’ll experience some of the most amazing sights, unbelievable sounds, and crazy adventures of Kenai Fjords, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, [...]

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Ubisoft: Nosulus Rift ‘Fart-Tech’ For South Park

21. August 2016

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Well, someone had to do it right? And Ubisoft probably thought what better reason than to create some smell-driven tech, than for the upcoming South Park game that is literally driven by farts! Perhaps a stunt of sorts, the Nosulus Rift is real, and while the video above seems like a parody video, its not, [...]

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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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Microsoft HoloLens: Transforming Architecture

9. August 2016

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This is the future of architecture. Where industry experts along with companies like FORM and Trimble are teaming up with Microsoft HoloLens to explore opportunities to transform the architecture process. With mixed reality enabling architects to immediately get a sense of scale, form, and space so they can easily visualise ideas, making better informed decisions [...]

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See Facebook’s New ‘Snapchat’ Filters

7. August 2016

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Well here it comes, Facebook is trying (again) to take down Snapchat, with its new Filters that use it’s recent aquisition; MSQRD’s object recognition technology to integrate into your timeline, just what Snapchat probably hoped would never happened, but would have been expecting. So, ok this demo isn’t that crazy, but perhaps once built out [...]

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The Mill ‘BLACKBIRD’ Innovation Case Study

28. June 2016

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The Cannes Lions “Innovation” category was hotly contested again in 2016, but this was perhaps the most amazing piece, not from just it’s core idea or use of technology, but by how it will change the entire film production industry for car brands. Meet the Mill’s “Blackbird” which sets out to transform the way automotive [...]

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Meet Allo: Google’s AI Powered Messenger App

22. May 2016

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The world of AI powered chat bots is here, and Allo, Google’s new messenger bot, wants to be your favourite messenger app, by fusing all of the power of Google search, into your messenger app. So, how does it work? Well kind of like your existing messenger app, but with search integrated to the core, [...]

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Nivea Nose: Smartphones Detect Body Odour

7. May 2016

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So Nivea has invented a phone case, that when paired with an app, detects your body odour and provides a level of alert dependant on the severity of smell… But I’ve only got one problem with this play, and that’s the use case of the product, because I’m struggling to see who might actually use [...]

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Puma: Introducing The BeatBot Racing Robot

2. May 2016

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The PUMA BeatBot is a new, programmable, autonomous-driving, lane-following racing robot that pushes runners of all levels to go harder and run faster by giving them a visual target to beat, in-fact, it’s a training partner that never gets tired… so you aren’t just trying to beat the time on a stopwatch. The BeatBot is [...]

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Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language into Speech

29. April 2016

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This is such an amazing invention, and I know a few groups have been playing around with the technology, but this latest iteration from SignAloud really steals the show. Gloves that turn Sign Language into Speech in real time. There really isn’t that much more to say, other than please do spend the 2-3 minutes [...]

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Magic Leap: The Future Of Mornings

21. April 2016

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Magic Leap has been inspiring us with it’s vision for a mixed-reality headset, a very cool hardware piece that unfortunately Microsoft’s Hololens has been stealing all the headlines for, with brilliant content pieces and futuristic applications. But Magic leap want to fight back, in a slightly different way, by re-inventing how you might experience your [...]

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Fisher-Price Imagines The Future of Parenting

29. March 2016

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I have a love-hate relationship with these “Future Of…” videos! On one hand, they give a glimpse into the strategic thinking of some of the world’s biggest companies, showing where they see the world going, and how they’d like to help take it there. Yet at the same time, they are horribly dramatised with often [...]

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Microsoft Hololens: Virtual 3D Teleportation

28. March 2016

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So this one is for all the Geeks. Introducing Virtual Teleportation from Microsoft’s Hololens. They call it Holoportation and it’s a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time. So when combined with mixed reality displays like [...]

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Domino’s DRU: Autonomous Pizza Delivery.

26. March 2016

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So last week the world was introduced to Domino’s DRU. An autonomous pizza delivery vehicle that was seemingly lauded with fanfare form a global PR blitz, grabbing the headlines around the ever hot “delivery” technology playing field. A win for Domino’s. So is this just a PR stunt? Or something much more real? It’s an [...]

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Introducing The Microsoft Cybercrime Center

18. March 2016

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Welcome to the future, where big brands use their own technology and capability to fight crime in a digital world. Introducing the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, powered by Microsoft Cloud, it tracks and visualises cybercrime so that Microsoft experts can help locate the individuals responsible for crimes committed, and what I assume, has them working closely [...]

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UNITY: Real-Time Rendered Film “Adam” Pt 1

17. March 2016

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Wow. So Unity’s demo team has been working on a 3D film that’s created entirely in the next version of the company’s 3D Gaming Engine, and rendered out to the quality you see above in real-time with about $3000 of hardware. Which is almost unbelievable. The Film is called ADAM. And it’s a multi-part series [...]

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Maxis SOS: The Emergency Lifeline Campaign

14. March 2016

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In ASIA, monsoon rains are highly destructive and can cripple towns and cities in just hours. So Maxus, a communications company in Malaysia, has launched a one-of-a-kind portable communications device that allows people to call for help when power supplies or cellular activity has been affected during heavy monsoon rains and flooding. The “SOS” device [...]

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Introducing Tesla’s New Summon Feature

11. March 2016

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Tesla Fan? You don’t need to be to love this feature, it’s called “Summon” and just like you’d wish your car could, the Autopilot feature automatically starts, navigates and brings the car right to your current location, powered by their latest iOS app. I’m sure it’s only meant for short distances, out of the garage, [...]

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