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VertiGo: A Wall-Climbing Robot From Disney

3. January 2016

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As if almost out of no where, Disney Research Labs have released a video showcasing a 3D Printed (in part) Wall-Climbing Robot that is more like an all-terrain owning vehicle from a future military prototype, than a Disney research project… But I want one! They’ve called it “VertiGo” and it’s capable of transitioning from the [...]

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HaptoClone: Holograms That You Can Touch

29. December 2015

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Imagine a world of Holograms that you can physically touch! Imagine shaking a friend’s hand or reaching out to pass them a gift? Well a group of haptics and hologram researchers from the University of Tokyo’s Department of Complexity Science and Engineering (DCSE) have brought this prototype to life. Inventing “Haptoclone”. Quite simply, an interactive [...]

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Star Wars: Lightsaber Escape Mobile Game

20. December 2015

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Get your Lightsabre ready, and by that, I mean get your phone out! Star Wars fans can now join in the excitement of the new movie with their own mobile phone lightsabers. The game; “Lightsaber Escape,” is an interactive fan experience from Google Chrome that lets you battle Stormtroopers. Created by guys at 72andSunny and [...]

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Giroptic: The World’s First 360 HD Camera

18. December 2015

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So Giroptic have just raised $4.5m to finally produce this, arguably The World’s First Consumer-Level 360 HD Cam that does live-on-chip stitching of 360 video to produce brilliant VR content. Originally famous for crowd-funding $1.4m on Kickstarter, Giroptic have raised another chunk of seed money to get them off the ground and into the manufacturing [...]

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ShiftWear: Customize & Animate Your Sneakers

9. December 2015

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Everyone wants to rock individual style, so imagine if you could have a connected shoe? Introducing ShiftWear… sneakers that give users creative control over the designs they can instantly animate and display on their sneakers, using their smartphones. How are these not the coolest shoes ever?! The new ShiftWare shoes are on indiegogo, and have [...]

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Nokia OZO: The Virtual Reality Camera

29. November 2015

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And you thought Nokia was dead right? Well, they aren’t, and this new product, the OZO, might be what pulls them back into the light, with a world-leading Virtual Reality Camera. The OZO is a professional Virtual Reality Camera made for pro-storytellers and production companies, and with a price of $50,000. It’s not cheap, but [...]

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Disney: Augmented Reality Colouring Books

14. October 2015

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Disney Research Labs has been working on some pretty cool tech that might well create the future of colouring in books, where live texturing of 3D Augmented Reality Characters becomes a possibility as kids around the world colour in on paper. With this, Disney have developed a “deformable” surface tracking method that uses a new [...]

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Yamaha: My Garage App

11. September 2015

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Yamaha Europe needed a digital tool that was engaging, unique and incorporated existing assets to provide bike enthusiasts the freedom to customize their rides and efficiently connect them to dealers. As a solution we created Yamaha My Garage. A real time 3D configurator, conceptually connected to each bike segment – utilising the Unity engine to create [...]

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Zero Latency: Free Roam Virtual Reality Gaming

23. August 2015

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Finally, Virtual Reality is stepping up to the plate, with a World First “Zero Latency” Free Roam, Multi-Player gaming setup in Melbourne, Australia. Using the latest Oculus Rift, and powered by Alienware backpacks, players can roam around inside a huge warehouse type structure with friends, in an immersive VR environment where they literally become the [...]

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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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Land Rover: An Instagram Adventure Story

12. August 2015

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Land Rover fans can enjoy two fictional, Instagram adventure stories where the first story, viewable at @SolitudeInSawtooth, follows the outdoor journey of a young couple as they explore Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. Similarly, @BrotherhoodOfWonderstone follows two brothers as they embark on an expedition through Kanab, Utah. In each Instagram Adventure, gorgeous landscape photos are [...]

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Facebook Launches World’s First Internet Drone

2. August 2015

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Facebook & Internet.org have launched their first full-scale internet drone called “Aquila” which is a solar powered, unmanned plane (drone) that beams down internet connectivity from the sky to remote parts of the world who otherwise can’t get the internet, either due to cost or lack of infrastructure. The Internet.org Drone has the wingspan of [...]

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Toyota: Radio Ads That Turn Off Your Phone

21. July 2015

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Toyota have been playing with radio ads in Sweden that aim to turn off your mobile phone. Your iPhone to be precise, by running ads that attempt to leverage the “Hey Siri” auto listening feature on iPhones, and while the reality is, you have to have your phone plugged in, and have the “Hey Siri” [...]

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LEGO Printers: Printing With LEGO Pieces

4. July 2015

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For all your LEGO fans out there! You can make just about anything with LEGO, and you can make LEGO make just about anything too. And now, LEGO can even become a 3D Printer, printing with LEGO pieces! So this device, is a LEGO Mosaic Printer, that uses tiny pieces of 1×1 LEGO to replicate [...]

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Robot Origami: Self-Folding Robot Awesomeness

3. July 2015

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Is this the coolest robot ever? Introducing Robot Origami from MIT, self-folding robots that unpack themselves, walk, swim, climb and complete automated tasks! A team of MIT researchers have developed the printable origami robot that folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated and measures about a centimeter from front to back. [...]

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What3Words: Cannes Innovation Grand Prix

27. June 2015

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Street addresses, locations, deliveries, finding people… it’s ultimately one of the hardest things to do on a global scale, it has no similar foundation or working order… apart from pure GEO targeted Lat/Long codes that humans can’t understand! So, What3Words have created a universal 3 meter X 3 meter global map of the entire earth, [...]

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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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Google Project Soli: The Future of UI

1. June 2015

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Project Soli by Google’s ATAP (Skunkworks type division that is tasked with creating future objects and devices that the entire world will use) wants to make your hands and fingers the only user interface you’ll ever need with it’s new high-tech micro radar sensor setup that allows you to become the controller. It’s a completely [...]

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