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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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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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Introducing Lily: The Throw And Shoot Drone

13. May 2015

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Now this is cool. Drones are the next big thing. And this one, called ‘Lily’ is a Throw-And-Fly drone, meaning that you can pull it out of your bag, throw it in the air and it will immediately power up and start following you, shooting HD video as you snowboard, bike, run or even paddle [...]

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Volkswagen: The Reduce Speed Dial

4. May 2015

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This is a really different piece from Volkswagen, called “The Reduce Speed Dial” this campaign calls out a number of families in New Zealand, and empowers their children to create the visuals seen on the speed-dial in each Volkswagen, hand-crafting the design of each number along with special messages that can be seen while driving. [...]

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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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AirBites by AirBnB: Miami Ad School Concept

24. March 2015

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A pretty cool concept from Miami Ad School students in Berlin, it’s called AirBites and is thought out to be a new venture from AirBnB where budding chefs and cooks can AirBite their home cooked dinners to tourists who are traveling through that area. I wish they’d actually do this, we pitched this to tourism [...]

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Crossy Road: A Super Addictive Mobile Game

9. March 2015

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Flappy Bird? How about Crossy Road instead… A new super addictive mobile game that’s had over 50 Million downloads since it launched 3 months ago, pulling in over $10m in revenue. And while perhaps that $10m isn’t a huge number, when the game was made by just 2 guys from Australia, that’s a jackpot. Crossy [...]

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Adobe Celebrates 25 Years of Photoshop

21. February 2015

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We’ve all grown up on Photoshop, it’s perhaps one of the most important pieces of software ever created, and it might just be the tool that got you your first job, or keeps you in a job, so Adobe have just put out a nice tribute to its 25th anniversary for all of us to [...]

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Google Presents “The Android Chorus”

15. February 2015

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So what happens when you take 300 odd Android phones, connect them all up and try to make them play a song together? Well, Google calls it “The Android Chorus” and its a little bit of tech-wizardry fun. There’s not much else to do but hit play, turn up the sound, and enjoy. This was [...]

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Luna: The World’s First Smart Bed

31. January 2015

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Well, we’ve spoken about how 2015 will be the ‘Connected’ everything year, and here’s another one to hit the market, this time, it’s LUNA, a smart bed that learns how you like to sleep, helping to manage temperatures between the sheets and for both sides of the bed, along with heart rate and breathing patterns. [...]

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Google: The Year In Search 2014

17. December 2014

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Google’s annual ‘Year In Search’ is out, and in 2014 we searched trillions of times. So what do these searches say about us? About the world? Explore the Year in Search microsite from Google that lets you dig into the biggest stories of 2014, the big moments, the most important sporting/political events and the weirdest [...]

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Intel: How We Keep Stephen Hawking Talking

8. December 2014

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In early 2015, Intel will release to the public, with open access, a new assisted communications platform that will help over 3 million people globally with disabilities, communicate with the world. And today, Intel demonstrated for the first time with Professor Stephen Hawking, that very platform, after spending the last few years together developing the [...]

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Facebook Creates Series of ‘Just In Case Studies’

7. December 2014

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Created for when you need them most, Facebook ‘Just In Case Studies’ are slightly humorous, short video pieces that become almost tutorials, in the fact they will show you how to use some of the more delicate features of Facebook, with an interesting story that you’ve probably experienced yourself, wrapped around it. Like how to [...]

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Durex Launches World’s First Dual Screen Ad

30. November 2014

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DUREX creates a new way to interact with its ads, with a short film that follows a mail boy delivering a package of condoms to an apartment block that seems to be full of people having some fun… as the film shows you various couples getting a little hot/steamy through windows .etc But, if you’ve [...]

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Next Glass: Beer & Wine Taste Matching App

26. November 2014

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Check out Next Glass. A data-driven beer and wine matching app that can tell you if you’ll like a particular drink, just by scanning the bottle, so that you’ll never have a bad drink again. The app creates a “taste profile” by identifying your current favourite beers and wines, as well as your preferred flavours [...]

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