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Quitbit: Wearable Tech For Life Expectancy

18. September 2015

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What if a piece of wearable tech could tell your life expectancy, and count it down, on your wrist? Meet Quitbit, it’s currently in beta testing, an will track your life expectancy so you can always have a view how much life you have left to live… Ok, so it’s fake, but regardless it’s an [...]

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The Robot Master Swordsman Experiment

9. September 2015

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In a world where your ultra-high-tech robots can be directly mapped to human movement, you end up with this… the “YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT” or what I like to see this as, the Robot Master Experiment, where Robots take on Humans. And the result, is unbelievable. Or actually, probably quite believable when you think about robot [...]

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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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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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Holiday Autos: Smells of Summer Machine

17. August 2015

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How many creatives have come up with this idea? Bottling smells and being able to use them for something exciting… Well, Holiday Auto’s did, and put the range of #smellsofsummer into a tweet-powered vending machine for passers by to tweet for a free smell, while hoping to inspire them to book their next holiday! Pretty [...]

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Kickstarter: The SpaceVR Project

16. August 2015

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As Virtual Reality continues to rise in both popularity and proliferation, new projects and startups are wanting to capture the world from new perspectives. But this one, from SpaceVR is a little different, they want to capture the world’s first Virtual Reality content from space, and give that to the world, so that almost anyone [...]

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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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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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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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