Tag Archive | "Digital Convergence"

Introducing Snapchat Spectacles: Smart Glasses

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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So Snapchat is becoming a camera company. Or so they say, with the launch of “Snapchat Spectacles” a new smart glasses product that lets users instantly snap 10 second videos straight from the glasses that are soon to go on sale for about $130 a pair. It’s a pretty big play for Snapchat, and while [...]

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DuoSkin: Tattoo Style On-Skin Interfaces

Monday, August 15, 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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Volkswagen: The Human Crossing

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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In the UAE, most drivers ignore zebra crossings on a daily basis. So it’s no surprise that 20% of all road accidents in the United Arab Emirates involve pedestrians, often resulting in fatalities. So Volkswagen created “The Human Crossing” to make our roads a little more human (and safe), reminding drivers that pedestrians aren’t invisible [...]

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Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Syrmo is a new connected “Smart Pad” that skateboarders attach to the trucks on their skateboards, it has a bunch of sensors that track every movement of the skateboard, connecting live to an App on their smartphones and records all the tricks in a real-time 3D space. So skaters can re-live their tricks and share [...]

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Watch The New Leap Motion “Orion” VR Demo

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Introducing the new Leap Motion “Orion”, where truly immersive VR starts with your hands. Built from the ground up for virtual reality, Orion is a massive step forward for Leap Motion capability, lower latency, longer range, better and faster hand recognition, vastly improved robustness to cluttered backgrounds and ambient light, and more. Check out this [...]

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Survios: Immersive Virtual Reality Game Demo

Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Welcome to Survios, with $4m in funding, this is perhaps the world’s most immersive 360 degree, virtual reality first person shooter game, where you become the player in the game in almost actual reality, complete with hand-held controls so you can light-sabre, sword, shoot or bow-and-arrow people at will. Twisting, turning, jumping and just about [...]

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HaptoClone: Holograms That You Can Touch

Tuesday, December 29, 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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Forever 21: Instagram Powered Thread Screen

Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Forever 21 have stepped up to the plate with a new Instagram Powered Thread Screen, which in short, is a huge machine made of 200,000 parts, weighing 2,000 lbs, and taking over a year and half to engineer and build (all by hand). With the massive machine displaying users Instagrams 24 hours a day, with [...]

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The Climate Portal: Weather Simulation Booths

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like at your next destination while waiting for a flight, well, now you won’t have to with a new installation at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, called “The Climate Portal”. An installation that simulates a range of weather conditions. The installation, created by the guys at Akestam Holst, brings [...]

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Shadow WiFi: Preventing Skin Cancer

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Skin Cancer is one of the world’s fastest growing diseases, and in Playa Agua Dulce, Peru, they’ve created an installation to help prevent it… Shadow WiFi, a large structure placed on beaches with a directional WiFi broadcast so that the free WiFi area moved in line with the shadow from the structure, and anyone left [...]

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Shell Creates ‘Player’ Powered Football Field

Friday, September 12, 2014

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In the Favela’s of Rio, Shell’s #MakeTheFuture program has just unveiled a soccer pitch that is powered by the players foot steps, powering the lights at night so the local community can play their most loved game, 24 hours a day without the reliance on paid electricity. Created with the famous Pavegen impact/power tiles that [...]

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Heart Bot: An Experimental Drawing Machine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Meet ‘Heart Bot’ an experimental drawing machine created by Intel, SMS Audio and Sid Lee as a digital art installation for guests at the Intel ‘Biosport’ headphones launch at The New Museum in NYC. Heart Bot is an experimental machine controlled by the heart rate of its audience. Interactive with the experimental drawing machine was [...]

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Saatchi & Saatchi NDS: Feel The Reel Experience

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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If you weren’t in Cannes this year or just didn’t get a chance to make it to the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, then you missed out on a pretty cool experience, and that’s not just because there was some great film shown, but because the audience became the experiment in 2014. Each person [...]

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JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Meet JIBO, a real-life social robot that might just change the way you think smart objects and how you’d picture them in your home. And ok sure, this is a concept video, making it seem so fluid and responsive, so there is much to be desired, but… Will this be a robot that people would [...]

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ASICS: The Remote Volleyball Cannon Challenge

Monday, July 28, 2014

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ASICS have become famous over the last few years for creating interactive installations to engage fans and athletes in new and interesting ways to promote the brand. The latest installation is called ‘The Kerri Cannon’ which is a remote-operated spiking machine built to replicate the power and accuracy of top professional female players like Kerri [...]

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Nokia Lumia: 180 Degree Camera Arc Experience

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Nokia are famous for small films shot on their Lumia phones, and here’s the latest one called ‘Living Moments – Multi Lumia Arc of Wonder’ where they’ve taken a contraption featuring 50 Nokia Lumia phones, formed in an Arc, synced to take more than 30,000 images across Manhattan, including areas such as Union Square, Allen [...]

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Beck’s Beer: World’s First Playable Music Posters

Monday, May 19, 2014

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Check out these playable music posters from Beck’s Beer, where they’ve hooked up conductive ink to sensors and speakers in each posters, allowing it to come to life with each touch of the poster. While Beck’s are claiming it’s a world first, it’s probably not, there was the spotify one, plus this playable sonic poster [...]

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The Social Swipe: Charity Donation Billboard

Monday, May 5, 2014

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This is a cool Interactive Charity Donation Billboard, it’s called ‘The Social Swipe’ and it places a dual screen billboard at the centre of the equation, through the middle runs a credit card swipe reader, which instantly turns credit card donation swipes into synced video on the screens. It’s a cool way to get people [...]

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Coca-Cola ‘Recycling’ Happiness Arcade Machine

Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Just in time for Cannes, comes the Coca-Cola ‘Recycling’ Happiness Arcade Machine, where you pay for a game, with an empty bottle, to encourage people to recycle in Dakar, a city of 15 million people. The campaign is designed to show that recycling can be fun, while highlighting the serious issues of rubbish and the [...]

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Sublimotion: The Multi-Sensory Restaurant

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Ok Tech-Foodies, it’s time to jump on a plane to the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza from May 2014, where you’ll be able to encounter the ultimate luxury dining experience, the most expensive meal in the world at $2,000 per person, which is all part of a sensory theatre by one of the world’s best [...]

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