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    11 months ago

    parislemon:

    iheartapple2:

    (1999) Steve Jobs Introduces The World to WiFi

    Just look at that response over something we take completely for granted now just 14 years later. 

    Love the camera man over-the-shoulder as the way to show it on the big screen.

    And the hula hoop — look ma, no wires! — is just a brilliant, Steve Jobs touch.

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    11 months ago

    thisistheverge:

‘Drop’ is a finger-twisting minimal masterpiece from ‘Minecraft’ creator Notch
Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the man behind Minecraft, has launched a new browser game called Drop. While the stark graphics are based around a cube, that’s about the only similarity you’ll find with his previous block-building sensation; Drop is a game about typing speed and word play. 

    thisistheverge:

    ‘Drop’ is a finger-twisting minimal masterpiece from ‘Minecraft’ creator Notch

    Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the man behind Minecraft, has launched a new browser game called Drop. While the stark graphics are based around a cube, that’s about the only similarity you’ll find with his previous block-building sensation; Drop is a game about typing speed and word play. 

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    1 year ago

    visual3deffect:

    Revealed World
    Imagine bubbles floating before your eyes, filled with cool info about stuff you see on the street. Science fiction? Nope. It’s augmented reality. And one day it’ll be as routine as browsing the Web.

    You could call it reality 1.0—the unvarnished world presented to us by our five senses. It’s not always the most user-friendly of places. We get lost in unfamiliar cities; we meet people whose language we don’t understand. Fortunately there’s an upgrade in the works that might eliminate some of the bugs: augmented reality, or AR. This emerging technology superimposes computer-generated images on the real world, courtesy of a cell phone camera or special video glasses.

    Early forms of AR have already arrived. After downloading software, owners of smart phones like the iPhone and Droid can use the built-in GPS, compass, and camera to find information about nearby ATMs and restaurants, the closest subway stop, and other points of interest in some cities. With AR you might aim a phone’s camera at a restaurant, and on the screen you’ll see not just the venue but also a review hovering above it.

    Source : http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/big-idea/14/augmented-reality

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    1 year ago

  5. 1 year ago

    Laptop Buyers Should Pay Some Attention to the Chromebook

    David Pogue says it’s been a long, patient slog for Google to get here, but with year after year of careful tweaks and improvements — and a jaw-dropping $250 price — the Chromebook is finally ready for prime time.

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    1 year ago

    tenpercentoriginal:

    acoustic barcodes. a pattern of scratches which when scratched with any instrument, creates a complex sound which can be deciphered by an iPhone app. another interesting way for phones to read information, and an alternative to QR codes. looking forward to seeing whether any businesses can use this in a practical way, think the use of codes on a shop window is clever. check out the video.

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    1 year ago

    mghus:

To celebrate the upcoming release of Gurrr!, the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary great hits album, the band has teamed up with Universal Music and augmented reality specialists, Aurasma, to create a major AR campaign.
Interacting with fans around the world, consumers can use their smartphones to watch the collection’s cover star, a King Kong-esque gorilla, visit famous landmarks in 50 cities (each one representing a year the band has been in existence) and more than 3,000 locations. To participate, begin by downloading the free application, uView, point your smartphone at one of the included landmarks, and a virtual 3D animated gorilla will appear. At that point you will be given the opportunity to pre-order the album by the app. 
Not only will fans be able to pre-ordering the album, users will have the chance to win prizes by taking a photo of the gorilla in action and either emailing it to grrr@rollingstones.com or sharing it on Twitter with the hastag #Grrr! From there, the photos will be published to an interactive wall on the band’s official website and the top 50 will walk away winners. 
To read more about the Rolling Stones’ buzz-worthy global AR campaign, check out “The Rolling Stones launch world’s biggest AR campaign for Gurrr! Greatest Hits Album” by Pocket-lint.com

    mghus:

    To celebrate the upcoming release of Gurrr!, the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary great hits album, the band has teamed up with Universal Music and augmented reality specialists, Aurasma, to create a major AR campaign.

    Interacting with fans around the world, consumers can use their smartphones to watch the collection’s cover star, a King Kong-esque gorilla, visit famous landmarks in 50 cities (each one representing a year the band has been in existence) and more than 3,000 locations. To participate, begin by downloading the free application, uView, point your smartphone at one of the included landmarks, and a virtual 3D animated gorilla will appear. At that point you will be given the opportunity to pre-order the album by the app. 

    Not only will fans be able to pre-ordering the album, users will have the chance to win prizes by taking a photo of the gorilla in action and either emailing it to grrr@rollingstones.com or sharing it on Twitter with the hastag #Grrr! From there, the photos will be published to an interactive wall on the band’s official website and the top 50 will walk away winners. 

    To read more about the Rolling Stones’ buzz-worthy global AR campaign, check out “The Rolling Stones launch world’s biggest AR campaign for Gurrr! Greatest Hits Album” by Pocket-lint.com

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    1 year ago

    dooodleslove:

    Live Park: Spectacular Interactive 4D Avatar Theme Park

    This is perhaps one of the most spectacular example of the integration of 4D experience and gesture-based interactivity that I’ve seen so far.

    Opened in December at the KINTEX exhibition center in Ilsan, South Korea, Live Park gives visitors an opportunity to experience and interact with a 4D virtual world. Using a ‘mixed reality architecture’, visitors can create an avatar when they first step into the theme park, and have the avatar as the main character in the augmented reality adventure. 

    Sixty-five attractions over seven thematic stages make full use of 3D video, hologram, augmented reality, RFID and even Kinect sensors to immerse visitors.

    My mind has been blown away.

    (Source: springwise.com)

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    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

    itsdigitallove:

    Introducing Sphero - the first robotic ball gaming system controlled from your smartphone or tablet! Check this video out, so excited about the Augmented Reality part and the opportunities this will present!

    More at http://www.gosphero.com/

    M. x 

    (Source: itsdigitallove)

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