February 21st, 2013 | Friends | Categories: Art, Interactive, Mobile | Tags: book, ipad |
This cool tool combines Closed Captioning technology with Google translate to provide subtitles in any language for Brazilian TV.
Disney announced a new bracelet-based system for park-goers: My Magic+. Green, glowing bracelets equipped with RFID technology, will soon allow Disney World visitors to make payments, receive alerts and better navigate the massive park. It will also collect more data about the people wearing them — and undoubtedly raise questions about privacy and the ethics of data collection in the process.
via New York Times
Re: Sound Bottle captures ambient noise and remixes it into unique, unexpected tracks. The bottle’s cork interface controls when it both records and plays back the sounds it captured — a fun use of technology to enhance the soundtrack of everyday life.
via Laughing Squid
The IKEA catalogue grows some digital limbs by using augmented reality.
Via Design Week.
Contributed by Jeremy Adirim.
The sleek application ARART uses augmented reality to amplify classic artwork.
via Design Boom
People in LA recently gathered to create a giant, crowd-sourced Jumbotron with their iPads. Why? Why not?
Jumboltron reminds us of this fun project from MIT that used different kinds of devices to forge one big viewing screen:
Touch this silver cube for a weather forecast. The Cryoscope uses a simple system with an Arduino controller to adjust heat or coolness levels to represent the temperature outside. Just enter your zip code in a webapp and feel tomorrow’s air temperature!
Evernote’s Peek app is a great example of innovation based on functionality — in this case, the “smart case” cover of the iPad 2.
Nubot is a doll ready to host smartphone video chats via Skype.
The remote user can control the doll’s body gestures (wave, bow, turn) giving them more of a physical presence.
The folks at Nuuo that developed Nubot use it to have teleconferences between their offices.
We’ve seen a more mobile, albeit less cute, telepresence robot named Texai in the past.