Fusing digital media and product design, Hyper(reality) offers an alternative perception of a user’s environment using an augmented reality helment in tandem with the Microsoft Kinect system. This digital experience shifts the user’s perception of their physical surroundings, allowing them to navigate through the 3D environment and encouraging new behavior and interaction within their real ..read more..
According to Xinhuanet, Foxconn’s founder and chairman chose a workers’ party last Friday night to reveal plans for a surge in the company’s robot contingent. There’ll be 300,000 robots in operation by next year and a swarm-like 1,000,000 within three years — versus just 10,000 today. The bots will be required to spray, weld and not kill themselves. We ..read more..
SK telecom has just begun pilot testing of a ‘smart cart’ program in china’s shanghai lotus supermarket with a shopping cart service that integrates with smartphones to provide store and product information tailored to user’s needs. users first download the company’s ‘smart cart’ application to their smartphones, from which they can search for product information, ..read more..
Even using the most detailed sources, studying history often requires a great imagination, so historians can visualize what the past looked and felt like. Now, new computer-assisted data analysis can help them really see it. Geographic Information Systems, which can analyze information related to a physical location, are helping historians and geographers study past landscapes like ..read more..
Berlin-based artist EVOL has installed a miniature city beneath the countryside of rural Hamburg, Germany. The project is for the MS DOCKVILLE arts and music festival, opening in August. The city took eight days to build and will remain at least through to the festival’s close on August 14th. There is no indication of anybody living there ..read more..
SULSA University of Southampton Engineers at the University of Southampton in the UK have designed, printed, and sent skyward the world’s first aircraft manufactured almost entirely via 3-D printing technology. The UAV–dubbed SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft)–is powered by an electric motor that is pretty much the only part of the aircraft not created via ..read more..
These days, the iPhone and other devices that we interact with most are USB friendly and often times, USB dependent. So it’s no wonder some genius decided to develop a wall socket equipped with USB ports. Not only does this wall socket allow you to charge devices using USB, but it also potentially doubles the number ..read more..
A screaming robotic ring tone announced my chat box was full. I got a message loaded with dozens of infra-red satellite images; showing new pyramids and ruins in Bosnia, of shore in Japan, hidden in the jungles and mud ponds of Guatemala, submerged of the coast of Cuba, buried under parts of the greater Egypt ..read more..