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Amazon | Demo of Zocalo cloud service

January 1, 2001

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Amazon | Zocalo is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.

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PointScreen™ user interface from the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis & Information Systems

January 25, 2010

“PointScreen™ is an Interface developed at Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation in Bremen, Germany. PointScreen™ makes it possible to control the computer intuitively with gestures. The user navigates by merely pointing toward the screen; contrary to touch screen technology, the interaction proceeds completely without touch. The PointScreen™ technology is based on the principle of Electric Field Sensing (EFS): the dynamics of the body—such as gestures and movement—are measured and digitally registered.… read more

Video Source: Fraunhofer IAIS

Futuristic rolltop laptop concept

March 5, 2010

YOUTUBE | www.orkin-design.de : The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer.

By virtue of the OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen the utility of a laptop computer with its weight of a mini-notebook and screen size of 13 inch easily transforms into the graphics tablet, which (with its 17-inch… read more

Road trip: 3 months, 13,000km… and no driver

September 9, 2010

Two electric autonomous orange vans are on their way from Italy to China. They will brave the traffic of Moscow, the intense summer heat of Siberia and the bitter cold of the Gobi desert before their planned arrival in Shanghai in October.

Video Source: euronews

Multitouch musical instruments

September 4, 2008

Using infrared lasers and an infrared camera, it is possible to transform any surface into a low cost, multi-point interface for controlling electronic musical instruments, lighting, and other applications.

Video Source: University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland & Music Conservatory of Geneva

IBM | Perspectives on Watson — customer service, finance, and healthcare applications

February 13, 2011

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IBM | The customer service industry is judged on two criteria: speed and accuracy. Watson, the IBM computing system designed to compete on Jeopardy!, is built to achieve both of these. IBM experts share their thoughts on how the DeepQA technology that powers Watson could transform the customer service industry into a faster, more accurate experience.

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language… read more

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Verizon Wireless | ‘Susie’s Lemonade Stand’ commercials exemplify democratization of innovation

May 16, 2011

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Ray Kurzweil | This commercial is a wonderful depiction of the enormous power of the tools that are in all of our hands — illustrating the democratization of innovation, and the increasing youthfulness of entrepreneurship.

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Microsoft | Origami Project prototype

October 28, 2010

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SlashGear | Microsoft’s Origami campaign came in for both praise and criticism, and while they can’t claim to entirely control the UMPC (or subsequent MID) markets they were at least initially responsible for promoting ultramobile PCs. Now Microsoft has decided to shut down their official Origami project site, three years after it was founded.

According to the official Origami Team Blog, the sites closure has been precipitated by their realization that “we cannot… read more

Digital Taste project

October 27, 2012

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Adrian Cheok, a professor at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media Design in Japan, is working on a “digital lollypop” that can electrically and thermally stimulates the tongue to produce basic flavors — bitter, sour, salty, sweet. He wants to design a system for the “multisensory Internet” in which a friend can send you a flavor over the Internet.

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“Augmented (hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop” by Keiichi Matsuda

February 10, 2010

KEIICHI MATSUDA | The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a larger project about the social and… read more

Video Source: Vimeo / Keiichi Matsuda

Leg saved by adult stem cells

September 9, 2010

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries restricted blood flow to his legs. In an attempt to save his leg, Rodney underwent several operations; for a time the pain went, only to come back again.
It was then his doctors turned to stem cell treatment.

Video Source: euronews

IBM Social Media | The Internet of things

February 17, 2011

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IBM Social Media | Video featuring, from IBM: Mike Wing, Andy Stanford-Clark and John Tolva. Over the past century but accelerating over the past couple of decades, we have seen the emergence of a kind of global data field. The planet itself — natural systems, human systems, physical objects – have always generated an enormous amount of data, but we didnt used to be able to hear it, to see it,

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Sony | Projection-mapping entire room in real time using Playstation Move and EyeToy

November 30, 2011

Projection-mapping entire room in real time using Playstation Move and EyeToy

Sony | To promote the immersiveness of movies available on the Playstation Store, Sony commissioned a team to do “projection-mapping” of an entire room in real-time (no post-production), Gizmag reports.

Projection mapping has become more common in advertising recently, but has always been limited by the effect only being visible from a single, static point. The production team found a way around this using Sony’s… read more

Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology | Eric Drexler explores physical law and future of nanotech

February 9, 2012

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Oxford Future of Humanity Institute | Dr. Eric Drexler speaks at the Inaugural Lecture of the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. Introduced by Professor Nick Bostrom: “Exploring a Timeless Landscape: Physical Law and the Future of Nanotechnology”

In the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, Eric Drexler explores the implications of physical law for the future potential of nanotechnology, then… read more

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In robot football, the quarterback has a battery pack

May 22, 2012

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On April 20, 2012, a mechatronic quarterback’s metallic arm threw a football into the waiting net of a nearby wheeled receiver, and history was made. It was the first-ever completed pass in a football game played entirely by robots, and it happened during the world’s first intercollegiate robotic football game.

Video Source: Wired

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