Time to throw away your mouse and keyboard?

Jul 3, 2012 | Tech News

Time to throw away your mouse and keyboard?

WHAT IS IT? You remember that scene from the Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses his Scientological powers of woo woo to interact with a futuristic user interface and find the bad guys? Well, the LEAPMOTION brings us one step further away from Tom and one step closer to reality…. Read More 

Living Headstones

Jul 2, 2012 | Tech News

Living Headstones

WHAT IS IT? A QR code embedded into a granite headstone that connects people to online experiences related to the deceased. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? Embedding a QR code into a headstone isn’t earth-shattering, but remember the movie The Final Cut with Robin Williams? Neither do I, but this promotional… Read More 

Talking Urinal Cakes

Jul 2, 2012 | Tech News

Talking Urinal Cakes

WHAT IS IT? Interactive Urinal Communicators that talk to you as you . . . er . . . do your business, in an effort to cut down on drunk driving by sharing messages such as “”Listen up. That’s right, I’m talking to you. Had a few drinks? Maybe a… Read More 

Robot Journalism: Bloggers of the future?

Jul 2, 2012 | Tech News

Robot Journalism: Bloggers of the future?

WHAT IS IT? Companies like Narrative Science are building algorithms that can mimic human writing to the point where readers cannot tell if a news piece is written by a man or a machine. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? We have handed different aspects of our lives over to machines, entrusting… Read More 

Canon Mixed Reality

Jul 2, 2012 | Augmented Reality | Mixed Reality | Tech News

Canon Mixed Reality

WHAT IS IT? An augmented reality system that uses stereo cameras and high-speed image processing to generate life-size virtual objects in real-time, blending the virtual with the real. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? Most augmented reality applications are currently constrained to display the digital world within the window of a PC… Read More 

Every Car’s a Cab

Jun 27, 2012 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Every Car’s a Cab

WHAT IS IT? The next best thing to enjoying a Sidecar on a warm Summer night is enjoying Sidecar on your phone (android and iPhone) when you need a ride home from the bar (Currently SFO only). A smart application connecting those with cars with those who need a ride… Read More 

I for One Welcome Our New Robotic Overlords

Jun 27, 2012 | Tech News

I for One Welcome Our New Robotic Overlords

  WHAT IS IT? Janken is a research experiment from the folks at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku Lab. Essentially a vision and robotic hand system that has a 100% success rate at beating humans at Rock, Paper, Scissors. Apparently even if you try and fake it out half way… Read More 

Project Glass- $1500 for a ticket to the future

Jun 26, 2012 | Augmented Reality | Tech News

Project Glass- $1500 for a ticket to the future

WHAT IS IT? Project Glass is one of the most exciting new technologies to come out of the Google Plex. Its promise, that of annotating the physical world with digital overlays giving you everything from information on passing strangers’ Facebook profiles to walking directions. The device features speech commands, built… Read More 

The idiots guide to electronica

Jun 25, 2012 | Tech News

The idiots guide to electronica

UPDATE: Dennis Cheung sent us a great and amusing interactive site that’s another great way to get acquainted with the beeps and bops. Visit http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/ WHAT IS IT? The sound of dubstep originated in England with its earliest releases as far back as 1998. Its more mainstream presence began slowly around… Read More 

Willy Moon – We’re Diggin’ it @8ninths

Jun 8, 2012 | Tech News

Willy Moon – We’re Diggin’ it @8ninths

WHAT IS IT? Willy Moon is what’s been playing at the office recently. A 21-year-old New Zealand born crooner. He’s able to mix old timer 50’s guitar classics with cutting edge hip hop. His videos are just as innovative as the music itself. Familiar, yet different. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? Currently… Read More 

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