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MARIO: Mid-air Augmented Reality Interaction with Objects

Demo of mixed-reality tech where you can play with a cute virtual character - video embedded below:

From DigInfo:

This mixed reality interface places virtual characters in the real world. It was developed by the Naemura Lab at the University of Tokyo.

Users can have an animated character jump onto their hand, as well as guide the character onto blocks, creating a novel interactive experience.

"Recently, devices have been developed that can form images in mid-air. We’ve utilized one of those, and combined it with sensors and a projector, to provide an intuitive display experience where a picture in the air is skillfully merged with the real world."

Data such as the height of the user’s hand and the shape of the block is obtained using Kinect, and the system is programmed to automatically move the character to the highest place. This data is used to display the character and its shadow correctly in mid-air, both geometrically and optically, creating a very realistic looking experience.

More at DigInfo here

via prostheticknowledge

I think that the amount of innovation coming out of a company is inversely proportional to how often they use the word innovation and cloud […] and some companies have the departments of cloud innovation, so you’re like, yeah, that’s where the real work is happening…

Phil Libin, Evernote CEO

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THE MAKEY MAKEY PROJECT IS AWESOME!!  WATCH THIS! 

soupsoup:

Incredible technology that turns physical objects, or anything you can draw, into a responsive interface

PINTEREST VS GIMMEBAR THOUGHTS OF THE DAY:
As much as I think that the Pinterest site looks very cool, and I enjoy having a look from time to time at my friends pins… 
I still prefer Gimmebar, as it allows you to create private and public lists and to store everything safely on your favorite storage site… Also, now that I’m starting to have some cool collections on it, I don’t see what Pinterest could give me that would make me do the switch…
What’s your thoughts?

PINTEREST VS GIMMEBAR THOUGHTS OF THE DAY:

As much as I think that the Pinterest site looks very cool, and I enjoy having a look from time to time at my friends pins… 

I still prefer Gimmebar, as it allows you to create private and public lists and to store everything safely on your favorite storage site… Also, now that I’m starting to have some cool collections on it, I don’t see what Pinterest could give me that would make me do the switch…

What’s your thoughts?

LET’S SAVE JACK OF THE DAY!!
springwise:

Using headset and software, users control movies with their thoughts
It’s a rare movie-goer indeed who hasn’t occasionally wished for a different ending to a film, but a new technology platform aims to make such sentiments a thing of the past. With a specialized headset and software, UK-based MyndPlay now lets users determine movies’ outcomes themselves using just the power of their thoughts. READ MORE…

LET’S SAVE JACK OF THE DAY!!

springwise:

Using headset and software, users control movies with their thoughts

It’s a rare movie-goer indeed who hasn’t occasionally wished for a different ending to a film, but a new technology platform aims to make such sentiments a thing of the past. With a specialized headset and software, UK-based MyndPlay now lets users determine movies’ outcomes themselves using just the power of their thoughts. READ MORE…

Funny iPhone modes of the day : 
iPhone Airplane Modes for Other Vehicles [click for more modes that need to exist]

Funny iPhone modes of the day : 

iPhone Airplane Modes for Other Vehicles [click for more modes that need to exist]


SIGN THAT THE ROBOT REVOLUTION IS COMING SOON OF THE DAY:

rosehoney:

“Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata bothe looked amazing on their wedding day, but the spotlight was stolen by i-Fairy, the humanoid robot that replaced the priest.

Inoue, the bride, works for the company that produces the i-Fairy robot, and Shibata is a client, so it’s safe to say robots are the reason they began dating in the first place. At his beloved’s suggestion, the groom was more than happy to replace the priest with an adorable robot that rose to the challenge, thanks to some special programming”

PROPAGANDA POSTERS FOR POSTER FRIDAY:

probablybest:

View full blog post here.

Graphic designer Aaron Wood has come up with these great propaganda posters for a tech company war. The posters are in an American/Soviet design with taglines, “Victory is tweet”, “Dont get a rotten apple! Trust whats inside Android!”, to convince people to support them.

POSTER FRIDAY OF THE DAY!! (…not just America!)

POSTER FRIDAY OF THE DAY!! (…not just America!)

WHAT YOUR GRANDMAS SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU OF THE DAY.

But we love them anyway! 

Grandmother Tips by Chacho Pueblo

AWESOME TABLE OF THE DAY : Delen Memory Table by David Franklin

By exploring the potential for relationships between contemporary furniture and technology, David Franklin created this contemporary piece that interacts with you as you work or eat. The camera is programmed and controlled wirelessly to take pictures at predetermined times or at specified intervals over a duration. The resulting pictures are sent back to a computer and can be programmed to upload automatically to the user’s desired social networking site. Tweet while you eat!


Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/delen-memory-table-by-david-franklin/#ixzz1bhjnxRsi

life:

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO — The company said Wednesday that Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer, will be replacing Jobs at the helm.
So long, Steve. Let’s take a look back at Apple from the Early Days to Present, shall we? Steve Jobs: Life & Times

life:

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO — The company said Wednesday that Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer, will be replacing Jobs at the helm.

So long, Steve. Let’s take a look back at Apple from the Early Days to Present, shall we? Steve Jobs: Life & Times

thedailywhat:

Rise Of The Useless Machines of the Day: The Most Useless Machine gets a rather intense upgrade, becomes that much more of a metaphor for life. (Scary stuff starts in around 1:00.)

[reddit.]