British South Korean grocery chain Tesco connects with busy people through an innovative new concept, Home Plus that they launched in South Korea. They created billboards the subway stations that feature a range of products that customers can then select and scan using QR codes with their cell phones, only to have the selected groceries delivered later to their doorstep. The displays are set up just like aisles in any grocery store, so while you’re waiting for the train, you can get that pesky chore out of the way. I would love to see this expanded to other markets. Text by – Design milk
In today’s day and age, if it’s not personalized, its not worth it. Everything from web experiences to cars we drive, we want to be “linked in”. But what happens when movies like “Minority Report” becomes a reality? We all use to “Big Brother” keeping an eye on us, everything from traffic cams to street and building security cameras. It’s already a part of our environment.
Japan has been combining those cams with facial recognition technology to make advertising about you and they working on this concept of marketing to becoming a standard. This video by NEC Tech. demonstrates the reality that is already happening.
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For those who know, the Xbox Kinect is awesome but not only to play Dance Central or Kinect Sports but some really smart people out there has hacked this beautiful piece of tech. and has done some really fun things. Lets look at some of the cool hacks that those smart people have done.
Controlling A Humanoid Robot
Transform yourself to Ultra Seven by kamehameha
Dragon Ball Z by kamehameha
Interactive Ribbon Portal by PixelProject (yup that’s us)
Depth-sculpting strobe light
Nipple Tracker (One of my faves)
And just to prove that this fun toy can also be used for more tech. related subjects
Hacked Kinect Controls Windows 7