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.
Link to view video – Video
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
Screening of 270º from 3 projectors with a total size of linear projection of 20 x 5 meters. The presentation created in Ventuz for Pictures That Move & Stereolize contains 5 chapters and allows navigation through RadarTouch envelope.
Amazing 245m wide projection done for a OMV employee event where thousands of people gather to be informed, wowed and entertained.
This great piece of awesomeness was created by http://strukt.com/2011/omv-event-projections/
for more info about this event, strukt.com
Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a singing synthesizer application with a female persona, developed by Crypton Future Media. It uses Yamaha Corporation’s Vocaloid synthesizing technology. The name of the character comes from a fusion of the Japanese for first (初 hatsu), sound (音 ne) and future (Miku (ミク) sounds like a nanori reading of future, 未来, normally read as “mirai”), referring to her position as the first of Crypton’s “Character Vocal Series”. She was the second Vocaloid to be sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine and the first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the Vocaloid 2 engine. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku has performed onstage as a projection. (Text from Wikipedia)
CV01 Hatsune Miku live on stage
Face tracking meets face projection.
Im not 100% sure how practical this is, to my knowledge having a projector projecting light into your eyes could lead to some serious issues, but at least it looks cool.
For more info on Face Tracking visit FaceTracker
On May 26 of 2010 i blogged about Sony’s unfailing of there world first flexible, full-color OLED. (article here)
Well fast forward a year and Samsung Mobile Display confirmed that the company want to mass produce flexible bendable AMOLED Displays in 2012!
For more info on this, visit Oled-Display.net
Why is Oled so great? watch the video below and you will understand why.
This 14 inch Transparent OLED Display Notebook from Samsung mobile just shows how transparent OLED is being introduced into the commercial market.
Not sure how it would work for very privet people but its a good start. Soon we would have that Hollywood sci-fi glass phones and windows but wont come with the price tag of a high budget film.
“SMD is showing the world first and largest transparent OLED Panel prototype, designed for use in applications and smartphones at the Digital Experience event 2010.” Text by oled-display.net