July 16th, 2014
themodernworld

Whoah check out Continuum’s new ipad case, the Flipbook by Felix, now sold at Apple Store!

July 14th, 2014
themodernworld
July 11th, 2014
themodernworld

Opening Ceremony Spring 2015.

(Source: strapazzolli)

Reblogged from Dirbie.
July 11th, 2014
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The iluminage at home skin smoothing laser.

(Source: youtube.com)

July 10th, 2014
themodernworld
newyorker:

A cartoon by Farley Katz. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

newyorker:

A cartoon by Farley Katz. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

Reblogged from The New Yorker
July 10th, 2014
themodernworld

futurist-foresight:

Wearable tech and telekinetics merge in MindRDR in order to take and send photos from Google Glass with only your thoughts.

futurescope:

MindRDR - Brain Machine Interface connected with Google Glass

As exciting as this is:

MindRDR is a new free open source application which bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone. MindRDR was developed by London-based user experience company This Place.

I can’t fight the thought, that this is the result of an equivalent of the design process of The Homer.

Next step for the uberfuturegizmo: Add a drone with a depth sensor that records a thought controlled 3D image of yourself, which is instantly printed in your own mood-color on a wireless connected 3D-Printer.

[MindRDR] [h/t to Jeroen]

Reblogged from Applied Technotopia
June 30th, 2014
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The problem isn’t that the justices are old fogeys. The problem is that the justices were groomed in a field that emphasizes reasoning by analogy. And analogies were critical in these cases: The Aereo decision, for example, hinged on whether the company was more like an equipment provider or a cable company; the Riley and Wurie decisions addressed whether cell phones are sufficiently analogous to wallets. But emerging technology is, by definition, about breaking away from history. Perhaps reason by analogy hamstrings innovation, or perhaps it promotes impartial decision-making. In any event, it helps explain why the justices sometimes say such silly things.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
June 30th, 2014
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emergentfutures:

Just add a smartphone: Google Cardboard headset revolutionises DIY virtual reality

Meet Google Cardboard, a gadget made from materials worth about $30 that houses any modern Android smartphone to create a basic virtual-reality headset.

The invention – which has similar capabilities to the $US350 Facebook-owned Oculus Rift  – is truly amazing. It’s like putting a computer in front of your face and comes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional VR headset when you exclude the cost of your existing smartphone.

Full Story: SMH

June 30th, 2014
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Second Life’s second act will be a social network for virtual reality
Sean Buckley, engadget.com

Eight years ago, I was slouch­ing through my col­lege’s required mass-media course and silent­ly groan­ing while my pro­fes­sor excit­ed­ly mapped out the promis­es of Sec­ond Life. That online vir­tu­al world, where play­ers cre­ate items, clothe…

Reblogged from A Smarter Planet
June 28th, 2014
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emergentfutures:

Unblinking Eyes Track Employees

Advanced technological tools are beginning to make it possible to measure and monitor employees as never before, with the promise of fundamentally changing how we work — along with raising concerns about privacy and the specter of unchecked surveillance in the workplace.

Full Story: NYT

June 27th, 2014
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Reblogged from
Evidence of change.

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