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Jul 16

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

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

Jul 14

A material so dark that you can't see it. -

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A Brain-Computer Interface for Speech | MIT Technology Review -

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Jul 11


Opening Ceremony Spring 2015.

Opening Ceremony Spring 2015.

(Source: strapazzolli, via dirbie)

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Jul 10

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

(Source: newyorker.com)

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Jun 30

“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.” — The Supreme Court’s baffling tech illiteracy is becoming a big problem - Salon.com (via infoneer-pulse)

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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

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

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…

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…

(Source: smarterplanet)

Jun 28

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

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

Jun 27

Obama announces: National Disaster Resilience Competition | The White House -

climateadaptation:

Via www.WhiteHouse.gov

fastcompany:

 When You Move Your Hand, This Room Changes Shape
We’re used to using gestures like swiping and tapping to control smartphone apps. But could we use the same movements to change the physical world around us?
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fastcompany:

 When You Move Your Hand, This Room Changes Shape

We’re used to using gestures like swiping and tapping to control smartphone apps. But could we use the same movements to change the physical world around us?

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(via emergentfutures)

Jun 26

“When eureka moments occur, they tend to be precipitated by long periods of preparation and incubation, and to strike when the mind is relaxed.” — Secrets of the Creative Brain - Nancy Andreasen, Atlantic Wire