This guy, Pranav Mistry, is revolutionary! The think outside the box mentality to bridge the gap between the digital and physical world is nice to see. Enter SixthSense!
Basically he ends up with a small projector, camera, and mic hanging down from his neck pendant style. Everything is then plugged into a computer on his back. The projector displays the screen on whatever surface you are in front of, camera reads the movements of your hand, and the mic pics up audible sensory information.
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This is a shot of what the ROAMS, Remotely Operated Autonomous Mapping System, vehicle outputs.
It travels around by itself and uses 5 cameras for navigation. One on the front, two angled bumper cameras, rear facing, and "birds eye view" (basically the level of a humans eyes that can be panned for a full 360 view).
There is also a 2D laser system that gathers distance and position data. That in combination with the camera’s allows for some pretty impressive 3D mapping.
What do you get when you add 24,000 LED lights to a dress? Simple, a dress Thats Bad Ass!!
I am in Las Vegas right now and saw the light up shirts and I am drawn to light flashy things like a moth to a bug zapper.
This is the "Galaxy Dress" which claims to the largest wearable light display in the world. Currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, from CuteCircuit, said in email "We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm,”. “The circuits are extra-thin, flexible and hand-embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.”
If you really want details head over to CuteCircuit but if not here is a video:
Google’s turn-by-turn navigation that generated so much buzz recently is bad ass and available exclusively on Verizon’s Droid phone. Now Thats no so Bad Ass. But those of use that know how to "root" and don’t mind hacking around with your G1 you can put Google Maps Navigation on a rooted G1.
The rumor is that your G1 must be running the latest Cyanogen ROM (and here’s the wiki guide to installing it). I have a MyTouch 3G so I will need to either wait or do some additional hacking my self… I will probably wait.
Gizmodo recommends a batch file that does the dirty work for you, including installation of the Maps/Navigation app from Android 2.0, which you can get at this thread.
Here’s the video that started the buzz, Thats Bad Ass!:
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Thank you Google and Virgin America! They are teaming up to offer free WiFi in 47 airports around the United States. Looks like it starts around November 16, running through January 15, and you can even submit a photo of you using the WiFi for a chance at $250,000.
Here are the airports: more info here
Stumbled across this on YouTube while looking for a video showing the Wistron eReader in action. Unfortunately no luck on the Wistron video but this video is dang impressive.Related Posts:
Alright, so it isnt color but it is still pretty bad ass. Wistron is launching a pull out, flexible, eReader in 2010 with the help of Brian Chong.
Looks like BlockBuster is testing out a new movie rental format. They are allowing the rental to be loaded on to SD cards that the customer brings in. The customer can then play the movie on whatever device that will accept the SD card. These movies use a time-bombed DRM protection so no return is necessary.
I give it about two months until the DRM time-bomb is cracked and you get to keep the movies.