Logging into Twitter with your face from The Next Web on Vimeo.
Technology being developed at the University of Manchester, UK as part of a European project could make your phone a lot more secure by requiring both your face and your voice in order to log in to your favourite services.
Brilliant until somebody holds up a photo of you and plays back a recording.
Can’t remember who I got this from sorry.
i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view.
Watch this video. Brilliant idea. I love it!
Using the very old technique of placing a halfsilvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a novel new context, the project serves as a timely critique of the popular memes of 3D displays and iPhones. As a gadget peripheral, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, ranging from simple 3D videos and animations to accelerometer based games.
Jitsuro Mase , Tom Nagae (JP) / DIRECTIONS, Inc.
A lot of people think AR is dead and a bit of a dirty word, but there’s some interesting stuff appearing again.
Jekyll and Hyde Augmented Reality Book
Scrawl™ 3D iPhone drawing using multi-touch.
3D Drawing in Augmented Reality from String on Vimeo.
Add in untapped areas like mixed reality, outdoor experiences, events, and gaming; and I’m not so sure we should be writing it off just yet.
Great promo video for a video camera. Go fullscreen and play it in HD.
Use it for Skiing & Snowboarding, Surfing & Swimming, Skateboarding, BMX & Freeride MTB, Motocross & Off-Road, Car Racing, Human Flight.
Or mount it on a Dog.
“I see no advertisement, only awesomeness”
We’ve got one at glue and are playing with it today.
Learn more at http://www.gopro.com.
A game where you have to stay at least 50 metres away from everybody else in Stockholm playing. If you succeed, you win the new MINI Countryman. Simple.
Facebook Places just became the No.1 in location based services. End of.
For brands the opportunities are massive. You get all the nice bits of Foursquare (check-in, location data, feedback, competitions, redemption, vouchers, loyalty schemes, social gaming, etc) but with the 500 million people on Facebook.
There’ll be loads of smart activity based around people ‘coming together’. Wearable technology will soon enable automatic check-in to stores. Deep and immersive social gaming becomes a reality. We all know what’s possible. But now the numbers make it exciting and viable.
Everything just became connected and the wider implications are big.
Each brand needs to think about what that means for them. But If you’re doing ‘digital stuff’ well and you’ve got a high street presence. Game on.
(A version of this comment first appeared in Marketing Magazine.)
Meanwhile, the UK waits….
Here we go. Google launches its first UK 60-second ad to promote search and mobile.
The follow-up to last year’s “Parisian Love” (see below) uses the strapline “Search On” and is the first in a series that will be hosted on a special YouTube page.