Holocube Touch is another step for a holographic world

by Mark R

It has been a while since we covered the Holocube, a box that contains at least 40GB worth of holographic video footage. The Holocube has received an upgrade with the Holocube Touch. All the original designer did was add a touchscreen, which is pretty much on every device these days. There is a video of it after the jump if you want to see how it works. You will note …

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The Winscape gives you a unique view, electronically

by Mark R

Here’s an interesting project that you can do with plasma TVs, a Wiimote, an iPhone, and some sort of computer of some sort. After all, all of us want some sort of house with a terrific view. The example that you see in the picture is of the Golden Gate bridge, but what makes it different than say, posters, is that you can walk around this thing and it will …

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13 Tech Design Microsoft Method All-In-One

by Mark R

I like concept technology as much as the next guy, and I love to see renderings of what could be the next “game-changing” gadget. The problem is when the source for this gadget is a website with nothing but renderings of neat stuff. The supposed All-in-one from Microsoft. You know, it is one thing when you make a rendering of a product, and it is another game when you put …

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Mertz active vision robotic head from MIT

by Mark R

I have seen realistic robot heads like the Mertz active vision head robot before, and they are usually designed to see what it would be like if robots could display facial expressions. In that case, you might wonder why someone would design this robot head to look like a freaky baby head rather than a handsomer face. Actually, the purpose of this robot isn’t to test how a human will …

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Messenger Dogs get a technical upgrade

by Mark R

I am not old enough to remember a time when a rescue dog consisted of a Saint Bernard with a small barrel of brandy around its neck. Fortunately, we are doing things differently now. Here’s another development in rescue dogs with this project from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Student Laura Boffi came up with a high-tech dog collar that has the ability to search for survivors, tag the …

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Multi-touch floor

by Mark R

At first, I thought this multitouch floor was just another version of the Toe Mouse that we reported on the other day, but this multitouch floor could change the way we interact with computers. This multitouch floor was designed by researchers at Postdam, at the Hasso Plattner Institut. It is designed to respond to a person’s individual’s shoe pattern, and will identify them by footprint alone. There is a video …

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Nomadic Plants, cyborgs that can save the planet

by Mark R

I realize that what you are looking at looks like a still shot from a science fiction film, and I wish to say that this was complete science fact. These Nomadic plants are designed by a Mexican artist named Gilberto Espaza. I’m not certain whether or not this is something that actually works, but the idea is that the Nomadic plant is a self-contained cyborg that can hold plants and …

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COMPAC Digital Surfaces are a new way to control a kitchen

by Mark R

COMPAC Digital Surfaces has come up with some technology that is really a long time coming. I don’t know about you, but there are times where I am cooking, and my greasy hands can’t turn the faucets, the oven knobs, or any of my other kitchen controls. I believe that we are headed for an age where practically every phone will be a touchscreen, but most of the operating systems …

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