Magazines on your tablet have been around for a while and they always seem like a good addition, but nothing really new or ground breaking.
Hopefully that will change with Condition One – a technology company developing next generation immersive video applications. Their flagship product is an embeddable immersive video player for the iPad / iPhone.
The virtual window provides unlimited viewpoints of a single video. The viewers tend to review a video multiple times to catch things they missed and see the footage from another perspective.
Basically you can move around the video to change what you want to look at.
Check it out in action here:
The technology can is/can be licensed to media companies and brands. It integrates seamlessly into existing applications or can be launched as a standalone product.
If you want to try it out, they have a showcase app here
Pretty cool? That’s what I thought.
We all know this moment where you are focusing on your friend while taking the perfect picture only to find out later that there is some tourist in the background, some weird looking stranger bombing himself into our perfect shot.
Now there seems to be a solution on the horizon, Scalado announced a technology called Remove that will make it very easy to remove unwanted photobombers from your holiday shots. Simply select and remove.
Don’t believe it? Check out the video:
So how do they do it? The technology takes a series of photos in quick succession and then pinpoints moving objects in the collection, giving you the option to remove them with a click.
Right now it isn’t commercially available, but I can’t wait to have this on my phone soon.
With the impending launch of the Apple iPad, the Cupertino-based company’s shunning of Adobe Flash technology has been brought to the forefront of technological discussions. While it was one thing to forgo Flash on a small, mobile device such as the iPhone or iPod Touch, some are questioning whether lack of Flash support is going to be a make-it-or-break it feature for the new slate devices arriving next month – devices which, if you believe Apple CEO Steve Jobs – are “better than netbooks.”
Interesting read and question to think about. Does anyone have any experience with testing the two?
Read more on The New York Times…
Also Flash Player 10.1 pre-release software demos and interviews the upcoming Flash Player 10.1 on mobile devices.
Skinput is based on an armband straddling the wearer’s biceps and detecting the small vibrations generated when the user taps the skin of his arm. It measures the vibrations and differentiates them based on bone densities, tissue mass and muscle size.
You can use different parts of your arm and even fingers to interact with it.
According to them it is 95% accurate and you can combine it with a pico projector and get some display on your arm as well.
check out the video
definitely an interesting concept, but until it is integrated into my T-shirt I doubt I will be interested in wearing an armband.
Starbucks is testing their new iPhone app that lets you pay using just the Starbucks Card Mobile app on your iPhone/iPod touch. Just enter your card number and your device will display a barcode you can use the same way as your Starbucks Card to make a purchase.
The app is currently being tested in Starbucks stores located in Seattle, WA, Cupertino, CA and Mountain View, CA, conveniently, the homes of digital powerhouses Microsoft, Apple and Google, respectively.
This app is an example of a revolutionary convergence between your wallet and smart phone. As well as a brand intersecting technology to shape consumer loyalty programs. Now the stage is set for Starbucks to employ an innovative digital couponing program. Stay Tuned.
We blog about robots quite a bit. Here’s one that finds objects it can turn into drums, beats the object, records the sound and then plays with it until it gets bored.
(As far as drumming goes it’s almost as cool as this: http://amnesiablog.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/best-product-demonstration-ever-m/ )
The Share.tv video is from a while back. It’s an interview of creator Frits Lyneborg of letsmakerobots.com.
Interesting thoughts on AI.