This is just brilliant!! I so want one! Matt from Make magazine demonstrates how he uses an Arduino to make a celebrity-silencing remote control for your TV. By decoding the closed captioning track in the video signal, the Arduino is able to look for keywords such as “PALIN” or “KARDASHIAN” and mute your TV, protecting your poor ears from having to hear about them ever again. Freaking awesome! Get the code from here
What if we could change our view of the world with the flick of a switch? ‘Song of the Machine’ explores the possibilities of a new, modified – even enhanced – vision, where users can tune into streams of information and electromagnetic vistas currently outside of human vision! his film is a part of an ongoing collaboration between Superflux and neuroscientist Dr. Patrick Degenaar, whose pioneering work in optogenetic retinal prostheses aims to bring back sight to the blind. More info about this here
FBed is a conceptual multipractical bed design by Tomislav Zvonarić that would allow you always to be up to date and close to your online friends even when you sleep. The idea is that you may hoop in front of your screen directly from your bed when you wake up, and inverse when you get tired and wan’t to go sleep. Ok if you feel that you want to buy one..just smash your pc and go outside now!
This animated video takes a rapid-fire tour of key consumer and technology mobile trends in an eventful 2011, highlighting the staggering growth in consumer mobile usage across a dizzying array of applications and social media platforms. Created by themobilefuture ! Via Mr Litman
A fascinating technology project by Jayne Vidheecharoen. According to Wikipedia, “A portal is a magical or technological doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime…Places that a portal will link to include a different spot in the same universe… a parallel world … the past or the future…and other planes of existence! Well Jayne’s project its all about that!! More info about this here
According to trendwatching there are more opportunities than ever for brave and creative brands and entrepreneurs to deliver on changing consumer needs. Unless a big comet or a global cataclysm will actually bring an end to this world so there is no point in learning these