Technology links never sleep
This week Variety Magazine extended everyone a virtual invitation to attend a Hollywood premiere, a Virtual Reality experience was launched to help child victims with schoolyard bullying, Cadbury turned your Facebook data into something delicious, ROY G BIV answered a very important, science-y pizza question, and a cute little Earth version of Wall-E was introduced.
Not to mention the Commonwealth Games have kicked off in Glasgow (along with a few technology accompaniments) and Comic-Con has officially started in San Diego. To say it’s been a busy week in the land of technology is clearly an understatement.
Thus, without further ado, here are our favourite technology links of the past week:
- Our very own super-smart PhD intern, Lida Theodorou, has launched an interactive window installation project titled 12 Way Mirror which you can test out at Playn Eyewear in the BOXPARK pop-up mall in Shoreditch
- Variety Magazine has produced the world’s first Virtual Reality coverage of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in LA
- It’s still in early stages, but a developer has created an algorithm which converts audio data into 3D geometry data which she’s then turned into a vinyl record. i.e. DIY VINYLS!
- New Virtual Reality experience prototype, Fishfinder, aims to help kids who’ve been victims of schoolyard bullying
- The latest BAE Striker II fighter pilot helmet sounds a lot like Tony Stark’s Iron Man mask
- MIT’s Media Lab have created a robotic ‘hand extension’ for those especially tricky tasks
- There’s a new iPad app which uses Augmented Reality to preview artwork on your walls – especially good for the indecisive
- Cadbury Australia is trialing a vending machine which gives testers their ‘perfect flavour’ based on their Facebook data
- Hello Jibo! The personalised robot for the home exists and is due for sale in 2016
- What does pizza sound like? Maybe something like this…
- Word on the street is that Oculus VR is developing motion controllers to accompany the Rift
- “Worldwide Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market worth $1.06 Billion by 2018”
- A Virtual Reality version of Professor Xavier’s Cerebro will be on display at Comic-Con!
- The organisers behind the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have introduced Augmented Reality stickers to the backs of bus seats which passengers can engage with via an app on their phone. Magic