McDonalds has NFC enabled app for kids

This is a cute execution for those that have NFC chips in their phones and trust their kids with the $600 devices. No iPhone users allowed, at least yet. The demo is missing a crucial step. You must download the app to use it with the table. I also wonder what happens to people who sit at this table and place their phones not suspecting that there are NFC tags embedded… There is a “how it was made” about half way through the video.

Interactive water projection

Using gadgets in the bath tubs is tricky and not to mention, dangerous. This video shows a concept which is using bath water (thick with soap) as a projection and interaction surface. Waterproof speakers with LED lights are used to generate feedback and ripple the water at strategic places. I wonder if they figured out how to avoid pruney fingers?