“A stunt that had impact, without impact.”
Gatorade installed vending machines all across Toronto equipped with sensors that would establish whether users had “sweat” enough, by placing their palm onto the unit, to deserve a free Gatorade which it would then dispense. If the “reading” wasn’t high enough, it would suggest the user do more (burpees, jumping jacks, etc.) to work up a sweat and to try again. This was apart of Gatorade Canada’s #keepsweating campaign on social media. Not even a machine could make me do burpees.
It’s after midnight on King Street West in Downtown Toronto – a guarantee that you’ll run into a bunch of people who’ve had way too much to drink and who should not be driving. UBER to the rescue! Setting up a breathalyzer kiosk that analyzes your alcohol level and summons an UBER car if you blow over the limit.
Disney has launched projection mapping as part of their Wishes Collection Wedding package available at Walt Disney World. Brides and Grooms can now customize their wedding cake to have animations from their favorite Disney movies projected onto the fondant surface of their wedding cakes. As if weddings weren’t expensive enough these packages start at $12,000!
For all of those iPhone users who have had that OMG moment of smashing their screen, there might be hope yet for the new iPhone 6 which is rumored to have a Sapphire Crystal Display. A somewhat reassuring demo of its capacity to take a kicking without cracking!
Using a 6.6-meter-tall, 32-meter-long industrial printer and a mixture of construction waste (sand, concrete and glass fiber) and concrete for printing material a Chinese company is using 3D-printing technology to build cheap housing. A single story one room house can be built for less than $5,000.
A design school in Paris, called ENSCI les Ateliers, hosted a workshop organised by the French Ministry of culture that challenged participants to pick a digital material and remix it. One group decided to hack a desktop 3D printer and enable it to trace a real tattoo onto skin. Any volunteers?
Making some sweet music with your hands – CONTACT is an audio interface that uses the Leap Motion Controller to manipulate and visualize sounds generated from interaction with a simple wooden surface.
Anyone interested in touching a strangers hands at a bus stop? Probably not. But the folks over at Duracell provided an incentive for strangers to join hands to initiate a heater within a bus shelter to provide some warmth in one of the coldest winters in history!