Entries by Dmitri

HTC X8 Windows phone – quick review

Picked up this phone yesterday and had a chance to use it exclusively for over 24 hours, while the iPhone 5 was quietly weeping in my back pocket. The hardware is well designed and very fast. The camera takes great pictures and the video looked quite vivid as well. The battery life is better then the iPhone 5 […]

Great usage or parallax on the Nintendo website

Parallax based websites appear to be all the rage this days. Here is a great piece done by Nintendo. Don’t forget to use your mouse wheel or your keyboard arrows to see the effect. http://www.nintendo.com.au/gamesites/mariokartwii/#rediscover

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Interactive jacket

This for now goes into the “vapor-ware” category. Wearable electronics have existed for a very long time but haven’t gained much popularity. This startup out of Brazil is trying to change that by creating a jacket with an array of sensors. Each sensor is unique and can control a custom computer program behavior. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/machina/midi-controller-jacket-v01?ref=website

McDonald’s augmented reality application

Wow. I thought that the “Our food. Your questions.” Canadian campaign executed by Tribal DDB was brilliant. Australia takes it to the next level with an augmented reality application that shows you where your food came from. Check out the video!

Capri is the future of 3D sensing – next Xbox Kinect

Just ran into a very cheesy video made by the manufacturers of the Xbox Kinect of their upcoming, much smaller sensor, named Capri. Take a look at the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w5QGf_9gGME Why does it matter? Because the existent Kinect system is very successful in many practical applications beyond gaming. The Capri could be far more precise, powerful and smaller. Lots of applications for outdoor […]

Surface Windows 8 RT – quick review

Got this device about a month ago and had some time to use it both at home and at work. I really like the Windows 8 operating system. I’ve been running it at home for the past 7 months but was using a mouse on my old laptop which hinders the experience. It is a […]