Entries by Frances

“roomalive” by microsoft

“roomalive” is a project from microsoft research that transforms any area into an immersive, augmented entertainment experience. the system enables receptive projection mapping experiences that dynamically adapts content to any space. this means that users can interact with virtual objects that seamlessly co-exists with the physical environment.

smart car’s dancing traffic light

Tackling the question, ‘How can we make our cities safer places?’, smart installed an urban intervention for their ‘whatareyoufor’ campaign that keeps pedestrians occupied while waiting to cross street instead of risking busy traffic. The ‘dancing traffic light’ puts on a spin on the traditional, illuminated red person used to indicate vehicular safety, by asking everyday participants to […]


Estimote Stickers

Estimote Beacons and Stickers are small wireless sensors that you can attach to any location or object. They broadcast tiny radio signals which your smartphone can receive and interpret. The beacons add layers of contextual intelligence to static locations such as stores, museums and airports, by broadcasting radio signals to display messages like coupons on […]


Nike creates first full-size LED basketball for training with Kobe Bryant

Nike has created a full-sized basketball court with motion-tracking and reactive LED visualisation technology built into the floor to help American star Kobe Bryant teach his moves to young players in Shanghai. The responsive court tracks the movement of players on its surface with built-in motion sensors. The court can lay out sets of moves for individual people, […]

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AUDI shipping container scoreboard illuminates with A8 headlights

AUDI has built a giant scoreboard showcasing World Cup 2014 scores made from 28 Audi A8 models and 45 shipping containers. The digital clusters that display numerals on the 40-foot digital installation are made up entirely from the LED headlights of the featured vehicles. Visible from miles away, it posts throughout the four-week installation, broadcasting the match results […]

3D Printing Pen

A team of London-based designers claim to have created the world’s smallest 3D-printing pen – an anodized aluminium device called Lix that allows users to “doodle in the air”.


Smart Basketball

Wilson has presented its new app-enabled smart basketball. Expected to launch winter 2014, the basketball will feature performance-tracking sensors inside its core. The technology is being developed by Wilson in partnership AI company sportIQ, which will allow players to connect the ball with a smartphone app to use for tracking in-game data such as running […]