Entries by Rachel

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Rain Room

Came across a really cool installation that was featured at the MoMA  this year (May 12-July 28th, 2013) and it’s called the “Rain Room”. It’s a humid, dark 1,000 square foot room, where water pours from the ceiling and the intention is for people to walk through the pouring rain. The catch? you will never […]

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Stare Challenge – Samsung Galaxy S4

One of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone is that it knows when you’re looking at it. So to win a free Samsung S4, Swisscom came up with the seemingly easy challenge of staring at the phone in a train station for 60 minutes. This may sound easy enough, but the crazy distractions […]

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“I am Canadian” The Beer Fridge

Something cool that was visiting some European cities earlier this year is the Molson Canadian beer fridge. The fully stocked fridge is free to all, but only opens when scanning a Canadian passport. None of the person’s personal information is used to open the fridge – the scanner simply uses the unique Canadian passport emblem […]

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Pepsi “Like” Machine

Something cool that TBWA Brussels created for a recent Pepsi Campaign Instead of paying with money, customers were asked to pay with a simple “Like” of the Pepsi Facebook page. This vending machine only accepts “likes” and drives customers to the Pepsi Facebook page either on their mobile device or on the touch-screen interface. Like […]

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Amazingly Realistic

Take a look at this video of a real time graphics character demo by Activision R&D – this character is scarily lifelike and amazingly realistic. http://mashable.com/2013/03/28/activision-uncanny/ This is a longer video showing a demo of Face Works technology (skip to the 8:30 mark to see the demo of the face)  

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MYO, The Next Generation of Gesture Control

Here is an armband that users wear and let’s them interact with digital technology – Using electrical activity in your muscles, the armband measures electrical activity in muscles instantly to wirelessly connect to computers, phones, ect… Watch the video and view the website here: https://getmyo.com/

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3-D Printing

While not a new technology, 3D printing is getting more and more popular. This year in honour of Valentine’s Day, there was a pop-up event in Toronto featuring a “3D Kissing booth”. Both fun and interactive, couples/individuals were encouraged to go down to the event, hosted at a store and pose to have a 3D […]