J. R. Eyerman - 3-D Movie Viewers During Opening Night of Bwana Devil (1952)
Not every noise is music. Sounds of Social brings you a compilation of the sweetest sounds in digital and social media. Digital Funkiness.
Siri used to deliver some rather opinionated takes on sci-fi movies, and while those have largely been left behind it turns out the digital assistant has some strong feelings when it comes to Spike Jonze’s recent film Her.
What’s most interesting to me about the future of technology? Reimagining every human behavior and every human experience through the lens of a mobile device.
The American Academy For Pediatricians recommends against exposing kids younger than age two to electronic screens, but here comes Fisher-Price with the Apptivity Seat, which is basically baby’s first iPad stand.
When San Diego police detain criminal suspects, they don’t only rely on Q&As to extract information about the person in cuffs. Using new facial recognition technology, San Diego police can now match field images with about 348,000 San Diego County arrestees — all they need is a tablet or a smartphone. In an in-depth report released yesterday, the Center for Investigative Reporting covered the new tech and its implications. “The little-known program could become the largest expansion of facial recognition technology by US law enforcement,” CIR says. “Amid an international debate over collecting and sharing huge amounts of data on the public, this pilot program is putting that metadata to use in the field in real time.”
Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every game it plays!
ishikawa oku laboratory in tokyo have developed a robotic hand that can play an infinite number of games of rock-paper-scissors with a 100% winning rate over its human opponent. with one millisecond high-speed vision, the ‘janken’ optically recognizes and registers the position of the human it faces.
A Pinball Machine That Is Controlled By Smiling
To promote the “happy health insurance” of Swiss company KPT, the agency Webguerillas created a pinball machine which can be controlled by smiling.
Using a face tracking algorithm, each end of a person’s smile controls the “fingers” on the pinball machine, making this game of pinball a lot more challenging and fun.
This machine toured five cities around Switzerland, but for those who missed out, there is a website that allows you to try this out for yourself.