Oct 20, 2009

Surface som gigantisk gaming-bord

tudenter fra Carnegie Mellon University som har utviklet spillet til Surface. Navnet på spillet er Surfacescapes og er et «proof-of-concept», dvs. en app som viser hva maskinvaren er god for.

Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from Visual Story TAs on Vimeo.


Oct 12, 2009

Public to monitor CCTV from home

The Internet Eyes website will offer up to £1,000 if viewers spot shoplifting or other crimes in progress.

The site's owners say they want to combine crime prevention with the incentive of winning money.

But civil liberties campaigners say the idea is "distasteful" and asks private citizens to spy on each other.

The private company scheme - due to go live in Stratford-upon-Avon in November - aims to stream live footage to subscribers' home computers from CCTV cameras installed in shops and other businesses.


The Wearable Internet Will Blow Mobile Phones Away

Earlier this year at the TED conference, Pattie Maes from the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group showcased a wearable computing system that allows users to display and interact with the Web on any surface - including the human body. The video shows the system's main developer, Pranav Mistry, taking photographs with his hand, summoning up Amazon review data onto the cover of a physical book, displaying information about a person he's just met on their tee-shirt, and calling someone by inputting a phone number onto the palm of his hand.

Look out mobile phones, because in a decade's time wearable systems may be the primary means of accessing the Web!