Jan 16, 2011

Integrating Flash with iPhone, Kinect

Microsoft Kinect device to control a Flash SWF:

Meanwhile, the developers of flying game kijjaa! have figured out how to make a browser-based Flash game that’s controlled via an iPhone’s accelerometer:

Via John Nack

Jan 10, 2011

World Surfer

GeoVector World Surfer is a whole new way to use your phone. Simply by pointing your phone you can find the rich information available on the Internet about the places you see around you.

You can also use World Surfer to:

  • Bookmark your car
  • Bookmark your hotel
  • Bookmark any location you like and be guided back to it
  • Find Your Object in a real world camera view

Designed to be an indispensible assistant to both local pedestrians and travelers, GeoVector World Surfer provides you with the excitement of discovery as well as the security of always knowing where you are and how to get safely back home.


World Surfer™ • GeoVector

Jan 7, 2011

Virtuell "røntgen"

“The cross section isn’t actually the user’s skeleton but a volume visualization of a medical data set,” notes PCWorld. Here’s more info on the Medical Augmented Reality project.

Via John Nack

Jan 6, 2011

Microsoft Surface is Now Thinner, Smarter & Cheaper

Microsoft showed off a new version of Surface, its tabletop touch computer, during the company’s keynote address at CES on Wednesday night.

Gone is that cumbersome cube-shaped box with cameras inside. Now, there’s a piece of super-tough Gorilla Glass (the same glass that’s on the front and back of the iPhone 4) on top of what looks like a parson’s table. The whole thing is only four inches thick and works with faster processors and sophisticated infrared sensors that give it finer resolution.

The real secret sauce is what Microsoft calls Pixel Sense, a miniaturized version of all those cameras that were formerly mounted underneath the glass surface of the table. Not only is this new version a lot tougher than its predecessor, making it a much more appropriate tabletop for rowdy bars; it’s also a lot smarter. As Microsoft put it, “Every pixel is acting as a camera, so the surface of the PC can actually see.”

Source: Mashable

Jan 5, 2011

Datatilsynet er kritiske til Facebook Places

I formiddag ble den omstridte tjenesten Places rullet ut for norske bruke av den populære sosiale nettjenesten Facebook.

Med Places kan Facebook-brukere rapportere til vennene sine om hvor de befinner seg, laste opp bilder fra stedet, og samtidig tagge hvilke andre venner som eventuelt er med dem.

Facebook Places ble lansert for noen måneder siden i USA og flere europeiske land.

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Kilde: DinSide

Jan 3, 2011

Olafur Eliasson: Din blinde passager

Olafur Eliasson
- "Din blinde passeger" på Arken museum.