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Blackberry Playbook

I am actually a fan of the Blackberry, I had one for years before I was swayed by the bright lights of Apple. They are the perfect worker tool, calendar and email.
So it interests me to see that they have now gone into the tablet arena to battle it out with the likes of Apple iPad.

From the design it looks pretty much like an iPad, but they say they are the first multiprocessing, multitasking and uncompromised browsing.

I think I will put one on my Christmas list..

You can buy me one here.

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Talking Tree

Talking Tree – Making of from Tom on Vimeo.

A 100 year old tree in Brussels was rigged with a box which had a fine dust meter, ozone meter, light meter, weatherstation, webcam and microphone.

This box reported the tree’s living circumstances live to Twitter, Flickr, Soundcloud and you friend it on Facebook to see its updates.
talking-tree.com

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THESEUS

The installation is a mixture between analogue and digital techniques, combining physical elements on the wall together with projected objects. The installation is a mixture bewteen analogue and digital techniques, combining physical elements on the wall together with projected objects

Theseus from rainer kohlberger on Vimeo.

Apple MAGIC Trackpad

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The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro. And it supports a full set of gestures, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on your screen. Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine. And inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one.

buy is for $69 here

Bottle Bank Arcade Machine

Putting fun into recycling from the Fun Theory

Interactive Outdoor Advertisinge

The Canadian Tourism Commission developed an interactive campaign to get people to realize what a great place Canada is.
They used social networks Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to gather information tagged with Canada, and displayed it in an interactive moral, the user were able to interact with parts of the moral.

Devloped by DDB Vancouver

Give your gifts a story of their own.

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Itizen TRACKit tag is a QRCode or a unique number which logs your item to the database to enable the ojects owners to create a story of its travels and ownership.

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to it—both stick-on and sew-on versions are available. Then, they can either type in the tag’s alphanumeric code or scan its QR code for automatic connection with its record. There, they can share the item’s story—where it came from, how they got it, what made them want it, and whatever other details seem relevant. Such stories can be made either private or public; either way, subsequent owners or borrowers of the product can add to it later and those with its code can see where it’s been. Everyone who adds to the product’s story, meanwhile, gains Itizenship Points, which ultimately can be used for free product giveaways.

more here

Gravestone RFID

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After eons of little change in the world of gravestones and memorials, we’ve begun to see new innovations popping with increasing regularity. Several of the ones we’ve featured have focused on adding a sense of personal style to memorials and urns—Shine on Brightly, for example—but it was only just recently that we spotted one that brings cemetery markers into the digital age.
More here

Robots, AR, Tactile interface walls & LED lights

Robots, augmented reality stations, huge tactile interface walls, and flowing LED lights. I think I am in heaven.

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Full video here

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Finger pulse vending machine: e-money at your fingertips

Wow, this really is the future, e-money, no cards or cash just your finger.
Shown at RetailTech 2010 this Coca-Cola vending machine that uses Hitachi’s “finger vein authentication” (VeinID) technology when you want to buy a drink.

The biometric system employs finger pulse recognition to see who you are. This might seem a bit sci-fi, but it is apparently safe, convenient and efficient (no need to store lots of data like passwords, log-in numbers, IDs etc).

Big Screams

Big Screams from prisonerjohn on Vimeo.

Pure Brilliance, this interactive wall is interactive and engaging to the user../
Use your mobile to control the balls buy shouting or screaming.

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