Tag Archives: interactive media

Samsung Transparent Smart Window

There’s a lot of reasons to be excited with this CES 2012 Innovation Winner.

1. In a nutshell, it’s a Window + 46″ TV + Touch Screen Computer. This elevates a whole new experience inside one’s house. It provides modern conveniences that enable home owners to access useful applications at home (Recipe, Twitter, TV shows, Music, Pictures) and for work (Presentation, Flight Information, World Stock).
2. Privacy is well-kept with it’s one-sided viewer.
3. It’s a space saver since it practically can serve as a real window with adjustable blinds and night illuminations.
4. Being partly solar-powered makes it somehow eco-friendly.
5. Although, my main worry is its durability from breakage, pun intended. I do hope Samsung would be able to figure this one out. If not, I’m sure the architect will find a perfect solution.

Personally, I would love to have one of these since I live in a high rise condominium which eliminates the risk of being accidentally destroyed by kids playing outside, and it’s a great space saver.
Would you like to have one too? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments section below!


Video from SamsungUSATube

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Happy 2012!

I know it’s been more than a week since we celebrated the holiday, but it’s never too late to greet everyone A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here’s a cool Augmented Reality Greeting by The Hand Creative Technology! Check it out!

I am very excited for this year since there’s a lot of new things that I’m currently experiencing in my life—new business, new hobby, and relatively new pet (since I got him last year). Aside from that, I’m very excited since there’s a lot in-store for this blog this 2012:
1. I will find more new exciting and beautifully executed Interactive Media and Digital Out-of-Home Campaigns around the world.
2. I will start writing in the most interesting way I can think of and the quickest way for everyone to read—Top 5 things to note in the campaign.
3. I will start inviting guests to post in this blog and to share their expertise in the field of Interactive Media.

If you have topics in mind that you’d like to request or any idea at all for this blog, just let me know in the comment section below!

Cheers to a prosperous, fun and interactive 2012!

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Mirror of the Future

New York Times R&D Lab developed an intelligent mirror that does more than letting a user see his reflection. Using voice command and motion detection, it allows user to check the weather, news articles, health statistics and more. Aside from browsing news articles in the mirror, user can transfer these articles to a smart phone using RFID so he can read it while on the go. The mirror can also detect objects being placed on the bottom shelf and provide additional information of the object.

This is indeed a cool way to deliver information as part of one’s daily routine.

No word yet as to whether they’ll mass produce this mirror since this is an on-going project.
But if ever they’ll sell one, will you get one? Why or why not?

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Topshop Virtual Dressing Room

Since I’m a tech and fashion lover, I really like the virtual dressing room of Topshop. The interactive installation makes a user try out clothes without the hassle of going inside a fitting room and physically changing clothes. See the video below.

I like Topshop as a fashion brand in itself and seeing them try out new technologies such as Augmented Reality, makes me love them even more!

Which one do you prefer using, the virtual dressing room or the physical fitting room?

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A World of Interactive Screens

IBM has an amazing installation using 3 executions- a digital wall, a film in 40 screens and multiple touch screen stations. The installation shows interesting information, statistics, photos and videos on how technology can make the world a better place. Talk about a huge interactive exhibit!

Do you think this kind of exhibit as something fun, informative, overwhelming or any other reaction? Let me know how you feel after watching the video in the comment section below.

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Microsoft Surface

Have I mention that I’m an apple fan? I used to have a MacBook before. I currently own an iPad 2. But I guess, I’m starting to like Microsoft again because of the videos I’ve been seeing lately.

Though the videos below were released 2 years ago, I would still like to share with you the Microsoft Surface. Essentially, Microsoft Surface is a touch screen device in a table form, instead of a typical kiosk. What makes it so amazing is that not only does it have multitouch capabilities, but it can also sense fingers and any physical object placed on top of it. Watch the video below to see what I mean.

According to Wikipedia, one unit costs around $15,000. Would you be willing to get one? If yes, what kind of applications would you like it to have?

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Future Interfaces

Here’s another amazing video by Microsoft on their vision of the future. I have goosebumps after watching this! It appears that almost any interface can be interactive even the car window and the kitchen door.

Would you think Microsoft will lead the future tech-world?

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Tech-gasm

Let’s start off with the endless possibilities for the Future of Kinect.
I’m very excited for this! How about you?

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