"With crowd-sourced funding now within easy reach to everyone, anybody with a dream can, for the first time in history, execute upon their million dollar ideas with relatively little risk for themselves or their backers." This is a great in depth story on Kickstarter.
Talking about the internet of things… this SEA-ME-WE 3 is an optical submarine telecommunications cable linking various regions and is the longest in the world, completed in late 2000. According to the cable system network administrator’s website, the system capacity has been upgraded several times. The cable system itself has two fibre pairs, each carrying (as of May 2007) 48 wavelengths of 10 Gbit/s. More? Check; http://bndggl.nl/vLrpdL
Tag: We’re It. This short video explores an interactive film/art installation that used short film, Augmented Reality code technology, projectors, and smartphones and tablets to deliver an immersive, innovative, and interactive experience.
Participants could watch short films about people’s intimate memories by becoming a part of the installation themselves, even being given the option to have their own memories inserted live into the installation.
Check out this research based video from IBM, it’s not very conceptual but still kinda interesting in witch IBM unveils its sixth annual “Next 5 in 5” — a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.
GreenGoose sensors make doing everyday things more playful! They’re wireless stickers and stick on anything that moves — even pets. They’re smart and can automatically tell what’s happening; a dog gets a walk, a frisbee is caught, or the toilet seat goes down, you name it. It’s part of a whole new world of apps in the works that helps us play more and live better.
The HiddenRadio & Bluetooth Speaker is based off minimal, timeless design and user intuition. When asleep it hides all its functions, being silent and unanimated. To turn it on you simply twist and lift the cap; the further you lift the cap the more internal volume is created and will amplify to over 80dB of crystal clear sound.