Last week, Yahoo unveiled a newly revamped Flickr, comprising of such features as one terabyte of storage space with their free accounts (equivalent to about one million photos). This got us at Delvinia and AskingCanadians wondering about the way we store and view photos, and how this medium has changed so drastically since the advent More »Posted in Digital Culture, Technology.
The concept of wearable computing is no longer confined to science fiction. Google’s head-mounted Glass project is now in the hands of developers, Nike’s FuelBand is frequently seen on the wrists of fitness enthusiasts and everyday people alike, and rumours of a wrist-mounted flexible glass screen from Apple persist and could arrive before the end More »Posted in Digital Culture, Retail, Technology.
Smartphones have enabled their users to have instant access to detailed weather information no matter where they are, allowing them to make informed decisions about their activities in near real-time. A recent report (PDF) from the Online Publishers Association showed that checking the weather was the number one (information-related) weekly smartphone activity. That statement is More »Posted in Mobile, Technology.
3D printing or additive technology has the potential to revolutionize a number of industries. While 3D printing will never (I always hesitate to say never) replace manufacturing processes like injection molding or tool & die, it does provide the opportunity for the creation of one-off projects or rapid prototyping. For those unfamiliar with 3D printing, More »Posted in Technology.
When the MLS All-Stars take the field tonight in Philadelphia against UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea, the players will be outfitted with the Adidas miCoach Elite System, a performance tracking technology that sends live data wirelessly to the miCoach iPad app. The miCoach system, which can be used during training or in a live game, More »Posted in Technology.
It might be easy to scoff at Airtime; the much-hyped video networking startup launched Tuesday by Internet entrepreneurs Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. With funding in the neighbourhood of $33 million, and a celebrity-studded launch event featuring Jim Carrey, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and more, many in the tech community seemed to take pleasure in More »Posted in Digital Culture, Technology.
Most augmented reality (AR) experiences leave me with a “Why did they even bother?” feeling, but there a few that score big on my Awesome-Metre. This week Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid brand released the Magic Vision app. The app uses AR technology to bring Muppet characters to life on a smartphone or tablet screen. A More »Posted in Entertainment, Technology.
Augmented reality (AR) has the ability to immerse users in an experience by layering in 3D content within the space of a camera’s viewpoint. Early AR used very distinct markers to position (and trigger) the visuals for the user, but the development of better cameras and image recognition has allowed for the use of product More »Posted in Advertising, Technology.
U.K. Unilever deodorant brand Suremen is looking to give its customers the thrill of four heart-pounding adventure challenges, without the sweat, dirt, cold water or inconvenience of leaving their computers and actually going outside. Customers who want to play Beat the Elements simply hold a Suremen deodorant can up to their web camera. Once recognized, More »Posted in Advertising, Technology.
When a big tech acquisition happens, the related worlds of business, technology and advertising seem to evolve into a spectator sport. At least that’s how it looks on this side of the bubble. In this latest deal, Instagram, the 18-month-old photo sharing app/network, has been purchased by Facebook for $1 billion (yep, that’s a ‘B’). More »Posted in Digital Culture, Social Media, Technology.