Coffee Joulies - Innovative product to maintain your coffee/tea at a perfect temperature.
I can’t say how much i love simple, innovative and functional products like this. On another note, yet another great project funded through kickstarter! Check out the awesome iPod Speakers Tembo Trunks on Kickstarter here .
This innovative product, started by two engineers Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson, sits in the bottom of your cup or travel mug. Each Joulie has “a special non-toxic material sealed within the polished stainless steel shell.” That material melts at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. When it does, it absorbs thermal energy. And as the material solidifies again, it releases said energy. Voilá! Your coffee or tea cools to a drinkable temperature much more quickly and stays warm “twice as long.”
100 Joulies were made by hand they raised money on Kickstarter. The engineers’ initial goal was $9,500. They ended up raising more than $300,000…! You can’t buy Joulies yet, but you can get on a mailing list via their website. When they are available, they’ll go for $50 for a set of five.
Extending the Touchscreen - A playful exploration of maximizing touchscreen capabilities.
ITP student Michael Knuepfel has created a number of devices which extend the use of touchscreen technology.
His thesis project Extending the Touchscreen is comprised of seven devices which aim to improve or supplement touchscreen capacitance including:
Augmented Reality: Moving past the hype and trough of disillusionment to productivity.
While tablet computing may in future transform the whole computer industry, it is already changing the way we look at augmented reality. And this is not only because of the big display. More and more different devices for multiple OS platforms are expected to appear on the market, equipped with advanced sensors such as high-resolution cameras. Really useful and fascinating applications will be created taking full advantage of the promising, new capabilities.
Obviously i can’t wait till AR matures and fulfills its full potential since many of the apps out there today are still pretty half baked but obviously the future is bright!
Concept developed by the folks Metaio
Get the AR mobile browser Junaio here
Wind Energy Watch
Cool concept and design for this sustainable green and cool product for the fashion conscious hippie. Blow on it and it generates enough power for the LED display to light up.
Fitting Room Prototype with Kinect + Processing + 16 HiPoly full 3D dress models.
Ami - Concept Futuristic Foldable Electronic Device
The innovation is the control by folding, shaking and accelerating the display . Besides these features it is multitouch-enabled. It could be seen as an intersection point between traditional print and new media.
App Watch: Onavo - Save Money On Data Usage! Highly Recommended.
Are you like me, always have to be online but dreads astronomical and unpredictable data roaming charges while traveling? Fret not, Onavo is going to save you heaps of money! (Or so they say) They present a solution to a big problem faced by a lot of us. What Onavo does is that it compresses data and visualizes for your data usages and data compressed accordingly to the most data intensive apps.
Onavo launched at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam during their start up rally, this impressive start up went on to claim crowd favorite and overall best start up in the competition which saw over 30 start ups pitching judges and audience a 5 mins elevated pitch.
Definitely one to watch and im interested in how what their revenue models work, also the founders have said that the telecommunication companies have been supportive thus far as this actually help them take load off the network. While data compression is not new, this is the first app of its kind thats available to consumers! Very interesting, watch this space!
Get it here while its free!
Interactive surface game: The gekitsuioh game
In November 2010, Coconoe Inc.(web production company in Japan) produced the game “THE GEKITSUIOH GAME - Doodle War” where illustrated combat aircraft, drawn on cards, are displayed on an LCD monitor.
It gained instant popularity among the several hundred spectators who experienced the game at both events.
The illustration on the card is transferred to the monitor and it fights autonomously on the installation. This is achieved by combining Adobe AIR 2.0 and OpenCV applications.
Sony unveils paper thin OLED screen.
It rolls up while video is playing. It rolls up…