Going public

Internet-connected scale shares your shame with the world
“The BodyTrace eScale is a bathroom scale that wirelessly uploads and displays the user’s weight at the BodyTrace Website. Since it’s using wireless connection it does not require any software confguration for use. The Website’s motivational interface encourages users to share progress, exercise ideas, recipes and lets people create groups made up of friends, family, or co-workers to work jointly towards a common goal. Users can even upload progress pictures to motivate themselves and others!”
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Crunchgear

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Personal frequency

WorldVoice Radio Offers Tweet-like Experience for Audio
“Users set up their own in-app station, which is categorized geographically and assigned a personal “frequency” identification, which can be supplemented with personal information and a unique icon if desired. This information is then made available in the app’s station directory, which users can browse and save selections from via a favorites list. Audio dispatches are recorded through the iPhone’s mic, with an obvious Twitteresque emphasis on brevity—though longer recordings can be imported from any computer if so desired.”
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PSFK.com

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Making music

Visual Intonation 
“Different geometric shapes placed on a magnetic board are interpreted as sound. Each of 12 shapes activates its particular environmental or ambient sound. By placing figures on to the wall visitor built his own soundscape. Special computer program receive image from the camera and active score scans the image from left to right, detecting the shapes on the way. The higher shapes are the higher is the volume.”
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New ways of interaction

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Location based games

iPhone game gets kids into the (hidden) park
“Families begin by downloading the app from Apple’s App Store for USD 6.99 and then heading to a nearby park—currently, the game supports a select group of parks in nine major cities around the world, including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. From there, children navigate their way through the real park by following a magical map that reveals where mystical creatures live. As kids move past landmarks in the park, the map tells them where to go next, with puzzles and riddles to solve in order to save the park from greedy developers. Children also take photos of various landmarks—and of the magical creatures who are said to live nearby—and can store those photos in a gallery for an album of their adventure that day.”
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Springwise

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Concentrated sound

Sound laser could be the key to manipulating nanoparticles
“A team of researchers has managed to build the first “saser” or sound laser, a device capable of generating a highly concentrated beam of sound waves at terahertz frequency that, while built out of simple scientific curiosity, could have important repercussions on nanoscale microchips’ performance. Lasers, or “Light Amplifiers by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” were first introduced fifty years ago and have since revolutionized the field of optics with applications spanning from CD-ROMs to surgical treatments. The sound laser builds on the same principle using sound waves, generating a highly concentrated beam of phonons instead of photons.”
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Gizmag

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Data overlay

IBM Seer Augmented Reality App Ensures No Confused Android Users At Wimbledon
“The “Seer” app serves the same purpose as any other decent event app (see: Coachella), working as a digital handbook that lists specific locations, facilities and amenities in an easy to navigate interface. What makes this one cool, though, is that it uses your device’s GPS and compass to present information as an overlay on your Android phone’s camera instead of in a static map. Basically, if you point your phone’s camera at a court, restaurant, bathroom or parking lot, Seer should tell you whatever you could want to know about it.”
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Gizmodo

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