Augmented reality | Trancendenz metaphysical glasses concept

Transcendenz
"Transcendenz is a system integrated into an object, a pair of glasses. But it’s not the glasses which matter, it’s what’s happening when you’re wearing them. While using Transcendenz, the perception of the world around us is transformed. This transformation aims to reveal an invisible philosophy, hidden behind the everyday world. Transcendenz changes the reality around us in a way that makes us think differently. The metaphysical is everywhere, it just doesn’t show up in the same way than the physical, which we can touch or see. It is our reflection, our thought which makes philosophical ideas visible in our minds. Transcendenz proposes to transform these metaphysical thoughts into immersive experiences. "
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Michaël Harboun

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Urban displays | UrbanTiles concept flips from solar to OLED panel

Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays
"These eye-catching UrbanTiles could turn skyscrapers into zero-energy light displays by harvesting energy during the day and releasing it at night in an array of customized graphics. The dual-sided linking tiles drape over the exterior of a building, and they flip from outward-facing solar panels to OLED panels to create a large-scale dot matrix illuminated graphics. This amazing concept may not be very far off from reality, granted the rapid pace of OLED technology"
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Inhabitat

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On-demand gaming | OnLive embeds game demos in Gamespot reviews

OnLive Teams Up With GameSpot To Embed Game Demos In Reviews
"Game reviews are always inadequate, in that while they can describe how it feels to control your guy, or how the level design is frustrating, you can only kind of get it. Video reviews help, but you can never be sure you and the reviewer are on the same page — more so than with books and movies, I’d say. OnLive and GameSpot are hoping to change that up a bit by adding instant game demos to reviews, so if you’re curious how a game plays, you can just… play it."
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TechCrunch

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Tracking things | Smart collar creates a day in the life of a wild animal

‘Smart Collar’ in the Works to Manage Wildlife Better
"in the same way that the smartphone changed human communications, what might be called the “smart collar” — measuring things that people never could before about how animals move and eat and live their lives — could fundamentally transform how wild populations are managed, and imagined, biologists and wildlife managers say. The collars, in development in academia and intended for commercial production in the next few years, use a combination of global positioning technology and accelerometers for measuring an animal’s metabolic inner life in leaping, running or sleeping. From the safari parks of Africa to urbanized zones on the edge of wildlands across the American West — places where widespread interest in the devices has already been voiced, scientists said — the mysteries of the wild might never be the same."
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NYTimes.com

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Digital drawing | Wacom Inkling captures your sketches

Wacom Inkling May Become My Favorite Gadget of All Time
"While there are other ink-to-digital pens out there, the difference here is Wacom’s pressure technology. Recording 1024 levels of pressure, the Inkling will capture ever nuance in your drawings. This is how it works: Take the stylus and receiver out of the neat portable box. Clip the receiver on top of any paper notebook and start drawing. Don’t worry about space: the receiver can store thousands of pages, according to Wacom. When you are done after a day, connect the receiver to the computer via USB and browse all your drawings, exporting the ones you like to Photoshop or Illustrator or any typical graphic format, from TIFF to JPG."
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Gizmodo

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Sharing things | Glassboard private chat and idea space

Glassboard is a Cross-Platform Private Chat Board for iOS, Android and WP7
"Right away you’ll be asked to set up your first board, which is a stream of content only people you invite can view. You can set up as many boards as you like and invite people to specific projects. It comes with a few nice settings, including push notification "quiet hours" that will automatically disable notification during times of your choosing. It’s also non-existent on the web and everything is stored on Glassboard’s servers, so if you’re working on a project with a few people and want to communicate on your mobile but still have privacy, this should do the trick."
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LifeHacker

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Sharing video | Justin.tv’s Socialcam for sharing short video

After A Hot Start, Justin.tv Spins Off Socialcam, Its ‘Instagram for Video’
"Last spring, just in time for SXSW, Justin.tv launched a new standalone video app that has a simple purpose: it lets you share short videos with your friends with just a few taps. The app adopted a model that’s very similar to Instagram’s, with a ‘follow’ system and quick sharing to services like Twitter and Facebook.  And it got off to a strong start, with 250,000 downloads in its first month alone."
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TechCrunch

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Items on demand | LemonBow laser cut swimwear made to order

Downloadable Personalizable Swimwear
"LemonBow is a new Dutch swimwear brand that produces bikinis without using a needle and thread. A computer controlled laser makes it possible to fabricate on-demand bikinis and bathing suits. Designers Ellis Droog and Romy van der Broek collaborated with Waag Society, the Dutch institute for art, science and technology, to develop the laser technology needed to produce the colorful bathing suits. With this new technique is becomes possible to make a bikini specially for your sizes by simply adjusting the file. The two young designers are now gearing up to fine tune the laser cutting process and will soon start to sell bikinis in an online webshop."
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@PSFK

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Visual reminders | ‘Deja Vu’ helps manage photos of things to remember

Déjà Vu Creates an iPhone Visual Memory Database That Organizes Itself
"Chances are you use your iPhone’s camera to take pictures of things you want to remember. Déjà Vu is an app that helps you keep track of everything in your virtual visual memory by taking those photos and using image recognition to automatically categorize them for you. Of course, you can also categorize them yourself, but that’s not quite as fun."
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lifehacker

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Digital maps | “Cosmographies”–personal cartography

A World Map That Doubles As A Bio Of Its Creator
"In the image above, gray flags denote friend’s houses — Ceci, Juan, Elena Alvar — and blue flags, for the gym, locate his regular hot spots. Chamartin, a little-admired train station by the Spanish architect team Corrales y Molezun, is highlighted because it’s Melgar’s hometown stop on the train. Speech bubbles appear throughout the city neighborhoods, filled with comments that Melgar has heard or experienced over the years there. Some museums, like the Reina Sofia, are highlighted while others are ignored completely."
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Co. Design

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