Thursday, December 24, 2009

Video:Google Goggles: A visual search tool for mobile phones (Android).

A new application for Android that does visual search. You will notice that combination of tools: OCR, Image recognition, image comparison, GPS, etc.

Note: the use of stored images. Does Google also store these images?

Google Tool: Broswer Size:

A simple too that allow you to see how your site looks in different sizes.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

VIDEO: MIT researchers create bidirectional LCD screen that allows Minority Report-style interaction

In my search for relevant interfaces for virtual worlds, I have found this description.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a working prototype of a bidirectional LCD that allows a viewer to control on-screen objects without touching the screen.The bidirectional LCD screen, which captures and displays images, eliminates the need for any external controllers or touch contact. Hello,Minority Report.Ramesh Raskar, Matthew Hirsch and Henry Holtzman created the prototype at MIT’s Media Lab along with Douglas Lanman of Brown University.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Video: Dr. Yesha Sivan review of the Movie Avatar (Hebrew)

My appearance in Israeli TV re the movie Avatar. Wow I love this movie!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Video: Is MindFlex a Scam ("Sponge with a mind")

So I have received a lot of feedback on my previous post re MindFlex "Video: MindFlex - Controling the Real with your Brain ("look ma no hands")". Including this very interesting link to a video. It start with a user that use MindFlex, and then goes to a SPONGE that use MindFlex (see especially 2:15 and on).

So is this a scam? Does MindFlex just use the skin to close an electric circle and add some randomness to it? Personally, I dont think Mattel would go for a scam? What do you think?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Video: MindFlex - Controling the Real with your Brain ("look ma no hands")

A demo of MindFlex -- a new consumer toy by Mattel.
A $180 toy, that allow you to move a ball in a user-generated obstacle course. The mind control the speed of a fan that lifts the ball, you use your hand to turn the obstacle course, the results is amazing. Lots of fun.

As far as I can tell, there are 3 sensors here, more advance sensors include 6, 12, and even more sensors to allow more control.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Video: Car "Mini" Augmented Reality Classic

This is bringing Augmented reality to more and more people. A demo of an ad of the Mini car. Quality is getting better and better.