Now, when I sometimes read of the technologies people imagined in old science fiction I think they must have been diviners. Or perhaps it's the modern scientist that looks to the old literature for inspiration. In any case Sonic Notify is one of those technologies that might seem familiar from such oldies - it allows messages to be sent to your smartphone at specific times or locations. This means that stores can send you a notification about a certain product just as you are interacting with it. Or if you're at a concert they can send exclusive content to your phone at any precise moment, enhancing your experience. And these are just a couple of examples of the possibilities this technology holds. Any brand that has a mobile app can install Sonic's software development kit (or SDK as the techie kids like to call it). The updated app then "hears" the sonic sound emitted through any loudspeaker (TV or otherwise) and a notification is activated. For now it's main uses are in marketing, but who knows what other interesting things people can come up with... For a more detailed description and demos go to the official website. Here is where I read about this.
Archive for agosto, 2012
Bureaucracy project/book here and the rest of his work here.
Christopher Boffoli's mini-universe here!
Remember how a couple of weeks ago I said microscopes are awesome and every kid should grow up with one? Well, now you can turn your mobile device into a microscope with the help of KeepLoop. It's a "thin, magnetic microscope module" you can attach to you mobile phone or tablet/pad and voilà, you are instantly transported back into a futuristic childhood. Go out into the world and discover unseen dimensions! But this little device isn't just for the child-at-heart, it also has professional uses: in the printing industry for checking quality or brand protection. Though the most important aspect of it (for me) is the FUN! http://www.keeploop.com/en/home/
Finally, finally, finally!!! Our long-awaited beautiful Eames chairs arrived yesterday! The difference is indescribable, you just have to see it for yourself :D Preferably in person, but while you decide when you can come, here is a little sneak peek for your viewing pleasure ;)
So this is it, the beginning of a new era: the last of the Berlin team arrived there today to enjoy the cool German summer (then autumn, winter and spring). I just have one thing to say to you two... get those guestrooms READY!!! :D I want to party like in the picture below ;) Click the link below for a little video of the last night we were all together, the next one shall be filmed in Berlin ;) Goodbye