ExoPC just released a teaser about their EXOdesk, which looks like a Microsoft Surface that everyone can use, without breaking the bank. The desk will debut at CES 2012, but there is already a buzz starting about it.
OmniTouch is a wearable depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces. Beyond the shoulder-worn system, there is no instrumentation of the user or environment. Foremost, the system allows the wearer to use their hands, arms and legs as graphical, interactive surfaces. Users can also transiently appropriate surfaces from the environment to expand the interactive area (e.g., books, walls, tables). On such surfaces – without any calibration – OmniTouch provides capabilities similar to that of a mouse or touchscreen: X and Y location in 2D interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide variety of interactions. Thus, it is now conceivable that anything one can do on today’s mobile devices, they could do in the palm of their hand.
Uv markers, so many uses i think i will have to go get one immediately! You might have out flowers in food coloring when you where a kid, anyway imagine this with a broken apart uv pen. Glow in the dark flowers, now wouldn’t that be something? These guys here have done it, and they will show you how to. (more…)
For their 125th anniversary coca-cola turned their HQ into one huge light-show. They hired a company called Obscura Digital to turn all 4 sides of their Atlanta HQ building into a giant 26 story tall projection screen. All in all that amounts to over 200,000 square feet of projection surface. The setup also appears to use multiple projectors on the ground for each side, seamlessly lined up to create one giant animation.
Don’t have the room for both a billiards table and a work desk/dinner table in your small home? Well if you can cough up $20,250+ (£12,497) that’s one less home furnishing decision you have to make. The oddly named Very(Tables), from French company Chevillotte, is another one of those converting billiard tables that hides it’s true nature when guests are over for a meal. Instead of just slapping a 3/4-inch piece of plywood and a tablecloth on top of your standard pool table like most civilized folk do, the Very(Tables) features a cranking mechanism that raises the table’s playing surface until it’s flush with the table’s edge.
Underneath the table is a web of metal wires that serve to catch and collect the pool balls as they’re sunk, as well as removable ‘plates’ that sit atop the playing surface when it’s raised so you don’t damage or stain the felt. I guess the fact that the table’s clever engineering means that it’s just 4 inches thick might be worth the price tag, but I haven’t got my chequebook out just yet. Of course if you’re already dropping that much money on a pool table, I doubt you’ll want to spend your time manually cranking it up and down. So you’ll probably want to go for the motorized option, which adds an additional $4,500+ (£2,797) to the bottom line.