donderdag 22 juni 2017

Dutch Lady: Flying Farm

Agency: AR&Co and Leo Burnett (Vietnam)

The Dutch Lady is a leading brand in the Dairy Beverages category in Vietnam that gives away toy collectibles with their products. Given the rise in mobile penetration, they decided to launch an app that, when scanning the Dutch Lady milk pack, transported kids to the world of Matt Truitman, the Dutch farm boy, and Bella the cow. As they unlocked new characters by scanning different farm toys, the game would become more fun, building awareness, engagement and interaction. The app achieved over 40,000 downloads and a 19% increase in product sales during its launch, as well as winning multiple awards.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Facebook's brain-to-text initiative.

Current examples are Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), especially in the case of Parkinson's disease, but also in the case of depression, as well as the control of machines (including the use of computers) by brain-computer interfaces (also implanted), especially for paralyzed persons For computer games. In addition, there are far-reaching visions of a cyborgisation of man, artificial memory, total control of the emotions and the widespread control of machines by "thoughtfulness".

Imagine sending an email without using your fingers. At its F8 developer conference, Facebook announced an initiative working towards the ability to type directly from your brain.

woensdag 21 juni 2017

Samsung's gorgeous new TV doubles as artwork.

Samsung wants to make your TV feel less like technology.

At least, that’s the idea behind the Frame TV: a swanky, minimalist television set that’s designed to look like a large picture frame.

The Yves Behar-designed TV was first showcased earlier this year as a sort of concept device, but now Samsung is rolling it out as a full-on consumer product. The company announced on Friday that the Frame will be available to purchase on Samsung’s site starting June 18.

As you might expect, it’s not cheap: A 55-inch model will go for $1,999, while a 65-inch model will cost $2,799. A handful of different color snap-on bezels will cost $200 for the smaller model, and $250 for the larger one.

For that cash, though, you get a TV that’s a bit more striking than the usual black boxes sitting in most living rooms.

The Frame TV comes with black wooden bezels by default, but if you buy another pair, they snap on very easily. Three additional finishes are available: light brown (seen above), dark brown, and white.

More information here

dinsdag 20 juni 2017

Mvix Wins InfoComm 2017 Best of Show Award for Digital Signage Software.

STERLING, Va., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mvix, a leader in content-rich digital signage solutions, today announced that their software was named winner of the 2017 InfoComm - Digital Signage Best of Show Award. Presented by NewBay Media, the Best of Show Awards recognize new and outstanding products exhibited at the InfoComm 2017 show. Just recently, Mvix also won the 2017 DIGI Award for Best Digital Signage Software.

Free for all Mvix customers, XhibitSignage is a content-rich digital signage software that enables businesses to create and send dynamic content to touchscreen displays, digital signs, video walls, and 4K displays. This is made possible through integrations with 3rd party APIs such as emergency/CAP alerts, social media, live traffic, dynamic weather, RSS/MRSS feeds, news, enterprise HTML5, Google Docs, wayfinding, QR code, and more.

The software also includes industry-specific content apps such as courtroom dockets, movie box office, flight stats, event listings, metrics dashboards, workplace posters and more.

More info here.

Monkey escape with the Mirror Head.

The Mirror Head revolutionizes the presentation of your products or your events. It makes your retail space eye-catching with effects and makes your presentation of your goods unique: Whatever you want to put in the spotlight, with the Mirror Head is is as simple as a game. You can use any object or any spot in the room to "play on" and project there moving or rigid images.


Directed and animated by Filip Sterckx
Concept by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck
Paintings by Antoon Verbeeck
3D modeling by Birgit Sterckx
Sounddesign by Roundhouse
Mocap actor: Nicolas Vanhole
Projector: Panasonic VZ570
Mirror Head: MH12-VZ57L
Media Server: MDC-X1

BOE Flexible OLED, 27" 8K, Bezel-less, foldable phone, AMQLED, 4K and more.

BOE from Beijing China shows their flexible OLED, plastic displays, which will be used for the foldable and flexible bezel-less smart phones of the future. BOE also shows their 5" AMQLED Active Quantum-dot Light Emitting Diode display. 3.5" 4320x4800 ultra high pixel density VR/AR display. BOE iGallery 37" 8K LCD with 325dpi 100% high color gamut. MLOC and metal-mesh active pen touch technology also with force touch. 5.7" 4K lower power display. Eye-care display with less blue light. 5.5" QHD 3D with eye tracking. 13.3" FHD privacy display. 18.4" 4K display with 110% Adobe color gamut. 9.6" HD automotive dual view. 15.6" Curved plastic display for automotive. 27" 8K display. From the SID Display Week.

Some E Ink demonstrations from SID.

E Ink has unveiled a new prototype foldable E Ink display at SID 2017. The display which you can see below in the video is 10.2" in size and features a 220 PPI - similar to E Ink existing flexible Mobius displays. You can see in the video that the display does not fold completely, there's still a gap - the bending radius is 7.5 mm.

Water projection on the floor.

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