Google Play: Tests
Continuing in the same intriguing style as the Chrome test videos, Google have created a series demonstrating the cloud syncing abilities of ‘Play’. You can find out more about Google Play here, and see the rest of the test videos here.
Google Chrome: Web Lab Experiments
Sticking with Google, they’re continuing their Chrome Experiments with a year-long public exhibition at the Science Museum in London, bringing together physical and digital in some really interesting ways.
Sonic Notify is an incredible (and slightly terrifying) platform that allows media to be delivered to a smartphone via ultra high-frequency audio signals. Imagine you’re at a concert, and at the end your phone vibrates. You take it out of your pocket, and you have a special thanks from the band, with a promotional offer attached. All triggered by an inaudible sound played with the music.
A robot that works much like an inkjet printer – except it’s designed to paint graphics onto walls. The process is automated and controlled by simple software. This technology will no doubt evolve over time, perhaps replacing the need to scaffold buildings to place advertising or graphics.
London Eye ‘Olympic Positivity Lightshow’
The London Eye will be transformed into a giant Olympics sentiment analysis tool, being lit up each night of the games to show positive/negative sentiment on Twitter. I wonder how much it will light up during commuter hours…
Nike Shoe Boxxxx Facebook App
Tapping into sneaker enthusiasts love of collecting, Nike Sportswear Japan have developed a Facebook app that allows users to collect and swap virtual shoes. The app tells the story behind sneakers, whilst rewarding users with points for their collection.
Self-Playing Piano takes song requests from Twitter
Stanley the piano is a fascinating musical instrument. He’s managed to learn how to play songs from everyone performing at musical festival ‘Capital Hill Block Party’, and you can request songs simply by tweeting at him. Well done, Stanley.