The Impending Social Consequences of Augmented Reality It doesn't do any good to debate when Google’s Project Glass will become ubiquitous, or how many billions of dollars the Augmented Reality industry will make by 2015. You’re missing the point. Augmented Reality (AR) is not just a technology. It’s a shortcut. FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs Are you frustrated that low-end 3D printers don’t have the quality to make the true beauty of your designs real? Do you dream of having the power and resolution of a truly professional machine on your desktop? We’ve created an easy-to-use system that rivals the output of high-end printers at a fraction of the cost. Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. As researchers at the MIT Media Lab, we were lucky to experience the best and most expensive fabrication equipment in the world. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were ridiculously expensive (read: tens of thousands of dollars) and were so complex to use.
Online Books : "The Essential Psychedelic Guide" - Psychedelic Safety The natural psychedelics have been in use for thousands of years, and I anticipate that both synthetic and natural psychedelics will still be used thousands of years from now. Contrary to being considered dangerous, throughout most of history psychedelics have been considered gifts of the Gods, and have been associated with the healing of the body, mind and soul. History is full of shamans and shamanesses who consumed these substances hundreds of times each year for their entire life and suffered no ill effects . Likewise my thousand or so experiments with various psychedelics seem to have done no harm. Sony takes aim at Google with its own augmented reality glasses Google has attracted a great deal of attention to its augmented reality Project Glass over the past year. The company has taken several opportunities to show off the capabilities of Glass and prove that it is a unique way to change the way people see the world. Throughout 2012, Glass became significantly less unique as other technology companies began introducing their own versions of augmented reality eyewear. Sony is one of the latest companies to enter the fray. Sony applies for patents concerning augmented reality glasses
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100 Things Personality Test - VisualDNA VisualDNA brings a new layer of information to the world of technology that will help bring it closer to the people who use it – making it more enjoyable and relevant. Technology provides businesses with a surfeit of DATA – what and when. However it provides very little in the way of UNDERSTANDING – who did things, and why they did them. We see this effect in all areas of business from marketing to financial services. Despite all the targeting and site metrics, digital marketing isn’t getting any more effective. And despite all the data gathering there’s a limit to what credit histories can tell financial services about customers and potential customers. CMC 2013: 10 trends in children's entertainment for the next 10 years Tablets and other devices will change children's entertainment habits Photograph: Dimitris Legakis/D Legakis Photography/Athena The last decade may have seen rapid changes in children's entertainment, but what about the next 10 years? During the opening panel session at the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield – a separate report on that can be found here – PlayCollective senior vice president David Kleeman outlined the 10 trends he thinks will be most important. First: the importance of Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other "over-the-top" video services that – in the US – don't require a cable TV subscription.
Starpath: Glow-in-the-Dark, Energy-Efficient Technology to Illuminate Streets at Night Keeping parks well lit at night can be a costly means to ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety. But a British-based company has come up with a way to turn park paths into glow-in-the-dark thoroughfares that double as energy-efficient works of art. Created by Pro-Teq, Starpath is a sprayable coating of light-absorbing particles that harvests ultra-violet rays from the sun during the day and dramatically lights up like a starry sky at night. The veneer is non-reflective, anti-slip and waterproof, and can be applied to cement, wood, tarmac or other solid surfaces.
Awards AR Awards 2013…. WINNERS ANNOUNCED As with all established and valued industries come’s an awards celebration - recognising & rewarding those excelling within their field. The AR Summit are pleased to have hosted the 2nd UK augmented reality awards, a platform designed to recognise & reward those successfully adopting AR, highlighting those who are producing creative strategies, adopting new techniques, enhancing technologies and pushing forward the industry - creating a name for the world of AR. Best AR Hardware Innovation 2013AR&Co- super trapDiotasoft - Seltic WandMetaio - AR EngineVuzix - M100 Smart Glass Highly commended: Metaio - AR EngineWinner: Vuzix - M100 Smart Glass
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Calibration for ViewSonic Optical Touch Displays For the most accurate touch experience possible, ViewSonic highly recommends that you calibrate the touch settings for any ViewSonic optical touch display, including the TD2220 and TD2420. The ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display should also be calibrated when used as a standalone touch monitor. This is a one-time calibration process—after calibration is complete, you won’t have to recalibrate your ViewSonic optical touch display again. To calibrate Touch settings, please complete the following simple steps: Enter the Control Panel menu on your Windows system, then tap or click Hardware and Sound.
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