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Glasses For The Poor

A physics professor from Oxford has create an adjustable form of corrective eyewear designed to help the world’s poor. The glasses are designed to be one size fits all, with the owner able to adjust the strength without the help of a trained optometrist. Inside the device’s tough plastic lenses are two clear circular sacs filled with fluid, each of which is connected to a small syringe attached to either arm of the spectacles. The wearer adjusts a dial on the syringe to add or reduce amount of fluid in the membrane, thus changing the power of the lens. When the wearer is happy with the strength of each lens the membrane is sealed by twisting a small...

Glasses For The Poor
posted on: Jan 12, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Impressive 3D Videomapped Projections

This is the 2009 showreel of French group EasyWeb / NeoProj who have developed a 3D Video Mapping system to use in large scale projections.  They take advantage of the surface they are projecting on, use the correct dimensions to create full scale 3D illusions. The result is nothing short of spectacular. I’d love to see the entire of Sydney done like this, during the Sydney Festival. Wouldn’t that be...

posted on: Dec 5, 2008 | author: Edna

SekaiCamera – Demonstrating Web 4.0?...

This is an interesting video from Japan based mobile phone app developer, Tonchidot. The video demonstrates a prototype application (running on an iphone) that challenges the way we interact with the internet. Using the the iphone’s camera and GPS, the application overlays links, images, information etc over the picture on the screen to give a pretty convincing location based internet experience. This sort of idea used to be referred to as Augmented Reality, back in the 90’s VR helmet days. Anyway its a bit hard to explain, take a look at the video and you should get the concept. The Sekai Camera (“World Camera” in Japanese) is a real-world interface for the iPhone that connects real and virtual...

posted on: Sep 23, 2008 | author: Edna

MIXXX – Free DJ Software

Mixxx is a complete package for amateur and professional DJs alike, providing everything you need to create live mixes. Now for all you budding bedroom dj’s out there, MIXXX is pretty much like the industry leading dj packages Serato and Traktor, but you don’t have to use proprietary hardware, you just plug you mixer into your laptop and you can control them via time coded control vinyl or midi controller (sold separately). You could be a mega-nerd and just play live of your laptop, with its auto beat matching, but like… who the hell wants to see a dude playing of a laptop? In Layman’s Terms: MIXXX is a free open source software application that allows dj’s to...

MIXXX – Free DJ Software
posted on: Sep 16, 2008 | author: sneak

I wish I didn’t get the iphone…....

…is pretty much what everyone will be saying when they see the latest conceptual design Ply Phone design from the Japan-based mobile phone carrier au. It’s multifunction heaven: Camera, printer, game controller and video projector, all-in-one. Oh yeah and don’t forget its a phone as well. And look at those lines. It’s minimal, slim, stylish its freaking sexy. It’s Devon Aoki sexy. Wait! Don’t go throwing your $1000 shiny little apple just yet, this crazy gizmo doesn’t ACTUALLY exist yet. *sigh* But if you head down to KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku you can see in person the prototype models. It’s great to see some refreshing ideas, but to be honest, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything like this...

I wish I didn’t get the iphone….
posted on: Sep 15, 2008 | author: sneak

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