is the world’s first robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can drive Sphero, play tabletop and multiplayer games, hold Sphero in your hand to use it as a controller for on-screen gameplay, learn basic programming, and even explore augmented reality like Sharky.
Philips started selling its high-tech Hue LED light bulbs exclusively in Apple stores. Screw in the bulbs and you can customize almost everything from light colour, brightness to timer, all through an app. What’s also interesting is that Philips will release an API so that developers can start creating apps using the Hue technology. Think of a nav app that turns your lights on when you’re near your home. Neat!
Impressive indepth article on Google Now. In a single app, the company has combined its latest technologies: voice search that understands speech like a human brain, knowledge of real-world entities, an understanding of who and where you are, and most of all its expertise at ranking information.
is an first prototype by studio roosegaarde and heleen herbert from heijmans infrastructure . The goal is to make roads which are more sustainable and interactive by using light, energy and road signs that automatically adapt to the traffic situation. Awarded with a ‘best future concept’ by the dutch design awards, the idea will be realized mid-2013 in the netherlands.
Last week I was invited by my man Nalden for the presentation of The New WeTransfer, just launched in beta today. Before showing the new features, the results so far were shown: 193,203,129 transfers since the start, wow. And the cool thing is: 50% (200 million wallpaper views every month) of advertising goes to supporting the creative community, photographers, designers, illustrators. Go Transfer!
.Mail is a clever new take on the classic e-mail client by designer Tobias van Schneider. The main concept of .mail revolves around actionsteps; an integrated task management system where you can list and prioritize your actions revolving from e-mail messages. Other great features are a centralized attachment management and integrated social media notifications.