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Well, there we go ladies and gentlemen. After much anticipation, Samsung's Galaxy Gear is here, and, at first glance, it's not quite as strange as some earlier reports made it out to be.
I'm really not sold on the idea of Smartwatches, and there's something slightly desparate about Samsung rushing to break the marketplace before Apple (although sony already entered the space aaaaaaggggggeeeeesss ago). I can't see the benefit to the user, apart from being able to tell when you have a call or an SMS, but really we all know that the actual comms function of our phones plays second tier to the other functions (playing games, updating facebook etc).
I guess I won't know until I can try one, but for developers this doesn't seem to add anything to the overall hardware mix, and if there's no way for us (as developers) to work with the watch, then it's going to die a death very quickly. Users expect their devices to be kept up to date, personalised, and it doesn't look this will be possible.
I also wonder if this is a massive ruse by Apple, egging Samsung into entering a marketplace they don't believe will take off, and in the mean time putting all their efforts in to making the iPhone 6 completely astonishing.
What do you think? - @MatmiStew
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creating complex, foldable forms, 'kinematics' by nervous system is a software tool for 4D printing that is composed of articulated modules.
This is really interesting. Finally the physical and virtual worlds are amazingly expanding the boundaries of possibility by creating connections between each other, letting behind the strong tension between them.
David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded…
Master at work. I'm in absolute awe of his talent. True craftsman.
An error in the mix down of the audio HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED. Also, the video has been upgraded to HD. CAST & CREW Jason Schwartzman Giada Colagrande Written...
Wes Anderson's take on classic Italian cinema for Prada new fragrance. As per the usual standard of Wes it's super lovely/quirky. — ^Mat.
Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully?
YUS! A zine for cat lovers! ^ML
Learn more about SHAKE the book: www.ShakeTheBook.com See the photography series: www.CarliDavidson.com Shake off all the worries on...
Do you like dogs? Do you like super slow motion videos?
Well check this out....
These animated GIFs by Zack Dougherty raise the art form to a trippy new level.
Some real world GIFs for a Tuesday morning.
Takayuki Kosaka says he hopes to bring the setup to schools and public food events to reach as many kids as he can
Would this make you eat more vegetables? - CJ
Researchers at the CSIRO have developed Zebedee, a spring-mounted 3D laser scanner and mapper capable of scanning complicated interiors in double-quick time...
Advancnements in 3D scanning technology, means it's really becoming a more practical method of mapping large structures. Zebedee is a great example of this. - Here are some videos of it in action : https://wiki.csiro.au/display/ASL/Zebedee
The HP Envy 17 is a big-size laptop that has Leap Motion technology built in.
Matmi Jeff and I had a conversation a while ago about where technology was heading. My point was that touch is an awkward control mechanism, and tech would likely develop to allow control of hardware through a more natural input method.
Gesture control is that method. Blinking to take a picture with Google Glass feels natural, as does a swipe gesture to change screens. The technology is getting there and will explode in the near future. Google Glass, Leap Motion and Oculus Rift are just a few of the products that will come to define this move. love it!
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Good work Matmians, Matthews Lucas and Powell. A great write up of the GIF exhibition that they participated in a few weeks ago! Sterling work from our boys.
Me and the boys played a bit of a joke on our mate Russ. Kegs of beer have been plumbed into every tap in the house, with loads of cameras to catch the actio...
I love this marketing prank by Tui beer. The branding is so subtle that you'd almost miss it, but its done with such warmth and humour that you can't help but get sucked in. Lovely marketing! - @MatmiStew
Keith Stuart: Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser discusses how the studio approaches a new GTA title and the vast collaboration involved
An interesting insight into Rockstar's process and how they put the GTA experience together - CJ
First we had mind-blowing water simulation. Now we can add another delightfully realistic simulation to the mix: snow.
The film itself looks rather average, but the tech for the snow behind Disney's Frozen looks beautiful. Simulating many facets of snow behaviours, such as the residual impacts of snowballs on walls, to the gathering of snow when rolling. — ^Mat.
TOMS charged us with telling their origin story. And tell we did! We used TOMS' word-of-mouth marketing strategy as inspiration for a story told by many voices.…
A beatutiful animation, telling the origin story of TOMS shoes. The stylised fafellas (that palette is awesome) in the opening sequence are my highlight. ^Mat.
Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines of code are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps? Let our data-visualization program your brain.
Coding visualised. From Photoshop to space shuttles — how many lines of code was needed (or more so used!) to make it. ^ML
The chance to make rainbow GIFs and light graffiti has never been this easy
Amazing light graffiti Kickstarter campaign. Where do i sign up?
Time becomes a precarious dimension with "Onion Skin" and 14 minutes can feel like an eternity, or two.
Awesome light installation made with 2D and 3D Software programmes.
A three-dimensional object captured with iPhone app Seene, available today, is hardly the stuff of a James Cameron movie — but is nevertheless incredibly impressive. With less than 30 seconds of...
It's amazing how much extra information the brain can assume about an object with just a little amount of movement. You really get a sense of depth and form from the images Seene produces.
Reminds me a little of the "Wigglegram" gif craze, but furthered by interaction.
Looking forward to the Droid release ;)
See Bot & Dolly's creative applications of robotics and automation in film, television, and stage.
Amazing short film made with 3D projection. Mind blowing stuff!!
VISIT WWW.PHONEBLOKS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION! AND https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/2931-phonebloks TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
We've all got several old phones hidden away. I can think of 3 that I have under my bed alone, then there's the old cameras, VCR's, TV's, stereo's, radio's, walkmens, games consoles, laptops. So much old junk that never really broke, but I just upgraded.
The sheer volume of old tech that we chuck away is extraordinary. Which is why Phoneblocks is such an amazing idea. Now if only they can make it look super sexy and I think they are onto a winner!
I'm definitely getting one, as long as I can still play subway surfers on it.
Previous centuries have been defined by novels and cinema. In a bold manifesto we're proud to debut here on Kotaku, game designer Eric Zimmerman states that this century will be defined by games.
Huge Selection of original graphics and clipart, worship backgrounds, animations and more – hassle free download.
A great way to reinforce your beliefs and spread the word of the lord.
In what is widely regarded as his greatest presentation ever, Apple's Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world on January 9th, 2007. In the five-plus years since then, the iPhone, iPad, and...
Even for a non supporter of Apple products (I'm android and windows all the way baby!) you can't help but appreciate their standing in the marketplace. This is a really nice trawl through the history of iOS and the hardware. Crazy to think that 7 years ago there wasn't even an iPhone! - @MatmiStew