Phonebloks - upgradable phone parts made from blocks
What an awesome idea - when these come out, I’m getting one!
Here’s how Motorola are doing this now with Project Ara.. Via Gizmodo:
Sure, Ara doesn’t look like much as just a baseplate…
…but then the screen, front-facing camera and speaker get clipped on.
…and then all the memory, CPU, camera and storage modules are clipped on.
Quite a fetching-looking Frankenphone!
…from all angles.
The name ‘Ara’ is a weird combination of the words hardware and software…
How well do you know your shades of blue? Test your ability to identify the colours of popular brands, companies and lots of other stuff with this never ending quiz.
Interesting and eye opening infographic. Some points I found interesting…
“By the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on earth than people”
“The average age for the first mobile phone is 13”
Android is still on the rise with the fastest growing ‘top mobile operating systems’ and ‘browsers’ growth charts, however Apple smartphone users report the highest satisfaction rating.
80% of mobile time is spent through apps.
The average consumer actively uses 6.5 apps in a month.
Mobile web adoption is growing 8x faster than web adoption did in the 90’s and early 00’s.
57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site.
Via: Digital Buzz
Mini’s ‘Salute’ Digital Billboard
Now there’s nothing I love more than a well executed digital and experiential tie in!
"MINI is on a roll with their NOT NORMAL marketing campaign. This summer, MINI celebrated the not normal relationship MINI fans have with their cars. They did this by creating a digital billboard that is equally not normal. A spotter identified MINI car drivers passing by the series of billboards and started a communication. They did things like take a photo and place it live on the billboard to treating them to a meal. In just one week, they ‘saluted’ 1,941 loyal MINI fans."
Makes some great content! I’m certainly jealous of those MINI owners. :)
The future of projection mapping!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Projection Mapping, but this video really tops it for me.
The Creators Project (A creative partnership between Intel and Vice) have used moving objects and projection mapping to create illusionary video.. So much that it looks computer generated!
"Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.
Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.”
Thanks for the share, Tom!
Demonstrated at Siggraph Asia 2013, this new 3D modelling software only requires the user to define the three dimensions of an object in a photo by swiping along them with a mouse cursor. Everything else, from generating and texturing the 3D model, to extracting it from the 2D photograph, are all handled by the software. It does away with the need for 3D scanners, multiple images, complex interfaces,and artistic talent.
Thanks for the share Oz!
Well hey there! It’s been a while!!
Sorry that I’ve had to keep you high and dry with no Digital Lovey dovey goodness. Hope you’ve been keeping well, anyway!
I’ve had a crazy couple of months, after departing my account management role at Holler, I decided to take a big leap of faith over to the exciting world of digital production.
In the beginning of my job hunt, I sent out an eDM via Mailchimp to select Linkedin contacts and was completely blown away by the response! Who knew what a little bit of cupcake bribery could do. :D
Since that email, I met with various different agencies, and found a great fit at Webling Interactive as a client-facing Project Manager/Producer.
It’s been nearly 3 months now, and has been a crazy awesome rollercoaster ride of learning! I love the never ending learning experience.
As my new role has a much stronger technical focus, expect to see a lot more of those kinds of posts! Give me a shout if there’s anything you want to see more of. We’ve got a lot to catch up on!
Audi Interactive Projection Mapping! The first of it’s kind.. Very cool!
Similar to an older post which used Microsoft Surface - http://itsdigitallove.com/post/22180524847/microsoft-surface-table-fun
Nike’s take on promoting sustainability with their ‘Reuse-A-Shoe’ initiative.
Thanks Brooke for the share!
While I sit here doting over my new Samsung Galaxy S4, I thought I might share a fun little experiential piece by Swisscom + Samsung. :)
Find out how people in Zurich used their eyes to win a Samsung Galaxy S4 of their own. Its inbuilt Smart Pause function means the S4 knows when someone is looking at it. The longer the person stares at the screen, the bigger the discount is but if you lose eye contact with the screen, the game ends! An S4 was given away once eye contact was made for the full 60 minutes, despite all the staged distractions.
Thanks Mike for this one!
Guess the randomised location from Google street view and get points based on distance from your guess! Love it!
I love this so much. Bravo, Heineken, bravo!!
Watch what happens when football fans try to convince their ladies to buy stadium seats for the home. #uefachampionsleague #HNKnegotiation
Nice find, Damo!
News report from 1981 about the Internet.
Hilarious find, thanks, Gual!