Interactive Media

Gesture Control System Uses Sound Alone – Technology Review

Gesture Control System Uses Sound Alone   SoundWave lets an ordinary laptop function like a Kinect sensor. Sound waving: SoundWave uses the Doppler effect and the microphone and speakers in your computer to sense and interpret gestures. Microsoft Research When you learned about the Doppler Effect in high school physics class—the wave frequency shift that

Responsive design or a native app?

Businesses who wish to promote themselves on mobile platforms should be thinking of the pros and cons of native apps and responsively designed websites and not just jumping on the app bandwagon. Pros of a native app: Easily monetised Access to device sensors Once downloaded, the content is easily accessible Content available offline Pros of

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling … – Technology Review

Much of the fun of the Sphero toy comes from its mysterious nature: it has no buttons, no battery cover, no socket for a charger.  The $130 Sphero is made by Orbotix, a company that Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson originally founded to sell Bluetooth-based control technology to manufacturers of other devices. But Bernstein and

Backseat car window entertainment

Backseat boredom could become a thing of the past if experimental interactive glass technology finds its way into General Motors cars.Currently Backseat car window entertainment is in the prototype stage, a student project commissioned by GM envisages using smart glass technology to help rear seat passengers, particularly children, have a richer experience on the road. via