04.16.2012

Stix: 3D stickers for your glasses

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Despite the fact they make us feel a little ill sometimes, 3D films and TV shows aren't going anywhere anytime soon. So, we need to find new ways to wear the special viewing glasses that don't feel uncomfortable or make us look too much like aliens.

The new Stix concept from designers Lucy Jung and Daejin Ahn could be the perfect solution for those who already wear glasses and don't like having to have TWO pairs on. That's just silly, right?! They're a set of stickers that you simply attach to your current eyewear, which instantly transforms them into 3D glasses. How clever!

Not only is it much easier to apply these stickers (which apparently don't leave any greasy marks), but they'll mean less waste in the long run and less health risks too, after all you don't know who's had those glasses on before you!

[Via Yanko Design]

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04. 6.2012

Logitech Harmony Link lets you control your TV

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There are plenty of apps and dongles that allow you to control your TV with your phone or tablet device, but they're often a little annoying to use and it'd probably be easier just to ditch them and pick up the ACTUAL remote.

However, the new Harmony Link device from Logitech is an easy-to-use system with a transmitter, that connects to your home entertainment devices using Wi-Fi. That way you can control everything from your iOS or Android gadget.

It's a little pricey at $100, but if you like making the most of your home entertainment system then it might be a perfect investment.

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11.23.2011

Xbox Sponsors AMA Benefit

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The American Music Awards wasn't just about product placement (J Lo driving a FIAT onstage anyone?) but also featured some worthy benefits.

Xbox sponsered The Give Back Hollywood Foundation "Night of Miracles" which supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and their Millions of Miracles Campaign which raises funds for over 170 children's hospitals across the nation.

Music stars and celebs came out for the cause and AMA Nominated Best New Artist Band Hot Chelle Rae rocked the crowd. The highlight of the evening had to be the presentation of the 2011 Miracle Award to Eileen Garrido, an 11 year old heart transplant recipient who now runs her own non-profit, The Beating Hearts Foundation, to help other young heart transplant recipients.

While party-goers played XBOX Kinect, Connor Cruise (yes, the son of) DJ'd a great set. Jojo and Perez Hilton were overheard saying :" I think Connor Cruise is going to be the next best thing."

Kevin Jonas, who hosted the event, played tennis on the XBOX Connect but Soulja boy stuck to playing skiing. We just thought you'd want to know.

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10. 3.2011

Fellini-esque Invite

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With all the noise surrounding every club/resturant opening in LA, it takes something special to stand-out. Which brings us to yesterday's public debut of Mercato di Vetro, the Italian restaurant, bar, and retail shop.

We received this video in the mail, as our invite: Take a look and tell us you don't want to immediately 1) Jump a plane to Rome or 2) Try out the new restaurant, or at the very least buy some Italian goodies.

Inspired by "An Italian Affair" the black and white film feels very Italian, but was actually shot in LA. Watch it here.

Part of the huge SBE company, which includes the most trendy and popular clubs in LA, they're using sbe corporate chef Danny Elmaleh for Mercato's menu which is simply divided into "Antipasti Bar," "Salads," "Wood Oven," "Meat," "Fish," "Raw," and "Pasta."

Open today in WeHo. We only can hope it lives up to the video.

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08.25.2011

RIM launches BBM music

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Research in Motion (RIM) has already begun rolling out its highly anticipated music service called, you guessed it, BBM Music.

There are a range of interesting features set to be included in the new music service, such as personal music profiles of your 50 favourite songs, sharing and interacting with the rest of the BBM community and offline listening, as well as much, much more.

Many online commentators are already saying that the service is doomed, but as many of RIM's phones have such a dedicated following, it could well turn out to be an unexpected success, but of course only time will tell...

BBM Music has launched in BETA in the US, Canada and the UK.

Via ZDNet.

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08.25.2011

Sony launches 'subtitle glasses' for deaf audiences

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Sony UK is currently developing a pair of 'subtitle glasses' which could change the way deaf people watch movies.

At the moment there's currently a very limited choice if deaf movie fans want to watch the latest blockbusters. They can often only see certain movies at really awkward times with subtitles and that's if it's a large movie theater, it sometimes doesn't make financial sense for smaller venues to show them at all. So, hard of hearing or deaf movie fans would have to presumably wait until it's available on DVD before they can watch it, which I'm sure you'll agree just doesn't seem fair, especially considering a fairly large proportion of the population have some level of deafness.

Sony UK is hoping to combat this problem by building a pair of glasses which will display subtitles on the inside of the lenses, making it look like they're on the actual screen. Not only will this make any kind of movie accessible for deaf people, it also won't be distracting for whoever else happens to be in the cinema at the same time.

According to the article in Digital Trends, the glasses should be available in movie theaters as early as next year.

Via Digital Trends.


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07.15.2011

GreenGoose turns everyday tasks into a game

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More and more aspects of our lives are being turned into games with the use of technology, look at Foursquare and SCVNGR, simple location-based mobile apps which reward you for checking-in or completing tasks.

However, it now seems as if mobile gaming could be taken to a whole new level by GreenGoose, which aims to turn every aspect of your life into a game!

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06.10.2011

3D glasses get stylish

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Have you ever been in a 3D movie and taken your glasses off, looked behind you into the rest of the audience and thought, 'wow everyone looks ridiculous'? Well, you're not alone. As great as the 3D technology may be in our movie theaters, it does make us all look a bit silly in the process.

But, there really isn't any reason why 3D glasses have to look so big and hideous as Norwegian twins Kine and Einy Paulsen discovered when they created some alternative frames.

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06. 8.2011

Sony's VAIO all-in-one, PC and HDTV?

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Sony's latest addition to the VAIO L all-in-one line does pretty everything you could ever ask from any kind of screen, it plays regular TV, features a 3D multitouch display, a blu-ray player, 1080p HD playback, USB 3.0, HDMI port, oh and it comes with a wireless keyboard, mouse and 3D glasses.

We like our gadgets to be multifunctional and imagine this would be ideal for those who love simplicity or only have limited space, but does Sony's latest offering seem a little too good to be true?

Via Engadget.

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05.27.2011

Disney develops sensory devices for films and games

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Some movies may seem scary enough, but how much more intense would the fear be if you suddenly felt something brush past you?

Enhancing the intensity of films and games is something Disney researchers have been working on recently and they've created something that's been dubbed a "tactile brush" in order to bring your senses into play more than ever before.

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