Humans have been watching videos to learn how to fishtail their hair and photoshop their heads onto others’ bodies for quite some time, but a recent study shows that we’re not the only ones who can learn this way.
The Future Will See You Now
Here’s a possible solution to our planet’s energy crisis: jewelry that would harvest and store human energy.
It doesn’t actually exist yet, but as CNET reports, it’s a fascinating concept devised by Jerusalem-based artist and designer Naomi Kizhner. Called Energy Addicts, the conceptual jewelry would pierce wearer’s skin to collect their energy, which could then be transferred to other devices. Read More
The tech world has been buzzing about Amazon’s new Fire Phone, which has a small array of simple 3D cameras on the front. But today, Intel showed off their new 3D camera tech, and it already makes Amazon’s attempt seem quaint.
Intel has been working for years and has spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” on developing the depth-sensing cameras. They call the technology RealSense because of the lifelike way the cameras take the world in. Read More
Imagine going to a club to see a DJ perform live — from 5,000 miles away.
Mixify, the online platform that lets you live stream DJs’ EDM tracks, has just introduced Clubcast, a service that lets venues live stream an HD video feed of a DJ’s set directly into their premises. Clubcast works two-ways, meaning not only can club-goers see the DJ, but the DJ can also see his or her audience and gauge their reactions to the music. Read More
As it turns out, Sergey Brin doesn’t have his sights set entirely on crash-resistant self-driving cars or dorky-looking face computers. The Google cofounder is expanding his futuristic interests and dipping a toe into the Ray Kurzweil pool by fully funding the creation of a lab-grown burger manufactured by scientists using cow stem cells. Read More
L.A.-based Provision 3D Media would like to create a life-sized hologram that could float around your living room without any sort of technological smoke and mirrors. And so of course, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign (via Mashable) in order to raise the $950,000 needed to develop a working prototype, basically. (They’re currently at $11,418 with 18 days to go.)
The company promises they can actually pull this big promise off: “We’ve successfully developed, produced, and are continuing to ship Holographic displays ranging from 3 inches all the way up to 52 inches in size,” and now they just want the scratch to scale it up.
The pitch on the product page, however, is very specific: Read More
Offbeat academics everywhere are going to have to step up their game if they want to continue impressing the freshmen. The Independent reports that three Oxford University professors are actively making plans to be cryogenically frozen in the event of their deaths.
And you thought your undergraduate professors said some trippy shit. Read More