[CONCEPT] What if virtual reality was the answer to the farming of free range chicken? The idea might seem far-fetched but it is the concept Austin Stewart is currently selling throughout Iowa. Hear him out before getting all upset.
[MUST-HAVE] The 2014 edition of the festival opens on May 14 but no need to panic this year. From today until May 18, Uber, the company that saved you from ever using again a Parisian cab, has teamed up with Goodwill Private Jets to create Uber Jet.
[WEIRD APP] 20 Day Stranger" is a mobile social experiment that will let you share your life with a complete stranger fro 20 days. The app tracks the two users" every moves and uses data from Foursquare, Google Street View and Instagram to find out their location and display evocative images of each other's daily activities.
[MUST-HAVE] Each garment of this collection is made of radio frequency shielding fabric. The mobile devices placed in their pockets will no longer be able to get signal, leaving us free to appreciate the world around us.
[WTF] One of the most annoying things online is lag, the slow internet that causes delays and disrupt your surfing experience. To prove to which extent it can be disruptive, Swedish company Ume.net created an experiment which made four persons experience lag in real life.
[WEIRD APP] If you are using Google Maps on your desktop, you can now travel back in time with Google Street View. When available a new icon will appear in the GSV that will prompt you to choose to pick a date as far back as 2007.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Take the time to watch the video and to appreciate the beauty of the landscapes created by the laser projections before racking your brain a bit to understand the technology at work behind it.
[CONCEPT] "Biomediation" translates the brainwaves of the performer into a mesmerizing visual show.
[WTF] MWEB #dinnercam is a portable photo studio for restaurant meals. Installed in Cape Town restaurant El Burro, the station will help you take the perfect food porn picture. Like we actually need it...
[CONCEPT] Tx.to gives a second life to your text messages. Safely store them online, explore their content and print your conversations on rolls of paper to relive your story.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] This panorama of Seattle was made by stitching together 2368 twenty-two-megapixel images using Microsoft's software Image Composite Editor. The 20-gigapixel image is actually more than a technical feat. Michael Cohen and Matt Uyttendaele turned the project into a gigantic Where's Waldo.
[ITW] We asked Boris Paillard, co-founder of Le Wagon, a few questions about his intensive program, the importance of code and the end of the lonely coder cliché.
[CONCEPT] Next level creepiness coming to your home: FaceRig lets you embody your favorite digital character while video chatting.
[CONCEPT] The project started as an experimentation with seven-segments panels, the ones you find in old digital clocks, but since the team realized it has been done before, they decided to take the concept even further and make it interactive.
[WEIRD APP] As you might have guessed by its name, I PIXEL U lets you pixelate your own picture but the fun thing is you choose the part of the image you where you want to add the effect.
[CONCEPT] The difference between the digital and the physical world just got a step blurrier. InFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that makes digital information tangible to the user.
[MUST-HAVE] In order to prevent the unpleasant side effects caused by the sun, LUXES Bracelet will monitor your UV exposure for you.
[WTF] The death watch that makes every second count. It's basically a digital wrist watch that counts down the time of your death.
[CONCEPT] Tim Zanan invented a simple method that can capture in a very high resolution the depth and color of a painting.
[AGENDA] On the occasion of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, Kenzo and Google just announced a collaboration which happily merges fashion and technology together.