CGI: Alan Warburton The Uncanny Valley

Goodbye Uncanny Valley from Alan Warburton on Vimeo. CGI artist Alan Warburton speaking last year: “It’s 2017 and computer graphics have conquered the Uncanny Valley, that strange place where things are almost real… but not quite. “After decades of innovation, we’re at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software. The battle …

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Facebook Portal: Smart Speaker

FACEBOOK PORTAL: SMART HOME TECH. If you’re an active Facebook user, the platform already knows you better than you know yourself. Now Facebook is looking to announce its own Smart Home/Speaker device called Portal potentially this week. Cheddar reports: “The device will function similarly to an Amazon Echo Show with social features and come in …

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Urwerk: Atomic Master Clock

Urwerk: Atomic Master Clock Urwerk: Atomic Master Clock Urwerk‘s long history of timekeeping continues with a new experiment. Dubbed the Atomic Master Clock, your traditional watch receives timing corrections from an accurate source. The project revisits Abraham Louis Breguet’s idea of a pocket watch being corrected by a high precision pendulum clock. The Urwerk AMC …

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In-mouth wearable food tracker

Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts, U.S. have created a wearable food tracker that can be mounted to a tooth. They’ve engineered a tooth-mounted sensor that tracks your every bite (and what it contains).  The sensor-like device is two square millimetres in size and sticks to the surface of a tooth. The sensor is ingeniously simple — when …

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Edible robotics to create sensory desserts

ÉCAL student Erika Marthins has combined a series of different technologies with food to create three interactive desserts that move, make noise and refract light. Aiming to offer interesting alternatives to the average sweet treat, Marthins used edible robotics, light-shaping technology, and digital data information in the making of each dish. The project, called Déguster l’augmenté, consists of a moving gelatin dessert, …

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Make-Up on the move

Those few extra minutes in bed, showering the night before, skipping breakfast and doing your make up on the train or in a traffic jam is something that many women do to save vital minuets. In fact, 67% of British women do makeup on the move according to a new Mintel study. As more of us are …

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Topshop X Netflix Stranger Things

This October Topshop launched a brilliant “next level” retail experience at its flagship store on London’s Oxford St. The Halloween take-over ran for 2 weeks concluding on 31st October. The experience, in conjunction with Netflix promoted the second season of the cult TV show, Stranger Things. The store, windows and merchandise of Topshop’s London flagship, illustrated how physical …

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