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    EmojiTracker – Realtime Emoji Counts via Twitter

    Comes with an epilepsy warning!

  • Volumeslider

    Redditors design the worst volume sliders possible These are all so creatively awful!! Very hard to pick a favourite and way too good not to share. Also hilariously amazing – ‘please enter your phone number‘ Enjoy!

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    Quick, draw! Can a neural network learn to recognise doodling? Help teach it by adding your drawings to the world’s largest doodling data set, shared publicly to help with machine learning research. Great for a fun little 5 minute distraction! :) M. x

  • Meet Sophia!

    The creators of a lifelike “sexy robot” were left red-faced when a technical glitch captured on CNBC led the android to claim it will “destroy humans.” David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, was demonstrating “Sophia” at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology show in Texas when the slip-up occured. After jokingly asking “do you want to destroy humans?…Please say ‘no’,” Hanson was answered by the unblinking machine. “OK. I will destroy humans.” It’s a far cry from the actual reason Hanson Robotics is developing the lifelike Androids. According to the company, the ‘bots will serve in theme parks and care facilities […]

  • Atlas – Amazing Robotics

    A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialised for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

  • Google VR Paint Tool – Tilt Brush

    This is awesome!! Really want to try this.

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    Mobile UI Interactions – Delight them or go home

    Feast your eyes upon this amazing mobile UI interactions gallery! Great for UI design inspo. Enjoy :)  

  • Meet Gboard – Google Keyboard

    Finally, a useful keyboard! No more app switching—just search and send restaurant info, GIFs, emojis & more, right from your keyboard. Shame for us Android users that it’s only on iOS. Hanging out for it!

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    Cameron’s World – the best thing on the internet

    “A love letter to the internet of old” Head back to the 90’s with these archived Geocities sites – so many hours of fun! “Cameron’s World is a web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of archived GeoCities pages (1994–2009). GeoCities was a web-hosting service that made it possible for people to build their own home pages. During the 90s, users from all over the world created personalized corners of the Internet. By the time the U.S. service shut down in October 2009, there were over 38 million GeoCities pages. Cameron’s World brings together archived material from […]

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    Mad Men in a current day agency – made my morning!!

  • Hololens Holoportation: Virtual 3D Teleportation in Real-time

    This is pretty incredible… If you have the chance, watch the whole way through, it’s pretty amazing! It’s being coined ‘Holoportation’ and it’s a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time.

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    Cool use of WebGL Even better with headphones!

  • "Ebola Outbreak" is an immersive 360 experience filmed on the ground in West Africa. Explore for yourself in this virtual reality journey how the massive epidemic began and why it wasn't stopped sooner.

    Posted by FRONTLINE on Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Awesome new Facebook ad format – 360 degree videos

    Facebook are currently testing their new ad format with advertisers – 360 degree videos. If you head to Facebook from your phone and go to the pages below you can see some great examples: – Uninterrupted – Walt Disney world – Corona – Samsung It really grabs your attention in the Facebook feed as it auto-plays and when you move your phone it automatically tilts and turns. Love it!

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    The right way to ask users for mobile permissions in mobile apps

    I’m working on the UX and structure for an exciting app at the moment, and I’ve learnt so much. It’s easy to get ‘tunnel vision’ when working on big projects for such a long period of time, so you have to constantly remind yourself to take a step back put yourself in the user’s shoes. During research, I came across this awesome article on how to win the trust of the user in order to gain permissions to enhance the app experience, and the different ways you can go about this. It covers permissions for contacts, photos, location and push notifications. Enjoy!

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    When Design and Front End Development collaborate, they make beautiful stuff.

    Thought I’d share these nice animation examples on sites I’ve seen recently, and my advice on how to produce these. It’s amazing what you can do to when you encourage your teams to work closely together. McWhopper campaign site The campaign microsite that’s got everyone talking. Without even knowing them, I’m really proud of the team on this project! They did an amazing job, the site looks so clean and fun, and you can tell they worked really closely to get this right. Some lovely parallax animations here. Very nicely done. Rally Interactive Absolutely love this animated ribbon menu – you can pull left and […]

  • Google Translate – makes signs instantly readable

    Imagine being in a foreign country, not able to speak or understand the language, but instead being able to direct your phone camera to any sign and have it instantly translated to your language. Imagine no more, because this is already a tap away! Check out this video on how it works. Very cool!

  • Dolmio Pepper Hacker

    This is great! Dolmio have developed a pepper grinder that, when used, turns off all devices in range – allowing for families to reconnect at dinnertime. When I googled this, the first thing that came up was ‘Dolmio Pepper Hacker price’. Understandably, it looks like a lot of mums are wanting to buy!

  • Kickstarter feature: Sphericam 2, the 4K 360º Video Camera for VR

    The perfect 360º camera for Oculus Rift / Google Cardboard. First ever to offer GLOBAL SHUTTER at 60FPS and 4K, 100% spherical capture! With virtual reality as the next big platform, Sphericam 2 has looked to capitalize on all the commotion with a new VR camera that produces 360° video in 4K resolution. Harbored inside a tennis-sized spherical shell are six individual cameras capable of recording video at up to 60 fps without having any blind spots. The Sphericam 2 also features Wi-Fi and video streaming , high-quality compression, and a real-time stitching process that allows for instant crafting of […]

  • What3Words

    Just fantastic.

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    How to kill downtime boredom – Chrome Experiments

    This is an old one but I don’t think I’ve ever actually shared it. :) Chrome Experiments! Some great dev experiments here – click on technologies and try a few different functionality options. Hours of fun to be had!! M. x