designculturemind:

Video: Jibo, the family robot.

Jibo’s makers claim it’s the ‘World’s first family robot’. The device sits on a table or bench, and uses two high resolution cameras, 360 degree microphones, and an HD touchscreen to recognise faces, take photos, tell stories, deliver hands free messages, and more.

What’s really striking about the device though is it’s movement - it looks like a cute cousin of Wall-E straight out of a Pixar movie. According to the team, it’s from their “ deep expertise in animation and social robotics with Huge Design’s stellar talent in sophisticated and cutting-edge industrial design” - check it out in the video above.

Jibo has just passed US$1,000,000 and is still taking pre-orders. They don’t expect to ship the first units until December 2015, although that’s still ahead of a planned public release in 2016.

Check out the Jibo Indiegogo page here.

(Source: 8bitfuture)

hellanne:

by Agu Lepkie

theresadanceortwo:

Berlin International Film Festival - ‘Mes Seances de lutte’ Photocall

Picture copyright by Pixplanete / PR Photos.

thestray:

Daily Music Post #95

NZCA/LINES - Base64 Love

This is the first album of 2012 that I can’t stop listening to, especially this song. They’re being compared a lot to Metronomy and Hot Chip (who happen to be two of my favorite bands), and I can definitely hear the the similarity. This song reminds me a lot of Hot Chip, from the tongue in cheek lyrics, to the duel vocals which even sound a bit like Taylor and Goddard from Hot Chip.

I kinda love anything that blends a sort of R&B/pop sensibility with electro/alt, like again Hot Chip, or Class Actress, Niki & the Dove, or TEED, I tend to dig that sort of thing more often than not. There’s something about a nice danceable beat combined with nice slow harmony that satisfies me on a deep level. Also, it’s kinda sexy music.

More Songs:

Okinawa Channels - http://youtu.be/VqskdABm8t4

Compass Points - http://youtu.be/0iDGEl7OO7o

Moonlit Car Chase - http://youtu.be/fvRkQP0F3Hs

Oh, and I should mention that NZCA/LINES has a tumblr, so you should probably follow that if you were into the tunes.

Hope you enjoyed today’s daily music post, if not that’s okay, perhaps you’ll dig the next one.

prostheticknowledge:

SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

EDIT: There seems to be a lot of skepticism about the product (I’m not a scientist, but the idea is certainly compelling). There have been calls at Reddit calling this out, yet the company has posted addressing the concerns here

(via worclip)

fortheloveoftoys:

Toy a day, Coco by Friends With You. #toy #toyaday #collection #designertoy #friendswithyou #strangeco #vsco #vscocam

fortheloveoftoys:

Toy a day, Coco by Friends With You. #toy #toyaday #collection #designertoy #friendswithyou #strangeco #vsco #vscocam

thedaintysquid:

kwen-b:

chrisbrinleejr:

Took Finch on her first camping trip for my birthday this weekend.

This is my favorite

!!!!!!!!!!!

artofcrystaldawn:

I got kenimation a moleskine sketchbook for his birthday and drew one of my OC’s in it for him. ( ^ω^ )

artofcrystaldawn:

I got kenimation a moleskine sketchbook for his birthday and drew one of my OC’s in it for him. ( ^ω^ )

utilities:

Already missing Italian rooftop breakfasts.

ladyypreshpresh:

taco-man-andre:

monetizeyourcat:

magicpottybaby:

sizvideos:

TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video

holy fuck! so how did the penguins taste?????

this is the cutest video in the entire world. this seal is just so afraid for this dumb weird baby she thinks she’s found out in the ocean. have a bird. have another bird. no, see, eat the bird! the bird is food! why won’t this stupid baby eat. open your mouth you idiot baby i will feed you bird if it’s the last thing i do

fuckin cool

ANIMALS FUCK YEAH

Toshiba Presents “#SillyconValley”

(Source: youtube.com)

stillshere:

Wish I Was Here (2014)
dir: Zach Braff

Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

365days-of-gratitude:

The Zach Braff gratitude posts continue to commence. I finally got to see “Wish I Was Here” Zach’s new film - and damn it hit in all the feels. Zach as a filmmaker is one of the few artists that hit an emotional nerve that I resonate with more than almost any other writer and certainly director. I think he just gets it, and even though the movie isn’t perfect (it can get a bit heavy handed) it’s still better than almost anything else out there right now.

The best part was that after the movie Zach came for the Q&A! I was really upset originally because only backers who paid $100 got special screenings with Zach, but because Union Square is where he lives now, he decided to do a special two night Q&A (each night after after his Broadway show performance) . It was just wonderful to hear him speak in person. He has such a great intelligence and wit that was wonderful to see unfold in front of my eyes. It was fascinating to hear his take on the crumbling movie industry in so far as support goes for smaller projects. 

My absolute favorite thing he said during the Q&A (and maybe ever) was that he considers the word “no to be just a punctuation until the word yes” referring to all the rejection he faced throughout his career and how he still managed to persevere and see his projects through. It was really inspiring to hear because I really relate to that struggle as much as anyone in the arts can. His movie “Garden State” is practically the reason I majored in film in the first place - so I blame Zach. 

Unfortunately the lighting was shit so I couldn’t get a good shot of Zach but I highly recommend seeing “Wish I Was Here”! It’s so funny and so poignant and really a great film no matter what genre you’re into, it really encompasses everything.