TowTruck is a service for your website that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time.
When a user comes to your site, they’ll be able to activate the TowTruck tool and send a link to a friend to start collaborating on the web site.
TowTruck has collaboration features like cursor-mirroring (allowing you to see your friend’s cursor on the screen in real time), collaboratively editing forms and text, browsing through the site, and both text and real-time voice chat.
More info at: https://towtruck.mozillalabs.com/
Joggobot is a research project from the Exertion Games Lab that explores how joggers will enjoy jogging with flying robots as companions in order to make the exercise activity more engaging, drawing from computer game ideas.
Learn more at: http://exertiongameslab.org
Afkar is an Arabic word means “ideas”. Microsoft Afkar gives Arabic users from all over the world the chance to play with cool new tools and ideas coming out of Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab.
New tools and ideas can pop up any time so stay tuned!
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And again we are back with a cup of Augmented Reality (AR).
This time it’s something very cool: a light bulb 😀
LuminAR reinvents the traditional incandescent bulb and desk lamp, evolving them into a new category of robotic, digital information devices. The LuminAR Bulb combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer in a compact form factor. This self-contained system enables users with just-in-time projected information and a gestural user interface, and it can be screwed into standard light fixtures everywhere.
The LuminAR Lamp is an articulated robotic arm, designed to interface with the LuminAR Bulb. Both LuminAR form factors dynamically augment their environments with media and information, while seamlessly connecting with laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. LuminAR transforms surfaces and objects into interactive spaces that blend digital media and information with the physical space. The project radically rethinks the design of traditional lighting objects, and explores how we can endow them with novel augmented-reality interfaces. LuminAR was created by Natan Linder and Pattie Maes from the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Video produced by Paula Aguilera and Jonathan Wiliams.