TellSpec is a light, portable, convenient, and fast, wireless device that connects with your smart phone to tell you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in any food. Just aim it at the food and press the button until it beeps. You can scan directly or through plastic or glass.
Is this the future of retail?
The premise is that the display itself actually engages with you personally. Once you approach the window, using emerging Bluetooth low energy technology (known as BLE) the shop could potentially detect your gender or even age via your phone. Using that data, (lets say you’re a 32 year old woman) it could visually display women’s clothes designed for someone in that age bracket. Add in the option to purchase or reserve any item you see on the display and suddenly shops could literally be open 24/7 without needing any shop assistants after dark.
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On the top of hill covered with grass, five white sofas are floating in the air. Viewers find them from under the hill and walk up. Each sofas have ladder or stairs to reach to the seat. And viewers can sit down on the sofas and realize beautiful landscape and sky in front of them. This is the sofa to sit into the sky.
Garden Sky from Hidemi Nishida
This app, although I’m somewhat skeptical of its expectational success, inspired me a bit this morning.
I’m not confident it’d work consistently well, or that certain dashboard/window setups wouldn’t render it useless, but I think the idea is a good one. I’d bet in the next 2-5 years we see more and more of this AR/projection on car windshields to make the roads safer.
Going back to basics. Actually picking a phone up to talk to a friend rather than get a text update. Remembering that you can answer the question "how are you" with much more thought than "good." And going off that, actually putting enough thought into it to craft a personable response.