What I learned…
I learned how to use 3D Max, Flash, and WordPress. I new to most of this stuff but the tutorials and the guidance thankfully helped me trough.
What challenges i had…
My main challenge was that I was new to this stuff but also, I couldn’t find time at home to put finishing touches on most of my work becuase of other work from other classes
What would I change for next time…
First of all I would do work in class and secondly, I would put more effort into doing that work
What 3 project am I most proud of…
My first about me prezi is one because it was the first I used prezi and did a pretty good job, the second one is my photoshop tutorial because I put alot of work into doing it, and the third one is my flash project because it turned out really nice.
What was your best Prezi…
My best prezi was probably my 2011/2012 prezi because I got be creative and put alot of cool stuff into it
What 2 news articles were the most interesting and most prepared…
My news article #6 talking about a vetical bed with which you can sleep in the streets and my news article #7 which talks about a technolgy with hologram interactivity and it also caught the most attention on my page.
Author: Emily Price
Cinema glasses are quite new, you put on glasses like any other glasses and wait for something to appeear on a big screen. The downside of these cinema shades is that you can’t see what’s actually going on around you. Lumus is something that is making these glasses alot better. The transparent lenses display what appears to your eyes as an 87-inch screen, while allowing you to see what’s going on in front of you at the same time. The video is currently in 720p and 1080p is being worked on, the galsses can display vidoe and pictures from devices like an iPhone through special adapters too. Other than watching movies, the glasses could also be used for things like presentations, where you can see your speech while still focusing on your audience or for directions to a location while you’re walking around.
I dont think that this technology was all that important but it is still quite cool. The type on technolgies that we see in futuristic moives are finally coming true and non fictional. I dont think these glasses would be quite affective because I think it would be extremely distracting to an audience too and also they aren’t really that nice looking which would add the attention they draw.
Investors: they will be thrilled with the product and the work done by the company but will want more advancements to make the glassesmore stylish and better looking
Consumers: they will also like the product but want them to look alot better and probably also want a lower price than they will actually be
1) Do you think these glasses wil sell?
2) If so, who do you think will buy them, people that need them for work or just the normal people?
3) Also, would you buy them if you could?
Author: Randolph Jonsson
Though this product is very compelling, but the Mitsubishi’s innovative EMIRAI automotive interface concept will be available in no less than 10 YEARS! This is the kind of technology that you see in moives like Minority Report, the interactive is very exciting and will for sure, make driving alot funner and probably easier too. Along with the main technolgy it also has a curved, touch-sensitive rear projection display that makes today’s flat LCD panels look quite out dated. Other new and interesting features to this car are the 18 activity buttons on the steering whell. The EMIRAI interface in the car also have other features such as an infrared camera and Doppler sensor to measure facial temperature and heart rates . The taken from these camers not only tells the user how he/she is feeling but the data can also be used for customized settings such as seat and mirror positions for alternate drivers. The rear seats aren’t to normal either, they have glasses-free 3D seatback display touchscreens.
“At Mitsubishi Electric, we suggest individual technologies to all kinds of car makers,” said Kiyoshi Matsutani, manager of Mitsubishi Electric’s Automotive Electronics Development Center. “But unless we show how these technologies can actually be used, manufacturers don’t have a clear image of them, or understand what level of performance they’ve reached. So we suggest specifically how technologies can be used, by enabling people to experience those technologies for themselves.”
I think this is a very cool invention even despite the wait ,which is about ten years, this technology is worth waiting for. Looking at what is coming into play in the past few years, looks like the future is coming sooner that we expected.
Consumers: they will be very satisfied and have some very futuristic technology on their hands, lets just hope that they will know how to use it
Investors: they wil also be quite happy due to the attraction and attention the product is getting
1) Would you get this car if it was available to you?
2) Do you think that other companies will try to copy this technology?
Author: Darren Quick
The company FogScreen has now introduced it’s FnogScreen technology – a display system that projects images onto fog so they look like they are floatinf in the air. Now Russian company DisplAir has added some interactivity to the technology by giving it touch capabilities that allows users to play aroud with images in mid-air. The software also allows users to draw in the air with their fingers. Though the grpahics and resolution isn’t that good it is stil very eye-catching.
This is indeed a very good innovation and will benefit many companies that want to produce games with such technology and also can be used by businesses or companies that want to display like images or use them for presentations.
Consumers: this will really make these people happy and show them how far this type of technology has gone
Investors: make them satisfied that this is so efficient and useful
1) If this type of technology was available to use, would you buy it?
2)Do you think that video game company such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will use this technology?
Author: Nancy Owano
At Microsoft Research Cambridge a project prototype called Holodesk was introduced. This prototype lets you feel and touch virtual objects with your hand and displays your hand on the display screen. The prototype uses a see through display and Kinect camera to display an illusion to make the use think and feel like he/she is moving the objects. Microsoft Research is trying to enhance interactive computers such as Xbox Kinect and Wii. They are trying to make inventions that allow to interact with virtual objects.
A video of the Holodesk shows the user’s hand under a glass panel and the 3D realistic looking objects are moving accordingly with the user’s motions. The user performs actions such as moving the objects or stacking or grouping them together.
I think this invention is really cool and very important. This new technology may eventually lead to other futuristic inventions such as holograms and be an insight into what future inventions will be like. Also, this can be a building blocks for other companies such as Sony and Microsoft for video game consoles.
Investors: Microsoft- they have gotten what they want from this project and will be satisfied with the results
Consumers: other companies that may want to use this technology and they will be given a better product
1) Do you think this technology will become more popular in the future?
2)Do think video games will incorporate this technology later in the future?
Author: Bridget Borgobello
The Vertical Bed has been made by Inventor Jamie O’Shea , which is exactly what it sounds like, a vertival bed. The invention doesn’t look as comfortable as a bed, but it allowa a person to sleep in a standing position. The Vertical Bed supports a person’s body weight by attaching the two base legs to a subway ventilation grate. I dont think many people would be willing to take sleep, uncocious, in busy streets. The sleeping package comes with noise-cancelling headphones to cancel noise, opaque sunglasses to block the sun, and a free standing umbrella to block the sun and rain. To show his contraption works, o’Shea in the miidle of a street for 40 minutes. O’Shea studies machines and is working on his next project, a new way to concentrate sunlight. His new invention uses inexpensive tools to make hot enough conditions to boil water.
I think this is a waste to money because virtually no one is going to use it and anyways, you can just sleeping at your workplace or go home.
Investors: I dont think the investors will be affected much because the stocks nor the price has gone up
Consumers: consumers will now be able to sleep in the streets
1) Would you buy this invention if it was available to you?
2)Do you think the invention will sell in today’s market?
Author: Peter Svennson
Source: News 1130
On October 2011 Apple launched a new phone, the iPhone 4s. The new phone has a better processor and camera that shoots 1080p video and many other features. The two cores in the A5 chip in the phone deliver two times more power and seven times faster graphics. The iPhone 4S costs $200 with a two-year contract. Other the record-breaking pre orders of the iPhone 4S, its not ceratin whethe consumer demand is stronger for the new phone than for the previous phone. The number of companies carrying it is also higher in evrey country. In the US AT&T was the only carrier of the iPhone4 but The iPhone 4S will also be sold by Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. AT&T had taken more than 200,000 pre orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours, and Apple shares rose 3.8 per cent on Monday.
I think this is a demonstartion of how much Apple is adored and how much their iPhones will sell and how large of a market their is for them.
Investors: due to this stocks will rise which will make investors vert happy
Consumers: people that want the latest and best phone technology will also be thrilled with the new and improved iPhone
Competition: Androids and Blackberrys will now have to release some of their own “new” technology and phones
1) Are you considering buying the iPhone4S?
2) Do you the price for the iPhone4S is reasonable?