Get your VR cam ready—The Tribeca Film Festival announces call for submissions with a focus on virtual reality and immersive technology
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the dates for its 15th annual event. Held from April 13-24, Spring Studios has been selected as the hub of the event for the second year in a row. The studio serves as a destination for festivalgoers, as well as a host to panels, an awards night and parties (of course). TFF has released a call for submissions; narrative and documentary features, short films, and, note, exhibits in interactive storytelling are welcome.
Kunio Okawara's anime-inspired car can alter its shape to increase maneuverability
In the world of anime fandom, there aren’t many names bigger than Kunio Okawara. You may not instantly recognize the name but chances are you’ve seen his work. Okawara was the first mechanical designer for the original Mobile Suit Gundam series that debuted in Japan in 1979. The show didn’t do well initially but Okawara’s designs were adapted to model kits which became wildly popular and responsible for a reboot of the show. The series revolutionizing the giant robot genre pairing normal pilots with mechs designed for combat.
To promote its ZPump shoes, Reebok Korea encouraged moviegoers to don a pair so as to keep their movie buffering
Getting off the couch while watching a movie has always required a bit of a push, but a recent Reebok Korea program has literally given the idea some legs. In April, citizens in a Seoul cineplex Seoul were given a surprise when their movie began to buffer. The lights shot down and below a treadmill featuring Reebok’s ZPump shoes.
3Dom's Wound Up filament works with most 3D printers and makes use of recycled coffee grounds
It’s easy to see that the newest filament from 3Dom is infused with recycled coffee. The color is a dark roast brown and the texture looks far from plasticky. Wound Up is 3Dom’s latest product and it uses a composite of recycled coffee grounds for a more eco-friendly printing filament.
Following a wellness consultation, WellPath develops a customized nutritional solution for a person's unique wellness needs and goals
When it comes to health, no risk must be taken. However, not everyone is well informed or educated about proper nutrition. This is precisely why WellPath Founder Colin Darretta developed a nutritional solution that caters to an individual’s unique health and wellness goals.
A simple red light on the Nima Sensor can indicate if your restaurant meal will make you sick
When you’re buying prepared food, there’s now way of telling what’s exactly in your food. Nima can put all your anxiety to rest by letting you do a two-minute test that in extreme cases might save your life.
Rather than swipe left or right, just Knock, Knock on your phone to strike up conversation or organize contact info at a networking soiree
Knock Knock is a new app that lets you tap your knuckles on your screen to connect with people nearby. Once connected you can exchange numbers, email, and social media accounts and store new contacts into a comprehensive space on your smartphone.
Trees Delivery is the newest face of on-demand weed, using drones to provide high-quality marijuana at an affordable cost
San Francisco-based startup Trees Delivery is taking to the skies with an appropriate new take on marijuana delivery. Employing aerial drones to do the dirty work, the company is gearing up to carve a niche within an industry on the cusp of flourishing.
The tobyrich.vegas drone is a smartphone-controlled drone for single and multiplayer dogfights, air races and stunts
The tobyrich.vegas drone is designed for gaming and can be used for single and multiplayer dogfights in mid-air, races and stunts. The smartphone-controlled gaming drone aims to combine the fun of regular drones with computer games.
Playing back pre-recorded sounds from a bee hive, Bowers & Wilkins's T7 speaker attracted a swarm of honey-makers
Renowned high-end speaker maker Bowers & Wilkins used the busy buzzing of bees to show off how good their Bluetooth speakers are. Set in a bee farm in provincial England, Field Experiment #1: Bees studies the sound living of bees.
AIR uses the same technology that tracks your activity level to give teenage offenders a second chance
Teenage offenders in New York City whose families cannot afford to pay bail likely go to prison to await a trial. But the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is attempting to change that with the help of Kentucky-based Corrisoft’s AIR (Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation) technology.
Kinesic Mouse brings back the power to control a computer to those without the use of their hands
Markus Proell developed the Kinesic Mouse to help anyone to control a PC by simply making head and face movements.