Digital Overlay: Why Remote Controls Are Becoming Obsolete [Future Of Entertainment]

Digital Overlay: Why Remote Controls Are Becoming Obsolete [Future Of Entertainment]

In the first week of our ten week series with IQ by Intel, we look at the rise of anywhere interfaces.

  • 14 july 2013

The Future of Entertainment series by iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs is highlighting the latest in entertainment innovation. Over the course of 10 weeks at, we are showcasing new products, services and technologies, exploring the changing face of how we consume, share and create content, and getting reactions from Intel experts.

Below, we have complied key examples of the first featured trend, Digital Overlay. These four articles

What is Digital Overlay?

Digital Overlay

We explore how the next-generation of computer interface may not exist inside a smartphone or tablet, but rather all around us using digital projection technology.

A Projected Display Turns Any Surface Into A Touchscreen


The WorldKit is a working prototype that projects interfaces onto everyday objets, allowing users to turn their coffee tables into interactive computers.

A Computer Interface Placed Onto Nearly Any Physical Object

Smarter Objects

Smarter Objects adds digital interfaces onto tangible, real-world objects that can be accessed through a smartphone or tablet display.

Interview with Selvakumar Paneer and Mike Lischke of Intel Labs

Immersive Displays

We discuss the trend of Digital Overlay with the very people from Intel Labs who are pioneering the technology. Check out Intel’s Immersive Displays demo and read about how the developers see this tech changing the way we interact with our digital content.

Stay tuned to the Future of Entertainment as next week we’ll be looking at a new trend from the theme Perfect Channel which explores how content recommendation platforms are evolving along with social platforms to give users better ways to find and share what they love.

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Digital Overlay
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Dubai And The Future Of Humanitarian Design

Design & Architecture
Technology Yesterday

Concept Camera Designed To Only Take Unique Photos

Camera Restricta is tool that prompts photographers to only capture one-of-a-kind images

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Fragrance Will Release The Smell Of Data If Your Private Information Is Being Leaked

The device is designed to create a physical cue for the potential dangers lurking online


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Retail Yesterday

LYNK & CO Is A New Auto Brand That Promises Mobile Connectivity On Wheels

Online access and mobility sharing are driving the company to disrupt the auto industry

Travel Yesterday

Become A Citizen Of The First Nation In Space

Asgardia is a new concept for a floating society above Earth

Entertainment Yesterday

Speaker Displays Song Lyrics As Music Is Played

The device is able to generate the graphics on a translucent screen and retrieve the words from a connected database

AI Yesterday

Travel Assistant Scans Your Emails To Make Planning Easier

This AI add-on will sync with your inbox and sends reminders to make sure you don't miss anything important


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Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

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Wearable Tech Expert: Designing Technology To Empower Connection To Ourselves

Billie Whitehouse, Founder of Wearable Experiments, shares her new vision for the quantified self

PSFK Labs Yesterday

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Performance-Enhancing Wearables

Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics

Millennials Yesterday

FOMO Survival Kit Helps Millennials Cope With Social Anxieties

The satirical product is meant to be a playful diversion for people who feel like they are missing out

Food Yesterday

New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

Advertising Yesterday

Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call

Work Yesterday

Health Expert: Nutritional Meal Replacements Are A Solution To Corporate Wellness

Ample Foods Founder Connor Young explains why supplements are the next food trend coming to the workplace

Retail Yesterday

Why Experiential Events Could Replace Trade Shows

Marketers are seeking creative and impactful new ways to connect with influencers

Children Yesterday

Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

MODI features magnetic modules and a platform for programming to encourage experimentation

Infants Yesterday

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

Technology Yesterday

Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide

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