Technology

June 27, 2017

Measuring Tape in Augmented Reality Showcases the Future of Virtual Tools

As the world eagerly awaits the release of Apple's newest operating system, iOS 11, an increasing amount of exciting information is being released to the public. While the new system will feature cool capabilities like a catch-all for files, a sleek new dock, and a Split View function, ARKit, a fascinating framework for augmented reality, has garnered the most attention—particularly, in the form of a virtual measuring tape.

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June 24, 2017

Creative Vending Machine Prints Short Stories to Read While You Wait

Recently, inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories. Created by literature-loving company Short Édition, these savvy stalls promise to help pass the time, whether you're waiting at the airport, stuck at the train station, or even accompanying your significant other on a particularly trying trip to the mall. Sleek in design and minimal in effort, each vending machine offers an appealing way for commuters and customers to kill time.

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June 7, 2017

Getty Museum and Yale Art Center Are Offering Easy Access to Thousands of Images Online

Today, more and more museums, archives, and other arts-related institutions have opted to digitize their collections. Once reproduced, many offer these images to the public by publishing them on their websites. While having accessibility to countless collections is impressive enough, the International Image Interoperability Framework (aka IIIF) has taken this technological phenomenon to the next level. IIIF allows users to pull images from different databases and websites in order to observe them as side-by-side comparisons.

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April 3, 2017

‘Kniterate’ Knitting Machine Lets You Design and 3D Print Your Own Clothes

If you've ever dreamed of creating your own clothes with the touch of a button, Kniterate may be the machine for you. Renowned for its compact size and accessible nature, the digital knitting machine is a futuristic alternative to outdated and expensive mechanized methods of the past. Using an app, individuals are able to design their own garments—including beanies, ties, dresses, sweaters, and even shoes—on a piece-by-piece basis.

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