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Articles tagged with: interactive

Facebook Buys iPad Book Publisher

Looks like the social networking giant Facebook is now making a leap in to e-book industry. Push Pop Press is a renowned iPad e-book publisher known for re-mastering and publishing content such as Al Gore’s “Our Choice”.

The publisher had been working on some other titles for touch devices lately. According to latest reports Facebook has procured Push Pop Press. We can’t tell what exactly Facebook is going to do with the acquisition but one thing is clear that Facebook is definitely not going to publish e-books.

Leak: Sony Going Deep With Virtual Reality

Hopefully the days of a silly console controller are over. I’ve said it before, but I am getting tired of playing console games with the dual joy-stick. Sure, it was awesome in 2002, but times are changing and we are living in a world where we want to interact more with our media.

Think about how Google+ has their hangouts, a rich way to communicate with one another via videochat, and how about the new Wii U and the touch-screen controller? The Xbox Kinect? The more you think about it, the clearer it becomes- the concept of fun is being defined by how much we can do with our gadgets, and Sony might be catching on.

Foursquare Adds Deals Section To App

The popular social networking site that is based on its users locations, is now offering ‘Deals’ to its platform. Foursquare’s new Deals special shows the latest deals from LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, BuyWithMe, and AT&T Interactive.

The service works similar to a compiler, and some deals are made available exclusively to Foursquare users, sometimes deals as good as 50% off.

Best Buy Furious At Newegg’s Marketing

Best Buy recently sent online electronics manufacturer, Newegg, a cease and desist letter, citing that Newegg stole Best Buy’s Geek Squad logo and made of Best Buy in a commercial (shown top). If you ask me, a power button symbol as an O isn’t clever enough to be trademarked by anyone.

Not to mention that Best Buy’s logo has a tie on its power button and Newegg doesn’t. As for the commercial, I agree that Newegg was probably making fun of Best Buy employees in a generic sort of way, but this kind of stuff happens ALL the time with competitors. Hello? Ever heard of the “Mac vs. PC” campaign Apple spun way back when? Did Microsoft cry about it? No. They countered the ads showing a racially and socioeconomically diverse group, all claiming that they were a PC.

Pepsi’s Plan To Beat Coke: Build Interactive Vending Machines

I can’t say I actively seek Pepsi when I am out at a restaurant or near a vending machine, it usually finds me. Yes, I am one of those people who can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi. I find Pepsi to be far too sweet for my tastes, and I find the diet version to be undrinkable. Call me a snob, it doesn’t bother me, I like to drink Coke, and that’s that. Well, it looks like Pepsi may have found a solution to this problem with people like me, and that’s through touchscreen innovation. Pepsi will bring the social media experience to a plain ol’ vending machine, wait what?

Google Street View Adds Historic Sites

This morning, Google has added many historic palaces, castles and monuments to it’s Street View option on Google Maps. Not only can you see the exterior of these landmarks, you can also explore the insides of several, including the Colosseum.

You can check this all out and go on all the fake travels you want here.

Google Adds +1 Button, Competes With Facebook’s Like

Today Google official launched it’s “+1” button, a way to share search results that you like with your friends and the rest of the internet. The small button will be placed next to each search result, and if you like the website just click +1 to have your opinion shared with everyone.

The “friends” aspect is interesting, since Google is not a social network (yet). The people your +1 gets shared with are Gmail chat contacts and friends on Reader and Buzz, which may or may not be an accurate representation of your online friends who’s opinions you care about.

Of course there was a way to harness this for financial gain. You can +1 ads, which sounds like something no one would do on purpose, so Google added a catch: if you +1 a site in the search results, and if that site has an ad then a +1 is added there as well.

Evoluce’s 46″ Gesture Control Display With 3D Sense

Evoluce’s new 46″ Gesture Control Display will feature 3D-sensing technology. The Full HD display will read gestures from a 4 meter distance. If that didn’t grab your attention, maybe I should mention the integrated depth-sensing technology that works with intelligent gesture control software to maximize what you can do with the display.

Since the large interactive screen is razor thin, it can be installed in any location that needs a sophisticated touch. The custom WIN&I software takes…

A Glimpse of The Future – Very Interactive

Corning has released a six minute video that provides a glimpse of what the future will be like. Apparently it’s very interactive and filled with touch sensitive, electronically enabled display glass that turn household items like bathroom mirrors, refrigerator doors and counter tops — into interactive surfaces similar to the screens on tablets and phones.


It wants to put these touch screens in vehicle displays and integrate it into their designs, plus use large display for videoconferencing and business collaboration from any where. For example, you could send an e-mail from your bathroom mirror — or any similar surface in your home.

Your Car’s Owners Manual – An iPad App (All Digital)

Last month Hyundai introduced the world to a new concept, having their car’s owner manual on an iPad, something which has not been done before, not even in the luxury lines of BMW, Porshe, Mercedes or Audis, let alone GM or Ford. The automaker made it official that it would be ditching the paper manual for the digital version.


With it, you can view rich multimedia reference guides, locate Hyundai dealers, schedule regular service appointments, read safety warnings and so much more. And I would not be surprised if in the near future, your vehicles diagnostic would be displayed from the app.


They could also enable a feature which allow you to trace the vehicle should it be stolen or have it notify you, via the iPad app of course, when it requires an oil change.