CheckinDJ is a crowdsourced jukebox that arranges a venue’s music playlist to match the overall taste of its current patrons. Users register online or via an app, and enter their favorite music genres. Once at a participating venue, they use an NFC-enabled device to check-in. The playlist at the venue automatically adjusts to reflect their taste. Individuals can earn influence points by syncing the app with their social networks, and by checking in with groups of friends. The platform was developed by UK-based Mobile Radicals.
A great piece of work by Volkswagen and Underworld. They have collaborated on a project that synchronises driving and music in real time. This unique experience allows you to compose music as you drive.
Ambient Backscatter transforms existing wireless signals into both a source of power and a communication medium. It enables two battery-free devices to communicate by backscattering existing wireless signals. Backscatter communication is orders of magnitude more power-efficient than traditional radio communication. Further, since it leverages the ambient RF signals that are already around us, it does not require a dedicated power infrastructure as in RFID.
To help promote the launch of its new mini bottles in Israel, Coca-Cola is giving drinkers the opportunity to have a miniature figurine of themselves. The Mini-Me campaign involves a 3D printing lab set up inside Coca-Cola’s Israel factory. Lucky fans are invited to the lab to have their body scanned and later given a 3D-printed mini versions of themselves.