Sony Gets Us That Much Closer to Star Trek's Holodeck

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Hmm. It looks like Star Trek's Halodeck technology may be here sooner than we thought. Or at least a really cool new way to experience movies. It comes from Sony and highlights the brand's PlayStation Move controller.

The technology is described thusly, "In the past, projection mapping worked only from a single, static view point, and thus was very limited. By attaching the PlayStation Move to the camera, we can track projections to screens in real time, enhancing the effect of spatial deformation and false perspective on the projections and allowing viewers to look round (virtual) corners, bend walls, create a hole in the wall, or remove the walls altogether to reveal vast expanses of virtual worlds."

Check it out below. Will we all have holodecks in our home within the next 50 years? Sooner?

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 1-11    
Topic: Video



Condom Campaign Tests Limits of Facebook TOS

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In a controversial effort to promote the use of condoms among young men, Age Isobar created a Facebook campaign which involved the creation of baby profiles that were then used to send friend requests to young men. The friend request came with the text, "Avoid surprises like this one. Use Olla Condoms."

One one hand, this is an ingenious way to literally frighten young men into buying condoms. After all, if you're not ready to have a child the notion of having one is pretty scary. On the other hand, some have taken issue with the campaign calling it a breach of Facebook's TOS (babies aren't 13 years old) and dubbing it spam.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 1-11    
Topic: Social



Uggcitrin Cures Irrational Obsession With Ugg Boots

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Anytime anything shifts from underground cool to mass adoption in a short period of time it also becomes ripe for parody and backlash. Take Ugg boots. The footwear used to be the coolest thing. Now you can buy them at Walmart. And that's a problem. In fact, it's a disease. But there is a cure. And it's called Uggcitrin. Check it out below. And yes, we know the video has been out for a while.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 1-11    
Topic: Spoofs



Social Media Can Destroy Your Personal Life

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No doubt, we've all been caught in compromising positions from time to time and with the rise of digital devices and the preponderance of social media, getting caught with your proverbial pants down has become even more of a risk.

But thanks to Norte Beer's Photoblocker, you might escape such labels as cheater, floozy, loser, photo bomber, dirty old man and a host of other less than admirable labels. So make sure you grab a Norte the next time you're out at a club during a conference or on a random weekend when you're supposed to be home behaving.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 1-11    
Topic: Commercials, Social



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