Archive | Август, 2014

YC-Backed VizeraLabs Projects New Materials Onto Any Surface

14 Авг

Идея и реализация прекрасны.

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VizeraLabs projector

Let’s say you’re at a furniture store and see a couch you like. It has the number of seats you need for your living room and the cushions are comfortable. But the model in the store is cotton, and that just won’t do — you wanted leather. How are you supposed to know if you like how it looks in person?

At stores with Y Combinator-backed VizeraLabs’s projector installed, you can instantly see what every fabric looks like on a display model. The company wants to replace the books full of different fabrics you can look through at furniture retailers with a projector paired with Microsoft’s Kinect hardware and pretty much any device that can connect to its growing database of materials and patterns in the cloud:

Vizeralabs

At least, that’s the idea. It’s not quite the same experience as being able to feel the material, and while it looks good from…

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Apple’s Next iPad Could Sport Anti-Reflective Coating For Easier Daylight Use

12 Авг

Следующий Apple iPad cможет похвастаться антибликовым покрытием для более легкого просмотра при дневном свете.

TechCrunch

Apple has a new iPad that has just gone into production, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The next Apple tablet will reportedly will reportedly come in both 9.7-inch (iPad Air) and 7.9-inch (iPad mini) flavors, per the news network’s sources, and will be equipped with a new anti-reflective coating that should make it easier to read in bright light situations.

The new iPads could be revealed as soon as the end of this quarter, or early next, which would be in keeping with the October reveal of new iOS tablets last year. The 9.7-inch model is said to be in production already, while the 7.9-inch model should also ship by the end of this year. The report also says that use of the new coating might restrict output of the bigger tablet, but that’s not surprising – Apple almost always has supply constraints on new model hardware…

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