If “Double knuckle knock” becomes more than, I dunno, presumably some gross phrase you’d find on Urban Dictionary, you may thank the folks at Qeexo:
FingerSense is an enhancement to touch interaction that allows conventional screens to know how the finger is being used for input: fingertip, knuckle or nail. Further, our system can add support for a passive stylus with an eraser. The technology is lightweight, low-latency and cost effective.
[T]he GIFs actually prove Skybox’s big advantage over other satellite companies. Since its micro-satellites are much smaller and therefore cheaper, so it can more of them up in space than companies building big, expensive, traditional satellites that power the infrequent updates to products like Google Maps. One of those might have missed the ephemeral Burning Man event entirely.
The team built a nearby dancing booth rigged with cameras that translates the dance moves of real passersby into a pixelated ‘don’t walk’ silhouette inside a crosswalk light. The video claims the installation resulted in 81% more people stopping at the light instead of walking out into the street.
The NYT has posted a rather hypnotic visualization of all the swings Derek Jeter has taken in his professional baseball career. As you scroll down, a single looping video instance multiples & shrinks. Even if you don’t care about baseball or dataviz, it’s worth a look just in terms of Web-tech cleverness. (Can anyone tell me exactly how they’re doing this, btw?)
[A]s its four-plus minutes of slow-motion footage shot on the streets of New York City rolled by, I came to realize that it was capturing details that I hadn’t seen before, even after living in the city for many years—tiny, delicate moments, some of them unexpectedly abstract, hidden within the hurried onslaught of urban life.
It’s amazing just how fleeting these moments were, as you can see in a behind-the-scenes peek:
Bonus from the archives: Andrew Clancy’s “A Year in New York” looks (and sounds) just lovely.
Seems quite well done. The question, of course, is whether anyone cares/needs this. I’ve seen Notegraphy, Pictual, and other well executed mobile typography apps come & apparently go without causing much of a stir.