Camera + Facebook = Facedeals. No, this won’t cause a panic…

Part of me wants to think that this is just a hoax but no, I think it’s real.

So how this works is that you sign up on Facebook to let Facedeal use your info. Now every time you walk into a store that has a Facedeal camera that can scan your face you get offers and junk sent to your smart phone.

“Facial recognition cameras are installed at local businesses. These cameras recognize your face when you pass by, then check you in at the location. Simultaneously, your smartphone notifies you of a customized deal based on your Like history…The Facedeals app must be authorized via your Facebook account. With your help, the app verifies your most recent photo tags, using those to map the physical appearance of your face. Our custom-developed cameras then simply use this existing data to identify you in the real world. Personalized deals can now be delivered to your smartphone from all participating locations—all you have to do is show your face.”

I can’t help but think that this is going to freak people out or at least prompt folks to wear Nixon masks when they post self pics to Facebook and walk around in public. Another use for the ‘V for Vendetta’ masks? Read more about this ‘wonderful’ new technology at the L.A. Times:

Facedeals checks you in with facial-recognition cameras – latimes.com.

Video from Facedeal…

Posted: August 13th, 2012
at 7:30pm by John

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Categories: Amusing,Computers,Cool,Dumb,Historic,Mad Science,To be used for Evil

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Instagram Socialmatic Camera

 

A pretty cool looking concept camera (sadly, not real) that brings the Instagram look and feel into the real world. Sounds like a pretty spiffy camera if they could pull it off. 16GB storage, optical zoom, Wifi and bluetooth. Even sports a four ink printer that prints your modded filtered masterpiece onto Instagram branded paper. Something along the lins of Zink I suspect.I hope that this gets made, kind of doubt it but I do expect to see some iPhone cases that look like this any day now.

Instagram Socialmatic Camera | Highsnobiety.com.

Posted: May 8th, 2012
at 6:55pm by John

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Bonzart Ampel Digital TLR Camera From Japan

Bonzart Ampel

This looks like an amazing little toy camera that hardly deserves the title of ‘toy’. There won’t be a hipster photog worth their Holga that won’t be beating back their fellows with up-cycled seat belt camera straps when this gem hits the market. This 5 mega pixel twin lend digital camera boasts a 2 inch LCD screen in a waist level viewfinder, multiple artistic shooting modes (B&W, sepia,vivid, high contrast…), a real ’tilt-shift’ lens in addition to a regular lens so you can make things look tiny, magnet rings for adding other lenses or physical filters, and runs on AA batteries! All this and more for around $180 USD (14,700 JPY) Oh, it will also take videos.

USB beans and yet another ‘toy’ camera

Bonz.jp (Makers page in Japanese)

Gajetdaisuke (Japanese page but well worth to translate)

Flickr user Jet Daisuke has more photos of the camera!

Posted: April 20th, 2012
at 6:44pm by John

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Mech Warfare


Imagine that you are the pilot of a six story high walking battle machine that is armed to the teeth. Your mission is to destroy the opposing force that has put dibs on your beloved city. As you turn a corner down a deserted street a rocket arcs towards you and you let fly a volley of machine gun fire at the six legged mech that fired it. Well, thats kind of what happens in ‘MechWarfare‘, a young sport where roboticists use sophisticated off the shelf wireless technology to give themselves the point of view of their remote controlled creations. Oh, did I mention they they are armed? Fully auto 6mm AirSoft guns are common and in the heavy class they use unguided rockets and flamethrowers! How can this not be the most fun you can have with r/c robots? Go read the article and see if you have what it takes to become the mech fighter of the future! Heck, if you want to help out you can drop them a few bucks in their Kickstarter Project, they want to build a better arena.

[via Slashdot]

Roboticists Engage in Mech Combat to Hone Their Skills

Posted: March 20th, 2012
at 6:56pm by John

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Candelabra LED Bulb Tear Down

Ever wonder what goes into an LED light bulb? Well Todd did and you can too because he posted a great tear down of one that failed. Pretty good info if you are thinking of taking one apart.

ToddFun.com » Blog Archive » Candelabra LED bulb tear down.

Posted: March 20th, 2012
at 5:57pm by John


Categories: Discovery,General,Hacked

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Homemade LowFi Digital Camera

LowFi digital camera mod

Very cool!!! I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a ‘Lomo’ mod, as there are no Lomo camera parts in it and the lens is a magnitude of quality better then any plastic that has ever graced a toy camera body. Still, the effects are rather stylistic.

Take a cheap Vivitar digital camera, strip the body and lens off, add a nice lens mount and some fancy looking hand brushed aluminum U rails for a body and you have a serviceable camera. I’d add a ultra wide auxilary lens to the prime to get a nicer field of view but other than that this is something to be duplicated. Now where did I put that old camera…

[via MAKE]

DigiLomo Camera: The Homemade Lomography Camera




Vivitar V5024 5.1 Megapixel Vivicam 5024 Digital Camera
List Price: $59.99 USD
New From: $30.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $10.50 USD In Stock

Posted: November 26th, 2011
at 11:26am by John


Categories: DIY,Hacked,Mods,Photography,Technology

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