Kinect's pretty cool. Surface is cool. Depending on your preferences, Windows Phone 7 can be cool. Not too many people would describe the current crop of Windows 7 slate tablets as cool. But as Aussie firm nsquared demonstrates in this video, you can bring them all together with a little programming nous and make something that goes beyond cool. Huge thanks to regular Gizmodo commenter warcroft for pointing this out; while some of it appears a little pre-canned, it's still a great demonstration of how to get different technologies working together.[nsquaredsolutions]
Aussie Devs Bring Surface, Tablet, Phone And Kinect Together
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Twenty years ago The Matrix was released. It was a game changer for action films and special effects back in 1999. And it made a generation of teenagers including yours truly) beg their parents for floor-length leather jackets. One could explain the Matrix itself simplistically as a form of augmented reality, where humans are plugged into a faux world - most of whom are unaware that that the real world is well and truly fucked. Two decades later augmented reality is becoming increasingly prevalent for real, which begs the question - does The Matrix still actually hold up?
Even a couple decades later, a lot of it is very impressive.