I was really hoping for something better when I originally heard about the project (and blogged about it) nearly 3 years ago.
I still plan on seeing the movie. I mean, even those that hated it thought the special effects are worth it… Still, I was hoping that this would bring a resurgence into the franchise and allow us to move away from those ridiculous vampire movies.
People are already revisiting and polishing up their HTML skills because of the exciting possibilities of HTML5.
Here are some great examples originally posted on Webification.
The new HTML5 provides some interesting features that allow designers to enhance and boost their creativity. The new useful tags will replace many of typical div entries from code, the new canvas support allows you to create fantastic animations without using Flash, etc.
1. How we’ll create forms in HTML5
HTML5 contains new interesting input fields that enable us to perform our work and save much time. In this post we can study in deep the new input fields and all their features.
There are alot of tech-heavy inventions that are just for this year’s Superbowl and Endgadget has a whole list of them. While these are great, I find myself most interested in how the 3D technology I saw at CES this year will be utilized and advertised to the masses.
It seems that Dreamworks will be doing the first network TV 3D commercial for their upcoming Monsters vs Aliens movie (trailer). This will require that you have the 3D glasses (available at most grocery stores and other outlets).
While this is ‘neat’ I was really hoping that we would be able to see the game in 3D without glasses, as was shown by Fox at CES this year. They even have newer technology as shown by Mitsubishi.
While I am sure that there will be some improvement over the old cyan style glasses of the past, I am afraid that Joe public will find the experience to be kitschy and unimpressive. When spending millions of dollars on an advertisement that will be seem by hundreds of millions of people around the world, why not go all out with the best technology available? I mean, I understand that they had a tough time even selling all the ad time for the Superbowl (for the first time in history- Recession, anyone?) Isn’t that even more of a reason to really try to get people’s attention?
Indeed, the hippest phone around, the iPhone is exciting mostly (and arguably) because it provides the ability to interact with information more realistically and naturally.
What we are missing is the ability of the information to then respond back realistically. Haptic feedback is the missing piece.
There are some attempts that are promising. we have had video game controllers that move and shake when you fire your gun or crash your car. This was taken to the next level at this year’s CES by D-Box. Their new Motion Control Chairs work with games, and Blue-Ray discs to provide an immersive experience.
There are game vests that use compressed air to make you feel the experience and 3D glasses to see the information more realistically.
We need to bring all these aspects together so we can start having the experiences of the HoloDeck from Star Trek. I want to completely escape reality. Make my Second Life like my first life. Meat space is overrated, don’t you think?
While Innovations (for whom I was a judge) has their choices of the ‘Best of CES 2009’ I have my own choices that may or may not agree with them. they are my personal biases about what will be most useful and/or fun for me to use.
I was able to meet quite a few of the designers and talk about the developments they have been working on as well as what will be coming over the coming year.
Great HD technologies for 2009, including thin, thin thin TVs, wireless HD streaming to every monitor in your house, integrated blue-ray players, faster refresh rates and better standards for the larger screens (33″ and up).