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Bringing the party to you
“Party in a box” is a package sent out to guests across the United States, letting you share your get together with your loved ones living far away. Those who receive the kit have to send back a photo portraying themselves having fun.
Why it matters
Despite distance, this kind of concept could encourage virtual connections. We can’t always celebrate some of the most important moments in our lives surrounded by everyone we care for the most. Is this unconventional way to celebrate at a distance the new tangible way of bringing people closer in this deeply virtual era?
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Samsung launched the SH100, a digital camera that allows users to wirelessly upload photos to social networks, your online library or to an email after adding tags and comments. You can automatically back up your photos onto your PC or send them wirelessly to view on your TV. It’s compatible with your mobile phone, allowing you to use your phone as a remote control to organise your camera content and as a remote viewfinder.