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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?
Intel is converting social media profiles into infographics using its ‘What About Me?’ tool, that provide not only statistics, but a snapshot of a person’s individual online social life broken out by topic, behaviour, and personality.
Ingress is Google's first full-fledged video game. Once the app is installed, players are attributed to one of two teams. Then, using Google Maps, the game displays the location of imaginary portals. When a player gets to one, they can strengthen its defences if it already belongs to their team or hack it to get control over it.