Personal tour guide
Layar is a free Augmented Reality app for iPhone and Android smart phones. Layar will use your camera to display layer specific information about your surroundings via a transparent filter.
Why it matters
Adopted and adapted by tourism boards all over Europe, this app is the ultimate tourist guide. Will apps like this one-day replace traditional tour guides and books as people can carry their own personal tour guide in their pocket for free?
18. August 2010
A new wireless technology, Near Field Communication, enables devices to communicate across short distances. NFC will transform mobile devices into digital wallets, replacing everything from credit cards to bus passes, whilst simultaneously exchanging peer-to-peer data, evolving barcode scanning and geo location check ins.
Japanese brand “Neurowear” now offers “Necomimi” – cat-shaped ears made out of plastic and fake-fur. The ears move according to the the wearer’s brainwaves and thereby can translate moods into movement.