As winter seems to never want to end, perhaps this is a good time to roll up with a good comic book – or maybe 15,000. For a limited time, to celebrate SXSW Interactive 2014, Marvel is offering unlimited access to their massive collection, spanning their 75 years, for an entire month, for under a dollar.
Although Google Glass has yet to be officially released yet and so only a handful of people actually have access to the product, members of the public are already freaking out about potential privacy violations.
Now there is a new app that will creep out Google Glass naysayers even more. Developed by FacialNetwork.com, “NameTag” lets the wearer identify people he or she encounters. You take a photo of the person with Google Glass and the app uploads the photo to a server and does a web search to find related photos and social media profiles in order to determine who the person is – in other words, putting a name-tag on the person.
Ever wanted to know what it was like to live as the opposite sex but didn’t want to have to shell out the dough for an operation, BeAnotherLab , an artist collective from Barcelona, has the answer for you.
The group has set up an art installation called “”Gender Swap – Experiment with The Machine to Be Another.” Participants interact with the installation in pairs, one of each gender. They each wear an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and first-person 3D cameras. Then they synchronize their movements so they can experience what it’s like to have each other’s naughty bits.