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Ending the Language Barrier and Tracking Your Eyes

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of September 16th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Google’s Quest to End the Language Barrier: Can the language barrier be breached? Google certainly thinks so: Under the leadership of a computer scientist from Germany, the company is making progress toward a universal translation tool.

Three Emerging Behaviors That Are Reshaping Branding: Unlike the parent-child relationship of the past, or the top-down relationship in the past, brands and people are meeting as equals.

Technology Is Wiping Out Companies Faster than Ever: America’s top personal computer maker, HP, was dumped today from the Dow Jones Industrial Index, the list of 30 blue-chip stocks picked to reflect the essential makeup of U.S. economy. That’s a sign of just how fast computing is changing.

Products
The Eye Tribe Tracker: An aftermarket eye tracker currently available for Windows-based tablets and computers and serves many functions from gaming to reading. Built to work with any Windows 7 or 8 device with a USB 3 interface, it allows users to navigate, interact and actuate software running on the device

Famo.us Finally Rolls Out: In 2012, Famo.us announced a Javascript framework for building super complex yet still super-smooth HTML5 apps. They promised to let developers build rich, 3D, Iron-Man-esque interfaces running in the browser at 40 frames per second, no plug-ins required.

Firefox 24 arrives: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 24 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Improvements include a new option to mass close tabs “to the right,” as well as WebRTC support and NFC sharing on Android.

Visuals

The End(s) of the Library: The End(s) of the Library is a series of commissioned exhibitions which address how previous library configurations have given way to new forms and revised values in the digital age. An ever-contested site demanding new readings of its organizational frameworks: an institution whose ends are without end.

brunoimbrizi experiments: A series of impressive Processing experiments, all of which cover a wide array of fluid, varied interactions to evoke different emotional responses. While the majority of these experiments contain controls and sliders to play with, they’re all fun to use and unique in many ways.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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