DropLabs’ EP 01 Sneakers Offer Depth to Streamed Media

Footwear that stimulates nerve receptors in your feet to the tune of your music

High-quality speakers are more plentiful than ever and have never sounded so good. But most of the time, unless we’re listening through hi-def set-ups in our home or office, we’re listening on phone and laptop speakers or fairly lo-fi earbuds. Now, rather than turning the volume up, there’s a solution that offers a listening experience without the potential for hearing damage. And, for those who …

Recreating Sound With Silent Video

One of our favorite demonstrations at this year’s TED Conference was by computer scientist Abe Davis, who showed us that the tiny vibrations in seemingly still objects can provide very valuable information. Using high-speed cameras—and even a few regular DSLRs—to film stationary items, Davis and his team of engineers were able to recreate the sounds affecting those objects by analyzing their subtle movements. Davis takes …