The Ebove Bike from Activetainment

A virtual reality-compatible indoor mountain bike trainer that blends elements from video games with training

For most adrenaline-seeking mountain-bikers, sitting on a stationary bike is less of a substitute for the real thing and more cruel and unusual punishment. But as technology aids indoor trainers in becoming more engaging, staying bike-fit throughout the dark days of winter can feel a bit less like work and more like the fun of actually getting outside. Oslo-based fitness tech company Activetainment recently unveiled …

StreamMeUp

The SXSW Interactive installation that allows users to explore alien worlds through Kinect

While a good majority of panels and projects at this year’s SXSW Interactive centered around the NSA and government surveillance, interactive installation StreamMeUp offered a lighthearted alternative to the discussion on where advancements in technology can lead us as a society. Created in collaboration between Microsoft Studio and an impressive team lead by artist and acting Technical Director James George—with art direction and design by …

DigiLens

Delivering digital images from a smartphone or PDA to your eye, SBG Labs' optical technology prototype DigiLens makes it possible to seamlessly layer virtual information over physical reality. Built from holographic optical switching technology, the DigiLens diffracts specific wavelengths and polarizations of light and guides them to the user's eye. To date, eyeglasses, which can store the necessary light-emitting laser diode in the side of …