Tech Tuesday: Tattoos & seats that vibrate and posing for your playlists

This week on News 1130 radio (live at 11:05am PST), I’ll be talking about these stories:

  • Flutter – Kinect-like gestures for controlling iTunes or Spotify on your Mac – using the built in camera on every Apple computer, a new app, currently in beta, will allow you to use gestures to navigate your music library without having to touch the computer at all. Gestures are customizable as well so perhaps you can ‘strike a pose’ and it will cue up your Madonna playlist for example (via BGR)
  • Tattoo That Vibrates When Your Phone Rings – Nokia has filed for one of the strangest patents I’ve ever heard of. It’s for a “haptic tattoo that transmits ‘a perceivable impulse’ through a person’s skin when he or she gets a phone call, text message or email alert.” (via MAKE)
  • Cadillac focuses on safety with vibrating drivers’ seats – not unlike the story we discussed last week about vibrating steering wheels, Cadillac is working on vibrating seats to alert drivers they aren’t in their lanes, there are vehicles in their blind spots, and even nudging you when you get too close to other vehicles or objects. Expected to be in some 2013 vehicles so you won’t have to wait long for this tech. (via Engadget)

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