Information is everywhere. And if the New York Times has its way, that includes in the bathroom while you're brushing your teeth or washing your face.
The New York Times Co. has its own research and development lab aimed at conceiving new ways to share media with readers; its latest invention involves a data-bearing mirror (working name: “the magic mirror”) that would use Microsoft Kinect technology to read physical cues from its user and voice recognition software for verbal instructions.
The device would replace the standard bathroom mirror and allow you to browse NYT headlines, videos and the like.
Plus it would pull in data from other areas of life, for example, enabling the scheduling of events on a personal calendar, delivering retail coupons or throwing up information on medication by simply scanning an RFID tag on the bottle. Check out the demonstration videos here.
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