Locative Lab

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new nabaztag tag


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nabaztag just came out with a new rabbit version that has a ‘belly button’. next to its normal features (e.g. ear position communication
is quite impressive), the wireless bunny now is able to ‘listen’,
allowing voice messages to be easily sent, podcasts & web radio to
be played etc. it now can also RFID-wise ‘sniff’ physical objects &
react to them (for instance, holding door keys in front of it will urge
it to send “I’m home” messages to your friends).

as an ‘old generation’ nabaztag owner, I can only welcome its
increased intelligence & the extended sound features. actually, my
ambient display rabbit is quite funny & useful, if it only could
withhold itself of loudly announcing the arrival of spam email messages
during some meetings…

[link: nabaztag.com & nabaztag.com|via engadget.com]

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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