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Touchable holograms are interactive, too?!? (Tomorrow Daily 279)Jeff discusses Amazon's new update to its Prime Air delivery drone prototype, plus the official price tag on Nokia's Ozo VR camera, and a hologram that reacts to human touch.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the Internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily the best geek talk show in the known Universe. I'm your host Jeff Cannata and you are watching one of our many episodes on Thursdays we deep dive into these stories so be sure to check back then for our longer show. But right now, let's get to the headlines. [SOUND] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Amazon has a new video demonstrating their updated drone delivery prototype and they got Jeremy Clarkson, formerly of Top Gear, to help show it off. Clarkson sets the stage telling the story of a future little girl who needs a new pair of soccer shoes. Her family places an order on Amazon and over at the local warehouse a robotic arm loads up the package into the drones fuselage for safe keeping. The drone then takes off vertically and then after reaching a certain height, switches to a more plane like mode. The video also describes sense and avoid tech on board to make sure the drone doesn't hit anything. And multiple designs for varying types of environment. So your precious cargo isn't ruined by a little bit of rain or heat. A landing pad placed by the customer tells the drone where to land, and can be rolled up and stored when the drone heads back to Amazon's warehouse. But a big piece of that puzzle is the US Federal Aviation Administration deciding exactly how it will regulate unmanned aircraft for retail companies. I love this idea. I'm ready for this, but can you imagine a sky full of drones? It will blot out the sun. Then we will shop in the shade. Speaking of shopping, do you have 60,000 bucks lying around? Then I got a deal for you. That's how much Nokia's OZO camera will cost if you want to take one home. That's right. Nokia is officially in the VR game with its 360 degree camera. It's an orb shaped device with eight cameras on board which record stereoscopic 3D video while integrated microphone simultaneously captures special audio. Nokia hopes the device will be a [UNKNOWN] for them on the Film and gaming front. Giving film makers and game developers the opportunity to create high quality content that can be viewed in various via our headsets. It's a big bet for Nokia, especially considering flagship headset like the HTC five, and the Oculus rip having hit retail shelves yet. But they seem pretty confident the [UNKNOWN] is worth creator's time. The big competition for Nokia is Go Pro's collaborative effort with Google. The Odyssey which has 16 Go Pro action cameras and is part of Google's Jump Hardware and software suite. Also, it doesn't hurt that it costs a quarter of what the [UNKNOWN] costs at only $15,000. That definitely sounds like a lot for consumers like you and me but in comparison to something like the red camera, it's actually right in the same ballpark, so we'll see if this catches on. So now it's time to talk about holograms. Touchable holograms. According to Reuters Japanese researches at the [INAUDIBLE] University Center for Optical Research and Education have unveiled what they're calling fairy lights. The system uses phemtosecond laser technology, To fire ultra-quick high frequency pulses in a specific shape. Those laser pulses can be interrupted by touch so when a person interacts with a shape, it changes. Before touchable holograms used laser beams that scorched the users skin, ouch. But now the laser they're using is safe to interact with. The lead researcher on the project thinks the tech could be used for a variety of industries like entertainment, architecture, and medicine. Currently the holograms are very small, but the team appears to want to scale the size of the laser used and the space it's utilized in over time. Science website pulseheadlines mentions the possibility of a beamable hologram keyboard And also video where the people communicating could experience their touch. We all know which industry is going to run with that idea right? Greeting cards you perverts come on get your mind out of the gutter. Speaking of Entertainment. It's Tuesday so its time for new releases [MUSIC] The video game releases just keep on coming including just Cause three. Just Cause is the new game from the Avalanche Studios about chaos on the grand scale blowing stuff up. Man, I've been having a lot of fun in this game already. Also, Rainbox six siege comes out this week if you wanna rescue some hostages and destroy some environments. this one adds distractibility and lots of really cool online modes check that out. And the Wii U is not going to be forgotten, at least this week. Talk about epic games on an epic scale. Xenoblade Chronicles X is out this week as well, proving that if you want to invest lots of time into your consoles The WiiU is also there. Hey. Want to go to the movies? How about getting scared by Santa Claus? Krampus is out this week which promises to add a horror element to old Chris Kringle. So many games. So many movies. Man this is the best time into media. I'm jumping on that Just Cause 3 Tip i'm exploring and blowing things up and wing suiting around. I think I might pas on Rainbow 6 Siege it's just not really my jam but I'm very curious about Xenoblade Chronicles so I might check that out as well, and Krampus Can't go wrong with that. Speaking of not going wrong, we got a new phonetographer of the day today so let's check that out. Today's phonetographer the day is John who took this picture it is Nexus 6. John says, "this picture was taken with my Nexus 6 at Hillcrest stables and Lolita California." My daughter works with a horse there and I always get a boost when I go to this beautiful place and get to be around horses. Of course you have my permission to use it on your awesome show. Thanks for sending in that picture John. You know anybody that might say that picture's not good, you know what I say to them? Nay. Come on Logan. Why the long face? That [LAUGH] was a good joke. All right, if you wanna be our phone-tographer for the day, we'd love to see your pictures. Send it to email@example.com. Give us permission to use the photo Photo on the show and be sure to tell us what device you used to take the photo. We love knowing that. That's going to do it for this episode of Tomorrow Daily, thanks for watching. You can always find us on Twitter, and Facebook at Tomorrow Daily. You can also find me personally I'm at Jeff Cannata with two n's and one T. You can also find Ashley Esqueda at Ashley Esqueda and Logan Moy our producer at Logan Moy. Thanks for watching. See you next time. Until then, be good humans. [NOISE] [BLANK_AUDIO]