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Adidas Futurecraft 3D aims for custom-printed sneakers (Tomorrow Daily 255)

Ashley discusses how Adobe's "Monument Mode" removes people from photos in real time, why Adidas created a 3D-printing concept designed to make ultra-custom shoes; and what Singapore's plans are after successful delivery drone testing.

Today's show is kind of like a futuristic Showcase Showdown, so put on your imagination hat while reading about today's stories.

Adobe demoed a conceptual bit of software they're calling "Monument Mode" at its Adobe MAX conference this week. It's pretty interesting stuff, with the presenters walking around in front of the large MAX logo getting erased from a smartphone picture in real time. It's not headed to devices anytime soon, but watching the process unfold on stage really impressed us.

Futurecraft 3D is the name of the 3D-printing shoe project Adidas announced this week. The goal is to allow potential customers to walk into a store and leave with a custom shoe order specifically tailored to their feet. It's still in early stages, but Adidas seems committed to bringing the concept to life someday, so if you've ever wanted custom running shoes made specially for you, hopefully it won't be long!

Singapore's official mail carrier SingPost recently confirmed it had completed a round of initial drone delivery tests. The payload was a simple T-shirt-and-letter combination, but the drone carrying the package made a successful trip from a warehouse to a SingPost employee, who then delivered the items by hand. Alas, like our other stories, drone delivery in Singapore isn't ready for wide deployment, so we'll have to wait until SingPost can work out all the kinks before drone-delivered mail is a real thing.

As for what we're into this week? Producer Logan and Ashley were very impressed by Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime experience they checked out earlier this week. There are only eight theaters here in the US, but if you have one nearby, we highly recommend catching a movie in one!

Happy weekend, we'll be back on Monday!

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