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FCV Plus hydrogen car aims to power your future house, too (Tomorrow Daily 267)Ashley discusses Toyota's futuristic concept car designed to also deliver energy to other structures, the winners of Google's Project Tango app contest, and a toy designed to teach kids simple kinetic design concepts.
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[SOUND] [MUSIC] The Tokyo motor show is honestly the gift that keeps on giving this week so yesterday we talked about Motobot and today we're talking about Toyota's concept car that aims to power your home. The FDB plus debuted earlier this week. It's a hydrogen powered concept vehicle but Toyota thinks the idea behind it is the future of personal transportation and energy. It's got electric motors in each wheel a fuel cell between the front tires and a hydrogen tank between the back tires. The car converts hydrogen gas into electricity so you can drive your car around but Toyota says it wont Stop there, and it shouldn't. They think if you haven't used up your electricity by the time you get home you could potentially hook up your car to a larger hydrogen tank and generate power for either your house, a business, or other objects. Of course, the thing missing here is a pretty huge piece of the puzzle. Major hydrogen infrastructure, which won't be cheap or easy to build out. But Toyota seems pretty confident that this is the future of both clean power in your car and clean power at home. Ambitious. But also pretty exciting to think about. On speaking of ambition let's talk about and take a closer look at the winners of Google's project tango app developer contest. Super quick recap, project tango is Google's experiment that uses handheld device. That brings facial awareness through motion tracking, depth perception and aerial learning technology. Basically, Project Tango devices want to be really, really good at 3D mapping, what it sees in the real world in real time. So who won Google's app contest? Heroic Arcade took best in show with it's 3D puzzle game, We Are Cubed Tango, which looks like it relies a lot on moving the device around to solve puzzles. Other winners a 3D model capturing app For tango from developer "dot products" and a fun multiplayer AR game from developer Flarb. Project Tango is still in early stages, but you can pick up a developer tablet for just over five hundred bucks if you're itching to make something really, really awesome using the project Tango platform. Alright so the very last thing today, we love Really cool, intelligent toys for kids on Tomorrow Daily, and Linky is definitely in that category. Linky is from designer Yoon Young Park and it's a simple looking kit with some bigger ideas tucked inside. The kit comes with Peg board, sixteen bars, two circles, and four other shapes that can be assembled and adjusted to create two-dimensional kinetic design. The bars and shapes can be hand-driven or you can use one of three kinds of motors included to animate your design. There's a Full rotation motor, a limited rotation motor, and an interactive motor that rotates based on a wi-fi signal sent from a center unit. Park says the 2D mechanism is important because it let's anyone hack Linky by making custom parts from cheap materials, like cardboard, available to the user. The idea is to offer a toy that can teach kids about a complex idea, but in a simple way. Honestly though, I think Linky would be really appreciated by science minded adults, too. It would look really, really cool on anybody's desk. It's still in prototype stages, so you can't exactly surf over to Amazon and put one in your cart. But we'll keep an eye on Linky, and let you guys know if it ever hits retail. All right guys, that's it for the headline for the week. Let's talk about Into It. This. Well, it's Halloween. So what else could I possibly be into but classic horror movies? I love this time of year, because it lets me have just [UNKNOWN], fantastic 70s and 80s horror movies like the Exorcist, Shining, The Thing, Poltergeist. These are great classic films and I love to watch them around Halloween. It just amps me up. For getting out there, obviously I can't trick or treat. But I do get really excited about the holiday. I'm gonna dress up, it's gonna be great. But yeah, that's what I'm in to this week. And if you haven't seen those horror films and you're old enough to handle them or if you like horror movies, cause Some of you are terrified by them, so don't watch them. But if you love horror movies, you should definitely watch the classics. Well worth your time. All right, producer Logan. Time for your into it. Hey Rowan. This week, i'm into the Apple TV. Yes, I know it's not out yet, but i'm really into actually trying the Apple TV. The TV is the most used device in my apartment. I use it because I refuse to watch content on an iPad or my laptop. So I'm really excited that Apple TV's gonna consolidate all the streaming content that I enjoy into one device. With that, we get a new Apple TV remote and I will no longer be pushing buttons like a sucker. The new remote has a built-in microphone for Siri, and I can't wait to try and stump her with all her brand new movie and TV knowledge. What I'm most excited about is the What Did They Say feature in which the play had it's back up about 15 seconds and the close captioning is temporarily turned on. So you can catch that phrase that maybe you couldn't hear. And although I'm not really a big mobile gamer, I am real excited to see what they look like on the big screen. So any day now it should be showing up in the mail and I just can't wait to get my hands on it. all right, let's take a look at your photos. It's phontographer of the day. Our Phonetographer of the day is Christian who took this lovely photo on his HTC Desire 820 S. He wrote into us and said, Probably won't make it into the show, but really liking your mini episodes. I took these photos at West [UNKNOWN] Estate UK, when I was having a day out at the weekend, and of course, you have my permission to use these photos in your show. Well Christian, again, great work on these pictures. You guys send in pictures, and I get really excited because I wanna go to all these places. You send pictures of. If you guys want to send in your phone-tography to be considered for featuring on the show you can email us email@example.com. If you wanna share the show with somebody, which we always appreciate, you can send them right over to tomorrowdaily.com. It's that easy. And of course, you can find us at tomorrowdaily and I'm @ashleyesqueda on Twitter and producer Logan is @loganloy. That's it for the show this week. We'll be back on Monday with a brand new docket of weird science facts and science fiction, smashing together, and blowing up in your face, and being all kinds of awesome. But until then, be good humans. We'll see you guys next time. Bye. [SOUND] [MUSIC]