By Dan Newman

Center City: A Combination of Philly History and the Latest Technology

Center City: A Combination of Philly History and the Latest Technology

A prototype application of augmented reality by PhillyHistory.org is available for free download on iPhone and Android platforms. It allows users to view historic photographs as 3D digital information overlaid atop their current location using the camera, GPS and many other sensors that come with nearly all consumer smartphones. For more information, check out the […]

 By Nick Vadala

Technology: Predicting Future Crimes in Philadelphia

Technology: Predicting Future Crimes in Philadelphia

[vimeo 22391431] The term “crime prediction” often evokes the pop culture memory of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 science fiction film Minority Report, where the government polices its citizenry through a trio of psychic beings known as “precogs” that can predict who will commit a crime in the future. Throughout the film, which was based on a […]