People can scan the QR code on their badge, then walk in front of a Kinect and projector and it can display overlay information on top of people and they can connect and tweet by simply standing close to each other.
inZair ZMS is being demonstrated at Lift12 in Geneva, can be used for free instant messaging and also provides social networking, localization layers are more.
Sennheiser has an advanced research and design center in Zurich Switzerland, they are working on implementing future trends for what Sennheiser might do in 5-10 years.
The Lift Conference has been going on in Geneva every year since 2006, with web industry people meeting up for 3 days of talks, workshops and networking. The City of Geneva is happy to host this conference, here they also talk about their efforts in installing fiber internet and free wi-fi hotspots all over the city of Geneva to make the city more competitive.
You can watch the many hours of Lift11 presentations with slideshows at https://liftconference.com/videos
Post Tenebras Lab use microcontrollers, screens, sensors, motors, leds, special materials and open source software to hack stuff together.
This team from the Research Institute for Acoustic Coordination and Music at Centre Pompidou is working on real-time musical instruments demonstrating the use of accelerometers and gyros to trigger sound and new ways to create music. This could be used by a DJ or musician in live show or concert. It could potentially be triggered directly with the accelerometer, gyro and other sensors inside of a smartphone. Find more information at nodesign.net and http://www.ircam.fr
Mobino is a new way to pay for things through the mobile phone, through any cheap voice-only mobile phone as well, using voice prompts when dialing the payment system, and using a pin code to authorize the payment.
Steven Schuler is the Sr. Assoc. Dir. Emerging Technologies at the Ball State University, Indiana. He tells us about the methods used with the students of that university to create Android and iOS applications and doing other projects in the real world. It's the philosophy of learning by doing, the students are actually hired by real companies to have some real world IT experience before they graduate.
Tara Shears of CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) gives us an update on the Large Hadron Collider, one of the biggest science experiments in history. They are ramping up the power of the accelerator in 2011 and 2012 to find the Higgs Boson, they are creating and capturing antimatter and she explains how the 3000 particle physicists at CERN can collaborate on research.
You can watch Tara Shears keynote presentation at Lift11 here:
You can watch my 4 CERN LHC Atlas videos as well, those are still relevant even though I filmed those in 2007:
CERN LHC ATLAS Tour
CERN LHC ATLAS GRID
Interviews with Engineers at the CERN LHC Atlas
CERN LHC ATLAS Control Room
You can watch Robert Scoble's pretty cool Lift presentation about the current status of Silicon Valley startups and tech companies in following video. Scroll forward to timecode: 1 hour 1 minute for Robert Scoble's keynote (if anyone knows how to embed this video with deep link for starting at that time code, please post in the comments):