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Spectra is an experimental online news viewing application for msnbc.com content , utilizing the site’s 100+ RSS feeds. Users create custom sets of feeds and can explore them in a three dimensional space. Individual stories can be saved to the NewsCollector for later viewing. A variety of viewing states include a webcam-based Color Sensor and an Audio Sensor.

 

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Orbital View, color-coded headlines swirl in a 3D space.

 

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Users add the channels they are interested in, choosing from over 150 feeds from msnbc.com.

 

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In Auto View news items spiral out of your control.

 

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In addition to the web application, Spectra Touch kiosks were installed in the msnbc.com Digital Café in Rockefeller Center.

 

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Visitors to the café catching up on the latest news.

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