Informatics alum's futuristic mirror in the spotlight

When Informatics alumnus Evan Cohen looks in the mirror, he sees a guy whose invention is getting a lot of attention.

Cohen’s “mirror of the future” responds to voice commands to display things like the time and temperature, city maps and custom messages. It can also control the lighting in his room.

Cohen, who now works at Microsoft, built the prototype in a weekend and spent a little time polishing its interface before turning out a quick video that’s been viewed more than 150,000 times on YouTube and 900,000 more on Facebook.

"The bugs are fairly minimal but I have a laundry list of things I want to implement," Cohen told Digital Journal. "The actual interface now looks pretty good."

Cohen told the website he’d like to add a stock ticker, traffic information and integration with streaming devices such as Chromecast.

"It's like poetry, it's never really finished until you stop working on it," he said.

Read the full story at Digital Journal.