Waterloo-based Research In Motion acquired The Astonishing Tribe in December 2010. Since then, we haven't heard much of how TAT's technology has been integrated with RIM's BlackBerry platform. (Unlike the acquisition of Ottawa-born QNX, which was very quickly implemented in the PlayBook tablet.)
But now, we're seeing some of the potential that TAT brings to the table for RIM. The company today showcased some cool new software in a 2-minute YouTube video.
Basically, with a camera mounted to the ceiling, PlayBooks can interact with each other in some neat ways. For example, they become aware of their distance relative to one another, and can exchange files based on proximity. Check the video for full details.