Archive for April, 2012
And I thought that an image is worth a thousand words!! Inventor Matt Richardson simply calls it the Descriptive Camera (soon to be called Photo2Text). Here's how it works: The camera captures a digital image and sends it to a person to write the description .Richardson uses Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service to find people who will describe the photo. Finally, the camera’s built-in thermal printer will print out the description, so there could be a privacy issue there. The whole process Read more [...]
Smart Cartons Warn You When Milk Has Been Out For Too Long!
Wondering if that milk on the counter had been spoiled for being out of the fridge for too long? Sure, you could sniff it to test its safety, but no one likes getting a nose full of sour milk smell. Tetra Pak now introduces its new smart cartons that would tell you at a glance whether the milk inside is still good or needs to be dumped. They change color when left out of the refrigerator for too long, making that exploratory smell test unnecessary. Scannable chips embedded on the cartons’ Read more [...]
Philips ErgoSensor, Detects if You’re Sitting Correctly Next to Your Computer!
It doesn’t matter how comfortable your computer chair is. Give it a few hours and you’ll probably feel aches all over you body. One alternative is to change your monitor and get Philips’ ErgoSensor display that detects if you’re sitting in the correct and ergonomic position! In addition to alerting you to maintain good posture, the ErgoSensor also keeps track of the time you’ve spent in front of your monitor and reminds you to take a break every once in a while. The monitor’s green Read more [...]
A Day In The Internet, Absolutely Terrifying Facts!
The image speaks for itself and tells you all its secrets! Read more [...]
Lebanese Government Sites Hacked Yesterday!
“To our dear “beloved” Lebanese Government,We are RYV, short for Raise Your Voice, and we are simply a group of people who could not bare sitting in silence, watching all the crimes and injustice going on in Lebanon. We will not be silenced and brainwashed by your media. We will not stop until the Lebanese people mobilize, demand their rights, and earn them. We will not stop until the standards of living are raised to where they should be in Lebanon. We will not stop until this government’s Read more [...]
World’s First Virtual Grocery Store, Now Open in South Korea!
Another dream have finally come true with the first virtual supermarket from Tesco. Now they’ve teamed up with Samsung to open a more robust version of the same concept in Seoul. Wondering how items are purchased? Pictures of products are posted with QR codes underneath. Shoppers use their smartphones to scan the QR codes of the items they want. The products in their virtual shopping carts are delivered right to the customers’ homes at their selected delivery time. With some 500 products Read more [...]
Parking Guide Chooses Your Parking Spot for You!
It’s frustrating having to drive around a parking garage and have to around in circles just to find a spot. What makes it especially irritating is if you’re already running late. However, this nifty concept by Shih Chang-Chi, Huang Shao-Heng, and Wang Shou-Yu could solve that problem by reserving spaces on the fly. The Parking Guide prints your potential parking location with complete directions directly on the parking stub that you've been handed. It completely eliminates having Read more [...]
Fading Highlighter, Keeps Your Books Clean at the End of the Semester!
A brilliant solution for college students is here! You can now highlight ideas and still get a 100% clean books that you can resell at the end of the semester. The fading highlighter works exactly as a normal one, but instead of being permanent causing lower resale prices, it fades out after 5 months of using! Fader is currently in development with crowdsourcing manufacturer extraordinaire Quirky. While there are similar products on the market already, they require some amount of erasing. Read more [...]
Are 3D Phones a Fad?
When 3D first started gaining momentum in cinemas back in the mid-noughties, everybody said it wouldn't last; 'It's just a fad!' Well, that might still hold true, but we're sitting in 2012 and 3D cinema is still going strong, with both Titanic and Beauty and the Beast being re-released to cinemas in 3D this April. Which leads us to smartphones; what better time to muse upon the popularity of the 3D phone than now? While the country awaits a decision on whether and when the LG Optimus 3D Max is Read more [...]
SoundLazer, Shooting Sound Like Laser Beams, a Speaker For One Single Person!
Ever wanted to listen to music without sharing it with anyone? Although you could use earphones, the SoundLazer is much more comfortable; it also lets you hear the music without losing the ability to hear surrounding environment's sounds. Parametric speaker technology forces highly-directional sound from the front of its speaker elements, so you only hear the sound if you’re standing in a direct line with the speaker. Up until now, parametric speakers were pretty difficult to come by, and Read more [...]
Online Virtual Meeting… Face To Face, Literally!
MM-Space, being developed by a lab at NTT, is a system designed to give the feeling of chatting face to face while in a group video conference! This system records the faces and voices of users from the spaces where they're talking, and transmits them to spaces where the conversation is recreated. A recreation space has several projectors, see-through screens, actuators, and speakers, positioned in accordance with the users. To make users feel as if the conversation is happening seamlessly Read more [...]
“Paper” iPad Sketch Drawing App, Express Your Creativity!
Express your creativity with this cool drawing app 'Paper by FiftyThree'! Paper by FiftyThree enables you to express your artistic sides in a series of sketches, drawings and illustrations all of which are displayed in the style of a traditional sketchbook! Via.. thecoolist.com Read more [...]