Oct 31, 2014

Analog wrist watch can call emergency numbers even without a phone

posted by Larra Morris

limmex-watch.jpg

There are some smartwatches out there like Will.i.am's Puls that can make voice calls without having to connect to a phone. But have you ever heard of an analog watch with the same capability? No? Well, now you will: the GPS-equipped Limmex emergency watch looks like a perfectly old-fashioned Swiss timepiece, except it has an emergency button you can press that calls preprogrammed contacts. You don't even need to wear an earpiece to use it, as it comes with built-in mic and loudspeaker. In case you've saved more than one number to call during emergency, the device rings 'em all up in sequence until someone picks up. Also, the watch automatically sends your contacts a text message with a link to a map that shows them where you are.
via Engadget

Continue reading 

Tags :    0 comments  
Oct 30, 2014

Wi-Fi hotspots turn New York subway musicians into a wireless orchestra

posted by Larra Morris

Screen_Shot_2014-10-29_at_10.54.02_PM.png

Wi-Fi in New York City Subway stations makes it easy to burn through your inbox during your commute, but did you know it can also be used to make some great music? Director Chris Shimojima paired eleven musicians in different subway stations with composer and conductor Ljova using the public Wi-Fi hotspots for his latest video. Each of the musicians were set up with a music stand and an iPhone, while the conductor stationed himself in Bryant Park with nearly a dozen MacBooks to receive all the different video streams. The result is an exceedingly odd use of public space as well as an intriguing look at how each separate line of music combines to form one cohesive whole.
via The Verge

Continue reading 

Tags :    0 comments  
Oct 30, 2014

Stop-motion video recreates Psycho's shower scene using carved pumpkins

posted by Larra Morris

Screen_Shot_2014-10-29_at_10.49.23_PM.png

In anticipation of Halloween, Brooklyn-based artist Yuliya Tsukerman made this neat stop motion recreating the iconic shower scene in Psycho using only carved pumpkins.
via Gizmodo

Continue reading 

Tags :    0 comments  
Oct 30, 2014

An interactive ranking of the most popular Halloween costumes in America from 2009 to 2013

posted by Larra Morris

costumeranking.png

NPR’s Planet Money blog has an interactive ranking of the most popular Halloween costumes in America from 2009 to 2013. Users can hover over a specific costume, like zombie, in order to see its rise and fall in popularity over time. Witches, vampires, and pirates seems to be a constant favorite but there are a few interesting additions. The chart — created by Quoctrung Bui and LA Johnson — uses data from theNational Retail Federation.
via Laughing Squid

Continue reading 

Tags :    0 comments  
Oct 29, 2014

NASA releases massive library of sounds recorded in space

posted by Laura Domela

nasasound_.jpg

NASA has released a huge library of recorded sounds, everything from rockets to space shuttles to individual planets. You can listen at the NASA SoundCloud page.  

NASA put up special instruments which recorded electromagnetic vibrations on the Voyager space probe and converted that into actual sound. The recordings include the sounds of Saturn’s rings, Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus as well as what Earth would sound like millions of kilometres away.
via The Daily Kos

Tags : NASA, space,    0 comments  
Oct 29, 2014

Robot martial arts performance at Robot World 2014

posted by Larra Morris

Screen_Shot_2014-10-28_at_8.23.47_PM.png

ROBOTIS staged a robot martial arts performance utilizing their Bioloid humanoid robots equipped with DARWIN-OP heads.
via Robots Dreams

Continue reading 

 

Tags :    0 comments  
Oct 29, 2014

3D printing helps the visually impaired restore faded memories

posted by Larra Morris

Screen_Shot_2014-10-28_at_8.19.25_PM.png

Touchable Memories might ostensibly be an advertisement campaign for a 3D printer, but it's also a poignant social experiment that delineates how technology can be used to better lives. Featuring five visually impaired people, the video series illustrates the connection between remembrance and tactile contact. It uses a 3D printer to turn photographs from the subjects' lives into three-dimensional models that can then be caressed and handled.
via The Verge

Continue reading 

Tags :    0 comments  
Get this feed  
« Previous123456...695Next »

Login Required

In order to view this resource, you must log in to our site. Please sign in now.

If you don't already have an acount with us, registering is free and quick. Register now.

Sign In    Register