It happens often, you buy a head of lettuce it then gets pushed to the back of your refrigerator only to be forgotten and then goes spoiled entering culinary heaven as an inconsumable. Of course this goes beyond lettuce but all edibles, with the concept design by Liao Haibo, Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng and Tang Yigang their invention can help the end to wondering the specs of your food.
The QR Fridge Magnet, recent winner of the 2013 Red Dot Award, is a tiny device transparent tool, which displays text with imagery about your food. A scan of a QR code on fruits or vegetables displays information such as production date and location that can then be affixed to your appliances. Going forward the freshness details are updated for quick overview keeping you aware at all times when items are past expiration.
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Perceptar allows you to see through the phone of friends and followers alike, anyone that is filming live on the network in ‘public’ mode. It gives you the ability to share a moment or explore the world and live events via #hashtags. It allows you to jump from live video stream to another video stream or the chance to explore the world from a first person perspective on your mobile. Want to know what’s going on in Tokyo right now? Well hashtag it and jump on a live stream from someone filming right now. What if you’re running late to the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concert, don’t worry, just hashtag it and see if someone is filming the concert in real-time so you don’t miss a moment.
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Wine. Some like it hot, some like it cold, some like it in the pot nine days old don’t give a damn either way as long as it’s gonna get me drunk. Host Freeze Cooling Wine Glasses contain an inner cooling gel that keeps your vino at the appropriate temp for hours on end. That’s pretty cool! Like, literally cool, temperature-wise, but also cool like Fonzie cool. Ayyyyy, self-chilling wine glasses, step into my office!
A Singapore nightclub has turned to tech in an effort to tackle the problem of car-driving patrons who think they’re OK to get behind the wheel after a night of heavy alcohol intake. In a recent 12-month period in the city state, there were 2141 cases of drunk driving, some of which proved fatal.
Working with local marketing agency DDB Group, club Zouk came up with the charmingly named Pee Analyzer, a urinal-based system that detects the amount of alcohol in a punter’s pee before issuing a warning if they’re over the legal limit
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Argus follows how much you move, walk, run or cycle through the accelerometer; it does not rely on signals from cell towers like other competing apps which might drain the battery more. It also helps you log what you eat, how you sleep, how much water and coffee you drink and how much you exercise. The idea is that it’s a catch-all, life-logging app where people can store all of their activity, eating and sleeping habits in one place without having to switch from app to app. It was a common request from Azumio’s user base, the company’s CEO Bojan Bostjancic says.
The app has a beautiful honeycomb design with individual cells showing behaviors like cups of water or coffee consumed per day. You can scroll through it like a visual diary of your past habits. If you hold down a cell for two seconds, the app will aggregate your activity data. If you press down on a walking cell, it shows how many steps you’ve taken in the day hour-by-hour and how long you’ve been active.
For other types of activity tracking, users have to proactively do things like take pictures of their food or log a workout or yoga session. If you take a picture of food, Argus will ask you to categorize it into one of six categories including grains, fruits and veggies.
The other cool part is that the app also syncs with other activity-tracking devices. It’s a platform that can pull in data from some New Balance devices and the Salutron Lifetrak automatically without the need for switching from app to app to see different data. It also works with the Withings’ weight scale and MapMyFitness, with more devices on the way. Argus also gives users personalized goals and reminders if they fall off track with their workout regimens.
The company says the beauty of having all of this data in a single app is that it makes it easier to track different correlations. Does working out regularly affect your standing heart rate? How much does changing your diet affect your weight?
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While we wouldn’t recommend it for determining if you’re good to drive, the Kisai Breathalyzer Watch ($100) could make for some pretty interesting bar games. After breathing into the side of the watch, an LED backlight responds, turning green if you’re sober, yellow if you’re tipsy, and red if you’re drunk — as well as displaying your BAC percentage. The stainless steel watch has an adjustable band and a USB-rechargeable battery that lasts for a month on a charge. It also displays the time, of course, so last call won’t sneak up on you.
Sit back and relax! You no longer have to tell your kids bedtime stories. That’s the job of the smart pajamas you’ve just bought. Before you know it, the social services will be knockin’ at your door and you’ll prolly end up in jail.
At least that’s what should happen to parents who neglect their children and let gadgets decide the fate of the little ones. It’s a good thing that technology solves many of our problems and various gadgets can successfully replace humans in certain activities, but I’m pretty sure that telling bedtime stories isn’t among them. In fact, hearing your voice will tighten the connection between you two (or three, or more, if you’ve had twins). Would you rather have your kid grow up with sweet memories of a robotic voice reading such creepy stories as Hansel and Gretel or Snow White? I’m talking about the original versions, of course, not the ones that are known by most people and that later got turned into Hollywood pieces of… action.
Back to the Smart PJs in question, though. I used capital letters because that is actually how the manufacturer is planning to call them. Besides the problem that I mentioned above quite subtly, there is also one concerning the way these PJs are used. According to the manufacturer, each pair comes with a series of dot patterns that can be scanned with the help of a smart device. There you go! They claim that you own a smartphone or a tablet, so this business has been started with a precise target audience in mind.
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Wool & Prince has developed a smart shirt that doesn’t crease or smell even after 100 days of wear.
ULTRA has already offered women a modular 10-piece wardrobe that aims to last them the whole year, but what about men? Wool & Prince has embarked on a mission to develop a smart shirt that doesn’t crease or smell even after 100 days of wear.
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Postmates, the startup that delivers anything to you within an hour, just launched in New York.
This marks Postmates’ third city. Before today, it was only available in San Francisco and Seattle.
But for now, Postmates will only be available in a 10-block radius around the Flatiron district in Manhattan. That means Postmates will deliver anything within Manhattan in under an hour to workers and residents in the Flatiron District
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