A Year OF GAMING - Gaming Themed Polish Calendar
The Geek in me is gushing over this Gaming Themed Calendar! Awesome graphics and uber-nostalgic.
A YEAR OF GAMING (2014)
Kacper Chlebowicz of Warsaw, Poland has designed a gaming-themed calendar for 2014 that covers decades of gaming. For each month he highlights a particular franchise or gaming device and accompanies it with a quick fact for you to enjoy (if you can read Polish).
Maybe it’s because of the cherished memories I have of using/playing all these devices and franchises, but I think this is way cooler than the 2013 Club Nintendo Calendar.
New Wireless Electronics Could Heal Wounds and Then Dissolve
Nestled inside a wound, a remote-controlled device perks up and begins releasing bacteria-killing heat, a form of thermal therapy that can fell even the most drug-resistant microbes. After it does its job, the electronic heater dissolves, and its biocompatible ingredients become part of the person it has helped to heal.
Though not quite a reality yet, this scenario isn’t too far off. In addition to dissolvable electronics, scientists have now built a biodegradable remote-controlled, power-harvesting circuit, described May 17 in Advanced Materials, and are already testing absorbable thermal electronics in rodents.
The Fairphone Wants to Start a Movement on Ethical Smartphone Manufacturing
Fairphone is a “seriously cool smartphone that puts social values first”. Its the first smartphone to really focus on fair trade and social ethics - something that Apple is consistently under the limelight for.
They have lofty ambitions to change the way that tech products, like smartphones, are made - and I commend them for it.
Here is what makes Fairphone so ethical:
Fairphone is crowd funding their first run themselves on their website. At the time of this article, they have already sold 2,383 with 20 days left towards their 5,000 goal. Fairphone requires 5,000 orders before they can begin production.
Learn more and support this great startup here: http://www.fairphone.com
Never Forget a Face Again with Upcoming Facial Recognition Software for Google Glass
Here we go! Thoughts Future Geeks? Is this right on point or just way too much?
HTML Toronto is hosting an event tonight in Toronto, Canada which they will be live streaming for those around the globe. The live stream is a presentation by TVO Ideashaker Innovation Lab and their use of new gesture-control device, Leap Motion.
TVO will be launching “Caterpillar Count for Leap Motion” when Airspace, Leap Motion’s store launches in the end of July. The IdeaShaker, TVO’s Innovation Lab took a current Flash based children’s game, modified it for HTML5, added gesture capabilities and spent a few days testing the game with children.
Please note that they will be streaming the event online for those that are not able to be there. Stream will start at 6:30PM EDT, presentations begin at 7:00PM EDT.
Click here for the Live Stream: http://htmltoronto.ca/live/
3D Printed Replica Hearts Give Doctors Perspective
Replica hearts like this one held up by Laura Olivieri are ideal for dry runs of complex operations, allowing the surgeon to see beforehand the exact anatomical landscape they will have to navigate.
The heart is created by feeding a 3D printer with two-dimensional data from individual patients’ computerised tomography or ultrasound scans, allowing the machine to build up a replica layer by layer.
Study Says Apple Still Leading Tablet for Digital Readers
Mequoda released stats from their 2013 Tablet Study around Digital Magazines.
Of the findings:
- 23% of survey respondents read digital magazines on tablet as opposed to print, but expects this to rise to 65% by 2020.
- 13% of tablet users admitted to buying a single issue magazine or subscription on their device in the last 30 days
- Two-thirds (67%) of tablet users now consider digital books to be a more trustworthy source of information than the word of friends and family.
The above graphic speaks to the tablets these digital readers owned. Apple still leads the charge here with a resounding 62% with Amazon taking second place at a distant 26%
Original source: http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-stats-research/2013/05/22/study-suggests-tablet-magazines-will-beat-print-editions-2020
Gizmodo Shows Off the Robotic Bartender at Google I/O This year
Incredible video of the robotic bartender in action. Something tells me that we will be seeing these more and more in the wild - especially at tech conferences.
robotic bartender at google i/o
NASA Funded for Automation of Food - 3D Printer
Automation of Food. Now this is a 3D printer I can get behind. First step is printing a pizza the next step is making that pizza as healthy as a kale salad :)
NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it’ll start with pizza
NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It’s hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space travel, but its creator has the loftier aim of solving the increasing food shortages around the world by cutting down on waste. The software for the printer will be open-source, while the hardware is based on the open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer.
Leap Motion with Windows
With Leap Motion technology and Windows, you can do everything that’s possible with multi-touch inputs — without actually touching anything.
Looking forward to get my hands above(?) this. It certainly looks awesome. The Leap Motion Controller costs $ 79.99 and the company will start shipping on July 22nd. A Mac OS X demo video is on its way as well.