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Magic clock locates your friends
A digital version of the Harry potter clock. Perhaps a bit too much effort to actually make, but the general idea seems useful.
amusing  living-in-the-future  harrypotter  silly  technology  invention  internet-of-things 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
We put a chip in it!
'It was just a dumb thing. Then we put a chip in it. Now it's a smart thing.' Smart socks! Smart luggage! Smart baby's dummy!
amusing  living-in-the-future  technology  silly  tumblr 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists Might Have Accidentally Solved The Hardest Part Of Building Space Elevators - Yahoo Finance
'science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke predicted that a space elevator would be built ten years after everybody stopped laughing. By the time he died, in 2008, everybody had.'
Interesting  Awesome  technology  living-in-the-future  space  spaaaaace 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A different way of reading. Faster, too.
Interesting idea, good for reading stuff where you've got a lot t get through. Not sure I'd want to read stuff I'm reading for pleasure that way though, or at least, I'd want to slow it down quite a bit.
Interesting  technology  clever  reading  living-in-the-future  braaaaaains 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hero Forge wants you to design your own 3D-printable tabletop minis - Crave
'allows you to customise the race, gender, facial expression, pose, physical build, size (28-30 millimetres, three inches and six inches), hairstyle, armour and weapons of an existing base — rather like creating an avatar in an MMORPG.'
Interesting  3D-printing  Kickstarter  Gaming  gaming-minatures  technology  living-in-the-future 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Metal 3D printing and six key shifts in the 'second industrial revolution'
'From a 3D printer that you can build from stuff lying around the house to 3D printing steel, food or plastic in the home'
3D-printing  awesome  interesting  living-in-the-future  technology 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sony files patent for vibrating 'SmartWig' - Telegraph
'would include ultrasound sensors, a camera and laser pointer, creating a subtle wearable computer than could provide sat-nav style directions or monitor your health'
weird  technology  wearable-technology  living-in-the-future  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Proverbial Wallets Keep You Informed About Your Spending
'the pocket-sized cases are meant to help you pay better attention to your spending at a time when most of your transactions are done using debit cards and credit cards, instead of cash'
technology  living-in-the-future  gadgets  money  clever  interesting  internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone
Dear BBC; try and get someone who understands crowdfunding to write about it? 'Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.' — no it wouldn't, as it doesn't *get* the cash unless it reaches the goal.
BBC  crowdfunding  living-in-the-future  technology  fail  news  smartphones  phones 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Aye, robot: Scotland's rise of the machines
'Robots are to be placed into the homes of people with dementia as part of a pilot on the Western Isles, but it is just one of many uses machines are being put to in Scotland amid a wider debate on robotics.'
Scotland  robots  posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  interesting  old-people  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again | VICE United Kingdom
'wouldn't you rather just ingest a tasteless form of sustenance for the rest of your life and never have to go through that tedious rigmarole of opening and eating a pre-made sandwich or enjoying a huge hungover fry-up ever again?'
SCIENCE!!!  posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  amusing  food  wtf  weird  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Warren Ellis » Download Wristbands, or: How To Give Books Away At Parties
'There’s something to be said for learning from the awful, twisting spasms of the music industry.'
music  books  living-in-the-future  technology  advertising  clever  interesting  ebooks  internet  business 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?
"These three things... have dispelled the idea that quantum mechanics had nothing to say about biology."
SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  interesting  weird  biology  quantum-physics  science 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atooma Is Like An IFTTT For Mobile And It’s Insanely Clever | TechCrunch
'Actions can be triggered by shaking the phone horizontally or vertically; based on the level of daylight; whether a headphone is plugged/unplugged; whether the phone is on WiFi or not. And there are many, many others, tied in to SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, GPS and others.'
posttofacebook  internet  phones  living-in-the-future  technology  apps  clever  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive
'Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.'
posttofacebook  space  technology  Star-Trek  via-#maelfroth  science  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  awesome 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Injured bald eagle gets new 3-D printed beak | Grist
'designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty’s lost upper mandible.'
living-in-the-future  posttofacebook  clever  technology  awesome  3D-printing 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The cult of TED
'Once a select forum of the great and good, the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference now has millions of avid online fans. How did an elite ideas-sharing gathering go mainstream?'
comment-is-free  living-in-the-future  media  technology  culture  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve Economics | Valve
The lead in post for their blog on economics; on how they came to have an economist in residence. Randomly, one of his books was published by one of the companies in the building my work used to be in (Zed books)
small-world  living-in-the-future  technology  computer-games  economics  gaming  geeky  awesome  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The future of Google Search: Thinking outside the box
Reminds me of the 'agents' in Charles Stross' books or Eclipse Phase; AIs that have a good idea of what you're interested in, go and look for it, and bring it back to you.
posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  information  media  technology  interesting  Google 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Monmouth to be world's first ‘Wikipedia town’ - Telegraph
'‘Monmouthpedia’ project includes 500 new articles in 25 languages, as Wikipedia seeks to offer comprehensive coverage of an entire town.'
living-in-the-future  awesome  information  culture  wikipedia  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nano Ink 'Tattoo' Could Monitor Diabetes: Discovery News
"injectable nanotech ink" makes it sound like something out of Shadowrun or Cyberpunk
(Edit: Old story, but variations on this are still being worked on)
posttofacebook  via-theweaselking  living-in-the-future  medicine  technology  health  diabetes  Awesome 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Bots Seized Control of My Pricing Strategy
'with “Turing Test” we have a delightful futuristic absurdity: a computer program, pretending to be human, hawking a book about computers pretending to be human, while other computer programs pretend to have used copies of it.'
via-theweaselking  AI  computers  weird  wtf  living-in-the-future  amusing  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Superhero oil-burping algae will save the world • The Register
'The next energy revolution is coming - and promises the biggest disruption since the industrial revolution.'
energy  interesting  technology  awesome  living-in-the-future  environment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cutting-edge Mirasol display finally comes to e-reader • The Register
'The much-awaited Mirasol display has made its debut in an South Korean e-reader, offering the colour of LCD combined with the clarity, and power consumption, of electronic ink.'
technology  awesome  interesting  living-in-the-future  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Terminator-style info-vision takes step towards reality
'The streaming of real-time information across your field of vision is a step closer to reality with the development of a prototype contact lens that could potentially provide the wearer with hands-free information updates.'
interesting  science  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  awesome 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Eartscraper - Architecture stories - io9
'concept art for BNKR Arquitectura's Earthscraper, an inverted skyscraper shoved deep under the surface of Mexico City. '
interesting  awesome  architecture  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Thin Film Transforms Any Surface Into a Massive Multitouch Screen | Singularity Hub
'Open up a cardboard tube, roll out a transparent film just millimeters thick, apply it on a flat object and *tada* you’ve got an interactive touch surface.'
Awesome  SCIENCE!!!  technology  living-in-the-future  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Harvesting 'limitless' hydrogen from self-powered cells
'US researchers say they have demonstrated how cells fuelled by bacteria can be "self-powered" and produce a limitless supply of hydrogen.'
science  energy  environment  Awesome  living-in-the-future  interesting 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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