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People have been trying to predict the future since Nostradamus was a lad. We’ve been promised flying cars, teleporters and jet packs for years but none of them – as yet – have made it to the high street. However, futurologist Ian Pearson has a list of 10 hi-tech innovations that he claims will be surefire hits by 2030. A smart yoghurt, anyone? 1. Dream linking
Email Below I have compiled a list of 7 clever Google tricks that I believe everyone should be aware of. Together I think they represent the apex of the grand possibilities associated with Google search manipulation tricks and hacks.
Instructable user ineverfinishanyth wanted a way to power gadgets while camping, so he built a portable turbine that weighs in at only 16 ounces. Admittedly, it's not going to kick out enough juice to power your laptop, but it can handle powering rechargeable batteries or similar low-energy devices. The main appeal is its mobility, the motor and blade can easily be detached from the stand for easy packing and it should fit in any hikers backpack. Hit up ineverfinishanyth's full guide over on Instructables to find out how to do it yourself.
CRIME scene investigators could one day help solve murders without leaving the office. A pair of augmented reality glasses could allow local police to virtually tag objects in a crime scene, and build a clean record of the scene in 3D video before evidence is removed for processing. The system, being developed by Oytun Akman and colleagues at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, consists of a head-mounted display receiving 3D video from a pair of attached cameras controlled by a laptop carried in a backpack. This arrangement lets the wearer see their surroundings as normal while also allowing them to overlay virtual objects, which are placed using hand gestures. A menu appears to float over the left hand when the wearer holds it in front of them. Moving the left hand back and forth selects from a variety of tools, while the right hand serves as a pointer to tag objects in the scene, like blood spatter or bullet holes.
NAU /Screen capture Alex of Shedworking thinks this might be the the future of shedworking; It certainly could be the future of the home office. No worries of noise or distraction here; one climbs inside and has a digital experience that is intuitive and holistic, where your interface is not reduced to a mouseclick and two-dimensional analog of a writing desk.
The technology world is always exciting and unpredictable. It changes all the time. You never know what technology will be there in the next 5, 2, or even the next year. 30 years ago, nobody thought that everyone would need a personal computer. 20 years ago, our parents would never dream of a small, portable PC that we call laptop nowadays.
A home should be an expression of who you are. Sure, when you're young and broke, your room or apartment might be an expression of who your parents or the people who donate to Goodwill are, but gradually you collect items that express your personality, whether you receive them as gifts or purchase them yourself. If you are a technologically oriented geek, there are plenty of manufacturers and vendors catering to your tastes in home decor. Interactive LED Dining Table
Posted on January 12, 2012 by saya To have or not to have a tattoo is no more a bothersome problem, as you can now freely change its shapes or relocate the tattoo with the “moodINQ” Programmable Tattoo System. It utilizes a skin-safe proprietary E ink encapsulated pigment system, which not only lasts a lifetime but can be configured to display any design (or none!) That’s undeniably good news to tattoo fanciers, who could conveniently change their tattoos to suit their moods, while without any pain! Feel excited about that right?
Nick Allen Bloomberg Friday, December 22, 2006 It's Saturday night in Middlesbrough, England, and drunken university students are celebrating the start of the school year, known as Freshers' Week. One picks up a traffic cone and runs down the street. Suddenly, a disembodied voice booms out from above: ``You in the black jacket!
We received a great response from our feature on Klima Hotel (Bella Vista) , the semi-sumerged underground hote in Bozen, Italy , so we were pleased to come across 6 Fascinating Underground Homes on Inhabitat. Of course, you can’t book a stay in these places like you can a hotel, but they just might change your idea of a dream home. Green enthusiast and British football star Gary Neville’s house-to-be is hidden under the ground, save for the petal-shaped openings that flood the interior with light. The one-story, nearly 8,000 sq ft structure was designed to keep energy consumption to a minimum. Designed by the architects of SeArch and Christian Müller, this home in Vals, Switzerland is hidden on all sides save for one. By building the house underground, the architects were able to almost completely eliminate the need for heating or cooling in the winter and summer months.
Well, it’s finally happened. I’ve spent my entire life waiting for a contact lens that will act as a HUD (Head-Up Display) for displaying the things I find interesting and pertinent, like email notifications and social media pings. Students at Washington University working with the IEEE released a paper showing that they could create a contact lens containing an LED and a wireless antenna that was powered through an RF-charged storage capacitor. What does that mean? It’s a contact lens that can catch wireless signals to project an image into your field of vision.
I think some of the stuff is lovely - like the solar system coming out of the TV, but most of it just creeps me out. I don't want everything to be on glass, it just makes everything less tangible and less personal, almost cold. I like having curtains up to my windows, I like cooking on a gas hob, I like reading from a real book, and I like shopping for clothes by looking around the shop and browsing, not by watching them all move about on a screen.