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A team of researchers from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Defence Academy and TNO Defence, Security, and Safety are working on a little black box which can distinguish just how much of an emergency a caller has. In other words, you call 911 to report that your house is on fire, and a 'trained' computer figures out how desperate you are.
Today I found that when things look the most glum, there's a space within us that makes room for just a bit of levity. For me, I found it in one of the design spots I depend on for just such levity - Atypyk. These six new items from the fun pair of French creators are just enough to make you smile just when you or someone special needs it.
Go gaga (forgive me, I couldn't resist) over Polaroid's GL20 Camera Glasses, which lets you take pictures and view them right on the stylish glasses so you can check out your shots before you decide to print them out. That's right: Polariod has built a camera into a pair of glasses so you can take photos on the sly without skimping out on photo quality or in style.
We've all seen the studies- keyboards and cell phones generally contain more germs on their surface than a toilet seat. Kind of a disturbing statistic, if you think about it. I mean, we're putting our hands and faces on and against these things for what sometimes amounts to hours at a time. The potential number of illnesses you can pick up in this way is staggering, to say the least. And the fact is, disinfectant wipes can only do so much. Sure, they get rid of bacteria, but...there's more than just bacteria lurking on our electronics.
A company called Virwall Systems believe it has the answer.
A group of big-hearted programmers have set up and launched Belongings Finder, a site that will help Japanese people post things that they have found and items that they are looking for on the internet.