Forebruary is a wall calendar that you do not need to replace every year. The movable frame above the surface contains the month needed.
- Ilya Birman
Creepy Face Recognition Messenger App
Pocket Avatars is a new over-the-top mobile messaging app with a fun twist.
Yeah, right. Superlative advertising means crappy TOS. Pocket Avatars Privacy Statement:
The Pocket Avatars mobile application is a messaging service that combines facial gestures and audio recordings to create animated avatar messages. The service includes a mobile application, storefront and website that enables the user to create messages, make purchases, and to perform account management functions. To deliver this service Intel Corporation will have access to your contacts, name, email address, mobile number, audio messages submitted, facial gestures submitted, device information, and other demographic information that you choose to provide. Intel will only use this information for the purpose in which it was collected and will not share or repurpose this information without first securing your consent. Intel will also gather information about your device and the use of this application to assess application usability and performance; this information will be collected using a third party service (Localytics), which may include the sharing of anonymized data with authorized parties. To learn more about Localytics privacy practices, please visit http://www.localytics.com/privacy-policy/.
A new project from the burrito chain and author Jonathan Safran Foer puts some intelligent musings in front of you as you stuff your face.
The next time you eat a burrito, it might come wrapped up in a poem or a little philosophy from a Harvard professor. Starting today, Chipotle will be rolling out a new line of oddly literary packaging—bags and cups printed with new writing both from authors you might find in the New Yorker as well as comedians like Sarah Silverman.
Piamo Microwave Espresso Machine
A cup of fresh espresso made with ground coffee/pad and a microwave.
Big ideas like this one start conversations and new thinking that bring by great innovations. I love this concept by Priestmangoode:
The Moving Platforms concept was designed to address the infrastructure shortcomings that inhibit the optimum functioning of high-speed rail. Local trams connect to a network of nonstop high-speed trains. When a moving tram docks with a moving train, passengers can embark and disembark, transferring passengers to and from their local destinations without forcing the high-speed training to slow. The tram, in effect, acts as a moving station.
One day in 1945, a man named Percy Spencer was touring one of the laboratories he managed at Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts, a supplier of radar technology to the Allied forces. He was standing by a magnetron, a vacuum tube which generates microwaves, to boost the sensitivity of radar, when he felt a strange sensation. Checking his pocket, he found his candy bar had melted. Surprised and intrigued, he sent for a bag of popcorn, and held it up to the magnetron. The popcorn popped. Within a year, Raytheon made a patent application for a microwave oven.