|A “smart” motorcycle helmet could let drivers see in all directions, while looking only ahead.
Credit: Skully Helmets
AUSTIN, TEXAS — A company that makes augmented-reality motorcycle helmets was named the best wearable tech company at a technology competition here at South by Southwest Interactive festival Sunday night (Mar. 9).
A total of 48 startup companies competed on Saturday and Sunday, in six categories including wearable tech, entertainment/content,enterprise/big data, health, social and innovative world technologies. Three teams were named finalists in each category, and the winning teams each took home $4,000.
The winner of the wearable category was the Silicon Valley startup Skully Helmets, creator of an augmented-reality motorcycle helmet. The helmet has a 180-degree rear-view camera that projects images to a transparent headset display, so the driver’s eyes can see around them in every direction, while never having to leave the road ahead. [Images: The Best Wearable Tech of SXSW 2014] ~Source: livescience.com
Check out more at skullyhelmets.com
Coca Cola is the most recognized trademark in the world, and it is the world’s second-most famous word after “Hi.” However, the drink itself is a real poison to the human metabolism. The level of acidity of coke is almost the same as the acidity level of battery acid. In addition to that Coke can clean dirty surfaces almost the same to and often much more better than the most used toxic household cleaners.
Clean water is more expensive than a bottle of Coca Cola in many countries. Coke has done a lot of efforts in advertising to get people consumer blindly this beverage that is very destructive for our body.
Those who consume sodas such as Coca Cola have a 48% increase in heart attack and stroke risk, compared to people who do not drink the sodas at all or did not drink them every day. A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The carbonation in Coke causes calcium loss in the bones through a 3-stage process:
- The carbonation irritates the stomach.
- The stomach “cures” the irritation the only way it knows how. It adds the only antacid at its disposal: calcium. It gets this from the blood.
- The blood, now low on calcium, replenishes its supply from the bones. If it did not do this, muscular and brain function would be severely impaired.
But, the story doesn’t end there. Another problem with most Coke is it a…” ~Source: worthytoshare.com
Remember to set your clocks ahead tonight before ya go to bed. Oh, and while you’re at it check the safe devices, which I know you won’t Stupid DST, now I loose an hour of sleep!!!
I don’t know about you guys, but reading novels for me is a luxury. With work, kids, house and a ton of other responsibility, finding time to read a book is next to impossible. However, this app could change that. It’s accomplished with rapid serial visual presentation and word-eye alignment.
“The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology.
Other apps have offered up similar types of rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on mobile devices in the past.
However, what Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters…” ~Source: Elite Daily
I emailed TekSavvy a few days ago regarding the new overage charges being implemented and I just received info about overage notifications. The email is below.
As of April 1st, we will send a series of email notifications to the email account on file that your account is approaching its bandwidth limit. These notifications will be sent as your account hits the following thresholds, 75%, 90% and 100%.
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If hear anyone else tell me that this is your typical Canadian winter I’m gonna scream! Seriously Winter, enough’s enough!
I just received this email from TekSavvy about overages. I have a 300GB TekSavvy account, but I I don’t believe I’ve ever gone over my limit, so it’s not really a concern for me ATM. That being said, its info you should know if you’re a TekSavvy customers. Oh, note that the overage changes are different for their DSL and Cable customers! 300GB/mth might seem a lot to some, but if your streaming a lot of YouTube videos or have NetFlix, 300GBs can be eaten up pretty quickly. This is especially true if you have a family with techie kids. “As a valued TekSavvy customer, we want to let you know of some important changes to the way we currently bill for usage. As of April 1st, 2014, you will begin to see charges for overages if your account exceeds your monthly allocation. You can avoid these charges in a couple of ways:
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- As of April 1st, we will send a series of email notifications to the email account on file that your account is approaching its bandwidth limit. These notifications will be sent as your account hits the following thresholds, 75%, 90% and 100%.
Please ensure that your account information is up to date in MyAccount to ensure you receive these notifications. http://Myaccount.teksavvy.com What are my options when it comes to overages? TekSavvy offers unlimited bandwidth packages for all of our internet services. We encourage our customers who are heavy users of the Internet to take advantage of these packages. To change your account to Unlimited call us today at 1.877.779.1575. Does upload count toward my total usage? No, only download counts toward your usage total. Is there still unlimited downloading available from 2am to 8am? Yes, customers can still enjoy unlimited downloading during the hours of 2am to 8am.”
It seems to be a new way of transferring files over light. Could it be a wireless version of fiber optics? Pure Lifi built a ‘Li-1st’ device. It’s designed to send data signals with existing light from your lamp or ceiling light in a full duplex mode.
How this works sounds quite interesting and complex. It works like the power-line adapters you see on the market, but it is suited for lights essentially. It’s an Ethernet-wired device that connects to a standard LED light. So basically, the LED flickers at a whopping million+ times per second. It works like Morse code on cat-nip. There is a receiver to listen in on the code the light is sending out. To put it in simpler form, basically like how wifi works.
Warner Brothers and Markus Persson are working together to make a Minecraft movie. The success of “The Lego Movie,” it has possibly paved a way for a new form of movies in Hollywood (my prediction).
There was a tweet released by Markus himself someone was trying to leak the news about the Minecraft movie. He wrote, “Someone is trying to leak the fact we’re working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!” Well someone beat him to the punchline on that. He also said the tweet was the real deal.
Warner Brothers have acquired the rights to begin production of “The Minecraft Movie.” There is a huge interest caught, by the writers and directors. Rumor has it that Warner Brothers plans on turning this into a live-action film.
Taking a look at my side of this, I honestly feel that this movie will be a huge hit like “The Lego Movie.” Minecraft has been a very huge success since 2011. I found the game boring, but that’s be being the party pooper. I would like to see this movie myself.