Lots of security cameras around, but “Presence” from Netatmo won four innovation awards at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This is future stuff, because it won’t be available till next Fall at the earliest. But it is the edge of the wedge, as they say, and shows how sophisticated surveillance cameras can be.
In the 1950s, comedian and singer Jimmy Durante used to snap back at hecklers by saying “Everybody wants to get into the act.” Now, practically everybody is. Some shows are home produced, some get public funding, some copy well-known movies and TV shows. Thousands of people are out there on camera, and then they’re all Kickstarter.com is the leading site for people looking for funding to make new products, inventions and, yes, shows. Right now, this very real-life minute, 52,168 videos are still seeking or have already been funded by Kickstarter contributions. It’s happening all over the world: Bulgarians have put on an “Eat Me” song and dance show to get people to eat more vegetables. “The World of Tomorrow” […]
We use Google every time we have a question about anything, but some searches are better than others. Adding details helps. Compare the search for “Paleo diet,” with the search on “Paleo risks.” Without the word “risks,” you get a lot of promotional sites. Search on “gluten-free risks,” not “gluten free,” to get the full picture. Adding the word “myth” can also help when searching on health topics, such as “myths of soy.” Sometimes we add the words “side effects” or “dangers.” If something sounds like an urban legend, we copy and paste the whole phrase into Google.com. It’s often revealed as a hoax.
PoetryLoversPage.com was created in 1995 with one of the first complete collections of poetry by Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edgar Allen Poe. It also has the best of Robert W. Service, William Shakespeare and many others. Readers may also submit their own poems. The site still has a 1995 (early days for web sites) look, but the poems make it worth a visit.
With all the new 3D printers, new materials and new software, it’s hard to keep up. The information blasts can be dizzying. Senvol.com/database has a free search engine for sorting through all the materials and all the machines out there. We did a search on materials. First, we had the option to specify ceramics, polymer (plastic), sand, wax, composite or metal. But that was just the beginning. From there we could choose the tensile strength, the flexural strength and many other variables. There was another category for how well the material withstands various temperatures and another for the material’s hardness and density. The machine selection has 37 printer manufacturers to choose from and a lot more variables to specify. This […]
Google is about to focus lots of attention on health questions. These account for one out of every 20 searches. Though it isn’t available everywhere yet, when it is, you’ll see symptoms and treatments, illustrations, ages affected, and whether it’s contagious or not.