Cyborgs are coming…

At first I just wanted to talk about today’s discovery, but then I thought this was to important to be just another bill. Today, when we think of cyborg and human to computer interaction, we usually think of Apple rumored Iwatch, Google upcoming glasses. But in order to be enhanced, the interface has to disappear to connect the bodt directly to the computer. That’s what a recent product called myo wants to do. To have a quick idea of what it actually does, check the video:

this is for me far more advanced than any other product. the interface is absent. The body is the interface, like leap motion, bit myo doesn’t only work in front of a computer, it works everywhere, with drones, robots, computer, smartphones, etc. I clearly see a future where people will have the same, but miniaturized in their forearm, along with GPS accelerometers, NFC etc, and more conservative will just wear the arm band.  What do you think of that as cyborgisation of humanity ? I’de love to hear your thought about this, I’m so exited !

PS: I just preordered mine, and there isn’t a lot more if any left, as my command was 24000 out of 25000 !

 

 

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bluetooth headphone

You know all about the jambox right ? Ever searched for the equivalent for headphones ?

I did, and I found out the choice is very limited. Basically, there are only sport headphones, like this one:

not  really the same design as the jambox, right ?

well, there are three alternative: Beats bluetooth, which is just like any Beats headphones but wireless, the Jabra Halo, which isn’t that bad in design, but still not my cup of tea, and Tenqua REMXD.

The advantages of this one are his price, the classic design, and that it’s the only one exept the beats to be a minimal classy. Here is how it looks :

you see ? beautiful and minimal, no fancy glowing blue button, like on the sport ones.

The battery lasts 15h, which is plenty, and when you don’t have anymore battery, just in case you travelled 15h in the plane without the possibility to recharge it, you can plug in a double jack cable, which is provided.

Handsfree capabilities allow you to use the built-in mic to answer calls, automatically  pausing anything you were doing just before.

I’m going to buy one for myself, as it only costs 40$, and will probably make my fist first review after that. If you liked it, please like the post or reblog 🙂

design or function ? the Doorbot Wifi Doorbell.

Doesn’t this look wrong ? It’s supposed to be an high-tech doorbell, which I have no doubt it is, but the design… I’m speechless. It looks just like an elevator pannel. You don’t believe  me ? look at this picture and tell me the contrary:

There is even a glowing light ! “which floor are we going mom ?/ It’s not an elevator my son, just an ugly doorbell” And it’s made of “unibody aluminium”, in order to look like apple (or star wars, I don’t know). Seriously guys, aluminium isn’t the only metal on earth is it ? Of course the camera is 3 foot long, like every normal camera.

Appart from that, It’s a camera that can viewed from “anywhere in the world” from your Iphone( so you can make people believe you’re at home). The great feature I give in are the lokitron capabilities, which I’ve already talked about. When someone rings, you get instant one way video chatting, and a lock/unlock button, if a lockitron is connected to your network.

Overall, it’s a great product in a shitty design. I think I will wait to have one with Lockitron neat design, not this elevator functional object.

Have a good holiday ! And thank you very much :)

I am going skiing for half a month in valloire, and I’m going to learn about freeride snowboarding. As an infortunate result I won’t be able to post anything new during this period. Instead I scheduled some old but great post in order not to be out of the game totally. After that, I’ll be leaving to Bath on a school trip. After this is the exam week, but I’ll do my best to provide at least a few posts. I know time linger when I don’t post anything, but you’ll have to get over it 😉 And I’ll never thank you all enough for reading my blog, I won 4followers this week. It may not seem a lot, but it’s a great achievement for me. I also did more than 100 views one day, and that’s something I’m amazingly proud of. Thank you 🙂

Letter to my dear followers :)

All right guys ! I have 22 followers and a growing audience (I did 52 views yesterday) ! What’s more, I just published my 100th post, even thought I reblogged a few. It seems you enjoyed my wallet round up, so I’m thinking about continuing into this round-up i a week habit.
This is where you come in. I need to know what you want me to talk about in the next round-up

  1. Innovative Iphone accessories
  2. Design for Home.
  3. 3D printers
  4. Any other ideas ?

Don’t you think Design for home is gonna be boring stuff, I have a few great sources which will make it interesting.

thanks so much for following https://design4youandme.wordpress.com/, you are all awesome 😀

fitness watch or smart watch

Why not both ? recently, fitbit, UP, and fitbug released their product, and they all insist on how small and lightweight it it, therefore with no screen. Is it really important to ditch the screen to increase mobility ? I don’t think so. Because smart watches are becoming more popular everyday (I almost bought the 250$ from the duty free airport), I strongly believe a product that is both will soon emerge. Will it be fitbit, Jawbone, or a unknown company on kickstarter ? recent succes from peeble makes me think this is what’s going to happen, sometime this year. let’s look at a few fitness watches, then some few smart watch:

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Although the fitbit is the best tracker to date, you still have to get your smartphone out to check your progress etc. with the new products coming up, you will be able to share your performances on socal networks, research on internet a good running path, and of course call and send sms. Siri seems also like a probability that can’t be excluded. What’s more it seems like something actually useful while running, doing sport you know. I used to believe Apple could still innovate and produce this watch. What a fool I have been.

How the World Will End (Pt. 2)

Abraham Thinkin'

This is part two of a series (Part 1) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Two, I describe a few of the most likely ways in which the world as we know it could end due to Natural Disasters from Space. Cheers to the end of the world!

We’ve all seen the movies: asteroids and comets, earthquakes and volcanoes, solar flares and gamma-ray bursts…all natural ways in which our world can come to an end. And while the most…

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