OOOOh DAMN Now this is some real cool shit right here. A mini drone specifically designed to take selfies, that fits in the back of your iphone case, which you CONTROL with your iphone, AND charges via iphone!
All you do is slide Airselfie out of the case and let it fly up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, where a 5MP camera will be able to take pictures of you and store it in its 4GB internal memory. The drone is also able to record HD-quality footage. There are three flight modes, with the simplest being “Selfie Mode”; presumably this means it’ll just park itself at a distance and take pics. The purpose-built case comes with its own battery, so it’ll charge the drone when not in use, giving it a 3 minute flight time.
Compatible smartphones include the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. For those without a compatible phone, a separate power bank is available that can be used to charge the drone up to 20 times. It also sports a Micro-USB port that can be used for charging.
It’s currently undergoing some crowdfunding, with a €179 (US$189) pledge securing you a drone, a phone cover and a Micro USB cable. Shipping is slated for March 2017.
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.
The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.
In this way, our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.
The game done changed. Try it for yourself.
250 Words Per Minute
350 Words Per Minute
500 words per minute
Florian Kräutli has developed an ingeniously simple alternative called the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard. By placing an iPhone on any surface, that surface becomes a keyboard. Technically, the phone’s accelerometer is measuring vibrations on that surface. Kräutli’s software maps those vibrations to a point of origin on the table. And when the phone can “see” where you’re tapping, you can have a QWERTY keyboard on any tabletop.
Its still in its early stages of development, but its amazing technology that im sure we’ll be seeing a lot of in the future
We’ve all been there before: you can’t find your phone, and there’s no one around to call it, so that you can track it down. ‘I Can’t Find My Phone’ is your friend when you don’t have a real one at the ready. Type your number into the site and it will give your phone a ring, before reminding you to have a great day.