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A billboard on a Stockholm subway platform comes alive each time a educate pulls into the station.
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If you’ve ever waited on a subway platform, you’re acquainted with that woosh of air that comes via the tunnel prior to a teach’s arrival. Swedish advert company Akestam Holst and manufacturing firm Stopp produced an advert for a new line of hair care merchandise that places that phenomenon to just right use.
The inventive Swedes put ultrasonic sensors in the back of video monitors on a subway platform in Stockholm. They then related the sensors to the monitor by way of a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
The video displays confirmed a lady with lengthy flowing hair. When the sensors detected the coming near educate they prompted the video picture to exhibit the girl’s hair flying round her face as if it had been being blown with the aid of the wind from the tunnel. Easy, however efficient. So efficient, in reality, that the firm left the advert for Apotek Hjärtat’s Apolosophy merchandise up for 5 days even although it had at the beginning handiest deliberate it as a day-lengthy stunt.
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I just lately got an e-mail from a reader, Raul, whose daughter is deaf in one ear. She loves track, however with headphones she’d simplest get one channel.
Whereas my preliminary idea was once for a quite easy repair, as I researched to be certain, it became out to be extra complicated than I figured.
A quick and lengthy resolution, to apply.
The quick resolution is this: a stereo to mono adapter. Particularly, and this is the necessary phase, a stereo male to a mono feminine. As in, the phase that plugs into the iPod is stereo (with two plastic rings, as considered above). These can be discovered in the type of an adapter plug, or a “Y” cable.
The reverse (mono male to stereo feminine) is some distance extra in style, however for what we’re speaking about, now not what we’re having a look for. Additionally, most “stereo to mono” Y cables purely cut up the sign, so every mono feminine finish is getting simply one channel.
The lengthy resolution
What has to occur is the stereo channels have to be blended down to a single channel, and that channel should be despatched to each ears. This manner, Raul’s daughter, and somebody else looking each channels in one ear, can get all the tune. There are plugs that do this, and cables. Radio Shack, Amazon, Monoprice, all have choices. Studying via the feedback on Amazon, it appears there are individuals who acquired this to work precisely as we’re discussing.
Then again, they don’t all the time work like that. There are a couple of wa… [Read more]
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Making headphones mono
Now not within you but.
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When I heard that Google’s Eric Schmidt had sat down to chat with a curiously trendy-looking Glenn Beck, I used to be hoping for questions like: “C’mon, Eric. Are you a commie?”
As a substitute, what ensued used to be a dialog about man and laptop attaining excellent solidarity, one thing that Lenin spectacularly failed to grasp.
Some would possibly suspect that, in Google’s eyes, such unity would contain Google being ready to regulate your arm as it reaches to scratch your head.
Schmidt, although, used to be at pains to put that thought to relaxation.
He stated: “Google does no longer have a connection within of your mind.”
Which doesn’t imply that it wouldn’t make Larry Web page sing Tosca in his self-riding Prius, will have to it ever come to cross.
Certainly, Schmidt then supplied this practice-up: “We’re now not that excellent. Possibly but. Possibly by no means.”
This uncharacteristic spurt of modesty definitely covers a burning want, you may think about, to flip people into the machines of the machines.
To this, Schmidt provided: “What we’re very just right at, if you seem to be at the AI is, we’re very excellent at having a look at historic patterns and, based totally on historic patterns, suggesting issues.”
Oh, sure. And simply as just right at with the exception of different issues. [Read more]
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Stunned at listening to a Steve Jobs funny story.
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One of the issues in making a comedy about Silicon Valley is that these in tech handle to make the Valley rather laughable with out any lend a hand.
It’s no longer as if the jokes write themselves. It’s that the protagonists are all too satisfied to write them for the target market.
The pleasure, due to this fact, for HBO’s new Mike Decide-helmed comedy “Silicon Valley” — premiering April 6 — is to someway make these jokes appear contemporary.
Not too long ago, HBO released a mini-trailer for this new exhibit, which printed that characters such as ladies may now not be taking part in a huge function in this probably “Entourage,” presumably “Ladies” rendering of existence in the digital cash pit.
Now, a longer trailer has been launched that deals extra (of the comparable) taste.
Right here we get a better style of Asperger-sort stereotypes, challenge capitalist wind, and coder frustration.
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First full trailer for HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ (with Steve Jobs joke)
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Why hassle twisting actual, plastic fingers when you can play twisting video games on an iPhone?
What’s the level of unpacking a board sport when you can alleviate boredom right away on an iPad?
Youngsters, you see, don’t want the trouble. They simply need rapid gratification. Sure, they’re little adults.
A learn about carried out through kid-training experts the Michael Cohen Group, suggests that contact monitors have overtaken all different types of playful satisfaction for children.
The research, which examined the world of Digital Youngsters, presentations that extra than 60 % of folks say their youngsters aged 12 and below play on contact monitors “ceaselessly.” And 38 % it seems that play “very frequently.”
May it be that at least 15 p.c don’t discuss to their oldsters at all?
These figures put the devices in advance of mainstay toys such as dolls, motion figures, puzzles, and board video games. Even building and blocks — that would imply Lego and the like — are some distance at the back of.
Welcome to the new world of play.
Michael Cohen, who led the analysis, … [Read more]
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Kids play with gadgets more than toys, study says