Former Microsoft Exec Hardeep Walia and his company Motif Investing just launched an investment platform where you can trade stocks by theme rather than industry. So you can invest in “women” or “water shortage” – and although that sounds like some illegal trafficking, it’s not – read the details at the link.
I have a theory on Rom Coms and actually, I want to conduct a study on this: what happens when you raise kids with rom coms? And what happens when you raise them without? I bet those who have never seen a rom com in their teen years will have a more realistic grasp on life. ANYWAYS, we like this little video that explores the formula of romantic comedies.
If you’re like me and solve 95 percent of problems with Rock, Paper, Scissor you will not be happy with the invention of Janken. Janken is a robot that will beat you in every RPS game you play. How? The robot uses high-speed vision to analyze the position and shape of your hand to predict what you’re going to throw.
ISSUE 31: GALLIUM: We haven't heard the words "heat wave" this much since 1963 when Martha & The Vendettas sang a little ditty with that name. Okay, so we weren't around back then, but that's what our Grandmother tells us. She also has a theory on how technology has ruined potato peelers but we'll save that for another time.
To comfort dogs from separation anxiety, “WithMe Bone” is a concept bone that smells and sounds like the pet owner. The bone can be stuffed with a piece of worn clothing and small holes in the bones let the smell out. There is also a tiny voice recorder that plays back when the dog shakes the bone.
Technology that was originally developed to track missiles is now being used inside of NBA arenas to track each player as they shoot, pass and run around the court. This technology cannot just tell you a player’s shooting average BUT what his shooting average is after dribbling once, after dribbling twice, etc. This data could change how players are recruited & how the teams are coached. Out of the ten teams currently using this, four made the playoffs, including finalist Oklahoma City…
Using an algorithm, app Brewster examines your social networks, email and iPhone contacts too see who you interest with the most (or the least). You can then create lists of contacts based on those relationships, for example, you can create a list dubbed, “Who I tweet @ the most” and have access to their Twitter profiles, cell phone numbers and email address at your fingertips in a snap.