The common rule-of-thumb is that it should take roughly 2 minutes to properly brush one’s teeth, which pertains to using some elbow grease with a manual toothbrush to the convenience of electric toothbrushes. Now, the Unico, a “smartbrush mouthpiece” as its creators call it, claims that it will clean your teeth in only three seconds. Yes, THREE SECONDS; that’s 2.5% of the old rule-of-thumb’s time!! This sounds like it’s straight out of science fiction!!
Notorious smart homes like Tony Stark’s mansion in “Iron Man” and the futuristic 2063 abode in the cartoon series The Jetsons show off top-of-the-line home technology. These homes boast innovative, futuristic technology such as cordless vacuums, flat screen televisions and smartphone-controlled lighting. And, the best part is that all of these technologies are available today. But, if you’re looking for a personal hyper-intelligent assistant like Jarvis or Rosie the robot maid, you may have to wait until technology catches up a bit. For now, ditch your boring décor and opt for tech-savvy accessories instead. Read on after the break to find out how to bring your home into the 21st century. Continue reading “How Smart Is Your Home? (courtesy of SocialMonsters.org)”
Video games are an excellent form of entertainment, and has been since becoming popular in the country in the 1970’s. However, like most forms of entertainment, video games have been scrutinized for violence, mature adult themes, and — possibly my favorite — being nothing more than just a “dangerous time sink”, which is fancy talk for “time-wasting”. Alan Henry of Lifehacker posted this article on how video games can be treated as something more than just an “entertaining waste of time” back in February of last year, and was one of the best things I’ve read regarding video games truly being more than meets the eye. I recently came across the article again, and felt the need to share it on how video games can relieve anxiety, teach players new skills, and keep players motivated to complete tasks. Continue reading “Defending Video Games As Much More Than Entertainment”
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This week, why architects should design with their ears, Evernote launches the Smart Notebook, why should you be watching “Hey Ash, Whatcha’ Playin,” and Jerry Lawler’s AWA-Memphis brawl in 1981. Plus, the QUESTION OF THE WEEK! Continue reading “Acoustics, The EverNoteBook, HAWP & Brawler Lawler – PractitioNERD WIRed #15”
Starting later this year, the tiny-as-you-can-get Roku box that sat next top or under your television will no longer be a box. Soon, the next revisions of the online content streaming devices will be behind your televisions; plugged into your HMDI port, and will be shaped like a USB drive. Continue reading “Roku Box Transforms into the Roku Stick”