Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

VR Empathy Machine I’ve never been to Syria. Never been in a terrorist attack. Never experienced the confusion and fear, the loss of faith in my species in the face of senseless violence. But now I know just a little bit what it feels like. And it makes me want to help. What if you really could walk a mile in someone’s shoes? Shared perspective breeds understanding. Until now, though, the closest… Read More

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The Freedom Clip Breaks Coffee Pod DRM Because Java Wants To Be Free, Man

Screen Shot 2015-02-01 at 3.27.46 PM The latest Keurig K-Cup machines have a dirty secret: built into the little ground coffee pods that so many know and love is a nefarious form of DRM. A special ink found only on real cups (and damaged by use) ensures that you can only use “real” K-Cups, thereby preventing you from making your own pirate cups. But freedom’s just another word for sticking it to the man, and… Read More

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Milk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby

732e1b35ef0e08d40bb9baab425439e6_large As a parent I understand that gadgets like the Milk Nanny will be forgotten – like the Diaper Genie and the no-pacifier rule – five months into the severe sleep-deprivation experiment that is parenthood. As a gadget freak, however, I do think it’s pretty cool. It’s a simple device. The system holds an amount of formula and water. When you need formula you simply press… Read More

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