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Showing posts from March 12, 2017

Man Turned An Alexa Into A Talking Skull That Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

A tech geek has turned an Alexa, Amazon’s AI personal assistant, into a talking skull who will deliver information to you through its chattering teeth. The creepy cranium is also equipped with a set of unblinking eyes. If one is unfortunate enough to make direct eye contact with it, they will be left with a feeling that the bot has eaten a part of their soul.

Women's Headphone exploded on flight to Australia

A woman has singed hair and a blackened face after her battery-operated headphones exploded mid-flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The Australian woman had been sleeping on the plane on 19 February when she heard a loud explosion about two hours into the flight and felt her face burning. She threw her headphones to the floor.“They were sparking and had small amounts of fire,” the woman said in an Australian Transport Safety Bureau statement, released on Wednesday. “As I went to stamp my foot on them the flight attendants were already there with a bucket of water to pour on them.” Smoke and the smell of melted plastic, burnt hair and electronics filled the cabin for the rest of the journey to Melbourne.

Google's smart jacket with woven sensors launched in partnership with Levi's

Project Jacquard' announced in 2015, aimed to create textiles that can recognize touch gestures. The company has launched a working product now, the 'Commuter Trucker Jacket'. Connected to your smartphone, jacket can control calls and do a bunch of other things and now selling for $350 . The textile deploys conductive threads that the company created by combing thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns like cotton, polyester, or silk. Project Jacquard is