(Worldkings.org) Locks are all very well and good, but it always helps to have an extra layer of security that discourages bike thieves just a little bit more. British cyclists James Sheppard and Matthew Leach have developed just such a layer, in the form of the strobing, screaming Limpet.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 25, 2018 - The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope
(Worldkings.org) In a few months, the stethoscope will celebrate its 200th birthday. A medical breakthrough in 1816, it’s still a part of nearly every doctor’s visit today and a symbol of medicine itself.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 25, 2018 - App blurs video if you hold the smartphone too close to your face
(Worldkings.org) Conventional wisdom is that holding a smartphone too close to your face can cause myopia, or nearsightedness. It’s something you may have heard your parents or grandparents warn you about. Now you’ll get a warning from a very different source: Tencent’s video app.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 24, 2018 - Shanghai embeds traffic lights in the ground for distracted smartphone users
(Worldkings.org) Shanghai has a new way to deal with absent-minded pedestrians glued to their phones.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 24, 2018 - Magnetically Operated Surgical Tool Cleared for Weight Loss Operations
(Worldkings.org) Levita Magnetics, a Silicon Valley firm, won FDA clearance to introduce its Levita Magnetic Surgical System for use in bariatric procedures.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 23, 2018 - The Populele taught me how to play ukulele in 15 minutes
(Worldkings.org) Full confession: I've held a ukulele before, tuned one, and learned a few chords, all of which I've since forgotten. Compared to a guitar, it's a really easy instrument. There are only four strings, and they're so easy to press! But, like any stringed instrument, learning chords is a bit of a pain. If you have someone teaching you there's that awkward moment where they grab it from you and show you something and then you take it back and try to replicate their hand shape. Or they try to tell you what to do verbally:
(Worldkings.org) Always know when it is time to water your plants with the PlantRay Smart Plant Watering Reminder.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 20, 2018 - This gadget lets you sleep on airplanes without snuggling a stranger
(Worldkings.org) Ever drift off on a long flight, only to realize once you fell asleep, your head lolled to one side until it was resting on the shoulder of the stranger next to you? An odd Kickstarter gadget is vying to help travelers sleep comfortably on airplanes without snuggling with a stranger. The Napup Fly+ is a mix between a personal travel pillow, a sleep mask, and a pair of headphones all rolled into one without that head loll. It’s pretty much a “hug for your face,” Napup CEO and founder Ben Cohen-Gazit says.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 19, 2018 - Image-recognition travel app books trips based on photos
(Worldkings.org) At some time, we've probably all seen a photo of some great-looking place and thought "If I knew where that was, I'd go there." Well, the new Look&Book iOS/Android app can reportedly figure out where such photos were taken (within Europe, at least), and it proceeds to plan your flights.
(Worldkings.org) Free-standing candles have a tendency to dribble melted wax all over the place, while candles contained within glass jars can be difficult to light once they've burned down. The Lumos offers an alternative, in that it's a jar candle which you light simply by pressing a button.