Netflix likes their employees to have fun. I just found out that the company conducts “hack days” where employees are given 24 hours to develop crazy and wacky gadgets for the movie company.
Two engineers just invented Mindflix, a special headband that helps you surf Netflix using your mind. All you have to do is move your head to the side to scroll, and then think “play” when you see a title you want to watch. This gadget could replace the remote control.
The Netflix’s engineers achieved this task by customizing a brain-reading headband made by Muse, which is usually used for guiding meditation. Muse measures whether your mind is calm or active. The headband is sensing brain activity and using the feedback to control certain pre-established actions.
Watch the video for a better explanation.
No word if Netflix plans to pursue this idea, but they told the press about it. That always means something.
Artists Debbie Carfagno and Michael Enns, both former master printers for pop-art icon Andy Warhol, will be demonstrating the Warhol innovative silkscreen process at the Williams McCall Gallery @ Frameworks, 3196 Commodore Plaza, Second Floor, Coconut Grove, Fl, 33133, 786-359-4321, Saturday, February 4th, 6pm.
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Carfagno and Enns worked for Warhol in the late 1970’s until his death in 1987. The artists will be offering audiences the opportunity to get “Warholed.” They will also be discussing the silk-screening process, as well as many of their experiences at The Factory.
Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s.
I have lived in New York City my entire life and I have never seen anything like this. There is one block on the westside of Manhattan that is decorated with strands of lights that make you feel like you are in the middle of a storybook. It’s truly a beautiful sight.
I’m not sure what the celebration was all about, but whoever decorated that street certainly knew how to use tree tops, lamp posts, and electric poles to create a winter wonderland. Fifty-sixth street between eighth and ninth avenues is not to be missed.
My girl friend Barbara O’Connell often sends me the most interesting things to post. I love “Just Benches.” If you can identify anyone of these, let me know. We want to know the location and installer.
I remember watching the episode of Shark Tank in 2013 when Charles Michael Lim scored big time, $1 million for his invention Breathometer. Breathometer is a device that measures someone’s blood alcohol content using their iOS and Android smartphones.
The Sharks loved it. Instead of awarding Lim the $250,000 he originally wanted for 10 percent of his company, all five sharks ended up giving him the $1 million for a collective 30 percent.
Eliot and I were cheering. It was such exciting moments for start-ups. I was so envious. I wanted the company as a client. I never pursued Breathometer, though I thought about it many times.
Forward to 2017. I just found out from CNET, a tech site, that Breathometer has now been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to return $5.1 million to its customers. The unit simply did not give accurate results. That’s very dangerous, since the users depend on complete accuracy to find out if they are sober enough to drive.
CNET said the $49.00 Breathometer promised to tell people their blood-alcohol content level within an accuracy matching police breathalyzers. That never happened.
The Burlingame, CA, company has taken on a new journey. Breathometer plans to release the Mint, an oral health tracker that tells the user if they have bad breath.
If you spend any time on social media, you know that a lot of people are very aggravated and frustrated by the current political situation. Most people who post on Facebook and/or Twitter don’t mind telling you just how they feel.
This could possibly cause a lot of headaches for peace-loving people who used to go to Facebook and Twitter for fun. That brings me to the subject of migraines. I came across a product, the Migraine Hat, that I just had to tell you about. It’s a $29,95 hands-free, wearable ice pack that is adjustable so it can be worn tight for compression or loose for cooling relief.
The company said,”This is a solution to the problem of working to reduce pain and discomfort for some migraine sufferers of which there are 37 million in the U.S. alone.”
The product does not claim to be a “headache” solution. A migraine is not a typical “headache,” which is the stigma the company is working to overcome.