Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Ginger.io startup uses smartphones to detect mental illness

Ginger.io startup uses smartphones to detect mental illness

For most smartphone users, one's life is funneled through their handset in some manner, whether through searches or messages or other activities. In the grander scheme of things, the device also gathers behavioral data, including things like one's call record and location. Using this information, startup Ginger.io envisions identifying mental illnesses and their related symptoms when they arise.

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Novelty toaster will burn your selfie into bread

Novelty toaster will burn your selfie into bread

Spurred by silly news reports of people seeing faces in the random patterns on their toast, various novelty toasters have appeared allowing one to eat toast deliberately crisped with a certain pattern or face. Burnt Impressions has taken this a step further, deciding to appeal to the so-called narcissistic generation's love of selfies.

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Uber rolls out ice cream service (but only for today)

Uber rolls out ice cream service (but only for today)

Uber has had its ups and downs, and while the service has its fans, not everyone is excited about its presence in their cities. Perhaps in an effort to help sway opinions towards friendlier grounds (or just to get more people to sign up), the company has announced that today it will be rolling out a different kind of service: on-demand ice cream.

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Powered pants could usher in anti-gravity boots

Powered pants could usher in anti-gravity boots

An early 90s Wallace & Gromit cartoon has inspired University of Leicester students to develop a theory on how one might eventually be able to walk on the walls or ceiling. Though not exactly anti-gravity boots, the shoes would be powered by a vacuum and battery pack in one's pants, giving them gravity-defying abilities.

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