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.
Netflix, allowing users to set up individual profiles and share a single account, is likely to be accessed by multiple people: friends living in the same house, family members toggling the subscription. While convenient, that can pose a bit of a snafu -- watching a title you'd rather not let others know about.
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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans have been more than vocal about their concerns over the upcoming movie, with everything from the new character designs to hints about the origin story picking up criticism and speculation. Ahead of the release, the movie's director Jonathan Liebesman has addressed some of these concerns, talking everything from pizza to how the turtles got the way they are.
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.
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.