Have you ever stuck an EpiPen into your friend because they accidentally ingested something they’re allergic to? It’s frightening. Food allergies are no joke.
8 types of food account for around 90% of allergic reactions: milk, eggs, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, peanuts, soy and wheat so it’s technically possible that we could build a device to detect those elements. A new concept design called “The Nose” from Swedish design student Erik Borg of knegdesign in collaboration with Philips, helps you determine if the food is harmful for you or not. Borg writes that this is a concept of a personal food allergen detector helping to prevent severe allergic reactions and ease the pressure on hospitals.
Now, this is something your iPhone can not do….yet.
Check out the mockup here:
Alarm clock concept shreds your cash when you snooze
The Shredder Clock from WeTheUrban is an alarm clock concept that will shred your cash — or whatever else you put in there — if you fail to wake up.
The ultimate in morning motivators, this clock features no snooze button. You can put whatever you want into the clock’s shredder, but of course the level of motivation it provides is directly tied to what you put in there.
Time is money, friend.
The top 10 most talked-about gadgets this Christmas? BlackBerry PlayBook is in there.
Is it really less than two weeks to Christmas? It’s that time of year when we fill stockings with apples & oranges, and present toy train-sets and the latest hit doo-wop LPs to our nearest and dearest. Wait a minute…what year is this? Damn. Let’s start again.
With the digital revolution in full-swing, most ‘Dear Santa’ letters will have at least one new-fangled gadget on it. With that in mind, Meltwater Buzz , the social media monitoring platform, has been tracking what gadgets have been most discussed online in the lead up to Christmas.
To generate this analysis, Meltwater Buzz was used to examine the volume of online conversation across all social channels around some of the most talked about gadgets of 2011. The initial list was gathered from recommendations in top-tier gadget magazines and from the tech press.
Using search terms that included mentions of product names alongside festive words such as ‘Christmas’ and ‘Xmas’, global conversations were monitored across 200 million sources including Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other online channels.
The data was extracted and examined to establish which gadgets had generated the highest volume of online mentions. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Apple products took the top two spots. But there are a few surprises in there, with the BlackBerry PlayBook coming in at number 5 – could it be that people were saying “please don’t get me a BlackBerry PlayBook this Christmas?”. And the UK-only Virgin Media Tivo set-top box is at number 7.
This analysis was generated from online discussions that took place from November 22–December 12. Here’s the full top-10 list: