Although it originally aired in 1995, there is a scene in a classic X-Files episode titled “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” that I remember to this day. My memory of the entire story is a bit hazy but I do recall that a great character actor named Peter Boyle portrayed “Clyde Bruckman”, an enigmatic but jocular psychic. In one of his darker moments Clyde asks one of the series’ protagonists, agent Fox Mulder, if he would like to know how he is going to die.
Having a green-thumb isn’t a necessity to be a tech-geek, but for those that whisper sweet nothings to their green leafed friends, the Flower Power app by Parrot is the perfect gardening companion.
Using a wireless accessory shaped like a forked rod, the device is plunged into the soil next to your favorite plant. The app then monitors the plants stats in real-time. The information is pushed via Bluetooth to an iPhone app so you can be aware when your budding baby needs attention. The app catalogues over 6,000 plants by various characteristics, allowing for any green-thumbed environmentalist to be aware of the growing powers of their plant.
What if your table could stream music? Would that be cool? Is it worth a hefty price tag? We’re not sure, but we do think it’s noteworthy. Combining beautiful design and technology, the Wireless Music Streaming Table allows you to stream music from you favorite device and let the sounds emanate from within its table frame.
Under its glass surface is an Apple AirPlay-compatible wireless unit to stream tunes from your iPhone or favorite radio station. The table just needs to be plugged into a standard 230V wall socket and you can then be free of the obtrusive looking speaker systems that usually clutter up a minimalistic workspace.
If your interviewing someone based on a CV you know you could be in a spot of meeting someone that is a complete waste of time in the first 20 seconds. And when you realize that early on, you waste another 29 minutes going through the small talk and pre-requisite questions even though you have no intentions of going any further in the hiring process. To help facilitate that from ever happening again Ziggeo lets you screen candidates by watching their videos before you meet.
You provide candidates a Ziggeo (currently in beta) link, where you pose a few questions. Interviewee’s respond by recording him or herself and clips are then submitted directly to you for private screening. The opportunities for pre-screening can be endless: job candidates, internes, babysitters, roommates, casting calls, maybe even removing the awkwardness of blind dates.
Buy your favorite color: Orange, Purple or Pink. Don’t use it as eye-shadow, instead apply it to your hair. And you’re done, show off your brightly colored hair. The Kevin Murphy Color Bug is a new way to change your hair color, without the hourly long process of applying hair dye.
Developed as a way for models to change hair color without the commitment of dyeing all while applying it on a whim in a full on bright color. One day a model or yourself may want a crazy wild hair color, but then usually the next day it isn’t as desired and because its usage is for such short periods the application should be quick, simple and doable by oneself. Color Bug is a wipe on, wipe off color application for your hair available in pink, purple, orange and white – not just for models.
The easiest way to find the perfect pair of glasses for you. Ditto.
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Dealotto combines the excitement of the lottery with the savings of daily deals. Daily deals for the lucky, Dealotto is a site where how much you save depends on how lucky you are. From icons, WordPress themes, vector files, plugins, textures and many more types of tools you can find, what feels like, almost anything.
With a clever sharing mechanism in place as well, those that share Dealotto with friends and family earn real money, which can be used in their daily deal lottery. Daily deal sites aren’t new, but these twists show us there still is a place for value opportunities by adding a little fun to a startup genre.
Scoopinion is a web app that brings you the most pertinent stories, which are prioritized, based on your interests. The sources of the news and headlines that arrive in the app are from those you trust the most. Pooling news worth reading. But once it’s all pooled, what do you do with it, there’s no way to read it all? Luckily, Scoopinion features a story that it believes will be a read you will gain the most out of.
You can curate stories from Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, New York Magazine and many more. Not only just a personalized magazine, detailing information you want to know about from various sources, it also features a ‘Favorite Authors’, ‘Top Scoring’, and ‘Just In’ filtering.
It’s one thing to find a popular restaurant, but what do you use to help decide what to eat when there? You could go through tips and feedback on Foursquare or Yelp, another option is to use Dish.fm. Dish.fm helps you discover the best dishes at any restaurant with confidence.
Having analyzed over 3,000,000 reviews for San Francisco and New York, pulled from Yelp, Foursquare and other sites, in one quick glance you can learn what is the best dish, drink or dessert to order.
Europeans they say work to live, while North Americans live to work. If you fall into the latter then the Badu watches could be the cure for stress that impacts many every day. Alerting and reminding those that adorn the new wristwatch to relax, Bandu watches can help the 40 million Americans diagnosed with clinical anxiety.
200,000 prescriptions for sedative drugs are written out each year, but people still are inflicted with stress. Pressures of building a startup, balancing work and family life, or general fatigue can all play roles in impacting entrepreneurs and people in general. To help deal with this, four neuroscientists from MIT built a prototype watch that senses and monitors perspiration, respiration and heart rate along with movements to determine ones’ stress mode.