springwise:

Smart grill cooks food perfectly every time
Home cooking can be very rewarding when it goes right, but also kind of soul crushing when it goes wrong. Devices such as the Drop smart kitchen scale have already helped amateur chefs to avoid disaster by adjusting recipes on the fly if they accidentally veer from the instructions. Now Palate Home wants to take out the human element altogether, with an intelligent cooker that never undercooks or overcooks meals.the patent pending algorithm will make sure the food is never under-cooked or over-done. READ MORE…

springwise:

Smart grill cooks food perfectly every time

Home cooking can be very rewarding when it goes right, but also kind of soul crushing when it goes wrong. Devices such as the Drop smart kitchen scale have already helped amateur chefs to avoid disaster by adjusting recipes on the fly if they accidentally veer from the instructions. Now Palate Home wants to take out the human element altogether, with an intelligent cooker that never undercooks or overcooks meals.
the patent pending algorithm will make sure the food is never under-cooked or over-done. READ MORE…

I don’t think I’m going to be an early adopter of these types of refrigerators.

futurescope:

Legacy Futures #1: Talking Refrigerators

Ladies & Gentleman, the moment you have been all waiting for:

Introducing the talking flat-pack marketing future T9000 Four-Door Fridge Freezer from Samsung with Arduino Sensors and simple AI to promote itself and its features.

Why? Honestly, I’ve absolutely no idea. But PSFK describes the intention of Samsung as follows:

This non-intrusive, personalized experience for shoppers, made them feel comfortable exploring the new fridge in their own time, without the need for pushy sales people interfering. A brand new T9000 refrigerator was placed in-store, with motion sensors installed inside. When movement was sensed in any of the interior compartments, the sensors activated a voice playback that spoke to the shopper and explained the fridge’s individual features and benefits.

The Talking Fridge has a sticker on the front, greeting customers and instructing them to open the door if they’d like to get to know the refrigerator better. There are other tags inside, with different elements that can be manipulated by customers in order to hear more information about them, including a foldable shelf, an easy slide shelf, and a big box.

A tablet next to the fridge enabled users to explore its many features on a mobile app, such as timeless design, smart organization, and optimum freshness. Visual guides with videos showed them all the details about aspects like the triple cooling system, which maintains optimal temperatures in every compartment for longer-lasting freshness.

It’s horrible in so many ways… Just think of your local electronics store in the near future featuring fridges, washing & coffe machines, tablets, hairdryer etc. talking to you with the voice of your favorite starlet, texting you relentlessly near-field mobile push notifications and showing you 24/7 exaggerated video advertisements.

Ah, almost forgotten. Did I mentioned, that all devices will be connected to social media (yay!) & supervise you & your friends (boo!)? Joys of the interconnected world.

[T9000] [via psfk]

Car’s Rooftop Device Makes Electricity From Rushing Wind

txchnologist:

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by Michael Keller

There are more places for electric vehicles to get power than just onboard batteries and stationary charging stations. Korean university and Samsung engineers say they have created a generator that makes electricity from flapping materials.

Their prototype, which can be mounted to an automobile’s roof, harnesses the triboelectric effect. This is the same phenomenon that causes a static charge to build up when a person walks across a carpet or a glass rod is rubbed with silk.

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AccuVein AV400 Uses Infrared Technology to Find Veins

Very cool technology that’s sure to make a big difference for medical professionals and patients alike!

Company Website: http://www.accuvein.com/

Via KSLA:

The system is designed to help healthcare professionals locate veins for venipuncture. It uses a safe beam of light, projected onto a patient’s arm, to reveal a map of the peripheral veins on the skin’s surface. 

According to a statement released by Willis Knighton, venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure worldwide with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. Studies reveal that up to one third of attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort as well as additional costs. Improving first-stick attempts is a major goal for healthcare providers around the world.

Even the most experienced healthcare professionals can have difficulty accessing veins safely and quickly the first time. While this will be available for use on adult and pediatric units throughout the hospital, the patient care staff will find it especially helpful with patients who are dehydrated, obese, have low body temperature, whose veins roll and those who have had frequent venipuncture during treatments.

"This is going to be good for the nursing staff but even better for our patients," said Georgia Stephens, MSN, RN, patient care coordinator for staff development at Willis-Knighton Medical Center. "It illuminates the arm so the veins are easy to see. The AccuVein System does not touch the patient. Its use will enhance the comfort and safety of the patient and increase nursing efficiency."