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Quite an eventful first week in Vancouver but everything happens for a reason! Currently, I'm a stranger in my own country! It's been odd but exciting. I've got lots planned before I leave for France... sunny days ahead...
Saturday, May 3, 2014
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Monday, April 28, 2014
I know, I know... Im going to hell because I laughed... but it was the best 6 seconds of my day!!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Google announced in January that it was developing a smart contact lens that could continually monitor blood glucose levels of Type 2 diabetics. It has been announced that Google is also working to create a contact lens with an integrated camera that would help people with visual disabilities.
The lens is meant to work like this: a small camera will be embedded out of the way of the pupil so it will not obstruct vision. Blinking activates the sensor for the camera. An advantage to using this lens instead of something like Google Glass is that the camera is able to follow the eye’s precise movement. Even the smallest sideways glance will still allow the camera to face the point of interest. The data collected by the camera can be processed to recognize a variety of properties including faces, motion, color, light, and certain objects.
If someone with a visual impairment is wearing the lenses and is, say, about to step off the curb while there is traffic present. The lens, which can be linked to a smartphone, will give an auditory warning for the wearer to stop, and then let the user know when it is safe to cross. The facial recognition could help the wearer identify friends and family by connecting to a database. There is also the potential for law enforcement to use the technology to spot persons of interest or those with outstanding warrants.
Of course, the lens isn’t only for those who need help visually navigating their surroundings. It will also be able to take regular pictures hands free. The developers also hope to be able to zoom the camera in, reducing the need for binoculars. While this does seem pretty handy in some circumstances, it seems fairly creepy for others. Keep your blinds closed, guys.
At this stage, the lens is still theoretical, but a patent application was filed on the design back in 2012. There is no telling when or if this product will be available on the open market.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Weather experts have been baffled by a black ring which appeared in the sky on Friday evening. The circle resembles a giant smoke ring but Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service said that there had been no reports of fire at the time of the sighting. Some people think it is made up of millions of bees or other insects.
A schoolgirl was stunned when when she looked into the sky to see this enormous unexplained black ring. Georgina Heap, 16, was playing tennis with mum Jo when she was stopped in her tracks by the fascinating sight. Gazing into the sky, the pair saw a clearly defined black circle which looked like a giant smoke ring. The ring remained there for around three minutes before disappearing completely. The spectacle, which took place near Leamington Spa on Friday evening, has stumped officials.
That honey badger is smarter than most people I know.
Did anyone else start humming the great escape theme?
PERHAPS ONE OF THE MORE DISTURBING THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN.
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Hey, it's normal for Chinese to groom themselves in public.
This is why I never want to go to Asia.
At 12:53 a.m. ET, the Earth will begin to position itself between the sun and the moon for the first of a series of four total eclipses to conclude in September 2015. The series is a rare occurrence in history, with the next one starting in 2032.
Add Tom Hiddleston to the mix and you've got the recipe for a world domination elixir.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
his royal highness Prince George of Cambridge casually chucking up a deuce as he leaves the hospital.