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How to Live Forever [Infographic]

Do you ever wish you could live forever? Like the vampires? As an immortal? Well, now you can — or almost can. Enjoy!

How to Live Forever [Infographic]

Via The Smoking Jacket

Google’s Testing Out Automated Cars

Automated cars are not something new. Remember David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight in the TV series Knight Rider back in 1982?

David Hasselhoff in "Knight Rider"

Well, the possibility of having automated driver-less car will soon become a reality especially when Google reveals that it has been testing out a fleet of automated Toyota Prius cars on its blog.

According to Google, "Our automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain."

What’s your thought?

Rape aXe, the Anti-Rape Device with Teeth

South-African Sonnet Ehlers has created a revolutionary , an anti-rape device with "teeth" called "Rape-aXe".

Rape-aXe is a flexible polyurethane condom-like tube that fits into the woman’s body. Rows of jagged plastic hooks line the inside of the tube — bent backward like teeth in a shark’s mouth — and lodge in a perpetrator’s penis upon entry. The perpetrator can withdraw from the woman, but the Rape-aXe remains clamped on. Trying to pull it off will cause discomfort.

Though the device causes great distress, it does not draw blood, Ehlers says, which is crucial in areas where HIV/AIDS rates are high. A man must seek medical attention to have the Rape-aXe removed. Until then, he cannot urinate, essentially tagging him until he gets to a hospital, she explains. Ehlers says she consulted an engineer, gynecologist and psychologist on the design.

Awesome device or another piece of junk? Do you think the device will reduce the number of rapes worldwide?

Watchspot Is Going to Change the World

Clockspot is an online time clock that enable employee time tracking by phone or computer. It lets employees to clock in and out anywhere.

Clockspot is currently organizing a contest (where winners get to win an iPad) with the following topic: -

If you were responsible for producing the next revolutionary technology, what would it be?
How would you use Clockspot to help your endeavor?

Watchspot

Introducing Watchspot, the next state-of-the-art innovation that is going to "Change the World".

Wristwatch
Wristwatch (Photo credit: The Future of Things)

Watchspot uses a wristwatch (or a bracelet) combines with web technology.

What It Does?

Watchspot monitors a person’s health thoroughly and keep track of his or her records on an online website. The wristwatch is interconnected to the human body and a highly sophisticated computer system. Watchspot is able to: -

  • Watch your daily intake of calories and the calories you burn
  • Record down your daily activities in video format through a small camera on the wristband watch
  • Help you to lose weight by recommending the daily calories intake based on your daily activities
  • Help you to lose weight by recommending the daily activities you can take (i.e. Run for 10 minutes, Swim 15 laps) based on your daily calories intake
  • Record down your blood type, your normal pulse, your blood pressure, your BMI among others
  • Serve as a medical record in hospitals/clinics
  • Save your life when the need arises by alerting hospitals or police departments

Watchspot Full Diagram
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How It Works?

Watchspot uses breakthrough technology of a microchip embedded in a wristwatch or bracelet and is interconnected to an online profile on a website. It is Bluetooth-enabled to let you share health information with doctors or personal trainers on the spot. It has a camera which automatically record a video of yourself when your heartbeat/pulse changes tremendously and send the video to store in your online profile. Watchspot also uses GPS technology in the wristwatch (or bracelet).

Integrates with Clockspot

Watchspot can be integrated with Clockspot, the online timesheet to further enhance its tracking abilities. Through the integration, you can enable sharing of your daily sports/gym activities with your co-workers and employers. In return, you can organize a tennis match together, or let your employers know you have clocked out for a gym workout instead of stealing time for something else (since Watchspot has the ability to record your activities through its camera technology and your whereabouts through its GPS). With the integration, employers will know you’re in the location you’re supposed to be or whether you really went for a full marathon after you complaint your feet ache because of a marathon.

Scenarios

Imagine the world where many lives are at stake but with Watchspot revolutionary technology, many lives can be saved.

In Case of Emergencies

Imagine a man is dying because of lost of blood and are in need of a donor with a rare blood type. With Watchspot, you have almost your entire medical record available in your wristband watch and your online profile, which is interconnected to all the hospitals worldwide. And the location of the available donors are in your fingertips.

Assist Criminal Investigations

Watchspot can be your lifesaver when the need arises. With its high-tech video technology, the videos recorded by Watchspot can be a vital evidence for criminal investigations as well since Watchspot automatically record a video of yourself or your surrounding when your heartbeat/changes and even if the criminal trashes the watch or bracelet, he won’t be able to retrieve the videos sent to your online profile.

Act As Personal Doctor/Nurse

Watchspot can also be used to monitor an elder person’s health or a person just recovering from a surgery. When his or her pulse changes tremendously, a signal is sent to the person’s online profile, which in return is monitored by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital. And in case of emergency, the signal will trigger the need to send an ambulance without the need of the person’s actual whereabout (since it has GPS technology and since not everyone’s at his/her home or office all the time).

Lost in the Woods

If you ever get lost in the woods, Watchspot can be a livesaver as it has a GPS to tell your whereabout and you can send an emergency signal to Watchspot and rescue will be on the way.

Conclusion

There are of course, many other scenarios imaginable. With so many benefits, Watchspot is going to "Change the World". However, it has one fallback though. If anyone planning on cheating on his/her wife/husband, please take off the wristwatch/bracelet because the watch/bracelet has the ability to record down videos of your activities when your pulse changes. LoL!

Watch this video of Heroes’ Peter and Claire with Finger Eleven’s "Change the World". Enjoy!

World’s First Sex Robot Unveiled

World's First Sex Robot
World’s First Sex Robot

What about a sex robot who can chat about football and cars and move like a real woman?

Douglas Hines has created a robot named “Roxxxy” which has impressive, flesh-like, synthetic skin. The “sexbot” also comes with five different personalities. The doll costs between US$7,000 to US$9,000 and was unveiled at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas at the weekend.

Read more at The Sun