posted on 20 Oct 2017, 09:54 6 1. tangbunna (Posts: 256; Member since: 29 Sep 2016) photocopy machine. posted on 20 Oct 2017, 11:54 3 14. piyath (Posts: 1705; Member since: 23 Mar 2012) Exactly!!! They will copy even the architecture of the toilets in Apple stores....LOL posted on 20 Oct 2017, 14:07 7 16. AxelFoley (Posts: 386; Member since: 30 May 2017) With the top of the IPhone X being in the shape of a toilet seat, copying toilets is a common thing now. posted on 20 Oct 2017, 17:24 3 21. Klinton (Posts: 1170; Member since: 24 Oct 2016) You iboys couldn't even understand that Samsung can "copy"(if want) anything Apple(BS)- with no problem. posted on 21 Oct 2017, 05:11 0 26. Georgio (Posts: 27; Member since: 21 Nov 2016) Another brainless Isheep !! posted on 20 Oct 2017, 09:57 21 2. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) Why say Samsung is taking on Apple store concept? posted on 20 Oct 2017, 10:02 2 4. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung to take on the Apple Store concept with an opulent London beachhead
Who invented the toilet seat
23 May 2005-It seemed only appropriate that I felt the call as soon as I arrived at the World Toilet Expo. My bladder pinched. I had to weave through an endless labyrinth of display toilets—none suitable for the immediate need. In brightly lit, multicolored booths, visitors peered into stylish urinals with the Beijing Olympics 2008 logo and bowls that advertised "a powerful, yet frugal flush." Elsewhere, top toilet executives gave speeches with titles like "Creating the Perfect Standard to do Your 'Business' " and "Toilet Culture and Nation Building." The high-ceilinged hall smelled faintly of a flowery deodorizer. Held 8-10 May in Shanghai, the international expo—which organizers say was the first of its kind—featured the latest models and technology from Japan, the United States, Europe, and China. The WTO, the World Toilet Organization, that is, decided to hold the event in China in an effort to bridge China's great toilet divide. The standard toilet in China, … [Read more...] about Toilet Tech
If there’s one chore truly deserving of your loathing, it’s toilet cleaning. Unfortunately, the only thing grosser than doing that particular chore is not doing that particular chore, so you grimace and bear it. But take heart, friends — your days of scrubbing that bowl may soon be coming to a close. It’s all thanks to SpinX, heralded as the toilet-cleaning robot. Promising to self-sanitize both your toilet bowl and seat in just 90 seconds, the SpinX claims to be the only automatic, toilet-cleaning robot on the market.“When I was pregnant with twins, taking care of two toddlers, it occurred to me while I was cleaning the communal toilet one evening that nobody has invented a self-cleaning toilet product before,” said co-founder and CEO Hila Ben-Amram.“We live in the age of new technology, and to still be performing a trivial task that hasn’t evolved in over 100 years confused me. I created SpinX to save people the effort and … [Read more...] about Never clean a toilet again — SpinX robot does the dirty job
A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week’s top tech stories, from a Black Friday countdown to a flying car — it’s all here. Uber wants flying taxis to soar above Los Angeles by 2020, with help from NASAIn the future, car traffic will have no effect on your taxi ride — at least, that is what Uber and NASA are counting on. On Wednesday, at the Web Summit in Portugal, Uber’s head of product Jeff Holden announced more details about Uber’s flying taxis program.Holden said Los Angeles will be the third city Uber plans to use as a test site for its flying taxi project, “Elevate,” by 2020. Dallas and Dubai were the first two cities added as initial test sites for Uber’s flying taxi initiative in … [Read more...] about Weekly Rewind: Crowdfunding astronauts, flying cars, self-cleaning toilets
On the list of most germ-ridden objects you encounter on a daily basis, door handles are probably one of the worst. They’re particularly problematic because, while lots of people touch them on a daily basis, they generally don’t get cleaned as often as, say, a kitchen counter — or even a toilet seat for that matter.Nobody thinks to sanitize door handles, but luckily for us, a pair of enterprising high school students from Hong Kong have developed a brilliant new handle system that might one day keep germs at bay — without any harsh chemicals or regular cleaning.Here’s how it works. The handle (which creators Simon Wong and Michael Li recently presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh) uses two different germ-killing techniques. For starters, the visible surfaces of the handle are made from titanium oxide — a naturally occurring metal oxide that’s known for its anti-bacterial … [Read more...] about This UV-emitting door handle neutralizes bacteria, helps fight the spread of disease
With aging populations adding to the pressure on already stretched care services in many countries around the world, the search for robotic solutions to help look after the elderly and frail is gathering pace.Senior citizens who’re no longer mobile need help with a range of activities, including getting in and out of bed, bathing, and eating. Of course, they also need a hand, quite literally, when visiting the bathroom.Butt wiperAlthough well-intentioned, it’s fair to say that the latest creation by the self-described “queen of shitty robots” is unlikely to be pre-ordered by nursing homes anytime soon. Because it’s terrifying.The popular YouTuber, real name Simone Giertz, has just built a butt-wiping bot, which, judging by the sheer ferocity with which it operates, will likely cause a particular part of your anatomy to recoil in horror when you see it in action.Comprising little more than an Arduino microcontroller and what appears to be a … [Read more...] about The latest invention from the ‘queen of crappy robots’ is her most terrifying yet
Late Monday, Wired editor Mat Honan posted a detailed account about how lapses in Amazon and Apple technical support security enabled a “hacker” to flush his entire digital life down the toilet.Amazon, you see, revealed the last four digits of one of Honan’s credit cards to the hacker, who pretended to be Honan on the phone. This allow the hacker to then call AppleCare with the information needed to change his iCloud password, and thus gain access to a dizzying array of accounts and devices. Honan’s iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air were all remotely wiped. Gmail access gave the hacker access to his Twitter account, and that of Gizmodo, Honan’s former employer. As you would expect, havok ensued. And now much of the technology journalism world — yours truly included — is using Honan’s experience as a warning to beef up your passwords.Honan’s story is well worth the read. But if you come out of it having learned anything, it should be … [Read more...] about People, not passwords: The real lesson from Mat Honan’s iCloud hack nightmare
A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week’s top tech stories, from what Nest’s big product announcement to the best Porsches ever made — it’s all here.Behold the majesty of our world with the 46 best drone photosDrone costs have dropped substantially over the past few years, and during this span, we have seen the technology increase exponentially. While early designs were more of a backyard novelty (and often a nuisance) than anything else, the latest drone models are loaded with advanced cameras and stabilization technology that allows for more practical uses. Designed with extended operational range, long gone are the days of simply buzzing — and often caroming — about the backyard or neighborhood. The best drone photos can … [Read more...] about Weekly Rewind: The best Porsches ever, a new Nest security system, Google’s HTC acquisition
Interest in surveys that purport to identify averages and norms is so great that the myths this type of research spawns are sometimes floated as sophisticated branding and marketing strategies.Cures are invented, fads are nurtured, styles are crushed and dogmas are erected as though mandated by some newly discovered "truth." Sometimes psychological warfare is involved.For example, when high-priced researchers ask, "Are Americans dumb?" 95 percent of Canadians say "Yes." If they ask, "Are Canadians dumb?" then 95 percent also say "Yes."However, when they ask, "Who are the smartest people in the world?" then the answer is "Americans."The moral of this story is that these surveys are products of the art of deception -- even though the lies may be deeply buried. Their results are totally dependent on how the questions are formed and on anticipated response structuring.The sensible conclusion is that the dumbest people in the world are the ones who rely on such "research" and hinge their … [Read more...] about OPINION Who Are the Dumbest People in the World?
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who are the greatest geeks of us all?That question -- posed in an Australian iTnews article, "The Top 10 Greatest Geeks of All Time" on Monday -- sparked quite a discussion in the blogosphere last week, garnering more than 1,300 Diggs and 280 comments by Friday.Who was top of the list? We'll give you a hint: He's the father of our favorite operating system. Other notables on there? Richard Stallman in 9th position, and Paul Allen at 10."Torvalds was always going to be in our top three but for consistent and long term brilliance we decided he had to get the top spot," explained the authors of article. "We have yet to see the full effect of Torvalds' invention on the computing sphere but it's going to be fun watching it develop."It seems fairly safe to assume that few readers of these pages would debate Torvalds' topmost position. Where much of the debate arose, however, was on the rest of the list."There's some notables missing from this list," charged … [Read more...] about LINUX BLOG SAFARI Who’s the Greatest Geek of All Time?