Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

So a brilliant idea came to mind and I wish Google would use it! Not sure if others thought of it, possible, but hey: “Great Minds Think Alike!”

Why doesn’t Google (or any other providers for that matter) integrate with your mobile phone and phone book and if poeple call you, you can setup automatic email responses to them (granted you have an email of theirs on file). Ahhh! and voice-mails on your phone … NOW that would be sweet.

Come on Android! Come on Google

WOW! This is a nice piece of handy art 🙂 Geeky a bit I know 🙂 But who would’ve thought you would use a hard drive as a clock!

“Designed and crafted by Svofski, the Strobeshnik relies on the stroboscopic effect to create the illusion of a persistent numeric display. The HDD platter itself has ten digits, colon and dash marks cut all the way through it, and by carefully timing the light strobes, the illusion is perfected.” Darren Murph, Engadget

I had a VIP user here @ work asking me for “technical assistance”! When I asked how may I be of help, she asked me how to go about viewing files with (.ai) extensions! These files were for Adobe Illustrator in case you didn’t know 🙂

Anyhow, since we don’t own a license for Illustrator, I had to come-up with alternative solutions for her since she only wants to view the files on the CD she got from WHO! And yes, I did install GIMP on her machine 🙂 If you haven’t explored it already, it’s a powerful image manipulation program that’s open source, so you get all the power free of charge!!

Check it out here! Long live Open Source!!

Yup, that’s right! These contact lenses will change color when a diabetic patient wears them informing him/her that his/her glucose levels are too low or too high! What an achivement for University of Western Ontario researchers.

” The secret to their contacts are some “extremely small” nanoparticles that are embedded in the hydrogel lenses which, like some similar systems (such as those pictured at right), react to the glucose molecules in tears and cause a chemical reaction that changes the color of the lenses — thereby informing the wearer when their blood sugar is too low or too high.” – Donald Melanson, Engadget

WOW!! Google has done it again folks!!! Now you can get “Free” Internet service from your toilet through their TiSP Service 🙂 Apparently this is legit and I sure wish to try it someday.

For those that missed it, this is what they said on their site:

“Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.” – Google.com

Now is this a cool and innovative solution? Yes! Is it hygienic? Probably not so much 🙂

And you thought toilets were only good for crap!

[hat-tip: Nakoolt!]

UPDATE: OK, so apparently this was a 2007 April fool’s joke! A little too late Nakooolt!!! Wikipedia had this to say!

Well, GE has done it for us in a very nice and interactive graphic. It sure is interesting to see how the chart values change with age. Check it out here.

[hat-tip: Medgadget]

Kuwait Health Initiative (KHI) is one of the organizations I’m involved with and have been very happy and honored to have worked with. We are now collaborating with the Kuwait Society for Biomedical Engineers @ Kuwait Society of Engineers to host a training course titled “The Green Hospital” here in Kuwait. For more information, follow this link.