There’s never a shortage of tech news worth a chuckle or two. Feeling a bit giggly? We have put together this week’s funniest posts for your enjoyment.
This accessory will make your selfies look like you are never alone. It will also be a constant reminder of how #foreveralone you are. This is probably what made me laugh the hardest this week, though, which is why it deserves the top spot in our funny news of the week.
This thing is pretty much a selfie stick – one that looks like an arm. The result? Your selfies will display you holding an arm, making it seem like it was taken by a loving companion. The cold truth is that it’s nothing but plastic. And if you look closely, it looks like some kind of zombie hand!
We don’t know the price just yet, but we do know the Crowe is offering 10 limited edition, signed units for $6200 each. Let’s hope the consumer version is cheaper! You can sign up for more details here.
Jeff Bezos is a very ambitious character in the tech industry. He currently leads Amazon as CEO, and his newest ambitions have led him create Blue Origin. This is a company that aims to make space traveling a touristic attraction in the near future.
This is all amazing, really, but any distraction can turn the most serious endeavor into the biggest joke of the day. Jeff Bezos launched its New Sheppard rocket today, but the idea of glancing down home from outer space wasn’t what had people sharing the event all over social networks. Everyone was focused on the fact that this thing looks like a giant penis!
It eems the mobile industry hasn’t had enough with games from the likes of Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry. Pop singer Britney Spears is joining the party with a new game she will be producing with Glu. It’s funny, but it’s also sad to realize it will probably get millions of downloads.
The Apple Watch is all the hype these days. Everyone seems to want one, but it turns out the Apple Watch doesn’t want to work nice with every wrist. To be more specific, it seems to have issues with people who have tattoos in their wrists. The issue seems to be that wrist detection and pulse tracking are deemed unusable when users have some ink on their skin. Here’s an expert opinion:
I’ve noticed this kind of issue has arisen from companies (fashion/smartwatch manufacturers) and some clinical professionals (research and routine monitoring). Such issues are caused by present smart devices are basically down to a lack of understanding about opto-physiological interaction (Hu, S.; Azorin-Peris, V.; Zheng, J. Opto-physiological modeling applied to photoplethysmographic cardiovascular assessment. J. Heal. Eng. 2009, 4, 505–528).
There needs to be an available ‘spectrum window’ to effectively catch the pulsatile change of capillary/peripheral blood vessels in different wavelength illuminations to minimise the impact of ethnical background, melanin etc. We have successfully developed a new opto-electronic sensor/probe to overcome the present challenge.
At the moment many developers/manufacturers are merely considering the existing photoplethysmography (PPG was created in 1930s and the pulse oximetry was initialised in 1970) as directly applied to detect absorption spectra responses for oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO2) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (Hb). That limits their functionality and performance.”