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Show Your Heart Spark for Valentine's Day

If you don't feel like wearing your heart on your sleeve this Valentines Day, try wearing it as a necklace.

Eric Boyd of Sensebridge, designed this wonderful heart-shaped circuit that blinks with the beating of your heart. It reads from a Polar transmitter that you wear around your chest and shares your most intimate biological information with anyone watching. 

The Heart Spark V1.0 is being sold at a trial price of $69 plus shipping & handling, you can purchase it here: http://sensebridge.net/projects/heart-spark/

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Black Eyed Peas Light Up Super Bowl Half Time

Just in case you missed it, watch the amazing light up clothing from the Super Bowl Half Time Show.

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Have a Tron Inspired Holiday

Tonight, one of the greatest cult fashion technology films is coming back to the big screen. TRON (insert dramatic sound here), is returning with a cast of super sexy sci-fi characters, inspirational lighted costumes, and a digital covered in electroluminescent wire and backlighting.

If you are feeling left out, or just want to light up your holidays with electronic pulse, put on one of Opening Ceremony's Tron-inspired fashions. Disney collaborated with OC to bring high-tech aesthetics and futuristic designs to the fashion forward.

 If you fancy some real light in your life, then make this DIY EL Wire Tron Bag made by the amazing LadyAda and Becky Stern for CraftMag. It is just the spice you need to light up the night. >

 

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Drumbeat Festival: Part 1 - Let's Play Together!

My time at the Mozilla Drumbeat Festival is a three-part story about the supportive open-source community, the passion for free learning, and opportunities for change in the midst of extreme personal loss.

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Maker Fair NYC: Fabric.it

Despina Papadopoulos and Zach Eveland at Maker Faire NYC showed off Fabrick.it, a set of sewable and snapable electronic modules for creating interactive fashions and wearable prototypes. The fabrick.it collection includes a removable, rechargeable Coin Cell Battery Brick, x-LED Brick with built-in resistor, and a Snap Connector Brick which makes connections fast and easy. The modules are connected with a washable and sewable 3-wire conductive fabric ribbon.

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Nokia's Electronic Skin

Dr. Stephanie Lacour of the Nokia Research Centre in Cambridge is working to make a “stretchable electronic skin.” Some may see this as a new form of wearable cellphone, but I see it as gateway to interchangeable mobile accessories. Imagine switching your service or generating content just by moving and/or exchanging a fashionable pair gloves.

Via: Ecouterre

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Watch the Singularity University Briefing on Our Team Project!

(Above: Ray Kurtzweil, Me, and Peter Diamondies at Singularity University) 

I've been working all summer with bright and wonderful people who want to improve the lives of 1 Billion People in 10 years. Catch a glimpse of our final projects at an online briefing tomorrow, September 13th.

Time: @ 9:30 AM PST/ 12:30 EST

Website:  http://briefing.singularityu.org.

There is a limited capacity of viewers,  click on the link to sign up to watch ASAP!

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Singular Blonde: Social Attack of Telepresence Robot

Last week, at SU, one of my team members (Let's call him Robot Brad) logged into a webpage from a remote location and visited us at Singularity. He wondered the halls and talked to us through the Willow Garage Telepresence robot called Texai.

I caught the robot invasion on video below: 

 

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Put A Ring On It! New, Pilot Show for WEtv!

Before leaving for Singularity University, I had the pleasure of shooting a new TV show for WEtv called "Put A Ring On It"

The show consists of me, as the Technology Expert; Diana Falzone, the Relationship Expert; and Thomas Henderson, the Stylist. Guys looking to propose to their girlfriends come to us and we help him create an unforgettable wedding proposal. 

In the pilot, we helped Michael surprise his girlfriend by freezing time while he proposed. I had to fight back the tears as I watched this moment happen in person. It was so sweet and I promise will brighten up your day! 

"Put a Ring On It" was produced and directed by Michael Krivicka and James L. Percelay at thinkmodo. 

The 7 minute pilot episode received 100,000 views on YouTube (watch) only one month after it was posted. Thousands of Facebook shares, hundreds of Twitter tweets, numerous articles & blog posts, and several TV news segments created a highly effective buzz for the show.

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IDEO Workshop, End of Week 2, & Frustrations

At the end of Week 2, after a rough workshop with IDEO, I came to the realization that my ability to lead and work with international teams needs some work.

 

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