Brain Browsing

Netflix’s Brainwave Remote Control

Lost your remote? No problem. A group of Netflix engineers have created a device that allows users to browse titles they want to watch using their brainwaves. Similar to the Muse headband, this device is equipped with a motion sensor and monitors brainwave activity. Users simply move their head left to right to browse titles and select titles by concentrating on them. Whenever this device drops, it will be easier for people to browse for The Office to find that episode where Jim says the ‘Bears, Beets and Battlestar Galactica’ thing. Ten years from now…Back in my day we had to use our fingers and press a remote…and we liked it! (Source: Mashable).

 

Alo’s Futuristic Hologram Phone

The holograms you’ve seen in Star Wars or in The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer are not simply science fiction. Alo, together with French designers Jerome Olivet and Philippe Starck, has created a unique concept for a smartphone that requires no buttons or touch screen, only voice-activated holograms. The phone projects videos and messages as 3D holographic images. The phone will also ditch the rectangular smartphone shape and utilize a grip-like form function to perfectly fit each user’s hand (think Play-Doh). We hope it doesn’t smell like Play-Doh. (Source: Uncrate).

 

Uber Places Target Ads In Light of Rough Weekend

It was a rough weekend for Uber, as the tech company continued to operate while local cab companies refused to pick passengers up from airports in “solidarity with those that were detained after Trump’s “immigration ban.” Hello social media backlash. The #DeleteUber hashtag has been trending ever since. For damage control, Uber has been buying several digital target ads on social media to broadcast that it is ‘standing up for what is right.’ Stirring the pot even further is the fact that Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, has a spot on Trump’s economic advisory council. Uber is currently valued at $68 billion (Source: Mashable).

 

Erik Qualman has done research on brainwave activity too. Motivational speaker says we’re not capable of multitasking.

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.


His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.


His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.


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