Stephen Hawking has managed to air his concerns about Donald Trump, Brexit and the backlash against experts to an audience of hundreds in Hong Kong without travelling 6,000 miles to the country. The world-famous physicist appeared before crowds who cheered and took photos via hologram. The Cambridge professor also spoke via a hologram at the Sydney Opera House in 2015.
Well, ok you don’t necessarily lose all your mates the minute you give birth, but you may find you’re no longer on the same page as your besties. What you need is some mummy mates to help support, guide and gossip your way through the motherhood minefield. Well, step forward new app Peanut, a sort of Tinder for new parents which aims to help hook up mums with similar interests and experiences.
Started by two pals Ian Campbell and Will Palmer who currently co-own The 10 Cases wine bar in Covent Garden, the app promises to bring “top quality, expertly chosen, great value wines” to your door. “It’s a solution to overpriced corner shops, hastily purchased bottles, and a lack of options when it comes to having great wines delivered to your door,” Palmer told Metro. Would you use a wine delivery app?
London Sperm Bank Donors has created an app which allows users to track down potential fathers by picking from a selection of desired characteristics, such as eye colour and height. Unsurprisingly, the app has sparked rather a lot of controversy, too - especially its potential impact upon fatherhood.
Everyone could use a more efficient wake-up call than the old-fashioned alarm clock, which is why there are plenty of novelty versions out there - from ones that split apart and you have to put back together in order to turn off, to ones that wake you with gradually-increasing light. It’s a vibrator combined with an alarm clock, and does exactly what it says on the tin. According to the Little Rooster Store website, it’ll help you wake “sexy”, “slowly” and “sensually”.
Michael Kors launched it’s new smart watch yesterday, and it’s pretty darn beautiful. The thing about the Michael Kors Access display smartwatch is that, unlike most smart watches, this looks and feels like a piece of jewellery.
Deep down, all of us have this one insecurity about our bodies: That our toes aren’t hench enough. Just kidding (we hope), but if you do want a way of strengthening your toes, a gym machine now exists for that - this mini pilates machine. The ‘toe corrector’ claims to correct toe misalignment, improve bunions and strengthen your feet.
I have a confession to make. I can’t work gyms. I’ve tried - more than once. The first time, I pressed lots of buttons on lots of different treadmills, Yes, including the ones marked ‘ON’. Nothing happened. Eventually, gathering up the tattered shreds of my dignity, I ran - right out the door.
The SEAL SwinSafe comprises a smart necklace designed for kids, along with a cup-shaped hub that sits on dry land near to the adult. The techie collar sends signals to the hub and changes colour to keep concerned parents updated.
As Fashionista points out, the PDA-friendly lovebirds Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom both attended the Met Gala wearing a Tamagotchi clipped to their Prada getups.
Katy Perry was on theme in 2010 wearing a CuteCircuit gown lined with LEDs. Photo: Getty Images Fashion and technology have come a long way in the past few years. There’s Google Glass, solar panel-embellished clothes to charge electronics, rings that vibrate upon receiving a text message, and bracelets that track nearly everything happening in the human body. All of this — and so much more — will most likely be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art come May 2016 when the Costume Institute opens “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”