(Worldkings.org) Let's face it, selfie sticks are kind of … dorky. They're also limited by the length of the stick. AbleTech's Evo GoCam takes a new approach to shooting selfies, however, with a silicone smartphone case that contains its own removable wireless camera.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 4 , 2018 - Smarterware ensures your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again
(Worldkings.org) Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn’t mean your containers can’t be. As part of the continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is somehow connected, we have now been introduced to Smarterware, a new food storage line from Ovie that claims to be the world’s first smart food container.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events – June 04, 2018 - A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain in 1973
(Worldkings.org) On June 4, 1973, a trio of inventors-Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain-were granted a patent on the machine, the idea for which is largely credited to Wetzel even though there were attempts as early as 1939 to develop such an "automatic teller."
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 3, 2018 - Sensitive Fiber Thread to Introduce Diagnostic Capabilities Into Clothing
(Worldkings.org) At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread capable of sensing tiny changes of pressure and strain that are placed on it.
(Worldkings.org) Even if you have an ergonomic chair, your posture might still be terrible. You could strap yourself into a special device that prevents you some slumping or balance on a rubber ball, but you’ll definitely be a bit conspicuous around the office.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 3, 2018 - The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed in 1889
(Worldkings.org) The first long-distance transmission of electricity takes place, linking a powerhouse at Willamette Falls to a string of lights in Portland, Oregon, 14 miles to the west.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 2, 2018 - Japan has awesome trains that transform into trucks for best-of-both-worlds mobility
(Worldkings.org) Aside from being clean and punctual, Japanese trains can boast some amazing features. Between stylish interiors, traditional foot baths, art galleries, and the companionship of pop culture icons like Pikachu and Hello Kitty, expecting the unexpected is always a good policy with Japan’s trains.
(Worldkings.org) Gone are the days of dropping the soap thanks to the TETRA SOAP Ergonomic Soap Bar.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 2, 2018 - Construction begins on Clay St (San Francisco) for world's 1st cable railroad in 1873
(Worldkings.org) A cable car is a type of cable transportation used for mass transit where rail cars are hauled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 1st, 2018 - Smartphones may get ‘smell-o-vision’ thanks to this tiny electronic nose
(Worldkings.org) On a surface level, the idea of giving your smartphone a nose-like ability to smell sounds kind of gimmicky. But, just like previous gimmicky concepts such as incorporating a camera in your phone or speaking to your computer, the more you think about it the more sense it makes. From detecting rotten or spoiled food to smelling potentially noxious fumes, it’s easy to imagine how such an innovation could turn out to be pretty useful.