Canadian-made armband aspires to change how we interact with computers

Canadian-made armband aspires to change how we interact with computers

Originally posted on Global News:

KITCHENER, Ont. – When Tom Cruise introduced the concept of gesture-control technology to audiences more than a decade ago in the film Minority Report, the idea of operating computers by waving your hand through the air seemed like Hollywood fantasy.

But Kitchener, Ont.,-based Thalmic Labs has bridged the gap between science-fiction and reality with the Myo, an armband that let users control their laptop, phone and television with simple hand and wrist movements.

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Next month, the Myo makes its debut on the retail market under a distribution pact with Amazon. Its creators say their device has the potential to shake up how we use our computers.

“It was never really intended as a replacement for the computer mouse,” said Stephen Lake, co-founder of the Thalmic Labs, in a recent interview.

“It’s more for how…

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Top 10: the world’s highest hotels

Originally posted on the Luxury Travel Expert:

Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire.

Today (February 9, 2015): top 10 highest hotels in the world.

Occupying the upper levels of the world’s tallest buildings, these soaring hotels surpass all others. There is more info below the slideshow. Click the name of the hotel (in red) for a direct link to its official website.

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10. MAKKAH CLOCK ROYAL TOWER, A FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAUDI ARABIA

Within the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, this Fairmont hotel occupies the 1971ft (601m) building’s 22nd to 60th floors.

MAKKAH CLOCK ROYAL TOWER, A FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAUDI ARABIA MAKKAH CLOCK ROYAL TOWER, A FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAUDI ARABIA

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9. BURJ AL ARAB, DUBAI, UAE

The flagship of the Jumeirah Hotel Group is housed in its own skyscraper, occupying all 60 floors of the 321 metres (1,053 ft) tall Dubai landmark.

Burj Al arab also features on our top 10…

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Frolic Friday – My Hubby is not going to fight for me.

Frolic Friday – My Hubby is not going to fight for me.

Originally posted on My Journey So Far....:

When you fall in Love with your Prince Charming, the love of your life; you have a vision of how he will turn out to be. Like you expect that he will take care of you for the rest of life; he will not let anyone else come between both of you; he will not give up on you, ever; he will not allow any one else to put claim on you, on your love….. etc, etc.

I was hoping the same…. alas. :( 

My heart broke few days back, when another fellow came between us. He literally dragged me by my hand and took me away from my husband; and my strong built husband didn’t even said a single word. He just let me go, so easily. :'(

My Hubby is not going to fight for me.

It so happened, that one fine day I was watching a romantic movie with my hubby, sitting on our…

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