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Archive for April 20th, 2009

Sixth sense – another great idea from MediaLab

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Here’s another great invention form the Media Lab (if I could pick up any place in a world to study in, it would be it!).
This time the Fluid Interfaces group came up with idea of the computer system, which would be as organic and natural in use as it is possible. The result of their works is called Sixth Sense. And in a facet the gizmo works as one. Whole invention is build form off-the -shelf web camera, mini-projector and a smartphone. The cool thing is that the whole invention costs around 350 bucks.
Better then writing about it I will show You, how it works.

Written by Malgosia Minta

April 20, 2009 at 10:09 am

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What I do at 2 a.m.?

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I know it must sound a bit strange and may be hard to believe, but beside all things digital and books, my other big passion is…cooking. When I can’t fall asleep after intensive day at work You would most likley find me in my kitchen, working on dacquoise torte, buckwheat blinis or some other ridicoulus thing.

Recently I have found a great new source of inspiration – a site called In a short it is a visual potluck, gathering recent posts from houndreds of culinary blogs. On a single Tastespotting page You will find around 15 images (photographers of Nigella’s or Jamie’s books should feal jealous) with names of the dish presented. By clicking on the picture You will go to the blog’s entry with the recipe.

The Tastespotting archives are searchable and You can browse the content using different filters.

For me discovering Tastepsotting has resulted not only in cardamon and pistacchio cheesecake and new recipe for cinnamon rolls, but also few new blogs added to my Favourites and a new e-mail friend from another side of the pond.

Written by Malgosia Minta

April 20, 2009 at 9:25 am

Posted in Internet, Kocham