A wink can convey all kinds of meanings. But what if you're looking at someone and their eyeglasses wink back at you?
Wink Glasses 2013 spectacles aren't designed for flirting or sharing inside jokes. But they do "wink" by fogging up for a split second.
We've been keeping a close eye on the partnership between Quirky and GE, with high hopes for a new generation of smart home gadgets. That partnership now seems to be bearing fruit, as the first wave of Quirky+GE-branded devices is hitting stores just in time for the holidays. I've already reviewed the Pivot Power Genius smart surge protector, and we've currently got the Quirky Egg Minder chilling in the company fridge. However, it's the Quirky Spotter Multipurpose Sensor that I've been most eager to play with.
The Spotter is a small, puck-shaped device that'… Read more
For over a year, we've watched GE flirt with the Internet of Things through its partnership with Quirky, a New York-based startup that serves as a marketplace of ideas for the crowdfunded smart home. This week, the odd couple took things to the next level, with GE pouring $30 million into Quirky's coffers, part of an eyebrow-raising $79 million funding surge.
The move comes in accordance with GE's plans to co-develop dozens of new smart devices with Quirky through the Wink: Instantly Connected product line. To date, they've already released four products in time for the … Read more
Winks Project Screensaver for Mac combines beautiful photos with inspirational messages to create a motivational screensaver. It's a basic, straightforward app that comes with few configuration options. You either like its image gallery, or you don't.
Winks Project Screensaver for Mac lets you preview the screensaver prior to installation. Once the installation is complete, you will be presented with the Desktop and Screen Saver preferences window where you can adjust some basic settings, such as whether to mute the background music or not. Once you set up this app, a large variety of motivational images will start rotating … Read more
Most of us spend several hours a day peering into a screen. Whether we're working, gaming, chatting, or entering a semivegetative movie-watching state, we tend to blink about once every five seconds. If we grow bored, drowsy, or just less focused, that rate slows, which puts a serious strain on our eyes.
Enter the Wink Glasses, comprising a USB-powered device (with an eight-hour charge) that fogs one of its lenses the moment the user hasn't blinked in five seconds. This forces the other eye to focus instantly, which is one way to jolt someone back to wakefulness. Japan'… Read more
Back in November, people-search sites Reunion.com and Wink announced that they would be merging, and now it's happened: the sites have rebranded as MyLife, which can search over 60 social-networking sites (over 750 million profiles, the company says) and other information resources on the Web.
Among those social networks it can search are MySpace, Facebook (well, the public profile listings thereof), LinkedIn, Friendster, AOL's Bebo, Microsoft's Windows Live Spaces, Yahoo, and Twitter. New features include a Facebook-like news feed of contacts' activity aggregated across multiple social networks, and a "search scout" feature that keeps … Read more
Early next year, the merger will produce "an entirely new brand," the companies said. The two have not said what its name will be, nor have financial details been disclosed. With the dual technologies of Reunion and Wink, the companies say that they will be able to search more than 700 million social-networking profiles. They'll be able to search profiles on MySpace, Facebook, … Read more
123people, a service that collects information available on the Web about people from sources like Flickr, Google, and Facebook, announced that it has started operating in the United States. Previous to the announcement, 123people was only available in Europe as it was working the kinks out in its beta.
"After months of private beta, tweaking, and adding new features to improve the high-powered people search, 123people launches to the U.S. public," a company representative wrote in a blog post. "Now anyone can search for everyone they want to know."
123people, which competes with other people-finding … Read more
People search engine Wink, the less bubbly but more filling competitor to Spock, is adding an interesting antilibel feature. Now, if you search for yourself on Wink and find a result you don't like, you can ask Wink to ignore it, and when other people search for you they won't see that result either.
It's a very useful feature--providing people are searching for you on Wink. While you can get that embarrassing party photo removed from the Wink results, it will still show up on Google. Wink CEO Michael Tanne makes two points regarding this. First, he … Read more