SpaceX, Microsoft and NASA aren't three organizations you'd usually find in the same place with the same goals, but Project Sidekick is bringing them together. SpaceX will be lifting off this weekend to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), and included in that supply run is Microsoft's HoloLens headset. We bet the astronauts are hoping Microsoft throws in a little Halo 5 action, too, but they probably shouldn't get their hopes up.
There's an airport in Stockholm, Sweden, and it's hosting a most unusual set of kiosks: climate testers, where passengers waiting for their flights can find out just how hot or cold their destination will be when they arrive. If traveling to a locale you're not quite familiar with, knowing what the true temperature and humidity of a place is like before you get there is a good way to prepare you for the weather, so we're all for this idea.
Lastly, a group of designers have been thinking up ways to chase away those Monday blues, and we really like one of them. It's called Notifly, and it's a little orb that sits on your desk and blows a soap bubble into the air when you've got a calendar appointment. Sure, it's not going to change the world, but there's nothing wrong with bringing some joy into someone's life, right?
199: HoloLens is headed to the International Space Station
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- Project Sidekick will send HoloLens up to the ISS, help astronauts complete tasks
- Climate booths at Stockholm airport helps passengers feel the heat (or cold) of their destination
- Notifly gadget blows a bubble when you have a calendar appointment
- Into It: Veep and Batman: Arkham Knight (if you can play it!)
- User Feedback: Your #TDHover feedback, and our Phonetographer of the Day
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