Are you worthy to lift this Thor's hammer?, Ep. 222
Hey guys, my name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on CNET's Crave Blog.
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3D printed bikinis
Bikini can help clean up contaminants in the ocean as you swim.
The sponge tube bikini was designed by an electrical engineering professor at UC Riverside in California named Mihri Ozkan.
It has the ability to absorb pollution in the ocean if the wearer swims in the water.
The suit is made up of a sponge like material that repels water and absorbs pollutant.
Kind of gross Think about it that after you take a swim you come out with all this gunk in your bathing suit, but others are not so quick to judge.
Awarding the sponge suit bikini was a top prize in the reshape 15 wearable technology competition.
Read more about the sponge suit bikini in the Crave blog post.
Dog monitoring tech has moved from home security cams and puppy feeding bowls to full on dog tail wearables such with DogStar's TailTalk which claims to be the world's first motion sensor for dogs.
Tail talk is a wearable band for your dog's tail that helps you understand when your best friend is happy, sad, nervous or angry.
The wearable connects to an app that sends you message alerts letting you know if your dog is happy or stressed the f out.
Go to the blog to read more about tail talk.
Come on Maggie.
[LAUGH] get it?
I need to work out more.
Following up on the laser razor story we talked about a few weeks ago.
The Skarp razor laser which claims to shave your face with lasers was kicked off of Kickstarter for not having a working prototype.
A spokesman from Kickstarter told CNET, we require that, from the beginning, backers are given a realistic sense of where the project stands in the development process.
In the Skarp Laser Razor product pitch video, we see a mock-up what the Laser Razor might look like, but we never actually see it in action.
We do see for a few seconds someone using a laser To remove hair in the video, but not a prototype of the razor.
The creators of the Skarp Razor Laser did post a demo video of the Razor Laser being used on one of the creators' wrist, but stated that it was only a proof-of-concept prototype and didn't really cut the hair all too well.
The Skarp Razor Laser had already raised about $4 million on Kickstarter, which was far beyond their initial goal of Hundred and sixty thousand dollars for the Kickstarter campaign.
The Skarp Laser Razor creators are not discouraged though by the movement Kickstarter.
And have moved their crowdfunding campaign over to Indiegogo.
Electrical engineer Allen Pan, also known as Sufficiently Advanced on YouTube, has built a replica of Thor's hammer also known as Mjolnir.
That only he is able to lift.
Obviously because he is worthy.
Alan used the microwave oven transformer electromagnet
Connected to a capacitive touch sensor attached to an Arduino Pro Mini computer which upon applying his fingerprint deactivates the powerful magnet and allows him to lift it off the metal surface.
In the video, Alan challenges.
Unsuspecting people in Venice Beach, California to lift Thor's hammer and they all, of course, fail.
That is until Alan touches the handle which scans his fingerprint and turns off the magnet, allowing him to lift Mjolnir to everyone's amazement.
You can watch the entire Thor's hammer video embedded in the Crave blog post.
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