Hope everyone is gearing up for the holiday season! Many projects and gift ideas are rampant all over the web or on this site. You can find Ryan’s Tutorial roundups handy or find a gift idea amongst the numerous devices covered in our posts. And with the holiday cheer, I thought I would try to reboot a feature I tried to run earlier covering any ideas that I happen to think up during the week, no matter how insane they are.
With numerous tragic events creating controversial gun control movements, self defense has had to reach for more unique options than the trusty firearm. Brass knuckle keyrings, stylish containers of mace pepper spray, hidden knives in shoes, or the ephemeral self defense course have become avenues of safety for many citizens looking for empowerment and simply a safe walk from whatever late night establishment they frequent. But in the face of a more cunning or aggressive crook, specifically down the barrel of gun, deception may be the best case.
Decoy wallets, for example, are essential to the clever pedestrian’s arsenal, but what if someone were to take it one step further? Upon the opening of the decoy wallet, two electrodes spring out and latch onto your would-be robber and offer a liberal shock. Replace that with a billowing cloud of pepper powder and you have a line of self defense items. Just be sure not to open said wallet at one of your late night establishments.
Augmented Reality Statistics
Google Glass is slowly moving toward mainstream availability and augmented reality apps already exist in multitudes on our phones. Why not take advantage of the science fiction-esque possibilities? Imagine knowing simply facts such as that it’s that person’s birthday today or a handful of other notifications by having the information hover over their heads.
Or perhaps include information that helps us connect. An app that allows the perceptibility to small talk with strangers display may help those who wish to meet new people, but are inclined to shy away. Even using this technology as name tags would provide even the smallest of benefits to any social gathering. Privacy is dead, but instead of taking on an all-or-nothing attitude, why not take control over the information you share and use it to better connect with others?
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