Smart glasses developed at Oxford University for the registered blind are being trialled in public spaces for the first time.
This is a story of hope, and for me, one of excitement – this is when technology goes from being a useful tool, to increasing people’s quality of life, possibly ten fold. The glasses enhance images of nearby people and objects on to the lenses, providing a much clearer sense of surroundings. The glasses don’t replace lost vision but assist with spatial awareness.
We eventually want to have a product that will look like a regular pair of glasses and cost no more than a few hundred pounds – about the same as a smart phone
Protein Powder is an essential shake in most athletes diet. But, as you may have noticed that can be expensive. If you are finding this to be the case, an option to consider is one of these two websites (outlined below) which offer high quality (read the reviews) protein powders.
Part of the saving comes from the packaging, as these two websites (see below) pack their protein in resealable pouches. Personally, I always have a small pouch for the gym bag and keep the larger one and home and refill when necessary.
Bulk Powders and My protein, they are both UK based sites, but they post to Ireland and have an Irish version of their website, they often have promotions on so keep an eye out too. If you are a first time customer to BulkPowders, you can also save 5 euro, by clicking here.
TIP: These websites tend to only have a limited amount of reviews for each product on their Irish website, I find if you switch the URL to their english counterpart you will see way more reviews, remember to change back to the Irish version to see the prices in euro.
The iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3Gs have completely different pixel resolution. The iPhone 3GS has a resolution of 480×320 pixel and iPhone 4 has a pixel resolution of 960×640. The answer is to use your favorite software to crop your image to 640 X 960 and you should get a reasonable enough looking custom wallpaper!
If you are looking for a free editing tool give Gimp (windows) a try. I edited the above promotion picture for the TV show The Big Bang Theory to the correct size as an example – for the iPhone 4. Try it on your iPhone and let me know what you think!
Coming back from the US recently I overheard an American woman in front of me say “can I have the Quinoa please”. Wondering what it was I googled it, and of course bought it.
Quinoa – it’s not bad actually in terms of taste and has generated quite the buzz around it and apparently it’s pronounced ‘keen-wah’.
So what is Quinoa then? It’s a pseudocereal…relax! I know, what’s a pseudocereal? Forget that. The’re seeds basically. However unlike rice, yes i am comparing this to rice, because I use rice almost every day and this is a perfect replacement for that meal once a week, Quinoa seems to contain more protein and according to this website, is pretty close to a perfect ingredient.
Quinoa is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and is a good course of fibre
So how do you cook this? Well you can do lots of things with this to make a nice meal, but I just wanted to replace rice, what I did was just cook this in the rice cooker and served it for my lunch with chicken and veg. Probably not the tastiest of meals in terms of flavour, but perfect for my lunch and pre gym meal. You can find this in Dunnes Stores, in the specialist and gluten free sections, it’s not exactly cheap either, but handy to have in the cupboard for when you fancy a change.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever had this, and doing anything more exciting that cook this in the rice cooker.
Wil Wheaton is in my all time two favourite shows. Star Trek:TNG (staring) and The Big Bang Theory (regular special guest) and as an adult he has fully embraced his inner-nerd. His answer to a girls question about being called a nerd, is something you should share with anyone who dislikes being called a nerd. Maybe they did not hear the phrase brainy is the new sexy.
My experience: I bought their Strawberry flavoured protein shake from their “pure series” and it tastes really good, I compare this to banana flavoured ON protein, which to me tastes like ‘medicine’, if you mix with milk (which I don’t like to do) it’s ok. So that’s why I will be sticking to these guys for now.
Good value & quality with fast delivery too! If your wondering, they also included a scoop with their powders!