Capturing life’s precious moments
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld
It’s difficult to disagree with the quote above, isn’t it? This week, Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch sent out a tweet that read, “How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life? If so, what a gift.” The responses he got? Truly heartwarming. For us at Memoto, one of our best moments thus far has to be when we passed our Kickstarter goal (below), indicating that we were this much closer to achieving our dream of developing a device so that every one can remember life’s precious moments while living in the moment. Have you got a best moment to share? Let us know in the comments below!
The Memoto team celebrating the passing of the project’s goal: $50,0000.
It’s time to include the photographers
If you’ve been logging your life with photographs, digging up photo albums and reminiscing about the good old times spent with your loved ones is definitely an enjoyable thing to do. Picture perfect, you think. And then you think again. Oh wait, there’s someone missing in these pictures. There’s ALWAYS someone missing. And if you had a complete group picture, then you probably remember the sore arms you got while extending your arm to fit every one into the tiny little iPhone frame… After multiple attempts, of course. Today, we’re glad to share this new mobile application, Groopic, which guarantees a complete group shot, just the way you like it.
Human-ize the quantified self movement
Lifelogging and the quantified self movement have been prominent amongst athletes, tech geeks and extreme enthusiasts for decades. However, increasingly, we see the sprouting up of many new products and services that have made it easier for every one, regardless of age or background, to participate in the self-tracking movement should they wish to. One such service that we want to introduce is Human, whose vision is to make the quantified self trend accessible to the mainstream. And what does Human do? Human simply tracks your movements to help you achieve the goal of continuous movement for 30 minutes each day, every day. Curious? You could sign up for a beta version of the app here.
Charge up on the go!
Earlier, we introduced the Power Pocket, which allows for the conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. However, it seems that the problem of short battery life on lifelogging and other mobile devices has spurred even more companies to constantly think of solutions to this recurring problem. This week, we found a Finnish company, Tespack, who is working towards the creation of electrical energy from solar energy in everyday products such as backpacks and clothings. A greener environment and fully charged tech devices. We say, why not?
Beat the winter woes
There are many products on the market for people who have trouble waking up during the terribly dark winter mornings. These include the Philips Wake-up Light, designed to imitate nature’s sunrise so that one has a more pleasant waking up experience. If you’re not satisfied by what is currently offered in the market, several Dutch entrepreneurs came together to design a new device known as Iwaku to provide a more holistic wake-up light. Iwaku, with a slightly Japanese twist to “I wake you”, is a wirelessly-controlled device that pairs with your existing sleep cycle apps. The end goal of Iwaku is to wake you up gradually during your light sleep phase so you feel completely rested.