Can virtual reality relieve pain?

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

(CNN)The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain — and that painful sensations can be manipulated by what we think and feel.

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April 11, 2016

The Genius Ring makes powerpoint presentations a breeze


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So there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos designed to make giving presentations easier, but do any look as cute as this!? And no, it’s not because it’s pink (it actually comes in much better shades, like blue, silver and green too).

The Genius Ring doesn’t just allow you to toggle through presentations either, you can move a cursor around the screen and operate other programs too, all just with the ring. It works with a built-in laser pointer, meaning you can be up to ten metres away from any screen or board and it’ll still work accurately.

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January 7, 2012

Diamond App


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First, everyone had a web site. Now, everyone has an app. Even your diamond has an app, that is, if it’s the Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group of Companies.(“Forevermark: the Promise” is available for download in the Lifestyle section of the Apple App Store.)

We were curious about the app – would you “build” your own diamond? – but it turns out it’s the journey of the diamond from mine where it is unearthed, all the way through cutting, polishing, and jewelry design.

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January 7, 2012

LOOPO: Never lose a USB stick again


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USB sticks are so handy, but no matter what clips they come with, or where you keep them you’re guaranteed to lose one at least once a month.

This is why we love the LOOPO, a neat little USB device that comes with a small clasp, allowing you to clip it onto pretty much everything!

So where would you keep yours? Diary, necklace, keys?

[Via Yanko Design]

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January 5, 2012

Knit your own tech accessories


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Instead of investing in a pricey case for your phone or MP3 player, why not get crafty and knit one yourself…

This clever little kit from Uncommon Goods comes with all the necessary equipment you need to make a case as well as a cosy covering for your headphones to stop them getting tangled.

Of course you could be super creative and make your own pattern to follow, but for now we think we’ll stick with the knitting kit.

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January 5, 2012

Stem flavor spray makes cooking easier


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We love discovering kitchen gadgets that make cooking that little bit easier, and one of our new favourite finds has to be the Stem spray from Quirky.

The bright little gizmo enables you to use juice from any citrus fruit in recipes by just pushing it directly into a fruit and then spraying it. How simple.

The Stem is currently being developed over at Quirky at the moment, so you’ll be able to get your hands on one soon.

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January 3, 2012

Christmas apps for kids: The Night Before Christmas


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As much as we try to keep our gadgets away from our kids, most of the time we have to give in and let them play around with their favourite apps.

This Christmas there are lots of lovely apps available to keep the little ones amused, and we love classic ‘The Night Before Christmas’ story application, specially made for the iPad.

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December 23, 2011

Kapsule Lightstand for your Kindle


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The Kindle is set to be really popular this Christmas, but some people may find its lack of lighting a bit annoying. So, we love this idea called the Kapsule Lightstand, which is currently on Kickstarter.

It acts as a cute little light and a Kindle stand, to make reading easier wherever you are and whichever light you’re reading in.

The Kapsule Lightstand is currently on Kickstarter, so check it out to pledge $40 for one yourself.

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December 23, 2011

Our Prez – and Sims 3 Pets Game


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Michelle Obama shops at Target and our President likes video games.While out browsing for gifts, Mr. Obama picked up a copy of Sims 3 Pets this week. (We’re not sure, but it’s probably for one of his children.) In what other country can you shop shoulder to shoulder with the leader of the free world? (Ok, so there were tons of secret service people around, unless the staff at Best Buy has taken to wearing suits and earpieces.)

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December 23, 2011

Clever iPhone carabiner clip


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This clever carabiner clip screws into your iPhone and lets you charge it while it’s attached. You can then clip it onto things, carry it around and keep it on a camera strap too.

Available from Photojojo for $30.

[Via Like Cool]

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December 22, 2011