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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.
This is a clever concept from designer Hyunsoo Song, which is basically a USB stick with a number of different modules. The idea is that people use their USB drives to store all kinds of things and sometimes there may be private or sensitive data on there you don’t want anyone else to see. However, in offices many people end up borrowing them and passing them between colleagues, so this way you can keep your private content private on the first module and still give your friend a USB drive to use if they’ve misplaced theirs by snapping off a different section! Genius.
Can’t figure out what to give your friends who just became new parents, or for a toddler’s birthday?
Gift them with a subscription to Netflix for their new “Just for Kids” offering to look like a genius. The special section of their online service has titles appropriate for children. This allows kids – or babysitters – to pick movies without worrying that they’ll screen “Nightmare on Elm Street.”
In a perfect world, everything would be run by sensors. If you’re Bill Gates, your house is already programmed with sensor technology: when you walk in a room sensors track your presence and lights purr to life, paintings come alive, and a soundtrack starts to play in the background.
But until Gates bequeaths us his house, we’ll make do with the Simplehuman multi-sense trash can. As simple humans can deduce, the can works by sensing your presence and conveniently opening the can.
The easiest way to discourage thieves from getting at your laptop? Stash it away in a case that looks so worn out that no one can ever guess the little treasure that is hiding within. Reminds me of my grandmother’s advice for undertaking a peaceful trip – to hide jewelery and money within balls of crumpled newspaper and then carelessly (seemingly) toss them into the luggage. Which has worked for me to this day.