Amazing Secret Monitor

Before you attempt this, please note that I’ve only tried this with an LCD monitor. I don’t know if it will work with any other type. Also, it may not work with certain LCD monitors. Also, the results may not be as good as the results I got. I recommend doing this project with a monitor that you don’t care about losing.

Motorola developing open hardware platform for modular smartphones


One of the problems with a one-size-fits-all smartphone design is that they are only as strong as their weakest component, and because different users have different needs, most of the custom functionality comes through apps, not different hardware.

A modular design, however, could allow users to customize their phone to their needs, or to replace a single component, such as the camera, with one that better fits the way it will get used (or to replace just a single broken component).

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Plant Tweets When It Needs Water

We have sensors that can detect moisture in the soil underneath plant and are able to identify to a satisfying level of accuracy and precision if the plant is over watered or under watered. The plant is then able to ‘call’ its caretaker with a recorded message to notify them of water status. The idea has been expanded into sending ‘tweets’ regarding their water levels.

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