Tattoos That Can Play Actual Music

Skin Motion’s augmented reality tattoos can be read and played back by a phone.

Mobile app and artist platform for augmented reality tattoos, Skin Motion, launched its first product in June. Soundwave Tattoos enable people to experience their ink in a new way, offering an app that reads a tattoo and plays back the audio.

The idea came about when two friends got the opening line from Elton John’s Tiny Dancer tattooed by Nate Siggard. Nate’s girlfriend Juliana said it would be cool if you could listen to the tattoo and Nate realized that he could make that happen. He had one with Juliana and their baby saying “I love you” and filmed it to share online. The video went viral and people from all over the world showed their interest in getting a similar tattoo. Nate filed a provisional patent for AR tattoos and set out to develop a mobile app that would bring tattoos to life for anyone who also wanted to get one.

With Soundwave Tattoos, people will be able to upload or record the audio they want on the app or website. A Soundwave is generated, which they can take to a licensed tattoo artist from their Artist Network. Once the artist does the tattoo, a photo of it is uploaded to the platform. The audio and tattoo are then processed and added to the app. When the user opens the app and points their mobile device’s camera at the tattoo, it recognizes the shape of the Soundwave and plays back the original sound.

Soundwave Tattoos are a new way to express yourself using art and technology. You could memorialize a loved one forever, or keep a favorite song or quote with you permanently.

Check out the demo to see how the Skin Motion app works below:

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Mercedes-Benz Is Now Selling Luxury Yachts

If you thought their cars were nice, wait until you see the inside of this boat!

Gleaming in the silvery waters of the French Riviera, Mercedes-Benz’s highly anticipated first luxury motor yacht, “Arrow460–Granturismo,” was an opulent sight to behold when it embarked on its maiden voyage last spring.

With an arched roof and an extended hull and foredeck, the sleek 46-foot-long watercraft draws many of its design aesthetics from a classic automobile silhouette. Some in the industry have even called the avant-garde boat the “S-Class of the Seas.”

“In developing the new motor yacht, we have transferred our expertise to the marine industry, creating something never seen before in the process.

The ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style, and comfortable elegance,” Gorden Wagener, vice president of design for Daimler AG, said on the ccompany’s website. “The yacht embodies the Mercedes-Benz’s progressive, dynamic design philosophy of sensual purity on the water.”

The interior is lined with elegant eucalyptus wood, and the retractable windows allow guests to enjoy the ocean view while lounging in the plush nubuck-leather seats.

The thoughtfully designed space, which comfortably accommodates up to 10 passengers, includes extendable tables and beds, a lavish bathroom, a bonus dressing room, air conditioning, built-in chilled wine storage, an ice-making machine and JBL by Harman and BOSE sound system.
Light transmission inside the yacht can be controlled electronically—similar to the Mercedes‑Benz’s Magic Sky technology.

Nicknamed the “Silver Arrow of the Seas,” the vessel delivers 960 horsepower (two of Yanmar’s six-cylinder 6LY3-ETP diesel engines) with a top speed of 38 knots (44 mph).

“By virtue of maximum variability, the yacht combines the advantages of an open boat with the generous interior and privacy of a cabin cruiser,” Wagener said.

Mercedes-Benz, in conjunction with Silver Arrows Marine, will only produce 10 of these beauties for those who have $1.7 million burning a hole in their pockets. Arrow460–Granturismo’s first customers will receive their yacht in the second half of 2017.


Love Luxury Boats?

If you love to see all fancy things that float on the sea, check out this $250 million superyacht. Included is a rooftop deck (all the way at the top). Totaling over 1,000 sq. feet, the rooftop deck includes an infinity pool, bar and dining area (of course).


Here’s a view of the rooftop deck, a mere 125 feet in the air. The main cabin is under the deck (could you imagine the views?!)


On the main levels of the yacht, you can relax in another pool, find tranquility in an aquarium (as if the beautiful 360-degree ocean views aren’t enough) and various balconies for catching rays. Totaling 492 in length, the concept was designed by Italian designer Gabrielle Teruzzi. So if you have some spare change laying around, give him a call and maybe he’ll build one for you.
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100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today

Back in the day, cigarette cards were popular collectibles included in every pack and displayed photos of celebrities, advertisements, and more. Gallaher cigarettes, a UK-founded tobacco company that was once the largest in the world, decided to print a series of helpful how-to’s on their cards, which ranged from mundane tasks (boiling potatoes) to unlikely scenarios (stopping a runaway horse). Most of them are insanely clever, though, like how to make a fire extinguisher at home. Who even knew you could do that?

The entire set of life hacks is now part of the NYPL’s George Arents Collection. Check out some of the cleverest ones we could find below. You never know when you’ll have to clean real lace!

More info: The New York Public Library.

#1 How to extract a splinter.

#2 How to cut new bread into thin slices.
#3 How to separate glass tumblers.
#4 How to revive cut flowers. 
#5 How to make a fire extinguisher.
#6 How to test butter.
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