What could go wrong with crowdsourced dating advice? (and other stuff you missed)
Geekiness is a trait that is often unfairly associated with unattractiveness. I might be biased, but I certainly think this doesn't have to be the case. For this Friday's GeekBytes, we're going to take a walk on the fashionable side. In fact, let's start with something you can walk in.
Women looking to declare themselves card-carrying members of the Star Wars fan club may want to invest in these DIY heels. Built out of a standard pair of white shoes, an assortment of LEDs, a pair of repurposed sunglasses, a couple R2-D2 toy action figures, and a few other materials, these shoes will blink, flash, and make appropriate noises when, well, appropriate. If, for some reason, you become inspired to come up with a C-3PO version, you are totally required to tell us in the comments.
Regardless of your age or gender, dating can be an absolutely terrifying experience. Given the growth of crowdsourcing, it sort of makes sense that someone would eventually come up with a website where they would livestream an encounter of the flirtatious kind and, well, acquire third-party advice. Some of the options apparently include informing the creator to smile more, disagree with the other person, laugh, or even ask particular questions. It's not a guarantee that the advice will be taken, but still.
Remember Neurowear's Necomimi? It's a pair of cat ears attached to a headset that could interpret your brain waves. It also will set you back a sizable $99.95 if you make the decision to pick up one of these. Ouch. If you already own a 3D Printer, however, there may be a somewhat cheaper alternative. A chap named Josh DiMauro is working on concocting his own Mindwave Cat Ears and while the instructions aren't quite solid just yet, there's enough information for you to get started.