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Google Gas Permeable

Over the years, many scientists have investigated various body fluids—such as tears—in the hopes of finding an easier way for people to track their glucose levels. [...] We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Jan 16, 2014 - 41 comments

Get the Gist

Gist is an online contacts management system that knows about your social media contacts as well as your IRL friends... [more inside]
posted by benzo8 on Nov 2, 2010 - 29 comments

Personally, I'm Holding Out for the "Sauron" Lens

The New York Times reports that anime-style "Circle" (or "Big Eye") lenses are currently gaining in popularity, thanks to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 3, 2010 - 59 comments

metafilter fpp post --tags "google, commandline, unix" --title "GoogleCL" "Google makes Picasa ... "

Google makes Picasa, YouTube, Blogger, and Google Documents, Calendar, and Contacts available to command-line geeks with GoogleCL, a new, official command-line tool. How to install: Mac OS X, Windows, elsewhere. Google's examples of what you can do; Lifehacker's "five nifty GoogleCL tricks." [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 29, 2010 - 26 comments

Revamp

If you use Flickr, your home page is about to change. It looks more like a social networking site than ever. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Sep 10, 2008 - 50 comments

No word on cat ears, tentacles.

So you want to look like an anime character? Because wide eyes are more attractive, and, ahem, easier. And blue eyes are more attractive, but only to blue-eyed men. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Aug 11, 2008 - 32 comments

Plaxo, whatfor art thou, Plaxo

Maintaining contact info. I suck at it, but this new automation service may be the best I've ever come across, of any kind, on the net. No, seriously. Some have justifiably expressed concerns about what could possibly be the email-harvester to end all email-harvesters, but their privacy policy looks sound, and so far, after a week, I am astounded at how well it works. [Outlook/OE on Windows only, and this post smacks of bit of refreshing Pepsi Blue, I know, but I reckon it's the best of a very small breed, and free, so worth the link. Plaxo rocks.]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 26, 2003 - 19 comments

You will obey your crazy eyes red spiral overlords.

You will obey your crazy-eyes-red-spiral overlords. Contact lenses for those who would like to escape the quaint simplicity of the iris. (*The eye can also be valuable advertising space. Put your favorite NFL logo right around your pupil! […scroll to bottom of page...]) More styles here (flash, with really bad music.)
posted by limitedpie on Jul 31, 2003 - 9 comments

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