“Hey, buddy. You seem a little down, how about I order you a cheeseburger?” In the future, you could find yourself responding to that kind of a pep talk from your smartphone: a new device created by the bright minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a device that can detect emotions by reading wireless signals bouncing off a person. [More]
We get it — you’re cranky because nothing is going right, everything is turning out wrong and your day just keeps getting worse and worse. But just because you’re having an off moment doesn’t mean you should take it out on others, like a man accused of robbing a pizza joint at gunpoint who told a cashier his day was a dud.
Anyone who has ever suddenly come face to face with the Windows Blue Screen of Death has probably never grinned at the realization that something might be terribly wrong with your computer. After many, many iterations of the the BSoD, Microsoft has decided to mirror your displeasure by adding a huge sad face emoticon to its latest version.