Author Archives: gemmell

My Kindergarten Teacher VR

This is a VR sim­u­la­tion of you as a five year old. You look up and a love­ly warm moth­er­ly char­ac­ter says “Ooh poor thing, let’s get a bandaid on that. Here, have a hug,” and is gen­er­al­ly just a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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This is like a stepome­ter but for chil­dren, and lis­tens to how many times they say “Mum” in a day. “Muum, muu­um, where’s mum?”. They get a quote of 100 mum’s and it buzzes when they hit 50, 75, 80, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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This is a plat­form for law firms to have pre-agreed on for­mats and posi­tions for con­tracts. So you might have an Ashurst and Allen-Overy rep hash out a base­line con­tract for some­thing, includ­ing var­i­ous approved plays and adjust­ments, so that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Instead of spend­ing bajil­ions cre­at­ing fake meat, why not take a meat that’s con­sid­ered not very paletable e.g. kan­ga­roo, and use some food sci­ence to trans­form the taste to some­thing more like beef?  This is based on a lit­tle arti­cle about … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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An outlook plugin to help manage emailed documents

After all these years, and all these meth­ods of shar­ing doc­u­ments, peo­ple still just attach a doc­u­ment to an email and send it. And along with that comes the very real pain of man­ag­ing mul­ti­ple ver­sions. What if there was … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Personal Limerick Book

You go to a web­site and you plug in a few details about your daugh­ter, what she looks like, what her per­son­al­i­ty is like, and it builds a lit­tle lim­er­ick book with car­toon char­ac­ters for you about her. You know your … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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First Responder Drones

Drones that fly out from emer­gency ser­vices cen­ters to get a pic­ture of the sit­u­a­tion on the ground. I imag­ine these would fly out fast, extend legs and land and sur­vey the sit­u­a­tion, relay­ing infor­ma­tion back to the crew on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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40Fit or 40Ripped

This is a online fit­ness pro­gram crossed with a social net­work. It’s a fit­ness pro­gram, but week­ly you fol­low the progress of a per­son, and week­ly you post your progress. Part of the pro­gram is semi-scrip­t­ed video uploads so that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Formalising the Bank of Mum ‘n’ Dad

This is an app and legal struc­ture that for­malis­es invest­ments through oth­er par­ties. Like p2p loans. The idea is that mum & dad give you a $200,000 loan to help pay for your first house, and how do you repay … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A tai­lor-as-a-ser­vice. You sign up and pay $30 and we send you a S/M/L/XL shirt and pants that has lines on it. You take pho­tos of your­self in that, and our algo­rithms can work out what size you are. It … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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