Baidu's new headset and chopsticks record, ID and judge the food you eat

Chinese search giant Baidu has formally launched its answer to Google Glass, but unlike Mountain View's creation, it doesn't actually come with a display. The headset, called Baidu Eye, wraps behind your head instead. It recognizes voice and gesture commands, including being able to look up anything you want like plants, bags or clothes just by encircling any object in the Eye's line of sight with your finger. The system then sends the results to your smartphone in the absence of a display. That's not the only thing the company showcased at its recent annual developers' conference in Beijing, though: it has also debuted its new smart chopsticks, which originally began as an April Fools' joke.
The high-tech utensils can be used not only to eat, but also to detect the quality of oil used in your food -- its light indicator glows red if it's unsafe for consumption, and blue if it's safe. Since Chinese food typically requires huge amounts of oil, the chopsticks can make sure you're ingesting fresh oil, not something that's been recycled numerous times. We're not even talking about cooking oil restaurants use over and over; we're talking about "gutter oil," which is literally something scooped up from sewers. The gutter oil industry is big in China, with the police cracking down on "recyclers" for years, as the material can contain a fungus that increases risk of liver cancer and developmental disabilities in kids. Baidu CEO Robin Li didn't mention any price or release date for either device, but he promised that the chopsticks will also be able to detect PH levels and, more importantly for the health conscious, calories in food in the future.

Rdio update expands its free radio offerings with more music than the rest

Rdio has offered radio-like shuffle listening for quite sometime, but with its latest update, the service looks to be tops in free internet streaming. Across Android, iOS and desktop apps, the tune-minded outfit packs in new features that will help do just that, and it'll lend subscribers a hand with easily tracking down what they're after -- whether it's Stations, playlists, full albums or a single song. The free "Stations-first" option claims to offer a library that's 15 times larger than others with channels for selections based on genres and artists. What's more, there are also streams based on emotion or activity curated by folks at Rdio, and some handpicked by "tastemakers" (Snoop Dogg was offered as an example). There's a station that's unique to each user, too -- Billy FM is mine, for example -- learning from your listening habits to provide a mix to suit your favorites and yet another that's populated with tracks from your Collection.

Once you pick a station, you can adjust a slider at points between popular, familiar or favorites on one end and adventurous on the other to further tweak what Rdio will send your way. As you've probably guessed by now, Rdio is working alongside Cumulus to provide the free listening via advertising on both mobile and the web. There will also be branded stations where promotional partners control the playlist and the ad content. Macy's and Home Depot have already signed on, so you can look forward to those two, with many more to come, we'd surmise. Both the curated playlists and an app that continually learns from your habits may sound familiar. Beats Music has collections that are compiled by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and others, asking about your music tastes along the way to fill out its Just For You listings.
In addition to the big push for its free streaming option, there's a revamped Home section that constantly updates with new "stories" based on listening preferences, activity from those tastemakers, what your friends are up to and recommendations from Rdio experts. You can think of "stories" as the "what's happening" feed that allows you to pick up right where you left off, see what's trending amongst your mates, peruse comments and more. In the side menu, Trending replaces Heavy Rotation and Top Charts for what's getting most of the plays across all of Rdio or within your circle of pals. There's a new Browse option as well, providing easy access to those genre, mood and other themed stations. All of the new features and expanded free radio are rolling out to Android, iOS and web users right now, so you should be able to try for yourself shortly.
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Qualcomm's universal AllPlay streaming now works with Spotify

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Qualcomm's AllPlay is supposed to deliver a world of simple, universal media streaming, and it just came a lot closer to realizing that vision by both landing a raft of new partners and widening its app program. You can now stream to AllPlay devices using several additional music services, including Spotify; if you want to blast that new album on every system in the house, you can. Appropriately, both Fon's Gramofon media hub and Monster's SoundStage speakers will now take your AllPlay tunes.
You should expect more apps to work with AllPlay in the near future, too. While Qualcomm first offered AllPlay's Click developer kit at the start of the year, it's now publicly available to any app or music service provider that wants to use it. It will be a while before that next wave of supporting software reaches the wild, but it shouldn't be too long before many of your music apps have some kind of audio sharing built-in.

Lara Bingle Is Topless

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Lara Bingle Topless

Lara Bingle Topless

Lara Bingle Topless


Here’s Coco’s Giant Anus Because F*ck It

Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados
Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados
Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados.

Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados
Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados

Coco Bikini Butt Photos: Barbados


So it took me at least two hours to get Rihanna up, and I practically forced these Coco bikini pics into the site using a crowbar because apparently our database has “corrupt tables,” and I can’t even tell you who the hell’s bribing them. Couple that with a distinct lack of Photo Boy, and I’m taking a mental health day before I’m outside Hilary Duff‘s house again disguised as a trash can. If she’d just wear this dress I made with my pub-Anyway, a special thanks to the criminally understaffed product team who’s been putting out no less than eight million fires across the company this week. You guys (and gal) somehow keep our sites running and could use some more co-workers instead of Directors of Sticky Widgets or whatever bullshit positions somebody came up with for cachet. Fingers crossed we’ll start heading in that direction. In the meantime, enjoy Coco whose epic struggle to stay on an inflatable raft is the perfect metaphor for me trying to publishing anything today.
See you after the holiday, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (below) where I’m sure I’ll be bitching about something all weekend. I have no life.


Future and Ciara Back Together For Good Of Their Baby

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 and Ciara didn't stay apart for long ... and it's all because Ciara feels strongly about her son needing his father around 24/7.

Sources close to Future tell TMZ ... he and Ciara are living together again -- and trying to make things work between them -- so Future can help take care of their 4-month-old son, Future Zahir.

Ciara must be willing to overlook the past ... since she was the one who claimed Future cheated on her while he was on tour -- and then broke off their engagement last month.

We're told Ciara wasn't interested in a shared parenting situation ... saying she believes Future's a good father and that it's best for their son if his dad's there. 

Pretty selfless of her, if she really believes he cheated.

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HTC's plasticky One E8 lands in the US courtesy of Sprint

Jonesing for a taste of the HTC One M8 lifestyle but don't have the cash to make it happen? Never fear -- Sprint has just started offering the fantastic-in-plastic HTC One E8 to customers who want M8 horsepower without the matching price tag. No, really: in case you've forgotten, the E8 features the exact same screen, BoomSound speakers, processor and RAM as its slightly upmarket brother. The only real difference is that the E8 only comes with 16GB of internal storage (which is mitigated pretty nicely by its microSD card slot) and the fact that HTC ditched the Duo camera setup in favor of a more traditional 13-megapixel sensor 'round the back. In the event that your gear acquisition syndrome just started flaring up, you can lay claim to your very own E8 (in either white or gray) for $400 outright, $0 down and $20.84/month for 2 years with Sprint's Easy Pay option, or $99 with a standard 2 year contract.

Logitech's new keyboard can dock your smartphone and tablet

Wireless keyboards are a dime a dozen nowadays, but every now and then we come across one thatmanages to stand out from the rest of the pack. And that's the case with the new K480 from Logitech, a Bluetooth keyboard that's capable of doubling as a dock for your smartphone and tablet. It even has space to hold two devices simultaneously, as pictured above, so long as the size of each is appropriate -- something like a 5-inch handset with 8-inch tablet combo, for example, should work just fine. As you might expect, Logitech's K480can also pair with your laptop or desktop, making it rather handy for a number of different scenarios. You'll be able to get one, in black or white, when it becomes available in the US and Europe later this month for $50.

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL

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Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?
Here’s a handy, easy to remember trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” and before “youtube.com”
Like so:
gif.

So, for example, you’d turn:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
into:
www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
and hit enter. Tada!
To be clear, this isn’t an official YouTube tool (though I’d still argue that YouTube really, really ought to build one) — so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work forever , particularly if YouTube’s legal team gets too bummed about the use of their trademark right in the domain. This is a side project by the team behind the super GIF-centric messaging appGlyphic.
One catch: in the current build, you can set the start time and GIF duration, but you can’t get super precise about it. If you want frame-by-frame control for that sweet, sweet perfectly timed loopage, you’ll probably want something like GIFGrabber or GIFBrewery
[Via HackerNews]