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the smart hug shirt

Digital technology surrounds our homes, our workplace and our leisure hours. Now the digital revolution is poised to envelop our bodies. Electronic garb has captured public imagination since 1930s serialized comics like "Buck Rogers" and "Dick Tracy." Although technological advances have made breakthroughs in production and durability of textiles, added electronic functionality of clothing has lagged behind advances in computing, communications and appliances. That could soon changeThe Hug Shirt is a shirt that makes people send hugs over distance! Embedded in the shirt there are sensors that feel the strength of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender and actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the shirt of the distant loved one.The Hug Shirt is a Bluetooth accessory for Java enabled mobile phones. Hug Shirts don’t have any assigned phone number, all the data goes from the sensors’ Bluetooth to your …

winamp global hotkeys

Global Hotkeys are keyboard shortcuts that you can use from within any running application. The primary hotkeys in Winamp provide you a functional control of actions when the player is running.Play Ctrl+Alt+InsertPause Ctrl+Alt+HomeStop Ctrl+Alt+EndPrevious in playlist Ctrl+Alt+Page UpNext in playlist Ctrl+Alt+Page DownVolume up Ctrl+Alt+UpVolume down Ctrl+Alt+DownForward Ctrl+Alt+RightRewind Ctrl+Alt+LeftJump to box Ctrl+Alt+JOpen file dialog Ctrl+Alt+LHotkeys are handy, especially if you keep your Winamp minimized, and also absent from view, all the time. I love Winamp for many of its features, such as low usage of resources, wonderful plug-ins availability, ease of use and its ability to play almost anything that you throw at it. Besides, you can create a lot of hotkeys and associate desired actions accordingly, in an easy way. Why not give it a try!