The Daily Grind Video


In today’s iGRIND we’ve put together a few new things that may peak your interest, some more than others.

We have a set of headphones that will help you hear music as loud as you like without damaging your ears, a projector and a facial scanner that fits into your pocket, as well as a subscription to Playboy Magazine that can be sent directly to your iPad.

In a weird way, you would probably be able to use all of these products in one sitting but that’s neither here nor there, check out a small section whats going on in the world of technology on today’s iGrind.

What: iPlayboy

Made By: Playboy Magazine

What It Does: Recieve your uncensored Playboy subscription to your iPad

Price: $8/month, $60/year or $100/2 years

Playboy has launched its iPlayboy website, designed for viewing uncensored Playboy magazines on your iPad.  Playboy was originally supposed to launch this website in March, but pushed it back because of a few technical difficulties. Subscribers will be able to view past issues as well as upcoming issues via the iPlayboy website.  Playboy managed to bypass Apple’s strict no-nudity laws, the catch is that the app is web-based, thereby bypassing Apple’s review process.


What: Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens (ADEL)

Made By: Asius Technologies

What It Does: Headphones that act as a “second eardrum” to prevent you from listener fatigue.

Price: N/A

The Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens (ADEL) ― an inflatable polymer balloon that attaches to the ends of ear-buds. According to Asius’ Samuel Gido, the inflated ADEL effectively acts as a “second eardrum,” absorbing sound and redirecting it away from the ear’s most sensitive regions and protecting them from Listener fatigue. Listener fatigue happens as a result of “acoustic reflex” that happens every time you blast music through earbuds and your ear muscles strain to reduce sound waves by about 50 decibels, encouraging many audiophiles to crank up the volume. There is no word yet on when ADEL may be available for commercial use, but head past the break for a video explanation of the ADEL.


Beakdown of the ADEL.


What: Pico Projector 2

Made By: MiLi

What It Does: Project Videos

Price: $450

The Pico Projector 2 is about as thick as two iPhones and can use your iPhone to actually procect images and video onto a nearby wall. Unlike the Pico Projector 1, this projector is virtually silent because it no longer uses a fan in the device and has allowed for a better battery life, at around two and a half hours of 10-lumen mini video projection on a charge.


What: RecognizeMe App

Made By: Apocolipse

What It Does: Unlock your iPhone by Scanning your face

Price: Free

RecognizeMe is the first Facial Recognition security for the iPhone. Although not perfect, RecognizeMe does a pretty good job at facial recognition, given optimal conditions. RecognizeMe sits on the iPhone passcode screen, so it serves as an alternate to, rather than a replacement for the passcode. So now instead of typing in a passcode you can actually scan your face. Take a look at RecognizeME in action after the break. Welcome to the future.