Tech Tuesday: Yawns,Zynga, Jetpacks and the Internet

A look at this week's Tech Tueday

Waiting at an airport or waiting anywhere can be tiring.  When people get tired, they yawn, but what if you could be rewarded for a yawn. 

Dutch coffee company Douwe Egberts put a coffee machine in O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, so what?

Well this machine used facial recognition software to recognize yawns.  For the machine, a yawn equals free coffee.  More than 200 people received free coffee from the machine.

Zynga, the online gaming company will not pursue a gaming license, which would have allowed the site to offer gambling with real money.

Anaylists expected the move to help the fledging company.  Last month, it announced plans to lay off nearly 20 percent of its employees.  A few weeks ago, the CEO and founder of Zynga resigned.

 

In Oshkosh, Wisconsin Switzerland-native Yvews Rossy few in his jet suit Tuesday.

"Jetman" as Rossy's known, flew in his carbon-kevlar jetwing with four engies that can travel up to 190 miles per hour.

He used a hand throttle to control the speed of the jetwing and can go as high as 12,000 feet, but prefers to stay in the 5,000 range.

This was Rossy's United States debut and it's all part of AirVenture.

Many of us spend too much time on the internet, but what exactly are we doing online?

Qmee created an infographic to show what happens in 60 seconds on the Internet.  Some highlights are 278,000 tweets, 15,000 songs downloaded from iTunes and $83,000 spend on Amazon.com.

 Qmee Online in 60 Seconds Infographic
Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic] is an infographic that was produced by Qmee

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