TellSpec analyzes the findings using the algorithm and sends a report to your phone telling you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in the food.
TellSpec is a three-part system which includes: (1) a spectrometer scanner (2) an algorithm that exists in the cloud; and (3) an easy-to-understand interface on your smartphone.
This product has raised over $400,000 on IndieGoGo with a product that is completely technically impossible and will likely remain that way for at least a decade. The things they say the product can do, it cannot do. Portable spectrometers hit the marketing only a few years ago and cost about $250,000 - they are pre-selling these made up things on IGG for $250.
Even those $250,000 scanners can’t do what they claim this product can do. I’ve never seen a more deceptive crowd funding campaign in my life and it’s kinda pissin’ me off.
If you see this posted on facebook or elsewhere, please tell your people that it’s a scam and they should get their money back asap.
what the hell
Did some research of my own and yes, this is almost assuredly a scam. The tellspec model shown in the videos doesn’t even exist. The creators said it was a mockup of what the product could do. Prototypes supposedly exist but nothing’s been shown except some 3D models which conspicuously don’t show anything like battery or electronic placements inside the shell. A lot of the stuff shown on the indiegogo page is nothing more than marketer hype.
Now, there is a slight possibility that what they’re doing is raising enough money to show off some prototype models to big-name investors so they can make the product they actually claim they can make. These people did file a patent back in August, though we won’t be able to see what that entailed for another 18 months. Though if what they’re doing is just generating public buzz for real investors, it would be another couple years before we heard of this product again anyway. If any of the indiegogo backers actually receive any product, at best it’s going to be an ultra-low detection model that almost certainly would have to be pressed against the object for an indefinite amount of time and most likely do nothing more than tell pasta apart from chocolate.
Add the fact that this is being funded using indiegogo’s flexible funding (which the creators say was an accident), they get to keep all the money raised even if they can’t deliver a product. It’s probably for the best to avoid this fundraiser.
Going through my vast desktop wallpaper collection and noticing a lot of these are often over 4k in resolution. Why exactly? 4k monitors are barely a blip right now on the monitor radar. Not to mention these large files can run between 20-50 MBs and add up to a lot of space taken up if you’ve got thousands of these things. Add on the fact that even with a correct monitor and enough HD space, your eye perception might not even notice the difference in quality at such high pixel resolutions.
I guess sometimes the large files are good for editors who want to mess around with images but when all I’m doing is slapping it on a screen for an hour I’m fine with 1080p… 1440p at most. I dunno, just seems like a waste of resources to me to be saying, “Here guys, have a new wallpaper! It’s 5000x2800! Enjoy that filesize!”
Apologies for the sporadic updates. Been going through some things but I’ll try to get back onto a normal track during this upcoming week.
LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN HAHA
Oh geeze oh god it’s not Bigally but why is it still so perfect?
Since I’ve seen some requests for one, here’s a review/summary of the situation between Archie Comics Publications, Ken Penders, SEGA, and Bioware/Electronic Arts, with a little look at the effects upon Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comics.
I’ve tried to go in…
Very thorough read, definitely gonna share this with those who ask what in all happened with Penders. The only thing I might add would be where Penders said back in ‘99 he and Bollers would submit story outlines to Sega after actually writing the stories.
Why do you want it exactly anyways? Kinda curious
Hey thanks! I’m the one who asked for it. I really just want it for avatar purposes and woop wooping. If I ever use it for anything beyond that I’ll ask permission first.
AT LAST, an article I’ve been working on all week, and which turned out to be much longer than I ever intended. I really hope you guys like it, becuase I am fucking exhausted.
Highly recommended read.
Another coloring I did. Again, pre-shaded. Think I’ll try to do some shading on my own next time. Original picture is linked right here, go fave it and stuff: http://cnwsonikkufan.deviantart.com/art/Bunnie-Rabbot-x2-310844048