Now you can manipulate your mood, like Facebook did

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

Hot on the heels of Facebook’s secret news feed experiment that looked at how emotional contagion through social networks changed people’s moods in response to filtered news feeds, artist Lauren McCarthy created Facebook Mood Manipulator, a Chrome browser extension that taps into the same Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) system used by the Facebook study. […]

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Retire your prozac and put on the Happy Sunglasses instead

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Spy Optics, a Californian firm specializing in eyewear, has claimed their sunglasses will make you mighty happy. And it’s all due to their technologically advanced lenses which leverage on mood-enhancing light to boost our inner feel-good factor. If you don’t already know, the sun emits different kinds of light rays, which can be grouped into […]

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In Russia, these checkout machines know if you’re moody or happy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 12 July 2013

Yes, in Russia, if you’re shopping at one of the 280 outlets of cosmetics chain Ulybka Radugi, you can check out your purchases, and the emotions on your face. The makeup chain has equipped checkout counters with cameras and emotion recognition software to do a face scan. Combined with the shopper’s shopping records from the […]

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Stereomood: listen to music that matches your mood

Dijana Necovski Reader Find

By Dijana Necovski in Cool Websites on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Stereomood is better than a freshly baked croissant. Okay, maybe you can’t eat Stereomood, but you can listen to it during cooking time. Just as I was waving good-bye to my iPod and closing the drawer I was burying it in, a friend of mine sent me a link. I was filled with complete happiness […]

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