Forget crosswords and Krugman, because the New York Times has created a companion like new bathroom much more fun than either of them. Like some of his Snow White style predecessors , the Times’ magic mirror prototype uses Microsoft Kinect to detect and track your movements, while deploying a voice recognition technology to fulfill your orders. With this slab omniscient affixed to your wall, you can surf the Web, browse your closet and send reassuring e-mails to your teenage daughter, you should have driven to school a good 30 minutes before . An RFID reader, meanwhile, can recognize tagged pharmaceuticals or other, allowing you to instantly access information about your prescription drugs, placing them in front of the LCD reflection. You can also use the mirror to navigate through the full slate of Times
articles and video content, which means that you can read about the extravagant weekend getaways and urban gentrification in the comfort of your permanent sink. Unfortunately for all of humanity, the magic mirror is still in the prototype phase and Research of the NYT ‘s and Development Group has yet to propose a timetable for its release – but you can see it in action for you even after the break.
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