A novel way to wake up.
A wake-up function of your wall mounted TV. You set the time you want to wake up, and the TV set will turn on a short while before (5–30 minutes) and show a video of the sun rising and the sounds that go along with it, at a growing volume. You can pick from different sceneries and sounds, like a forest with birds and animals, a city back yard with birds and street noises, etc.
Instead of accepting what others think is relaxing, find out what’s best for you.
A service that offers you a huge selection of sounds to listen to and see how they relax you. From children playing in the distance, to heavy machinery working. Just listen and choose the ones that make you relax, then use those when you feel a bit stressed. You can alway find more sounds similar to the ones you already know work or find out entirely new ones.
Combine the benefits of ear buds (hearing your surroundings) with the benefits of in-ear (noise reduction) headphones.
In-ear headphones that can block or pass through the surrounding sounds controlled by the user.
It’s obvious by the proliferation of systems to facilitate it (Snapchat, Cyberdust, etc.), that people are interested in having their communication protected by guaranteeing they are not permanent. There are two facets to it: 1. expire the message, and 2. do not have proof of who sent it. It’s good to have both even though one might be enough. The problem is with today’s systems: if you can see the message sent to you, you can record it by using another device like a camera and bypassing all of today’s “safety” mechanisms, and you end up having a record of what was sent and usually also by who.
This is only good for text but might solve the problems above. The sender types in the text. The app converts the text to a sound file of the spoken text. The audio file is sent to the recipient. The recipient can only listen to the message, and it expires after a certain amount of time (even if not listened to.) Although another device can record the spoken text, it is a mechanical sound, and there is no way to identify who sent it. You do see who sent it in the app, but you don’t see the message itself since its a sound. This way you have no way of recording both who sent it and what they sent in one “snapshot,” you only have two separate pieces of information with no way to prove they are connected.
You would like to listen to some music or watch a video without using earphones, but there are others around you, and you don’t want to disturb them.
Install directional speakers in smartphones so there is a minimum of sound leaking to others.