Keep the customer satisfied If you enjoy an advert, you are more likely to buy the product. A new system will help advertisers work out how their latest offering is going down, just by watching your face. The software, developed at the MIT Media Lab, looks at how muscles in the face move in response to watching a video. It can then decide what counts as positive facial responses and gauge which adverts the viewer will enjoy the most. “The future of technology will be largely determined by citizens who design, build, and hack their own” NASA’s Nicholas Skytland talks ahead of a National Day of Civic Hacking in the US on 1 June in which volunteers will take on challenges to build new software and apps (Source: BoingBoing) Lifelogger knows all about your day How was your day? Stressful, fun, boring? It might soon be easier to review the highs and lows. Developed by MIT’s Media Lab, the Inside-Out system uses a biosensor worn on the wrist to log how the electrical properties of the skin change, indicating heightened emotions. A smartphone around the neck takes pictures several times a minute to log what you were doing at the time. At the end of the day, the user views their experiences on a screen and can scroll through their day using gestures, picked up by a Kinect camera. 4G?