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A Smart Necklace That’s Like a Locket for the 21st Century

"One thing quietly unsaid amid all the hubbub over the Apple Watch is that it’s not particularly clear what the device is for. Is it a notification screen? A fancy credit card? A health tracker? It’s all of those things—and that’s a problem, says Jennifer Darmour. “Even though Apple introduced a great platform, it still doesn’t know how to provide greater meaning,” says Darmour, a design director at Artefact, a design consultancy, and an early pioneer in wearable technology.

Her solution is Purple, a digital locket that keeps precious photos close at hand. The point, she says, is not to extend the number of people we’re connected to, but to winnow them. “It’s not about collecting 500 friends, but finding an experience that can enrich the core people you care about, no matter where they are.” Thus, Purple is meant to allow you to tag and save memories you’ll always want to be reminded of, rather than losing them in the torrent of your social feeds.

…Typically, the locket’s screen is masked by a lid. That lid curves slightly upward, providing an easy way to open the device and a clever way of peeking inside. When a new photo arrives, the screen glows and light seeps out. Open it and you can see the photo. Tap it to save it to your permanent list of keepsakes, and scroll through others you might have saved.

As Darmour notes, the screen has only one additional gesture, which she calls “the peek.” When you see a photo, you can see who it’s from or see all the people you’re connected to. You can respond with a like or a quick preset message—or you can share it with others in your close network. (The locket in turn knows to share any messages or likes through the same service the message was sent from.)”

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You gotta do somethin’ man yo ass is grown…” 

"So we forced to sell crack, rap, & get a job.

You gotta do somethin’ man yo ass is grown…”