Dramatic mood shifts while drinking alcohol are normal, but for some of us, booze takes us down a path toward nasty, belligerent, and downright aggressive behavior. By studying brain scans of drunk men, Australian scientists have pinpointed the parts of our brain that go weak when we drink, making us meaner than…
Tucked among the booths at CES is a small company called Kyon. It wants to revolutionize the pet collar business by offering an innovation that, among other things, tells you what your pet is feeling. This is bullshit and it must be stopped.
Equipped with lenses specially designed to allow long wave blue light to pass through, these new "Happy Lens" sunglasses from Spy claim to boost your mood, alertness and help you sleep better at night. Do they work?
Even though your morning jog may give you a brief high, don't assume that working out can make you happy in the long-term. A new study suggests that however much exercise you do, it won't help reduce the symptoms of depression.
Facebook isn't just made for stalking hot chicks, you can keep up with your friends too! But friends make it tough when they start posting cryptic, emo status updates—what do they really mean? Facemood for iPhone reads those updates and gives their updates a happiness and sadness rating.
How does Grandma stay connected to you? Buddy Radio hopes to help the elderly by giving them an old school gadget—a basic radio—that combines new school technology—social networks—so they can broadcast their mood and ask for help.
Forget looking at the mood ring on someone's hand to know how she feels. Now it's the chair under her cute bum that'll reveal all. And the LEDs and embedded micro-chips on it are way cooler than bubblegum machine trinkets.
Regular Giz readers will have seen countless crazy homebrew inventions powered by the DIY Arduino platform—but this could be the strangest yet. How about a robotic tail that's controlled by RFID "mood cards", or a Wii Nunhuck? Yep.
The Colorsonic MP3 player concept displays colors around its ring-shaped body, which can be matched up with a certain mood of music, like an old-school mood ring.
The Gadget: Philips' goLITE BLU, a blue light dispensing clock that helps reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder, a.k.a. the winter blues. It's best used in 15-30 minute daily intervals when it's dark out.
These aren't LEGO in the way that actual LEGO are LEGO, but they are translucent bricks that you can stack on top of each other to build structures. In this case, the structure is a tower with a hole in the middle for a light to go, which then passes through the various colors you've set up to induce one of several…
Disney, ever on the prowl for new ideas even if it has to spend billions to buy them, has filed a patent for a media player that monitors your mood and then picks out songs accordingly. As this player suggests a video or song for you, you accept or reject that pick, and then the player learns from that, too. It will…
The last time I used anything to alter my mood I ended up naked on the roof of KDR screaming the words to MacArthur Park. Therefore, I'm kind of incredulous as to the potential mood-altering capabilities of a radio with a big light on it.