Why Remembering Names is So Hard

Have you ever met someone at a party and soon after introducing yourselves realize you don’t remember their name? Turns out you aren’t the only one. Research shows that forgetting someone’s name is the result of various social circumstances including the Baker effect, which points out that someone who reveals that they work as a baker is much more memorable than someone whose says their …

Memolio Giveaway

A quick three-step process, Memolio turns digital images into transportable pictures. The compact album houses 24 images on durable, water-resistant card stock within personalized front and back covers. Ideal as mini portfolios or a modern take on the wallet insert, Memolio albums also make for great holiday greeting cards or stocking stuffer. Each runs €15 (shipping included) and you create them in minutes from the …

Memolio Picture Albums

For archivists or self-promoters, Memolio publishes small decks of multiple images. Whether handing them out as mini portfolios, creating albums to commemorate special events or giving them as gifts, the unlimited options make them endlessly useful. Much like Moo cards, the service works by uploading images, which you have the ability to edit and preview before ordering. An "explore" feature encourages browsing around to get …

Ooms Memory Stick

Oooms made the rounds last week — check out the geeky visual pun, intended to stand out against the slick plastics of normal office gear, on We Make Money Not Art and Treehugger. Starts at €79 for 128MB (goes up to 1G) from Oooms. Also on Cool Hunting: How to Disappear Completely

Mimobot Giveaway!

As a little holiday treat we teamed up with Mimoco to give away full sets of 256MB goSeries Mimobots (Magma, Galaxor, Vera, Jolibear, & Ta2b) to two lucky readers. The rules are simple: – send an email to coolhunting [at] mimoco [dot] com before midnight on Monday, 19 December and you'll be entered in the drawing.* – two lucky winners will be notified on the …