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精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.087: Smart crib for unrested parents 爸媽幫手智慧型嬰兒床

· 15Mins英語咖啡館


This article contains two stories of how technology is used to inspire and solve problems in everyday life. First, parents to a newborn, Radhika and Bharath Patil, just like other parents with babies have faced disruptions in their sleep patterns. So, to find a solution to sooth their baby, and get better rest, they put their electrical engineering background to good use and built a smartcrib. The smartcrib is said to combine a baby monitor, rocker, bassinet and crib in one. Next story is about how Amazon is developing non-contact payment systems that could help retailers in these times where social distancing is required. Amazon is testing a palm-based detection system. Security level is similar to fingerprint scans, but palm scanning at a distance is more practical.


Vocabulary and Sample sentences:

Sth fly/go out the window ph. – something does not exist or disappeared

  • Once you have a baby, your good night’s rest will go out the window.
  • If you drink too much, your senses go out the window. 

Pattern n. – a repeated decorative design or an arrangement/ sequence

  • The palm scanning system of Amazon is based on capturing the vein patterns of the palm.
  • Zen tangle artworks are based on different, repeated patterns. 

Practical adj. - something that can be done or likely to be feasible

  • Instead of fingerprint identification, palm scanning at a distance is more practical.
  • After a session of brainstorming, we should consider selecting the ideas that are more practical.