Floome: a Breathalyzer for your Smartphone

first_img How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now If all the articles we post about whiskey, rum, wine, and beer didn’t already tip you off, we’re huge fans of booze here at The Manual. We love to get our drink on, but we also know that part of being a grown-ass man is knowing when you’ve had too many pickleback shots to get behind the wheel. The only problem is that it’s damn near impossible to make an educated guess about your own sobriety once you’ve got some alcohol in your system, so rather than playing a drunken guessing game and taking a huge risk, we suggest you pick yourself up a Floome.We’re sure you’re seen this kind of thing before. Personal breathalyzers definitely aren’t anything new, but if you’ve ever looked into getting one, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a problem: the cheap ones aren’t accurate, and the accurate one are expensive and ugly. Floome is something different. Italian startup 2045Tech designed it with the goal of making a breathalyzer that’s stylish, accurate, and affordable – and they nailed it.The design is super slick – it straddles the line between minimalism and functionality. Without sharp edges, Floome slides easily in and out of your pocket, and since it plugs into your smartphone it doesn’t require any batteries or recharging of any kind. 2045Tech also outfitted the device with a removable cap so you can pop it off and wash it every so often to keep it clean, making it a much more hygenic choice than other breathalyzers on the market. And the best part? It all works through your smartphone.Floome plugs into your smartphone (or dumbphone, or anything with an audio input really) via a foldable headphone jack, and thanks to the accompanying app, it can do a bunch of nifty tricks. If your blood alcohol level is too high, it’ll give you an estimate on how long it’ll be before you can get behind the wheel and automatically set up a reminder for you to blow again after that period of time passes. Don’t feel like waiting around to sober up? The app can also hook you up with local cab services in your area at the touch of a button. And of course, if you feel like sharing just how wasted you got last night, you can also post your breathalyzer results on various social media accounts.2045Tech recently wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign for this badboy, and they expect to launch the product sometime this fall. Find out more or place a pre-order here. The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 10 Fun Facts About Fourth of July You Probably Forgotlast_img read more

Resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC passed without a vote

The resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was passed without a vote in Geneva today.The resolution ‘A/HRC/34/L.1’ was passed with 36 additional co-sponsors. The draft text states: Titled “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka” the resolution gives Sri Lanka two years to show more progress on implementing the 2015 resolution on Sri Lanka. The resolution was submitted by the United States with Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the main sponsors and Sri Lanka a co-sponsor. Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, speaking on behalf of Sri Lanka said that his Government deeply appreciated the understanding shown by all, and support for Sri Lanka’s processes for promoting reconciliation, justice, and human rights, towards enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.“On January 8th 2015, we made a promise to our people that we will engage and work with all stakeholders including our friends and partners, to uphold human rights, establish rule of law, end impunity, strengthen democracy and good governance, and create the stability and peace required in our country for the prosperity of all our people. We thank the international community for their continued support in this journey. We thank them for placing their faith in our government, and our people, and for walking with us at our side, as we strive to establish ‘Sri Lankan Government-led processes’ with international assistance, engagement and support for the benefit of all our citizens, without discrimination,” he said.The Deputy Foreign Minister said that Sri Lanka looks to the continued support of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and his Office. Welcomes the positive engagement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner and the Office of the High Commissioner since October 2015, as well as the relevant special procedure mandate holders, and encourages the continuation of that engagement in the promotion and protection of human rightsand truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; (updated OP2 from HRC/30/1) Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, (PP1 HRC/30/1) Guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant instruments, (PP2 HRC/30/1) Reaffirming Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 of 1 October 2015 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, (NEW)  Requeststhe Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; (updated OP19 from HRC/30/1) Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions 19/2 of 22 March 2012, 22/1 of 21 March 2013, 25/1 of 27 March 2014, (PP3 HRC/30/1) Reaffirming that it is the responsibility of each State to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population, (PP5 HRC/30/1)Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka, (PP4 HRC 30/1) Welcoming the visits to Sri Lanka from 6 to9 February 2016 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and from 31 August to2 September2016 by the United Nations Secretary-General,(NEW) Welcoming also the visit from 9 to 18 November 2015 by the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, the visit from 26 January to 2 February 2016 by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, the joint visit from 29 April to 9 May 2016 by the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the visit from 10 to 20 October 2016 by the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, (NEW) Welcoming the steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 of 1 October 2015,and recognizing in this context, the need for further significant progress,Takes Note with Appreciation the comprehensive report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-fourth session, as requested by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 30/1, and requests the Government of Sri Lanka to fully implement themeasures identified in Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 that are outstanding; (updated OP1 from HRC/30/1) The United States thanked Sri Lanka, the fellow core group members, the United Kingdom, Macedonia, and Montenegro, and all other member states and stakeholders for their cooperative engagement on the resolution.“This resolution reflects our continued strong commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation for all the people of Sri Lanka. It recognizes both the important steps that Sri Lanka has taken toward protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, and also the need for full implementation of remaining steps to ensure the consolidation of these protections,” the US delegation in Geneva said. Requests the Office of the High Commissioner to continue to assess progress on the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, and to present a written update to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-seventh session, and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of resolution 30/1 at its fortieth session.(updated OP18 from HRC/30/1)(Colombo Gazette) read more