Peter Dering was looking for a secure and convenient way to carry his SLR camera. A neck strap is convenient and lets him take a shot quickly, but it also increases the risk of damaging the camera while it’s dangling and swinging.
I’ve always had bad posture and of course with it back pain. Years of writing, gaming, browsing and working while sitting in varied postures – all of them undoubtedly incorrect – have only worsened my condition.
Remember the old Commodore PET personal computer from back in the late 1970s? With its trapezoidal built-in monitor, it was the most “futuristic” computer of its time, despite its relatively meager 6502 CPU and up to 32KB of RAM under the hood.
I always enjoy checking out the TokyoFlash design blog for new modern watch concepts. Sure, many of them are impractical, some of them are hard to read, but for the most part, they look pretty cool, like this concept design called Raitosho.
I have a DSLR camera that I bought mostly for the fast shutter speed, so I could actually get pictures of my kids rather than photos of elbows or ears thanks to the wait for the shutter to go off on a point and shoot.
We have seen some very strange vending machines around the world over the years. You have your cool and understandable machines like the bread maker and the pizza maker. Then we get really weird machines like the one in China that dispenses live crab.
You might remember Ben Caulkins or Benny Brickster as the geek that made the Master Chief helmet out of LEGO bricks and showed it off back in November. The guy is back now and has completed the entire Master Chief armor completely out of LEGO blocks.
Combine conservation and some good old creativity, and you’ll get the Secret Lamp.
I admit it also looks a bit like a novelty with its design and is a bit on the bulky side as far as table lamp goes, but you have to give it an “A” in both creativity and effort.
Eli Carter’s grandfather was an accomplished nerd – he worked on software that was used on fighter aircraft, on the Apollo missions and even wrote the first software that could operate a nuclear reactor. When his grandfather passed away, Eli was tasked with archiving the 443 3.5-inch floppy disks that his grandfather left.
I’ve always liked umbrellas, especially nice large ones that you can stash in the trunk of your car. The flimsy folding umbrellas work for certain time, but then they break down. The Lumadot LED Umbrella adds some special tech features to something that almost everybody needs on their umbrella: lights.
Here’s a pen that you’ll find useful for work (or play) for years to come. The Monteverde Stylus Ballpoint Pen is not only refillable, it also has a conductive rubber tip mounted on its click-top, so you can use it on any device with a capacitive touchscreen.
A while back crafter Nerdigurumi made up a fun Big Daddy amigurumi yarn figure while she had Bioshock on the brain. Now that she’s knee-deep in playing through Portal 2, it was time for a new creation – the Portal 2 amigurumi playset.
One of the things that’s pretty hard to do while you’re getting your hair cut is check for the time. You can’t just glance at your watch or check your phone for the time, not with your arms under that cape thing they put around you to keep the hair away.