Our WiFi connection at home is largely confined to the indoors, and it doesn’t even reach all the corners of the house. So imagine my surprise when I read about a new technology that can send WiFi signals up to a mile away, and possibly even beyond.
There’s something inherently cool about rugged point-and-shoot cameras. You can toss them around, drop them in water, and they’ll still end up taking great photos. For most people, it’s become apparent that their smartphones are replacing their point-and-shoots.
Why is it that so many of the things with life-saving potential look so silly? Take, for instance, this bicycle helmet that lights up like a halo. The Angel Bicycle Helmet not only protects your noggin from injury with its polycarbonate shell, it’s got a 360-degree ring of LED and fiber-optic encircling your head.
The Portal gun allows the user to travel within a world, but if Aperture Science tweaked it so users could cross over to the world of LEGO, here’s what the characters might look like. Flickr user Catsy[CSF] made a custom Chell minifig, complete with Portal gun and jump boots:
I can see how this concept watch submitted by a Japanese designer might be considered crass by some, especially in light of the situation in Fukushima. Honestly, when I saw it the first thing that came to my mind was Fallout and the game’s Pip-Boy wrist computer.
While this concept is a few months old, it’s still interesting. It’s true that ergonomic keyboards do make touch-typing easier, especially if you spend long hours in front of you computer, but the modular aspect of this keyboard is somewhat strange.
Slaterman23 created these awesome-looking Star Wars pixel posters (or pseudo-pixel posters?) that were inspired by Superbrothers’ pixelated roleplaying game for iOS Sword & Sorcery. If you’ve played the game, then you’ll easily recognize these.
I had a bike stolen when I was little and I was all kinds of pissed. When I saw the flick Peewee’s Big Adventure, I knew exactly how Peewee felt when he came outside and found nothing but his bike chain left after a thief made off with is ride.