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Archive for June 2013

‘Offline Glass’ Encourages You to Get of Your Phone and Mingle – in Real Life

‘Offline Glass’ Encourages You to Get of Your Phone and Mingle – in Real Life
When you said someone was “social” fifty years ago, they were probably friendly, outgoing people who would talk up a storm and go out of their way to get to know everyone in the room. When you describe someone as being “social” nowadays, you probably mean they have accounts on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare.

‘Dumb Ways to Die’ Print Ads

‘Dumb Ways to Die’ Print Ads
There are many stupid ways to do yourself in, and advertising agency McCANN has turned a bunch of them into colorful and completely adorable posters for public consumption.

Germans Developing Robot Ape: Primautomaton

Germans Developing Robot Ape: Primautomaton
This robot ape from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) could be considered a cross between a humanoid and a quadruped. Most of the time it moves around on four limbs, but it can stand up on its hind legs too.

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!
Are you a fan of the ancient ones and don’t mind when they awaken and destroy everything? Guard your sanity closely as you play with this awesome Cthulhu chess set.

Carbon Fiber Hammock Bathtub: Relax in Black

Carbon Fiber Hammock Bathtub: Relax in Black
Nothing beats a nice, warm bath after a grueling day at work. I find it especially relaxing to just soak in the tub with a good book in hand, with soft music playing in the background.

Cat Fighter: Feline vs. Feline

Cat Fighter: Feline vs. Feline
When cats fight, it’s best that you steer clear and let them resolve the issue themselves. I don’t know about you, but I’m not too eager to step in between a cat fight, especially when the claws are out.

These Stockings Give You Instantly Hairy Legs

These Stockings Give You Instantly Hairy Legs
Hairy legs are a huge turnoff. It might be annoying, since you feel compelled to shave or wax every so often, but you could also use that fact to your advantage. For instance, if you’re headed to a place where you know a lot of dudes (or dudettes, even) might possibly hit on you, then all you have to do is pull on a pair of these hairy leg stockings.

Latte Printer Lets You Drink Your Favorite Memories

Latte Printer Lets You Drink Your Favorite Memories
What’s your favorite memory? Your first kiss? The first time you brought your baby home? The times you’ve spent with your dog? You’ve already immortalized them in photos, and now you can enjoy them in a totally different way thanks to Lets Cafe’s Latte Printer.

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats
Earlier this year we saw AirHarp, a virtual harp that uses the Leap gesture controller, letting the user make music by playing an imaginary harp. The developer behind the AirHarp recently introduced a similar program but for a more popular instrument.

Befine Multi-Language Keyboard Cover: Polyglove

Befine Multi-Language Keyboard Cover: Polyglove
I don’t like using keyboard covers. The ones I’ve tried feel too squishy and don’t fit perfectly. But I get why people would want Befine’s upcoming line of keyboard covers. Made for the Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and the Apple wireless keyboard, the covers will localize keyboards for people who use other characters aside from the ones in the Latin alphabet.

Heineken’s Interactive Beer Bottle Lights up With Every Sip

Heineken’s Interactive Beer Bottle Lights up With Every Sip
Heineken is setting out to create a wave on social media with their newest advertising ploy: interactive beer bottles. “Interactive” might sound a bit misleading, since all they do is light up when the bottle is lifted.

Collapsible Bike Helmet: Hope It Doesn’t Collapse on Your Head

Collapsible Bike Helmet: Hope It Doesn’t Collapse on Your Head
Let’s face it, helmets are huge. They are a hassle to store and transport when not on your head. Want a bike helmet to protect your head, but prefer something that’s not as bulky as traditional helmets?

“Anti-NSA” Typeface Makes a Statement, Even If You Don’t Have Any Secrets

“Anti-NSA” Typeface Makes a Statement, Even If You Don’t Have Any Secrets
The NSA isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite agency right now. A lot of people aren’t too pleased about what they’re doing, and they’re not afraid to tell people about it. In artist Sang Mun’s case, he decided to show it.

NeverWet Makes Stuff Never Gets Wet

NeverWet Makes Stuff Never Gets Wet
If you’re a bit of a klutz, then it might be a good idea for you to go through measures to prevent the damage that might arise from all your klutziness. One of these is by spraying stuff that you want to keep dry with NeverWet.

This is My Boomstick T-shirt: BFSG

This is My Boomstick T-shirt: BFSG
All right listen up you primitive screwheads, this is my boomstick t-shirt! It has two short sleeves, a single hole for your head and another for your torso. Jimiyo’s top-of-the-line.You can find this on Yetee for the next 24 hours or on Red Bubble for as long as Jimiyo wants it to be there.

MIT Researchers Can Tell How Fast Your Heart is Beating By Video Monitoring

MIT Researchers Can Tell How Fast Your Heart is Beating By Video Monitoring
Researchers at MIT are constantly finding ways to use technology to improve people’s lives. This particular one will probably be most useful to those who might need remote healthcare services one day. After doing extensive work at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, these scientists explain that they have developed an algorithm that will allow them to determine a person’s heart rate based on a video feed of them.

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