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Archive for August 2013

TripSaver Helps You Stay on Budget While Traveling

TripSaver Helps You Stay on Budget While Traveling
I love traveling. Who doesn’t? What I don’t love as much, though, is how I usually go over the budget that I had initially set for myself. Apparently, this is a pretty common problem that most of my travel buddies share.

Japan’s ‘Forever Alone’ Tables: Eat on Your Own Lonely Island

Japan’s ‘Forever Alone’ Tables: Eat on Your Own Lonely Island
So Een Maal was on the right track after all. Japan’s Kyoto University and Kobe University recently installed bocchi seki aka “lonely seats” at their dining halls while refurbishing it. The seats are called as such because they let the people seated finish their meals minus the chitchat that normally comes with dining with others.
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Dog Kennel Has a Built-in Air Conditioner (for Hot Dogs)

Dog Kennel Has a Built-in Air Conditioner (for Hot Dogs)
It’s not always easy having pets. You have to go out of your way for them. When you travel, do you leave your pet at an expensive kennel or do you leave it home with the air conditioner running and somebody coming over to take them out for walks?

SOL Laptop Runs on Solar Power & Ubuntu: Double Open Source

SOL Laptop Runs on Solar Power & Ubuntu: Double Open Source
Canadian telecommunications company WeWi will soon be launching a solar-powered notebook called the SOL Laptop. While it’s not the first of its kind, it has at least one impressive feature that makes it one to watch: WeWi claims that the built-in solar panels can charge the laptop in just 2 hours.

Star Wars x Pokémon T-Shirt: That’s No Pokéball!

Star Wars x Pokémon T-Shirt: That’s No Pokéball!
Galactic Empire wants to battle! Obi Wan Kenobi brings out Luke Skywalker! Artist TeoZ shows us what happens next! Why am I shouting?!

Lunar Landing Cake: That’s One Small Step for Chocolate, One Giant Leap for Buttercream

Lunar Landing Cake: That’s One Small Step for Chocolate, One Giant Leap for Buttercream
We’ve already seen an intricate cake that replicates Jupiter, but here’s a space-inspired cake that lands a little closer to home. This lunar landing cake needs to fly off of its orbit around Earth and crash land on my dinner table.

bēm x The Public Zoo Bluetooth Speakers: Cute Critters and Happy Sounds

bēm x The Public Zoo Bluetooth Speakers: Cute Critters and Happy Sounds
It seems there are a squillion different Bluetooth speakers on the market these days, so how do you choose which one to buy? You could pick one because of its size or sound quality, or you could just pick one because it looks cute.

Zombucks: Currency for the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombucks: Currency for the Zombie Apocalypse
What are you going to use as currency when the Zombie apocalypse happens? Soda bottle caps? Ammo? Ammo isn’t a bad idea, I suppose. How about Zombucks? When being hunted by hordes of brain eaters, you might as well use currency that features the undead prominently on the face of the coin.

High Roller, a Big Wheel for Adults

High Roller, a Big Wheel for Adults
It’s too bad that we all abandoned the simple joys of riding a Big Wheel when we were young. Well, we no longer have to live without the exhilaration of the low-rider trike, no matter what age we are.

Handy LED Salt Meter Measures How Salty Your Food Is

Handy LED Salt Meter Measures How Salty Your Food Is
There’s a reason why restaurant food usually tastes a lot better than home-cooked food: the former is usually loaded with lots of salt! Unless you’ve got super-sensitive taste buds, you won’t be able to tell just how much salt you’re cramming into your mouth because all you can process is how good the food tastes.

Regretting the Breakup App? There’s an App for That!

Regretting the Breakup App? There’s an App for That!
So you made a rash decision and used BreakupText to end things with an otherwise awesome guy (or girl.) What now? Well, you could grovel on your knees and beg for their forgiveness… or let another app do the work for you: MakeupText.

Avatar Aquarium: Pandora in Your Living Room

Avatar Aquarium: Pandora in Your Living Room
The scenes of Pandora in Avatar are still some of the most impressive naturalistic CGI worlds to ever grace the screen. Between the floating islands, the greenery, the waterfalls, and the exotic flora and fauna, it was really a visual spectacle.

Star Trek Cat Tree: Scratchship Enterclaws

Star Trek Cat Tree: Scratchship Enterclaws
How’s this for a two-for-one deal: Your cat is going to have a blast, and you get a geeky DIY project. Your mission: To create a cat-friendly model of the Enterprise and/or a Romulan Bird of Prey.

Mayan-style Pokémon art: Apokélypto

Mayan-style Pokémon art: Apokélypto
Mona – an artist type human – makes what she calls Pokémayans: drawings of Pokémon that are supposedly done in the style of ancient Mayan art. The name fooled me into thinking that I’d see Pokémon crossed with the Wayans brothers, but I guess this one’s aight too. 

SEGA Game Gear LEGO Transformer: Sonic in Disguise

SEGA Game Gear LEGO Transformer: Sonic in Disguise
Behold the evil Segacon “Gearhead” and his minions Supersonic and Knucklepunch. Baron Von Brunk created these awesome LEGO Transformers from scratch and they look amazing.

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR
Gamers and game developers alike are excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift headset and the Virtuix Omni walking surface. But these virtual reality devices have applications beyond gaming. The Human Interfaces Group of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used both devices to make simulations of space environments.
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