Want to keep people off your back? Then don’t get a phone! There’s an app for that. Renegade Apps’ Don’t Text Me automatically sends a message to a group of contacts with a single tap. It’s meant to be used when you’re busy and can’t or shouldn’t be using your Apple device, like when you’re driving or in a meeting.
The Duro Flash LED warning lights provide 4 hours of light between charges. They’re made of cast aluminum and can withstand up to 20,000 lbs. If Dr. Sheldon Cooper ever learns how to drive, I’m pretty sure he’d have this in his car instead of flares.
Every male on the planet has at least one memory of crushing his gonads on the cross tube of their bike as a kid. We all go through that stage where we aren’t quite tall enough for the big bike, but the small bike is just too short.
One of the more interesting items at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is a .22-caliber pistol with a high-tech safety feature. Made by German company Armatix, the pistol will only fire if it is within a few inches of a special wristwatch, which sends a “wireless arming signal” to the pistol.
Here’s an interesting blog I fished out of Dark Roasted Blend‘s Link Latte: Rickey Taylor’s Sharpened Pencil, where said Mr. Taylor, a CADD designer/drafter, posts his doodles about his ideas for inventions. So is he a modern day Da Vinci, a source of inspiration, or just a dude with a surplus of paper, pencils and time?
Designed by Billy May for Nike, the Hindsight is a concept design for cycling glasses that extends a person’s vision by up to 25° on each side. The extra vision is achieved by attaching curved Fresnel lenses on each side of the glasses.
Kawasaki’s upcoming 1400 GTR may just be the world’s most technologically advanced bike on the planet, surpassing even the Blue Hawk and the Battle Hopper. Kidding. Expected to be unveiled this coming autumn, the 1400 GTR will be equipped with 2 infrared cameras on its rearview mirrors, giving the rider night vision, which can be displayed either via an onboard LCD or via a heads-up display that will be integrated into a helmet.
A pair of designers, Jae-yun Kim & Jong-Su Lee, have come up with a speed bump that actually knows and rewards you if you’re obeying speed limits. Vehicles who just gun it upon driving over the speed bump will encounter a normal speed bump, but those who do slow down to below 30 km/h (about 19 mi/h) will be given milk & cookies and a pat on the back.
Clamshell packages are impossible to open with just bare hands alone,but if you use something sharp on them you run the risk of getting injured. Clamshells, however, are nothing to a piranha. Well actually, they’re something.
When I think of airbags, I picture them inside the car. But what if we equipped cars with outer airbags to protect pedestrians?
That’s exactly what Toyoda Gosei (an offshoot of Toyota) has done with these prototypes: they’ve equipped cars with camera and radar sensors to detect pedestrians and (presumably) activate the outer airbags to protect anyone within range of the car.
You’re sure to make a fashion statement walking down the street wearing one of these. The Snowpulse Life Bag is a special backpack that’s designed to protect hikers in the event of an avalanche.
While it may look ridiculous, I suppose that it’s actually a really good idea if you happen to spend a lot of time walking in the mountains.
While this strange pink device might look like some sort of modern hair dryer, it’s not. In fact, the Avurt IM-5 is all about keeping people out of your face, not in it.
You see, the IM-5 is actually a high-tech update to the old can of pepper spray.
This new gadget out of Japan could save you lots of time and money if you ever get into a car wreck. It’s a little camera that mounts on your car’s windshield records vehicular accidents.
The Clarion DriveEye camera automatically senses emergency braking and captures video before, during and after an accident.
How many times have you been driving down the road, when some dufus in front of you slams on their brakes to take an “important” phone call or yell at the kids? If only that guy would install one of these on his car.
NASA is thinking about a new technology to save the lives of astronauts if something goes wrong at launch time. The proposed new emergency escape system is actually based on those vertical drop roller-coasters that have popped up at amusement parks around the country.