It's not uncommon to see umbrellas in use here in the Valley of the Sun, even though it hardly ever rains. That's because an umbrella is a good way to keep the oppressive sun from turning your skin bubbly in mere seconds. This particular umbrella goes one better, and has a fan inside to help blow some of that 120° heat away from you as well.
Kunstrasen is the name of a small robotic device developed by designer Sebastian Neitsch. The unusual robot sits low to the ground with the ability to draw vector graphics on urban lawns using a flame thrower.
I've worn a pocket watch since high school - I tell people it's because I don't like the additional weight on one of my arms from a wristwatch as it makes me walk in circles, but the truth of the matter is that I'm just too damn lazy to rotate my forearm long enough to get a read on what time it is.
Enter the Manufacture Royale Opera timepiece - a wristwatch whose face accordions out for easier viewing from a less-than-enthusiastic-about-knowing-the-time angle. Pretty, but I think I'll stick with my fobs and chains.
Canada's Research In Motion has fired back at Apple's Steve Jobs over his claims that the iPhone is outselling the Blackberry and that 7-inch tablet computers have no future.
When I was a kid, I wanted a Holga. It was a dinky plastic camera that took actual pictures with real 120 film, but made as insanely simple and cheaply as possible. My dad was a serious photographer and would have none of it in his house, so my first camera was a Miranda, a sturdy little 35mm number.
Anyway, the Holga's back, now in a digital format. Much care has been taken to retain the flavor of Holga's past while updating the unit with the technology of the day.
Monday, Jul 26th 2010 (12:08am)
Wicked Lasers, always on the bleeding edge of technology and legality, is now offering an inexpensive 1-watt handheld blue laser that's capable of burning off someone's eyelids and permanently blinding them instantly. Guaranteed this won't be on the market for long. Gimme.
Wednesday, Jun 16th 2010 (12:19am)
Rest in peace, oh soda jerk: Coke Freestyle elevates individuals to instant mixologists by using a zesty touch-screen system to mix selections from over 100 choices into a custom beverage, all while delivering a geeky high-tech thrill.
Thursday, May 27th 2010 (12:05am)
Airlines will charge you money if your suitcase weighs over whatever arbitrary limit they've set. If this is any kind of problem for you, you'll probably find use for this self-weighing suitcase. You can also use it to weigh all your cats at once!
Flippies were very thin, flexible 45rpm records that were often included in magazines, books, and cereal boxes. Naturally, you have to have a record player to listen to them. Problem is, almost nobody has a turntable these days, what with all cd's and mp3's and other more moderny methods of listening to music, so there's lost avenue of advertising and promotion.
Well, no more. These guys have developed a promotional record player made out of cardboard, just right for mass-mailing.
Now you can - here's a pen that has an optical scanner and RGB inks that mix to form whatever color you've scanned. Plus, the side of the pen lights up with your chosen color. Nifty.
Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971)
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