Friday, September 30, 2005

Black Toilet Paper

Why would one use black toilet paper? Dunno... Maybe to hide the shit stains.
Black Toilet Paper - Gizmodo

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ear Popper Relieves Middle-Ear Pressure Discomfort

For you travelers who tend to have problems equalizing the pressure in your ears when flying, this gizmo will blow pressurized air into your aural cavity to make you feel better.
Note that this goes in your nose, not your ears. Probably wouldn't work if you have a cold or are otherwise congested, which is when I get the worst discomfort.
Ear Popper relieves middle ear pressure discomfort - Engadget

Solar-Powered Purse

Far be it from me to expound on the difficulty of finding tiny objects (like a giant mass of keys) at the bottom of a purse, it's almost cliche at this point. Well, this purse has solar panels on the side, and the inside lights up when you open it. The zipper is actually the switch! Fantastic!
Pocketbook Contents Revealed - Gizmodo

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tokyo's Sky City

Japanese architects want to change our approach to urban crowding. They think we can live in the sky, and they hope to build a vertical city twice the height of today's tallest skyscraper that would house, employ and entertain hundreds of people.

What are you thoughts on the possibility of this? Would you live in it?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

This is a Big Computer

Running 288 CPU's, 144 GB of RAM, and only 11.5 TB of disk space.
Yes, this'll play Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 quite nicely...

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrrrr Matey! September 19th is the International Talk like a pirate day. In honor of this day, enjoy the Corsair Ergonomic Keyboard for Pirates.

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

Monday, September 12, 2005

Microwave your Beloved Dog in Pet Microwave Oven

Just kidding! This is a "pet dry room" that groomers can use to dry dogs quickly and efficiently. It also protects the pooches from skin rashes.
Infrared powered pet dry room

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Apple iPod Nano

Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. With 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199, the pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of.

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AA Cell Phone Charger

Dontcha hate it when your cellphone runs out of battery, and your charger is miles away? Rather than deal with this massive disconnect from everything you know and love, just plug this little gizmo to your phone, and stick a AA battery inside. A single battery can provide up to 3 hours of talk time.
At $24.95, seems worth it.

AA Cell Phone Charger

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Keep Your Eyes On The Road and Your Hands Upon the Wheel

Engineers at Toyota have come up with a camera that attaches to your steering wheel and watches your eyes. If you take your eyes away from the road, it'll chime. If you continue to ignore safety, the brakes will start to be applied to slow you down.
The system will be offered in luxury Lexus models in Japan next spring.

Keep Your Eyes On The Road and Your Hands Upon the Wheel - Gizmodo

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Philips presents rollable display prototype

A subsidiary of Philips has created a prototype of a "rollable display". It's a flexible monochrome (that's black and white, people!) display that can be unrolled to 5 inches. It has a resolution of 320 x 240, and can only display two images per second, so video isn't possible yet.
The first devices with this technology are still 2 years away. Can't wait!

Gadget Flash: Philips presents rollable display prototype

SMS on your pillow!

Philips Research has figured out a way to weave lights into fabric. They're demonstrating this pillow with a sown-in display that can receive SMS messages and scroll them.
Imagine sleeping nice and comfy, when some jerk SMS'es you the entire text of War and Peace. I think the lights flashing through your tightly shut eyelids could cause some mental damage...

Link to Product

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Controversy in South Africa over device to snare rapists

In South Africa, with the world's highest per-capita rate of reported rapes (119 per 100,000 people, though unre), a female condom was invented that has barbs built into it that will hook onto the rapist during the initial penetration. It will cause incredible pain, and can only be removed by surgery. It is meant for women who frequently have to travel dangerous areas late at night, and would be used as a safeguard against rape.
Already, there is a lot of controversy over this device.

Controversy in South Africa over device to snare rapists - World -