Tuesday, December 11, 2007

$100 or $1 or free iPhone/iPod Touch stand

$2450 Pencil Bench is Made From 1600 Pencils

Yes, you can actually buy a bench that's made from 1600 pencils. One caveat: it will set you back $2450.

Office furniture used to be so boring and old-fashion, yet designers are
incorporating a more modern touch to newer designs. This is a good thing; we all can create a better working environment for ourselves with these newer designs

Monday, December 10, 2007

Feature: Mobility Suit Turns You Into Giant Mech

Toyota isn't synonymous with robotics,but they've created a high-tech mobility suit that's designed to help the elderly / disabled climb stairs and / or get around.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sony Digital Camera You Can Spin Like a Top

Unlike other digital cameras,this Sony concept allows users to take 360-degree panoramic by just spinning the device like a top. No word yet on if this camera will go into production.

The next time you wanna capture a good panoramic picture of your vacation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, put down that tripod and expensive digital camera. Use the Panoramic Digital Camera instead. Everything saves to a memory card and yes it'll do video too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

PICTURES: High-Tech Scale is Chef's Best Friend

The hiREC is a high-tech scale that also displays "sell-by-dates, nutritional information, food intolerances, and recipes", or in other words, a chef's best friend. It took home the silver award in Samsung's Young Design contest.

By placing any food on the device, correlating information displays on the
touchscreen interface. The system can work for medicine, specifically
pharmacists who need to accurately measure meds out for each individual

VIDEO: Tar Extracted from 400 Cigarettes

This person wants to show you "the process of extracting 7200 mgr tar from 400 cigarettes." The results may or may not surprise you, depending on your tolerance level for the dark heavy viscid substance. Video after the break.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


So, do you wash those chopsticks before you put them in the bra? Because after a few times, that's going to be one sticky lint filled bra.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Styrofoam cup vs deep sea pressure

If you've always wondered how a styrofoam cup would fare in deep ocean waters, then check out this interesting clip. Video after the break.

Looks pretty cool doesn't it...On the surface, at an atmospheric pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch, the cup stands 4 inches tall. As the remotely operated sub descends, the pressure compresses the Styrofoam and the cup shrinks. Below 3,000 feet, under pressure 100 times greater than that at the surface, the cup shrivels to about half of its original size.

Saxnet intros Meshnode III mesh networking router

Lookin' for a WLAN router with a 500MHz AMD processor within? If you're frantically waving your hand in a futile attempt to say yes, Saxnet's got your goods. The German firm's Meshnode III is a well-spec'd mesh networking router that features a "full x86-based system" within, four radio modules and "an integrated heating and cooling system" to boot. Additionally, this thing packs 256MB of RAM (expandable to 1GB), a pair of 512MB CF cards (expandable to 16GB each), 802.11a/b/g support, twin USB 2.0 ports, a rugged, water-resistant enclosure and Debian GNU / Linux runnin' the show. As you may expect, such a loaded device comes with a fairly stiff pricetag, but at least you've got a few months to save up the $1,150 it'll take to snap one up when it lands in January.

Meshnode III specifications

The Meshnode III's specs are listed as follows:
CPU -- AMD Geode (X86) LX 700 (standard), 800, 900
256MB RAM, expandable to 1GB
CompactFlash -- two 512MB flash cards, expandable to 16GB each
1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
802.11a/b/g (5GHz/2.4GHz/2.4GHz, respectively)
Transmit power -- 100 to 600 mW
Aerial ports -- 8 x N-female (4 x diversity)
Meshing technology:
OSI Layer 2 with ad-hoc and infrastructural mode
Aggregate data rate -- up to 108Mbps with SuperA encodings (WEP/WPA/WPA2)
Other I/O ports:
2 x USB 2.0
2 x serial ports
VGA video
2 x CompactFlash slots
4 x Mini PCI sockets
50 digital I/O lines (optional)
Housing -- water- and UV-resistant Makrolon
Dimensions -- 10.2 x 7.9 inches (260 x 200 mm); 13.8 x 13.4 inches (350 x 340 mm) with sun protector
Operating temperature -- -40 to +70 degrees C (@ 95% humidity)
Operating system -- Debian GNU/Linux, with 2.6.21 kernel

cool airplane trolleys

German Bordbar sells original airplane trolleys. Not new ones, but trolleys that have travelled the skies in faithful service to hungry and thirsty travellers, and are now ready to be reintroduced as compact rolling cabinets in homes and offices. Dents and scratches aren’t removed—after all, they’re proof of authenticity—but the trolleys are cleaned up and revamped with one of Bordbar’s graphic designs, printed on laminated foil. Customers can pick a pattern or solid colour, or can have a trolley embellished with their own design or corporate colours.

tekst from www.springwise.com

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tokyo Motor Show preview

'mazda taiki'

the tokyo motor show always features some of the most outrageous and futuristic concept cars. this year's show
is no different, featuring the mazda taiki, the yamaha tesseract and the honda puyo. the taiki is based on the
concept of air flow, creating an extremely streamlined and aerodynamic design. the tesseract is an extremely
unique vehicle that would best be described as a motorcycle with four wheels. the puyo is a bizarre looking car
that is designed to be people-friendly and makes use of fuel cell technology.

this years show will also feature five types of test rides, where visitors can actually come in contact with the cars
to add to the entertainment. the show is open from 10 am - 6 pm from october 26 to november 11 at makuhari
messe in chiba city.

see the location
see the show floor

'mazda taiki'

'yamaha tesseract'

'honda puyo'

Thursday, October 25, 2007

VIDEO: Police Arrests Criminal, Finds More Than Expected in Water Bottle

At first glance, this looks like a normal Aquafina bottle, but what you find inside is definitely more than meets the eye. Video after the jump.