The designer who figured this out thinks children might find it useful. You know, for watching out for strangers who come knocking at the door. How about leave the children guns instead? Uh oh, bad idea! Only in a zombie apocalypse would that be sensible, ladies and gentlemen. Ahem! Okay let’s get into more detail here.
Actually it’s neither. Instead it’s calculating and ruthless, striking at the precise moment when your sleep is most shallow, thus amplifying the pain. It’s supposed to measure brainwaves, see, then gauge the most opportune moment to wake you. So how does this make it exceptional? Well, because it measures brainwaves during sleep, this alarm clock can pinpoint the best time to nightmarishly jolt you out of slumber. Great idea, no?
Not just nerds really, but a whole panel of knowledgeable types like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Laurence Kross, and Bill Nye. Oh yeah, and Pamela Gay too. They all got together to discuss in vast detail the past and future state of mankind’s forays into space as well as ongoing conundrums regarding space-based phenomena. So if you have a pressing query that has so far remained unanswered, might as well watch the video after the jump. When we say these guys cover everything, we mean it.
If you don’t mind your kids getting their hands on an iPad 2, then consider this latest from Crayola. It’s a hefty case that allows the younglings to mess around with their artistic potential on a tablet. The Trace and Draw is also a serious iPad accessory that lets the holder interact with the iPad like never before. More details after the jump.
Uh-oh. Mentioning that it’s a ‘competitor’ in the title of this post may have jinxed WireDoo. WireDoo? It’s MC Hammer’s search engine. Well, not exactly his, but him and a select team spent the better part of two years creating a search engine that differs. Now it’s at pre-beta and on the verge of a massive (we hope) debut.
With unemployment at record levels, it’s great to hear menial jobs are now destined for robots. Cheeky statements aside, there’s absolutely no photo evidence available of these so-called strawberry pickers. So in absence of such material, let a stand in suffice for now.
Yes, that’s a box of Altoids. Rather, boxes of Altoids. Apparently, if left to his own devices Jair2k4 is fully capable of surviving the post-apocalypse. Check out the incredible home-made Tazer gloves he assembled after a conversation about superhero powers. Now if he only built himself a laser pistol. Alas, that is for fate to decide.
So, right, it hangs on a wall. That, and it’s really innovative. Then again, that’s what all concepts aspire for. Anyway, the strangely named Black Luk is a wall-mounted coffee maker with an embedded cup. See the picture below to discern its use.
Ah, robotics. If it were only sexier. That’s pretty much the biggest hurdle of this exciting industry. You might think otherwise, however, and claim that a fully functional AI is the big challenge facing primitive robot kind at its current state. Fine, that’s valid too. But really, a good dose of aesthetics should go into robot manufacturing. At their best, most somewhat autonomous robots look like clunky appliances circa the Jetsons. Ugh!
Simply put, you step on a Pavegen tile and it powers a small lithium battery. The energy stored can then be distributed to nearby city-owned infrastructure like street lamps or traffic lights. At least that’s the set up Pavegen are aiming to transform. This might be in a sidewalk near you sooner than you think.
When it comes to global warming, the only people to blame for turning it into a tired and excessively muddied issue is ourselves. Yes, this is a powerful and provocative stance. But really, look at how it has become almost irrelevant in public discourse thanks to so many conflicting facts, falling prey to partisan politics and clever information sabotage. No wonder to this day, there are still global warming skeptics.
Feeling Captain Kirk-like lately? Forget the pressed vacuum-sealed uniform in your closet (yes, we know you have one) and go for this new bathrobe instead. There are three of them to choose from, in fact. Red, blue, and gold for each unit in the USS Enterprise. There’s also a shortened ‘skirt’ version of Uhura suitable for the women.