Alright, kidding! Kidding! No terrestrial quasi-mythic Nordic entities were responsible for the creation of this handy tool. That was just done to grab attention. But the branding of this novel ice scraper from Quirky is definitely strategic. It was named Thor for a reason–to vanquish the encrusting ice from your car. Okay, fine, so scraping ice doesn’t cut it as an epic task but in this day and age of post-industrial consumerism, epic tasks are best found in video games. (Skyrim!)
Seen below is an awful example of fashion sense gone wrong. (Jeans? he should have gone with furry pants!) As the saying goes, there’s no accounting for taste. Then again, some people might dig walking around in a Wookie Hoodie–and yes, it’s called the Chewbacca Furry Zip. It’s a hand wash susceptible 100% polyester garment that goes really well with not bathing for a few weeks and speaking in grunts.
If you are a fan of the Smart Cover which was released by Apple to compliment the iPad 2 when it was launched. You might be interested in this neat TidyTilt cover for your iPhone. Which tries to provide the same sort of features the Smart Cover case brings to the iPad 2 on your iPhone.
The TidyTilt attaches to your iPhone also using magnets but you need to attach a metal strip around the edge of your iPhone first. But it does bring some added bonus features, like the ability to now attach your iPhone to any metal surface, such as your fridge or similar. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
A new tablet has entered the India tablet market from Classteacher Learning Systems called the Classpad. Which is now looking to give the Aakash $50 budget tablet a little competition. The Aakash has already started well though and has already chalked up 1.4 million pre-orders in just two weeks.
The new Classpad tablet for $140 is priced at nearly three times the cost of the budget Aakash tablet, and can rise to a hefty $265 if you take all the higher specifications.
It looks like Nokia is getting ready to launch their flagship Windows Phone smartphone in some other European countries this month, the device is already available in the UK, Germany Spain, France, Italy an the Netherlands.
Both Denmark and Sweden will get the Nokia Lumia 800 later this month, with the device launching in Denmark on the 20th of January and in Sweden on the 23rd of January.
If you are looking to try something a little different to the mass of digital games out there. Going back to a more old school card game. Strain, a family game of competitive bio-engineering, might bring a unique gaming experience back to your house. Up to seven players can play and the name of the game is to create the mightiest micro-organisms.
Social network users, who have multiple accounts across the major players may be interested in a new service called MyPermissions. Its been created to help you manage your social networking site, permissions and let you keep your privacy a little more secure from application you might use to access the networks.
PostSecret has removed their iPhone app from Apple’s App Store, after some users of the application decided to post threatening and abusive content using the application.
This has left the developers of the app with the only option or removing the app, as they were unable to moderate all the content posted by the application due to the sheer volume of content submitted, the statement below from Ron Warren, the founder of Post Secret explains why the app was removed.
A new watch called the Eobot is currently taking votes over on the Tokyoflash website, hoping to become reality and make it to production. The concept drawn below resembles a robot in shape and has a robotic red eye similar to the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica, which moves back and forth.
To tell the time on the watch the coloured lights are used to display hours and minutes. The first 4 vertical rows of lights indicate the 4-digit time and date and in each row one of the lights is illuminated in either green or blue.
Last month HTC released the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for their HTC Flyer tablet, the update was only available for the WiFi and 3G version of the HTC Flyer, and now it would appear that the update has now been released for the WiFi only version.
The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for the HTC Flyer brings a range of new features to the device, and a number of users have also reported some performance improvements on their device.