Archive for September 1st, 2014
 
 
 
Autos
 
Ford to Debut Inflatable Seat Belts
Ford to Debut Inflatable Seat Belts
Ford to Debut Inflatable Seat Belts

Seat Belt Air Bags Coming Next Year To An SUV Near You

Oh air bags, how I do appreciate them, especially after getting in a head on collision.  Over the years, it seems like vehicles get more and more of them.  First it was the driver side air bag, then passenger, then curtain and ...
 
Bikes
 

Full Automated Bicycle Parking Garage (video)

[GR]wE4fvwTBtno[/GR] Tokyo, Japan has long been a place with a massive population and a small amount of land.  So as you can imagine they're always inventing new ways to store their worldly positions without displacing their li...

 
Cell Phones
 
Phone That Measures Bad Breath
Phone That Measures Bad Breath
Phone That Measures Bad Breath

A Cell Phone That Measures Bad Breath (video)

This video is apparently from 2007 so I feel a bit remiss posting in now, but hey, here goes.  NTT DoCoMo, the Japanese telecom had plans to introduce a phone that could help middle aged businessmen and young women lose weight....
 
Touch Sreen
 

Sony Working On Giant Touchscreen Surface (video)

[GR]78SRdq6mfY8[/GR] The Microsoft Surface is super old news at this point, but that hasn't stopped Sony from teaming up with a company called Atracsys to build their own version of a multitouch table.  Unlike Microsoft's versi...

 
Fitness
 
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inner-city-bike-1
inner-city-bike-1

Inner City Bike Designed Without Rider In Mind

OK, so while this bike looks interesting enough, it also looks really for lack of a better adjective, stupid.  With the last decade seeing rise to the fixed gear bike (much to my disdain), this bike seems to absolutely epitomiz...
 
Household
 
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conmoto-ultra-modern-fireplaces-rolling
conmoto-ultra-modern-fireplaces-rolling

Conmoto Rolling FirePlace Lets Every Room Become A 9-Alarm Fire

Combining the most primitive elements discovered at the dawn of mankind, this rolling fireplace from Conmoto wants to go off-roading down your stairs with a passion. From the look of the picture it seems pretty fake but it actu...

 
Gaming
 
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famguychris_noGuitar_05_72
famguychris_noGuitar_05_72

AirDuino Air Guitar Apparatus In The Works (video)

It's amazing what some people will do to further what can be done with Air Guitar.  With the several air guitar apps for the iPhone and the wearable guitar shirt, I'm beginning to miss the original version. In this video, some ...
 
Gaming
 
gameboy1989
gameboy1989
gameboy1989

Nintendo GameBoy Finally Inducted Into Toy Hall Of Fame

Not knowing that there even was a Toy Hall Of Fame, I'm pleased to announce that the Nintendo GameBoy has just been inducted.  Officially called Strong National Museum of Play's Toy Hall of Fame, this black and white portable g...

 
RFID
 
plexidor pet door
plexidor pet door
plexidor pet door

Plexidor Pet Door–Maybe Just A Little Too Far

Maybe, just maybe, we spoil our pets a bit too much. Oh, sure, we don't think twice about the occasional chew bone or some such, but some dogs today eat better than some people do.  Plus there's the add-ons--clothing lines for ...
 
Concepts
 
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tapster_440x330
tapster_440x330

Philips Tapsters Likely Won’t Hit Stores

Several months back, we introduced you to the Philips Tapster headphones.  But there's some bad news here for everyone who was looking forward to them--there's now pretty much no way they'll hit store shelves. The folks out at ...

 
Biometrics
 
tele scouter
tele scouter
tele scouter

The Tele Scouter Translates Language on Demand, Provides Anime Jokes

Oh Japan...have I told you lately that I love you? You've given me some of the coolest, strangest, and most downright preposterous topics to write about of all time.  And today, you've given me a topic that's ALL THREE.  You've...
 
Business
 
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orange_w300
orange_w300

Another Cash For Gadgets Program, This Time At Orange

In an interesting move, now retailer Orange is getting into the cash for old gadgets game with its Recycle and Reward program. While they don't have the awesome automated kiosks of other vendors, Orange will give you a quote an...