Have you ever dreamt of dining with ninjas? Having a drink with Rose Tyler? And then sleeping off your hangover on Tatooine? You’re lucky, I usually dream of, like, all my teeth falling out or driving a stolen car off a cliff. But you? Your dreams really can come true! Put on your protective helmet, because I’m about to blow your mind with 7 must-see-to-believe geeky locales.
Archives for September 2011
I dislike doing household chores. Who doesn’t, really? I do love to cook and do it practically everyday without any issues but when it comes to doing the dishes, I balk. And when it comes to doing laundry. Man, let’s not even talk about that!
With the invention of Lee Wei Chen, an MA student from Kingston University, though, laundry time just might take on a whole new hue. The invention is a washing machine that incorporates the most fun thing in the world for many people – arcade games. Think about it, when you were a kid, how much did you look forward to spending an hour (or two) playing arcade games? Even now, as a grown up, your eyes still probably light up at the prospect of being able to go to the arcade and let your hair down, so to speak. [Read more…] about The Amusement Washing Machine Will Make Laundry FUN
It doesn’t take a marketing and branding expert to realize the importance of logos. After all, the average consumer knows just how a good logo can make you associate it with a particular brand. Case in point: anyone who sees that ubiquitous apple (the fruit) with a chunk bitten off knows just what company it stands for.
I sure don’t know much about creating logos, but I came across this funny slash interesting post at Stock Logos ((Stock Logos Web Site)) about how the logos of famous companies have evolved over the years. AND how they just might evolve in the years to come. That is the funny part. [Read more…] about The Evolution of Famous Logos
It’s not everyday that you get to hear about a robot that is all-seeing, do you? This is one of those things that we can describe as the stuff that science fiction is all about. Except that this is NOT science fiction. It is real life, and it is happening now.
Schäuble Junior is a robot that has 9 eyes. Well, he may not be a robot in the sense of being a sentient being, or even a semi-sentient being, but Schäuble Junior is nothing but impressive.
I stumbled upon this creation at Codeninja ((Codeninja’s web site)), where Schäuble Junior is described as:
“multifuncional servo controlled camera array with 9 pan/tiltable cameras, one overhead 360° camera for calibration purposes, 9 microphones, 4 line lasers, pwm-controlled ir-led illumination, speaker with amplifier, arduino controlled, heavily modified 2*4+6 usb port switch” [Read more…] about Meet Schäuble Junior, Robot With 360-degree Video Camera
When Apple first announced that they had a smartphone in the works, the world waited with bated breaths for its release. Four (but soon to be five) generations later, the iPhone is still the most popular smartphone out there that has managed to attract a huge and fanatical following. Of course, it’s to be expected that something so popular will probably spawn the production of related gadgets and stuff, like accessories, sleeves, and–our favorite–cases.
You’ve probably already seen the plain old generic silicone and leather cases, but have you seen the ones that are born from wacky minds and free-spirited imaginations that require more than just a second (or third) glance because they’re just that strange or creative or just plain weird?
1. Ear iPhone Case
My mom recently got a new Android phone which allows her to go online via the Wi-Fi which my sister has set up at home. It really should not surprise me, but she has gotten into Facebook way faster than I thought she would. It reminds me of something I picked up a while ago – that seniors are the fastest growing demographic online.
And if this new popular video is any indication, we are going to see more of seniors everywhere online. It’s really called Webcam 101 for Seniors, and it has gone viral, in the truest sense of the word. In case you have not seen it yet, this video features two senior citizens who accidentally recorded themselves as they tried to figure out how to work the webcam. [Read more…] about Webcam 101 for Seniors Gives Senior Moments a Whole New Look