Seventeen Instruments Play in the Self-Contained Hootenanny

You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.

Asus ZenWatch Smartwatch look pretty good

Smartwatches are cool, although they rarely look as awesome as the ZenWatch. We like the ZenWatch because it is sleek, has the usual and useful features, and looks pretty darn good. Going to the gritty details and specifications, the watch has a slightly curved 1.63-inch 320×320 AMOLED display. It runs on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has Bluetooth 4.0, and 512 MB RAM.

This steam powered tank is controlled by a remote

A remote controlled, fully functional steam powered tank, now that’s the stuff Steampunk fiction is made of. The steam turret tank by Ian is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. Supplying steam to keep the tank in action is a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler. This miniature boiler is fully functional, and includes pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner.

LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV

LG apparently wants to have the competition for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner), as we see from their new TV. The two televisions are not just gigantic screens, which, truth be told, nobody would bat an eye to. The impressive part is that they are both OLED screens. OLEDs can have a better display quality, showing blacker blacks, increased contrast, low flickering and blurring, and better reproduction of colors, when compared to conventional LEDs and LCDs.

Dongle turns any speaker into a Bluetooth speaker

Speakers are good, Bluetooth speakers are better, simply for the comfort and ease that comes with going wireless. Belkin’s Song Stream Bluetooth dongle promises to convert any speaker at your disposal into a Bluetooth speaker. The wires from the speaker go into the dongle, and the dongle connects to your phone or computer via Bluetooth. The dongle is available for $38.33 for the regular version, and $48.66 for the HD version on Amazon.

Virtual Reality Goggles For Chicken

Second Livestock intends to put battery chicken out of their life of misery into a virtual world where they could at least enjoy the sensation of life. Battery Chicken, as it stands, don’t have a good life. They are reared without much care, live in small cages, get in fights and have health problems. The practice continues because it allows for greater egg production.