It’s hard to give up something we are very familiar with, and well, buttons on gadgets are one of those things. Multi-touch devices could be a lot more comfortable if displays developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University get to the market. These displays have physical buttons that remain dormant, but once they are needed, air is pumped and the buttons become visible and ready for use. Watch the video here.
Students from the Arizona State University’s College of Design have an unusually odd design with the “Go With The Flow” toilet. It functions like a squat toilet, and can tone up the abdominal and back muscles (yeah, that’s the yoga connection). There’s a hint of environment friendliness as well; it uses less water for flushing and can reuse water from hand washing.
Manga fans will soon be able to get hold of their favorites online, and officially. Plans are afoot by Japanese book publisher Shogakukan to make translated Mangas available online, and put a rein on the illegal copies. But they will likely limit it to Japanese and US subscribers only.
From Akihabara News:
Since this company only hired someone with half a working brain, they couldn’t resist screwing it up by ONLY limiting the website to Japanese and US visitors… Yep… I know… Piracy will still kick idiots like these.
Blackbird Guitars is going to launch the Super OM (Orchestra Model) Carbon Fiber Guitar. This black beauty has an extremely light one-piece carbon fiber body, an asymmetrical sound hole and a hollow neck. The Super Om has a awesome design, easy access 21 frets with the sound-hole on the edge. Price varies from $1,899 to $2,039. Simply Great! Great! Great!
Though we do not promote violence, but having some harmless fun with a gun isn’t a bad idea. And if you’ve always wanted to be a part of a death match, without actually killing yourself or someone else, the Russian Roulette Style Balloon Gun should be the weapon of you’re choice. Go ahead challenge your friend or enemy to a death match and you have one in six chances to live for another day or at least you could just pretend and have some cowboy style fun.
Isn’t it irritating when someone uses a cellphone in a movie hall , library or even in your home and you cant do a thing about it. But now you have the power of jamming the cellular signals altogether. Super Power GSM Jammer can block all cellular signals for a maximum 120 meter range. Before you go out to get one, remember the law in some places doesn’t really take kindly to the use of jammers.
We’ve all heard of wax statues and all sorts of art work, but this comes as surprisingly good 3-D Photo Sculptures. These sculptures are made from photographs by a contemporary Korean artist, Gwon Osang. They look a lot like figures from some game. Truly incredible and unique.
Bullets aren’t the most social things in the world. Bullet Buddies though, are a different story. They are carved out of spent shotgun bullets and are available in formats like necklace, keychain or figurine. Cost of these handmade items varies from $20 to $24.
Spending time on Twitter at work could make people think that you’ve got too much free time. A better way to pretend you are hard at work would be to disguise it as a Spreadsheet; that is exactly what Spreadtweet does. Impressive work by Elliot Kember.
When traveling, you may unwittingly end up with a whole load of stuff in your suitcase and that needs to be hauled around. The task gets simpler with this self propelled suitcase from Hammacher Schlemmer. If there’s at least 15 pounds of load in the suitcase, and you’re tugging it at the right angle, electric motors will set into motion to make your task easier. It’s not that easy to own though, coming in at a whopping $1300.