Hydromax wearable hydration systems for football players

For a fast paced and action packed game like football, amongst the thousands injuries you might get, you also run the risk of dehydration. While minor injuries are a part of the game, dehydration and heatstroke can probably be avoided with some inventive use of water. Hydromax system is designed to provide water supply to players in a wearable, armor protected supply. The system incorporates a plastic water bladder and a flexible silicon tube that ends in a bite valve. How useful players find the water supply and the extra weight, probably depends on individual tastes.

Via: Gizmag

Designer chainsaws for the truly fashionable lumberjack

Lumberjacks are badass dudes bringing down trees with their badass chainsaws. But who said badassery couldn’t go with a dose of smooth edges and fashion. The Nok Gear chainsaw is a sleek, slightly contemporary design that takes the edge off those ugly conventional chainsaws. Designers of the chainsaw also claim that the Nok is lightweight, and they’ve drenched it with designer cues to make it look cute. Wait… cute? I thought we were talking badass here; there goes the entire premise of a superhuman lumberjack.

Via: Wired Gadgetlab

Researchers find ‘No Smoking’ signs make smokers want to light up

Apparently with nothing better to do, researchers at Oxford University studied the effect of No Smoking signs on smokers and came back to say the signs don’t work. In fact, the signs make smokers crave for a cigarette. It would seem the sign reminds smoker of cigarettes, and the sheer number of signs a smoker might come across increases their desire for the stick. According to our very own researchers [citation needed], another factor that makes smokers want to light up is blogging about smoking. Now if you’ll excuse me, I got a cigarette to smoke.

Via: DailyMail

Angry looking Cectek King Cobra ATV

Perhaps the Cectek King Cobra ATV didn’t quite have an enjoyable trip while coming from Taiwan. That would explain its super angry face. Or maybe it just wants to pretend being macho. It has a liquid cooled, four-stroke 500EFI Engine, a V-belt automatic CVT transmission with knob shift, to go along its 2WD and 4WD modes. There’s no price tag yet, and you better not ask the angry King Cobra about it.

Via: KingCobra, Uncrate

Google Chrome and ‘It Gets Better’

Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project is aimed at helping LGBT teens, uplifting their spirits through videos and giving hope to these kids who may be confused and tormented.

Via: Crackajack

Rosario yacht concept developed especially for Chinese sensibilities

Designer David Panarella, in collaboration with designer Liyu Zhao and Italian company Feddy International, created this yacht concept targeted specifically towards Chinese sensibilities. The concept was displayed at the China International Boat Show (CIBSE), one of Asia’s most important shows for the recreational boating industry. Named Rosario, the concept brings together the best of European and Chinese design, with plush interiors and sensible exteriors.

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Miniature and awesome paper musical instruments made as replicas

We stand in awe of these mini paper replicas of musical instruments. The impressively detailed models have been created using the craft of Pepakura.

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Revive Smartphone concept can upgrade its hardware

In this world riddled with tech, the thing that happens most often is gadgets going obsolete. We can have all the software updates we want, but the hardware does sooner or later give way to more modern hardware, and that is when many of us chuck the cellphones and move to buy new ones. PCs can still go the upgrade way longer, but there is little choice when things come to mobile phones. Ergo, we find the Revive Smartphone concept especially interesting with its quality and ability to go for hardware upgrades as easy as a PC does.

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Siesta bench promises relaxed times

I feel the need to relax just looking at the Siesta bench designed by Emanuele Magini.

Via: LikeCool

Rooftop Living Roof pod can be self sustained, look good doing it

Designed by Nau Architects, the luxurious pod home they call “Living Roof” is a concept that could theoretically keep you in luxury anywhere in the world. The pod could be placed at the top of a hotel, it could be placed deep inside a rainforest, and it would provide the same level of comfort and service. It is capable of generating the required electricity by itself, using photovoltaic cells on its body for solar energy and tiny wind turbines that can also capture rain water. Living Roof could be a lounge, sleeping quarters or an office, a perfect mobile home, if you will.

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