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Workout at Work and Charge Your Laptop With Pedal Power

Workout at Work and Charge Your Laptop With Pedal Power

If you are going to spend time on a cycle to workout, might as well find another good use of all that energy you put in. It’s a win-win scenario, you get your exercise and generate energy to power your device. We are assuming it was with something like this in mind that Pedal Power came into existence. The idea is of course nothing new, but presenting it as an actual product is fresh.

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Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata Built 240 Years Ago

Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata Built 240 Years Ago

drawing boy automata the writer

The Writer as the drawing boy automata is called, was built in the 1770s by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz with help from his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot. Mincing no words, it is one magnificent and spectacular piece, and probably a computer way ahead of its time. The Writer looks like a small boy seated on a desk with a quill in his hands. Inside the body, are 6000 custom made parts that are designed to get the custom-made writing machine to work.

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Classic Art Awash With Modern Gadgets

Classic Art Awash With Modern Gadgets

classic art awash with modern gadgets by kim dong kyu

Long ago, before the days of people sitting together and choosing to play on their smartphones rather than communicating, existed an age where there were no gadgets like smartphones and tablets. Thankfully, that age of savagery is now over. We can’t change what went down in the past, but we can change how we see it. Correcting those historical wrongs, Kim Dong-Kyu has created a series where we see classic art awash with modern gadgets.

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Sometimes, Ridiculous is Win: Banana Peel iPhone Stand

Sometimes, Ridiculous is Win: Banana Peel iPhone Stand

Plenty of awesome looking iPhone stands thrive in the market, but sometimes, you just have to go the ridiculous way. Banana Peel iPhone stand does exactly that for you, it’s a ridiculous little piece that you plonk to the side of the phone while you watch videos or just have it stay there. Being constructed out of silicone gives it some flexibility and helps it better hold the phone in place. Costs $8.

Augmented Reality Glasses With iAT Technology Make Touch Screens in Thin Air

Augmented Reality Glasses With iAT Technology Make Touch Screens in Thin Air

Waving your hands in thin air can possibly be commands that order you glasses to do your bidding, especially in the case of Augmented Reality glasses with iAT (i-Air Touch) technology from ITRI. Unlike the Google Glass which uses voice commands from the user for action, iAT presents the user with a touchscreen-like interface that users can manipulate using their hands.

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Wi-Fi Planter Router

Wi-Fi Planter Router

Covered in a concrete planter, this router lives happily as a sweet little decoration that adds green to your décor. The shallow planter dish is fit for plants like moss and ferns, and sits comfortably above a TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router. You will have to be a bit careful when watering the plants, as it requires removing the planter and draining it before setting it back up on the router.

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HP Printer Ink Satirically Given the Luxurious Chanel Perfume Packaging

HP Printer Ink Satirically Given the Luxurious Chanel Perfume Packaging

Ridiculously high costs of printer ink aren’t lost on anyone, neither is the fact that the prices border on the obscene. For a satirical take on the situation, Celeste Watson, packaged HP Printer ink like the packing of the famous Chanel No. 5 perfume. That’s actually downgrading the printer ink, because as it turns out, Hewlett Packard’s printer ink costs $4285 per liter, which is more than twice the cost of the Chanel perfume per liter. The repackaged ink is called Hewlett Packard No. 564.

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