This is an invention that’s been possible for a while, but hasn’t been a reality until now.
I get exceptionally bored in the gym without my iPod. With it I can listen to podcasts, music and anything else I fancy. I’ve got so used to having it with me that I struggle to work out on my own without music these days. One time when I turned up to the gym and realised I had forgotten my headphones, I went over to the electronics store over the road and bought a new pair.
It’s for this reason that I find swimming on my own very difficult. In fact, I hardly ever do it.
Now I have no excuse. Sony has developed an underwater walkman. They announced the NWZ-W273 W Series (catchy name) Walkman Sports at CES. The whole device is just the headphones pictured with the tension band to keep it in place. At under $100 for the 4GB version it’s just about worth considering, as it would not only serve it’s purpose in the pool, but also out running in the rain or during a particularly sweaty game of tennis…
These are remarkable. Both the ‘paintings’ and the photography are beautiful. Picasso and Gjon Mili, an MIT-educated engineer, were experimenting with long exposure photography in 1949. Picasso wasn’t one for a shirt, apparently.
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Great parody video. Somewhat ironically the video nearly has 800,000 views…
If this was a picture, it would be quite a remarkable piece of photography.
However, this particular piece of art was hard drawn using a pencil. Presumably not just one pencil, but you know what I mean. Artist Fazio spent around 200 hours creating this amazing image.
I’d be completely lost without my phone these days. I honestly can’t even remember what we used to do before you could bring up maps, Google questions and get out all all manner of tight spots with a few taps of your iPhone.
So it’s no surprise that New Yorkers scrambled to find a way to charge all their phones in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Nothing too technical here, just a few adaptors, extension cord and some good old fashioned altruism.
On a slightly more corporate level, Duracell was also on hand with two 4×4 charging stations in, of all places, Battery Park.
For an affordable $500 you can be the owner of your very own foldable kayak.
Over the years I’ve seen some great ways to build hype online before launch.
Sometimes it can be a simple as a good holding page, or even just some information on investors and a name, but no details on the product, like Airtime.
Some sites are even more vague, often posting just an image and an email capture form, leaving it to investors and tech bloggers to spread the word.
If ever there was a thread on Reddit that needed verfication, it’s this one:
I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA
Obama did a one hour AMA, even posting a photo for verification and including a reference to the popular ‘Not Bad‘ rage face meme which uses his face.
Apparently he nearly crashed the site as people flocked to join in. Nearly 2 million people subscribed to the thread – that’s a huge audience.
One of the things I like about Obama is that he’s willing to embrace not only new technology, but also the technology that everyone else uses. It’s one thing to use Twitter and Facebook to reach out to people, and those two are more or less essential now, but it’s quite another to use a less popular medium like Reddit.
I think the benefits are plain to see. Reaching out to such a big audience, letting them participate and interact and doing it somewhere that probably has a pretty specific demographic in comparison to the more general rallies he does are all big wins for Obama.
I suspect sending a rover millions of miles across space to land safely via a sky crane wasn’t quite enough for us tech geeks, so Austin Yang kindly released some pictures of what appears to be an upcoming Kickstarter project.
Personally I don’t see the problem. I never really have any issues with the iPad’s typing function but I’m aware there are a number of products on the market designed to help people who I can only assume are more or less unable to use an iPhone if they can’t manage to hit a button that’s nearly twice the size of the average fingertip.
I think the problem probably stems from people trying to use the iPad for things or in situations that it wasn’t really designed for.
How old do you actually have to be to long for the ch-ch-ch-ching of a typewriter anyway? I’m 28 which is positively ancient by internet/Kickstarter standards and I’ve never used one.
Anyway, now you’ll likely be able to buy one AND get credit on Austin’s website AND get a sticker of some sort. Watch this space. Or perhaps Austin’s website.
If, like me, you’re terrible at getting up at your first alarm in the morning then this might be just the thing you need.
It’s based on a very simple idea: The alarm clock must be submerged in water to shut it off.
I guess the idea is that by the time you’ve actually gotten the thing into the bathroom and run enough water to shut it off you’re awake (and probably more importantly, in the bathroom).
The product is called the Sub Morning and is a 2012 iF Design Talents entry.