25 November 2011

Bionic contact lens sends emails right to your eyes

This reminds me of the Futurama episode where they implant the phone in your eye....

I myself am still rather apprehensive when it comes to wearing a pair of contact lenses, as I still feel that there is something in there which I just need to remove. I guess it will take some time to get used to it compared to those who have worn contacts since time immemorial, but here is a cool idea – what if the contact lens of the future is injected with technology that we never would have thought existed? I’m talking about a pair of bionic contact lens that is capable of projecting emails before your very eyes.

Yes sir, the whole idea of this particular pair of contact lenses is to stream real-time information right to the front of your eyes, and initial tests in animal trials have proved successful according to the scientists behind the project. Imagine wearing your contact lens and reading floating texts as well as e-mails that fly into your inbox without missing a beat, or perhaps even augmenting your sight using computer-generated images just like in the movie Terminator.

So far, early tests point towards this device being safe and feasible – although I am quite sure that folks at the University of Washington in Seattle will still need to run a battery of further tests to make sure it is really good to go across a wide spectrum of users. Of course, one of the biggest headaches with this project would be to locate a decent power source – something that has yet to be discovered.

At the moment, this crude prototype device will work only if it remains within centimetres of the wireless battery from where it draws its power from, and the microcircuitry within is only enough for a single light-emitting diode (LED) – guess that isn’t good enough to play games on it just yet, far from it in fact. I can’t wait to see further advancements made in this area, and who knows, it might just elevate video gaming to a totally different level.

Amoeba Modular USB Drive keeps private things private

This IS a cool idea.... because you never know.


This is a clever concept from designer Hyunsoo Song, which is basically a USB stick with a number of different modules. The idea is that people use their USB drives to store all kinds of things and sometimes there may be private or sensitive data on there you don't want anyone else to see. However, in offices many people end up borrowing them and passing them between colleagues, so this way you can keep your private content private on the first module and still give your friend a USB drive to use if they've misplaced theirs by snapping off a different section! Genius.

17 November 2011

Hello Kitty Soft Taco Tortilla

One of the worst parts of living in Hello Kitty Hell is how the evil feline manages to ruin all types of food. It has already been well established that no food is off limits to her commercialization, and she once again proves that with stunning clarity. Anyone who loves Mexican food should be shedding more than a few tears over the Hello Kitty soft taco tortilla:

Hello Kitty tortillas for soft tacos

As horrible and unnerving as the Hello Kitty tortilla is ( and definitely further proof that there is something seriously askew in the world), you just know it will continue to get even worse…is there really any doubt that the people at Sanrio are already developing Hello Kitty tequila?

Sent in by Susan (via Susan Yuen)

12 November 2011

If My Hardass Asian Parents’ Chinese Choir Covered Lady Gaga

Haha, I just had to re-post this....

Well, not exactly. These Chinese old-timers are way cooler than my parents’ choir. The closest thing to pop music that their choir’s covered is Lady (Josh) Groban.

Thanks, Mike!

Bodum Coffee and Tea Maker looks like a science lab!



We love this new coffee and tea making appliance from kitchen experts Bodum, which looks a little bit like a crazy science experiment, right?!

Basically you put your water and coffee or tea leaves into the first small glass reservoir, you then attach it to the device to start the brewing process and it'll then trickle down into the cute glass tumblers below. The glass reservoir, which looks a little like a bubble, has an integrated beverage filter and as Yanko Design points out, that makes any kind of drink you're making completely spill-proof the whole time.

The device looks pretty unique anyway, but also comes in a range of colors including cherry red, lime green, black and white.

05 November 2011

Dennis Gaxiola: Trophy Wife

Dennis Gaxiola: Trophy Wife: I got a trophy wife. I know that's not right to say, 'cause if you're married that's your trophy. I'm just saying not everybody got a first place trophy. Some people end up with a plaque. You marry the neighborhood hoochie, you get a participation ribbon.