July 24, 2017

Explore the International Space Station with Google Maps

There goes the day.

Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

July 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

[Kiss my] Eraser Ring







Blue, Green.


July 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 23, 2017

Typepad Interviewed me


Published yesterday, res ipsa loquitur.

Nice that they used my signature green as a backdrop.

July 23, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Phone Case with Built-in Selfie Drone


That's different.

From droold:



AirSelfie is the only phone case that comes with your own personal selfie taker inside of it.


It's the world’s smallest flying camera, so you’ll be able to snap photos anywhere — the sky is the limit.

Simply slide the drone out of the cover and launch the app that controls it from your phone.


The drone can be controlled with three different functions that change distance, height, and hovering.

After taking your shot, simply land the AirSelfie into your open hand and slide it back into the case to charge.

The body is durable aluminum and the camera is 5MP.

Pictures can be downloaded to your phone using WiFi.



July 23, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 22, 2017

Vacancy — Robert Wechsler


Toaster with altered heating coils; 2006.

More by this artist here.

July 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mini Zipper LED Light







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July 21, 2017

Glow-in-the-Dark Coral







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Microwaveable Cloud Notebook


Whoa... let's deconstruct that.

From websites:



• Download the Rocketbook app for android or iOS


• Blast your notes to Google docs, Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, Box, and email


• Pop your Rocketbook wave in the microwave to erase and reuse your notebook up to 5 times



Portable technology, like phones and tablets, can be super convenient.

Of course, there's a certain catharsis that comes from writing manually.

Well, now you can get the pleasure of handwriting with the convenience of digital technology.

All you need is a pen, the Rocketbook Wave, and a microwave.


Yes, you read that right.

The Rocketbook Wave is a completely microwave-safe notebook to keep your handwritings only a pen stroke away from the cloud.

With the Rocketbook Wave, you can scan your notes directly to your favorite cloud-compatible service.

Once you fill your notebook, all you need to do is stick it in the microwave with a mug of water.


In no time, your Wave will be completely blank!

When you scan a page in the Rocketbook app, the page is saved to the app as if it were a document saved in word.

The Wave also has seven distinct symbols at the bottom of every page.

Each symbol can be programmed through the app to correspond to a Google Drive, a Dropbox, or other cloud-compatible account.

If you cross out or color in the symbol, the scan will be sent directly to your drive of choice!

Wave is designed to work specifically with Pilot FriXion ink, which turns invisible when heated to 140 degrees fahrenheit (60 degrees celsius).

Instead of college-ruled pages, each Wave page is made of a grid of dots, so you can use the page to take notes, make graphs, draw diagrams, or any number of other things you might use your notebook for.

Thanks to the special QR code at the bottom of every page, each page scans perfectly, so it looks like you made it right on your computer!




July 21, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 20, 2017

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: not the truffle from outer space.

A third: it's alive.

July 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gucci Platform Trainers


From The Guardian:


If Marie Antoinette had lived in the Snapchat age, would she be wearing £640 Gucci platform trainers?

That is the question on everyone's lips today, as we survey the fallout from Crown Prince Pavlos and Princess Olympia of Greece's joint 50th and 21st birthday party.

In case you missed it, the pair threw a bash at an 18th-century manor house in the Cotswolds, and it was pretty relaxed.

Just a few dozen viscounts, the queen of Holland, King Felipe of Spain, some Delevingnes, some Hiltons, and a man intriguingly referred to by the Daily Mail as a "society osteopath."

Given the mess that the Greek economy is in, and the fact that Greece doesn't actually have a royal family, photographs of the world's wealthiest doing the conga around gold-plated pineapples and pyramids of macaroons haven't gone down brilliantly on social media.

But the standout symbols of the furore were fashion-based: Olympia's trainers (above and below),


which were center-frame in countless social media posts, owing to the cunning deployment of a series of Instagram-friendly chorus-line-leg-bend poses.

Here's what we know about the shoes:

• They are gold nappa leather overlaid with the Gucci brand's red-and-green striped logo

• They have an 3.3-inch-high foam rainbow platform

• They were part of Gucci's 2017 Resort collection,

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which was presented in Westminster Abbey


You can too: £640.

July 20, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 19, 2017

What is it?


Answer here this time Friday.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: it's alive.

July 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Penguin Origami Bomb


From Laughing Squid:


The Penguin Bomb is a very clever low-tech DIY origami sculpture that arrives as a flat package with a disjointed design that turns itself into a fat little penguin once the toy is dropped onto a hard surface.

This clever toy was designed by famous paper artist Haruki Nakamura and is only available in Japan, but a rough facsimile can be made at home.



July 19, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

July 18, 2017

It's a crazy world: A Big Mac costs $1.75 in Egypt and $6.74 in Switzerland

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Until bitcoin or ethereum or some yet to be invented cryptocurrency becomes the universal medium of exchange, we're stuck with under- and overvalued currencies reflecting the weakness or strength of their home countries.

Up top is this month's "Big Mac Index," invented by The Economist 31 years ago to provide a common yardstick of "how different currencies stacked up against the dollar."

Ever since I first encountered it, I've been fascinated by the huge disparity in prices from low to high.

July 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

SCORKL Portable Oxygen Container Lets You Swim With the Fishes


From droold:



The SCORKL is a portable oxygen container that lets you breathe underwater for 10 minutes.

Have you ever wanted to go explore underwater?

Sure, you could snorkel, but that just lets you experience the depths of the water from the surface.

Then there's scuba diving, which can be pricey.

The SCORKL combines the portability of snorkeling equipment with the scuba diving experience in one portable oxygen container.


It's very simple to use:

1) Fill it up using a hand pump or a scuba tank.

2) Then put it in your mouth and breathe as you normally would.

3) The SCORKL gives you up to 10 minutes underwater.

It's recommended that non-scuba trained users should not use the SCORKL below 3-meter depth or more than 5 times in one day.

For scuba-trained users, it's recommended that you not go below 10 meters.

Each SCORKL comes with a scuba tank attachment.


Additionally, you can purchase a SCORKL hand pump and kit to transport everything.



July 18, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 17, 2017

I'm #1,189,870 — with a bullet


In the headline up top is my worldwide Twitter ranking as of 83 minutes ago.

When I saw it I thought that wasn't all that good, but then my Crack Research Team©® drilled down and found that there are some 328 million monthly active users, which means I'm in the top 0.36%.

There's all manner of other stuff on my Twitter Counter page.

Including an Audience Attentiveness score of 20%.

Hey, you — in the back row, yeah YOU: WAKE UP!

But I digress.

Find out your own stats here.

July 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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