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August 21, 2012

Timehop — "What were you doing one year ago today?"

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Don't know and don't care.

But I can't speak for you which is why I'm putting it out here.

Hmmm... if it's good enough for Mark Frauenfelder maybe I should take another look.

[via Jenna Wortham]

August 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Slobproof! Paint Pen


From The Awesomer: "An ingenious receptacle for household paint. Fill it via the included syringe, then snap its brush head on to vacuum-seal it. Good for small paint jobs or making the most out of leftover paint."

Set of two: $19.99 (paint included).


Attention reader Steven Frisk: This is smack dab in your wheelhouse.


[via Richard Kashdan]

August 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Superhero Typographic Posters by Matthew Olin


The Minnesota-based designer 


created them 


for his MFA thesis exhibition




"Some Type of Hero." 

[via Design Milk and Nick Harkaway]

August 21, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Polaroid Instant Digital Pocket Printer


Commented reader Fred on the Polaroid Portable Photo Booth, "I prefer to use my phone as the camera (with all the themed and editing apps available) and then send the image via Bluetooth to this little printer."


From the website:



Portable photo printer delivers full-bleed borderless images that are dry to the touch.


Features automatic image quality optimization with water-resistant, tear-proof, smudge-proof, and peel-off prints.


Prints 2" x 3" borderless color images in under a minute.

Bluetooth hard drive interface.

USB 2.0 hard drive interface.


Diff'rent strokes.



Note added at 1:03 p.m. today: Dreams of an iPhone with integrated printer. Can you imagine?


Note added at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, August 22: I told my Crack Research Team®™© last night, right before Gray Cat and I headed up to bed for snoozeville and environs, that they were NOT to do as we were doing but instead, stay up and drill down on the question of whether or not this printer will work with the iPhone.

This morning when we came downstairs, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (literally), the entire team was asleep, slumped down over their desks and keyboards.

But they left a few notes.

The gist:

1. The printer will print from an iPhone — if it is first jailbroken.

2. A YouTube video caption: "Since the device can print directly over Bluetooth, I upload my iPhone 4 photo to Dropbox and print it from my Mac. It totally ruins the portability aspect of the printer but if you have any other phone it should work directly over Bluetooth and that is awesome!"

August 21, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video)

YouTube caption:

Daishin Seiki Corporation is a leading provider of prototypes to the motorsport industry and specializes in technologically sophisticated parts and 5-axis manufacturing. The Performance Racing Helmet was commissioned to celebrate Daishin Seiki's 50th anniversary. This full-face helmet won the gold medal in the prestigious Mori-Seiki Dream Cutting Contest 2009.

Machine Cutting Helmet Photo Album on Facebook here.

[via Singularity Hub]

August 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Personalized Starbucks-Style Mug




€12.95 (coffee included? Prolly not.).

August 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Which medical specialty should you choose?


[via doccartoon and Shawn Zehnder Rossi]

August 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (8) | TrackBack

Jumbo Eraser — "For BIG mistakes!"


I can't speak for you but boy, this puppy's talking my language.

6.5" long x 2.25" wide.

That oughta cover a lot of territory.

99 cents.

Cheap at twice the price.

August 21, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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