Master locks have slowly turned into a thing of the past. At least what we’ve accustomed to seeing. Now we have Bluetooth locks looking to fill their shoes. Here’s another one. Noke ($59). It positions itself as a do-all smartphone lock. Users unlock and lock the water-resistant through their smartphone. If you forget your phone, you use a series of short and long presses on the lock shaft to open it. Battery life lasts a year. $59 for a lock eh? Fun toy if you’re a tech head. Head over to their Kickstarter for the deets.
Culture By on Aug 18, 2014
The Japanese came up with another winning idea. This time, artist and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi combined LEGOs and chocolate and made a deliciously edible LEGOs set. Each piece comes in white, dark, pink and milk chocolate. Stack them up like normal LEGOs. Make a LEGO burrito and then eat. The possibilities are endless.
Tech By on Aug 18, 2014
The crowdfunded “Internet of Things” field gets a new entrants every day. This time, Blink, a wireless home security system, has entered the fray. Blink gives you a totally wireless, 100% portable system. Users can feel free to move it anywhere in the home. The only inconvenience may be the lack of direct connection and alerts to the police. The unit will stream HD video to users and send instant alerts; however, the responsibility for alerting the authorities rests on the user’s shoulders. So, basically, it’s like having a stoned roommate watching burglaries in progress sending you text updates, as they sit on the couch and munch on Cheetos.
Rides By on Aug 18, 2014
Make a statement with the Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster. 121 hp and 140 pound-feet of torque sit on 18-inch carbon fiber wheels. These come handmade and based on designs by Pierre Terblanche. Only 65 will be made so snatch up one of these $65,000 road warriors now. And if you don’t like Confederate Motorcycles, perhaps you like Confederated Products?
Tech By on Aug 15, 2014
Work chains you at your desk and forces you to inhale lunch before whipping you back to work. We understand, how do you think this site works?? Even trips to the kitchen take time. Don’t let the boss get his hands on this or else you’ll never leave your cubicle. It’s a USB-powered microwave. Designer Steve Gates came up with it and called it the “Brainwave”. Pop your tray of limp veggies and sad meat into the Brainwave and it automatically senses the size before heating it to the right temperature. The Brainwave still hasn’t moved past the concept phase so you still have time not to hate your work even more.
Media By on Aug 15, 2014
If you couldn’t get your hands on the ultra-cheap $50 something prints Banksy sold on the streets months ago, get this nicely designed book about his month-long residency in New York instead. Banksy in New York ($35) collects first-hand daily accounts of Banksy’s residency and all the fun stuff that happened at the time. The book includes over 120 photos and illustrations with a screenprinted cover. The publisher will only produce 2,000 copies so grab one now here.
Home By on Aug 14, 2014
Rides By on Aug 14, 2014
You want to conquer the great outdoors but your puny Toyota/Hyundai sedan ain’t gonna cut it. That’s when you bring in the big guns aka the Kiravan Expedition Vehicle. This monstrous monstrosity of a monster vehicle packs 260 hp, 700 ft-lb of torque and an 8 speed transmission all housed in a design based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog.
A trailer comes attached in the rear giving you every single comfort you’d want. Office, kitchen, bathroom and sleeper. 6-wheel drive gets you 25 mph and the manufacturer even has a Kirabike bike to let you explore those smaller areas where the Kiravan can’t go.