m!Qbe: One Controller to Rule The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things will result in smart bulbs, smart fridges, smart everything. Hopefully, this doesn’t mean the hassle of tons of remote controls and apps. m!Qbe, pronounced em-cube, looks to give users a universal controller for their smart environment. Each side of the m!Qbe controls a device, and users can tap or touch (either a short or long touch) that side to tell the device what to do. It’s a cool looking device, although it’s reasonable to wonder if anyone can remember the function of all six sides. If that happens, it’d made a cool-looking, albeit, expensive die.

Lytro Illum

Lytro brings a new, higher-end camera to the market, the Lytro Illum ($1500). It’s an extension of the previous Lytro. These cameras use the power of light field to allow the user to change focal points, dimensions and perspectives after the shot. Great for those horrible photographers among us. The Illum comes with a 4″ touchscreen and 8x zoom. Preorder now for shipment in July and never worry about crappy pictures again.

A Plastic Goose That Lays A Golden Egg

Imagine serving golden eggs for dinner. You’d be the life of the party. Laughing, smiling, everyone loving your magical golden eggs. Your dream can come true. Just get the Golden Goose ($24) magical egg mixer. Plop an egg into the holder and with a few yanks of the handles on both ends, it spins the holder like a top. Hard-boil those things, peel and serve. Magic, golden eggs.

‘I Just Boldy Went’ Onesies Sure To Please Baby Star Trek Fans

“To go boldly where no man has gone before”. The catchphrase every Trekkie knows. These Star Trek onesies ($15) for your kids take a different approach. Your kids aren’t going where no man’s gone before, they’re just going. In their diapers. 24/7. Little pooing and peeing machines. “I just boldly went” could not be any more truer with little kids.

A History Of Ford Mustangs In The Movies

April marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Gail Brown, a 22-year old schoolteacher from Chicago at the time, plunked down $3,419 for the first Mustang ever sold on April 15th, 1964.

Gail Brown First Mustang Ever Sold

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What’s interesting is that Brown was able to score one before its official release on April 17th. Ford projected 100,000 sales in the first year. First day sales hit 22,000. The Ford Mustang was on its way to iconic status.

What was next? Product placement, 1960′s style. The Mustang officially hit the silver screen in the 1964 James Bond movie, Goldfinger. Since then, over 500 films have featured a Mustang. Take a look at the most noteworthy ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Ara: Google’s New Modular Smartphone

Imagine buying one smartphone and then never buying another ever again. Google intends to make that a reality with its modular smartphone, Ara. They’ve targeted a January 2015 release date. When it happens, Ara will revolutionize everything from the manufacturing of smartphones to their buying and selling. Users can switch out the parts they want, speeding up the development of new functions and leading to a whole new ecosystem for the smartphone. Let’s see what Apple does to counter this.

Star Wars Figures Search For New Exploits In These Photos

Star Wars boldly goes where no man has gone before in these photos by Zahir Batin. The Malaysian photographer sets Star Wars figures far beyond the galaxy in humorous and dramatic new environments. He achieves this with super-close shots and unique poses by the action figures. It’s magnificent what he does and each shot captures a unique moment.

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2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustang’s introduction to the world. The iconic car rolled out in 1964. Now, Ford will commemorate the occasion by building 1,964 units of the 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Buyers get two colors: Wimbledon White or Kona blue, and a choice of six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic.

The chrome highlights and louvered rear quarter windows come only in this edition. Other offerings include cashmere and leather on the steering wheel, front bucket seats and other console areas. The limited edition has a 5.0-liter V8 producing 420 hp. This thing looks good and they’ll come out first half of next year, so save a spot in line starting. Right. NOW.