Emerging Tech

Heavy Metal: Huge, Sculpted Guitar For Sale

Rather than screwing around with butt plugs this weekend, spend your hard earned cash on this 12′ x 4′ sculpture of an acoustic guitar. Dubbed “Heavy Metal“, this work of art was created by artist extraordinarie Mike Schubert. It can be yours for the low price of who gives a shit. Link (via)

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LightCap Transforms Your Trendy Nalgene Bottle Into A Firefly

If there’s one thing I love more than my three-floor condo and Lexus convertible, it has to be my Nalgene water bottle. Nothing screams “I’m white, in my 30s and living life to the max!” like a Nalgene-style water bottle. However, a conundrum exists that involves jogging at nighttime and passers-by not being able to recognize that you’re carrying a ...

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MyHab: Your Own Personal Room To Bake Out

Readers, listen carefully. MyHab is supposed to act as a fresh take on disaster housing and while it achieves that goal perfectly, it has many other uses you can take into account. Aside from being composed of recycled materials, MyHab has a foam mattress, temperature insulation and a lockbox. These three factors make it the best drug den money can ...

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Local River: Art Meets Nature

A self-sufficient aquarium? To an extent, that’s what one could probably call Local River. The latest project from French designer Mathieu Lehanneur features a small aquarium with untrained fish swimming around at the bottom. Various plant life grows around the tank and the fish feed off it as they please. In turn, the plants provide nutrients for the fish and ...

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To Trash or Not to Trash Your Printer

In this day in age, you can walk into any big-box office store like Staples or Office Depot and pick up a printer for under $75 most of the time. For instance, I was able to procure a Canon all-in-one-style printer last year for $55 on sale. Problem is, after the ink cartridges (which, rumor has it, come only half-filled ...

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Redefining Wallets: One Of A Kind Recyclables

What could you possibly use a beaten up tennis ball for, other than a moving aid for a desk? “Not much.” would be the correct answer. Unless, of course, you’re pretty damn creative like the eco-friendly designer of these Redefining Wallets, made from recycled products ranging from trading cards to old tires to ticket stubs. Redefining Wallets offers a range ...

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The 107-year-old Lightbulb

Out in Livermore, California, one particular light bulb has seen more wars and events than anyone alive today. It’s been burning for 107 years and was manufactured by the now-defunct Shelby Electric Company. The lightbulb now has a home inside Livermore Fire Company’s Station No. 6., probably next to one of those cameras it powers. Unlike light bulbs today, this ...

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Meaning of Time: Design Your Own Clock

From designer Bomi Kim comes the Meaning of Time, a clock that is designed to let you use whatever you please as hour and minute hands. Just ate Japanese? Throw some chopsticks in there for good measure. Though the diagram for Meaning of Time says you can insert anything into the two holes (that’s what she said!), I suggest you ...

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Greenpix Zero Energy Wall Is Massively Colorful

Excitement is mounting about the Olympics in Beijing. Some pretty extravagant arrangements are being erected (LOLz, erect) to show off Beijing’s growing environmental friendliness. The Greenpix Zero Energy Wall stands at the Xicui entertainment complex near the site of the Olympic Games. The Greenpix wall uses a combination of the largest color LED display technology with a photovoltaic system, which ...

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Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Calls?

These creepy sheep are part of an art installation in Creepsville. If you take a closer look, you’ll see the head of each animal has been replaced with a rotary phone circa 1955. Their legs are made up of handsets and the wool is actually a bunch of intertwined phone cords. Who knew such a piece of shit could become ...

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