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06.14.2007

Face Bank

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This is just downright creepy. Watch the video -- a big hit on You Tube-- and you'll see what we mean. Apparently it has a sensor in it's eyes so it sees you coming with it's snack, in this case change. It won't be out until August 6th but you can pre-order for $20.34 here.

Via Tokyo Mango.

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06.13.2007

No I will not fix your computer t-shirt

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It’s seems inevitable - not a day goes by that, as the resident geek in my department, I don’t get a techie question (though my company’s “helpless desk” may have something to do with that).

Then, of course, there are my family and friends. If she’s not asking me a question out of her own need, my mother is sure to be volunteering me to relocate my aunt’s DSL connection three floors away or trying to send me to a cousin’s house to un-jam her printer. My friends Don and Rachel have both been forever bugging me to back up their cell phone address books.

Finally, I can politely (or at least more politely than I would in person) tell them all to buzz off. This t-shirt from Think Geek says it all. A perfect accompaniment to their RTFM coffee mug.

Starts at $14.99 at ThinkGeek.

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06.13.2007

Classic Fragrance Comeback

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The hipsters have voted and the latest in the what’s-old-is-new category: fragrances.

Surf over to one of the beauty Meccas, like Sephora, and find the classics that are hot all over again, like the warm oriental expressiveness of Guerlain’s Shalimar or the timeless floral notes of Robert Piquet’s Fracas. Guess my mom (Shalimar) and my friend, Robyn (Fracas), are timeless in their choices.

For the man in your life, classics that are hot include the crisp, refreshing aroma of Calvin Klein’s Eternity and the definitively aquatic air of Armani’s Acqua Di Gio.

More recent classics include the original Jean Paul Gaultier Classique (for women) and Le Male (for men – duh), and L’Eau de Issey by Issey Miyake, available for both sexes.

On the flip side, . . a couple of fragrances that need to be put on the never again list: White Linen, and Polo for Men (the original green bottle).

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06.13.2007

USB bouncer guards computer's velvet ropes

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Well now, don't I feel foolish! For years, I've been purchasing virus protection software, downloading anti-spyware freeware, and checking for newly released updates when what I should've been doing was interviewing 8" tall bouncers.

I'm keeping my options open, of course, but from what I've read on this USB Desktop Bouncer's resume so far, I think my search is over. On paper, this smartly dressed guy looks perfect. For a measly one-time payment of about $20, he promises to guard your computer indefinitely with an intimidating lack of expression and a built-in motion sensor disguised as a jacket button. As soon as movement is detected, the USB- or battery-powered bouncer will growl out one of six phrases, including the rather hilarious "You're cruisin' for a bruisin'" and the more typical "You're not comin' anywhere near here lookin' like that."

Via Thoughts from the Sidelines.

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06.13.2007

Little Joseph candle holder

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Folks with a fetish for collecting bizarre stuff will surely find a place for Little Joseph. And that happens to be a porcelain candle holder dripping wet with wickedness.

You can retain the bald, evil look by using dripless candles. Or use any colored candle to give him locks that please you. Some luxury. At $79 a piece, I think this is one of the most overpriced products that I have come across in recent times.

I would never buy one myself, but if I am ever forced to deal with Little Joseph I would cover his face up permanently. Definitely art for art’s sake.

Available at Generate.

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06.12.2007

Feast your eyes on the $1 million ice cream cone

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I can't say that the resemblance is uncanny, but diamond manufacturer Lazare Kaplan International's sparkling (and inedible) homage to Bruster's Real Ice Cream's signature cherry vanilla and waffle cone combination is certainly a headlining achievement. Because when 548 round diamonds, 87 emerald-cut diamonds, about 20 troy ounces of 18-karat yellow and white gold, and a 5.63-carat "Fancy Intense Yellow" radiant-cut diamond are involved in honoring a lactose intolerant's worst nightmare, it can't be anything less than news worthy, especially when it's got its own press release.

Priced at not a penny more than $1 million (because that would be ridiculous), the one-of-a-kind piece is actually for sale, with proceeds already earmarked for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America mentoring organization.

Via BornRich.

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06.12.2007

Gear up for camping with the Eureka N!ergy tent with power outlets

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How many times have you run out of battery power on your cell phone or mp3 player during a camping trip and wished that you could somehow charge them? Or just longed for a power outlet that you could plug your hair dryer into? If you find yourself nodding in agreement, your knight-in-shining-armor could very well be the N!ergy tent from Eureka.

The company, which specializes in camping gear, has designed the cool N!ergy tent with three 12V outlets right within the tent, with the wiring completely concealed.

What you need to do is buy a rechargeable battery source called the E! Power Pak (sold separately) and charge it before your camping trip. Then, plug it into the wiring system and you are ready to power upto 3 devices at once. In addition, there are glowing outlets throughout the tent for easy access to the power outlets in the dark.

Choose from three different sizes accommodating 5 (N!ergy 9), 8 (N!ergy 1210) or 10 (N!ergy 1310) people. Toss in an additional $50 for the E! Power Pak and get set for a geeky camping trip.

Via Cool Hunting.

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06.12.2007

Lance Armstrong Table

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My brother's family has taken to calling him "Lance" and not because he wanted to date Sheryl Crow. The site describes it thusly:

Float ground-glass top, 15 mm thick. Rotating casters fixed to top by four stainlesssteel plates. Chromium-plated brackets. All-rubber casters.

This bicycle table will put you back 2618.68GBP at Made In Design. Just make sure the brake is on before you sit down to dinner.

Via Nerd Approved.

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06.11.2007

Steve Jobs Keynote at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Steve Jobs delivered the keynote, or "Jobnote" as some people were calling it, and the big news was, as expected:

1) Mac OS X Leopard, the newest operating system, which boasts over 300 new features, including a beautiful new interface. Jobs demonstrated with a live test of the system, and the programs that stood out for me were Quick Look, a new way to rapidly preview most files without opening an application; Time Machine, a new way to easily and automatically back up and restore lost files or a complete Mac and the enhanced iChat and Mail applications. Scheduled to ship in October, it looks to have all the WOW! factors Windows Vista promised but didn't deliver.

2) Jobs showed off the web browser, Safari 3, released as a public beta for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X. It's claimed that Safari 3 is the fastest web browser in the world. The public beta is available today as a free download at Safari.

3) iPhone. What we were all waiting for. Don't go running out to the Apple or AT&T store first thing in the morning on the date of release, June 29th. Jobs told us it wouldn't be available untill 6PM that night. The iPhone will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards so that developers can create applications for the iPhone. So, for example, it will work with Google Maps and other third-party applications.

Continue reading "Steve Jobs Keynote at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference"

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06.11.2007

KEWB multi-functional furniture

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I wish I'd had this KEWB furniture, which converts from table to chair to bed to shelf unit, in my closet-sized dorm room in college. The unit is made of laquered hardwood and faux suede cushions, and no assembly is required. This flexible furniture would be ideal for any small living space (like my livingroom). I'd like my whole house to be filled with modular furniture; that way, when I have guests over, every room could be converted to a bedroom at night.

Available at UK store Sit 'n' Sleep for 319GBP (price goes down with purchase of multiple units).

By way of a tip from a Popgadget reader who didn't mention his/her name.


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