I've wanted a flip clock ever since I saw Groundhog Day, but have never seen one that was particularly attractive - and even secondhand ones cost a lot on eBay.
This Urban Outfitters version isn't dirt cheap at $88 but it would be worth saving up for: it's cute, chic and delightfully retro. The legs seem to be just for show (I don't think it actually walks) which is a good job as it would be hard to stop me stocking up in that case.
Via Chip Chick
Dell have just unveiled a new website for women called Della and what a lot of members of the female sex are wondering is... why?
I bought a Dell laptop myself last year and the only things I took into consideration were price, specifications and how it looked (I wanted the cover to be black with white stripes). But apparently not enough women are buying Dell for the company's liking, so they decided to patronise us with a website promoting netbooks (to fit into our designer handbags? Because we can't lift heavy objects?) with such advice as "Add storage to your netbook with memory cards or memory keys." Well, no kidding.
Mrs Venetia Phair, who used to be Miss Venetia Burney (what a great name, like something out of a Roald Dahl novel) died at the end of April, according to reports.
She thought the new celestial body discovered in 1930 should be called Pluto - not after a Disney character but after the Roman God of the Underworld. Her 11 year-old self must have been thrilled when her suggestion was taken seriously. Sounds like the talent for naming ran in the family, though - her great-uncle Henry named the two dwarf moons of Mars. (Phobos and Deimos, though I'm sure I don't need to tell you that).
Here's an easy way to get some cool looking gear while contributing to a good cause. KoNo Enterprises, the makers of iPopperz ear buds has teamed with Young Survivors Coalition (YSC) to create special YSC/iPopperz ear buds. YSC is an international non-profit dedicated to the needs and concerns of young women dealing with breast cancer.
The stylish pink ear buds complete with two pink crystalline jewels on the ear buds and a pink enamel ribbon are selling for $19 with 10 percent being donated to YSC to help with the organizations mission.
Compatible with mp3 players, including iPod and Zune as well as any CD or DVD player, the pink ear buds are the fashion statement that keeps on giving.
The special pink iPopperz will be available on June 1st.
Once more women will be calculating whether the men in their lives are sponge-worthy because the Today contraceptive sponge has just returned to drugstore shelves.
The sponge, and sponge-worthiness, became famous due to this episode of "Seinfeld," where Elaine hoarded her dwindling supply, vetting prospective bedmates severely to decide if they merited using up one of her precious sponges.
The contraceptive sponge, once the most popular barrier method of birth control for women, is made of polyurethane covered with spermicide. No prescription needed. It has twice disappeared from the market, although not for safety reasons. Natasha Singer's New York Times article explains the complexities.
While there's no guarantee that this car will ever go into production, the composite renderings have us hoping we'll see this baby on the showroom floor someday soon. The Saab Fashionista is a concept car designed by French car design student, Mayeul Walser. Based on the designs of high fashion designers Karl Lagerfield and Chanel mixed with futuristic sci-fi tech, the 2-door, 4-seater sports coupe is definitely a looker. The While the sleek, futuristic exterior is definitely intriguing, what's under the hood isn't too shabby either.
Based on the designs of the Chevrolet Volt, the Fashionista is nearly identical in dimensions. The could have the same extended range electric powertrain, but Walser intends for his concept to be equipped with a hybrid powertrain with a 6-cylinder engine.
While it remains to be seen if this concept will become more than frenzied imaginings of a talented design student, the Fashionista is an interesting glimpse into the future of automobile may hold.
Drive-in theaters had mostly died out by the time I was born, and the closest I ever got to going to one was seeing that scene set in a drive-in from the movie Grease.
But now it seems that the drive-in is being reborn, eco-style. The Harvest Moon theater in Gibson City, Illinois claims to be the world's first wind-powered drive-in (although the website proclaims, "The show goes on even in the Rain, Snow or No Wind!"). Company Angel Wind Energy provides the technology and it only costs the moviegoer $6. Looks like I'll be planning a trip to Illinois...
If you're thinking "Wolfram what now?" I don't blame you - the name's no "Google" but it could be big competition for the search engine giant, not to mention Wikipedia. Wolfram Alpha is a new "computational knowledge engine" which provides a huge cross-section of information and displays it beautifully. (I looked up my birthdate - narcissictic I know) and WA told me the day of the week, the position of the sun, and lots of other hard facts. When I put in the village I live in however, Wolfram drew a blank.
As CNET's review points out, it's better with stats than with more subjective subjects - but I think there's huge potential there.
Why not give it a try and let us know what you think?
Samsung's latest smartphone is not the mythical "iPhone Killer" that mobile manufacturers have been searching for since Apple's creation first hit the scene, but it's still pretty sweet. Packed with cool features, Samsung is hoping that its latest offering can live up to its pedigree.