Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: Plastic Finger Tripods for Messy Foods

Barbecue season is quickly approaching. What will you do this summer when you want to text or snap a photo while your hands are covered in sauce from a so-called finger food? Trongs are here to solve your problems. So-called “chopsticks on steroids,” they’re perfect for your next get together or for keeping your keyboard cheese-dust free during your next night blogging session.

[The Daily What]


In arrivo l’e-reader pieghevole
Tempi bui per gli amanti della carta. Sì, perché qui ogni giorno ne esce una nuova. L’ultima chicca stavolta arriva direttamente con un comunicato stampa della LG, che senza mezzi termini ha annunciato per il prossimo mese l’avvio di produzione degli EPD (Electronic Paper Display). Di che si tratta? Be’, sono nuovissimi displayflessibili, diretta evoluzione o concorrenti degli ebook reader ma soprattutto delle riviste cartacee. 
6 pollici, una risoluzione 1024×768 e ovviamente tecnologia e-ink. Simili alle pellicole di protezione degli smartphone, questi display avranno uno spessore di 0,7 mm per un peso di appena 14 grammi, ma la loro novità sarà appunto nel poter essere pieghevoli fino a 40 gradi. I produttori fanno inoltre sapere che se per caso il gioiellino vi cade dalle mani da 1,5 metri (altezza solita per una lettura con l’e-reader), non ci sarà alcun tipo di danno. Uno schermo a prova di mani di ricotta, dunque. 
LG ha detto che questi display flessibili saranno disponibili dal prossimo mese, ma gli altri colossi del settore non staranno di certo a guardare. In casa Samsung, infatti, una cosa molto simile agli EPD bolle in pentola da tempo, quindi è assai probabile che se la risposta del mercato sarà positiva, a breve si vedranno diversi modelli di questi foglietti elettronici. Certo, tutto sta a capire quanto sarà realmente utile e rivoluzionario avere fra le mani un display pronto a piegarsi come una pagina di rivista e soprattutto se gli EPD dovranno fare la guerra alla carta o agli e-reader classici. Nel frattempo gli amanti della lettura digitale possono già fremere e pregustarsi il momento in cui potranno spiegazzare i nuovi display. Alla faccia dei fanatici della carta.

[Finzioni]
Se non è un pesce posticipato, col fatto che quest’anno il primo aprile è caduto di domenica, vado già a mettermi in fila per comprarlo.

In arrivo l’e-reader pieghevole

Tempi bui per gli amanti della carta. Sì, perché qui ogni giorno ne esce una nuova. L’ultima chicca stavolta arriva direttamente con un comunicato stampa della LG, che senza mezzi termini ha annunciato per il prossimo mese l’avvio di produzione degli EPD (Electronic Paper Display). Di che si tratta? Be’, sono nuovissimi displayflessibili, diretta evoluzione o concorrenti degli ebook reader ma soprattutto delle riviste cartacee. 

6 pollici, una risoluzione 1024×768 e ovviamente tecnologia e-ink. Simili alle pellicole di protezione degli smartphone, questi display avranno uno spessore di 0,7 mm per un peso di appena 14 grammi, ma la loro novità sarà appunto nel poter essere pieghevoli fino a 40 gradi. I produttori fanno inoltre sapere che se per caso il gioiellino vi cade dalle mani da 1,5 metri (altezza solita per una lettura con l’e-reader), non ci sarà alcun tipo di danno. Uno schermo a prova di mani di ricotta, dunque. 

LG ha detto che questi display flessibili saranno disponibili dal prossimo mese, ma gli altri colossi del settore non staranno di certo a guardare. In casa Samsung, infatti, una cosa molto simile agli EPD bolle in pentola da tempo, quindi è assai probabile che se la risposta del mercato sarà positiva, a breve si vedranno diversi modelli di questi foglietti elettronici. Certo, tutto sta a capire quanto sarà realmente utile e rivoluzionario avere fra le mani un display pronto a piegarsi come una pagina di rivista e soprattutto se gli EPD dovranno fare la guerra alla carta o agli e-reader classici. Nel frattempo gli amanti della lettura digitale possono già fremere e pregustarsi il momento in cui potranno spiegazzare i nuovi display. Alla faccia dei fanatici della carta.

[Finzioni]

Se non è un pesce posticipato, col fatto che quest’anno il primo aprile è caduto di domenica, vado già a mettermi in fila per comprarlo.


SpareOne hands-on: the phone that runs on a single AA battery, holds a charge for ‘up to 15 years’
While we’d be hard pressed to recommend it as a primary phone, the  SpareOne makes a compelling case as something to toss in your car’s  glovebox or keep in the house in case of an emergency. In fact, that’s  one of the main selling points of the Xpal-distributed GSM device, which  is powered by just one AA battery that will give you up to 10 hours of  talk time should you need it. As for looks, the candybar-style handset  lacks an LCD of any sort. Instead we find a unique design that embraces  its battery (constantly visible through a layer of plastic) yet comes  off as fairly plasticky and cheap feeling — though we weren’t expecting a  metal and glass construction here. There’s also an LED atop the  SpareOne that functions as an emergency flashlight.
Packaging for SpareOne boasts that the device can “keep its charge  for up to 15 years,” but that’s entirely dependent on the battery placed  inside and has no correlation with the actual hardware. The estimate is  based on the included Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery combined with a  reusable “isolator” that prevents drain when SpareOne isn’t being used;  you’ll need to remember to remove it before placing a call. In any  event, don’t expect the same longevity if you stick a Rayovac in the  thing.
Though nowhere near exceptional, call quality was adequate for the  type of situation that would see you turning to this device. SpareOne is  available in two models, each tailored to different international  frequencies: 850/1900MHz for North America along with some parts of  South America, and 900/1800MHz for other regions. It should ship by the  end of Q1 for $49.99.

[The Verge]

SpareOne hands-on: the phone that runs on a single AA battery, holds a charge for ‘up to 15 years’

While we’d be hard pressed to recommend it as a primary phone, the SpareOne makes a compelling case as something to toss in your car’s glovebox or keep in the house in case of an emergency. In fact, that’s one of the main selling points of the Xpal-distributed GSM device, which is powered by just one AA battery that will give you up to 10 hours of talk time should you need it. As for looks, the candybar-style handset lacks an LCD of any sort. Instead we find a unique design that embraces its battery (constantly visible through a layer of plastic) yet comes off as fairly plasticky and cheap feeling — though we weren’t expecting a metal and glass construction here. There’s also an LED atop the SpareOne that functions as an emergency flashlight.

Packaging for SpareOne boasts that the device can “keep its charge for up to 15 years,” but that’s entirely dependent on the battery placed inside and has no correlation with the actual hardware. The estimate is based on the included Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery combined with a reusable “isolator” that prevents drain when SpareOne isn’t being used; you’ll need to remember to remove it before placing a call. In any event, don’t expect the same longevity if you stick a Rayovac in the thing.

Though nowhere near exceptional, call quality was adequate for the type of situation that would see you turning to this device. SpareOne is available in two models, each tailored to different international frequencies: 850/1900MHz for North America along with some parts of South America, and 900/1800MHz for other regions. It should ship by the end of Q1 for $49.99.

[The Verge]

Smart Window of the Day: At CES, Samsung showed off its Minority Report-style transparent display, the Smart Window.

The Smart Window can replace any standard window up to 46″, and it offers a resolution of 1366 x 768. You can use it to watch TV and movies, read Twitter, check the weather, and even close the virtual blinds when you’re not using it.

It doesn’t (as far as we know) predict murders before they happen.

Samsung is reportedly starting production on the Smart Window within the next month, but there’s no word on how much it will cost.

[thenextweb]

[TDW Geeks]

Swiss Army Solid State Drive of the Day

Swiss Army Solid State Drive of the Day: Victorinox, maker of Swiss Army knives, is showing off a fancy new knife attachment at CES: a 1-terabyte solid state drive.

The terabyte SSD comes in a plastic cover, and includes an airport-safe replacement sleeve you can put it in when you don’t want to carry a knife. It works with both USB 3.0 and e-SATA, and features 256-bit security.

The only hangup is the asking price, which is currently set at $3,000. Granted, 1TB SSDs just went mainstream last year, and a 2.5″ version will run you about $1,000 all on its own, but $3k is still pretty steep.

The Swiss Army drive is due out in August.

[slashgear]

[TDW Geeks]

iPad Arcade Machine of the Day

iPad Arcade Machine of the Day: Ion, makers of ThinkGeek’s iCade gaming cabinet for iPad, are shrinking the product down for use with an iPhone or iPod Touch. Their tiny new cabinet is called the iCade Jr.

Four of the iCade Jr.’s 8 buttons are located on the back of its tiny cabinet, but it otherwise offers the same experience as its big brother. Just slide in an iPhone, connect it via Bluetooth, and play any of the compatible games from the App Store.

Ion says over 100 other App Store games currently work with the device. The list includes classics like Atari’s Greatest Hits, Frogger and Pac-Man, as well as Commodore 64 and ZX spectrum emulators.

The company also plans to release the iCade Mobile, a Sega Game Gear-like control pad with a slot for an iPhone or iPod Touch, and the iCade Core, an iPad fighting stick without the cabinet.

Check out some [more] pics of the new gaming devices […].

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[TDW Geeks]

Originally Posted By thedailywhat

thedailywhat:

Tea Accessory of the Day: “Tea Rex” as its name suggests is a T. rex-shaped tea infuser that’s perfect for tea lovers and dinosaur aficionados alike.
So, basically everybody.
Preordering is available now through fred flare. Ships February 27.
[theawesomer.]

thedailywhat:

Tea Accessory of the Day: “Tea Rex” as its name suggests is a T. rex-shaped tea infuser that’s perfect for tea lovers and dinosaur aficionados alike.

So, basically everybody.

Preordering is available now through fred flare. Ships February 27.

[theawesomer.]

Musical Clothing Item of the Day: The Electronic Drum Machine Shirt from ThinkGeek features the very latest in musical t-shirt technology.

It comes with an amp, has seven playable drum pads, nine different drum sounds, and you can actually record and play back loops of your own creation.

It’s so awesome that every size is currently out of stock, but $30 will reserve your shirt for when the next shipment arrives.

And to answer your next question, the amp goes to 11.

See a demonstration after the jump.

[RedFerret]

[TDW Geeks]

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Combination Grill and Deep Fat Fryer of the Day

Combination Grill and Deep Fat Fryer of the Day: The Blacktop 360 Party Hub brings together a grill, a griddle and a deep-fat fryer in one cooking gadget, forming perhaps the least healthy (and most delicious) combination since Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

The Blacktop 360′s heating dials actually go up to 11 (which apparently represents 650 degrees on a grill) and its infrared burner is called “HELLFIRE.”

It’s also got a convenient clip-on oil container that’s easy to dump, and the whole system can be packed away into a bag if you need to take your 360 Party on the road.

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[TDW Geeks]

Originally Posted By bloopsie

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Auto-Sorting Lego Box of the Day

Lego-Sifting Box of the Day: The Box4Blox is a 4-tiered Lego block container that automatically sorts blocks by size.

Well, almost automatically. You still have to shake the box until the blocks fall into place through three grids with holes that gradually decrease in size. The end result is a neatly-sorted collection with your biggest pieces up top and the smaller ones at the bottom.

The $40 box holds 1,700 pieces, which should be enough to make at least a small dent in your messy brick collection.

Too bad there’s still no magic box that automatically sorts Lego pieces based on the sets they came in. […]

[wired]

[TDW Geeks]

La compilazione della lista dei regali che mi piacerebbero per Natale può iniziare a metà ottobre?

[via Paolo Attivissimo]

Originally Posted By thedailywhat

thedailywhat:

DIY of the Day: TARDIS bookshelf cupboard with flashing roof light. Fits books of all sizes.
Doubles as a fez locker.
[instructable.]

Solo cinque giorni a Natale, se qualcuno raccoglie il suggerimento.

thedailywhat:

DIY of the Day: TARDIS bookshelf cupboard with flashing roof light. Fits books of all sizes.

Doubles as a fez locker.

[instructable.]

Solo cinque giorni a Natale, se qualcuno raccoglie il suggerimento.

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