THIS PORTABLE PRINTER & SCANNER COMBO LETS YOU COPY & PASTE IN REAL LIFE
This thing could actually make scrapbooking kind of cool.
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Meet Copy & Paste, a 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept winner by Jayeong Yoon & Seulki Kim. It’s a handheld scanner and printer all in one. Just press a button underneath to scan, the button on top to print. No need for special fancy paper, but I wonder how steadily you’d have to move your hand during the scanning process to make a decent pic.


(via Yanko Design)

THIS PORTABLE PRINTER & SCANNER COMBO LETS YOU COPY & PASTE IN REAL LIFE

This thing could actually make scrapbooking kind of cool.

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Telemarketing Robot Won’t Admit She’s A Robot

So, apparently this is a thing that telemarketers are doing now. This chick totally sounds like a real person… until she starts sounding like a robot. Creepy stuff.

The phone call was recorded by TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer.

Via TIME:

When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.

Over the course of the next hour, several TIME reporters called her back, working to uncover the mystery of her bona fides. Her name, she said, was Samantha West, and she was definitely a robot, given the pitch perfect repetition of her answers. Her goal was to ask a series of questions about health coverage—”Are you on Medicare?” etc.—and then transfer the potential customer to a real person, who could close the sale.

The robot voice’s name is Samantha West and the company behind the calls denies that she’s a robot.

It’s all very weird and just makes me think of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey and you should read the whole and listen to more calls over on the TIME website.

(via Nerdcore)

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BatteryBot Kickstarter Funded
Congratulations to Mimoco, who have successfully funded their BatteryBot project via Kickstarter. They’ve even unlocked their first stretch goal of licensing Adventure Time designs. There are three days left to unlock the next stretch goal and another set of licensed BatteryBots, so head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out.

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BatteryBot Kickstarter Funded

Congratulations to Mimoco, who have successfully funded their BatteryBot project via Kickstarter. They’ve even unlocked their first stretch goal of licensing Adventure Time designs. There are three days left to unlock the next stretch goal and another set of licensed BatteryBots, so head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out.

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Kickstart This Shizz:
Mimoco, creators of the Mimobot, a USB drive / platform toy hybrid featuring artists like tokidoki, friendswithyou, Gary Baseman, and more, have just launched a Kickstarter for a battery backup device called the BatteryBot. Just like the Mimobot, the BatteryBot is a designer toy at heart.
Hit the link for photos and incentive details, or visit the Kickstarter page.

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Kickstart This Shizz:

Mimoco, creators of the Mimobot, a USB drive / platform toy hybrid featuring artists like tokidoki, friendswithyou, Gary Baseman, and more, have just launched a Kickstarter for a battery backup device called the BatteryBot. Just like the Mimobot, the BatteryBot is a designer toy at heart.

Hit the link for photos and incentive details, or visit the Kickstarter page.

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Nikon Introduces The World’s First Waterproof & Shockproof Interchangeable Lens Camera
This is the Nikon 1 AW1. It’s essentially a tougher version of the Nikon 1 J3, only you don’t have to shell out the extra $500 or so for a seperate underwater case. It’s waterproof up to 49ft., shockproof up to 6.6ft., has Wi-Fi, a depth gauge, and GPS. Definitely a must-have for new photographers trying to get their Jacques Couseau on, but if you just want a solid entry level camera with lens options, we’d recommend the Sony Alpha NEX- 3N or the Sony Alpha NEX-5T.

Nikon Introduces The World’s First Waterproof & Shockproof Interchangeable Lens Camera

This is the Nikon 1 AW1. It’s essentially a tougher version of the Nikon 1 J3, only you don’t have to shell out the extra $500 or so for a seperate underwater case. It’s waterproof up to 49ft., shockproof up to 6.6ft., has Wi-Fi, a depth gauge, and GPS. Definitely a must-have for new photographers trying to get their Jacques Couseau on, but if you just want a solid entry level camera with lens options, we’d recommend the Sony Alpha NEX- 3N or the Sony Alpha NEX-5T.

Sony’s Newest MP3 Player is Also a Pair of Headphones that Turn Into Speakers
It’s one thing to have a pair of headphones with a built-in MP3 player, but when they can be turned into a speakers with the flick of a switch and have a battery life of 20 hours, then you’ve got our attention.
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Sony has unveiled a new line of 3-in-1 Walkman headphones dubbed the WH series. Available in 16GB (model NWZ-WH505) and 4GB (model NWZ-WH303) flavors, both sets can pump out an hour of tunes on a three minute quick charge, 20 hours on a full charge, feature multiple sound modes, and can be turned into speakers that can crank out jams from the built-in MP3 player. And the best part: you can plug them into another device like your smartphone or tablet via headphone jack, so you’re not restrained to just the built-in dealy. Pretty sweet.
No word on price or release date, but you can check the full specs and info on Sony Eruope’s press site.

Sony’s Newest MP3 Player is Also a Pair of Headphones that Turn Into Speakers

It’s one thing to have a pair of headphones with a built-in MP3 player, but when they can be turned into a speakers with the flick of a switch and have a battery life of 20 hours, then you’ve got our attention.

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Sony “SmartShot” Digital Lenses for iOS & Android Cameras
Sony is about to turn your your smartphone into a photo-snapping beast with their new line of snap-on lenses for iOS and Android devices.

Sony is expanding their CyberShot line into smartphone territory with these gnarly little lenses that attach onto your phone. Notice in the pic above how the Sony lens doesn’t actually cover the lens of the phone. That’s because these lenses have all the camera guts built it, but they’re controlled via the Sony PlayMemories App for your phone.
Sony will be launching two models: the DSc-QX10 featuring 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens, and the more heavy-duty DSC-QX100 rocking a 20.2 megapixel Exmor R image sensor and Carl Zeiss f/1.8-4.9 glass.
Both have zoom, focus, full image stabilization, exposure & white balance control, and can record HD video at 1080/30p. The QX10 will be $250 and the QX100 will be $450. No word yet on an official release date, but we’ll keep you posted.





Dat battery gauge!


(via Sony Alpha Rumors)

Sony “SmartShot” Digital Lenses for iOS & Android Cameras

Sony is about to turn your your smartphone into a photo-snapping beast with their new line of snap-on lenses for iOS and Android devices.

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Meet theQ - The World’s First Social Camera
What happens when you aren’t a fan of the point-and-shoot digital cameras currently on the market? You design your own, obviously! At least, that’s what Scandinavian based friends Joe, Brandon, and Andrea did.

theQ is basically what would happen if Lomography and Instagram joined forces. Minimalist design, easy-to-use features, and integrated social network sharing make this loads cooler than your parent’s Sony Cybershot. The camera features a ringflash, manual focus ring, five megapixel sensor, and is waterproof, and has 2GB of built-in memory that can hold up to 1,000 photos. Once you take that masterpiece pic, it’s automatically uploaded to theQ Lab where you can store unlimited photos and share them to your other social media accounts.
theQ is available in nine different colors and can be pre-ordered for $199 at theqcamera.com.

Meet theQ - The World’s First Social Camera

What happens when you aren’t a fan of the point-and-shoot digital cameras currently on the market? You design your own, obviously! At least, that’s what Scandinavian based friends Joe, Brandon, and Andrea did.

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Resin DJ Turntable iPhone Dock
Although it doesn’t function as an actual turntable, this iPhone/iPod speaker dock from SKU Style is impressive nonetheless. Sculpted in resin and painted white to give it a porcelain look, this dock classy and edgy at the same time without taking itself too seriously. Scoop it from Etsy for $400.

Resin DJ Turntable iPhone Dock

Although it doesn’t function as an actual turntable, this iPhone/iPod speaker dock from SKU Style is impressive nonetheless. Sculpted in resin and painted white to give it a porcelain look, this dock classy and edgy at the same time without taking itself too seriously. Scoop it from Etsy for $400.

(Source: technabob.com)

Water Surface Interface Turns Your Bathtub Into A Touchscreen Computer
Using a PC, projector, and a Microsoft Kinect, you can have a bathtub that would make even Tony Stark a bit jealous.


Behold, the AquaTop. No need to worry about dropping your electronic portable devices in the water during bath time when your bathtub can do pretty much anything you can do on your laptop. You can play touchscreen games by either poking at the waters surface from above, or poking up from underneath.

Via Gajitz

The PC attached to the system also allows you to use the surface of your bath water as a desktop computer. You can scoop up a piece of media that is projected on the water and drop it onto a media player, which will start the media playing. Projected images can be removed from the “screen” by making waves in the water that wash them away, or by simply reaching three fingers up from beneath the water and “pulling” the images under.

But can you play League of Legends on it? And has anyone figured out crazy porn-related stuff to do with this thing yet? If not, it’s really only a matter of time.

Water Surface Interface Turns Your Bathtub Into A Touchscreen Computer

Using a PC, projector, and a Microsoft Kinect, you can have a bathtub that would make even Tony Stark a bit jealous.

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Kickstart This Shizz: Lomography Petzval Lens

Sure it looks utilitarian, but this EF and F mount compatible lens from Lomography pulls in some amazing images. The subject stays sharply in focus when in the center of the composition, but trippy bokeh and swirls fill up the sides and background. Lomography are taking this nearly 200-year-old design and are updating it to be compatible with today’s digital and analog SLR cameras. A lot of the pledges that get you the lens at a discounted price are already taken up, and the Kickstarter project has already surpassed its goals tenfold, but the lens should be available for $500 when it’s publicly released in the Spring of 2014.

Sounds Like A Bargain: Have Your Dead Ashes Tossed Into Low Earth Orbit For just $2,000.
Elysium Space are sending people to space for an obscenely cheap rate, but there’s a minor stipulation: you must be dead as shit and in cremated ash form. And they mix your ashes with a bunch of other peoples, so I hope you like sharing. Oh, and it’s not really space per se, but “low earth orbit,” which is basically space’s less attractive and less hip sister that you’d probably get it on with anyway if you were dead as shit and in cremated ash form.

Sounds Like A Bargain: Have Your Dead Ashes Tossed Into Low Earth Orbit For just $2,000.

Elysium Space are sending people to space for an obscenely cheap rate, but there’s a minor stipulation: you must be dead as shit and in cremated ash form. And they mix your ashes with a bunch of other peoples, so I hope you like sharing. Oh, and it’s not really space per se, but “low earth orbit,” which is basically space’s less attractive and less hip sister that you’d probably get it on with anyway if you were dead as shit and in cremated ash form.

(Source: geekologie.com)

iPhone 6 Wrap-Around Screen Concept Is Gorgeous, But Would Probably Make You Drop Your Phone A Lot

Beautiful wrap-around display designs by Michael ShanksAli Rahmoun and Sebastian Scheer. Totally reminds us of the flexible OLED display Samsung showed off at CES back in January.

We can already envision all the cracked screens dropped by users while fumbling to read side-displayed notifications. Pretty, though!

(Source: highsnobiety.com)

Custom Akai MPC from Distinct Life x USUAL
I’d take a Boss Dr. Rhythm over an Akai MPC any day, but this custom is pretty nice. Almost every piece of the beat composer is painted in a camo color scheme. Even the rubberized drum pads are colored.
Source: Hype Beast

Custom Akai MPC from Distinct Life x USUAL

I’d take a Boss Dr. Rhythm over an Akai MPC any day, but this custom is pretty nice. Almost every piece of the beat composer is painted in a camo color scheme. Even the rubberized drum pads are colored.

Source: Hype Beast

Projecteo: The Itsy Bitsy Instagram Projector

Sick and tired of looking at your Instagram pictures on the sleek screen of your mobile phone? Projecteo is an adorable little projector that hearkens back to the glory days of photo sharing. Each Projecteo projector is just $34.99 and comes with a slide wheel that can fit up to nine of your favorite Instagram pics. The projector on its own is $25.99 and extra wheels are $8.99. Get it at GetProjecteo.com.

Se it in action below.

(Source: holycool.net)

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