Archive for the 'tech' Category

Space Explorer: 3D Navigational Mouse

Monday, September 24th, 2007
spce explorer 3d mouse 3dconnexoin

The Space Explorer (by Logitech) gives users a 3 dimensional navigational experience allowing simultaneous inputs for a more fluid and realistic environment. Mouses allow you to pan, twist, spin, or zoom in, but you can’t do all of them in one simple twist.

I’ve played around with the Space Explore and it takes a few hours to get use to. Once your hooked it’s as intuitive as most mice are in any 3D CAD package(I favor Solidworks). I’ve yet to completely convert over to this mouse, but it saves a ton of clicks and twist while making you look cool with blue LEDS hovering under the main knob. I’m not sure if I’m ready to fork over $299 for this, but once the price drops some, I’ll be hooked and sneezing the products amazement around to all my friends.

Check out their other products here, or videos here.

Weekend Links

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
Sumo wrestlers stretching

Above: picture of sumo wrestlers stretching.
Close chip bags without clips and just folds.
10 signals for fresh fish at the market.
Universal phone chargers: Finally they agree on a standard!
– MEIKO music, webpage or myspace.
Amazing absorbing material with egg drop test. From the same makers of the Soft Magnets.
– A marriage prank video you should never do!

Hussein Chalayan: Morphing Clothing

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Wow! Hussein Chalayan’s Spring/Summer 07 Collection presents some seriously cool morphing clothing! Watch the video above, or watch it over at Gizmodo here. (NSFW: some nudity towards end)

I’ve seen my share of mechanical transforming outfits before, but most have all turned out robotic-like and seemingly uncomfortable on women. Hussein somehow makes these transitions smoothly and gentle, like a ghost peeling away at the models. The designs are very nice and morph for extra “wow” points. Call it fish strings, Nickel Titanium, some other memory alloy, or plan magic, I love it!

I want an outfit that morphs the fabrics pore sizes as my body temp changes after a run, though I think there are smart nano materials that do this already. Or maybe an outfit that’s connected to the internet that changes shape based on the NASDAQ or weather…. okie, I’m getting a bit geeky now.

I’ve posted the a longer version of the Catwalk and more about Hussein after the jump, with interviews and another spectacular soft LED dress thats pretty sweet!
(3 videos after the jump)


360° Light Field Display

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Pretty sweet 3D Display! Can’t wait to work one of these using Solidworks (my preferred 3D Program!
via (larger video)
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Life Saver: Nano Water Filter Bottle

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Life.Saver.Bottle.Filter“The way fresh water is supplied to disaster-hit regions could be revolutionized after an Ipswich-based businessman (Michael Pritchard) invented a £190 ($385) bottle that makes foul-smelling water drinkable in seconds.

Military chiefs are excited because the bottles, which can distill either 4,000 liters or 6,000 liters without changing the filter, will have huge benefits for soldiers who hate drinking iodine-flavored water.

Conventional filters can cut out bacteria measuring more than 200 nanometers but not viruses, which typically are 25 nanometers long.

Mr Pritchard’s bottle can clean up any water – including fecal matter – using a filter that cuts out anything longer than 15 nanometers, which means that viruses can be filtered out without the use of chemicals.”

I’m glad to see these globally needed solutions advancing as far and as fast as they are. The Life Saver Bottle reminds me a bit of the Life Straw as well.

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Weekend Links

Saturday, September 8th, 2007
armani dumpster boston newberry

Above: Newberry Street in Boston, Armani Exchange closed down, dumpster filled with goodies (wooden hangers, manikins, tables, chairs, shelves, etc) a few minutes later, ladies in high heels and gentlemen in suits dumpster diving. I have close up pictures of the ladies in heels, but I decided not to post those 😉 ( I grabbed some chairs and hangers)

Coca-Cola Happiness factory: animated commercial…very nice!
Huge LED Ceiling In Beijing: nice picture here, videos here.
Morph Thing: Morph famous faces together, or yours!
Great Bus Ads!
An interview with Ferran Adrià on his favorite places to dine in Barcelona with links! (I want to travel now)
Bill Clinton On David Letterman.
Removing a Cork inside a bottle: I’m not sure why you would need this, but would be a good IQ test.
Printing out all Spam installation
Turning Cheap Steaks into Gucci Prime Steaks!

iPod Touch

Friday, September 7th, 2007
ipod touch

Okieee… I’m finally starting to like this now… the sleek iPhone without the phone (service fees). Meet the awesome “iPod touch“. I’m seduced!

Also, their flurry of other iPod updates, including the nano (phatty)iPod which was leaked many weeks ago.

Weekend Links

Monday, September 3rd, 2007
legos weekend links

Panda’s Growth– cute pics as a panda grows.
Google Sky– Google Earth adds star gazing!
What’s in your bag– what people carry around via Lifehacker
You Are Here Poster– A tree poster depicting ones graphic career thoughts as they age.
Double sided touch screens– Who knew we would need two sides.
TrackStick– GPS tracker linking to Google maps.


Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Cut&Paste Boston

Cut&Paste was born in NYC 2005 assembling a group of digital graphic artist to do battle in an energy packed bar with over 850 gazers watching their swift Wacom skillz on projected walls Iron Chef style. This years Cut&Paste will hold battles in 11 locations worldwide. I’ve never been to one, but the hype and energy surrounding this growing event is the buzz around town. The Boston battle on September 8th initiates their world tour which I plan to attend, but if your not in the area, hit up one of their other locations:

Boston: Sept 8.
New York City: Sept 15
Portland: Sept 21
San Francisco: Sept 29
Chicago: Oct 6
Los Angeles: Oct 13
London: Oct 20
Berlin: Oct 27
Tokyo: Nov 3rd
Hong Kong: Nov 10
Sydney: Nov 17

video via coolhunting

random links by thoughts

Friday, August 24th, 2007
random links thoughts

I’ve been really bad at posting this week and I apologize. I’ve been busy and found little to post. I almost posted about the very cool color guiding “MyCuppaTea” but then got distracted by the fact that Guster was playing live near me in September. After hurdling for tickets which I never bought since their concerts start before work ends, I scrambled online looking for the sold out but ever so cool red “Use Helvertica” shirt which lead me to Helvetica: the film. Somehow this took me to a Flickr collection of business cards which reminded me of my DIY Paint Chip card holders which someone did today though not with paint chips.

Now in my bookmarks were some really random links.. a kind of gross but amusing Frog cleaning his stomach, Martin Klimas and his smashing still photography, Hundreds posing naked on Swiss Glaciers thanks to Spencer Tunick, a kick butt Magnum wine ratchet , two huge people fighting, and the ever so fun visible but invisible public toilet which reminded me of the hilarious and very wrong Japanese toilet pranks.

I’d also like to make a shout out to my friend Andy on his company Interwoven Threads (Look good, Do better) He offered up a few shirts to my readers, so if interested, send me a cool link, I’ll pick a few, and he’ll send you a kick-butt shirt and even let you suggest a charity in your area to donate one to.(You buy a shirt, they donate the same one to the needed)

That’s it for now. Enjoy!

Weekend links

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Puma Sale 2007

Above: The chaotic aftermath at the annuel Puma sale… yup, that’s a kid staking over her shop-aholic parents box of goodies while they grabbed more!(people bought box loads) Simple DIY everyday hacks.(all videos)
Vibram Five Finger shoes: These have been out for sometime, and I want still.
BomBayTV: Fun custom video cards.
We Feel Fine Project.
Kitten Surprise: How to break up a kitten fight.
How to draw a women sketch!(put it on x16)

Nike: Long Ball Lace (100% sustainable)

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
nike long ball shoe sustainable reconsidered

I don’t post on shoes too often, but when a big cookie monster like Nike known for making mountains of carbon fuming rubber glue shoes launches a 100% sustainable shoe in their eco-consciousness Nike Considered footwear line, I start to smile.

I’d seen previous attempts in this line that didn’t fair to well stylishly nor environmentally, but the these new Long Ball Lace shoes are rather appealing with it’s minty lime highlights while being 100% biodegradable using a cork sole and sporting some baseball stitch like weaves. Now all they have to do is figure out how to drop the price a bunch and be a bit more like TOMS shoes with donations to the needed, even though they probably do this already. 😉

via coolhunting

Full size pics after the jump