Lexus has created what it claims is the world’s most advanced hoverboard. Engineers at Japanese car company Lexus have been working with experts in super-conductive technology to create one of the most advanced hoverboards the world has ever seen. The website states that “the Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.” The prototype is being tested in Barcelona in the coming weeks. The sad news is, the Lexus Hoverboard is only a prototype, so will not be for sale. “It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination,”said Mark Templin, executive vice president of Lexus International.
Sony announced its new QX series of lens cameras that can attach to smartphones today at IFA 2013. The previously rumored QX100 and QX10 lenses contain all of the hardware ordinarily found in a point-and-shoot camera except for a viewfinder, and use Wi-Fi to connect to a smartphone to fulfill that requirement. The lenses can be physically detached from the phone while still connected via Wi-Fi, allowing users to shoot independent of the viewfinder. For more specs on the higher-end QX100 and the Q10 zoom lens camera, take a look at the product pages on Sony’s website. Both the QX100 and QX10 lenses are already available to pre-order from Amazon, and will ship on September 27th according to the retailer.
Canned Dragon Meat is a can of delicious, pre-cooked dragon meat containing a stuffed severed dragon’s head. Dragon Meat is currently available to purchase at ThinkGeek (who also sells Canned Unicorn Meat).
Fans of Radiant Farms’ Unicorn Meat are probably looking at this product and thinking, “Wait a minute, ThinkGeek! Isn’t Radiant Farms in Ireland and don’t the nuns believe in nonviolence and wait until the unicorns die of natural causes before processing them?” To that, we say two things: 1) You are a little obsessed with us. and 2) You are right..
But you’re also wrong. You see, Unicorns and Dragons require vastly different resources for their care. Also, if they lived next to each other, the Dragons would just eat the unicorns anyways, and there’d be none left for people to eat. FURTHERMORE, the nuns at Radiant Farms lead a tortured life. Think about it: they start out all-loving and kind and raising Unicorns and letting them die of old age. But year after year of watching such beauty die weighs on their souls. They become evil and cruel and despondent and angry and bitter. It’s then that they’re relocated to the Dragon Rendering plants of Scotland and . . . well, you know the rest.
Google has announced Chromecast, a dongle that allows users to stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and other apps using Chrome on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. The device plugs into the television via HDMI and is powered by USB, and generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot to which users can connect to stream content to the television. Chromecast is currently available to purchase from Google Play.
If you’re willing to drop the requisite $58,000, you can cruise the fairway (not to mention the rough and water obstacles) in a BW1 of your very own. It comes complete with a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine and promises enough power to reach 45 mph.
“Powered by a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. The fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so.”
Boston-based inventor Steve Hollinger has invented the Squito, a throwable ball-shaped camera that utilizes position and orientation sensors to capture and process 360-degree images over the course of its airborne trajectory by the three panoramic cameras. It uses orientation sensors to know when to take the images before stitching the multiple pictures together to create a single panoramic aerial shot.
Tendem designed by Kaspars Jursons is a sink and urinal combo that saves water and encourages hands washing. The clever design will also saves users the trouble of waiting to wash hands if all the basin are occupied since every user will have their own sink right in front of them. In some degree, it saves time, water and space.
In this bizarre video, a Japanese schoolgirl demonstrates an electromechanical exoskeleton as a hideously disfigured host, “Scarface Santaro,” explains the many features of device, the Powered Jacket MK3. According to the manufacturer Sagawa Electronics, the aluminum and carbon fiber exoskeleton is over 7 feet tall, weighs 55 pounds and will be produced in a limited run of five examples. The company has also released a manga series about the Powered Jacket. Given the satirical nature of the video, and the lack of information on the Powered Jacket MK3, it’s unclear if the product is actually destined for production. That being said, Sagawa Electronics claims the exoskeleton will be publicly demonstrated at Wonder Festival 2013 in Chiba City, Japan at the end of July.
The Newsstand is a new pop-up shop that is described as an “independent media take over of the Newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” It “will feature independent magazines and zines from around the world, curated by Lele Saveri of the 8-Ball Zine Fair especially for ALLDAYEVERYDAY.”
The Newsstand has been covered in several places recently:
The Newsstand will open to the public on June 15th and will be open weekdays from 9am-8pm, weekends from 12pm-5pm and close on July 20th.
ThinkGeek has released a gory collection of Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes into the wild to satisfy the hunger of zombie fans worldwide. You can choose from either a gun wielding survivor gnome or being-eating zombie gnome. They are available to purchase online. Previously, we wrote about a similar series of Zombie Garden Gnomes by Chris Stever and Jane DeRosa.
If Fluffy were to rise out of the small shoebox coffin in the backyard, zombie human deterrents wouldn’t be necessary, it’d be maximum overkill. That’s why you prepare for the more logically inevitable with Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes. Birds, rodents, Fluffies, Spots, and the occasional raccoon can still spread the infectious zombie disease, but with armed garden gnomes, your yard will be a safe zone.
Bioscope is a handheld digital video viewer which the user operates with a hand crank. Depending on which direction the crank is rotated, the user can watch the video forward or backward, in one-frame increments. The device is inspired by an early movie projector of the same name. Bioscope was created back in 2012 by Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker.
In Quebec, Canada, pizza-ghetti, pizza and spaghetti served together on the same plate, is a popular meal at restaurants. Canadian convenience store chain Couche-Tard is now taking it to the next level with Pizzaghetti Sloches, which is essentially frozen pizza-ghetti slushies. The spaghetti sloche is sold on one side and the pizza sloche is on the other and it’s up to the customer to combine them. The chain is known for their crazy sloche combos.
Here’s the TV ads for the Pizzaghetti Sloches:
This is a stylish handmade leather seat bag for your bike, designed with classy antique steamer trunks and St. Bernard barrels in mind. Also called “The Seat Trunk”. It can be used in any way that makes the most sense on your bike. You can tie it around the seat post or through the springs of a sprung saddle, or thread a zip tie through the string holes as a theft deterrent.
German tea company Hälssen & Lyon has created the Tea Calendar, a calendar in which every day is a uniquely flavored wafer of pressed tea leaves. Simply boil water, tear off the day from the calendar, immerse it in the hot water, let it steep, and enjoy the day’s tea. Hälssen & Lyon has only shipped the Tea Calendar to “select business partners” so far, and it is not available for purchase.
With Kevo, all you need is your smartphone to unlock your door. You don’t even need to take your phone out of your pocket or purse; just touch your lock, it will recognize your phone and unlock the door. No more fumbling for your keys or memorizing a code… just touch the lock to open. Compatible with Apple iPhone 4s and 5 only.
A company called Virtuix, developed the Omni, an omnidirectional treadmill controller for virtual environments. The company has shown off support for games including Crysis Warhead, Team Fortress 2, and Skyrim in a series of YouTube videos, but we’re told that the device will work with all PC games when it’s released. Virtuix is aiming to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Omni around the end of May or the beginning of June, and it’s targeting a price of $400-600 for the device. Watch the videos after more, it looks cool!