Here’s an interesting little gadget for you: the Porn Detection Stick. (Why, oh why did they have to pick the word “stick” to describe this thing? Guess it’s less phallic than “rod.”) For $100 smackers, you pop this in a PC flash drive and it scans all the images on the computer (even ones that are deleted) for “facial features, flesh tone colors, image back grounds, body part shapes, and more” looking for naughty pics. It claims to have a less than one percent rate of false positives. Great, but there are a few issues here. First of all, as Gizmodo points out, who downloads pictures anymore? Porn these days is more likely to be in video form, or on a website—which the stick can’t scan. Also, who is this thing for? I can understand parents or bosses wanting it, but I have a feeling that jealous girlfriends/wives will fall prey to buying and be sorely disappointed with the results. Seriously, save the $100 bucks … he looks at porn. And that’s fine. According to our Frisky poll, 82 percent of us ladies do too. Or at least the ones who read this site. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
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I was sitting around the other day, and I was thinking, you know what I really need? And then I thought, what I really need is USB-powered breast warmers. And then, voilà! There they were. That’s serendipity for you. Japanese manufacturer Thanko has created the USB Bust Beauty Pad for those who suffer from chilly breasts, and it can be yours for a mere $20. Plug the device into the USB port of your computer, stick the pad in your bra, and your breasts will be toasty in no time. Um, do some women’s breasts actually get cold? I’ve never heard of this phenomenon. But to each her own breast-warmer. [The Awl] Keep reading »
In our digital age, that old hand-to-mouth trick to check your breath is so passé. (Plus unreliable if you just caressed your hands with some scented lotion. Ahh, guava patchouli breath … mmm. Kidding.) That’s why there’s this Date Breath Checker, a hilarious Japanese (of course) gadget that reads the levels of grossness on your breath. Helping you prep for that first date kiss, all you do is blow into the purse-sized device, and it analyzes your odor through a series of very technical smiley/frowny faces. Happy icon? That sweet crème brulée did you good. Sad face? Why did you even suggest Indian in the first place? Keep reading »
The recession called, and it apparently took away your iPhone case along with your portfolio. Now you’ll have to settle for Shantytown-chic by housing your mobile in a recycled cardboard box. It even comes with some ghetto personalization from a classic Sharpie marker. Since you probably have a lot of questions about this complicated device, be sure to refer to Case-Mate.com’s thorough list of Q&As: “Q) Is it waterproof? A) No, so don’t put it in the dishwasher”; “Q) Is there a warranty? A) No, it is cardboard after all”; “Q) Will this case make me awesome? A) I think that goes without saying.”
Before you go all boo-hoo-ing about how the recession made you settle for such a sad outfit for your iPhone, remember this: There are far less fortunate people in the world … those who have the iPod Touch. [$0.99, Case-Mate.com] Keep reading »
Wires, wires, everywhere. As gadgets become more important around our homes, it sometimes feels as if we’re tangled in a web of wires with no means of escape. The Music-Cage, however, is a gadget that can solve at least one of our wire problems. It’s a wireless speaker that plays music from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or a computer. The Music-Cage can hang from the ceiling when attached to a socket for lighting fixtures, it can be plugged directly into a wall, or it can just hang out on a floor stand. Finally, a speaker that’s interesting to look at and as beautiful as the music it plays. [Nendo via Impact Lab] Keep reading »
Save for the murse-carrying set, somehow guys manage to carry the world in their pockets. How they do it is beyond us. But maybe it’s because they’re just more creative than we think, and have secret hiding places. Like this dapper device, the iTie, which features a covert pocket on the backside, in which to store an iPod or small cell phone. It even has little button holes that attach to a dress shirt, so the tie stays in place. Now…what other fashion tricks do men have up their
sleeves ties? [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
If you’ve ever had to replace a waterlogged cell phone (or two) due to an unplanned dip in the toilet, this handy little invention has your name written all over it! The MobiGrip device leash, a stick-on mini-bungee that loops comfortably around your digits, is the cure to all butter finger-inflicted disasters that leave your poor dropped phone either cracked on the sidewalk or slowly fizzling out in a puddle of water…Read more Keep reading »
- Designer Alber Elbaz was so inspired by Glenn Close’s “Damages” character, he’s basing a new line of power suits on her. [NY Mag] — I hope Hillary is reading this!
- Adam Lambert is borrowing Lady Gaga’s producer, RedOne, to help him with his new album. [Perez] — We just hope Lambert doesn’t borrow Gaga’s style, as well.
- Congrats to Megan Fox, who has learned that sex sells. [The Sun] — Yes, Megan, baring your legs from hip to toe while flaunting perky breasts will get you noticed. Congrats on figuring that one out!
We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »