29.12.14 by Jeff

Future Technology: Google’s New Self-Driving Car

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom1Google’s functional self-driving car with steering wheel.

Google has unveiled their functional self-driving car and it looks like a friendly man wearing a really tiny hat. Unlike the prototype (seen below) that was announced back in May, this one has a steering wheel and headlights. The electric two-seater currently only goes 25 mph but Google says it will eventually travel up to 100 mph.

Google is still testing the vehicles but hopes to have them actually on the roads in Northern California in the new year.

 

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom2Google’s early prototype without steering wheel, announced in May.

I have to admit I like the design of the prototype a lot more (the face is hilarious) but it’s really cool to see Google actually making this a reality. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look at the videos of the early prototype below.

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17.09.14 by Jeff

$20,000 Leica M Edition 60 Camera: The Stupidest Invention of the Year

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This year Leica celebrates 60 years since the release of the first Leica M3 camera, considered by many to be the most iconic rangefinder in history. Despite the camera brand’s sparkling legacy they continue to produce new digital products that no one buys; beautiful design objects with zero regard for usability.

Such is the case with Leica’s latest offering, the new Leica M Edition 60 camera will feature no LCD screen. No screen! For the fabulous price of nearly $20,000 dollars you can have all the convenience of not knowing what you’ve shot. Innovative! I didn’t think it would be possible to top the Apple Watch as the stupidest invention of the year but this is surely it. At least it looks better than the watch, I’ll give it that.

 

 

Why any photographer would buy a digital camera, at this price, and not have any way to view their images (or access to any onboard menu) is beyond me. If the idea is to get people to slow down and remember what it was like to shoot film why not buy an actual film camera and shoot film? Or use a digital camera and simply turn off the display???

It is no wonder all the images you see on Instagram are taken of Leicas not with Leicas. Anyone who buys this camera should be required to attach a giant spinning red light to it, at least then it could be a pretentious asshole alarm system.

I try not to be negative on this site very often but this is so idiotic. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments, but be honest with yourself – you are not buying this camera.

 

 

21.02.13 by Jeff

3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen
This pen can draw in the air!!! The 3Doodler Kickstarter only launched two days ago aiming to raise $30k and has already raise $1.2 million! Watch the video below!

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19.05.08 by Jeff

Microwave Soap Grenade!

I was suddenly reminded of my failed Microwave Soap Grenade invention when I came across this great little invention called The Nana Saver!

It’s for people who are too small to eat a full banana and don’t want the leftover piece to turn brown. I myself am a small person (but not so small that I can’t finish a banana you a-holes!) and I often cut half a banana over my Vector cereal! This little invention would be kinda worth having, although I guess I could just be a man and… no not deal with the piece turning brown, I was going to say be a man and throw the other half in the garbage! Just joking Mother Earth!

Ok anyways, about my Microwave Soap Grenade! Check this out… Read More