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Monthly Archives: June 2013

High Tide Heels

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I have a friend who goes to the beach in high heels. Really. I know. But hey, I don’t judge. Much. The point is I thought of her when I saw these shoes. They’ve been around for a few years, but I only now found out about them. They’re called High Tide Heels and appear to have been an art exhibit by Paul Schietekat. They’re not for sale, and according to him, not wearable. I still think my friend should have a go in them because at least then she’d have somewhat of an excuse to wear heels on the beach.

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You Never Knew You Wanted A Piece Of 3D Printed Norway, Did You?

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Apparently Norway has some pretty impressive landscape, so much so that Shapeways is letting you select a piece of Norwegian terrain and 3D print it. We suppose that the land of Fjords has the type of terrain that makes for prettier 3D models, so we don’t resent the fact that it’s there instead of, say, Siberia. The way it works is that you move a selector square around a map of the country, and then press a button to purchase. That section will be printed into a 10cm by 10cm (4in. by 4in.) square, so the larger an area you select, the less detail it’ll have. However, considering that it’ll cost you $100 to do this, we imagine you’re gonna need to have some serious respect for fancy landscapes, because as far as we’re concerned, we’d be satisfied with a (free) Google Earth fly-by.

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Vicious Plush Adds Some… Charm To Teddy Bears

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Who said teddy bears had to be cuddly and fluffy and sweet? We like to think plush toys are due for an overhaul, and while some young children might be afraid of the Vicious Plush pictured above, we think that once they reach a certain age, they’ll get a kick out of them. Featuring menacing looks, fake blood, glow-in-the-dark eyes and fangs, the Vicious Plush would make awesome gifts around Halloween. Unfortunately, you can’t get them for this year’s Halloween, because the bears are not commercially available yet. They’re doing the Kickstarter dance and have barely gotten off the ground, so there’s no guarantee they’ll even ever be available. But if you want one, you can help move that along with a $30 early-bird pledge. There are three types, and they’d start shipping in January 2014 if fully funded.

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Travel Boy Carry On Luggage Is Avoiding Licensing Fees, But We Know What’s Up

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This is a cool looking carry-on bag. It looks like a Game Boy, but it’s called a Travel Boy. Clearly someone didn’t feel like sharing a portion of the profits with Nintendo, though we suspect that if the company gave a crap, they could probably still sue. Isn’t the design of the Game Boy trademarked, like the Coke bottle shape? We don’t really know, but we can tell you a least that the bag is all of $70, which is really not that much for luggage. Taking a look at the details, it doesn’t look like a toy/novelty bag either but something you could conceivably use in real life, all the while professing your love for the classic gaming device.

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Pizza Just Got Ramen-ized: No Dough, All-Ramen Crust

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This is pizza like you’ve never had it before.

Instead of the usual dough, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has come up with a seriously awesome alternative for the crust in the form of ramen. Sometimes, I think ramen is about to become the next bacon, what with all the unusual creations that people are coming up with it. Remember the ramen burger? It’s mostly being used as an alternative for bread, given it’s flavor (or non-flavor), but still. It adds that extra oomph, that extra crunch, that boring old bread or dough just doesn’t have.

J. Kenji has generously shared the recipe for ramen-crusted pizza here, in case you want to try making it at home. It’s a pretty straightforward recipe that calls for instant noodles, some olive oil, and your pizza sauce and toppings of choice–stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Bon apptetit!

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Lexus Cars Can’t Be Sporty? Think Again – An OhGizmo! Hands On Experience

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A few days ago OhGizmo! was invited to spend some time in the scorching desert of Nevada, in a calm and quaint town known as Las Vegas. Lexus had rolled out their 2014 lineup for us at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, bringing out all the F Sport cars they thought we’d be interested in looking at. Why? Because they wanted us to experience the difference between a regular Lexus vehicle, and one that has received the F Sport treatment. Compare and contrast, you know?

For years Lexus has been known as a luxury brand, one that makes cars that businessmen want to drive, and sensible women love to own. It’s a reliable brand and it’s an elegant brand. It speaks of refinement. But it’s also a brand that rarely shares space with adjectives like “sporty”, “exciting”, “fast”, and “jaw-dropping”. Well, it turns out that the company’s F Sport division has been hard at work, pushing the engineering envelope and developing a sportier, racier dimension to their craft, available to almost every Lexus vehicle in one way or another. Apparently, the elegant and stately cars we’ve known for years are more than capable of showing some teeth, given the right treatment. In this article, we’re going to go over a few of the highlights from our day at the track, to give you an idea of what the F Sport name means in a Lexus vehicle.

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Nix Color Sensor is a Real-Life Color Eyedropper Tool

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Have you ever wished for a real-life color eyedropper tool so you can copy and save colors as you see them? Wish no more because Matthew Sheridan has granted it with the development of the Nix Color Sensor. It’s a smartphone accessory that lets you scan the object with the desired color and view it instantly on your phone right after.

Nix is compact and handy, so you can easily take it with you, since it’s meant to be used when you’re on the go and all. It’s infinitely better than trying to capture colors using your camera, because the latter doesn’t really produce the most accurate results.

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iSketchnote: From Your Pen and Paper to Your iPad

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Stylus pens make it easier for you to scribble notes or doodle on your iPad, but what if you wanted a physical copy of it, too? The last time I did this, I had to take screenshots of my work, transfer the files to my laptop, and arrange everything on a Word processor before I could print it. It took up a lot of time and I didn’t really end up with the kind of printed notes that I wanted.

If you do this a lot, then you might want to check out the iSketchnote. It’s smarter than your average smart iPad cover as it integrates a new digitizing technology called ISKN technology.

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Spinlister: An App That Lets You Rent Bikes From Awesome People

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The bike movement is gaining speed and it’s great all around for people (who get some much-needed exercise) and for the environment (which benefits from lesser emissions). Not everyone can afford a bike, though, and not everyone who has one uses it on a daily basis. Pushing the movement forward and addressing these specific groups of people is Spinlister.

It’s an app that lets people who are looking for a bike rent one. It also lets those who have bikes rent them out to others. As with most rental services, fees are in order. You might be better off saving and investing in one, if you plan to ride a bike everyday. If, however, you find yourself in a different city and need a bike, then you can either visit the Spinlister website or fire up the Spinlister iOS app and rent one.

VIA [ Cult of Mac ]