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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Pixelated Sunglasses: Through 8-Bit Lenses

Deal With It Pixelated Sunglasses

 

So the world won’t be transformed to pixels when you’ve got this pair of pixelated sunglasses on, but it does look like it came straight from one of those 8-bit video games. These novelty specs will shield your eyes from the rays of the bright summer sun and give you a low-res look in this high-resolution world.

The Deal With It Pixelated sunglasses are available for €22.90 (about $30).

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Tweet a Coke to Show Loved Ones You Care

Tweet a Coke

 

Sometimes, all a person needs is an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola. You don’t have to be close by to hand them their Coke, because all you’ll need is Twitter. The beverage company’s marketing team has upped their social media interactivity by allowing users to send friends, loved ones, and random strangers a bottle of coke…straight from Twitter!

To get started, users will have to authenticate their account and enter their credit card information. When they’re ready to send some Coke, all they have to do is tweet a link to their intended recipient. When opened, this link lets the receiver redeem their bottle of coke from participating Regal Cinemas locations. Pretty neat, huh?

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This’ll Scare the Crap Out of You: Horror Story Toilet Paper

Horror Story Toilet Paper

Done reading all of the books and comics you’ve stashed in the bathroom? Then here’s one bathroom reader that might just literally scare the crap out of you: the Horror Story toilet paper roll. Sorry if that was a bit too graphic for you, but I just couldn’t resist. This is basically a roll of toilet paper with a scarier-than-though story printed on it.

The horrific tales are penned by Koji Suzuki, who’s known for writing the “Ring” and “Spiral” series. They’re sold in sets of three, with each one featuring a different story.

They’re available online for £9.99 (or about $17.)

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Just What We Need: This Seatbelt Jolts Drowsy Drivers to Their Senses

Smart Seatbelt

Numerous car accidents are caused by having a sleepy driver at the wheel. Whether they had a particularly long day or are driving long-distance, the risks remain the same. Driving while drowsy endangers those inside the vehicle as well as those outside of it. With this in mind, the Biomechanics Institute in Valencia, Spain have developed a system called Harken to address driver fatigue and sleepiness.

Harken is basically a smart seatbelt made from “smart” textiles with built-in sensors that can measure a person’s heartbeat and respiration. When it detects that the driver is starting to nod off based on the stats, the system triggers an alarm to jolt the driver awake.

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Mini Me, Mini You: Shapify 3D Selfie

Shapify 3D Selfie

 

Taking selfies one step farther and giving them the 3D treatment is Shapify. Their service lets you turn your self-portraits into a three-dimension action figure that you can proudly display in your home or office. All you need is the Shapify app and a Kinect sensor (borrow your neighbor’s, if you don’t have one!) to 3D scan yourself.

When you’re done, send it off to Shapify to order your selfie figurine. We have to warn you, though, this definitely costs more than your average selfie, since it’ll set you $79 back.

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Silent Beacon Lets You Call For Help When You Need It

Silent Beacon

You can think of the Silent Beacon as a panic button of sorts that you can take with you. It’s a small, handy gadget that looks like a control for your car’s alarm or something, but don’t let looks deceive you, because it can do much more. First of all, it’s a GPS tracker so it can show your current location when there’s an emergency or if you simply want someone to know where you currently are.

When it’s pushed, the Silent Beacon can be programmed to send an email or SMS to the people on your emergency contacts list. It will also patch a call to 911 and send along your location so you can get assistance in a timely manner.

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Smart Keychain Is Your New Best Friend

Smart Keychain

Smartphones, smart cars, smart watches, smart glasses…in case you haven’t noticed, everything is being upgraded to smart status these days. Another thing to add to that list is the Smart Keychain by Creative Designs, Inc. As the name implies, it’s a keychain that’s smarter than your average key ring.

It has built-in Bluetooth connectivity which makes key location possible. It’s also a USB flash drive so you can store stuff and transfer files on the go. It also means having a flash drive with you wherever and whenever, since you probably won’t leave the house without it.

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Theradome Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth By Shooting Lasers At Your Scalp

Theradome helmet

Hair loss can be a pain to deal with. There are many hair growing treatments available, ranging from non-invasive shampoos and topicals to the excruciatingly-invasive hair plugs and implants. Somewhere in the middle of this is the Theradome, which is a helmet that shoots lasers at your scalp to simulator hair growth.

The Theradome is the brainchild of Tamim Hamid, a former NASA research engineer. The headgear should be worn twice a week for 20 minutes. Users can expect to see results in 3 to 4 months, as the helmet’s lasers will retard the shrinking of hair follicles to prevent hair loss.

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You Need One: ‘Doctor Who’ Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

When it’s not TARDIS, it’s the Sonic Screwdriver. These are two things you’ll find the Doctor constantly reaching for in times of need or whenever he feels like it. You won’t be able to get your own real-life time travel machine, but you can buy a replica of the king of all multitools that does one thing and one thing only: open your bottles of soda and beer.

Having a bottle opener that looks like the Doctor’s screwdriver might be a bit of an overkill, but it’s an awesome thing to behold that’ll make you the envy of your friends every time they come over for drinks. Plus, you can totally use it as a prop when you do cosplays or when you want to dress as the Doctor at a costume party.

The Sonic Screwdriver bottle opener retails for $24.

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