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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Portable is a Flexible, Wearable Smartphone

Portal Wearable Smartphone

You don’t have to worry about Bendgate with the Portal, because its makers let you know upfront that it bends and is definitely more flexible than your average smartphone. The Portable was designed to be a wearable phone, so it should bend to follow the natural curve of your arm. It’s also shatterproof and waterproof for up to 10 meters, so you can wear it even when you’re hard at work or play.

Portal is built with a multicore CPU that comes with 2GB of RAM. Its 3200 mAh battery is also flexible, as expected, and can last for up to 8 hours of talktime. Continue Reading

Buy a Brick, Help Build the Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla Museum Indiegogo

The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman is a huge fan of Nikola Tesla. So much so that he’s made several comics explaining the awesomeness of Nikola and his contributions to the field of electricity. Back in 2012, Inman launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy the property of Tesla’s former laboratory. Now he’s back on Indiegogo with another campaign, and this time, he wants to build a museum honoring–you guessed it–Nikola Tesla.

Inman got Elon Musk to donate a million dollars to the cause. Now it’s time up to us to raise the rest. The goal of this campaign is to fund the removal of hazardous materials on the property and the renovation of the Stanford White building.

Donate $125 and your name (or whatever message you choose) will be engraved on a brick that will be used to build the Tesla museum. Pledge larger amounts and you’ll get bigger brick and some extra perks to book. You can check out the campaign on Indiegogo here.

[ Indiegogo ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Riffy GIF Keyboard Lets You Say It With a GIF

Riffy Keyboard App

They make you laugh. They help you get a point across. They sum whatever it is you’re feeling in a few frames. That’s what GIFs does for you, in a nutshell. And unless you’re always on the prowl for the latest GIFs on Reddit or elsewhere, it sometimes takes you a few minutes of searching before finding the one that you want you use to do any (or all) of the above.

But that’s where the Giffsy keyboard comes in. It’s an app for iOS 8 that lets users insert GIFs that they deem appropriate into the conversation. The app comes with a built-in library of GIFs to choose from while allowing users to save new ones they come across using Safari.

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Suitsy Looks Sharp But Is as Comfy as Your Pajamas

Suitsy

 

Get rid of those sweatshirts and jeans and pull on the Suitsy instead. It’ll instantly transform your look from drab to dapper because, really, what guy looks bad in a suit? But let’s backtrack a little as to how it came to be.

Regular suits are far from being comfortable, which is something real estate expert Jesse Herzog knows firsthand. After wearing suits for 10 years, which was expect of him because of his job, he decided to make something that looks just as sharp minus the discomfort. That’s when Suitsy came into the picture.

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Need Cuddles? There’s An App for That and It’s Called ‘Cuddlr’

Cuddlr

Sad? Lonely? In need of a hug? Well, Cuddlr does you one better by not only finding you someone to hug, but someone you can actually cuddle with. The concept is interesting but an app that lets you meet up with strangers so you guys can cuddle is a bit…off. Cuddle is a location-based app that keeps track of people who are looking for cuddles and their current location.

Walk into an area where there’s someone in need and you’ve got yourself a cuddle buddy. Its developers say it’s safe, secure, and private but…we’ll see about that.

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A Drumstick For Your Ear? KFC Drumstick iPhone Cover

KFC Drumstick iPhone Cover

 

KFC Japan is at it again. Remember the chicken keyboard and mouse they recently offer to their patrons? It looks like their higher-ups decided that that wasn’t enough, so they came up with the drumstick iPhone cover. It’s so ridiculous that it almost makes you want one, just for the heck of it. Even Colonel Sanders looks like he’s rolling on the floor laughing like there’s no tomorrow (in case you’re wondering, his speech bubble says something along the lines of “Why is it so big?”)

Well, that’s what we’re wondering, too. The only way to get one of the cases was to win it from KFC Japan. Dang, that’s a huge case. Ironically, it’s making me not want to eat chicken after looking at it.

VIA [ Food Beast ]

Farm of the Undead: Grow Your Own Zombie with Chia

Chia Pet Zombie

Ever since The Walking Dead took the world by storm, people have become pretty obsessed with the undead. Companies have also been scrambling to take advantage of the trend, and Chia is no exception. You might be familiar with Joseph Enterprises’ line of Chia Pets, where you basically just water it until the chia grows and covers the planter that it came with.

You’ve already seen the kitten or puppy versions– now check out the Zombie-themed ones. There’s the Creepy Holden, which features a zombie head poking out from your (soon-to-grow) garden. Then there’s Lifeless Lisa, his female counterpart, and the Restless Arm which features none other than a, well, restless arm.

You can get them from Amazon or Home Depot for $30.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Harry Potter iPhone Case is Simply Magical

Harry Potter iPhone Case

 

It’s been years since J.K. Rowling penned the final chapters of the Harry Potter series, but it’s still enchanting Muggles young and old today. The character is very much alive in pop culture, which was definitely propelled by the highly-successful movie franchise based on the books too. If you’ve still got Potter fever and are looking for an iPhone case, then try this one on for size.

This handmade case is available from TheSorcerersPhone on Etsy for $25.99+ and it’s awesome. It features Harry’s signature black spectacles, his lightning-shaped scar, and of course, his Gryffindor scarf. It’s available for a range of devices, from iPhones to Android devices. Accio case!

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Do You Check Your Phone Too Often? Checky App Will Help You Keep Track

Checky-app

How many times do you check your phone in a day? You might not know the exact number now but there’s an app for that if you’re curious. It’s called Checky, and it was developed by Calm.com to help users keep track of their phone-using habits by monitoring usage. The app also keeps track of where the phone was checked for additional stats.

All you have to do is install the app and you’re good to go. At noon, Checky will let you know how many times you checked your phone the previous day. You can download Checky for Android here and for iOS here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]