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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Use ‘Somebody’ to Send Messages to Friends Via Strangers

Somebody App

If you think about it, social media takes away from actual socialization because of the lack of in-person interactions. Aiming to inject a little bit of that back into social-centric apps is Somebody. The app literally lets you use somebody (while using Somebody–get it?) to send a personal message to your intended recipient, wherever they may be.

Here’s how it works: the user composes his message and includes any special instructions to the messenger, such as extra notes on how to deliver the message or any accompanying actions. He then chooses another user of the app in the vicinity of the recipient to deliver the message.

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Doctor Loo: Where Doctor Who Goes to Poo

Doctor Loo

 

Outdoor toilets are commonplace, but this particular one in Warmley Waiting Room Cafe in the UK takes the cake. It’s inspired by none other than Doctor Who’s TARDIS. When the door is shut, it looks like a typucal replica of the Doctor’s time machine. But the door opens to reveal a Victorian-style bathroom, complete with checkered floor, a toilet, a sink, and a hand dryer.

The bathroom, aka Doctor Loo, is outfitted with motion detection sensors which turn the lights on or off as patrons enter and exit. The Loo’s creator and restaurant owner Justin Hoggars has also installed a doorbell of sorts that emits the TARDIS’s familiar wheezing sound.

If you happen to be in Bristol, drop by the cafe and take a poo in Doctor Loo.

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Peanut Butter And Jelly Soda: Drink Your Favorite Snack From the Past

Jones Soda Peanut Butter And Jelly Soda

 

Too lazy to make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Just grab a bottle of Jones’ Peanut Butter And Jelly Soda and gulp it down instead! The dark purple concoction is the latest limited edition carbonated beverage from Jones to hit the shelves. Inspired by the most-loved sandwich in the world, the soda combines the tart flavor of grape jelly with nutty peanut butter for a truly unique beverage.

Even those who are allergic to peanuts are welcome to try the soda as its free from any traces of peanuts. Jones’ Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda is available in packs of four for $12.99.

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For Late Night BBQs: Flashlight Grilling Spatula

Flashlight Grilling Spatula

 

I’m sure you’ve felt it once or twice in your life. When it’s dark out and the night is young, that craving, that yearning for meat…cooking on the grill, with the smell of spices and barbecue sauce filling the air. Having a late-night barbecue isn’t the most practical thing in the world, but a utensil that might just help you make it happen is the Grillight.

It’s a stainless steel grilling spatula with a built-in LED light so you can see what you’re cooking, even in the dark. Use it in the morning, use it in the afternoon, use it when the sun’s about to set and when you need extra illumination. The Grillight is dishwasher safe and runs on two AA batteries.

It’s available online for $34.95.

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Eraseable Glass Art: Spray Paint Dry Erase Marker

Spray Paint Dry Erase Marker

 

Create graffiti, make a point during brainstorming sessions, or simply let your artistic side run wild without the permanent mess with these cans of DEP spray. It’s essentially a dry erase marker of sorts packaged in an aersol can. All you need is a whiteboard, a window, or any glass surface, and you’re good to go. When you’re done, take a picture for a posterity, wipe everything off with a paper towel and get ready to start all over again.

DEP spray is available online for $10.

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Now That’s Discreet: Clifton Slim Engagement Ring Case

Clifton Slim Engagement Ring Case

 

Ready to pop the question? What you’re about to do might be painfully obvious if you’ve got a huge bulge in your pocket while you’re having a fancy dinner or romantic date with your significant other. An alternative is the Clifton Slim engagement ring case–and when they say “slim,” they mean it.

The credit card-sized case folds to a profile of about a centimeter thick, so it’s sleek and discreet. When you open it, the ring pops out of the seemingly flat case, bringing the element of surprise back into proposals.

Even if you don’t have any intentions of proposing or are done with it, the case can still come in handy when you’re traveling or headed somewhere and need to stash your ring for one reason or another.

The case is available online for $100.

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Scribble Pen: So Is It Too Good to Be True?

Scribble Pen Video Inconsistency

Scribble took the internet by storm when it was announced back in May. Artists, geeks, and tech enthusiasts, yours truly included, were blown away at the premise of having a pen and stylus that could copy and paste colors from actual objects. All you would have to do is point the built-in scanner to any object, and the Scribble would replicate its color and let you draw on a tablet or phone or on paper, depending on which type you had.

The project launched on Kickstarter last August 11th and surpassed its target goal in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.Continue Reading

Sleep In a Pool.. Well, Sort Of, With Snurk’s Pool Bedding

Snurk Pool Bedding

Fancy sleeping on a pool? Not in a pool or on a water bed, but on a pool? Now you can, although it isn’t exactly an actual pool with Snurk’s pool bedding. The duvet cover set features a photographic print on both sides of the bottom of a pool. The water looks inviting and oh-so-refreshing. It’s definitely a welcome sight after all these too-warm and humid days we’ve been having lately (or in my part of the world, anyway.)

The set includes pillow cases so you can sink into a deep slumber and drown in sweet dreams. The Swimming Pool-themed beddings are available for €59.95 (about $79.)

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Kickball Ice Cream Maker: I Kick for Ice Cream

Kickball Ice Cream Maker

 

 

Kicking a ball is lots of fun, and ice cream is always a welcome treat. I think it’s safe to say that something that combines both is destined to become a huge hit, like the Kickball Ice Cream Maker. The name is pretty much self explanatory. Just pour in cream, sugar, vanilla, and your flavoring of choice into the ball’s food-safe sealed compartment. Fill the space outside of that compartment with ice and rock salt, seal it up, and start kicking the ball around.

Twenty minutes of play will give you one pint of delicious ice cream to enjoy. Not bad, considering everyone had a ton of fun while making the icy treat.

The Kickball Ice Cream Maker is available online for $35.

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