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A Shoe Shaped Church Made To Attract Females

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You’re looking at a a giant glass slipper that also happens to be a church. It’s located in Chaiyi province of Taiwan, features 320 tinted glass panels, measures 10m (36ft) wide and cost about T$23m (US$686,000 £477,000) to make. Why? According to Pan Tsuei-ping, the administration’s recreation section manager, it was built to attract more women. However, it will not be used for worship, but rather as a venue for pre-wedding photo shoots and wedding ceremonies.

The shoe was inspired by a local story. According to officials in the 1960s, a 24-year-old girl surnamed Wang from the impoverished region suffered from Blackfoot disease. Both of her legs had to be amputated, leading to the cancellation of her wedding. She remained unmarried and spent the rest of her life at a church.
The high heel is intended to honour her memory.

Of course, it’s not every woman who’ll take kindly to this kind of thinking. Online discussions featured comments like this: “What were the authorities thinking when they commission such a hideous-looking building in the area? It’s just disrespectful,” said one user on popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

What do you guys think? A shoe shaped church for weddings, good idea or terrible?

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[ BBC Article ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

ROK Espresso Maker Uses No Electricity, Is As Hands-On As It Gets

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There’s an entire sub-culture devoted to discussing ways of crafting the perfect espresso. Very often these guys talk about maintaining the perfect temperature, and perfect pressure during the extraction process; it’s a very precise technique some manufacturers claim to have honed to a science. The ROK Espresso Maker takes a completely different approach; call it an artistic interpretation of coffee extraction. See, the device uses no electricity. It’s up to you to boil your own water. More importantly, it’s also up to you to press this water through your ground beans at the exact rate and pressure you feel will yield the right flavour for your buds. You can either press the arms all the way down and let the mechanism do its thing, or you can do a combination of other actions to vary the extraction process, from over-filling the reservoir, to pausing for a few seconds to let the water infuse into the grind. If modern machines are the epitome of automation, the ROK is the exact opposite, letting you wrestle with all the variables for a truly hands-on approach to coffee making. It’s $155.

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Axis Vidius Is The World’s Smallest FPV Drone

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We talk a lot about drones on this site, and that’s mostly because people are pretty much in love with the things. So far, we’ve noticed there are two camps on the field: the toys, and the pro rigs. On the toy side of things, we’ve seen plenty of tiny quadcopter drones that fit in the palm of your hand, but the Axis Vidius is the first such drone that also packs a camera that streams its image to your smartphone. That’s right, you can see what your tiny drone see, live on your phone. Sure, it’s only 420p, but do you really care? We’re talking about a $75 toy here, where similar ones are only able to fly around a bit and do some flips, this one does all that plus stream its image to you! You can capture stills or videos, and it’ll fly up to 7 minutes at a time on a 20 minute charge.

– World’s Smallest FPV Drone™ – 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm
– Live First Person View Video Camera Puts You in The Pilots Seat!
– Control Flight with Included 2.4 gHz Controller, Smartphone or Tablet
– Stream and Record Live Video & Still Images in 420p During Flight!
– 5-7 Minute Flight Time per 20 Minute Charge via USB Cable; 150 mAh Battery
– 3-Speeds Pre-programmed for Desired Level of Flight Sensitivity
– 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization Keeps Drone Stable and Centered
– 360 Degree Rotational Yaw Allows Users to Seamlessly Adjust Orientation
– Pre-Programmed “Trick Mode” Algorithm Provides Amazing Flips and Rolls!
– Bright LED Colored Lights for Night Flight and Drone Orientation
– Super small and lightweight, NO FAA Registration Required!

Yeah, it’s a little late to the game now that the 2015 Holiday season is over; this would have made a killer gift a month ago. But still, it’s a fun toy to own, and at $75, it’s priced perfectly. It’ll ship after January 29th.

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Grasslamp – The Desktop Garden and Light

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Spruce up your desk with Grasslamp, the desktop garden and light. This unique lamp features a beautiful glowing light and a compact get robust grass garden. The grass alone produces up to 33% of your daily needed oxygen and teaks just 15 days to grow completely with hydroponic technology. Rather than draining you with a harsh light, the Grasslamp houses life and enables you as you work, pumping oxygen into your space. The oval design comes in both a white and black finish. The plants grow in the garden located in the lower portion of the garden and the lamp emits light above it. You can choose to grow grass, edible flowers, or even small salad leaves in this self-sustaining garden, all with no effort. Grasslamp is a refreshing way to light up your desk.

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Portable All-in-One Coffee Maker

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Cafflano Klassic is the first portable all-in-one coffee brewing system to let you go from whole beans to freshly brewed coffee. Brew your favorite coffee on the go with the Cafflano All in One Pour Over Coffee Maker. Available in red and black, inside the Cafflano mug is everything you need for a fresh cup of coffee. At the top is a drip kettle and cap. Below is a foldaway hand-mill grinder and a metal mesh filter that is super easy to clean. At the bottom is a handy, stainless steel tumbler cup so you can enjoy your coffee on the go.

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Carpet Chair Looks Like A Flying Carpet, Doesn’t Actually Fly

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This is neat. It’s a chair. You sit on it. It looks like it’s about to fly off, but, surprise surprise, it won’t. Chairs don’t fly, guys. This one is made by Mousarris, and like any neat looking piece of furniture, will put a gigantic hole in your bank account. You’ll have to part with €12000 (around $13,000USD) to give your guests the impression that you’re really into the whole Aladdin vibe. And in case it weighs in your decision to buy or not, you should know the piece is made in collaboration with artist Jan Blythe.

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Here’s What Your Smartphone Always Needed: An Integrated E-Cigarette

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They’ve been talking about convergence for years; once separate items now fuse together into one device, the way GPS units and video cameras now both conveniently co-exist within our smartphones. But sometimes we see unusual items declare themselves bedfellows, like this questionable fusion of e-cigarettes and smartphone called Jupiter IO 3, by Vaporcade. It’s a full-fledged smartphone running Android KitKat 4.4, and has 16 hours of runtime thanks to two batteries, one for the phone and the other for the vape. They are shared, so if you don’t smoke much you’ll get more phone time, and vice versa. It uses liquid cartridges that cost $15 a piece, come in several flavours and last about 800 puffs, about as much as 4 packs of smokes. With the companion app you can track usage, liquid levels, and other metrics, which could come in handy for anyone trying to cut down on their smoking habits. The 3G version will set you back $299, while a forthcoming 4G variant is expected to fetch $499. The device has been cleared by the FCC since November 2015, so it seems they’re ready to hit the market. Whether anyone will think this has any worth beyond a cool party trick remains to be seen.

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KUKE – Empower your iPhone Beyond the Limits

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KUKE is one of the only smart battery cases on the market to provide both extra storage and battery without all the bulk. Running out of battery and storage space is a notoriously common problem with iPhones. KUKE provides the simplest and most efficient possible solution to this problem for the iPhone 6/6s (Plus). It is a revolutionary case that takes the place of a powerbank, an iStick, and a protection case all in one design with up to 70% extra battery life as well as up to 64G of extra storage. KUKE’s other advantage lays in it’s innovative design that provides all of these features without the extra bulk. At 11mm, KUKE is thinner than both the Apple Smart Battery Case (14.79mm) and the Mophie (16.8mm).

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