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Indiscreet But That’s Kinda The Point: .NINJA Domain Names Open for Pre-Order

Dot Ninja

 

It’s official: ninjas have now been unleashed on the world wide web. Ninja domain names, that is, as service providers are starting to take pre-orders from people who want to reserve a domain name that ends in .NINJA (capitalized for emphasis, because, ninja.) You might recall that ICANN took in applications from individuals, groups, and companies with deep pockets who wanted to create their very own top level domain name. We say deep pockets because the entire process costs about $185,000.

Among those accepted are .ninja, .rich, .buzz, .coffee, .rodeo, .toys, and .sexy, among others. You can check out the entire list here.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Cover Blubber Takes Over Where Cling Wrap Left Off

Cover Blubber

The Cover Blubber does everything cling wrap can–well, almost–without adding to the waste that’s piling up in landfills all over the world. Cover Blubber is a stretchy rubber wrap that fits over most bowls, jars, and even fruit to create an airtight seal to keep leftovers fresh (or as fresh as leftovers can be kept, anyway.)

The Cover Blubber is made from sticky rubber material that’s EU and FDA-approved, and works best on foodstuffs that are uniformly shaped and on containers without exaggerated sides.Continue Reading

So This is a Vibrating Pill That Can Cure Constipation

Vibrating Pill

 

In a nutshell: constipation sucks. Aside from being unbearably painful, it’s also leaves you feeling queasy, gassy, and uncomfortable for most of the day. There are a handful of medication available to treat constipation, but if you’re not big on ingesting chemicals to alleviate the symptoms, then here’s an alternative: a revolutionary vibrating capsule by developed by Vibrant which is currently being tested by a team of researchers headed by Yishai Ron.

The vitamin-sized pill is programmed to start vibrating six to eight hours after it’s swallowed. Instead of dissolving, it vibrates as it moves down your system. Eventually, it will pass the lower intestine, where it will theoretically induce movement to push waste down and prevent constipation from rearing its ugly head. A study done on 26 patients who had bowel movements only twice a week tried the pill and noticed an improvement with their pooping habits thereafter.

What do you think?

[ Vibrant ] VIA [ Damn Geeky ]

Nano Nails Turns Your Finger Into a Stylus

Nano Nails

Ever wished you could make do without a stylus when you’re doodling or creating digital works of art on your phone or tablet? Granted, there are a lot of styluses already available on the market, from pens to wearable ones that look like the sharper cousins of thimbles. However, if none of these are to your liking, then you’ll be happy to hear about Nano Nails, the smartphone manicure that basically puts the stylus on your fingernails.

Nano Nails are gray-colored nail extensions that can be applied to bare fingernails with adhesive tabs or with nail glue. Once in place, users will be able to tap, draw, and manipulate smartphone and tablet screens with ease. The more fashionable ones can opt to paint over the nails with polish, but of course it should steer clear of the Nano Nails’ capacitive tip.

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On a High: First Marijuana Vending Machine is Rolled Out

Marijuana Vending Machine

 

Is there anything you can not get from a vending machine these days? The first marijuana vending machine–at least, in Colorado–was recently rolled out on the patio of Montana’s Smokehouse in Avon. It’s different from other pot-dispensing vending machines in the sense that it’s accessible by anyone. For example, marijuana vending machines already exist in California, but they’re often located behind counters so you wouldn’t be able to dispense it yourself.

However, even though access to the machine isn’t limited, access to marijuana is. Only those who are medical marijuana cardholders will be able to dispense the goods, since the machine is equipped with a scanner that verifies the person’s ID first before dispensing anything.

Stephen Shearin, who is the COO of Tranzbyte, explains that he believes the machine will be a lot of help for folks who might feel shy having to buy marijuana, even though they’re doing so legally.

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Must Have or Pass? LG Smart Light Bulb

LG Smart Light Bulb

There seems to be no shortage of “smart” gadgets and accessories, with the latest one being LG’s smart light bulb. Called the Smart Lamp, the 10W-LED bulb gives regular bulbs a run for their money. It connects via Bluetooth and WiFi to both Android and iOS devices so the user can tweak illumination without having to fiddle with the switch. It also comes with a light-based alarm clock and a security mode which lights it up to make it seem like someone’s home.

The Smart Lamp can also be programmed to flash whenever you get a phone call or set to pulse with the beat of the songs you’re listening to, if you’re on Android. The smart bulb is available in Korea 35,000 won ($32). No word yet on its release in the US.

VIA [ Engadget ]

Cefaly Electric Headband Zaps Away Your Migraines

Cefaly Migraine Zapping Headgear

Headaches are a pain, both literally and figuratively. Much as you’d like to work, exercise, or even just watch a TV show, oftentimes a headache will compel you to either rest or sleep because it makes doing whatever become a huge challenge. But how awesome would it be to have an instant cure to headaches without having to pop any pills?

That’s what Cefaly is here for. It was recently approved by the FDA and it’s basically a battery-powered plastic headband that sends electric pulses to one of your nerves (specifically, the trigeminal nerve). A randomized study reported that participants experienced fewer headaches with such electrical stimulation–about 71%, which is an impressive figure.

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Bake, Eat, Repeat: Bakeable Kit Kats

Baked Kit Kat

 

Have a break, have a Kit Kat! But if your break is longer than the average, then why settle for a regular Kit Kat when you can have a baked one? This latest offering is only available at Japan’s Kit Kat Chocolaterie and is dubbed as “Delicious When Baked Pudding Flavored Kit Kats.” They’re essentially mini-sized, pudding-flavored Kit Kats that you’re supposed to pop into the oven before eating.

When heated in a toaster, the sugar content in the chocolate hardens into a solid candy-like state faster than the chocolate on the surface melts, resulting in a chocolate and wafer biscuit combination with a texture resembling a cookie and a sweet caramelized smell.

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Tickle Generates Fake Phone Calls to Get You Out of Awkward Situations

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What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation? Some people overcompensate by talking a mile a minute, while others fiddle with their phones or even fake making a call, just so they can excuse themselves. If you’ve ever tried going the latter route, then you know just how hard it can be sometimes to keep a straight face while having a fake conversation with no one.

Cue Tickle, a service that generates fake phone calls so you won’t have to pretend anymore. Developed by Alex Cornell and Phil Mills, the app “calls” you when you find yourself in a sticky situation or when you want to leave a potentially awkward or embarrassing scenario. All you have to do is move the phone in a jerky or “awkward manner” (check out the video after the break to see what the developers mean by this) and the app will get to work.

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