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Uh, What? Washboard Will Mail You Quarters For Your Laundry

Washboard

 

The Internet is where you find all things absurd, kooky, and cool. Washboard is a little bit of everything, although its name doesn’t give much away. It’s basically a monthly subscription service of sorts where they’ll send you quarters which you’re supposed to use at the laundromat so you can do your laundry. It makes sense, considering most people have to scramble and look for change when they’ve got loads to wash.

The part that doesn’t though, are the rates. Under the $10 per month plan, Washboard will send you ten bucks’ worth of quarters for $15. For $20 in quarters, you’ll need to cough up $27. You don’t really get your money’s worth, that’s for sure. Washboard’s campaign was up and running but they had to pull the plug because their concept violated their payment processor’s terms of service.

So for now, I guess you’ll have to stick to change machines or get your quarters elsewhere.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Be a Part of ‘Game of Thrones’, Raise Money for Charity

GOT Charity

 

Game of Thrones is currently one of the hottest shows airing on television right now. Millions of viewers tune in week after week, sometimes only to find that their favorite character is on the chopping block for that episode. George R. R. Martin isn’t afraid to kill of his characters for the sake of story development, much to both the dismay and delight of fans all over the world.

If you have no problem with death, then how about staring it in the face in an alternate world–specifically in Martin’s GOT? He’s currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Prizeo to benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, where one of the rewards is the chance to appear in an upcoming “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel. That’s only if you have $20,000 to fork over.

Otherwise, you can donate whatever amount for a chance to win a trip to the sanctuary with Martin himself. You can find more information on the campaign’s Prizeo page.

Robotic Limbs Give You An Extra Pair of Arms

Robotic Arms

Ever wished you had an extra pair of arms so you can do more things simultaneously? Well, that’s what these Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) will give you. The SRL is a strap-on robotic pair of arms that you can wear and control to do your bidding. They’re longer and stronger than your regular human arms, so you can use them to reach for something that would normally be out of reach or lift heavy loads that you normally wouldn’t be able to manage.

The SRL comes with a system of gyro and accelerometers that are hooked up to your wrists so it can determine what your arms are doing. The entire system weighs about 10 pounds, so they might find some use eventually in construction sites and other similar environments down the line.Continue Reading

Wear Your Favorite Instagram Pics on Your Adidas Kicks

Adidas Instagram Shoes

Taking shoe customization one step farther is Adidas with their soon-to-be-released app, which allows you customize a pair of Adidas ZX Flux training shoes using your favorite Instagram shot. From selfies and groufies to scenic shots and photos of your favorite things, the possibilities are endless.

You might want to reconsider that selfie though because you wouldn’t want to give anyone the chance to step all over you literally now, would you? (Sorry about that, couldn’t resist!)

The app will be released with iOS and Android compatibility this August.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Jins Meme Sensory Glasses Alerts You When You’re Too Tired to Drive

Jins Meme

Most wearable tech focuses on the external and social aspect of things. For instance, Google Glass comes with an impressive facial recognition system that could let you identify and look people up while you’re literally looking at them. And that’s fine, if you want to spend most of your time wearing smart glasses that let you do more with what you’re seeing.

But if you want to start looking within, then you might want to check out the Jins Meme sensory glasses. These smart specs make use of electro oculography, which is the process of sensing electrical potentials vie eye movement, thanks to its six-axis acceleration sensor. It also has three additional sensors on the frame on the touch points of the wearer’s face in order to detect and monitor changes in body physics.

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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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