Can crusher

September 27, 2006

Useless or useful? Well, in Singapore, it is. I see these old men and old ladies collecting and snatching drink cans from food places (are steel really that expensive now? or are they being exploited?) and crushing them with their feet before limping away… this crusher probably makes their life better…. or not… seeing this muscle man using so much force!…

Extract from BoysStuff

Bloom Light Pot

September 27, 2006

Bloom is a flower pot. It’s also a light. Or a wine chiller filled to the brim with ice. It’s also a table if you put a plate of glass on top of it. It offers endless possibilities for anyone with a creative touch.
I wander where the cables go, the cows at least seem agreeable…

Extract from Generate (my favorite lighting site)

MOVING COLOR™glass tiles

September 27, 2006

These MOVING COLOR™glass tiles that appear black at room temperature and move through the color spectrum when temperature (warm water, radiant heat, etc) is applied. The moving color is dynamic to the temperature of the heating agent. Tile continually changes as the heat exposure changes. These photos that document possible iterations. They are backed with a limited one year warranty too.

What you can do is limited by your creativity… nice… maybe they can make a urinal version…

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Nissan Advertisement

September 27, 2006

I am not a fan of Nissan… but this Ad does made me want to buy a car from them… The Murano is nice… if I have the money… 

Are they that efficient actually?

Murata Bicycle Robot

September 27, 2006

To demonstrate its prowess for producing electronic equipment, Japan’s Murata Manufacturing unveiled the latest model of its bicycling robot, Murata Seisaku-Kun. The 50cm high cyclist can navigate an S-curve, pedal up a 2cm wide incline, or stop on a one-yen coin while maintaining its balance — all through the aid of ultrasonic and shock censors. The rider, which can be piloted via directives sent by wireless LAN or a mobile phone.

No mention of whether you can buy this boy but you can do the next best thing, print out and assemble your own full scale Murata Boy paper craft by clicking the below picture. Did I say full scale…? Yes, its actually a little robot.

But something about the way the robot eyes looked… do you think one day it will rise up against us humans?

Extract from Murata Manufacturing

Nokia N95

September 27, 2006

 

Nokia’s new flagship N-series phone, the N95. Geeks can’t get lost with this as it comes with GPS. In case it doesn’t work, he can still take a picture with the 5 megapixel camera and MMS it to somebody with a map. WLAN 802.11b/g for surfing wirelessly and WCDMA and HSDPA 2100 for video calls and broadband speed. I like.

Now why is it still a block? Hey, Nokia Engineers and Designers!… Can we have less blocks? Its not nice bulging out at the pocket. Well, at least the block is nice at the back…


Extract from CNET