One of the most interesting characters in the Whovian universe always arrives on the scene with a simple statement that consists of two words, and the Doctor Who Hello Sweetie Glow-in-the-Dark Ladies’ T-Shirt offers up that phrase in two vastly different languages. Dedicated Doctor Who fans will probably recognize the Gallifreyan script but translating it [...]
A New York City startup is saying it can produce a men’s button-down shirt from wool that’s super-soft, doesn’t need ironing and won’t smell even after being worn for 100 days straight without washing. And the company’s founder apparently did just that.
The clothing company, called Wool&Prince, was started several months ago by Portland, Oregon native Mac Bishop two of his friends. Their button-down shirt prototype was made from wool put through a special process to make it soft, wrinkle-resistant and odor-free. While they don’t reveal what techniques are used to achieve this, Bishop documented wearing one of the shirts for 100 days in a row here. (Hat tip to Gizmodo.) Read more...More about Clothing, Kickstarter, Startups, Lifestyle, and Travel Leisure
There are so many incredible things you can do with a Raspberry Pi. You could build a robot. Invent a new kind of musical instrument. Or send the tiny computer nearly into outer space on a picture-taking balloon adventure.
Sadly, I have no idea how to do any of those things. But I bought a couple of Raspberry Pis, and it would have felt wasteful not to at least do something useful with them.
The obvious choice was home media streaming. The first floor of my place has all the consumer electronics and home networking a tech journalist could ask for, but my second floor was pretty bare. Enter the Raspberry Pi (and a 7-year-old TV that had been gathering dust in a corner as a result of being replaced a year ago).
If you’re still misplacing your keys, for goodness’ sake, do something about it! There’s quite a few options for corralling keys, one of which is this little key holder and shelf. Magnets are embedded underneath to give you an easy place to hang your keys, while the shelf above is a snug spot to keep your sunglasses, wallet and phone- just the essentials. If you’re looking for a beefier coat rack, try this one: Coat Rack & Personal Organizer ($95).
From our archives; originally posted Mar 20, 2013.
Audrey Hepburn speaks.
By Canadian designer Sarah Walker.
Hemp and organic cotton.
12" x 18".
Ever heard of Click & Grow before? Neither have we, but apparently Click & Grow is a designer of indoor smart gardens, and their latest creation would be the Smart Herb Garden that has been unveiled on popular crowd funding website Kickstarter. The Smart Herb Garden is no ordinary garden, but rather, it is a high-tech, self-watering plant system which is capable of growing multiple herbs simultaneously. Right now, Click & Grow has looked towards the Kickstarter community to obtain support from technology enthusiasts, travel fanatics, those who have been looking for a green thumb all this while but did not find it, in order to gain enough funds so that it can roll off the production line in due time.
Click & Grow’s CEO, Mattias Lepp, said, “With the Smart Herb Garden we hope to bring the World one step closer to sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyles. With more than 3 years of R&D behind the Smart Herb Garden, we aim to provide users a fool-proof gardening solution that is simple and intuitive to use at a fraction of the cost of similar products on the market.”
You do not need to know nuts about gardening in the first place, as the Smart Herb Garden is said to contain all of the technology within to get the job done on your behalf. The growth medium that sees action in each plant cartridge is based on a nanotech material which was specially engineered to supply the plant roots with just the right amount of oxygen, water and nutrients – at all times required. This means the nasty stuff such as pesticides, fungicides, hormones or any other kind of harmful substances are no longer in the picture.
Not only that, the presence of specialized LED lights ensures that these plants are as natural looking as possible without hurting anyone’s eyes, and the entire shebang sips a mere 6 watts of juice, while offering adequate amounts of light for the plant to grow. It is said that the Smart Herb Garden will require around $5 of electricity to run for the whole year. What are you waiting for then? Pledging $29 now would help you save $50 if the Smart Herb Garden is realized.
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Travelling in a foreign country and without an Internet connection? The new version of Google Translate for Android lets you to download 50 language to be used offline, no matter where you are. Don’t worry, you don’t need to download all of them; only download the language pack corresponding to the country you are travelling to, or the languages you most commonly have to translate to/from. The language packs are available through the Offline Languages menu.
Google says that the offline language packs are less comprehensive than their online equivalents, but they are good enough for translating in a pinch when travelling abroad with poor reception or without mobile data access. The offline access should not only help you negotiate the language divide but also break the ice if need be while in a foreign culture.
Travelling to Asia? The new update includes another useful feature: camera translation of vertical text in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. This means you can now point your device at a vertical text sign, and get a quick translation with Google Translate. Using your camera to read and translate signs is a good use we alluded to in 10 uses of Google Translate to cross the great language divide.
Both these changes should make Google Translate even more useful when travelling abroad. What do you think of them?
Download the latest version of Google translate for Android from the Play Store.
Source: Android Blog
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Episode 1 on Saturday brought news that there is an alternative to the bent paper clip that makes you look brain-damaged.
Though that does go pretty well with the safety pin you're using for your glasses.
But I digress.
From the same company as Episode 1's offering comes this nifty little number.
"Now broken zipper pulls are easy to replace in seconds! Simply press open the replacement and click onto the zipper."
Silver, Black, or Antique Brass.
Three for $12.99.
Red, Cream, or Charcoal:
[via a reader in Singapore who, for professional reasons, prefers to remain anonymous. I can see why. Heh)
Star Trek fans, you’re looking at the best week of your lives. To celebrate William Shatner’s birthday on March 22nd, Hulu has made every episode of every Star Trek series available for free. Yes, you heard right, every episode of The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise is now free on Hulu, until the end of March.
According to a tally made by TheNextWeb, this makes a total of 693 episodes of Star Trek from 30 different seasons, which means you’d have to watch over 69 episodes per day to make it before April 1st. That’s quite a task, but if you don’t feel up to it, you can settle for watching your favorite episodes in a week-long Star Trek binge, or focus on only one of the series and try to finish it all.
It doesn’t end there, though. On Hulu’s Tumblr, from now until March 31st, you can get the opportunity to vote for your favorite Star Trek character of all times. The vote doesn’t include every character, so you’ll have to choose from the sixteen options Hulu has set for you. If your favorite character is missing, feel free to let Hulu know how wrong they are.
Ready to start? Catch every Star Trek episode for free on Hulu. Keep in mind that Hulu is currently available only in the United States and Japan.
How many episodes do you plan to watch?
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But I’m not sure I want to be a Google early adopter anymore. I love Google Reader. And I used to use Picnik all the time. I’m tired of losing my services.
All companies cancel services and abandon apps. The difference with Google Reader is that they’ve canceled something beloved.★
National Geographic photographer Joe McNally posted this POV shot from the top of the world’s ..(Read...)