Tag Archives: toasters

The International Online Toaster Museum

The International Central Service’s Online Toaster Museum shows in nearly infinite nuanced zoological detail just what happens when a piece of technology reaches evolutionary perfection: innovation switches to design. I could spend hours flicking through this collection, trying to decide … Continue reading

Top X: 10 Perfectly Pure Gadgets

By BBG Staff Perfection? Some gadgets are already perfect. They don’t need further technological advancement. They’re pure. If you change one thing about them significantly, you make them worse. You change their nature entirely. When someone finally comes up with … Continue reading

Dot-matrix toaster

Ready to start an eBay business selling pareidolia toast? The first church of Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde welcomes all careful oxidizers. Zuse, the dot matrix bread printer, would print beautiful spaghetti monsters–if only it was a real product. Product … Continue reading

Microwave-toaster combo shows cellphones a thing or two about convergence

It is a microwave. Press a button, and a flap opens to reveal a concealed toaster. Shriek with glee and clap your hands, it’s a convergence device that sounds like it might actually been worth the trouble of converging! Appliances … Continue reading

Crysis on Digital Signage! S3’s Embeddable DirectX10 GPU

S3 graphics. It’s a phrase one hears now and again, but on the playground of video card dickwaving, it’s never been a stiff contender. With its release of the 4300E embeddable GPU chipset, however, it brings Directx10 to its low-power, … Continue reading

Questioning Everything About What We Toast Today

Sometimes designers, god bless ‘em, are up their own asses. It’s not that this concept toaster [pictured top] is horrible, but it’s not unassailably brilliant. Yet the description by the designer George Watson is overwrought. Here’s a taste: There has … Continue reading