Former Apple director Eric Schmidt was paid solely in Apple schwag. [Business Week] Photo: -nathan.
Anvil Motion is revolutionizing the kitchen: Simply wave your hand and cabinet panels and doors rise and fall vertically with precision, concealing or revealing contents. Using a wireless touch-screen device, cabinets can also be programmed to open in unison or individually through preprogrammed scenes that customize your living space to the need at hand. In […]
“Oh man, you just turned our campsite into an ER!” The CleanStream is a gravity filtration system that resembles an IV bag. Consisting of two Platypus bladders, two hoses, and one 0.2-micron-thick hollow fiber filter (w/a cartridge that’s good for ~1500L), this $90 system can handle bacteria, protozoa, viruses and particulate &mdash i.e. the gunky […]
In the Congo, explains Eve Ensler, militias use rape to fracture communities and the threat of sexual violence to coerce slave labor to mine coltan (a colloquial name for columbite-tantalite ore) which is used to produce capacitors that power cell phones, iPods, and other gadgets. “We create those atrocities through our consumption,” says Ensler. She […]
Currently in production, the MyPressi TWIST has been generating enough buzz to get a trucker from Nashville to Reno (and back). Forget press and blog attention. The $129 portable espresso maker won the best new product award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (it’s sorta like the Oscars for coffee). The product won’t be […]
Scientific American profiles the creators of “Greensulate”, an organic insulation made from rice hulls, recycled paper, and fungus: They incorporated three basic ingredients in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide: mycelium mushroom roots; perlite, a glassy volcanic mineral used by farmers to aerate soil; and recycled paper. They poured the mixture into a seven-by-seven-inch […]
This was once an Acer Aspire One, an inexpensive netbook. It is now a “Fully Zen Decorated” Acer Aspire One, available on eBay for $3,000 or more. History: 0 bids. Via Born Rich.
“Buy.com” Is Apparently A Curse Word On Best Buy’s Forums [Consumerist]