We’ll you’re certainly not going to damage your iPhone in one of these cases. But then again, you’re not going to be able to fit it in your pocket either. Pick your battles. This new ArkHippo case is made of a proprietary material similar to Crocs. So, if you don’t have pockets and want to protect your phone, this product might just be for you.
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Ok, so maybe you’ll still forget recipes, but this awesome apron from SUCK UK has a cooking guide printed upside down on the bottom so you can easily reference important cooking information like cooking times and freezing instructions. You’ll be a TopChef contestant in no time.
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While many take modern technology and its incessant and exponential advances for granted, older generations often find keeping up – or merely skimming the surface – to be an arduous and daunting task. Fortunately for them – and often unfortunately for us – we the experienced and all-knowing are forced to manage the task of educating those less informed. While it is in some ways flattering to feel that your ability to distinguish between a web browser and a word processor is rather exceptional, it often becomes a rather pain-staking process. The following serves as a brief tutorial, highlighting the dos and don’ts, key points and points of notable confusion.
It’s important to explain to your elderly person that the internet browser is both separate from the rest of the computer, as well as unaffiliated with any particular website. As most people have their homepages set to Google – and most old folks are aware of the term “to Google” – a common misconception is that the internet is Google. They’ll refer to the browser as Google, new tabs as “new Googles” and in general be confused by anything that isn’t Google. It’s often easy to go along with this; call the Home button in the taskbar the “Google Button” as they will inevitably want to return to Google before navigating to any other webpage. If at all possible, don’t let them find out about multiple tabs, as they will most assuredly forget how to navigate them, as the Pacman lady recently taught us.
My grandmother has Facebook. Its primary function for her is to play Scrabulous online with friends. Nonetheless, however, Facebook has achieved such a level of popularity that even elderly people are interested in getting involved. Don’t bother explaining the address bar, simply tell them to plug Facebook into Google and hit “I’m feeling lucky”. You’ll want to set them up an account and make sure the browser remembers their login details as chances are they won’t. If you explain how to upload photos, you can only blame yourself when embarrassing photographs of you as a child begin springing up online, so I’d warn against it. Don’t bother explaining events, as they will never be invited to anything by anyone ever. In fact, they don’t really need to know how to do anything whatsoever: they’re only getting it so that they can brag to their friends and relatives that “they are on the Facebook.”
Mouseless is an invisible working computer mouse built by MIT PhD student, Pranav Mistry. The mouse, or lack thereof, is controlled by using your hand with no hardware to control the pointer on your screen. This technology would allow for a wide range of interactions between the user and their computer, the ability to wake the computer from sleep, control volume, brightness, and of course gaming, to name a few applications.
Ever wonder how they make the food in the commercials looks so good? Or, ever wonder why the pizza that comes to your door or you pick up, never looks the same? Well, Domino’s has put together this video showing the behind the scenes at a pizza shoot. It’s all a part of their new campaign to get users to send in pictures of their pizza. Domino’s has even make a promise that from now on they won’t use those tricks because they believe their pizza “stands up on its own.”
The behind the scenes video shows the tricks of the trade and details just how they get that perfect stretchy cheese look. Let’s first take a look at what goes in to making a picture-perfect pizza over at Domino’s then we’ll tackle why it might not look like that when it gets to your door.
Last week we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1970’s, and before that we published gadgets from the 1960′s. This may not be the first time these types of technology hit the market, but in the 1980′s these are the products people would have stood in line for, much like they do for the iPad and iPhone today.
Take Zero Productions got the brilliant idea of filming the same things with both the new iPhone (iPhone 4) and the Canon 7D camera side by side. They’ve edited the clips together to show a comparison between the two. Keep in mind, the iPhone 4 starts at $199 and the Canon 7D starts at $1,699.
For some, camping is about experiencing the great outdoors, going on hikes, “roughing it” and spending quality time with family and friends. For others, it’s the perfect excuse to do nothing but sit back and drink beer all day long. That being said, here are a few gadgets that we think will aid in the drinking, the drunk and the hangover.
Coolers full of beer are nice, but ice packs go warm and often the cans do too. Besides, there’s nothing better than drinking draft. While there are many keg dispensers on the market, we decided to go with the Avanti 5L Mini Beer Keg as it’s designed to be portable, it holds camping-perfect 5L mini-kegs, and can be easily hooked up to any portable camping generator. Beers ahoy!