Friday, October 24, 2014

Music: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" (Neon NiteClub Remix)

Web Digging: Air umbrella deflects rain with an air force field

Via walyou

Umbrellas have not yet found a way to access the internet and somehow combine that with their intended use. That doesn’t mean an umbrella can’t be smart.

Umbrellas can become quite troublesome in big cities, where people gotta traverse crowded and cramped highways to reach their destinations. All things considered, an umbrella can sometimes be more troublesome than straight up getting damp. Yet, here comes a solution to get rid of the bulky traditional umbrellas that aims to make it really easy to stay out of everyone else’s way: this is not only for your sake, but also for the sake of those walking close to you. Are we in front of the first great revolution in the umbrella industry since its inception?

This gadget is called the Air Umbrella, and it works by blowing a constant stream of air that prevents rain from touching them, effectively forming a forcefield the rain cannot penetrate. Sure, this does sound like sci-fi, and the first thing we imagine is an extremely loud and heavy gadget but the video in their Kickstarter page challenges these ideas.

So far the air umbrella claims to be good enough for two simultaneous users, although it’s still in its R&D phase. It has a controller that users can employ to adjust the size/power of the air emitted. Not bad at all, we say. Read more here via walyou

Friday Randomness

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Music: Shake It Off (Meghan Trainor)

Web Digging: The latest fusion of fashion and functionality with external cat ear speakers and LED lights

Via indiegogo

Axent Wear was started by two UC Berkeley alumni with an idea. An idea for some really great, unique headphones that had never been pioneered before. Or at least, not like this.

Presenting Axent Wear, glowing, badass headphones that let you blast your music and express your style. Help us make these into a reality by donating to our campaign. We need your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. Read more here via indiegogo

Thursday Randomness

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Music: deadmau5 - Some Chords Dillon Francis Remix

Web Digging: Whiskey Elements - Customize your Whiskey in 24 hours

Via kickstarter

Customize your whiskey in 24hrs. It's your whiskey, drink it the way you want. "Accelerated transpiration through capillary action."

Customize the flavor of your favorite whiskey and improve the quality in 24hrs. After a year of development, 6 patents filed, hundreds of samples tested, 3 ovens destroyed and a couple nights we don’t really remember, you can now get 3 years of aging 'effects' (time travel not included) in just 24 hours, and have complete control over the flavor. IT'S YOUR WHISKEY, DRINK IT THE WAY YOU WANT." IT'S YOUR WHISKEY, DRINK IT THE WAY YOU WANT."

This is the taste of tradition combined with the spark of innovation to create an efficient aging method for whiskey. Read more here via kickstarter