The eCO2 watch is an interesting prototype that helps decrease your own carbon footprint. Of course it is a watch, but it also utilizes kinetic energy to pull in CO2 through its intake vents and spits out clean air through exhaust vents. While it seems that it would not make much of an impact, imagine if James Kershaw and Chad Garns’ creation was given to an entire city. In the meantime, when Earth Day comes April 22, it wouldn’t hurt to plant a couple of trees to do the same thing.
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Cocoon Innovations features an interesting line of bags and cases with an organized, internal “grid” system to keep your MP3 player, cell phone, accessories and cords tidy. The material is flexible elastic fabric that can work in any configuration you can devise. The company calls their design “a place where technological extensions of our lives and work could be kept safe and organized.” We call them a OC perfection. Contact Cocoon for prices.
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With the economy the way it is, lots of techies are getting laid off, including former Yahoos. The Purple People Collective has jobs and short term work in the areas of design, marketing, PR, product management, engineering, finance, HR and sales. Sign up as a seeker if you are looking for a new gig or a poster if you have one available. Though it may not be a permanent solution, it certainly beats Turking.
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“pixelthis” has designed this clock out of an old Mac G4 side panel. It has a quartz drive movement and runs on a AA battery (included.) Other clocks made include parts from the Apple G4 computer front cover, an Old Hitachi Turntable and Tom Petty LP, and a Computer CD drive. PT is very flexible in that he will substitute other clock hands or design something specifically for you at very low prices. The clock pictured here runs $59.00 while most are in the $30.00 to $50.00 price range.
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Remember how we told you that toys had private lives? This also seems to be true of robots. A couple of our friends, the destructobots, know how to party and stopped by to wish you all a good one. Watch out though, if you pass out too early, they will partake of your Grey Goose. And if you are not paying attention, they will steal your chips and bean dip. (Don’t ask us why, but destructobots love bean dip.) Have a safe and happy New Year!
If you are hunting around for a new logo or design sites for others, LogoInstant has plenty to choose from free of charge. They claim they do it when bored, but we know that those who can, do and love to share. Categories of the Web 2.0 designs include e-commerce, communication, animals, food and beverage, and logotype. While it really is free, the creative team would love a donation and a link to their site in exchange for their talent.
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It’s not just your head that can become 3D. Now your Spore creatures can come alive (almost) with Spore Sculptor. You simply upload your image and they will make you a critter in its original color for $49.00. It’s best to have one that has two or more legs, and if the features or structures are too thin, chances are they will not work. The Spores are made to scale, so the larger the beast the larger the sculpture.
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ThatsMyFace can turn your loved one’s head into an actual sculpture. You simply upload front and side images, and they will take the 2D pictures and turn them into 3D portraits. Imagine mom’s surprise when she opens the box and sees her own head inside. Prices start at $29.00 for a keychain size. Kidding aside, you can also order a gift certificate or upload your own images for free and see how you would look older, as the opposite sex, caricatured or other profiles.
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Stephen Cooper, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, decided to take a CD spindle and an ioBridge, a smart board that requires very little skill and will set up an online interface page for you. Ninety minutes later he came up with a way to feed his pup Cooper remotely from his iPhone. Stephen explains on his site how you can make a similar gadget. We guess that his dog was happy once he got the hang of it, but we bet he would rather have had the 90 minutes with his best friend.
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We’ve got a couple of Beats by Dr. Dre exclusive for you today, starting with this look at a pair of custom pink Beats Studio edition headphones. There are three of these in existence, two of which are owned by Charles Hamilton. We were happy to be able to get our hands on this, the only other pair in existence. We’ve got a gallery of these pink Beats by Dre for you to take a look at as well.
Also, in case you missed them, we’ve also got galleries up of the white Ron Herman Beats, and the red LeBron James Beats. Or, you prefer the original, we’ve got the standard Beats by Dr. Dre gallery as well.
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