JBL's newest headphones hit the market a month ago, and they've already made a big splash. Connor Cruise, adopted son of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, was spotted wearing these top-of-the-line headphones while the kept the party rocking until the early morning hours at a concert for Rihanna.
If headphones were cars, then the JBL Synchros 700, the model in the photograph, is a Cadillac. With leather ear cushions and a die-cast aluminum frame, the sleek design is capable of supporting PureBass technology, and has a rechargeable battery that allows 28 hours of listening pleasure. These headphones also have an enviable "LiveStage" digital signal processor that provides the listener with lifelike sound JBL also offers headphones that are in-ear for a more affordable price. The Synchros also come in the series 500 and 300, with inner ear headphones. The Synchros 700 cost $349.95, while the inner ear headphones are a more affordable $99.95 Happy listening!
Imagine logging on to the web to get some much-needed shopping done.You click on your favorite store site, select women’s or men’s clothing, and get eight products in large images and their coordinating product names on your dash. If you press the spacebar, the options double. You can head to the filter tab to whittle your choices down to even more customized options. Once you select your item, you are redirected to the retailer page to purchase.
Shufflehub aims to bring this scenario to life with an online shopping experience fit for ease and your immediate gratification. The company sorts through various clothing styles and fits on hundred of different sites to bring you what you’re looking for- instant and simplified.
Have you ever been in the middle of watching your favorite sci-fi show and got a hankering for a frozen treat? When you pulled it out of the freezer, did you ever think, "This isn't nerdy enough. I want a dessert that's as futuristic and scientifically plausible as the show I'm watching." We're here to tell you the wait is over: there are now Kyl21 popsicles. The world's first molecular popsicle has just been released from food designer David Marx. Complete with a design that looks like it came straight from the set of Battlestar Galactica, each popsicle has increased surface area and multiple facets--just like the surface of a cut precious stone. There is nothing traditional about this popsicle: the flavors are stamped in a format similar to the periodic table on a popsicle stick that is slanted at a sharp angle. David Marx collaborated on the idea of a mathematical shape with a three-star Michelin chef, and a manufacturer of liquid nitrogen equipment. It seems that liquid nitrogen was the key component of making sure the design held together: in order to prevent the liquid from expanding when it froze and ruining the design, an instantaneous method of freezing had to be used, hence the liquid nitrogen.
The video below shows an incredible feat: a man walking up a flight of stairs with a robotic leg as easily as a man with two human legs. The man in the video is Zac Vawter, and he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. But with his new leg, he can move around with little difficulty, because his robotic leg is attached to healthy nerves that run directly to his brain. The limb is entirely controlled by thought, and has a range of motion that is comparable to that of a human leg. This new technology is made possible by a collaboration between Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, designers at Vanderbilt University and Freedom Innovations, a prosthetics company based in Irvine, California. The end result is a substitute leg that is both lightweight and able to provide its wearer with a fuller life experience--no more dragging around a stiff piece of plastic. Zac's new leg allows him to tackle everyday tasks like climbing stairs, but thanks to the ability of rotating his "ankle" he can traverse sloped terrain, making more ambitious goals such as hiking possible.
In the smartphone war, Samsung has the largest market share, but Apple is prom king, due to genius marketing campaigns and sleek designs. Samsung's latest tactical move is the relase of the Galaxy Round, the world's first curved smartphone. The curvature is made possible by a technological breakthrough, however, its practical function isn't immediately apparent. At the very least, it is attention-grabbing, and raises the question about what the curved screen could be used for. Another cool feature is the Roll Effect, which allows users to check battery life, time, and missed calls by tipping the phone towards themselves at an angle when the home screen is off.
Artist Annette Jung has pulled off an incredible rendition of the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The stop-motion video, released via Talking-Animals, is made entirely out of Lego's, and is probably the coolest thing you'll watch all day. Check out the video below, and see the magic for yourself!
We all remember wanting to jump through the television and into Orbit City where the Jetson's lived. Skypad apartments, a Robot Housekeeper (and her push-button space age conveniences), jetpacks, and let’s not forget the flying saucer. The Jetsons wasn’t just a t.v. show, it was an archetype for the most desirable future. It served as a profound statement on what Americans considered a technological destiny to look like. Now more than 5 decades later, the company Quirky makes us revisit.
Lego blocks are a fond nostalgic memory for all. When we were young, we would head to the Lego box and make the most complicated structures of the tiny fingers. And even more thrilling than the Lego blocks themselves were the Lego people: the yellow skinned, stiff-legged figures became either gymnasts or mad scientists, depending where you imagination leads. And now, despite the fact that we are well into our adulthood, there may be a legitimate reason to play with them again: Legos could be the next step after Google Calendar, to help people organize their time into manageable, bite-sized chunks.
The world of 3D printing is on the rise as it transforms and intersects with burgeoning technology. Customization of everyday objects has come to the forefront as one the most promising and useful aspects of it all. The newest addition to the 3D family is the Blizzident tooth-cleaning system created through both custom scanning and printing.
The cool thing about Blizzident is that it is shaped just like your teeth. You bite down for six seconds and proceed to have every single one of your teeth cleaned to perfection. The toothbrush jiggles up and down and side to side reaching difficult regions we often forget. The new toothbrush ensures a thorough clean with tongue scraping and optimum bristle pressures, easy flossing capabilities in 100% recyclable materials.
Most New Yorkers know what it’s like to live in a bite-size apartment, especially with 2-3 other roommates. Bathrooms are cramped, closets don’t exist, and the kitchen only has room for a mini refrigerator. You probably logged onto the internet, researching ways to maximize living space, because you didn’t buy those IKEA storage combination shelves for nothing! Well we skimmed through the DIY and interior design tips and went straight to the coolest way to cure those apartment woes. Cut decorating research in half by accessing unused space with a Murphy Bed.
HK-47 might be serving you a cold one in the near future! Imagine walking into your local bar to order from a robot that listens to your order, computes it, and mixes a drink that leaves you buzzing and satisfied. Mixing a cocktail isn’t rocket science, but robots are here to get the portions right so you don’t have to find out.
Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany started the JAMES project aiming to develop core cognitive capabilities that would enable a robot to interact with humans in a socially-appropriate manner. They reviewed how drinks are ordered and placed in a “bartending scenario” and assessed that robots can use auditory signals to interpret when a drink request is being made. In the study, the robot is able to greet customers, listen to orders, and react accordingly.