The team behind the Ubuntu Edge thought it would be a great idea if your phone could also plug into a monitor and function as the brain of your desktop computer. They call it Convergent Computing & they’ve developed both the hardware and the software to make it work. The slim Ubuntu Superphone features all metal construction & a tough sapphire crystal display & the software does a dual boot when you plug it in, combining Android & Ubuntu OS to create a fully integrated Ubuntu PC.
In addition to exposing generations of American boys to the particulars of female anatomy, the National Geographic Society has been using photography to inspire concern for the planet since 1888. They’re now pulling 125 of their most iconic images & offering them up for auction. Proceeds of these sales will go back into NatGeo’s efforts to preserve their vast image archive.
This is the golden age of TV. And it’s because of shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, and more. Writer Brett Martin explores the “signature art form of the 21st century” through extensive interviews with top show creators as well as the history and culture that led to this creative revolution.
For many of us, a phone & the palm of our hand are all the desk we need but for those with more European tendencies, this clever, railing-mounted balcony desk is a great alternative. It’s made of lightweight, recyclable plastic with enough space for your laptop, water bottle, & other “working from home” essentials. Like a wineglass. Or a race program.
Unlike most portable solar panels, this self-contained unit also offers on-board tracking, meaning the panel rotates as the sun crosses the sky, allowing it to soak up max rays & produce more juice. In just 5 hours, the panels power up its lithium iron phosphate battery for a 25-hour run time.
Nothing beats powerful suction. Dyson figured that out long ago with their cyclone vacuum technology. Now these suckers have a new device. It’s called the Hard and all the bursting innuendos aside, it’s a vacuum designed for cleaning your hard surface floors, like tile & wood. In one simple, fluid motion, this cordless vacuum sucks up dirt & and wipes away grime. via
Not only do mosquito bites suck. And itch. Mosquitoes are notorious transmitters of a whole range of disgusting diseases. Malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus. The Kite is like a nicotine patch for keeping those little pests away. It makes you invisible to them. The other part of Kite’s mission is to help fight malaria in the developing world. Places like Africa & South America, where these viruses are killing people daily.
You could encourage your kid to put down the football and try a sport like fencing, kiteboarding, or tennis. Or, you can get them this impact sensor to wear under their football helmet. It measures and tracks impacts to the head, allowing players, parents, & coaches to monitor the damage without guesswork. When the light is red, it’s time to hit the bench.
The Dexter phenomena. You either get it or you like stuff like The View. For brevity, we’ll assume you get it. And if so, you’ll wanna get this. It’s got every episode on Blu-ray plus bonus discs with 3+ hours of extra awesome, documentaries, a Dexter art book, & the bust of a white humanoid that holds your collection.