300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

By Loz Blain, 2013. Money is a delusion – but a delusion that works as long as it’s shared. The value of a U.S. dollar was once tied to a government guarantee that you could, at any time, exchange it for a quantity of precious metal – but since America officially abandoned the gold standard […]

Australia Post stamps presents with a video message

Australia Post stamps presents with a video message

By Darren Quick on November 11, 2013. Email may have decimated snail mail, but luckily for postal services and couriers, packages aren’t as easy to send as bits and bytes. This Christmas is likely to be another bumper year for presents being sent in the mail and Australia Post is providing gift-givers with the ability […]

Wired wood: Top ten wooden gadgets

Wired wood: Top ten wooden gadgets

By Randall Marsh on September 24, 2013. We may be surrounded by gadgetry clad in shiny aluminum and gaudy plastic, but there’s still a place left in the digital age for the comfort, simplicity and beauty of wood. Perhaps it’s the trend towards a “green” aesthetic or some deeper drive to get back to nature, […]

Heineken Sub delivers super-chilled lager to the home Market

Heineken Sub delivers super-chilled lager to the home Market

By David Szondy on October 24, 2013. When it comes to lager, it’s a matter of the colder the better. The trouble is, domestic fridges aren’t very cold, and the alternative is either a cooler full of ice or a massive kegerator that’s more furniture than appliance. Last Friday, Heineken, in collaboration with Krups, unveiled […]

Nobel Prize in Physics won by Higgs boson theorists

Nobel Prize in Physics won by Higgs boson theorists

By Brian Dodson on October 8, 2013. Following a last-minute delay, physicists Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were today jointly awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their independent formulation of the Higgs mechanism, which supplies fundamental particles with mass. Their theory was recently validated by the discovery of a Higgs boson at CERN’s […]

GoMotion Synergy Hydration Lightvest combines LED lighting and hydration

GoMotion Synergy Hydration Lightvest combines LED lighting and hydration

By C.C. Weiss on August 6, 2013. A solution for athletes that hike or run at night, and get thirsty while doing so, the new GoMotion Synergy Hydration LightVest offers a unique blend of LED lighting and storage. The chest-mounted light is designed to provide a more comfortable beam than the headlamp, while the greater […]

Viteo Shower turns outdoor showering upside-down

Viteo Shower turns outdoor showering upside-down

By Dave Parrack on July 31, 2013. As someone who lives in the UK and can therefore count the number of hot days a year on one hand, the idea of having a permanent outdoor shower is rather novel. However, in countries where scorching summers are par for the course they’re a common sight, but […]

Nocqua Adventure Gear lights up the night for paddlers

Nocqua Adventure Gear lights up the night for paddlers

By C.C. Weiss on July 17, 2013. Stand-up paddleboarding has been one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in recent years. It’s been growing so fast that even general interest publications like Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal have taken notice. New start-up outfit Nocqua believes it has a way to make paddleboarding even […]

Madeleine “smell camera” records odors for the future

Madeleine “smell camera” records odors for the future

By Dave Parrack on July 2, 2013. The five traditional senses of perception – sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste – are all capable of triggering memories. However, we haven’t yet figured out how to capture copies of all of these inputs. We can capture images on cameras and sounds on audio equipment, we can […]

10 Original ideas

10 Original ideas

1. Nuts & Bolts of Chess 2. Zip Tie 3. Army Man Bottle Opener 4. Chalk Trails 5. V8 Coffee Table 6. Pocket Bra 7. Comb Bike Rack 8. Peek-A-Boo Umbrella 9. Pac-Man Bookcase 10. Periodic Table