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jimrin in Texas is doing 34 things including…

get the latest gadgets whether they are practical or not

77 cheers

 

jimrin has written 95 entries about this goal

I've really felt I need to have a wearable camera which record what goes in my life...

Not that I have an exciting life or that I need this type of tech as a secret agent (ooops, did I let that out?), but I need it because my memory is so bad (see other goal on being less forgetful). Wouldn’t it be great to answer “Did I see so-and-so at the Christmas party 2 years ago?” OK, maybe bad example, but I think you get the idea.

The problem is that most wearable cameras are quite dorky. The most well-known is Google Glass, which is more than just a camera, but one of its uses can be as a camera. There are some wearable cameras which are worn in a similar fashion as Google Glass, so you end up looking like a cyborg or you have an ancient bluetooth earpiece.

Like these:

There is a “kickstarter” project called NewViewWear on Indiegogo which hides the wearable camera, so you don’t look like a dork.

Yes, they are both wearing the wearable camera (supposedly). It’s hidden in their teeth. Just kidding, it’s hidden behind their clothes. Click the above image for more details or click here for their YouTube video.



If I have to be stuck in traffic

I might as well get a self-driving car where I can lounge around while being stuck in traffic like this concept car Rinspeed XchangE:

Click the above image for the concept video…

PS. I have no idea what the piano player has to do with the car. Perhaps getting a piano is an option for the car?



3D chocolate printer??? How quaintly inadequate! This is what I really want!

Maybe I should file this under “Travel tips” to go to the Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery which is located on the Upper East Side of NYC. (Oh, looks like they are across the US.)

Seems like this little girl has the right idea. Why have too many extra steps complicating the process. Just stick your head inside and eat the cupcakes as they fall.



Now this is what I'm talking about...

... a 3D chocolate printer.

Let me rephrase that.

A 3D CHOCOLATE PRINTER!

Filed on twitter under #abouttime!

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OK, this looks nice...

A motorcycle made by Lotus.

While I’m at it, I might as well get one of their cars:



A bit creepy

but I still want them. An outdoor lamp on legs.

Click the above image for a video of them in action.



I want one...

BBC reports Yves Rossy flies around Mt. Fuji in his own jetpack.

Click the above image for the video report from BBC.

“Fly in the most natural way possible, just like a bird”??? Does a bird fly 186mi/300km per hour?



Just in time for Halloween...

A prototype flying broom…

Click on the above image for the video…

But if you take a close look, you’ll see it’s not really a broom!



They've finally built a prototype transporter!!

Yes, like the one in Star Trek!

Yes, this was recorded live from a shopping mall! Not trick photography!

Click the image for the video. I’m not sure I like the part where they don’t quite know where you’ll be teleported, though.



OK, who needs a fancy letter opener anyway when you can have this...



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