This post is a bit of a break from my usual gadget-fest, but the object in question isn't that far off: It requires electricity, costs more than average humans can justify, and simplifies a task we've all been doing fine up until now. No, I'm not talking about the Apple iPad, Roomba, or TiVo; I'm talking about the Litter Robot! That's right: An overly-expensive electric cat … [Read more...] about We Live in the Future: Robotic Cat Litter Boxes!
Let's end this terrifying week on a positive note by exploring the many fun things you can do with old dead hard drives. LED Display Clock First up is this LED display/clock. It consists of a series of colored LED lights which flash on and off below a slot cut in the hard drive platter. The perceptual illusion images it creates are just amazing! … [Read more...] about Friday Fun With Hard Drives
I know this will sound like an ad, but please don't take it that way. I love Amazon's selection of MP3 downloads - they're DRM-free and uniformly cheaper than iTunes. And the company has a download app that integrates nicely with iTunes (unlike the eternally-borken Emusic manager). I was surprised this morning with an email from Amazon touting "five albums for $5" on the … [Read more...] about Amazon MP3 Friday 5