You’ll Might Start Seeing These AirPOD Nap Pods at an Airport Near You…

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How many of you out there have endured the horror of a long layover at an airport and somehow didn’t lose your mind running mad thru said airport and/or sitting inside one longer than on your flight? But it’s OK, as most airports come with distractions and features like phone charging areas (don’t use them, just saying), WELL-overpriced food and snacks, and pricey books/magazines. OK, true, none of those things are THAT inviting, but I’m sure a perfect solution could be headed toward you, and that solution: nap pods! Continue reading “You’ll Might Start Seeing These AirPOD Nap Pods at an Airport Near You…”

A Harry Potter “Invisibility Cloak” is Almost Real (Less Magic, More Carbon Nanotubes)

OK Harry Potter fans: does the phrase “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good” ring any bells.  If so, then you’re already pretty familiar with the invisibility cloak, and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know of the real-life-existence of the cloak.  With the utilization of carbon nanotubes (rather than magic), university researchers have found a way to make objects seem to “magically” vanish by using similar principles on the existence of mirages.   Continue reading “A Harry Potter “Invisibility Cloak” is Almost Real (Less Magic, More Carbon Nanotubes)”

South Korea’s Dancing Dragon Towers to have a Breathable, Scale-Like Facade

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, an architecture firm that is very familiar with designing skyscraper projects, just revealed their plans for a pair of towers that will be added to Seoul, South Korea’s skyline.  The interesting thing is that both towers would share scaly, dragon-like facades.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Wi-Fi!!

Some number of years ago, there was an announcement of the wonderful technology called Super Wi-Fi. It was proposed to off fast, high-speed internet through the vacant spaces between TV network transmissions. Currently, the first public network that is now actively using Super WiFi is in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now, why Wilmington exactly. Well, it’s pretty simple; Wilmington (mainly its county, New Hanover County) was … Continue reading It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Wi-Fi!!

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A Forest Building in the Middle of a City is Strange/Awesome

Whenever your living environment has poor air quality, it’s obviously no good for the well being of anyone.  Milan, Italy is guilty for having terrible air quality; it ranks as one of the worst in the whole country. To help take action regarding this issue, architect and developer Stefano Boeli has proposed an idea to address those concerns: repurposing two old residential towers into vertical forests.

Yes, you read that right: vertical forests. Continue reading “A Forest Building in the Middle of a City is Strange/Awesome”

YES to Home-Theater PC, NO to Cable/Satellite…

In the past 4 years, I have become disillusioned of cable/satellite television subscriptions (though we have DirecTV at the house), and I have discovered five things about my television habits:

1) I have scaled-back the amount of television I watch,
2) I spend more time playing video games and watching DVDs/Blu-rays than television,
3) Most of what I watch is available online anyway (via Hulu, Netflix, Revision3, Clicker, Crackle, Vudu, YouTube, network websites, etc.),
4) I can watch same-day-released movies for a single one-time rental (or purchase) fee on Vudu and Amazon VOD, or some older movies for free on Hulu, Crackle.com, and other legal sites (rather than paying the additional monthly subscriptions for premium movie channels from Cable/Satellite companies.
5) I no longer mind waiting from a few or many hours for a program to show up online, I just want to be able to watch the episode on-demand (WENT I WANT TO).