Till the time regulatory authorities don’t set in stern guidelines, companies hardly launch products that are meant to be in the interest of people but aren’t necessarily popular. But Japanese cell phone provider DoCoMo has released a new type of Android smartphone that has special sense of responsibility. The smartphone has a ‘safety mode’ that detects if the user is trying to text while walking and locks the phone. There has been a steady rise in such freak accidents where people have got into an unforeseen incident while texting and this kind of a feature should be really helpful.
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Teen spends about $736 on eBay only to receive an image of the Xbox One in the epic-most eBay fails of all time
Ever heard of the term ‘WYSIWYG’? It stands for ‘What You See Is What You Get’. Some may argue that it does not stand true for the hoard of products that are sold with images bearing a disclaimer of being ‘for representation purposes only’. Sometimes, a few of us get carried away with images of a hay stack and would love to put some money in and own it. Peter Clatworthy learned never to trust what you see in the representation images on eBay. With a hopeful heart and a budget ready for ambush, he shelled about £450 (~$736) for an Xbox One console. The 19-year old lad from Bilborough was, of course, stunned by what he finally received. The online populous reacted to the story with over 250,000 views! Well, it is funny in a way but if you have paid for something this expensive, you rather get something tangible and then be laughed at rather than landing up empty-handed. eBay anyway refunded him for his losses. Head after the jump for the real deal in the story.
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Ever since the Google Glass Explorer Edition came out, it has received endless updates to make it user-friendly and get rid of the minor niggles. Google wants to get it absolutely right before it launches the production version and one of its biggest drawbacks that were identified in its early days was its bone conduction transducer. It isn’t loud enough in many conditions such as crowded places. Along with the new simple to use Google Play Music app, Google has released a set of stereo earphones for the eyewear.
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Aroha Silhouettes are well known for the Molecular Addictions-themed necklaces. Now with the stakes really high on the designer scene and the drug-scandals that follow them, we see a development in the line of jewelry. Titled Designer Drug Collection, each piece in the line of shimmers is designed to mimic the molecular combination of well known designer drugs. That’s satiable for some but could well be an absolutely astounding science to others. So, you could find everything from Spliff to Candy Flipping and of course, Coffee and Cigarettes.
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There’s so much we look forward to when we set out to work every day. Most of it is at the destination and not during the journey to work, which is often perceived as time wasted. Robert Bacon has designed a cool map/poster for Ript that changes the way we look at the regular routes taken to commute daily. The Super Mario World-style MTA map is available in two sizes and is also available for other epic cult games. These include Zelda and Donkey Kong.
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If you’re in luck and have just read this post then you need to get clicking right away. Uber, the mobile app that is used heavily for passengers to connect with drivers of hired cars has tied up with Home Depot delivery services to create an exclusive program for those who tend to procrastinate until Christmas. The company is delivering Christmas trees to 10 cities in the US today for a pretty good price. All this, to save the hectic tussle Christmas shoppers have to face, choosing and carting their trees home. So if you’re in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco or Washington DC, you could pick between a Fraser Fir or Noble Fir. The trees could range from seven to eight feet in height and create a truly authentic Christmas experience for you.
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Grado has partnered with Bushmills Whiskey to roll out a unique limited edition headphones which are made using components of real whiskey barrels. These are designed by actor Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, who, together perform as DJ Wooden Wisdom. It took them five months to put the design in place and roll out these beauties. For those who are curious of how exactly this could be possible, the headphones are crafted from “recycled white oak bodies from the wood of old barrels” hailing from a Bushmills distillery in Ireland. “The expression of the music through the headphones was extraordinary,” says Elijah Wood.
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You could trust Amazon reviewers to know where their money is really well spent. So, they managed to put the pedal to the medal and contribute their thoughts on what buying the $40,000 Samsung TV would mean to them. This particular variant of the TV falls into the ‘luxury’ segment and as all things in this genre go, there is much and more to desire than functionality. Yet, the reviewers managed to add a lighter twist to their views of the TV. One comment was true to heart serious in all hilarity saying, “I got this thing all unboxed and mounted on the wall of my apartment (had to cover up the door, but I can use the window), only to find out it doesn’t even have the video plugs I need. You’d think with the price that they’d come standard. Now how am I supposed to watch my old X-Files tapes?!” While others were blatantly pointing out to the impractical design of the luxury TV in a regular home. “At first I hesitated to make the purchase, but then I saw the two AA batteries were free with the remote, and I was all in! Having this really fills in that empty space we called a bathroom!”
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We are used to being overly surprised by Honda. Their uncanny knack to pull of something really inspiring and brilliant is pretty much commonplace in the minds of those who desire novelty. A video of an airbag, specially designed to protect cellphones from impacts and more. Called the Case N, the airbag is looks like a pretty good way to ensure that your expensive phone doesn’t fall to pieces. It’s true that the idea is good and all but alas, the video happens to be a fake. Now we’re in that infinite look of consideration of whether it really is a fake or the news of it being a fake is fake. Well, time and Honda could help us solve that riddle.
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Disney has been known to collaborate with Japanese companies for limited edition products be it dish antennas, mobile phones, Music players, etc. A recent creation from this mash up are a pair of earphones where the head of your favorite Disney character pops up on one end and their butt from the other. You can choose between Mickey, Minnie, Winnie and Chip & Dale for 2100 Yen each ($ 20).
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