Category Archives: LIVING

This Is A Dual-zone Climate Control Duvet And It Will Make The Bed For You

Good news, lazy bums. Here’s a smart duvet called, well, Smartduvet Breeze, that will eliminate one of your early morning agonies because it will make the bed. Isn’t it wonderful? Nobody loves to make the bed, especially when getting out bed in the morning is in itself a struggle for some. The magic behind this awesome invention is a network of air chambers that, when filled with air, unfolds or unroll the duvet and thus, the bed is made. But making bed is not the only thing it is good at; it also boasts individual climate control, so you and your the other half can have your very own preferred temperature when buried under the Smartduvet Breeze. Continue reading This Is A Dual-zone Climate Control Duvet And It Will Make The Bed For You

Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

Whether you are inspired by the recent movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, or always have the dream to lead your own ‘kingdom’ complete with your very own castle, you’d be glad to know that Italy is now giving away over 100 run-dow properties, including a handful of castles, for free. I know right? It is hard to believe anyone can own a castle for absolutely nothing. Well, actually not quite. As many economists will tell you, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and therein lies the caveat: you see, those 103 properties are exactly as described, i.e. run-down, which means restoration is a must, but you have to restore it anyway because that is one of the conditions laid out by Italy’s State Property Agency in exchange for the free property. Continue reading Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

100% Solar-powered Stove Lets You Enjoy Pollution-free BBQ Anywhere

Forget about charcoal, firestarter and heavy grill the next time you BBQ, because SolSource, the clean and green sun-powered grill, now has a version designed with portability in mind. Called SolSource Sport, it leverages on the same principle as the larger SolSource but in a package that’s a lot more easy to handle when heading out, be it to the woods or on a yacht. SolSource Sport opens up to roughly 31.5 inches (80 cm) wide and the special concave mirrors is capable of generating up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 Celsius!) of heat for a variety of cooking style and it does so much quicker too, in about 180 seconds, than traditional fuel like charcoal. Continue reading 100% Solar-powered Stove Lets You Enjoy Pollution-free BBQ Anywhere

2nd Generation BiTool Now Gets A Super Cool Magnetic LED Flashlight

Remember the BiTool Magnetic Multi-tool from Cycop we spoke so highly of? Well, it is back with a new iteration and it is called BiTool 2.0 Lit. To be honest, we didn’t think BiTool needs any further tweaks, but the folks over at Cycop managed to find something to improve on. For starter, it is a more compact, lighter, touts even stronger magnets, and it now has more functions, including a nifty, detachable flashlight. The same rapid deployment of tool bits, along with magnetic mechanism, are carried over and like its predecessor, it features a robust magnetic ratchet system that has 180-degree of freedom that allows BiTool 2.0 to work even in the tight spaces and the cylindrical body is lined powerful neodymium magnets so screws and bits can stick to the sides. Continue reading 2nd Generation BiTool Now Gets A Super Cool Magnetic LED Flashlight

I Bet You Didn’t Know Apple Has A Patent For A Pizza Box

Apple, like so many big corporations, has the addiction for patent. The Cupertino-based tech giant may not be the biggest patent holder among tech companies, but it has a significant number of them and what this means is, the things that get patented can sometime turns out to be rather quirky, like for examples, a paper bag and even a pizza box. Yup. You heard that right. A pizza box, but being a patented pizza box, it is certainly not your usual run-of-the-mill brown cardboard-based square box. In fact, Apple’s very own pizza box, which the company has been using in its cafeteria, makes a lot more sense because it is round and as we all know, pizza is round. Continue reading I Bet You Didn’t Know Apple Has A Patent For A Pizza Box

This Revolutionary Tattoo Contains Audio Playable Using A Smartphone

There are many reasons why people chose to have tattoos and not surprisingly, remembrance ranks high on the list. Remembering someone, or paying tribute to a person you love or respect, by inking his or her portrait on the skin seems like the closest thing someone can do, but one company is taking this ‘in memory of’ thing to a whole new level. Skin Motion has developed a new tattoo method like you have never seen, or more correctly hear, before. This revolutionary tattoo, aptly called Soundwave tattoo, goes beyond visual remembrance; it lets you playback up to a minuted of pre-recorded audio using an app on your smartphone. Continue reading This Revolutionary Tattoo Contains Audio Playable Using A Smartphone

Cookie Box That Can Only Be Opened By Two Person Is So National Treasure

This is a Cookie Box and it could very well be a Da Vinci worthy creation. Why? Because, unlike the cookie jars you know, this box has a complex mechanism that needs a little team work, unless you’re born with three hands, to reveal the precious treats stashed within. About the third hand… it means you need another willing person and no, that one in the middle, to the south, doesn’t count. It need digits to work the magic. Continue reading Cookie Box That Can Only Be Opened By Two Person Is So National Treasure

Thanks To Amazon Alexa-enabled C by GE Sol, You Can Now Talk To Your Light

So, now, GE thinks that we may not fancy talking to a black cylinder and decide to bring Amazon digital talking assistant into lightings too, starting with the C by GE Sol. C by GE Sol is the industry’s first Amazon Alexa-enabled lighting that allows you to do a variety of things through Alexa, like ordering your dinner, check out the latest news headlines, play music et cetera. In addition, it is a smart clock that, instead of traditional hands, it uses visual indicators such as putting illumination around the Sol’s ring where the clock hands would normally be. Continue reading Thanks To Amazon Alexa-enabled C by GE Sol, You Can Now Talk To Your Light

Believe Or Not, This Is Cook Pot And It Folds Down To The Size Of A Wallet

Innovations have made many outdoor gears light and efficient than they were years ago, but one thing that hasn’t change much is cookware. No wait. Actually, there are collapsible cookware designed to lighten your burden when you are out in the wild, but none of them is as nearly as impressive as the Bear Bowl Pocket Cook Pot by Washington-based Bear Minimum. Bear Bowl is goes beyond collapsible; it is foldable (think origami), made possible by a flexible, food-grade, flame-resistant material (PTFE-coated fiberglass, to be exact) and a 4-inch square aluminum base. When folded, Bear Bowl measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1 inches, which is a tad bigger than a typical wallet and at 178g (6.3 ounces), it weighs not much more than a smartphone. Continue reading Believe Or Not, This Is Cook Pot And It Folds Down To The Size Of A Wallet

MINI Wants You Camp With MINI Countryman With This Roof Tent

Does the new MINI Countryman inspired you to hit up the great outdoors? If yes, then you should know, it is probably best not to have this little guy have a trailer in tow. Why? I don’t know? Maybe because it is not a Land Rover or Jeep? Or maybe because hooking up a few thousand pounds is going to impede on this lively little fellow (even though it is well capable of 4,000 lbs towing capacity)? So, what’s the next best idea? This: Autohome AirTop Roof Tent for MINI Countryman. Designed in collaboration with MINI Design Team, Autohome’s AirTop Roof Tent is designed to fit on the standard roof rails found on the new MINI Countryman and it can be mounted fairly easily without the need for tools, because it makes zero sense to bring tools to the wilderness. Continue reading MINI Wants You Camp With MINI Countryman With This Roof Tent