Tagged: japan

Cogoo – Turntable Rider

Cogoo, are a Japanese bike lending/hiring/giving company… Well I don’t know, I heard they did clever things with bikes and technology, slightly similar to London’s Barclays Bikes… But then I saw something that no floppy haired moyoron could ever accomplish:

Turntable Rider

You can discover more here.

Or watch the ‘making of’ here (i.e. below).

Hey There Doll Face

DO YOU LIKE YOUR FACE?

DO YOU LIKE DOLLS?

WELL HOW ABOUT HAVING YOUR FACE ON A DOLL?

Well that’s the latest crazy offering from those awesome über geeks in Japan. Some surround phtography of your head, some clever programming and a 3D printer and voila… Action me!

(P.S. That is not me)

You can find out more about it here.

via @GavRov

Instant Modern Retro Future Classic: #modernretrofutureclassic

First thing this morning I was introduced to the most impressive bit of tidying tech since the ‘3 second shirt fold‘, I know that’s not technology, but it was impressive so leave it.  This was the magical mystical cleaner-upper that had me so gobsmacked.  I just like the way it picks the smallest smears of grease up and is able to place them back on the surface as if untouched… excellent.

But that piece of pish was blown out of the water by this instantly cool implementation of technology.  It’s cool because it’s music based, which is as simple as getting a Grammy for playing retard (but not full retard), and it’s the most useful bit of digital since the compact disc, because it is (just a little more compact).

Anyway this is ultimately awesome, an instant modern retro future classic:

 

The good the bad and Tsunami

The ongoing tragedy that started last week in Japan is one of the most terrible stories I have ever had the misfortune to experience (not first hand of course), and I would certainly not want to make light of it in any way but… It has thrown up a few interesting things, here we will look at both a positive and negative example:

THE GOOD

This eBay listing has created one of the greatest feel good stories since the tragedy struck.  What began as a simple selling of a wet suit ended in an entire narrative packed with comedy, kindness and bears.  Yes, bears:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XCEL-3-2mm-Infiniti-Drylock-Summer-Wetsuit-Medium-USED-/160559216667

THE BAD

Lesson 25: Don’t advertise a surf holiday after a tsunami.

My heart goes out to all those involved both directly and indirectly.  Oh yeah, and D. H. Morgan (Good work).