Saturday, November 15, 2008

GPS underwear

underwear featuring a tracking system

Controversial: Critics have said underwear featuring a tracking system is the high-tech equivalent of a chastity belt

Feminists around the world have reacted with horror to a new line of lingerie that comes equipped with a GPS tracking system.

The 'find me if you can' range of underwear has been described as a modern-day, high-tech chastity belt.

'It is outrageous to think that men can buy this, programme it and give it to their partners and then monitor them,' said Claudia Burghart, leader of a Berlin feminist group.

'It is nothing more than a chastity belt for insecure men.'

Lingerie maker Lucia Lorio of Brazil says her design targets the 'modern, techno-savvy woman'.

The lingerie combination set consists of lace bodice, bikini bottom and faux pearl collar, with the GPS device nestled in the see-through part of the bodice next to the waist.

'This collection... is a wink to women and a challenge to men because, even if she gives him the password to her GPS, she can always turn it off,' Lorio said.

'It's not a modern chastity belt. Some men think they can keep tabs on their girlfriends with it, but they're wrong,' she added.

Unconcerned with the controversy her collection has raised, Lorio is also dismissive of the global financial crisis and its adverse impact on luxury items sales.

The GPS lingerie sells from a cool £500, complete with a standard Global Positioning System, to £700 with a more advanced model.

'Some women are now interested in buying it for protection,' she said, programming it for partners themselves so they are safe on a night out alone.

'In London, New York, Rio de Janiero - wherever there is danger, the underwear may prove to be a lifesaver,' she added.

But feminists in her homeland have called her a modern-day slaver and urged women to boycott the GPS underwear.

Hollow Spy Coins

We know that coins can be used to play a prank on others by squirting water, but here is something much more serious. It allows you to store precious information within without giving the game away. Do you have a microSD memory card containing risqué images of your weekend that you do not want anyone else to see, ever? Well, store it within the Hollow Spy Coin, of course! You can use it as a form of currency without being detected or charged for fraud, although that wouldn’t make real financial sense since the nickel alone will cost $30.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Doughnuts is a staple kid food - I haven’t met a little one who has refused a donut even until today, although there are times when parents who are more concerned with their kids’ dental health turning my free doughnut offer down. Well, for grown adults who have long escaped the clutches of their parents when it comes to eating sugary stuff, here’s a way you can catch up on all those lost years - with the Dough-Nu-Matic.

Serve yourself up a piping hot doughnut in less than a minute! It’s almost as fun to watch the Dough-Nu-Matic as it is to eat the donuts! The Dough-Nu-Matic automatically forms, fries and drains delicious mini-doughnuts in under 60 seconds. After your donuts are finished top with your favorite sprinkles, frosting or powder! Sure you could just go to your local donut shop - but why?… when you can enjoy warm and delicious doughnuts at your fingertips! Just add dough, sit back and relax…. Dough-Nu-Matic’s on the job!

It will retail for $129.99 and comes with easy to use dials, a safety guard lid to keep hands away from oil (handy when in the office) and stainless steel automatic spatulas that turn, cook and deliver doughnuts to the dispensing chute. Yummy!

Geek Webcam


It's Veteran's Day, so why not show your appreciation and buy your favorite veterans a present? And while you're at it, check out these sweet deals.

1. If Oprah likes it, it must be good: Woot! is selling a set of two Clique HUE HD Webcams for only $34.99. One camera alone usually costs between $79.99 and $99.99, so this really is a bargain. You can use the cameras for audio or video recording, and they work with both Macs and PCs.

2. Today, is giving $10 off to those who spend $100 or more. If you're looking to buy a digital camera, now's the time. The Panasonic DMC-FX12 digital camera is only $126.99--take $10 off, and it's just $116.99. For a camera with an original price of $229.99, that's a steal. The "$10 off" lasts until the end of the day, so make sure you get there fast. Also, the site is charging only $1 for shipping today.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

LaCie Internet Space

Everyone is always talking about the “cloud” and syncing up your data across multiple platforms so that it is accessible from anywhere. LaCie has obviously listened to this cloud talk and have come out with the Internet Space, which looks nice and provides a valuable function at the same time.


One thing that must first be noted about this LaCie model is that is good looking. It’s so simple that it could easily act as a companion to any of the newer notebook or desktop set ups that have come out of the gates boasting style as a feature.

But beyond its exterior, the LaCie Internet Space features a 500GB hard drive. But the real beauty of it is that you can sync up your computers and mobile devices with the device. Then, you can access your information from any computer from anywhere, just by visiting their website at It will cost you $205 and five minutes to set up, but that seems pretty worth it to put all of your data within a browser’s reach.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Webcam that's Cute, Creepy and Cuddly?

bunny_webcam.jpgThe verdict on this one is out - it's cute, but at the same time slightly terrifying with a dash of creepy. I think it's the slit eyes that have done it. Perhaps so much emphasis shouldn't have been put on the fact it's a bunny (yes it's a bunny - in case you didn't get that) seeing as the ears are buried underneath its hat and it doesn't obviously look like a "cute bunny", as suggested on the product page.

As a webcam it's a little inconspicuous and you wouldn't be able to tell first-hand whether it's a webcam or an old childhood toy. It makes it great for American Pie style webcaming though - no one will suspect a thing (although that would be very very naughty).

1.3 megapixels are on offer with high resolution ¼-inch CMOS colour sensors and a large window capture size of 640 x 480.

Into cute and creepy novelty webcams? Pick one up here for $16.99

ECCI Trackstar 6000


This ECCI Trackstar 6000 is apparently the numero uno sim-racing rig in the world. We’re talking a two-tone leather steering wheel, fluid damped steering which emulate the feel of tyres on pavement, fine tuned customisable steering resistance, high precision USB electronics and a shock absorbing desk clamp. Matching pedals also available. That’s enough for us, we’re sold. Now where’s that copy of Colin McRae’s rally from 1992? Priced from $989.00 and up.

Unlike most wheels that are circular in grip section, the 6000 Talladega wheel is deeper than it is wide in frontal profile. This creates a more natural grip shape for the hand. The grip contour at the nine and three o’clock positions is ideally suited to actuate the close fitting shift paddles behind. Lock-to-lock road course racing is a snap, but it is large enough in diameter to offer the incremental control critical to oval track racing.

Gravitonus Workstation

Workstation is a revolutionary, multifunctional
computerized system, created to
provide for optimal ergonomic
conditions at work.

System constantly changes
position of the user to maintain
comfort in relation to the
Earth Gravitational Field vector.

Matrox TripleHead capability with special
displays attachment allows to align the
display in the user’s best field of vision
in any body position.

Onboard LED lights array provides
shadow-less and glare-free local illumination
of the working area and guaranties good
conditions for visual control.

Active ventilated seat plus heating feature
with automatic control of blower speed and
airflow distribution.

Special keyboard attachment allows
moving the keyboard freely in 3D and fixing
it firmly in space as per user’s wishes.

Dynamic exoskeleton for both hands promotes
freedom of movement while stabilizing user’s
position. It easily follows task-related postures
and arm positions, thus reducing muscle loads
on the neck, shoulders and arms.

With 5.1 surround sound system,
the music, cinema and game action
and excitement envelops you.

Subwoofer is integrated into the back
of the seat to add a sensation effect.
The sound is felt - not just heard.