Posted by Tattletech on May 2, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
, Green technology
Although I despise doing laundry because it’s a hassle, I do love clean clothes. Nothing like having loads and loads of laundry done, and the satisfaction face on once it’s all complete. Nice fresh smelling clothes after a hard day’s work. But I’m a girl, and cleaning is a natural instinct… so what if you’re a young guy who refuses to do laundry? Luckily, I have something to tell you about.
The New York City start-up Wool and Prince has come up with a men’s dress shirt that doesn’t need to be washed for 100 days!!! Best of all, it doesn’t need to be ironed and they claim it won’t even smell after those 100 days. Okay, backing up a bit….first of all ew, and second of all, germs? What happened to worrying about germs and being absolutely disgusting? Who would actually wear the same shirt for 100 days in a row?
There are just too many gross everyday scenarios that come to my mind and I can’t help but cringe knowing that this company actually tested this shirt out for 100 days without washing it. Sitting on the subway, spilling coffee or food on it, sitting next to a smoker, sweating and the list goes on. But like I’ve said before, 2013 is the land of the lazy…anything you can do to make life easier makes money these days. So men-this one is for you…Merry Christmas!
Tattletech’s own Kelsey Barry is now contributing to a brand new website called The Copley Post. She is continuing to cover the latest and greatest technology, and everything we need to know about the future. Below is her blog about a waterless washing machine, re-posted from The Copley Post , follow on Twitter: @copleypost
A Waterless Washing Machine?
It’s 2013: and people have never been more aware of their carbon footprint. Whether it’s recycling more often, planting their own fruits and vegetables, or reducing the amount of water they use…people have a watchful eye.
And since technology is becoming more advanced by the resources we have now, there have been many inventions to aid people to do their part to help the environment especially when it comes to reducing water consumption. Inventions such as waterless dish washers, automatic sinks and many other options that essentially help you save money and water.
However, it seems that LG has created a concept idea known as a Waterless Washing Machine that washes and sterilizes your clothes without water. Although LG did not specify if it would be completely waterless, or just virtually waterless, either version will be more eco-friendly compared to what everyone currently uses. Seems too good to be true though…because that would mean you no longer need a dryer!
I, along with a majority of people dislike doing laundry. It’s literally an all day affair. Lugging loads of laundry down the cellar, keeping an eye on the clock to throw it in the dryer once the wash cycle is complete, and don’t even get me started on folding and putting away the clothes after. Literally can’t think of anything more annoying to do. But with this, it will help eliminate some of the process of cleaning clothes all while saving time, money and water. What more could you ask for?
All this seems great, but I won’t be satisfied until a robot can perform all of this for me. A girl can dream, right?
See origin post: http://copleypost.com/a-waterless-washing-machine/
Posted by Tattletech on Apr 4, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
Guys-cover your ears. Ladies-listen up. It’s here, and we all need it. Let’s be serious, us ladies do all the laundry in the house. Washing clothes is a piece of cake…empty dirty clothes in, choose the load size, and bam, it’s done before you know it. Unless you add bleach by accident-hey we’ve all been there, right? But drying is a whole different ball game.
If you shop at Anthropologie or any store that sells delicate clothing you know you literally CAN’T dry anything from there. It shrinks to the size of Barbie’s shirt, and there goes $70+ down the drain. You can’t dry jeans unless you like them tight and stiff. Can’t dry dresses that have beading and the list goes on and on. But a bra…now here is something you totally can’t dry. The wiring gets all bent if you by accidently throw it inside the dryer. And if it’s made of delicate lace or has beading, say goodbye to it when you open that door.
The only solution is to air dry it somewhere and hope someone doesn’t walk into your room with bras hanging every which way. Not to mention it takes a few hours to completely dry. Such a hassle. Not to fear, clearly some smart soul out there felt bad for us and created a drying solution tailored to bras-and it wasn’t a lady!
It’s called Ricasol and it needs to be in every ladies stocking this Christmas. Here’s how it works. “Ricasol is a ground-breaking concept of appliance that is designed to dry your bra quickly and efficiently. It also helps preserve your bra’s shape, making your shape the best it can be.” In addition, it uses “infrared light that gently warms up your bra and evaporates the moisture in the bra padding and fabric. Hence the induced air flow removes the moisture leaving you with a dry and beautiful bra.” Problem solved.
The best part is that it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. Hooray! Seriously, there’s officially an invention for any problem a person could have. Add this to the list of the weird and wonderful inventions of the decade.
Posted by Tattletech on Mar 14, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
, New things
Google: It’s an essential part of most people’s everyday lives. And lately, any article written is about “Google Glasses”-too bad I wrote about them last year… But it’s all the hype recently and people are gobbling up all the gossip.
Well do I have news for you! Spread the word: Google is working on a “talking shoe”. But is it a step in the right direction? It seems Google is teaming up with YesYesNo to create the ultimate personal trainer. Of course we’re all aware that there are many fitness apps and watches that act as personal trainers… but a shoe? Talk about taking a walk on the wild side.
Still at a concept idea, it’s a chip that is attached to the outside of your shoe and a small speaker of some sort which encourages you to keep going or better yet start doing something. Just like anything that is related to Google, it’s smart. It makes comments about “feeling the wind in my laces” and “what are you a statue? Get moving!”. Talk about a wise ass…I mean wise shoe.
The shoe also contains an accelerometer, gyroscope and uses Bluetooth connectivity and can even share your activity with friends. Of course it does, it’s a social media guru shoe.
I think my favorite part about this shoe is that it’s sarcastic and makes you talk back to it. As if talking on a Bluetooth headphone isn’t weird enough these days (because it looks like you are talking to yourself) now we’ll be talking to a shoe instead.
I must admit, I love my iPhone 5. It’s fast, I have a cool case, and it always fits perfectly in my purse compartments. I’ve never even thought about purchasing an Android or an HTC phone because I’ve always enjoyed the iPhone and I am satisfied until they introduce the next best thing in the market…then I purchase that.
However, that logic may be shot to the ground. I recently discovered that the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is set to release next month has a wicked cool feature that I didn’t even know existed. Yet it’s 2013, and anything can happen these days.
Let me describe a situation so you can envision how this new feature will work. You’re sitting on the subway after a long day at work. You want to check your emails one last time before you put your phone away. You also have a coffee in your hands and a brief case on your lap, so it’s hard to use your finger to scroll down to read the complete email. We’ve all been in this situation right? It’s annoying, and you just wish the phone knew when to keep scrolling instead of manually doing it. Well, like I always say, there’s always a solution to our tedious problems.
So rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will in fact contain a feature known as “eye scrolling”. It will detect when your eyes have reached the bottom and then continue to scroll for you-hands free. Three words: genius, genius and genius.
Posted by Tattletech on Jan 31, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
, Good things
I’ve written about the Invisible Helmet which was chic and fashionable, but this helmet is all about being practical. Helmets are usually bulky and inconvenient to lug around and not easy to store because they are so awkwardly shaped. It’s just an object that people accept being annoying…however, there’s always a solution for annoying things, which is why I introduce you to the Overade Collapsible Helmet.
Not only does this helmet save space, but it even fits in your purse or briefcase. If you’re a city gal like me, you’ll appreciate this invention because we all know closets are valuable space, and a hook used to hold a helmet can now be used to hold a new coat…who doesn’t love that?
Coming in at a hefty price of $97, it’s still cheaper than the hospital bill you’ll get when you crash your bike not wearing a helmet! So I’d say, the money is worth it.
Posted by Tattletech on Jan 25, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
, New things
Ahhh, the infamous Snuggie. I have to admit, I was never a fan of it from the start. And don’t even get me started on their commercials and forms of marketing-whoever was involved in that should be fired. Then we have the Forever Lazy-which is even worse than a snuggie and I literally can’t talk about it without cringing. Needless to say, I think I never got the urge to purchase a Snuggie was because I had my favorite fluffy blanket that keeps me warm in the winter. It’s the perfect length, the perfect softness, and follows me everywhere when winter approaches. But I recently misplaced it and winter has never been the same.
Lucky for me, this genius designer has combined a blanket embedded into a chair, so you never have to worry about misplacing your blanket again! The Autumn/Winter Blanket Chair is all you need to keep you warm and cozy when the temperatures drop to single digits. The “Sweater-like elements of the chair can be used as a headrest to create a cozy environment for an evening reading as well as a soft cover for chilly winter nights. ” It even has pockets at the bottom of the covering to store your favorite book or magazines, all available at an arm’s length away!
Considering I lost my favorite blanket, work from home and Boston has been wicked cold lately, can someone send me this chair?
There’s no getting around it, we’ve all been in the situation where we’ve consumed just a little too much alcohol. I know I’m guilty. When put in a noisy, dark, for better words-crazy environment, it’s easy to get carried away and have one too many. However, a clever new “ice cube” may be able to assist you in slowing down your alcohol consumption and assisting you in getting home safely next time this occurs.
Invented by a student attending MIT, these cubes were produced to stop you from getting too drunk before it’s too late. The cubes-which are consisted of “LED, an accelerometer, IR transceivers and a battery, and are ensconced in an “edible and tasty” jelly cube” are simply added to your glass and let the night begin. The cubes have three main colors (green, yellow and red) and even light up and blink according to the music in your environment…talk about a pimped out ice cube.
Once the night begins, the cube will start off green, and the accelerator inside the cube is able to detect motion and then calculates how many sips you’ve had, hence the changing of colors. That, along with the timer cube, provides an estimate of how much alcohol has been consumed. So when you are on your second drink, the cube will change from green to yellow, indicating you have consumed lots of liquor within the past so many minutes, and you should consider slowing down a bit.. However, Yellow is my eyes means speed up, so if you move onto the third drink the ice cube will turn red telling you (and everyone around you) that you should put the glass down and take a break. But if the night is young and you ignore the red flashing light, and continue the night getting rowdy the cube will go a step further and text your sober friend alerting them that you’ve had a crazy night and may need some help getting home.
These seem like an angel sent from heaven. Where were these when I was in college?
Posted by Tattletech on Jan 3, 2013 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
Whenever I cook, I tend to mess up even when I follow directions (usually because I add a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon). Or better yet, sometimes I just forgot to add an ingredient all together. Too much salt, not enough pepper… it’s just never perfect. Needless to say, I’m not a chef and never will be. But I discovered a new concept idea that could possibly guide me into becoming a top notch cook in the future.
Ingresure (combines the words Ingredients and Measure into one) is the perfect companion to use when cooking complex dishes, or even simple dishes-it’s there to guide you. Ingresure is able to determine what dish you are cooking when placed in the pot or pan (ex. soup, pasta) and then is able to use “the theory of mass spectrography to show what you lack in terms of the right portion of sauce and flavors displayed on a digital screen.” To speak in simpler terms, it’s able to see what ingredients are lacking and suggests the correct proportion to add to the dish to make it perfect. So awesome!
No more worrying about forgetting an ingredient-instead let this do all the work. You can even twist the top of the device, choose the dish you’d like to cook-and it can give you the correct amount of ingredients you need to achieve it. Move over Rachel Ray-Ingresure is taking over.
Posted by Tattletech on Dec 20, 2012 in Clutch
, Cool stuff
, Emerging tech
, New things
I have to admit, I’m simply in love with this idea. Still at the concept design of development, it’s a camera that allows the person behind the lens taking a photo to still be part of the actual picture.
We’ve all been the go-to person to snap a picture… missing out on memories and photos with everyone in it. Or, we ask a random person to take a group shot, which can get old after a while. But now, this camera known as “The Not One Less Camera” allows everyone to be in the picture!
Similar to the iPhone, the camera has a front and back lens, however this concept camera incorporates both lenses and puts both images into one photo. Although the photo example shown clearly looks like the image of the photographer is photo-shopped in… I still think it’s hilarious and could definitely be a huge hit with the photo crazed generation of today. It seems like instagram and other photo apps are taking over the world…and you’ll never miss being in another group shot again with the gem!