Archive | February, 2011

…Jason Freeny has a cube brain?

Jason Freeny Brain Cube

Jason Freeny (a long time favorite of DYH) has released his latest sculpture, a fully functional Rubik’s Cube that looks (but hopefully doesn’t feel or smell) like a brain.


[Jason Freeny]

…inPulse is a smart watch?

inPulse Watch

The inPulse is a “fully programmable wireless smartwatch”, aka “the perfect hacker accessory”.

Basically a Chumby for your wrist, it allows you to code in C to control the OLED display, bluetooth, vibrating motor, buttons, timers, and more.

Plus, with a price of just $150, it’s less than most ‘dumb’ watches, and has customizable watch faces, so you can wear a new watch ever time you leave the house.


  • 1.3″ 96×128 pix full color display
  • ARM7 microcontroller running at 52MHz
  • 32kB total program space, 8kB RAM
  • CSR BC4-ROM Blue (L2CAP)
  • Over-the-air programming
  • Vibrating motor
  • 150mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Charges via microUSB
  • Battery lasts up to 4 days depending on display/wireless use


…Hockem is sitting with an attitude?

Hockem Trick

It’s difficult to create a new sport from scratch, but SALZIGdesign is trying to do just that with Hockem.

The sport is based around the use of a Sporthocker, which is equal parts sports equipment and furniture.


Tricks involve casting, catching, balancing and (of course) sitting on the Sporthocker, with the end of a move signified by the sit. Think of it as a combination of skateboarding, parkour, hacky sack, flatland BMX, and… sitting.

Right now Hockem appears to only be popular in its birthplace of Germany, and perhaps a few other European countries that the Hockem team has traveled too, but given the relentless quest to find the next best thing and get it sponsored by RedBull and added to the X Games, I can only imagine that it’s just a matter of time before this extreme seat makes its way to the US.


…The Lexus LFA is a supermodel?

Sometimes advertising is easy.

Like when you combine a bright yellow Lexus LFA supercar with the bright yellow swimsuit’ed supermodel Rianne ten Haken, and let one drift around the other.

Yup; easy.