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Coffee Joulies – Magic Beans For Your Drink

Coffee Joulies

Coffee Joulies are magic beans that keep your coffee (or any other hot beverage) at the perfect temperature.

First, they absorb extra thermal energy in your coffee when it’s served too hot, cooling it down to a drinkable temperature three times faster than normal. Next, they release that stored energy back into your coffee keeping it in the right temperature range twice as long.

Coffee Joulies are currently available as a project on Kickstarter, but with the interest that they’ve already generated, they shouldn’t have any problem getting the funding they need to become a real product.

Get a set of five now for just $40, and you’ll even save yourself 20% off the final retail cost.

[Coffee Joulies]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Newspond?

Newspond

Newspond has dubbed itself “the most advanced news site on the planet”.

Quite a claim, eh?

The idea is that a “tireless electronic brain” finds and sorts news in real-time based on global popularity. This “self-sufficient news engine” “continually watches over and reads hundreds of different websites, including everything from major news portals to the tiniest blog, or forum”.

When it finds new news, it notes, sizes and gauges that news based on things like how fast a story spreads throughout the internet, the amount of discussion surrounding the story, the rate at which people click on or bookmark the article, and even the size of each of the sites reporting it.

The result is a Buoyancy Rating that tells you “the exact upward force exerted on a news story by the internet, in real-time”.

To view the news, you can sort Newspond by what’s hot at that moment, or you can sort stories by the highest popularity rating that they ever attained to see what’s hot for the day, week, or month.

As with any new site (it made its public debut on Tuesday) Newspond is still sorting out a few last minute bugs, and the volume of stories isn’t at the levels of the other social bookmarking sites (which could actually be a good thing) but my initial impression is a positive one. The site looks fantastic, has a wonderfully intuitive layout (including an easy to use commenting system), and features stories that I actually want to read. The timeline of sources is also an interesting idea, and the “real-time”iness of it all seems to work well, so I’m definitely going to be checking back to see how the site progresses.

Can this computerized Digg take on the social bookmarking kings?

Only time will tell, but it’s looking good so far.

[Newspond]

[Via: Mashable!]

…It’s TGI Friday: Description Contest?

Description

Want to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card?

Didn’t You Hear is in need of a new description, and I’m looking to the readers for help.

Currently, the description is “Anything and Everything that’s Cool, Hot, Fresh and Classic”, but it’s time for a change.

To submit your description, just write it as a comment to this post.

Then, on Sunday, I’ll pick the best one, and that person will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, as well as my eternal gratitude.

Let’s see what you’ve got!

…You can hold fire?

With a bit of cotton, some thread, and a dab of lighter fluid, you too can make your very own, hand held, flaming fireballs:

Definitely one hot how-to!

[Via: Spluch]

…Thaw Lights make you hot and cold?

Mathmos Thaw Light

Mathmos’ Thaw Light is supposed to “give your shindigs a touch of Narnia-chic”. Not too sure what that would look like exactly, but I do know that the idea of encasing fire in ice sounds pretty cool (pun intended). The kit includes a mould/stand that you fill with water, freeze, then pop out the ice “shade” that covers the candle. Over the course of a few hours (apparently the same time it takes for your tea light to burn down), the heat will slowly melt the shade back into the mould, and you’re ready to start all over again. Each time the shade melts, it creates a new and unique lighting design. That’s hot.

[Mathmos]

[Thaw Light]

[Via: Gizmodo]