16 Dec 2013

MEDIA MONDAY: GADGET AND GIZMO SPECIAL.

Whilst I normally bring you a mixed variety of news items from around the UK given that there are so many world wide articles regarding technological 'advances' in last weeks news I thought I'd share some of my favourite with you.

 
     Using a polygraph (lie detector test) this inquisitive Santa won't take you word for it, he'll test to see if you have been naughty or nice this year. FULL ARTICLE

From the inventors of the 3D printer comes Foodini – a prototype machine designed to revolutionise home cooking by allowing you to 'print' out meals. FULL ARTICLE

The iPotty - a gadget that combines a child's potty with an iPad holder - designed to encourage youngsters to go to the toilet - hasn't gone down well with parents and campaigners for The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood who, describing it as 'oppressive and destructive to young children' have awarded it the 'Worst Toy Of The Year'. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

iBanana: The most impractical iPhone case in the world? IMAGE AND FULL ARTICLE

It is hoped the Smarty Ring which uses Bluetooth to update users on their texts, calls and social network notifications could prevent you from looking at your phone so much. FULL ARTICLE

Put on a curfew, his whereabouts monitored by a taggging device, a man set off the electronic tag after going into the loft to collect Christmas decorations. FULL ARTICLE

Ramblers in Devon may have received a surprise this week when a life-size replica of the Tardis from hit TV show Doctor Who took to the skies. Unfortunately though the iconic police box was sent crashing to the ground damaging it beyond repair. FULL ARTICLE



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17 comments:

Kelly said...

I find the whole 3D printer business mind-boggling.

And I think I'll pass on that banana iPhone cover, though it would make it hard to misplace your phone!

chitra said...

The flying box really gave me a hearty laugh, though it must have been sad for the creators.

Karen said...

I think I would crack under the lie detector pressure and just say I was bad lol

The flying Tardis was a cool idea - and it worked - briefly lol

Suko said...

The iPotty and iBanana are HILARIOUS! Great Monday post as usual, Tracy. All the news that's fit to print, and then some....

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Plz! That Santa is just being lazy. Work that magic... man! :)

Love the flying Tardis! :D

anilkurup said...

The lie detector, well I dont know if I d stand through. The flying box , well well!

Brian Joseph said...

The Tardis crash was worse then the Hindenburg....Oh the humanity!

Literary Feline said...

Oh, how fun to see the Tardis flying through the sky. Not so good the outcome.

I can't believe that guy actually had to go to court over that little mishap.

Cherie Reich said...

The Foodini sounds awesome!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I hadn't come across any of your articles this week, so I had even more fun than usual checking them all out.

I am not sure which was the most ridiculous, however the one which deserves the biggest thumbs down, has to be the ipotty. Children already have technology thrust upon them at too early an age, without the added bribery even at potty training time!

These posts must take you an age to research and compile, thanks for the effort, they are always such great fun,

Yvonne

Heather said...

I've seen some 3D printers and been impressed, but the Foodini sounds disgusting. There is already enough bad food out there. Thanks for another good round of stories.

Naida said...

lol about santa using a polygraph. Why anyone would want an iBanana phone case is beyond me.

DMS said...

3D printers are something that I am amazed by (and maybe even frightened based on a few things I have heard about them and what they can make).

A Santa with a lie detector- yikes!

Great articles- as always. :)

chitra said...

thanks PW for the visit. Somehow I got used to addressing you by PW. :).

Masshole Mommy said...

Although I may not like it, the iPotty would have worked like a charm with my youngest son. I'm sure of it.

Claudine G. said...

That Foodini really puzzles me. (And the Tardis reminds me of my Doctor again ... I haven't watched the finale of the 11th because I don't subscribe to BBC here. Subconsciously though, I think it's because I can't bear the thought of knowing it's over.)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

That tardis would have been great to see, but that's awful it's totally ruined now.

and a printer that can print out meals? wow, that would certainly be interesting.