Clocky is an alarm clock that hides – a similiar idea to the Svera concept I recently referenced.
One of these days, Sony will mass produce these and I’ll forever hate them for shortening my snoozes.
Aside, isn’t it an awful shame that Media Labs Europe has shut down – if this is the type of projects they do, I’d imagine it’d have been a cool place to work.
If anyone ever sees one of these in a shop, let me know.
When the alarm chimes in the morning, you must reach up and tap the Sfera to silence it. Which triggers the snooze function and makes the alarm rise higher. As it slowly rises away from your reach, you must stretch higher each time to gain another ten minutes of snooze.
What a cool idea…
The ongoing take-over of Liverpool Football Club rolls on, this time with Steve Morgan, one of the bidders, withdrawing his offer because he didn’t want to be used as the club’s stalking-horse.
Now I know you’re not all Liverpool fans, and that story is probably quite boring, but pause for a minute on the phrase “stalking horse” – doesn’t strike up an odd mental image like what you’d see in a Gary Larson cartoon. That made me dream up similiar phrases and the best I could come up with was “spy elephant”. Amazingly, that’s not a GoogleWhack – it already returns 10 hits!
- means to disguise an objective: something used as a means of disguising a real objective
- politics deceptive candidate for election: a candidate who is in an election only to conceal the potential candidacy of somebody else, to divide the opposition, or to determine how strong the opposition is.
Gizmodo has just pointed out that BMW have introduced a dog seatbelt extra for their cars sold in Japan. Aw, how cute, you might say but spare a thought for the poor Japanese drivers who have to drive around risking the possibility that a Saint Bernard may at any minute “shoot out like a missile” from any car that crashes nearby with an unbelted beast. Hate that.