The NoPhone is a black piece of plastic shaped like an iPhone. It's designed to act as a "technology-free alternative" for those suffering from "phone addiction."
According to the NoPhone's kickstarter page
, "the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment."
They're trying to raise $30,000 to produce these things, and are currently at $1,763.
The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
Original ad here.
From 1891 to at least 1948. Not a bad run for any toy.
More info here.
A new email service allows you to send emails that fade away seconds after the recipient opens them. Though I assume, of course, that the NSA will still have a full, permanent record of it all.
Available at fade.li
The latest entry in our boredom contest. This guy's voice is particularly deadly--especially when he repeats the same passage!
However, I now want to say "sprung idler" and "snubber roller" over and over, so the film must have worked!
The fact that this skill is extinct does add a certain piquancy to the boredom, though.
I really was unaware that home video outfits debuted as early as 1965.
Of course, there was the stated price range to consider, from $500.00 to $1100.00.
Full article here.