tech e blog

Bioluminescent Shrimp

Photo credit: Tdub Photo

Tdub Photo headed to Seto Inland Sea in Japan for his latest photo series, titled "The Weeping Stones". It captures the stunning soothing blue glow of bioluminescent shrimp against the rocks of Seto. "This urge to do more is what drove us to create this year's set. This set was created by pouring the 'sea fireflies' over rocks and points along the shore to give the impression that the stones were 'weeping,'" said Trevor Williams. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


Hat Home

Most hat-shaped things are either used to block the sun, related to toys, or found at theme parks, but this unique structure in Hokkaido, Japan, is neither. Constructed on a minimal budget, the "Hat H" is a two-level house, with the upper floor situated two meters off of the ground, while the cellar is used as a computer room, sleeping area, and bathroom. When on the main floor, you can slide all of the glass doors open to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more pictures.

Continue Reading


Apple Monolithic Home

Photo credit: A.L.X. Junichi Sampei

Sure, there may not be much space in Tokyo to build sprawling mansions, but when land is used efficiently, you end up with stunning modern homes, like the one above. Designed by Japanese architectural firm A.L.X. Junichi Sampei, this minimalist angular house appears to be an Apple Store at first glance, but it's actually a three-story structure comprised of reinforced concrete frames covered by perforated metal screens to ensure privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


Liberty Walk Aventador

EXE teamed up with Liberty Walk to bring you this amazing Iron Man-inspired Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Featuring Liberty Walk's signature ultra widebody kit, a set of flared wheel arches, custom front bumper/splitter package, extended side skirts, a large rear wing and a cray rear diffuser. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


Armpit Fan

Sure, there are anti-antiperspirants, but if you want something a bit less practical, Thanko's clip-on armpit fan should do the trick. Officially called "Waki no Shita Kura" (translates to Under the Armpit Cooling Device), this small AAA-powered fan clips onto your sleeve and is touted to keep your armpits dry for 5-9 hours, depending on which speed setting used. If you want perpetual cooling, simply connect it to a wall charger or power bank via microUSB. It can also be attached to the front of your shirt for keeping the torso and neck dry. Continue reading for more strange items from Japan you won't believe exist, including a washable smartphone.

Continue Reading


Liberty Walk M4

Japan-based Liberty Walk Performance is known for their outlandish body kits, and this one, for the BMW M4, is definitely no exception. Available in fiberglass ($8,400 USD) or full carbon fiber ($9,900 USD), this kit boasts extended wheel arches, a new trunk spoiler and rear diffuser for enhancing airflow underneath the car. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


Mewgaroo Cat Hoodie

UNIHABITAT's Mewgaroo Hoodie became an internet sensation last year, but now, the company has unveiled a new version, just for the summer. Its made from 100% double-knit cotton, keeping the fabric breathable and comfortable in hot weather, while the integrated cinch pouch can hold up to 15-pounds, perfect for your feline friend(s). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


Mega Cockroach Trap

Cockroaches are one of the few creatures that could possibly survive a nuclear apocalypse, but a team of Japanese researchers wanted to find a less destructive solution to ridding homes of these pests. So, the team at Earth Chemicals created a "mega cockroach trap", or in other words, a platform covered in a highly sticky substance. To test its effectiveness, they filmed a lab coat, an athlete, and a sumo wrestler's fruitless attempts to cross it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly gravity-defying jumpers.

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


Phiaro P75 Cipher

The sleek Phiaro P75 Concept Cipher is a prototype track car inspired by the famous Gundam series. At just 1,310-pounds, it's powered by a mid-mounted 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 142-horsepower @ 6,600 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Click here for more pictures of the P75. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo



Photo credit: Yoshiaki Yamashita

What better way to show off your love of fine automobiles, than with a transparent garage? The Garage Terrace House in Japan was designed with that in mind, and features a row of floor to ceiling windows from the garage to the adjacent kitchen and living area. Other areas of 1,800-square-foot home feature raised timber ceilings and stamped concrete floors. Click here to view the firsat image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving you a first look at Nintendo's Star Fox anime.

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo