Makita may not be synonymous with coffee makers, but the CM501D aims to change that. This followup to the DCM500 (above) is powered by rechargeable Li-ion batteries that powers the company's cordless power tools, and when fully charged, can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee. Currently, the teal or crimson red models are only available in Japan, priced at $112. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Stock photos are nothing new or special, but sometimes, you'll come across gems that make you look twice, like this image of someone typing through a laptop display while a cat sits nearby. On a similar note, did you know that newspapers and magazines were first able to reproduce photographs instead of line art in the mid-1880s with the invention of the half-tone and its use on a printing press? That's right, stock photography started with staff photographers, and eventually, independent free-lance photographers took over. One of the first examples of a stock photo was circa 1920 when American photographer H. Armstrong Roberts ensured the people photographed in "Group in Front of Tri-Motor Airplane" all signed model releases. Continue reading for more bizarre stock photos.
Dr. Peter Neff, along with a few other scientists, decided to do an experiment and drop a small piece of ice 90-meters down a borehole on Taylor Glacier, an Antarctic glacier about 54-kilometers long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land into the western end of Taylor Valley, north of the Kukri Hills, to see what would happen. They discovered that it made a very cartoon-like sound effect when it reached the bottom. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Amazon Echo owners are being creeped out after their devices started laughing without being prompted, after asking it to fulfill the simple tasks. One user was greeted with an 'evil laugh' after asking Alexa AI to turn the lights off, but not before she attempted to turn them back on. What does Amazon have to say: "We're aware of this and working to fix it." continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Auto fanatic Jimmy Bullet has just built an electric car unlike any other, as it packs a Tesla Model S P85D electric motor and the battery pack sourced from a Chevrolet Volt, into a first-generation Honda Accord. Not many technical specifications have been released, but the suspension appears to be from an off-road vehicle, while the 0-60 time is a reported 2.7-seconds. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.
Sure, some products are more geared towards females or males, but others really don't need to be gendered, like the radio-controlled plane above. Unfortunately (or fortunately), toys are just the tip of the iceberg for pointlessly gendered products, as you'll also find ear plugs, toothpaste, bath bombs, bibs, and even a bible. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Apple Park, the company's new Silicon Valley "spaceship" headquarters, is a marvel of architecture and design, as Apple's design chief, Jony Ive, led its creation. However, there's one problem...distracted employees keep walking into the building's stunning glass walls and doors. That's right, there's so much glass that even closed doors caused injuries where emergency services had to be called. Continue reading for a drone video of the campus and more information.
A woman from Dongguan, China, decided to climb into an x-ray machine at a train station to protect her luggage, and promptly became an internet sensation when the headline hit the news. Apparently, she was transporting a lot of money, so when staff at Dongguan East Railway Station required her bags be put through the machine for scanning, she went in as well. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
Just when you thought novelty gadgets couldn't get any stranger, "Pop it Pal" surfaces. It's basically a rubber slab that comes in two colors and spews artificial "all organic" pus when you pop a pimple. It gets even weirder, as you can also buy refill bottles of the fake pus on the website for near endless fun. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Sure, there's also a red Ferrari 360 limousine in the UK, but this yellow version is one-of-a-kind, and unfortunately, it failed to find a new home via an eBay auction. While this modified 2003 specimen with 31,801 miles didn't meet its $95,000 reserve, it does offer seating for up to seven passengers inside its stretched chassis. Other features include: suicide doors, retractable sunroofs, flat-screen displays, party lights, privacy windows, a new sound system and lots of leather trim. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.