Designer Nanette Lepore has begun testing interactive mirrors in her department at Bloomingdale's in New York. The mirrors are high-resolution digital screens that project digital outfits for potential buyers. The resulting image is then forwarded to a webpage where friends or the public can view and rate the outfit. It's a good effort to ride the social networking wave, but it's absolutely going to fail. Shopping with girlfriends is a social experience that can't be replaced with a computer. Plus I already invented an interactive mirror. You punch it when you're angry and then your fist bleeds. It's genius.
Roger Ibars has designed a gun operated alarm clock that you have to keep shooting until it turns off. Right now it's just a hack made from a retro gaming light gun and a vintage digital clock radio, but I would buy this in a second if it became retail. You'd get the satisfacti... / Continue →
The Zenum Organum is a music player in development that has a 1.8" color display and can hold 2GB of music and pictures. There aren't any visible controls, although it's ridiculously sleek looking and actually makes the iPod look dull. It's like they traveled into the future an... / Continue →
Konka's Magic Mirror LCD TV is a TV that includes a camera so when not used as a display it can "reflect" whatever is in front of it. I'm not entirely sure how that's better than an actual mirror or what makes it "magic," but at least they had the good sense to cover it in leap... / Continue →