Pepsi introduces the Social Vending machine

Pepsi connects to social media via Social Vending machine, a device through which you can send beverage gifts (from Pepsi, obviously) to friends. Equipped with touch-screen interface, the Social Vending machine allows you to buy, gift or redeem a drink, or connect to the Pepsi Refresh Project. By choosing the “gift” option, you are required to choose a drink and input your friend’s phone number, along with an optional video message. They will receive your message with an attached code which permits them to “redeem the gift” at another Social…

The simple yet eye-catching Domino Clock

The Domino Clock is a must-have piece for any domino lover or player of social games who wishes to improve the appearance of their home or office with an ultra-modern system that displays time. Designed by Carbon Design Group from Seattle, the Domino Clock is just a prototype at the moment (but I’m hoping that will change soon). The three wireless pieces come in the classic white dots on a black background, each displaying the hour and minutes. It’s a perfect match for any minimalist interior design. Or if you…

Customize your Book Side Table

Purchase this Custom Stacked Book Side Table to list your favorite books out in the open. And maybe you can impress a few guests during this process. The designer says the table is completely customizable. Just tell him the books you want to present to the world and he will take care of the rest. Ways in which you can show off to your friends include displays of the impressive number of books you had to study for med school, photography for beginners, your favorite comic books or your complete…

Wood Laptop Stand

Soon, everything in our home will be made of wood. Including technology (yes, wireless connections too) I must admit, it’s a cute metaphor, to “get back to your roots”. The idea is very simple but very clever and useful. Instead of placing your laptop on the table where there are “hazardous” liquids lying around, or holding it on your lap where there’s always the risk of dropping it when you move (or if you’re like me and use the laptop itself as a coaster), then you will definitely be interested…

Wooden Engrain Keyboard

Honestly, from afar it looks like a black and white chocolate. Up-close you reveal a very innovative approach on a keyboard. Disregard the usual plastic and choose a wooden experience. The Engrain keyboard was designed by a student in Brooklyn and there were several tests done to establish fabric (including stone and sand). Finally, wood was the best option, for comfort and familiarity. Each key has a different texture and position. This allows your fingers to know their location on the keyboard. A production of these would be just lovely.…

Design Your Fridge with App Magnets

iDevices are rapidly taking over the world. We will soon take deep breaths of iAir. Meanwhile, you can expand your virtual life by matching your fridge to your iPhone display. Just don’t try to dial, that’s too much. You can now pinpoint your sticky notes on the fridge by using 18 different squared little magnets that look like iPhone icons. There’s an app for anything nowadays, so why wouldn’t we take advantage of that? Necessary for any respectable iPhone freak, these app magnets would make a great gift that any…

Entertain Your Breakfast with the Gun Egg Fryer

Freeze! I have a Gun Egg Fryer and I’m not afraid to use it! Who loves eggs and guns? The correct answer is: all men (and some Lara Croft-like women). Use this fryer for a slightly different eating experience. Alter the shape of your fried egg into a classic pistol. Sure, why not? This stainless steel Gun Egg Fryer could be a fun gift for anyone because “honey, sometimes I just wanna blow your brains out”. Don’t forget to leave the safety on! Bullets not included.

The Blackberry PlayBook Release

Research In Motion (RIM) has released the Blackberry PlayBook to compete with Apple’s iPad and other Android based tablets. Things heat up in the hi-tech world. The ultra-thin and portable Blackberry PlayBook features a 7-inch LCD, 1Ghz Dual Core processor, 1Gb RAM, 1080p HD video playback and HDMI output, dual HD cameras (3-megapixels in the front and 5-megapixels in the back) and it weighs less than a pound. Its dark design and angular edges reveal a professional tablet in the competitive industry of cutting-edge hardware. It’s truly a remarkable device.…

Toy Motorcycles Created from Watch Parts

A deviantART user takes old watches apart and creates toy motorcycles. I have to admit, they look pretty damn good. And it’s also an innovative approach to make use of old broken watches. If you take a closer look, you can see crystal, winging knob and stems, a gold watchband and I’m sure there’s more technical detail to it that I’m missing. This could be an excellent piece of art to have in your home. It will certainly start up a few conversations amongst your guests. Maybe the guy plans…

World's Smallest Camera

Technology rises once again to tell us size doesn’t matter. We’re still not convinced but we’ll give it a shot… or take a shot, with the world’s smallest camera (I can finally pass that exam now). This mini camera acts like a high quality digital video recorder and picture camera. It stores everything on a microSD card of 16Gb, at most (free 2Gb) and records 40 minutes of high quality 640 x 480 30FPS video (fully charged).