The Best Camcorders Under $300

by Ryan •

The best camcorders have made leaps and bounds since those clunky plastic units that held a huge VHS tape. Now there’s countless ways to use some of the best camcorders to record video and get it to the masses. And with these best camcorders accepting formats from HDMI, to DVI, to straight to DVD, there is no shortage of flexibility …

1

The Best Digital Voice Recorders for 2010

by Ryan •

Best Digital Voice Recorders_thumb

The best digital voice recorders are chock filled with more features than most users will even need. From students looking to record lectures, to businessmen and women trying to capture a meeting for later reference, digital voice recorders have become more and more useful. Some of the best digital voice recorders even feature MP3 capability, as well as a built-in …

A Unified Meta-Theory Of Design

by Justin Thomas •

A Unified Meta-Theory Of Design combining optimization theory, green design theory, universal theory, design pattern theory, and zen theory. Meta-efficient in 2009.

2

Electric Eel Used To Power Christmas Tree

by Justin Thomas •

In Japan,  there’s an aquarium with an electric eel in it. And the eel’s electrical power is being used to energize the lights on a Christmas tree. It’s clean energy right? Each time the electric eel at the Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium touches a copper wire in its tank, it sends power that lights up globes decking a Christmas tree. …

6

Furoshiki: Traditional Japanese Cloth Wrapping

by Justin Thomas •

A “Furoshiki” is a traditional Japanese cloth used to wrap gifts, clothes, and other goods. Recently this practice has been revived in Japan. The appeal of this form of wrapping is that the cloth is reused for other purposes, and it is an eco-effective technique in this regard. Furoshiki means “bath spread” and it derives from the practice of bundling …

Strange Design: 360 Degree Island Sink

by Justin Thomas •

This curious sink from Elkay has its faucet positioned on an “island” in the center of the sink. Interesting idea — but it seems like the faucet would get in the way of washing. The only advantage we can think of is the 360° access to the faucet. Trendir reviews other curious fixtures for the home like this one. Elkay …

Solar Assisted GPS by Ftech

by Justin Thomas •

This solar powered GPS unit was well reviewed by UberGizmo. GPS units are good match with solar, because they are always being used outdoors, usually during the daytime. The manufacturer says the solar panel increases the battery life by 8-30 hours. See the full review at UberGizmo.

New Hydrodynamic Surfboard Fin

by Justin Thomas •

The H-2 is an advanced surfboard fin, that is designed for hydrodynamic efficiency, and better speed and manoeuvrability of surfboards. It features a specially-designed fin geometry and is constructed with an ultralight, flexible material. It was designed by Surf Hardware, and was awarded the 2005 Australian Design Award. Yanko Design has more information. They also have many other intriguing products …