Novelty foods are all the rage. Just look at the cronut craze that hit New York earlier this fall, with fans shelling out upward of $100 and waiting hours in line for a taste of the new twist on the breakfast staple.
Now, a British foodie has unveiled what might become the next cronut: glow-in-the-dark ice cream.
To create the glowing treat, inventor and entrepreneur Charlie Francis, founder of the Lick Me I'm Delicious ice cream company, synthesized the protein that gives jellyfish their glow. It's similar to the way that scientists produced glowing bunnies earlier this year. … Read more
A team has been assembled to transport us into a future filled with the fantastical visions of Tony Stark's doppelganger. That's right, folks -- Elon Musk's loopy Hyperloop concept is going to be built. Well, a prototype at least, and perhaps in as little as 18 months, but there's reason to be skeptical.
This week, a new company officially emerged from the shadows, complete with the bland Acme-esque sort of name you'd expect from an "Iron Man" comic: "Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc." It will be led by Marco Villa, formerly of Musk's SpaceX, and Patricia Galloway, an executive who comes with experience and connections in the worlds of business, politics, and science. The startup has set up shop on crowdfunding site JumpStartFund, where it also published a project timeline that culminates in the demonstration of a prototype Hyperloop in the first quarter of 2015.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Finally, the Google Nexus 5 is here...unless you're on Verizon.
- Android 4.4 KitKat brings a little OS equality.
- Google to Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners: No KitKat for you.
- Those comics in your basement are probably worthless.
Matt Hornbuckle and Kirk Keel have had it with ill-fitting men's shirts, and they're taking matters into their own hands.
The co-founders of New Jersey-based e-commerce startup Stantt want long-sleeve button-ups to move past the limits of generic small, medium, and large sizes and into the realm of the customized perfect fit. So they've launched a Kickstarter campaign that promises to deliver casual shirts that "fit like they're tailored for you."
"You know that feeling of putting on your favorite suit? That empowered, I feel f'ing awesome feeling? We want you to feel that great every day in everything you wear, and the first step to that is an amazing fit," reads the description for Stantt's campaign.
From whence does that fit come? From technology. … Read more
After a week of intense interest in what Google has been building on barges in the San Francisco Bay and in Maine's Casco Bay, the mystery may well be over: The tech giant is developing a reconfigurable, invite-only showroom for Google X-related projects and products.
According to a report from CBS' San Francisco affiliate KPIX, Google has been working on the project for more than a year, and the plan is to make the showroom movable and also capable of being taken apart and reassembled as needed. The idea is that elements of it could be on the water … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Woman gets ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving.
- Mercedes integrates navigation system with Google Glass.
- Coming soon to a Google Glass near you: Mono earbuds!
- Motorola unveils Project Ara for custom smartphones.
- Book encodes modern culture into binary patterns as time capsule for the future.
- Pax by Ploom: a more elegant smoking device for a civilized age.
Google's mystery project on a barge in the San Francisco Bay, which has piqued the interest of media the world over, sits in limbo day after day, in full view of anyone close enough to see it.
Last week, CNET was first to report ties between Google and the structure, a four-story-tall building made from shipping containers that sits mostly covered in scaffolding and dark netting on a stationary barge alongside Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the San Francisco Bay.
CNET was also first to report the connection between the San Francisco project and a very similar … Read more
Google Glass wearers may want to think twice before wearing their high-tech specs behind the wheel, at least in California.
Cecilia Abadie said she was ticketed by a police officer for wearing Google Glass while driving through the sunny West Coast state. The exact line as written on the ticket said: "Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass)."
Abadie said the actual law tells drivers not to "drive a vehicle equipped with a video monitor, if the monitor is visible to the driver and displays anything other than vehicle information global mapping displays, external media player (MP3), or satellite radio information."… Read more