As technology manufacturers continue to design products that blend more naturally into the decor, some are taking the concept to an extreme--so much so that the items aren't even recognizable at all. Take the new voice-activated answering machine from Hammacher Schlemmer, for example. The idea behind the device is admirable, activated by the simple phrase "answering machine" and responding to 15 voice commands including "play new" and "set volume." We're just not exactly sure about the design; is there some reason it needs to look like a sushi plate? It's not the worst look in the world, but we doubt the machine would fare too well if soy sauce were poured on it by accident.
Google's next project: Making Robots
We can't wait to see what the first "Google Bot" will be like. The Nexus 5 gets an update, and make it snow on Google+!