Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Hey look, a real-life "Serendipity" story!
- Forget about ordering pizza delivery -- now you can 3D-print a pie at home.
- NASA funds attempt at 3D food printer for pizza.
- Brightest Flashlight Android app slammed for lying to users.
- Yes, those free health apps are sharing your data with other companies.
- Want to text and walk? New cell phone says no.
I'm guessing you usually make or order a pizza like the cavemen used to do it. That's so yesterday. Start-up company Natural Machines is now tempting our tummies with a 3D-printed pizza made using its working prototype Foodini food printer.
Natural Machines shared a four-step photo collage of the pizza being made. It starts with the Foodini piping dough down in a tight spiral. This phase of the process isn't exactly tummy-rumbling due to the less-than-attractive look of the dough. The next step involves a spiral of bright red sauce. … Read more
When most people lose a dog, they put up posters, call the local animal shelters, and perhaps post an ad on Craigslist. Reddit contributor p1percub turned to the massive online community earlier this week and posted to the Houston subreddit with a plea for help.
Jack the pit/lab mix got away from p1percub, ran into the street, was hit by a truck, and took off at a pace the redditor couldn't keep up with. She posted an Imgur photo that generated nearly 40,000 views. Local redditors got busy sharing the image around, creating a digital dragnet for the lost pooch.… Read more
It all started as a joke. For April Fools' Day 2012, ThinkGeek unveiled the Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie, a nonexistent product that allowed the wearer to cast spells with LED lights and sound effects. Enough customers expressed a deep desire to own the real deal to spur the company into making it an actual garment.
The $120 hoodie is kitted out with a speaker box, 32 multicolored LEDs, and an accelerometer. The whole thing is powered by six AA batteries. Those electronic bits are removable for washing.… Read more
For the past few years, DigitalGlobe has been snapping high-resolution shots of Earth from its constellation of satellites, picking the most interesting ones, and asking the public to help select its image of the year.
This year the company gave CNET access to the 20 nominees, which show our planet at its most awesome, weird, and wacky.… Read more
iPhone users apparently will have yet another game controller to add to their arsenal.
Seen in a series of photos tweeted by Evleaks, the Razer Kazuyo will offer a wraparound case that turns your iPhone into a lean, mean gaming machine. The photos reveal a design similar to iPhone game controllers offered by Logitech and Moga.
The controller sports four action buttons on the right and an arrow button on the left. The iPhone can also be tilted to give you a better view of the action.
We all need guidance.
There are too many pressures on us and we often fail to find our way.
Conan O'Brien understands this. It's just one of the reasons that he's such an average LinkedIn influencer.
So he's decided to guide Google Glass wearers by introducing the Google Glass Helper.
This isn't just the voice in your ear. It's the face in your eye.
The minute you say: "OK Glass. Help" the Helper is there to make your life more complete.
If you're hungry, he recommends restaurants. If you're having … Read more
A British teen recently dropped $735 on what he thought was an Xbox One Day One special edition on eBay. Unfortunately, he chose to ignore the item description specifying the auction was for a photo of the console, not the actual console. He was upset when the photo, and not a console, arrived in the mail.
That teen will be getting his money back thanks to eBay stepping in and calling the auction misleading. What the seller did was scammy, though plenty of people have called the teen out for not heeding the warning signs and plunking down his money … Read more
We've all been there -- out and about and fast losing gadget power without an easily accessible charging solution. This week's prize is here to rescue you and your gear from powerlessness.
The Powerocks Magicstick is a compact, lightweight 2,800mAh battery that you can put in a pocket or toss in a purse or backpack. A single USB port and included Micro-USB-to-USB cable let you easily charge a variety of devices -- smartphones, e-readers, cameras, and more. … Read more