Would you wear a skirt made out of Nokia phones?
Setting aside our cynicism for a moment, designer Fyodor Golan has come up with reasonably interesting “feature” on his Lumia skirt: the phones’ screens change colour and shimmer in a unified way when the wearer moves; a special app uses the handsets’ location data to synchronise the movements and the shimmering.Nokia, who collaborated with Golan and creative design house Kin on the skirt, call it a step in exploring “the possibilities of smart technology and fashion coming together”. We call it “probably really uncomfortable to wear”.
[Source: Luxury Launches]
Oculus Rift puts gamers in Flappy Bird’s feathers
Using the Oculus Rift VR headset, gamers can get a, er, bird’s eye view of the side-scrolling flap ‘em up: rather than watch as we guide a hapless bird fly into pipes again and again, we now fly into those pipes ourselves. In 3D. If that’s not some kind of metaphor for life right there, we don’t know what is. Click the image above to see a gif of it in action.Should you possess an Oculus Rift and a masochistic streak, you can get hold of Floculus Bird here (it’s free).
Yum! This 3D printer makes snacks out of mashed-up insects
Yes, you read that right: snacks made out of creepy crawlies that have been pulped into a substance that can be pumped through a 3D printer’s nozzle and made into intricate shapes. Insects are high in protein and important minerals, you see, and many predict that with meat due to become an expensive rarity in the not-too-distant future, bug-paste could prove an important food source.
The problem? Most people don’t like the idea of eating insects. And pretty-looking 3D printed creations made of insect flour and water are somewhat more palatable than a plateful of sauteed crickets. But don’t expect to be chewing on shaped bug snacks particularly soon: the substance will probably find a use as animal feed in the medium term while food regulators get their heads around the idea.
[Source: 3D Printer]
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