Technology, and the advancements thereof…
Never fails to fascinate me.
Butt sometimes (you’ll get the pun in a sec), it’s just so very pointless!
[via Gizmodo] A Majestic Bench That Records Your A** Heat
You! You’re full of body heat. Your blood is boiling. Maybe just figuratively. But you’re not just a pile of molecules, you’re throbbing with vitality. This bench by Australian designer Jay Watson shows it to the world. Thermochromatic a**print.
It’s a handsome modern bench set, sure, but the thermochromatic coating is why we care. Any body part that touches the surface will change its color, leaving a mark behind. From the photos, this looks cool and frankly kind of gross. [Pause Art] [Read More]
THIS (below), however?
Not pointless at ALL.
[via The Blaze] The Detonator is an all electric bike based on the design by Daniel Simon, the designer of the Light Cycles for “Tron: Legacy,” and manufactured by Parker Brothers Choppers. Wired has more on the bike’s specs:
It’s got a 30-inch front wheel and dual 96 volt electric motors in the hub of the 27 inch rear wheel. The e-bike is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charges in an hour when plugged into a 110 volt outlet. Parker Brothers estimates the bike has a 80-100 mile range when fully charged, and it’s been bench tested to a 120 mph top speed.
According to Simon’s website, his original design for the Detonator motorcycle is a “plasma-combustion street cruiser exclusively for non-human droids, able to bend their legs opposite way.
The design of the bike was tailored towards their unusual proportions, although occasionally human models were used to pose with stationary bikes.” The Parker Brothers version will cost you $100,000. [Read More]
Brummm-brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum!
$100,000 for an electric motorcycle?
Just look at that thing *pets the screen*…
Technology is so pretty, isn’t it?
As for being ‘pointless’…
Bite. Your. Tongue!