Thursday, October 22, 2009

under $10 webcam

I got a cheap webcam from a small supermarket today because they had a special price 9.90 Turkish Lira (about 6.75 USD).

It is the art1300t webcam from artes and features a built in microphone, 10x digital zoom, face tracking, some tacky frame effects and reasonable basic picture quality.

A picture of the webcam box (it is tricky to capture a picture of a camera with the same camera) with the Magnify Special Effect Frame

Monday, October 12, 2009

Need a part-time balcony?

This fold out balcony from Bloomframe morphs from a window to a balcony. These innovative building components are now in production and available in a variety of colors and materials as well as custom designs to match new and existing buildings.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The quirky world of "manspaces"

A TED talk from Sam Martin about custom built man hangouts.

Check out too the LifeHacker featured workspaces.