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Raising the Bar: 9 Even More Elaborate Proposals

The modern custom of the elaborate public surprise proposal gives us lots of smiles and a few vicarious tears of happiness, even if we wouldn’t want such publicity for ourselves. We’ve posted several lists of them in the past. It’s just lovely to know people in love will go to so much trouble to express [...]

Rocking Chair Charges Your iPad While You Rock

Are you ready to rock? Good. Micasa Lab’s iRock is a rocking chair with a built-in generator, speakers and a dock for an iPad or iPhone: The iRock is a product that explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. Movement is energy and to collect as much of [...]

Introducing the mental_floss iPad App!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of the iPad version of mental_floss magazine! The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get the new issue free as well (thanks, Boeing). If you’ve always thought about giving our magazine a shot, now seems like the perfect time. Download the mental_floss iPad [...]

The Ebook You Have to Travel to Read

Interactive fiction is nothing new — we’ve had it since Choose Your Own Adventure books rolled out. But an ebook available now for the iPhone and iPad is taking interaction to a new level: Readers have to travel to specific locations to unlock portions of the story.  The Silent History is divided into two parts: Testimonials and [...]

Biblical Theme Park Outfits Donkeys with Wi-Fi

For it is written: And the Lord activated the Wi-Fi signal of the ass, and she tweeted unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And so, 3,500 years later, the Kfar Kedem park in northern Israel maintains that tradition by offering visitors a look back into the past while connecting [...]

The Waycooler App By Alex Pardee

(YouTube Link) Do you have a bunch of boring photos sitting around inside your iPad or iPhone (with hopefully more platforms coming soon!), photos that lack tentacles and that ever elusive WTF factor? Then you need Alex Pardee’s Waycooler App! It lets you stick all kinds of stuff on your pictures, making them (surprise!) waaay cooler! It kinda makes [...]

Digg Sold

Once upon a time, the news aggregator site Digg was valued at $160 million. Yesterday, Digg confirmed that the site has been sold to Betaworks for $500,000. Some say the decline of Digg can be traced to the rise of Facebook and Twitter, while others blame mismanagement and a switch to support of sponsors over [...]

True to Her Name, Zelda Loves Gaming

(Video Link) Of course, being a modern kitten, Zelda’s too hip for old NES games. Instead, she prefers the iPad app “Games for Cats.” Via BoingBoing

iKickstand

iKickstand | $11.95 See what’s happening on your tablet or other gadget hands-free with the handy iKickstand from the NeatoShop. And how cool is this -it looks like a bicycle kickstand! It’s compatible with all versions of iPad, including iPad 2 and the new iPad 3, as well as other tablets and e-readers. See all the clever [...]

Beer-Dispensing iPad

(Video Link) I had no idea that iPads could do this! I must buy one immediately. In this video, magician Simon Pierro attaches a spigot to an iPad and uses it to distribute beer to visitors to the Hofbraeuhaus in Munich. -via The Presurfer | Pierro’s Website