Just in stock from Think Geek is the Alien Hunt Alarm Clock ($18.99). It’s not everyday that you find an interactive waker-upper; one that you must shoot with a pistol in order to keep on snoozing. Here’s how it works, via TG’s always witty product copy:
“The greenish egg on the top of this clock may look innocent until it’s time to wake up. When the alarm goes off a alien pops out of the egg with flashing red eyes and beings laughing evilly at you. Pick up the included laser pistol from your bedside table and blast the Alien into oblivion to shut it up.”
We can only imagine that accuracy is key here, so during the trials of missing shot after shot, we might just throw this thing up against the wall. Otherwise, it’s a great invention! The alarm clock comes packaged with the aforementioned pistol and was designed in the UK.
via The Jailbreak
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May 2010 sees the launch of GO Transit's PRESTO initiative, a pre-paid fare system that allows passengers to top up their balance on a Smartcard. From the PRESTO Systems Project,
"The Government of Ontario, GO Transit and nine municipal transit partners in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and in Ottawa, have come together to design, develop and implement a seamless regional transit farecard system.
Using contactless (“Smartcard”) technology, PRESTO will allow customers to ride on any participating transit system without pre-purchasing tickets or having to search for the correct change. The PRESTO card, which is the size of a debit card, will use 'stored-value' in the form of a common electronic purse (e-Purse) for all fare payment transactions.
Customers can tap their PRESTO card as they board a bus or enter a station and the system deducts the fare from their card balance, all within one-eighth of a second."
Tattoo's Steve Gadsden was thrilled to Produce all Sound Design aspects of PRESTO's Audio Branding functions. During the research process, Tattoo initiated on-site testing at Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton and York Region transit points as well as Union Station to ensure effective usability for both passengers and transit workers.
The challenge was to come up with instantly recognizable sounds for the PRESTO purchasing machines, Smartcards themselves and all fare points [including buses and trains]. These sounds had to be instantly recognizable for both positive and negative balance calculations, and to be able to cross language barriers and adverse locations. No matter what their first language is, or where they are, the passenger knows clearly and instantly the status of their account.
For additional info on the PRESTO launch and services, click here.
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I'm still a little sore after Vitalic's show being cancelled at Wrongbar last weekend. But, I've had artists do this to me before and I've forgiven. Here's is his video for "Second Lives". I was surprised that I actually didn't get bored through this video. I was also surprised by a few of the things the actors did in the bathroom stall. To each his own...I guess.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Rivet Gallery just dropped news on their exclusive O-No Sushi figure by Andrew Bell. This mono-esque figure release takes place on March 16th at 12PM EST and will be available at the store and online. Limited to one per customer/household and is limited to only 150 pieces at $35 each.
via Vinyl Pulse
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Reebok has released the second series from its Respect Pack, part of an extensive 20th Anniversary collection. The newest range includes the Pump Omni Lite, Court Victory Pump and the Insta Pump Fury. All models follow a similar color palette and are now available through atmos.