The geniuses at ThinkGeek have a new one: the spycam T-shirt. The Electronic Spy Camera Shirt ($39.99) pulls a Purloined Letter by placing the camera's lens in the silkscreened shirt's camera lens. The shirt is a Bond send-up ("From Tokyo with Love").
The camera shoots still images at 640 by 480 pixels, and can hold up to 150 color photos. A remote control vibrates when you press the button, and you plug the camera in via USB to download images. You can remove the electronics in order to wash the shirt. I tried ThinkGeek's Wi-Fi Detector Shirt ($19.99) a few years ago, and it did get a wee bit hot and sticky in there.
After retweeting Laughing Squid Scott Beale's blog entry about the shirt, the immediate response from a friend? "Ooo, I bet the TSA will LOVE that one." The naked full-body scan would be particularly entertaining, I'm sure.
ThinkGeek was on the receiving end of a lovely write-up in Wired magazine a few weeks ago, in which it was revealed how many tens of millions of dollars a year the firm makes, in significant part from weird crap we love and caffeinated products.
The geeks who think will soon be releasing a real version of their pretend Canned Unicorn Meat--a product made entirely of unobtainium, despite the National Pork Board's concern. Wired says of the upcoming product, "open the lid and you'll find bits and pieces of plush unicorns designed to look as though they've been through the abattoir." Think of it as a sort of cognitive dissonance unicorn chaser.
For amateur astronomers, tonight is an exciting night.
Matt Ritchie makes “slumps” — whimsical artwork of popular characters slumped over as if falling asleep or theatrically dejected by their latest mishap. Up top are the heroes of Star Wars, who have perhaps just learned that Disney has no plans to remaster the original theatrical release. Here’s the Justice League, reading reviews of the […]
Toy inventor Bob Knetzger alerted me to the new officially licensed Misty Copeland doll from Mattel, makers of Barbie. It has a “new ‘ballerina body’ sculpt, which in this case means large calves,” says Bob. “This adds another body type to the new line of Barbie bodies.”
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]