QFO Unboxing and First Flight

Got this as a present for Father’s Day. Pretty cool!

Personal Transport

Talking about the future and Star Trek, here’s one tech that might bring us closer to flying personal transports:

Unlike the rocket pack once worn by Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball – which usually has a flight time of no longer than a minute – the Martin Jetpack has more juice in it, allowing the user at least 30 minutes of flight at a distance of 8,000 feet.

Via Likecool.

Engineering the USS Enterprise

We just saw JJ Abram’s “re-imagined” Star Trek, and it was totally awesome! So awesome, in fact, that Mrs. ‘toy and I watched it twice in as many days! Everyone’s raved about how they liked the story line, the actors and the characters. I’m all for that, but as I’m always on the look-out for a realistic portrayal of tech and stuff even in a purely SciFi movie, I’ll share one observation with regard to ship design on this current Star Trek adventure.

NCC-1701, or the USS Enterprise, has undergone several iterations over the years. And while Enterprise has gone from the plasticky looking starship of the 60’s to the computer-rendered leviathan of pre-JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, only the JJ Abrams’ Enterprise sought to portray the interior of Enterprise for what it is – a ship (much like today’s sailing vessels) with lots of support girders, gangways, ladders, crawlspaces and, the one thing that any ship would probably never run out of, pipes and tubes. I always thought the engineering section of all previous Enterprise iterations as being too sleek and “clean” – I don’t mean that engineering should be a grimy, oil- and soot-filled department, but I can’t image it being spacious and sleek just because it’s in the future. Space on any ship, including luxury liners and yatchs, is always a premium, even more so in engineering. And I suspect that such a situation will still prove true even in a Star Trek future.

The Next Thing

First, there was Sqeezable Bacon. Now, it’s Meatcards – your contact details seared on beef jerky with the use of a laser. 

meatcards

That should get your message across, unless, of course, you’re vegan.

Via Uncrate

Best Clock EVER!

Can somebody put this in production, PLEEAASE!

Star Trek ClockStar Trek Clock

Via io9

What will they think of next?!

Squeezable bacon. That has got to be the nutiest thing I have ever heard. What’s next, squeezable lechon?

At least, it hasn’t got any preservatives and is reportedly as healthy as as the real thing (because it’s made from the real thing). Okay, so it’s not THAT healthy…

squeezable-baconVia Likecool.

Early Review for Star Trek

One man’s early  review of J.J. Abram’s re-imagined Star Trek Movie. Can’t wait to see it next week!

 

Via CrunchGear