Meet Kodi’s new little buddy: The Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCam

like any single doggy daddy, i feel incredibly guilty leaving my little gal kodi at home all alone every day. sure, i’m paying a doggy’s ransom every month to have a really sweet dog walker come spend a few hours a day with her, but being disconnected from kodi all day still makes me sad…and the simonster does not like to be sad.enter the rovio wi-fi enabled robotic webcam!- view and direct the rovio from any browser, even a cell phone!- 2-way microphones- speaker- LED lighting- automatically returns to base for rechargingfinally a way for me to keep in touch with kodi while i’m gone during the day! i can even talk to her, sing her a lullaby, or scold her for gnawing on the house!will it work?the first version seems a bit buggy, at $300 it ain’t cheap, and i’m dreading the thought of catching my cleaning lady and the painter in flagrante delicto, but i’m excited nonetheless!i’m already envisioning modifications:- beer/wine chiller/carrier- assorted theme-related robot outfits!- longer-travel suspension- NOS!!!- big wheels!- squirt guns!- squirt guns loaded with margarita!- dual 9mm pistols for home defense! (hopefully not to be confused with squirt guns loaded with margarita, although i can totally see how that might happen…)i love the holiday season!!! i’m a sucker for every new gadget of questionable utility that hits the market… 😀



January 16, 2017

Powerful Portraits Capture the History and Masculinity of Mongolian Wrestling

“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.

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January 16, 2017

Life-Saving Poster Uses Lemons to Illustrate Different Signs of Breast Cancer

At first glance, the bright and colorful Know Your Lemons poster may not appear to be dealing with an issue of life or death. A closer look, however, reveals the severity of the situation at hand. Created by the Worldwide Breast Cancer organization, the clever image uses manipulated photos of lemons to illustrate the tell-tale physical signs of breast cancer.

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