Ratio Eight , an eight-cup brewer with a cantilevered top and base made of aluminum with a nickel-plated finish, buttressed by sleek Oregon black walnut. Ration is a simple one-button design, with automatically programmed temperature, time, and water dispensing variables. It can make up to 40oz of brewed coffee, or as little as 16, with settings auto-adjusted based on the amount of water in Ratio’s tank. The brewer uses a magnet to detect if its custom carafe is in place; this carafe can fit Chemex paper or Able Kone metal filters, and will come with an attractive, distinctive cork base.
An owl could look scholarly if he "wears" your glasses. Using a single piece of wood, Indian Fair Trade artisans hand carve the richly finished owl, making him a charming piece of decor on his own or when rocking your signature specs. A small hook in the back keeps your glasses right where you left them, eliminating the daily blurry-eyed search for your favorite frames.
Switch($90 Amazon link) is the modular pocket knife. It comes with 12 easily interchangeable attachments that perform 16 distinct functions and can be mixed, matched, and customized to suit your particular MacGyvering skillset. "Comes with: blade, wood saw, serrated blade, bottle opener/flathead screwdriver, micro flathead screwdriver, micro Phillips screwdriver, file, Phillips screwdriver, pliers, scissors, LED flashlight, and mirror/tweezer/pick/pen"
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can...but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him. In theaters April 17, 2014.
The Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in Zurich has developed a cube that can stand on its own corner without any outside help. The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner.
Tom BetGeorge writes: "This is my first year decorating and this is my first sequence ever. I built almost everything from scratch using wood and acrylic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont) hence the massive instruments! The guitar is 17', the piano is 19' and the drums are standard. About 6,000 channels running around 70,000 lights. Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark, California! "