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Most consumer IoT devices we've come across are made out of dull plastic, so excuse us for getting a bit excited over these porcelain smart mugs and vases at IDF in Shenzhen. Yes, porcelain, courtesy of Chinese ODM Thread Technology who's integrated Intel's tiny Edison computer module into these w...

April 9th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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For most of us, high-speed image capture, say 120 or 240 frames per second, is enough to get a good look at stuff happening in the blink of an eye -- like a water droplet hitting the ground or a Bichon Frisé snagging his favorite ball. For faster subjects, industrial-strength high-speed cam...

December 4th 2014 at 9:20pm 0 Comments
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Upset over the cancellation of BlizzCon 2012 and looking to drown your sorrows in a massive cup adorned with one of your favorite Warcraft characters? Blizzard is teaming up with ampm to promote World of Warcraft cups featuring Arthas, Kil'jaedan, Illidan, and Deathwing. We don't have a release d...

January 26th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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OK, not really, but Canon was indeed giving out these novelty coffee mugs -- in the shape of an EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens -- at the Winter Olympic's press center, and here's Microsoft's Josh Weisberg (Director of Rich Media Group) showing off his swag to the whole world. Yes, we're just a bit enviou...

March 4th 2010 at 7:49pm 0 Comments
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The Animal Crossing merchandising explosion continues. Soon you will be able to outfit your house only with things that bear Tom Nook's smug face.The latest cash-in is this series of Animal Crossing cups. They come in pairs featuring related characters, like the set with Mable and Sable above, and...

July 6th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're kicked back enjoying a cup of brew from your recently purchased Melitta ME1MSB coffeemaker, but just can't stop wishing your cold, uninspired coffee mug was a tad warmer on your palms, Williams-Sonoma has your solution. For folks who just need one more gizmo taking up space in the kitchen...

November 27th 2006 at 10:12pm 0 Comments