China’s Tianmen Mountain has a Glass Skywalk

Some of you might remember when we covered the Edge Walk at Toronto’s CN Tower, which is something for thrill seekers. There, you can walk on the edge of a 1,168 foot tower on a line.
Now there is an excellent attraction made for those who want a little thrill in their tour, and it is 4 times higher at 4,700 feet. This is a glass skywalk located on the side of Tianmen mountain in Zhangjiajie, and there is a video after the break if you want to see it for yourself.
This is a terrific way to get some “breathtaking views of the mountains”, and I am not talking about just underneath the sidewalk. By the way, these sidewalks are 2.5 inches thick, so there isn’t a way you are going to fall through, no matter how much jumping you will do. Unless someone brings one of those rings that can shatter glass, like in Die Another Day.

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Origami Baby Stroller can fold by itself

In Up in the Air, George Clooney advises his protege not to follow someone with a stroller through airport security, as he has “never seen a stroller that has taken less than thirty minutes to take down”. That is an exaggeration, but as someone who once purchased a folding stroller, that is about how long it took me to learn how to fold one.
Fortunately, the 4moms Shop has come up with a way to do a self-folding stroller that transforms in a way reminiscent of The Transformers. There is a video after the jump, and I am surprised that I don’t hear the wha-chut-chat sounds of transforming from the old cartoon that made their way into the Michael Bay movies.

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Take smarter videos with your smart phone with Mobislyder

One of the problems with shooting video with your phone is that a phone was never really designed with that purpose in mind. Moving shots in movies and television are often done with tracks and pivots, in order to avoid that shaky feeling that comes from unsteady hands.
Now smartphones have the Mobislyder, which is a portable dolly designed for small video enabled devices. It requires a lot less set up than professional video equipment.
There is a video of the Mobislyder in action after the jump. As you can see, it can be placed on any surface with its glider track and a swivel for many angles.

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iMobifone hits the US

It goes without saying that even though there are reports of cell phone radiation being a possibility of a cancer risk, no one is going to ditch their handsets anytime soon. After all, the phone has already turned into an indispensable everyday tool, where it holds your wallet (for some countries that have systems which support a mobile wallet idea), not to mention is your calculator, pedometer, carries your grocery store list, tells you the weather, stashes your email, and many more – it really depends on the kind of apps that you install on the handset.
Having said that, surely you would have spent far more time on your smartphone than you would have on a regular feature phone (which was the only choice back then, really) back in, say, 1995. Well, if you still have some second thoughts about whether you might just grow another appendage due to the amount of time spent talking on your latest Android smartphone, then perhaps it is time you checked out the iMobifone.

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Verbatim Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for tablets

Tablets have certainly come a long way since they were first introduced, and became truly mainstream with the introduction of the iPad from Apple, but while there are many pros to the presence of a tablet in your life, there is still one major con that tablet manufacturers, even the almighty Apple, have yet to solve. That is, the issue with not having a keyboard for you to type in all your thoughts compared to tapping on the screen and using a virtual keyboard, which tends to take plenty of time to get used to, and even so, it is not that accurate after all.
Verbatim, a name that used to be associated with floppy discs back in the 1980s and early 1990s, is also in the hardware and accessories business just in case you were wondering. The company has in fact rolled out its latest creation that will target those who own tablets – coming in the form of the Verbatim Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard. We will take a look and see what it offers right after the jump.

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Glass keyboard and mouse: Handle with Care

Kickstarter certainly has a lot of terrific things that I would love to see on the market, and this one looks like something that Apple would try to put out.
This is designed by Jason Giddings, and it uses Frustated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR) technology with an embedded camera to pick up infrared light reflected off the inside walls. I’m not certain what that means, but it is to insure the device knows where you are tapping.
By the way, the software that was developed for these particular devices is open source, which means you can have some serious user manipulation going on this. Also, this glass keyboard comes with a glass mouse, which you can see after the jump.

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All I want for Christmas is the Toyota Fun-Vii

Toyota has created one of the ultimate concept cars, and like most concept cars, I doubt there will be many copies of this on the road.
This is the Fun-Vii, and it is the best combination of a smartphone and a car that doesn’t end with a flattened mobile device. In case you can’t tell by this picture, the Fun-Vii has touch-sensitive displays that can show all sorts of colors, patterns, or photos.
I suppose that a good use for the Fun-Vii now would be as a roving billboard. Sort of like the ones that peruse the Las Vegas strip, but the Fun-Vii would have moving images on it.

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A DIY Privacy Monitor I could use in public

The site Instructables generally has some terrific DIY projects that you can try at home, and this one is definitely up there with one of their greatest.
As you can see in the image and the video after the jump, it is essentially making a monitor that only a special set of glasses can see. What Instructables user diimovi did was disassemble a monitor, remove the polarizing film, and then glue a cutout made from this film to a pair of 3D glasses, the types that you get at movie theaters and have to return at the end of the film.
Too bad I don’t really have any electronics that I can try this out on. Occasionally, I like to do work at the library or a coffee shop, and I am a little concerned about the information people might see on my computer.

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