There have been a few different varieties of electronic cigarettes knocking around recently, but Nicocig is the only one which is available from pharmacies, and is largest and official supplier of electronic cigarettes in the UK. I have a few friends that smoke, or who have been trying to get their partners to quit smoking, and they’d asked if these cigarette alternatives are any good. Have to say they seem rather impressive.
They were demoing it to me, and if your someone with a partner that smokes and can’t stand the smell, this could be a great compromise. Nicocig’s are better for the smoker, and the people around them. The Nicocig pretty much looks like a normal cigarette. The user inhales exactly the same why as he would when smoking ordinary cigarettes, however the ‘smoke’ that is exhaled is not smoke, but odourless harmless condensation.
Nicocig‘s don’t contain tar, tobacco, or any of the other 4000 chemicals that go into your average normal ciggy,Â just nicotine.
They’re also cheaper than normal cigarettes, and (as using an electronic cigarette is not smoking tobacco), electronic cigarettes are not prohibited by the smoking ban! So not more standing outside in the rain when you want to smoke.
Hop on over to Nicocig’s Website for more on electronic cigarettes.
In a return to our occasional series ‘Stuff Built By People With Way to Much Time on Their Hands‘, i give you the Portal Gun from the Valve’s brilliant game, Portal!
Emily, the recipient of the gun explains, “My boyfriend made this ASHPD for me for my upcoming Aperture Science Test Subject costume. It lights up both blue and orange along the tube and in the barrel, and the prongs light up red as long as the gun is on.”
Her boyfriend goes on to say “I tried to get the weathering as accurate to the gun in-game as possible. The idea here is that this gun has gone through Aperture labs several times by various test subjects, and probably has some mileage on it.”
Excellent work Emily’s boyfriend, you deserve some cake.
Apple introduces the MacBook Wheel, a revolutionary new laptop that replaces the keyboard with a giant scroll wheel! Keyboards are sooo 2008!
(I love theonion.com)
I just love this. I suppose it could be seen as slightly cruel to record it and put it on the net, but still very funny.
“My friend Amanda had never seen a whole Star Wars film. When I asked her if she wanted to watch the original trilogy she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. So I took out my voice recorder and asked her to start from the top.”
No, that’s not Photoshopped… That’s a Kite in the shape of a cursor! Genius!
” The WindFire Cursor is a work of art, both as a concept and a performance. A flying sculpture and social commentary. Like a magic act, the visual simplicity comes at the cost of considerable behind-the-scenes complexity… …Quad-line control, asymmetrical framing, nearly invisible hand-formed stainless fittings, and opposed-bow tensioning for the sail make this incredible kite look digitally pasted right into the sky.”
Designed by Tim Elverston as part of WindFire Design‘s new OS Series. More info at WindFire’s site.
Well, okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but this is still insanely cool, and going on my 2009 WANT list…
The Force Trainer
The Force Trainer contains a brainwave sensing headset which allows the user to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower using only the power of the mind! “Star Wars sound effects and audio clips emitted from the base unit “cue you in to progress to the next level (from Padawan to Jedi) or when to move the sphere up or down to keep challenging yourself.” Frank Adler of toymaker Uncle Milton Industries.
The Force Trainer is just one of a whole bunch of ‘mind controlled’ games due out this year such as Mattel’s Mind Flex system.