Gadgettes 186: The 'what if all our oil leaks into the ocean?' episode (podcast)

With all that oil gushing out of the hole in the Earth, we have to ask ourselves this question. And if this happens, what then? Well, flying cars and pedal powered Porsches, obviously. Even Eli, our special guest, knows that!

With all that oil gushing out of the hole in the Earth, we have to ask ourselves this question. And if this happens, what then? Well, flying cars and pedal powered Porsches, obviously. Even Eli, our special guest, knows that!

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EPISODE 186

Rocket car blasts off on Coke and Mentos

Personal electric mini-plane could fly by 2013 (thanks Frontline!)

Audi ‘travolution’ syncs cars to traffic lights, saves fuel

Pedal-powered Porsche is world’s lightest, slowest

Firefox plug-in blacks out BP across the Web

BP Global PR

If It Was My Home

Nuking the oil spill: a crazy idea that’s building steam

What a Concept
Awesome cellphone design wins spot in a blockbuster movie

What the hell? (or maybe tool time)
Inflatable lap support for notebooks

Hello Kitty Watch
Hello Kitty Halogen headlight

Pretty
Underfull Tablecloth

E-MAIL
Dear Gadgettes (and Jason),

In reference to last week’s episode on containers for hot beverages, have any of you tried the “”Thermos 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Backpack Bottle?”" I know it’s not a mug but as a current owner of said product, I think it might fit the bill for what you are searching for.

It can be opened and closed with a single hand but also has a latch to prevent accidental opening.
Insulation is great as the contained liquid usually stays scalding hot for 8 hours or more.
Lastly, secure grip of the thermos is possible with the contoured neck (very important for not spilling aforementioned scalding liquid on oneself).

Love the show,

The UC Davis undergraduate listener.


Hey Gadgettes...
Almost exactly one year ago in Episode 139, "The Summer Episode," you talked about the Diesel "Freak of Nature" watch, and how the three of you *hated* it. I believe some of the comments included:
• "Indescribably bad." (Molly)
• "As stupid as it sounds." (Kelly)
• "A novelty joke watch." (Jason)
Well, as much as I respect your opinions, I just couldn't bring myself to agree with you. I thought the watch was pretty sweet. I'm not really a "watch" guy, but there was something about it that I just really, really liked. I actually thought about buying it, but I procrastinated, and eventually I forgot about it.
Until about a month ago, that is. The subject of watches came up in a discussion with some friends, and I immediately thought about the Freak of Nature. This time I didn't wait. I ordered one that day! A few days later it arrived, and I've worn it every day since. I have never received so many comments and compliments (yes, COMPLIMENTS) on a watch before! Everyone has said how cool and unique they thought it was, and several people have asked where they can get one. (I suppose those that didn't say anything were horrified into silent rage, but I'd like to think they just haven't seen it yet. Although given how frakking huge the thing is that seems unlikely.)
Anyway, I just thought you'd find this interesting. Feel free to mock me. I know I have the coolest watch in the room, no matter what you say ;-) And despite the fact that we disagreed this time, I still love the show. Keep up the good work!
-Gary (from Houston)

 

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