Air-Conditioned Pants May be the Most Over-Engineered Garment, Ever

It's hot as hell outside, these days, and it's pretty much unfuckingbearable to endure. Which may be why it took me an embarrassingly long amount of time—a few minutes, in this case, is a few minutes too many—to come back down to Earth and realize that pants with their own built-in A/C are not as brilliant as my… » 7/17/12 12:30am 7/17/12 12:30am

This Is How Office Assistants In Tiny Shorts Fight Freezing Summertime …

I came today to Gawker's office—under 95º heat and 95% humidity—to find Julia, our brilliant office assistant, typing inside a Slanket, hiding her shorter-than-short shorts. My first reaction: "What the hell are you doing?" Her explanation was good. » 8/17/09 4:40pm 8/17/09 4:40pm

Greencore Semi-Solar-Powered Units Use Both the Sun and the Grid

AC manufacturer Greencore has come up with a long-awaited solution to the inherent problem » 8/16/08 1:00pm 8/16/08 1:00pm in solar-powered air conditioning units-solar panels are still not efficient enough to power the energy-gobbling machines on their own. The company's 10200 model uses a single 170-watt solar panel during the day and electricity…

Air-Conditioned Bed Is Almost Way Cheaper Than A/C

For those who have been softened by years of artificially produced 72-degree work, sleep and play, this "air-conditioned bed" is a promising tool to fight midsummer sleep sweat. A simple air pad that circulates fresh air under your body, the air-conditioned bed gets the cool air just where you need it-under your sweaty… » 6/13/08 4:40pm 6/13/08 4:40pm

Cankle Fetishists Rejoice Over AC Brick Spy Camera

This AC wall adapter is no ordinary AC wall adapter. It's loaded with an A/V recorder that can save 66 hours of footage to its 2GB microSD card. And even if the wall socket is turned off, a built-in lithium ion battery will keep shooting for 3 hours of glorious, socket-height footage. Yes, that's the extreme low angle… » 4/22/08 12:00pm 4/22/08 12:00pm

Samsung's Vivace Shadow and Neo-Forte Air Conditioners Kill Germs

Having an air conditioner running during the summer while we're sitting naked on our leather chairs is luxurious enough, but an air conditioner that also kills germs? That's just plain opulent. Samsung's Vivace Shadow and Neo-Forte (black and white) air conditioners do just that, using their Micro Plasma Ion technology … » 2/29/08 2:20pm 2/29/08 2:20pm

Powramid Power Strip Lifts, Separates Your AC Adapters

Although this Powramid looks quite similar to the flying saucer surge protector we saw last month, this looks a bit more refined in terms of not looking like some guy made it in his garage. The Powramid has the same six outlets that the flying saucer had, but has their outlets facing right side up, meaning your… » 1/03/08 4:00pm 1/03/08 4:00pm