Make Way For the Olympics: The Paramilitary Clearance of Rio's Slums

They come bearing satellite TV. Brazil’s Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais, or BOPE, is an elite force of military police who often specialize in urban operations in Rio's slums—or favelas. As the World Cup and the Olympics approach, BOPE forces are appearing more and more often. And their techniques are… » 10/11/13 1:41pm 10/11/13 1:41pm

Zoom Lens Coffee Mug Helps Keep Photographers Caffeinated

It takes a lot for a coffee cup to impress me. Hell, if no cups were available I would probably have the barista pour coffee into my cupped hands. Still, it is hard not to be taken aback by the nerdy coolness of this zoom lens design. Unfortunately, the cup is only a concept at this point, and making one for yourself… » 9/16/08 7:20pm 9/16/08 7:20pm

Tomorrow's Masturbation Technology is Here, Today!

It may not compare to the fabled "Blowjob Machine," but naughty gadget maker Tenga has unveiled their "New Adult Concept" lineup of "onanism cups" that offer male users five "never before experienced sexual sensations." Choose from the Deep Throat Cup, Soft Tube Cup, Rolling Head Cup, Air Cushion Cup, and the… » 1/16/08 6:00pm 1/16/08 6:00pm

Brass Knuckles Cup: The Coffee Sucks? Wannafightaboutit?

You know how your coffee cup keeps getting stolen at work? Walk into the break room with this bad boy and firmly proclaim that "this sh*t is going to stop right now." You will feel like a real badass until the police arrive. The cup is a concept design from Simone Brewster, so it is not something you will be able to… » 12/21/07 8:40pm 12/21/07 8:40pm

Gun Mug: Caffeine and Weapons are a Winning Combination

Designed by Hong Kong based design studio Chilli Chilly, these gun mugs feature a porcelain base, a gold or platinum plated trigger, and what appears to be a mock "safety" switch on the side. Great for that morning cup of coffee at work. There is nothing better for taking your career to the next level than letting… » 10/26/07 6:20pm 10/26/07 6:20pm