Get A Sense Of How Dire Shark Finning Is From This Visual Represenation

One thing infographics are really good for is providing a sense of scale. Certain numbers are just too big to really comprehend, and can also be made to sound bigger or smaller than they actually are depending on how they're presented. As Shark Week comes to a close, it seems apt to take shark finning as an example. » 8/11/13 9:00pm 8/11/13 9:00pm

This Scale Measures the Carbon Dioxide Levels In Your Room and Your…

Though it seems iterative, Withings new Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 adds additional features like heart rate and air quality monitoring. Your weight, body fat and pulse are then transmitted over Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to the Withings Health Mate app (iOS, Android). » 1/06/13 2:33pm 1/06/13 2:33pm

26 Scale Models You'd Swear Were Real

It's the oldest Hollywood trick: Take a picture of something small and make it look giant. But that doesn't mean it's any less mind-bending when a Hot Wheels toy looks like a totally drivable, $1 million F1 racer. » 10/16/12 2:00pm 10/16/12 2:00pm

TIE Fighter: Free to a Good Home

Apparently a guy in Salt Lake City named Valter had no takers on his original price of $150 for a 1/3 replica TIE Fighter, because he's lowered the price to a cool zero dollars. So if you're in Salt Lake City, call Valter ASAP to get something totally amazing for absolutely no money. » 8/16/12 2:40pm 8/16/12 2:40pm

Giant TIE Fighter For Sale. Fits Real Pilot. Fires Party Poppers. $150…

"Have the coolest toy in your neighborhood!" this Craigslist ad says. "This TIE Fighter looks like shit!" says Sam Biddle. "It's way better than the TIE Fighter I built," replies Brian Barrett. "Let's buy it!" I say. $150? Come on! » 3/20/12 12:20pm 3/20/12 12:20pm

This Projection Scale Embarrasses You Into Losing Weight

Here's a new weight loss tool that uses public humiliation to force you to lose weight. Available from Hammacher Schlemmer, the projection scale will display your current weight on the wall ... where everyone can see it. » 8/11/11 1:30am 8/11/11 1:30am

Is This Really How You Weigh a Giraffe?

A six-foot tall giraffe was born at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk and in order to get all her measurables (height, weight) the zoo hilariously had a beefy man carry the baby zoo on a scale. It seems so calm! » 8/01/11 7:40pm 8/01/11 7:40pm

What If You Put Jupiter Where the Moon Is?

We're lucky, all things considered, to have as gorgeous and unobtrusive a dance partner as the moon. But what if the other planets in the solar system were in its place, orbiting a mere 380,000km from Earth? Terrifying beauty. » 1/31/11 9:40am 1/31/11 9:40am

100 Pixar Characters Drawn to Scale

What can you fit in a huge 7676 x 630-pixel image? One hundred characters created by Pixar drawn to scale by Chilean designer Juan Pablo Bravo, from Luxo Jr. to Mr. Incredible to Up! protagonist Carl Fredricksen. Zoom in. » 4/02/10 6:40pm 4/02/10 6:40pm

The eviGroup Paddle Tablet's Scale UI Leaves Me Queasy

With more tablets being announced each day, there's a lot of pressure on market entrants to stand out. A custom user interface is a great way to do that! The eviGroup Paddle's stop-the-ride-I-wanna-get-off Scale UI, less so. See for yourself: » 3/01/10 9:40am 3/01/10 9:40am

Withings Wi-Fi Scale Gets Creepier With Google Health Integration

The Withings scale is great. It keeps track of your weight, BMI, and more to graph everything for an at-a-glance review of how fat you're getting. Now it's got Google Health integration for better—and slightly creepier—health records. » 1/28/10 4:09pm 1/28/10 4:09pm

Withings Wi-Fi Scale Review (A Scale For the Year 2010)

The Withings Wi-Fi would have been alien technology in the 1950s. "What do you mean, this scale posts your weight on the 'internet', and then graphs it on your 'iPhone'"? And yet, folks, this is our world today. » 12/03/09 4:00pm 12/03/09 4:00pm

Withings WiFi Body Scale Transmits Your Shame To The Internet, iPhone

The Withings scale backs up its high-tech look with high-tech WiFi functionality—wisking your weight and body fat measurements to a web dashboard that can be accessed via a free iPhone app. » 7/27/09 4:00pm 7/27/09 4:00pm

Bus Ad Shames You Into Joining a Gym by Showing Everyone Your Weight

This bus ad for Fitness First in Rotterdam, The Netherlands gives you the hard sell via shame. It uses a scale in the seat to display just how fat you are to everyone around. » 3/13/09 10:20am 3/13/09 10:20am

Toilet Seat Scale Makes You Feel Five Pounds Lighter

The best time to weigh yourself is first thing in the morning before you eat and, preferably, after you have used the bathroom. That's where the toilet seat scale comes in. » 1/07/09 12:20pm 1/07/09 12:20pm

Bun-In-The-Oven Scale Shows How Pregnant She Really Is

As if her expanding belly—among two other bigger, more fantastic body parts—isn't proof enough to show you how pregnant your baby mama is, the Bun-In-The-Oven Scale will remind your woman of her pregnancy journey, via expanding waistline images, every time she has gained another 20 pounds—that's one ginormous baby!… » 10/23/08 9:54pm 10/23/08 9:54pm

Weighing Seat: A Chair That Weighs Fatties, Farts

As if you didn't already feel fat enough, how does sitting on a chair that doubles as a scale sound? Indeed, the Weighing Seat concept from the design team at Atypyk reminds you of how fat you are getting every time you sit down to eat. It could very well be the most effective diet you have ever been on. Either that,… » 8/15/08 8:30pm 8/15/08 8:30pm

CNet Scoring System Analyzed; 70% of all gadgets between 6.0 and 7.9

I've always teased friends at CNet about their rating system, which appears to always rate products between 7 and 8, meaning everything is more or less "very good" in score. Ecoustics has done the job of analyzing 1,325 reviews from 2007 (all of them?) and figured out the exact math: 96% of all ratings from last year… » 5/05/08 6:01pm 5/05/08 6:01pm

Paper e-Ink Scale Design Looks Great on Paper, Might Not Be Practical

This e-paper bathroom scale idea from Duck Image Studio seems like a fantastic idea at first. It's e-ink, so it's thin, which means you can embed it into bath mats or floor tiles or maybe even into your shower. Imagine being able to see how much you weigh every time you bathed, or brushed your teeth, or took a leak… » 2/19/08 2:47pm 2/19/08 2:47pm