Many lizards are capable of detaching their tails when a predator strikes, but one group of geckos has evolved a particularly gruesome escape strategy: unusually large scales that tear off when a predator tries to take hold, allowing the tiny animals to break free.
A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you’re trying to lose weight, which is probably why Withings’ connected scale has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as…
Whaddya mean I can just pour ingredients onto either of these smart scales until they tell me to stop and I get delicious homemade cookies for my trouble?! What sort of black magic is this? It's called "baking by weight" and it will change the way you look at cooking.
Successful baking requires strict adherence to a recipe and precise measurements, which is made easier with a scale at your disposal. But if the last thing you want is another ugly appliance cluttering up your kitchen counters, feast your eyes on the lovely GKILO scale (pronounced kilo) which when not in use looks…
Is there anything worse than raiding your kitchen for a recipe only to discover you don't quite have enough of one of the required ingredients? Going to the store is one solution, but for those of us too lazy to go that route, the iPad-connected Drop kitchen scale will actually adjust a recipe based on the ingredients…
When sticking to a strict diet, it's nice to have a kitchen scale on hand to make sure you're eating the proper portions. But if you prefer everything in your kitchen to make a statement, skip the digital scale and go for this beautiful analog alternative designed by Naday Caspi.
You've mastered opening your guest's beers with your bare hands, but what about when a dinner party calls for something a little more sophisticated? You can try you hand as an amateur mixologist, hoping you've got the proportions right for the perfect cocktail. Or wait for Brookstone's new Perfect Drink system that…
Good news if you're tired of your personal fitness trainer's constant nagging you about eating healthy and staying active. You can just replace them with this bathroom scale that not only tells you how much you weigh, but also what kind of activities you can do to maintain your current physique.
If you're into cooking, eventually you'll run into a culinary scenario where you need a scale in your kitchen. But you want something that looks as good as it is accurate, right?. Enter the Arti scale by Escali.
DigiWeigh boasts its DW-600W Wallet Scale is the perfect tool for measuring food at a restaurant when you're following a strict diet, ensuring a letter has the proper stamps at the post office, and weighing "other small objects." Which is basically marketing speak for: "drug dealers, this is designed and targeted…
If fiddling with a dimmer switch isn't an exacting enough science for you when it comes to tweaking the lighting in a room, Junji Kawabe designed his light=weight lamp to be controlled by gravity. So the heavier an object you place on its scale, the brighter it shines.
Besides a sleek design or the promise of ridiculous accuracy, there's not much a company can do to differentiate a kitchen scale from the rest of the pack. Or is there? The creators of this kitchen scale think they found the key to woo customers: a built-in full color LCD display for watching videos.
If you're feeling guilty about that fifth slice of pie you had after dinner, you might want to consider avoiding scales until you can weigh yourself on this educational aide. It's designed to teach kids facts about the solar system, but more importantly, the varying effects of gravity on each planet.
How do you weigh an atom? To be honest, that's a question with plenty of problems which need answering, but one thing's certain: you need some accurate scales. Now, scientists have made a set that can measure the smallest unit of mass, the yoctogram—which is less than the mass of a single proton.
Medisana's TargetScale is another wireless weight-monitoring solution that reports back to a smartphone so you can better track your progress. But its real appeal is a set of animated glowing rings that will make your bathroom feel like Captain Kirk's most private quarters.
Fitbit is showing off a new WiFi scale that tracks your weight and sends it to a database. Oh, hey, Withings much? Sure. But it's a concept whose time has come, and this looks like a well-done version.
We've been on the fence about NBC's new superhero series The Cape, but these new villain snaps, along with some interesting casting news, have given us new hope.
This concept scale that doubles as a decorative rug might—might—be the thing to finally get me taking better care of myself.