If a computer could pair you up with a perfect mate, would you want its advice? If an artificial intelligence could train you to woo the partner of your dreams, would you seek its wisdom? What if technologies were better at finding and attracting the object of your ideal romance than you were? What if they already are?
A smartphone makes a lot of little gadgets obsolete. However, even if you're attached at the thumbs to your iPhone, you might still find yourself coveting the Enso Pearl, the mother of all timers.
Yesterday's discussion of the movie TiMER veered into the difficulties of knowing your fate. It got me wondering what people would want to know about their future. Take our poll and tell us.
I woke up from a nap in a fit of terror, realizing mid-dream that I left the stove on for 5 hours.
Streaming on Netflix is a scifi romance with very deep philosophical roots. TiMER is about what would happen if a piece of technology could tell you when you would meet your soulmate.
The original Kill-a-Watt was a barebones, if efficient, way of monitoring how much energy an appliance used. But what if you want more features? Like a timer or programming. Here it is.
A clip from Emma Caulfield's TiMER proves that not all futuristic beings are slaves to their soulmates. In TIMER, you have a wrist-readout, counting down the seconds until you meet your true love.
This week: Learn how to utilize your futuristic love-seeker, in the new TiMER trailer. Plus, would someone please tell me What's In The Box?
The Evangelion Clock App hit the App Store today, and it's a pretty damn good clock app (as far as clock apps go) if you've ever seen Evangelion before.
The Gadget: Lego Egg Timer.
The Price: $7.99
The Verdict: It's cute. It's makes a wonderful tic-tock noise. It helps you do roasted lamb and chicken and Beef Wellington and cakes. It's Lego. Really, it can't get any better than that. I only wish it could do more than one hour.
This might be the perfect device to get someone to make more cupcakes for you: The Cupcake Kitchen Timer, which at 3.5 inches tall is almost big enough to qualify as a cake. Or you know what? You could take a giant leap and makes some cupcakes yourself! Don't bite into this one, though—it's made of hand-painted resin.…
Roll the CubeTimer to determine how long you should cook the chicken. Roll it again to determine the length of time to bake the cupcakes. It is all a game of odds. All right, not really. This digital timer has four sides for 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes. Place the timer with the desired cooking time up and the countdown…
Getting the kiddos to read can be in the pain in the ass sometimes—I should know, I have 13 kids (not really). But I can remember back in the day asking my mom over and over how much longer I had to read before going to play some Nintendo. The Mark-My-Time bookmark replaces the parent by including a countdown timer…
Because I am a poor, malnourished student, I have become one with the ramen noodles. Unfortunately I burn the hell out of my mouth because I am so eager to feed my mouth with scorching hot noodles. This ramen noodle cup timer is really just a basic timer. Dump the boiling water into the cup of noodles and place on the…
The Waitek Shower Monitor is a timer that activates automatically when the water is turned on, and then after a predesignated time limit between five and eight minutes, it starts emanating an annoying honk that can be heard all over the house. The only way to turn off that beeper is to turn off the water for at least…
Here's a great idea for a birth control pill package, where a 24-hour alarm sounds at the time you designate, and when you twist open the case, it stops the alarm. Take a pill, twist the case closed and that alarm is reset for the next day. Careful, though—might be a bit embarassing if that alarm goes off during Mass.
Bob will become a hated name in households throughout the world if this product comes to market. Bob lets mom and dad assign each of their kids a pin number, and when parents install this timer in between an AC power source and anything that plugs in such as computers, TV or games, it will precisely control the amount…