It sounds like something out of a darkly satirical science-fiction dystopia. But it’s absolutely real — and a completely problematic treatment of a problem that otherwise probably wouldn’t be mentioned in any of the panels at South by Southwest Interactive.
Homeless Hotspots is “a charitable experiment” by BBH Labs, the skunkworks wing of marketing firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty. In Austin, BBH Labs is partnering with Front Steps Shelter to equip people from Front Steps’ case management system with 4G MiFi devices to serve as pay-per-use hotspots for attendees at SXSWi.
This is easily the smartest tech idea ever rolled out at SXSW!
Imagine a pill that could instantly sober you up no matter how much you’ve had to drink, or a hangover cure that worked minutes after swallowing it. Hardened drinkers rejoice: researchers are about to begin human trials on an “alcohol antidote” that may soon offer a cure to alcoholism, reports New Scientist.
The one thing is mentioned later in the article is that the drug could reduce the desire to drink. What the fuck am I gonna do when drinking loses it’s fun? More ketamine.
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So, Dre is trying to step his game up a bit on the Beats cans everyone knows and loves(?). And the boys over at CrystalRoc have just what it takes to get the Beats blinged the fuck out. Each set of phones has 4,300 Swarovski crystals on them and a special antibacterial coating, not to mention a special cleaning cloth. If you gots fingerprints don’t pass the shit. You can pick up a pair of these bad boys in Black or Rose for the low low price of $891.00
iHome is definitely steppin up their game a notch with the new IP4.
From the iHome site:
“The iP4 is a re-imagining of the classic stereo boombox with intriguing updates for your iPhone and iPod. The iP4 features SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology and 5 band EQ coupled with 4″ carbon composite woofers and 1″ ferro fluid cooled tweeters for sound that has to be heard to be appreciated. FM radio and aux line-in jack. Operates on 6 D batteries or included AC adaptor.”
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If James Bond smoked, this is the type of secret spy shit he would rock.
New from IOLITE is the Wispr Vaporizer. San Francisco design firms’ Thing Tank and Sequitur Creative were enlisted to design this baller device that was created for the clandestine smoker. Built entirely in Ireland, this gas-powered vaporizer contains patented heating technology to provide the utmost consistency and effortless enjoyment. Highly discreet and portable, this gadget is available in multiple colorways for $270 USD.
I can also see great potential for using this bad boy on the slopes during snowboarding season. Or really for getting lifted any damn where you feel like. My personal choice would have to be the orange colorway. Free shipping helps make this extra dope.