If there’s one thing people like to talk about more than Kim Kardashian’s baby bump (and what pregnancy will do to her booty), it’s what Apple will come out with next. AppleInsider.com blogger Mikey Campbell has recently reported that the Cupertino-based tech gods have filed for an “iWatch” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. This “bi-stable spring with flexible display” would work like a slap bracelet, with layered flexible steel bands on the inside, and a comfortable fabric band on the outside. The buzzworthy part, however, is the Dick Tracy-esque device, which wouldn’t stand alone as its own iDevice, but would connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Wifi and work as a secondary display for things like maps, points of interest, or even tweets.
Though everything is just a guess at this point, experts are predicting that the iWatch could also potentially feature a touch screen display that would allow users to interact with the handset and perform basic functions like changing the order of a playlist, reviewing a list of recent phone calls, or even responding to texts. Solar panels or kinetic energy gathering devices are also predicted to be included to boost battery life. Bloomberg has reported that there are 100 product designers working on the technology, though AppleInsider.com blogger Campbell doubts it will be ready in the next 6 months to a year. In other words, you’ll find out at about Kim-ye’s baby(and Kim’s booty) way sooner than the iWatch. But hey, at least that’s something.
These days, it certainly seems as though anyone affiliated with Apple has a license to print his own money (you know the feeling). But Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (aka “Woz”) has actually gone a step further and really is printing and selling his own money in Pads of $2 Bills. Guess iPads aren’t the only “pads” making money. According to Woz, his homegrown stacks meet the specs of the US government, and are technically legal tender.
So you can get arrested for passing the bills, but you can’t be convicted for using them(again, you know the feeling). According to Woz, the Secret Service approved his funny money three times, one time even after reading him his Miranda Rights. But again, it’s perfectly legal tender. Interested? Woz sells sheets of four $2 bills (perforated for your convenience) for $5. Sounds like a sound investment to us.
When you’re training for the Ironman World Championships you can’t be tethered to earbuds while Eye of the Tiger pumps through your veins. Get tangled up in those wires, and you’re one trip away from the disabled list. Designer Sang Hoon Lee has your triathlon career covered with his Apple Hairband Headphone Concept. The minimalist design does away with traditional wires and buttons, letting you turn up the volume with just a touch to the right earphone and turning it down by touching the left. Don’t be surprised if your right ear gets a little sore while listening to Kanye’s “Stronger.”