Startup, Wheeee!!

Startup: Hey Kids, Take a Ride in a Space Capsule!

Come with me, on a journey to the stars…(click for high-res)

No idea where this originally came from (other than the excellent design blog Phil Are Go!), but I think somebody’s taking the piss here. In their space suit. Though I certainly want a space capsule filled with deli meats.

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A-T Exclusive, Genius Innovators

Welcome to the Future: Meet a Vending Machine that Makes Pizza in Three Minutes

Now we just need this in pill form. On the moon.

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here. All of those crying and moaning about the problems we’ll face tomorrow can kindly move to the back of the room. Here, I’ll give you a second to cease your whining about pollution, war, the recession, overpopulation, climate change, and Bristol Palin’s upcoming memoir. Screw that noise! Because mine eyes hath basked in the warming glow of this Brave New World, and the warming glow emanates from a vending machine that just baked me a fresh pizza, in three minutes.

Who the hell wants a flying car, anyway?

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The Style of Technology, Vintage Advertisements

Talk Dirty to Me

I've always wanted a sensual experience when I call for a pizza.

Juno famously had her hamburger phone. But if you catch a DirecTV ad with an opulent Russian fellow and think, “hey, when’d they break into my mansion?” you’re going to need a more exotic novelty communications device than that. To give an indication of what I’m talking about, the screenshot above is the only safe-for-work part of the ad. Click through to see the rest. NSFW, unless your boss is Gordon Gecko.

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Old School Gaming, Technostalgia

I’m Your Turbo Lover: Turbo Dashboards and Other Oddities

I’m your Turbo Lover! Tell me there’s no other!

Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard, Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard!

Even the name suggests the blasting of power chords from a ’78 Firebird’s tape deck. Just yell it out right now—Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard! Of course, we were five and we didn’t know what a tape deck was, or how to load Raw Power into it. But many of us could recognize a Firebird at that young age. And if we wanted to dream about driving one and have our feet touch the pedals, then we could achieve a reasonable facsimile of the experience through the Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard.

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