Monday, November 18, 2013

Dose of the future: Waterproof Technology in a can

Yep, you read right, spray on waterproof anything.... from clothes to boxes... yes even cell phones.
A couple of months ago I watched a video about this amazing new product that repels liquids using hydrophobic elements. Anywho I was intrigued, haven't seen it on shelves at the local hardware stores but, hey, wouldn't hurt to watch out for a nifty spray like this right?

Check it out!
Never Wet

oh look... similar technology
Ultra-Ever Dry

amazed.... yes.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dose of the future: New smart card? (coin)

Ever had the problem of having too many cards in your wallet or purse? Worse was having to go through them every time you went out to make sure you carried the needed ones instead of the unnecessary load? Ever stopped at a store and realized, oops I just remembered I don't have my credit card on me??? Well there's finally a fix!

It's called Coin and you can store all your cards on it virtually! Watch this!

All I can say is nice play with the name... and it's about time!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Support a cause: Typhoon Haiyan

Yet another disaster devastating a part of the world. Mother nature wields bad weather like naughty kid who found her dad's gun. the target was the Philippines. Read more about how Typhoon Haiyan (as it was named) destroyed homes, lives, and how we ordinary people can help.

Demolished town on eastern Samar Island (14 November)

Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after by ABC News

Just hover or swipe over each satellite photo to view before and after imagery.

Aerial images taken over the Philippines reveal the scale of devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in the once-vibrant coastal city of Tacloban. The typhoon, known locally as Yolanda, is believed to have killed 2,500 people.

Go check out their site and their appeal to the global  community to help these people affected.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Supporting a cause: Save the Arctic and Free the Arctic 30

On September 18, 28 activists and two freelance journalists have been arrested following a peaceful protest against oil drilling. Being brave, they took a stand and two of them climbed an Arctic oilrig to hang a banner, to bear witness to the injustice and draw global attention to the issue. 

According to Camila, a 21 year-old activist from Argentina, describes the action in a blog post.  
Four inflatables leave the Arctic Sunrise heading towards Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya. Activists attempt to climb and establish themselves on the outside structure of the platform to protest against imminent drilling.
They are here to peacefully protest against the Arctic oil rush, which threatens grave harm to the Arctic environment, as well as extracting more oil that humanity cannot afford to burn. The Prirazlomnaya is the first oil rig to start oil production in the ice-filled waters of the Arctic. Safety culture on the rig is a joke.
The nearby Russian Coast Guard ship quickly responds by launching inflatables manned with agents masked in balaclavas. They proceed to ram and slash the Greenpeace inflatables, threaten activists at gun and knife point and fire warning shots from automatic weapons. Further, the remaining crew onboard the Arctic Sunrise count 11 shots fired across the bow from the Coast Guard vessel's artillery cannon.

They were arrested. The Greenpeace ship was seized. All 28 activists and two freelance journalists have been charged with piracy. They are facing 15 years in jail if the charges stick.

Want to help? 

Take a stand for peaceful protest. Send a letter to the Russian Embassy to free the Arctic 30

Currently they are still detained with no sign of release. Russia's Investigative Committee announced that it will apply for a three-month extension to the detention of the Arctic 30




The Arctic is majestic, extreme, and extremely fragile. Companies like Gazprom and Shell want to drill for oil, putting the entire planet at risk. Now 30 men and women are imprisoned in Russia for trying to stop this destruction and protect the region. ACT NOW to Save the Arctic and Free the Arctic 30: Greenpeace.org_Arctic 30


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

Celebrating the devotion of those who serve.


Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

1) Kelber, Sarah Kickler (28 May 2012). "Today is not Veterans Day". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
2) "The History of Veterans Day". United States Army Center of Military History. 3 August 2009.