World of Warcraft Pod is everything the WoW addict needs to live


We’ve heard many World of Warcraft addiction stories over the years. Mainly it’s people collapsing due to not eating or sleeping, so if you have a problem, or a partner with a problem, then why not get them this?

The WoW Pod has been developed by artists Cati Vaucelle, Steve Shada, and Marisa Jahn. They describe it as an “immersive architectural solution for the advanced World of Warcraft player that provides and anticipates all of life’s needs”.

Basically, it’s a little hut with a mildly Orc-y design, that contains a kitchen, toilet/chair combo and computer to play World of Warcraft on. It’s a little more sophisticated than that, though – the kitchen interacts with the game, for starters. Just pick a meal from an in-game menu, and when it’s cooked it’ll automatically mark you as AFK while you chow down on some Crunchy Spider Surprise.


(via WoW Insider)

Make your own liquid nitrogen ice cream


If you’re in the habit of spending upwards of $35,000 per year on ice cream then the credit crunch is probably amongst the least of your concerns. Still, if it is you could save money by making limitless quantities of delicious dairy snack with the £35,000 NitroCream machine.

Now, you’re probably thinking that you don’t need to spend $35,000 to get a good tub, but the reason this little wonder costs as much as it does is because it uses liquid nitrogen to instantly transform cream or yoghurt into smooth, creamy ice cream. You no longer need to take up valuable space with keeping your materials cool and the like.

Be the hostess with the mostess with an airline food trolley


Frequent flyer? Want the airline experience in your home? Then you might fancy a “Vintage Airline Food Cart”. It’s got ‘authentic dents and scratches’, as well as a retractable serving tray, 14 tracks for drawers or shelves (which cost extra) and a magnetic latch closure. There’s also pedal-operated wheel locks.

It measures 41″ x 12″ x 15″ and costs a rather mighty $1450. Shipping to the UK will be even more. What would you do with it, though? Indulge your air hostess fantasies? Ideas in the comments.

(via @emimusicpubuk)

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Scientists develop "Sex Chip" to stimulate pleasure in the brain


Technology previously used to treat Parkinson’s Disease has been directed elsewhere. Scientists claim to have developed a chip that can be implanted into the brain and used to deliver “feelings of pleasure”.

The target of the chip is the Orbitofrontal Cortex. Just behind the eyes, it’s the bit of your noggin that’s associated with pleasure derived from food and sex. The implementation is still a bit clunky at the moment – you have to run a wire from the chip in the brain to a heart pacemaker, which I imagine isn’t too comfortable. Neurosurgery professor Tipu Aziz, said:

“There is evidence that this chip will work. A few years ago a scientist implanted such a device into the brain of a woman with a low sex drive and turned her into a very sexually active woman. She didn’t like the sudden change, so the wiring in her head was removed.”

(via the Telegraph)

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Laptop site "for women" launches with festive Gordon Ramsay live streaming recipes


Here’s my second food-related post of the day, with mews that Intel’s new web site will be officially launched by outspoken Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay.

Intel will live stream various recipes, tips and techniques from Ramsay during the Taste of Christmas event from 4th-7th December. As well as a daily live webcast of Gordon’s theatre event, there will be live chats with the likes of Angela Hartnett, Jason Atherton and Stuart Gilles (protégés, apparently)…

Like Japanese food? Get the Motoman industrial robot to cook it for you


Visitors to the International Next-Generation Robot Fair in Osaka who get a bit peckish can head over to the stand where the Motoman SDA10 robot has demonstrated its culinary abilities.

This two-armed robot can do a range of things, and cooking okonomiyaki is just one thing on its impressive resumé. It’s even more impressive because it can take orders from customers using speech recognition technology and then create the dish using standard kitchen utensils. It even flips the pancake-like dish…