Sweet Baby Baptism Wall Plaque
by Anna Yu
Way back in January, a smart little gadget got my attention when it won the Popular Mechanics€™ Editor€™s Choice award for best new product at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Is it yet another iPhone killer? A flying car? Nope, the award went to Mint, a robot that cleans your floors. Yes, we've all heard of the Roomba, but this is way different. With Mint, you can attach wet or dry cloths such as ones by Swiffer and Mint will do the rest. With a sophisticated navigation system, Mint knows exactly where it's going and is smart enough to avoid rugs and other carpeted areas. When you attach a dry cloth, it picks up dust and hair. When using it in the wet mode, Mint has a motion to provide a deep clean on floors with dirt and grime. Mint isn't in stores yet, but pre-orders are available now. So instead of spending valuable time cleaning your floors, let Mint do all the work for you!
The Black Eyed Peas are known for being stylishly "different," whether they're rocking matching leather ensembles on the red carpet or onstage in glow-in-the-dark getups. But their latest album "The E.N.D." has taken on a more futuristic vibe (we're talkin' really fashion-forward), and the fourth single "Imma Be" is no exception. In the video (really more of a mini-feature really), the gang take on a gaggle of evil Transformers-type robots, and Fergie leads the pack in a number of scanty superhero-from-the-future-inspired outfits. While I certainly don't have a metal-embellished body suit for you to try on (complete with a long cape and silver visor), nor do I think such an outfit is battle-ready for fighting giant robots, you can take still take a page from the BEP handbook with mirror-shiny fabrics, leather gloves, and lots of studs. Watch the video to see the spectacle (it's a long one!) then view the slideshow for some futuristic Fergie-inspired wardrobe additions!