- Facial recognition app brings online stalking to the real world — Dvice
- Apple says it banned "sexy" apps because of complaints from women — Gizmodo
- Twitter will soon roll out an ad platform — The Social
- Mini Cooper becomes the unofficial iCar — Crave
- Power your house with this tiny fuel cell — Switched
- Postapocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake isn't what I remember from my childhood — io9
As you know, earlier this year Mini makers launched a new ad campaign with special billboards controlled by Radio Frequency Identification in their cars. The ads display personalized messages to Mini drivers as they go by so you can program it to say "Hey geeksugar, don't forget the soy milk" or "Happy Birthday George Clooney."
According to Born Rich, this more recent mini expansion is even more exciting. The 19.6 foot long Mini Cooper S limo (called the Mini XXL) can fit two people in its back seat whirlpool. It has a detachable sunroof can be covered and it comes equipped with a retractable flat screen TV, a DVD player, CD and radio, air conditioning, full black leather and a telephone in the rear so that passengers can communicate with the driver.
I spotted this adorably fantastic Mini Desk on Uncrate and just had to share it. While the price hasn't been determined yet, the design is made from an original British mini and can be hand-built to meet your specifications or needs.
You get to choose the color of the desk top, car color, rims, tires, and license plates. According to Uncrate, it also features a stereo in the dash with speakers in the parcel shelf, and fully working headlamps, hazards, and spotlights. Ever since the Mini Cooper announced its talking billboards I have been obsessed with them. I suppose having one on the street would be more exciting than having one in my office, but still, pretty snazzy.
A few days ago I asked you guys to help me find great Valentine's Day gifts for my geeky valentine, and while Brian's pick may be a little more extravagant than you are ready for, there is no reason a geeky girl or guy can't dream.
For those of you that missed it, last week the makers of Mini Coopers launched a new ad campaign with special billboards displaying personalized messages for mini drivers as they go by. How does it work? Mini Cooper drivers in trial cities filled out questionnaires with information like birth dates and special interests - for example "I love my girlfriend," "I need to work out after work" and "I love my boyfriend." The drivers were then given a chip with Radio Frequency Identification technology inside and the magic of technology takes over. Can you imagine getting your significant other a new Mini Cooper and then sending over a cute love-y dovey message? Too cute! What are you getting for your geeky Valentine? To learn how to post something to the My Geeky Valentine Group, read more
Just when I thought Mini Coopers couldn't get any more adorable and innovative, the makers have launched a new ad campaign with special billboards displaying personalized messages to Mini drivers as they go by. How does it work? Mini Cooper drivers in trial cities filled out questionnaires with information like birth dates and special interests - for example "I love beer," "I need to work out after work" and "I love my boyfriend." The drivers were then given a chip with Radio Frequency Identification technology inside and the magic of technology takes over.
RFID is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Meaning, when Mini Cooper drivers speed past a billboard, it'll flash a personal message, like "Happy Birthday, geeksugar!" For more about this awesome program, just read more