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Alex Covert is a self-made technologist. He is interested in human-computer interfaces, techno gadgets, the peculiar, environmental concepts, internet phenomenons, the visually stunning, off-the-wall travel, clever marketing ideas, and luxury toys. This list is not all inclusive, however, and really, only begins to define this modern day explorer.
Social Media Martial Arts
Social Media Martial Arts
Knuckleburger.Com Compiles Modern Day Warriors' Tweets
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact, combat sport that has found itself in mainstream sports discussions. Made popular by the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), a U.S.-based MMA promotion company,… MORE
Tweet App Reviews
Tweet App Reviews
Scattertree is a Twitter-Based, iPhone App Supersite
The world, it seems, has gone app-crazy. Blackberry, Android, and the indisputable leader, iPhone, all tout an ever-growing collection of applications. Games, utilities, and time-wasters. There is, quite… MORE
Smart App Recommendations
Smart App Recommendations
16apps.com Picks iPhone Apps Based on Your Social Media Profiles
Don’t have time to sift through 60,000+ apps? Me neither. Sure, I spent the first couple evenings perusing through iTunes, but in the end, I had downloaded a mere 16 apps. That’s it… just 16! Apple’s television… MORE
After-Film Fun 2 .0
After-Film Fun 2 .0
MovieStinger.com is an Online Post-Credits Scene Database
Stingers are those extra scenes or additional clips after a movie’s credits. They offer some satisfaction to those people stuck in the middle of the theater who are waiting for everyone else to exit or… MORE
White Roofs
White Roofs
U.S. Wants Homeowners To Paint Rooftops a Lighter Shade of Eco
We don’t have to install CO2 scrubbers or shoot billions of tons of greenhouse gases into geological formations to save the Earth from global warming. All we have to do is paint our world a pale shade… MORE
Deliberate Uglification
Deliberate Uglification
Trashing Your Camera to Deter Potential Thieves
We try so hard to prevent our shiny new possessions from getting scratched, scuffed, or dented - our cars, iPhones, laptops, etc. Heck, my brother just returned a clothes washing machine that was delivered… MORE
Motion-Activated Movie Seats
Motion-Activated Movie Seats
D-BOX Motion Code Rattles Audiences Nationwide
In much the same way that video game controllers shake and vibrate when you get blown up, these movie theater seats react to scenes in movies. D-BOX Motion Code technology is the fancy name for motion-activated… MORE
Ancient Typographic Rebirth
Ancient Typographic Rebirth
‘Angels & Demons' Ambigram Reignites Love for Mirror Words
It seems there is a renewed interest in ambigrams thanks to Ron Howard’s movie, “Angels and Demons.” In the movie, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) comes across the word ‘Illuminati’, presented as an ambigram… MORE
Classic Movie Makeovers
Classic Movie Makeovers
Chace Crawford Takes the Lead Role in "Footloose" Remake
The classic movie "Footloose" debuted in 1984 and featured acting legends such as Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Chris Penn. "Footloose" is a classic tale about a rebellious teenager… MORE
$84,800 Nissans
$84,800 Nissans
Orange Nissan GTR Supercar Has $35,000 Worth of Extras
eBay seller vqmotoring-online has tempted our visual taste buds by auctioning off an orange Nissan GTR. This eBay listing has managed to get blogged about, probably because of its extreme amount of modifications.… MORE
Virus Tracking Technology
Virus Tracking Technology
Japanese Mobiles Single Out Swine Flu Victims
A highly invasive, government-funded application that uses GPS technology to monitor sickos has finally been created. No, I’m not talking about something useful like alerting the authorities when a… MORE
Landline Endangerment
Landline Endangerment
People Ditch Landlines for Mobiles and Alternatives
I dropped my landline’s long-distance calling plan years ago, opting instead to use a cheaper alternative… my mobile phone. I have often wondered why I have the landline at all. Apparently, I’m not alone.… MORE
Million-Friend Milestones
Million-Friend Milestones
Oprah's Twitter Followers Reach 1 Million, And Other Tweet Headline
It only took Oprah one month to obtain over 1 million followers on Twitter. Since Twitter is currently the greatest thing since sliced bread according to the media, I think I’ll start posting the latest… MORE
Ultra-Clean Hotels
Ultra-Clean Hotels
No-Swine-Flu Guarantee to Revive Mexican Tourism
The Swine flu scare seems to have died down, but it is still a very real concern in Mexico - the country hit the hardest by this strange-acting virus. Specifically, tourism has taken a nosedive and quite… MORE
2 Man Guitars
2 Man Guitars
Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier Use Four Hands for Twice the Sound
There’s two ways to play a guitar: strumming and picking. You can do both… but not like this. Watch this video as Antoine Dufour and Tommy Gauthier show you what I mean. They play a song together and… MORE
Twitter Personal Ads
Twitter Personal Ads
Radaroo Microblogs the Language of Love
Do you hear that? Something’s atwitter and I’m not talking about a state of nervous excitement… or maybe I am. Twitter is definitely in the air, though, along with the many, many applications powered by… MORE
Swimming Power Plants
Swimming Power Plants
Checkmate Group's 500 ft Anaconda Creates Electricity from the Ocean
It’s 600-feet long… a massive, serpent slithering through the open ocean. But this snake has good intentions. Really! Developed by the Checkmate Group, the “anaconda” is the latest design that hopes to… MORE
Twitter Rumormongering
Twitter Rumormongering
TweetOnTheStreet.com Dishes the Dirty Details
As the number of Twitter users continues to grow, so too do the applications built from the millions of real-time tweets posted on the popular microblogging site. Twitter taps into the “right now,” which… MORE
Wooden Bicycles
Wooden Bicycles
Holzweg Bike Uses Ash Wood to Enhance Suspension
A lot of designs that incorporate wood try to totally replace another material such as steel or plastic. This bike design by Arndt Menke, however, uses the organic stuff in only a few key locations. The… MORE
Transparent Vehicles
Transparent Vehicles
Sara Watson Makes a Car Disappear With Paint
University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) design student Sara Watson wanted to make something disappear. Not with magic, but with a technique that she was more familiar with—painting. Recycling Lives,… MORE
Lost Video Footage
Lost Video Footage
Clip of 22-Year-Old Susan Boyle Singing Surfaces
In an age of limitless video footage, juicy material is available if someone only takes the time to sift through it. Gerry McGuinness did just that - digging up this interesting piece from a long time… MORE
Google Height Hacks
Google Height Hacks
Discovering the Height of American Icons
After reading a recent article about the prospects of Abraham Lincoln having a rare genetic disorder that explains his tall height, I decided to do a search on Google to see just how tall the Ex-President… MORE
Pinched Flesh Alphabets
Pinched Flesh Alphabets
Twisted Typography from Arjan Benning
I could ramble on about the artistic underpinnings of these photos or ask such questions as “Whose skin is this?” or “How did the idea for this come about?” or “What part of the body is that?” I could.… MORE
Luxe Media Loungers
Luxe Media Loungers
The Heimweh Loge is the Lamborghini of Chairs
The display of this chair with a Lamborghini in the background sets the tone appropriately, I think. Designer Helmut Schafferhofer obviously sees his Heimweh Loge chair as a luxury item. The Heimweh… MORE
Bottled Bathwater
Bottled Bathwater
'10 Thousand BC Glacier Bath' Makes Bathing an Opulent Affair
Forget about drinking bottled water--now you can bathe in it! Based on the 10 Thousand BC brand of fine imported water, Glacier Bath hails from the Coastal Glacier Range in British Columbia, Canada. It… MORE
Spare Desk Finders
Spare Desk Finders
Search For Your New Office Space with 'Desk Space Genie'
There’s nothing fancy-looking about the site, but then, those are the website that surprise you the most, aren’t they? DeskSpaceGenie.co.uk is the UK’s (and potentially the world’s) first web site for… MORE
Musical Odes to Sci-Fi
Musical Odes to Sci-Fi
10 Strange Star Wars Songs, From Banjo To Homemade Tuba
There are thousands of aspiring musicians who post videos of themselves and their music on YouTube in hopes of becoming the next big thing. The people in these 10 videos more than likely won’t make it… MORE
Lip-Syncing iPhone Apps
Lip-Syncing iPhone Apps
'Mouth Off' Gives Your Words a Virtual Mouthpiece
Thanks to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 'Mouth Off' is the latest iPhone application to go viral. It works like this: Put the iPhone up to your mouth (not necessary, but kind of defeats the purpose if… MORE
Fashion Model Robots
Fashion Model Robots
The HRP-4C Is Japan's Answer to Unaging Female Models
This video shows Japan’s Naked Fashion Robot. OK, so she's not really naked, I guess, as her android skin is embedded with armor-like plates. Let’s call it “robot-naked." Anyway, the HRP-4C is a walking,… MORE
Overachieving Toilets
Overachieving Toilets
St. Thomas Creations' Quattro Flushing Technology is Ridiculous
We eat. Our bodies get rid of the waste. No trend here, right? Perhaps not. There’s a new toilet in town, however. A company called St. Thomas Creations uses Quattro Flushing Technology that simply washes… MORE
Segway With Legs
Segway With Legs
The Cajun Crawler Redefines Geeky Personal Transit
Sometimes… just sometimes, you have to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the legs. A group of students from the University of Louisiana built this Segway-ish scooter (can it be called that?) with insect-like… MORE
Wrist-Worn Computers
Wrist-Worn Computers
The Zypad WR1100 is the Ultimate Functional Geek Fashion
Trendhunter covered the original, wearable computer (Zypad WL1000 model) back in 2006. The new version (Zypad WR1100) has gotten a bit clunkier, but has gained a few more functions. The Zypad WR1100… MORE
Splashtastic Giant Masterpieces
Splashtastic Giant Masterpieces
Citystar Lagoons In Egypt Is New Largest Swimming Pool on Earth
The current world’s largest pool resides at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile. It is one kilometer in length and covers an area of 8 hectares. Crystal Lagoons, the group responsible for this Guinness… MORE
Unbelievable Surrealism as Art
Unbelievable Surrealism as Art
Erik Johansson's Remarkable Photoshopping
Erik Johansson is a Swedish Photoshopping genius who takes his own pictures and manipulates them into surreal scenes - scenes that defy logic… scenes that make it hard to stop looking at them… scenes that… MORE
Cooking With Celebrity Sweat
Cooking With Celebrity Sweat
When PETA Cooks, You Get Clofu: George-Clooney Flavored Tofu
“As a mammal, I’m offended,” was actor George Clooney’s response to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and their latest advance in obtaining celebrity endorsement for their… MORE
Glowing Geekcessories
Glowing Geekcessories
Keep Your Pants Up AND Battle Evil Orcs With The BeltSword
In their own words, “Lightning Fast… Can’t—See-it! Hear-it! Stop-it!…Until It’s Too Late!” This is a quote from the sellers of the BeltSword (lightening crashes). It's a 32.5 inch, flexible… MORE

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From Blog To Book
From Blog To Book
27 Websites In Print
There are still plenty of people who don’t know what a blog is. In all fairness though, a “blog” isn’t that easy to define. Is it an online magazine? A diary? A collection of poems? It can be any of those… MORE
Pop Art Perfume
Pop Art Perfume
Andy Warhol Silver Factory
What does pop art smell like? According to a newscom.com press release, it has a "smooth, smoky, spicy blend of incense, wood resin and amber, with a heart of jasmine, iris and violet" smell. Whew! It… MORE
Off-Road Mobile Home
Off-Road Mobile Home
TerraCross "Home On Wheels"
This is UNICAT's TerraCross or "Home On Wheels". This off-road home has an office, beds, bathroom, kitchen and storage space. Some of its features are a solar power system, stereo music system with CD… MORE
Temporary Auto Art
Temporary Auto Art
Infectious Car Stickers
I've never quite understood bumper stickers. The idea of putting a $1 sticker (about where I vacation, no less) on the second largest purchase of my life, doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I may be able… MORE
Cylindrical, Hydrogen-Powered Cars
Cylindrical, Hydrogen-Powered Cars
The Ozone
Özkan Koral has designed a new style of car, foregoing the traditional four-wheeled, longer-than-wide vehicle we commonly associate with transportation. This design concept for a Peugeot hydrogen-powered… MORE
Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
Grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times, Travis Louie has created an entire world of “human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters” - a world scribbled and sketched in his journals. Louie’s… MORE
Remote Control Creepy Crawlers
Remote Control Creepy Crawlers
Battle Beetles
2007 has given us a variety of remote control objects - cars, helicopters, dragonflies, and now, battle beetles. The battle beetles come in three types: Brown Bot, Hercules Bot or Giraffe Stag-Beetle Bot.… MORE
Segway With Legs
Segway With Legs
The Cajun Crawler Redefines Geeky Personal Transit
Sometimes… just sometimes, you have to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the legs. A group of students from the University of Louisiana built this Segway-ish scooter (can it be called that?) with insect-like… MORE
Boat In A Bag
Boat In A Bag
Folbot Edisto's Folding Kayak Lets You Portage in Style
As a personal preference, I like my vehicles to be strong and sturdy, and although technology allows for folding upon impact, this is for safety reasons - not convenience. I would think that this is especially… MORE
Art Manipulated by Blogger Posts
Art Manipulated by Blogger Posts
Pulse
Berlin-based artist Markus Kison has integrated pure art and technology in his project called Pulse. Here's how it works: Pulse searches Blogger blog posts for key words -- words found in Robert Plutchik's… MORE
Drinkable Cigarettes
Drinkable Cigarettes
Schnaider Brand
"Excuse me, waiter. There is a cigarette in my tea." Not quite. That cigarette IS the tea. Schnaiders has introduced tea packs and rolls to resemble cigarettes. And get this, the "filter" acts as a float… MORE
Dirt-Repelling Paint Job
Dirt-Repelling Paint Job
Chamelic
It sounds more like a magic spell than a new technology--a dirt-repelling coating. Spray it on glass, metal, or plastic and… that’s it! Completely simple and the surface stays clean. Developed by the… MORE
Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry
Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry
Sell What You Won't Give Back
ExBoyfriendJewelry.com is a unique online marketplace for old, unwanted jewelry from relationships gone awry. The site's tagline is, "You don’t want it. He can’t have it back." In addition to the… MORE
Replace-A-Soldier Robot
Replace-A-Soldier Robot
MAARS Carries Gun, Saves Lives
Robots are a favorite topic among blog-readers, and a growing phenomenon in many fields. This robot was built for war. The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) carries a big gun that can distinguish… MORE