We've dreamt of it for decades: a robotic assistant that becomes more than just an appliance, and more like part of the family. Jibo promises to be exactly that. This white, 11-inch tall companion would look right at home alongside Wall-E's EVE, with an HD LCD touchscreen "face", a sleek, white ABS plastic, glass, and aluminum body, and a 3-axis motor system that allows for natural, emotion-stirring movement. Thanks to two hi-res cameras, Jibo can recognize and track faces, and can even independently take photos and video, while 360º microphones and natural language processing let you talk to him from anywhere in the room. He can even connect with your phone to give you hands-free reminders and messages, while being so much more personal than a simple bop or buzz. Coming in 2015.
All personal water craft are not created equally. But you don't have to take our word for it, just have a look at the Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod. Featuring a customizable construction made from carbon fiber and epoxy, you can optionally add wood and carbon inlays, custom paint and wrapping, and more. But that's hardly what makes this jet ski special — no, that's the 5.7-liter V8 tucked inside this 16-foot boat. With a 300-horsepower output, it'll do up to 65 miles per hour, which is probably plenty fast to get you to your recently-purchased mega yacht, or at least put a smile on your face.
Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean giving up your modern life. Take the retreats in Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins & Hideouts for example. This 250+ page tome expands on the shelters shown in Rock the Shack, highlighting tons of structures that give their owners a chance to enjoy the natural settings around them, whether it be in the forest, high in the mountains, or on the water's edge, while maintaining a distinct sense of style.
In case you didn't know it, there's a direct correlation between the visibility of a motorcyclist's helmet and their safety. Now you can give yourself a boost in both safety and aesthetics with Lightmode Motorcycle Helmets. Available as either a permanent modification kit for your current helmet or a new helmet in fully modified form, Lightmode adds glowing EL components onto the outside of the helmet using a combination of super-strong glue and chemical accelerator. You control things via a box that clamps onto the helmet between the shell and padding, runs on 2 AA batteries, and gives you three modes: a Tron-like constant glow, a blink setting, and off. It's far cooler than riding around in a reflective orange vest.