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iPod Touch 3 Prototype
Photo credit: Giulio Zompetti
Many Apple fans have probably seen at least one prototype of either an upcoming or previous device at one time or another, and the latest one to pop up comes from developer Giulio Zompetti. He mainly collects Apple prototypes and shared this third-generation iPod Touch test unit with a rear-facing camera for all to see. The iPod Touch is currently the only product iPod left in Apple’s product line after t he iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle were discontinued on July 27, 2017.

Joy Resolve Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Maker
Design studio Joy Resolve has just unveiled their latest creation: the Barisieur Immersion Edition. Unlike previous models, this one not only features scientific borosilicate glassware, paired with a removeable walnut or blond timber wood tray, but a sleek minimialist design that fits right into any room. You still get a dimmable digital display (time + alarm) and a specially cooled milk storage area.

Nintendo Power Glove Music
The Power Glove, originally released in 1989, was designed by Grant Goddard and Samuel Cooper Davis for Abrams/Gentile Entertainment (AGE). That’s right, despite its initial popularity, Nintendo played no part in its development, and Mattel manufactured this NES accessory in the United States. Unlike a traditional controller, this featured the main buttons, a program button and 0-9 keys, all on the forearm. You press t he program button and a numbered button to input commands. However, one fan managed to turn this into a music making machine.

Norimaki Synthesizer Lickable Gadget Taste
Researchers from Meiji University, led by Homei Miyashita, have created the Norimaki Synthesizer. This lickable gadget uses ion electrophoresis in five different gels filled with electrolytes that supply controlled amounts of each of the five basic tastes. When activated, each one can apply an arbitrary taste to the user’s tongue, comparable to the way optical displays produce various shades from three basic colors.