The Defender, A Portable Safety System With Pepper Spray, a Siren, Triangulation, Notifications and a Camera Built-In

The Defender is a new personal safety product that features pepper spray, a siren, flashing lights, a number of smart features including a GPS triangulation, and a camera that snaps and transmits a photo via Bluetooth. Once captured, the information is sent to the Defender team via an iPhone or Android app, who in turn communicate with 911, while notifications are also sent out alerting your emergency contacts of the incident via text or e-mail. The product’s creators are currently seeking funding via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

The Defender

image via The Defender

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Google Adds New Explore Feature to Google Maps Apps

Google Explore

Google has added a new Explore feature to their Google Maps apps on Android and iOS that allows users to discover places nearby. The feature, accessed via an “Explore” button in the bottom right corner, includes different suggestions based on the time of day — it might point out nearby breakfast places in the morning, for example. The feature also works when browsing maps of other locations so that users can plan out their day. The Android version of the app includes a “My Location” feature that accesses even more information.

Google Explore

Google Explore

Google Explore

Google Explore

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Nosemouth, Digitally Manipulated Photos of Celebrities That Imagine Them With an Enlarged Nose and No Mouth

Nosemouth Miley Cyrus

Nosemouth is a hilarious Tumblr blog created by artist Phillip Pastore that is filled with digitally manipulated photos that imagine what celebrities would look like with an enlarged nose and no mouth. The entire ongoing collection of photos can be viewed online.

All Nose. No Mouth.

Nosemouth James Franco

Nosemouth Scarlett Johansson

Nosemouth Seinfeld

Nosemouth Bill Murray Ghostbusters

Nosemouth Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Nosemouth Barack Obama

images via Nosemouth

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Bunch O Balloons, A Garden Hose Adapter That Fills and Ties 37 Water Balloons at the Same Time

Bunch O Balloons is a hose adapter created by Texas-based Tinnus Enterprises that comes with 37 water balloons pre-attached so users can fill them all at once. Once the balloons are filled, shaking the adapter will seal them up thanks to small rubber bands on the end of each. The adapter, which is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, makes it possible for one person to fill 100 balloons in under a minute.

Bunch O Balloons

Bunch O Balloons

images via Bunch O Balloons

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‘Walking Dead’ Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd & Graphic Novelist Warren Ellis Teaming Up to Develop New TV Series

Warren Ellis by Gage Skidmore
photo by Gage Skidmore

To kick off the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) announced that they will bringing together Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of The Walking Dead, and award-winning graphic novelist Warren Ellis to work on a new television series. The untitled project will be Ellis’ first jump into the television world.

Here is what Ellis had to say about the deal with Gale and Universal Cable Productions:

“I’ve been strongly drawn to television over the last few years, and working with brilliant and determined collaborators like Gale and the UCP team, I’m delighted at the opportunity to add my voice to the new, novelistic TV form that’s evolved so dramatically.”

Gale Anne Hurd
photo via AMC

via Deadline

Socialist, A Handy App for Organizing and Sharing Lists of Things Like Restaurants and Movies

Socialist

Socialist is an app by developers The BKRY and Awkward for organizing and sharing lists of things like restaurants, movies, music, and more. The app has also partnered with other services like Netflix to make lists useful beyond just being lists. Users can also invite each other to collaborate on shared lists. Socialist is currently available on iOS.

Socialist

Socialist

Socialist

Socialist

images via Socialist

via Product Hunt

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

Artist Bovey Lee creates astonishingly intricate cut paper art out of Chinese rice paper and silk. She has a gallery on her site of beautiful cut paper works stretching back to 2005.

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Bovey Lee

photos via Bovey Lee

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