This weekend: A Firefox smartphone, a hot new movie trailer, a cool air-conditioned helmet and more.
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Soldiers may soon be marching through the heat in comfort thanks to special new helmets that include air conditioners.
Based on military gas masks, the all encompassing helmet blows cool filtered air over the nose and keeps out nasty gases. It will be rolled out in the next few years.
via U.S. Army
The Legion Meter lets you charge your smartphone or tablet 92% faster than plugging it into a PC desktop or laptop.
The Kickstarter-funded device will retail for $69, shipping in October.
The new Firefox OS phone, the ZTE Open C, has launched and it’s an interesting — if underpowered — smartphone.
The $99 phone features a web-centric OS that brings up web games, apps, and other tools right over the air. It’s a great proof of concept for alternative mobile OSes.
via GSM Arena
Here’s the first trailer of Intersteller, the sci-fi epic by director/writer Christopher Nolan. The trailer made its big debut online this week.
The film stars takes year’s Best Actor Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey off a desolate near-future earth through a wormhole and beyond.
Here’s something decidedly low-tech: the Gearward A-K watch band contains anti-kidnapping gear. The kit includes a handcuff key, kevlar saw, and ceramic razor.
The $20 kit is available at gearward dot com, is designed for anyone who is venturing into unfamilar or threatening situations. It’s a clever hack and quite cool.