Made In China

Chinese Search Giant Reportedly Copying Google With Self-Driving Bikes

We bet all these Shanghai cyclists wish their bikes could do the biking for them. (Wikimedia Commons)

Hot on the heels of Google’s plans to roll out self-driving cars, a search giant in China is rumored to be developing its own fleet of autonomous vehicles.

Chinese search engine Baidu is said to be developing the world’s first driverless bicycles, Tech in Asia reports. Though Baidu hasn’t officially confirmed the project, sources say the bikes could be revealed before the end of 2014. Read More

Disrupt This

Geniuses Invent Bracelet That Pauses Netflix When You Fall Asleep

You can start watching your Netflix show from the exact point you passed out! (Screengrab: YouTube)

The one thing more depressing than spending your weekend nights alone in bed watching Sherlock is falling asleep before you even find out how he solves the murder, amiright? 

Some Netflix employees have figured out a possible way to solve the highly pressing problem, The Week reports. At an internal company Hack Day last week, a team of five Netflix-ers presented their invention: a customized FitBit wristband that detects when you’ve fallen asleep, pauses whatever show you’re aggressively binge-watching and replaces it with a friendly “Looks like you’ve fallen asleep!” message. When the user returns to Netflix (presumably after a night of Benedict Cumberbatch-filled dreams), they can resume their show from the point at which they previously dozed off. Read More

Lawyers Guns and Money

New Organ Destroying “R.I.P.” Bullet Has Completely Sold Out

The new R.I.P. bullets. (Facebook)

Nobody wanted to buy segways, but a deadly new copper bullet “designed to take out all your vital organs” has completely sold out. Cool, ‘Murica.

Georgia’s G2 Research has developed a bullet called the “Radically Invasive Projectile,” or—ugh—R.I.P. for short, The Blaze reports. The R.I.P., which is being marketed as the “last round you’ll ever need,” “travels at 1265 feet per second and enters a target with devastating force,” an advertisement says. “The R.I.P. then seperates [sic] into 9 distinct wound channels inside the target.” Read More

Magic

Your Farts Are No Match for New Odor-Eliminating Underwear

Finally free of farts! (Photo: Doest.jp)

If you somehow find it physically impossible to make it through a meeting without cropdusting your coworkers, a company called Seiren has finally developed a solution that will satisfy both your butt and your increasingly frustrated girlfriend. Introducing Deoest, a new product from the Japanese textile company that purports to use “whiff-absorbing ceramic particles in the material fibres” to magically disappear your farts. Read More