Archive for June, 2010

Bowlingual Dog Bark Translator

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

TakaraTorny, a Japanese toy company, has announced development of a dog collar that interprets a dog’s barks.  The Bowlingual Voice dog collar includes a microphone and digital reader.  Barks are translated into one of six emotional states – sad, happy, needy, frustrated, aggressive or threatening.  Many animal experts and dog lovers are skeptical about the science behind the color.  View this YouTube video and judge for yourself:

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James Bond’s Aston Martin for Sale

Friday, June 04th, 2010

“The World’s Most Famous Car” will be going on the auction block in October.  The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is one of two original cars driven by Sean Connery in Thunderball and Goldfinger.  The car is still equipped with all of James Bond’s gadgets, including machine guns, tire slashers, a revolving license plate and a rear oil sprayer.  The car was bought by in 1969 from Aston Martin by an American broadcaster named Jerry Lee for $12,000.  It’s expected to bring at least $5 million when is goes up for bids in London.

See the gadget-equipped Austin Martin CB5 driven by James Bond in this YouTube video:

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