One MIT student who recently experienced an alcohol-induced health scare decided to apply his considerable wits to the problem of getting trashed, using technology.
Date rape is a serious problem that can be tricky to stop. Sure you could watch your drink like a hawk all night, but realistically it's almost impossible to tell when some creep has spiked your drink with a date rape drug. One solution is this specially treated glassware, which clearly warns you if someone has been fooling around with your beverage.
Back in August a bar opened in Paris. This bar is named Dernier Bar Avant La Fin Du Monde which roughly translates to "The Last Bar Before the End of the World." Okay, so it's some kind of doomsday bar, right? Actually, it's a geek-centric bar that caters to fans of all sorts of awesome stuff. From table-top games to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, many a geeky interest is represented. Once the interwebs got wind of Dernier Bar, people started getting fired up about it. Some who had been there (and others who hadn't) started dubbing it "The Geekiest Bar in the World". Now, I'm not saying that Dernier Bar isn't awesome. Far from it. But in the world? I think that claim is due a bit of scrutiny. That said, scrutiny best left to the experts. So, rather than pass my own judgement, I'm handing the reins over to you: the people. Here's a list of 14 geeky bars, Dernier Bar included. Which do you think is the geekiest? Is there a bar not on the list that's geekier than anything I've mentioned? You decide.
With all those old Soviet-era military facilities lying empty in Russia, so many of them get repurposed into the type of facility that the old Politburo would never have approved of. This gigantic structure, called Bunker 42, lies about 200 feet under the downtown Moscow streets, and has been transformed into something that looks like it's equal parts Star Wars bar and spacecraft from the movie 2001.
Call me crazy, but there's something about a collapsable shot glass keychain that doesn't seem quite right. I mean, do you really need to have a shot glass handy at all times, especially when you're driving?
It's always good to have a good set of tools on hand. And why not this? It's a new drill from Bosch that has a corkscrew attachment, letting you get at that precious, precious wine with a minimum amount of effort.
iPhone apps are great time wasters, but wouldn't it be nice to get a little something back? Nimble Strong: Bartender In Training may look like just another game at first, but it was developed in part by a cocktail journalist and comes off as not just another app.
Look, I know that sometimes you want to have a little drink without it being totally obvious. But how often do you need to be so sneaky about it that your flask needs to be disguised as an everyday object?...
The Happy Hour Watch is designed with a certain type of person in mind. Specifically, the type of person who looks forward to drinking at exactly 5pm every day. It only has the 5 o'clock hour marked on the analog...
Always be prepared, that's my motto. And generally, my motto refers to being prepared to drink beer in inappropriate situations. That's why I love these bottle-opening cufflinks. At the alter for your wedding with a bottle of Heineken you just...