Category: Gadgetry

Yo-Yo Mania in Prague

A long, long time ago I owned my own yo-yo. Today I came across this article about “the weird world of Czech yo-yoing” with some really amazing videos and a “hidden fact” that hardly...

Smartphone App for Fare Dodgers

A typical encounter in Prague: Men in plain clothes waiting at the stairs or in the foot tunnels of metro stations, or walking through the trams to inspect tickets. Alone in Prague there are...

Hackerspace Brmlab

“Brm” sounds to me a bit like “Brno” but no, it’s in Prague. Brmlab is a hackerspace launched in mid 2010 that serves as a roof for several hacker activities.

Sheep with “Narcotic Melodies”

Quoting Alza: Attractive stuffed lamb with integrated lights and three narcotic melodies. LED lights can be activated by pressing the little bodies of animals. Poor little light easily help a child fall asleep or...

Flight Over Prague

Nice video! The only bad thing: They forgot to hit that stupid balloon over the Kampa island.

Prague’s Pneumatic Post System

This must be the perfect setting for a Steampunk movie: Prague’s pneumatic tube system. This technical masterpiece from the 19th century is the last of its kind and basically still functional, although it was...

Czech Transformer for the Olympics

The Czech artist David Černý, creator of the upside-down horse and other controversial pieces like the babies crawling up the Prague TV tower, decided to send an ironic message to the Olympic Games in...

Headrest

Urinals With Headrests

The pub U vystřelenýho oka in Prague’s most rugged quarter Žižkov bears not only an unusual name – The Shot-Out Eye. A self-portrayal on their website tells us: The beer here is of standard...

Watch out for the enemy

There are several ways how to cope with the Prague traffic as a cyclist: If you don’t prefer the do-it-yourself way, you may want to switch into camouflage mode. Watch the presentation by Conrad...

Dead Drops all over town

You must be incredibly sharp-sighted if you manage to spot one of those tiny metal connectors that almost unnoticed invaded urban spaces. But what on earth are Dead Drops? In a nutshell: ‘Dead Drops’...

Do-it-yourself bike lane

Riding bike in Prague looks to me like tempting fate. In fact, I never dared to try it. Some streets seem safe enough, in others you will inevitably have to struggle for your space....