In a world where child soldiers are forced to fight for fear of their family's safety, women are refused the same education as their male counterparts, and disease runs rampant around the globe for a lack of funding to provide the most basis of vaccinations, it is a great comfort to know that an elite few are able to look past the all the chaos and keep it real real for the rest of us. Boatloads of dirty, filthy money, you see, should never be spent in an effort to make the world a better place. Instead, those with millions or billions burning a hole in their haberdasher-sewn pockets should opt to blow their dough on more pressing matters than life-changing charity. You know, like a diamond-encrusted iPhone 4.
If you're an Apple purist that laments the fact that wearing a pair of the company's iconic white earbuds in public could grab a mugger's attention and lead to a nasty thrashing, we've got great news for you: Universal Designs is offering replicas of Batman's belt from The Dark Knight that come complete with a holster for your iPhone or iPod. It's a sure bet that wearing this baby out in public will guarantee you'll never have to worry about being rolled for your precious Apple products again. After all why would any self-respecting criminal want to beat someone to within an inch of their lives for a portable media device when they could be beating them for wearing superhero memorabilia. I mean, come on--even criminals have priorities.
Here's one out of left field to open those bleary Monday morning eyes of yours: Apple negotiated an exclusive deal to use metallic alloys with unique atomic structures developed by a research team at the California Institute of Technology. The alloy, which was brought to market for commercial use back in 2003 by Liquidmetal Technologies, the alloy's intellectual rights holder, has previously seen utilization is by the U.S. Department of Defense, as can also be found in some medical equipment.
Liquid metal... a computer comany... can Skynet be far behind?