Top 5 Best Smartwatches of 2014 (So Far)

Move over smartphones, there are more sophisticated devices around. Those devices are called smartwatches and they plan to take over the world by replacing the regular watches, phones and even laptops. They think big, we know, but these cool devices could be the next best thing for tech lovers. As it is the case with some smart devices, you don’t really have a use for them, but you must definitely have them. This year, we have seen the release of several smartwatches but not all of them are memorable. Here are the best smartwatches of 2014:

1. Apple Watch

apple watch

A little while back the tech world has welcomed one of the most anticipated smart devices of this year, the Apple Watch. It has received mixed reviews since its release but most tech lovers agree that this is one of the best smartwatches of 2014. This wearable piece of gadgetry costs $349 and it looks amazing. Apple, as always, has done it again. It’s the perfect combination of looks and brains. It’s highly customizable, features a touchscreen, acts like a heart monitor and a NFC system with which you can make payments right from the comfort of your wrist. If you ever dreamed of sharing your heartbeat (literally) with your special one, now it’s your chance. The Apple Watch is the most expensive smartwatch on our list but it looks great and does its job.

2. Pebble Steel

pebble steel smartwatch

One of the best smartwatches of 2014 is, of course, the Pebble Steel. What makes this smartwatch so special, you might ask? First of all, it has an all-metal exterior, Gorilla glass display and it’s more high-end than the previous model. This one looks really sophisticated with its matte black or brushed stainless appearance. You can also choose which band to have: a metal one or the classy leather band. Either way, they look great around the wrist. On the software side, the Pebble Steel smartwatch has the E Ink display (this allows it a long battery life) and an intuitive UI. You can store more than 1,000 apps on it and it’s compatible with iOS and Android phones.

3. Moto 360

moto 360 smartwatch

You probably heard about the Moto 360 smartwatch because it’s actually one of the best smartwatches of 2014. This classy-yet-modern-looking watch comes in a stainless steel design, with a 320x290p display. It runs on Google’s Android Wear OS and it supports Google’s voice commands, you get the Google Now alerts and the notifications from your smartphone. The Moto 360 has a Gorilla Glass 3 display and it’s also water proof. You also get a heart rate monitor and you can recharge it wirelessly. You can choose either the stainless steel or the classy leather band.

4. Samsung Gear 2

samsung gear smartwatch

Samsung Gear 2 looks like some gadget from a modern spy movie. You can actually speak to your watch and it will understand you and follow your commands. How cool is that? Samsung Gear 2 has a built-in microphone and speaker that allow you to make and take calls from your wrist. The phrase “talk to the hand” has just got a new meaning now. You can also use your voice to look up things on the internet like the weather or you personal contacts. Samsung Gear 2 also  features an integrated camera and a heart rate monitor.

5. Samsung Gear Fit

samsung gear fit smart watch

What makes this cool looking smart device one of the best smartwatches of 2014 is that it has a curved Amoled display and it does more than show notifications like email and Facebook. The Samsung Gear Fit has a heart monitor which will help you with your exercises. With the Samsung Gear Fit you can track distance and sleep and helps you with those weight loss exercises.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Best Dating Apps For Finding Your Special One

Now that you’re in shape thanks to our list of the best apps for losing weight, it’s time to do some serious dating. What better way to find someone in our age, than to look it on the internet? Thank god for smartphones and apps. It makes finding a date much easier and there is a great selection of decent dating apps put there. But since we only settle for the best, we’ve made the selection ourselves and tried all the dating apps for you. Here are the best dating apps for finding your significant other.

1. Tinder

tinder dating app

One of the best dating apps at the moment is, of course, Tinder. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely have to. It’s free to install, it’s compatible with Android and IOS and it’s super easy to use. All you have to do is log in to your Facebook account (it doesn’t work without a Facebook account) and Tinder will do the rest. It will select some of your photos and interests and you can browse anonymously to see if you can find someone you find attractive. When you do, you swipe right and if the person also liked you, you have a match. This means that you can start chatting and take it from there. The coolest thing about Tinder is that unless they like you back, no one will know that you liked them. This makes Tinder one of the best dating apps available at the moment. Start using it now.

2. OKCupid

okcupid dating app

If you want to hook up and you’ve tried every club in your city, with no satisfying results, you need to try dating apps. One of the best dating apps around is called OKCupid. This is actually the most popular dating app and one of the first ones for that matter. They first started as a dating site and moved on to smarpthones. You get to create your own profile, check out other profiles, rate them, answer quizzes and chat with potential dates. You can upload photos from your phone and update your profile with your latest selfie. OkCupid is free to download and it works on both Android and iOs phones and other smart devices.

3. Blendr

blendr dating app

If you have an Android or iOs phone, start downloading and install Blendr. It’s one of the best dating apps that require you to have a Facebook account so that it can upload pictures on the Blendr account. Blendr shows you potential matches based on mutual interests like music, books or films. You can also chat with the ones you like and set up a date. You never know, right? Splendid love stories await for you out there so give it a try. There’s nothing to lose.

4. Plenty of Fish

plenty of fish dating app

There are plenty of fish in the water for everyone. This dating app has a great and accurate name. Plenty of Fish is one of the biggest and the best dating apps on the internet. It began as a dating site and moved to smartphones. This dating app lets you create your own profile, browse to see any potential matches and message them. Plenty of Fish is free to download and it works with iOs and Android.

5. Grindr

grindr gay app

One of the best dating apps for gay and bisexual guys is Grindr. You can download it for free on your Android or iOs device and start flirting with nearby guys. It’s a cool way to meet guys and set up dates. You can message them and exchange pictures. Grindr has become the most popular dating apps for gay and bisexual guys all over the world. Download it and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Isn’t the human body a marvellous and slightly scary thing? If you don’t agree then these facts about it might help you change your mind.

2 Swimming Pools of Saliva

Saliva and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of saliva your body produces? All of that saliva is needed for you to taste food, as a completely dry food wouldn’t allow you to dissolve food in order to taste it. Anyway, if you decided to somehow pour all of that saliva into a couple of swimming pools instead of dissolving food with it then, hey, you could fill them both during your lifetime. Wouldn’t that be cool? Swimming in your own saliva might kind of make up for never ever tasting any food.

Boil Water with Your Body

Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Ever had problems boiling water in your kettle? Why not try using your body instead? It is said that it would only 30 for the heat given off a human body to bring a gallon of water to the boil. That seems like a long time to wait for a cup of tea but I guess you would need it after all that.

Brain Bigger than an Encyclopaedia

Brain and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

There is no encyclopaedia in the world that holds more information than your brain can hold. For example, the National Archives of Britain contains 9 centuries of history and in computer terms uses 70 terabytes of storage space. Your brain is estimated to have storage space of up to maybe 1,000 terabytes, although some miserable souls claim that it is a lot lower.

Babies Have More Bones

Bones and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Would be surprised to learn that a baby has more bones than an adult? Sure you would. When we are born our body contains over 300 bones but as we grow many of them fuse together. This means that by the time we are adults we have little more than 200 bones.

The Fastest Growing Nail

Fingernails and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

The nails on your hands grow faster than the nails on your feet but which one of them is the fastest of them all? I can now reveal that it is the nail of the middle finger of your dominant hand that grows quicker than any other. It seems that the longer a finger is the faster the nail on it will grow.

We All Have Some Gold in Us

Gold and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Each of us has a very small amount of gold inside us, around 0.2 milligrams. Most of it is in our blood but you would need to get the blood of thousands of people in order to get enough of the yellow stuff to make even a small coin. Interestingly, the most abundant source of gold on Earth is the sea, where it is estimated that 10 million tons of gold is located.

Shorter at Night

Spine and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

Have you ever measured yourself last thing at night and then first thing in the morning? Maybe you should. We each shrink between 1 and 1 ½ cm each day, a height loss that is recovered at night. The reason for this is that our spinal discs are compressed by our daytime activities such as walking and sitting down. When we lie down to sleep they recover their original size again.

You Can Dissolve Razorblades

Razorblades and Incredible Facts about the Human Body

The acid that is in your stomach is so strong that it can dissolve even those sturdy potato dumplings my aunt used to torture us with. Slightly more impressively, it can also dissolve razorblades, although you shouldn’t try this at home. To be fair, I wouldn’t recommend the potato dumplings either.

10 of the Most Expensive Watches in the World

Here at ThisBlogRlues we’re interested in all kinds of luxury products. The more expensive, the better. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to buy them, but seeing them and knowing they exist makes us feel better. In a previous post we’ve showed you the most expensive Barbie dolls ever sold and now we want to share with you 10 of the most expensive watches in the world. Made of Diamonds, gold or white gold, these watches do more than telling the exact time, they are real works of art. Here they are:

10 .Cartier Secret – $2.75 Million

cartier secret luxury watch

One of the most expensive watches in the world is the Cartier Secret. This splendor of a watch is made of pure 18 carats white gold and plated with rhodium. That’s not all; this watch also has a 3.53 carat diamond and it’s covered in 3010 cut diamonds. A watch that costs as much as a house must be something, right?

9. Patek Philippe, Model 2523, 1953 Heures Universelles – $2.9 Million

Patek Philippe, Model 2523, 1953 Heures Universelles

This splendid timepiece is a favorite among the richest people in the world. It’s made of 18 carat gold and a polychrome and enamel dial that resembles the North American continent. These feature make it one of the most expensive watches in the world. We wouldn’t mind getting this for next Christmas, right?

8. Piaget Emperador Temple – $3.3 Million

piaget emperador temple luxury watch

If you thought the previous Patek Philippe watch was an expensive watch, wait until you hear about this next one. The Piaget Emperador Temple is made of 481 brilliant diamonds, 207 cut diamonds and an emerald cut diamond. With all these diamonds one might wonder, where is the watch hidden?

7. Patek Philippe – 1928 Single Button Chronograph – $3.6 Million

Patek-Philippe-1928-Single-Button Chronograph Watch

Patek Philippe is known for making some of the most expensive watches in the world and this one’s no exception. The 1928 Single Button Chronograph model is made of 18 carat white gold and pure silver.

6. Patek Philippe – Platinum World Time – $4.3 Million

Patek Philippe – Platinum World Time

Another Patek Philippe watch on our list, this time the Platinum World Time model, which was first created in 1939. This watch winds itself and it’s beyond stylish. It stands as one of the most expensive watches in the world and some say that it was the first watch to ever go on the moon.

5. Louis Moinet Meteoris – $4.6 Million

Louis Moinet Meteoris

One of the things that make this watch super special and very expensive is that it contains pieces of asteroids and meteorites in it. Who wouldn’t want a watch with ancient asteroids in it? But that comes with a very high price: this Louis Moinet watch called the Meteoris costs $4.6 Million.

4. Hublot Diamond -$5 Million

Hublot Diamond luxury watch

When talking about the most expensive watches in the world we must mention the Hublot Diamond. This beautiful piece of jewelry-watch contains more than 1000 diamonds and 18 carat pure white gold. Imagine inheriting this from a rich, distant relative.

3. Patek Philippe 1527 – $5.6 Million

Patek Philippe 1527

We should have named our list “the most expensive Patek Philippe watches” because we sure mention them a lot today. This $5.6 Million watch was made in 1943 and is made of 18 carat gold, with a silver dial. It’s a vintage piece with features like the Chronograph, a moon phase display and a perpetual calendar.

2. Patek Philippe Super Complication – 11 Million

Patek Philippe Super Complication luxury watch

Again, another Patek Philippe watch on our list. This one is made of 18 carat gold and some say it took 5 years to design and manufacture it.

1. Chopard 201 Carat – $25 Million

Chopard 201 Carat luxury watch

One of the most expensive watches in the world and the most exquisite one is the Chopard 201 Carat. It’s made of a 12 carat diamond, a 15 carat pink diamond, another 11 carat white diamond and a 163 carat yellow diamond. At $25 million, this Chopard watch is the most expensive watch in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Weird Uncomfortable Designs to Try

We are all used to nice furniture and really comfortable objects that we can use in our everyday life like kitchen appliances, chairs, sofas, shoes or tables. We have a clear idea of how a house should look like, or how our beds should feel like. But sometimes these objects are not so well designed, making utility seem a secondary purpose. So here are 10 weird uncomfortable designs that will definitely raise an eyebrow.

1. This fat house

weird uncomfortable designs

This is designed by Austrian-born artist Erwin Wurm. His humorous projects are known all over the world. The fat house is one obese house, which, because of its puffy looks, wonders if she is really a house. The culturally shaped ideas of normalcy are obviously criticized here and for this the fat house sculpture is an ingenious move.

2. This wine glass

weird uncomfortable designs

How uncomfortable does that look like? A lot, we may say. In her The Uncomfortable series, artist Katerina Kamprani makes a clear statement about how taken for granted are all the objects that surround us. Her mental and visual experiments are extremely creative.

3.  This telephone

weird uncomfortable designs

This won’t make you want to call your friends, unless you’re a fitness freak. This uncomfortable telephone is the work of Gabriel Cifarelli, an Italian artist. On the second thought, this is exactly what it looks like, an artsy piece you would probably only use to decorate your bohemian interior, but never to use.

4.  This depressing bowl

weird uncomfortable designs

This is another design you can use to joke around at the expense of your friends. Unless they have a very lousy sense of humor. This one is designed also by Katerina Kamprani.

 

5. These cigarettes

weird uncomfortable designs

A must item in our list of weird uncomfortable designs are these cigarettes. Whoever did that is either a very sadistic human being, or just a good anti-smoking designer. We would very much like to cure our smoker friends using them. We’re sure we will not succeed, but at least we’ll have a good a laugh.

6. This clock

weird uncomfortable designs

Sometimes designers have a way of making their created objects all about visuals and almost nothing about functionality. The whole point of looking at a watch is to rapidly assess you time. But this designer clock is far from this. This piece is called Obligatory Designer Clock, by artist Saikat Biswas. We still don’t know how it works, but apparently is a piece to have and stare at it in blunt admiration.

7.  This alarm clock

weird uncomfortable designs

This looks like our worst nightmare. If this doesn’t give you a heart attack, it will definitely be the most unpleasant start for your day. As many other artists, its creator, artist Dominic Wilcox, tries to make ordinary safe objects look uncomfortable to test the limit of how we perceive the normality of useful appliances.

8.  This salt & pepper set

weird uncomfortable designs

The set is actually something Boston Warehouse sells, and it also looks a little bit gross. We don’t know why, but we feel like you’re going to eat those ants as well, not only the salt and pepper.  Imagine uncovering the blanket from over your picnic basket and seeing those little creatures laying there, aside your food. That sounds quite fun, actually, almost like a good prank.

9.  This toothbrush

weird uncomfortable designs

That would easily become number one cause for teeth decay. This design from Dominic Wilcox is so funny and hard to handle for quite few reasons: hard to grab, hard to deposit, easy to be mistaken with a toy. But if you look closer, this is actually fun: they are maracas as well, so you can remove your plaque and sing as well.

10. This bottle

weird uncomfortable designs

Coming again from Dominic Wilcox, this booze bottle looks like is taken straight from an AAA document guide.  That or it might as well be your strategy to safeguard your precious drink.

With that we end our list of weird uncomfortable designs. Can you think of any other similar objects?