It's easy to hate those lists of obviously untested "lifehacks" and bluetooth-strapped "innovations," but if you do nothing to combat them aren't you effectively condoning them? The Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon stands up to the tide of bad concepts and needlessly tech-infused bullshit. Organized by Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Sam Lavigne, this year's hackathon produced some truly inventive and horrific creations. Here are some of my favorite innovative stupid hacks (possibly NSFW after the jump):
Tweet Your Food automatically updates Twitter with every bite you take. Now you can plug in and go to town, secure in the knowledge that your meals are finally keeping up with your information age lifestyle.
iPad On A Face is what it sounds like. This "artisanal, handmade, and Certified Organic" invention hacks the necessity of dropping grands and grands on a telepresence robot, by projecting your face digitally via an iPad. The iPad On A Face is mounted with an exclusive "holsterhat" to a human host, and your live projected presence is ready to go!
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen's Stupid Font finally brings a hack for us design-minded type lovers. Laura created Stupid Font 1 by hand tracing TEFF Lexicon, the most expensive font in the world. Genius.
Focus Tools is a plugin that helpfully replaces all YouTube videos with the gif above. You'll never be able to show anyone anything again, but just try to sneak in some distracting videos at work now!
However stupid some of these hacks may be, Golden BitCoin pasties are an obviously good idea, just like the currency they're based on.
Via It's Nice That