A new product turns your stairs into a slide. SlideRider , which was designed by Trisha Cleveland, is a series of foldable mats that includes a cushioned landing pad for a soft landing. Cleveland has teamed up with Quirky, a company that works with normal people to create inventions, and is currently seeking a manufacturer. (CNET)
Facebook Wants To Post What You’re Listening To And Watching
Facebook has added a new feature to its mobile app that will encourage people to over-share more than they already do. This feature is an opt-in service that lets you press a button when you’re posting a status update that will activate an audio-matching service. If the service properly identifies what it hears it will then insert the name of whatever you’re listening to or watching in your status update. Facebook says once you opt-in the app will try to search for audio each time you post a status update, but you can stop the search by pressing an “audio bars” icon that indicates when the search is happening.(Consumerist)
Levi Strauss CEO: Don’t Wash Your Jeans!
How often do you wash your jeans? According to the CEO of iconic jeans-maker Levi Strauss, Chip Bergh, the answer should be almost never. Speaking at a Fortune magazine conference on Tuesday (May 20th), Bergh said, “These jeans are maybe a year old and these have yet to see a washing machine. I know that sounds totally disgusting.” But he added, “I have yet to get a skin disease or anything else.” Bergh explained that rarely washing jeans will help them keep their shape and color, saying, “If you talk to real denim aficionados, they tell you don’t wash your blue jeans.” So how are you supposed to keep your jeans fresh without washing them? ABC News says experts recommend eliminating odor by spritzing them with white vinegar or vodka and hanging them out to air dry, or you could also freeze your jeans once a month to kill off the smell caused by bacteria.
Golfer McIlroy Calls Off Engagement to Tennis’ Wozniacki, Cites Invitations
Pro golfer Rory McIlroy has called off his five-month engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and they have ended their relationship, the 25-year-old saying in a statement yesterday (May 21st) that sending out the wedding invitations triggered something in him that made him realize he isn’t ready for marriage. The statement said, “The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.” He added, “There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people. I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we have had.” The 23-year-old Wozniacki hasn’t publicly commented yet.