iCandy: Made to Measure

Keeping tabs on air, oceans, food, and beer

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This item falls under the heading “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The figurine is actually a cellphone designed by engineers at Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, whose intention was to make the user feel closer to the person on the other end. But do you really want to feel an intimate connection to the tow truck driver you call when your car is disabled on the side of the road?

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