• A call to arms: Reboot the public bathroom

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a loquacious orator. I’ve never written an impassioned speech. I’m just a part-time tech blogger. But today I must do my best to motivate — nay, to inspire — you, the tech-savvy population of the Internet, to bring all of your design and engineering and user experience skills to bear on the problem of the modern era. Set aside your silly… Read More

  • Japanese toilet analyzes stool, beams results to cell phones via personalized URLs

    As just about any other gaijin living in Japan, I came to love Japanese toilets. They have multiple buttons and functions to play around with, keep your bottom warm during cold days and are generally totally over-engineered. While this is pretty cool and fine with me, Japan’s Inax has now overdone it with a very interesting online feature. Read More

  • "Green" super-toilet reduces usage of water, improves odor in rest rooms

    No country can rival Japan when it comes to toilets. The local market (worth several billion US dollars) is controlled by two companies, Toto and Inax, both of which are also active in the USA. Especially Inax recently managed to make a name for themselves as an innovator by offering a music-playing and light-emitting toilet for home use (Inax Regio) or a model that supports SD cards (Inax… Read More

  • NASA building new toilet, asks workers to ‘evacuate’

    Here’s a tidbit of information for your next dinner party. Apparently, you can’t make fake urine. Can’t be done! In light of this fact, NASA is asking its employees in Houston’s Johnson Space Center to share their pee pee in order to test out the magical, wonderful toilet that’s going into the new Orion space capsule. Toilets are a serious matter for NASA and… Read More

  • The Air Poo: greatest invention of all time

    When John Biggs sees this his head is going to explode. It beats the crap out of that toilet seat he reviewed a few months back. A docking station for your MBA and iPod with a seated heat, multi-touch flusher, and built-in surround sound. Taking a poo has just been taken to the next level. No word on price just yet, but we’ll follow this one very closely. Product Page Read More

  • Spaloo installation video: The good, the bad, and me on the toilet

    Note: the failure of this install was not Spaloo’s fault — our contractor messed up installing the toilet itself along with the electricity and his failures did not allow me to wash my bum correctly. You cannot believe how much I wanted to install this. I think what I’ll do is install it in the new bathroom we’re putting in here in my attic. I was really crying at… Read More

  • Talking Urinal Cake Tells You To Lay Off The Hard Stuff

    Urinal cake technology has been pretty stagnant in recent years. However, apparently New Mexico has been pretty pissed (get it?) about how many of its citizens are drinking and driving, That’s where these new cutting-edge, state-of-the-art cakes come in. Even though most people know that by the time you think you hear your toilet talking to you, you’ve usually had enough to drink… Read More