Author Archive for David Lowe

David Lowe

David is the editor of OriginofCool.com and Founder/CEO of Uberpong.com. He is a British expat living in Austin, Texas. David has established himself in the social media world by building online communities for startups and runs a blog network. In his spare time, David has a mild obsession with table tennis ("if you want to get to know me, learn to play ping pong") and is striving to change the way it is played. He is also a guitarist and songwriter, loves street art, world cinema and baseball. You can reach him here: hi@originofcool.com

Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks

Ushuaia Beach Hotel Ibiza and Microsoft have teamed up to showcase some cool technology on the island. Read more [...]

Ping Pong Map Lets You Find Table Tennis Spots Around The World

Ping Pong Map Lets You Find Table Tennis Spots Around The World

Ping pong brand Uberpong have just released a cool new ping pong map. If you are a fan of the second Read more [...]

Guardians of Time Haunt Berlin

Guardians of Time Haunt Berlin

Manfred Kielnhofer has created “The Guardians of Time” – five mystical sculptures that have been traveling Read more [...]

Uberpong Lets You Create Two Sided Custom Ping Pong Paddles In 30 Seconds

Uberpong Lets You Create Two Sided Custom Ping Pong Paddles In 30 Seconds

Uberpong have launched the world’s first two-sided custom ping pong paddle editor. The social ping Read more [...]

5 Tactics That Will Register You As A Professional Gambler

5 Tactics That Will Register You As A Professional Gambler

Gambling either brings you fortune or could lead you to the path of bankruptcy. Your technique of approach Read more [...]

8 Cool Styles Of Female Table Tennis Players

8 Cool Styles Of Female Table Tennis Players

Table tennis has been growing fast in popularity and Uberpong are leading the charge to make the sport Read more [...]

Meet Some Of Fresno’s Best Artists

Meet Some Of Fresno’s Best Artists

Nestled in California’s Central Valley, almost in the geographic center of the state, Fresno is perhaps Read more [...]

Dirty Little Secrets: Art Made From Dirt

Dirty Little Secrets: Art Made From Dirt

Sarah Rosado is an Illustrator and Photographer from New York. The title of her project is “Dirty Little Read more [...]

Street Artist Creates Mural Of Worker Sent To Remove His Graffiti

Street Artist Creates Mural Of Worker Sent To Remove His Graffiti

A worker was called in to paint over some graffiti that had been deemed inappropriate on Essex Road in Read more [...]

New Vaporizer Redefines Smoking For The Modern Generation

New Vaporizer Redefines Smoking For The Modern Generation

Ploom are developers of products that provide a cleaner, more flavorful alternative to the smoking experience. Read more [...]

Do The No Pants Dance

Do The No Pants Dance

It’s Friday and you know what that means…”Do The No Pants Dance!!” This sweet bit of street art was Read more [...]

Top Films Of The ’90s

Top Films Of The ’90s

The 1990s ended the millennium with a bang. In music, we were treated to the Spice Girls and Nirvana. Read more [...]

1991 Photos Create Epic Stop Motion Video

1991 Photos Create Epic Stop Motion Video

This high school senior spent the past two months taking 1991 photos of 140 his high school peers and Read more [...]

Austin Psych Fest Review

Austin Psych Fest Review

The Austin Psych Fest was founded in 2008 and has grown into one of the premier live music events in Read more [...]

Crosskix Revolutionizes Sneakers

Crosskix Revolutionizes Sneakers

Crosskix Footwear have developed a stylish, athletic and functional sneaker that you can see on their Kickstarter Read more [...]

Durex Fundawear Lets You Touch Your Partner Over The Internet

Durex Fundawear Lets You Touch Your Partner Over The Internet

Durex Australia have just released this video for a product they have entitled “Fundawear”. Tipped as Read more [...]

LSTN Headphones Helps Restore Hearing To Deaf Children

LSTN Headphones Helps Restore Hearing To Deaf Children

LSTN Headphones caught my attention recently when of our Cool Connoisseurs Yasmine Alsairafi dropped Read more [...]

Couch That Doubles As Punching Bag

Couch That Doubles As Punching Bag

Sometimes it can be a serious struggle to ditch your couch and head to the gym. Not any more. Enjoy Read more [...]

Meet The Rolls-Royce Of Strollers

Meet The Rolls-Royce Of Strollers

I am not a mom, I don’t want a baby any time soon but I have to have this stroller. Power folding, Read more [...]

Awesome POV Car Chase Compilation

Awesome POV Car Chase Compilation

A compilation of POV shots cut together from numerous car chase scenes, taken from either behind, inside, Read more [...]

Austin Carnival: The Biggest Party Outside Of Brazil

Austin Carnival: The Biggest Party Outside Of Brazil

The Austin Carnaval (we’re going with the Portuguese spelling as Carnival really originates in Brazil) Read more [...]

Free 30 Foot Climbing Wall From Burning Man On Craigslist

Free 30 Foot Climbing Wall From Burning Man On Craigslist

Spotted on Craigslist: “A climbing wall in West Oakland needs a new home. The wall was built for a Burning Read more [...]

Man Has Arm Span Longer Than Height

Man Has Arm Span Longer Than Height

Whilst at a brilliant birthday party at the weekend in Austin, I got talking to a Nigerian who was quite Read more [...]

Tree Library Lets You Read Books On The Street

Tree Library Lets You Read Books On The Street

When I saw the image of the tree library I was blown away. Keeping my finger on the pulse of cool, I Read more [...]

Top Tips In Choosing The Best Android Games

Top Tips In Choosing The Best Android Games

It cannot be denied that android games are taking a good stand at the spotlight lately. With more and Read more [...]

Fit Steady: Austin Startup That Will Get Your Heart Racing

Fit Steady: Austin Startup That Will Get Your Heart Racing

When you think of Austin startups and hear about it the area becoming “the next Silicon valley”, you Read more [...]

British Gas Introduces The Smart Revolution

British Gas Introduces The Smart Revolution

Winter in England typically lasts from October to April. Summer is a “blink and you miss it” affair. Read more [...]

MyBizTracker: Cool iPhone App Makes Business A Piece Of Cake

MyBizTracker: Cool iPhone App Makes Business A Piece Of Cake

We’ve looked at several apps on Origin of Cool but here’s a cool one that has just been launched. MyBizTracker has Read more [...]

The Hipster’s Guide to Music Valhalla

The Hipster’s Guide to Music Valhalla

Victorian hipster and artist Oscar Wilde once said, “A work of art is the unique result of a unique Read more [...]

Movember Worldwide Is Helping To Beat Prostate Cancer

Movember Worldwide Is Helping To Beat Prostate Cancer

During November each year, Movember encourages men from around the world to grow, tease and comb moustaches. Read more [...]

Astarte Suites: Bringing Cool To Honeymoons

Astarte Suites: Bringing Cool To Honeymoons

On the idyllic island of Santorini, Greece, Astarte Suites – a small and intimate boutique hotel – brings Read more [...]

Apprenticeships In British Intelligence: Become The Next James Bond

Apprenticeships In British Intelligence: Become The Next James Bond

With the new James Bond movie Skyfall in theaters, GCHQ, MI5 (Security Service) and MI6 (Secret Intelligence Read more [...]

BendyBuds Headphones Stay In Your Ears And Wrap Around Your Sunglasses

BendyBuds Headphones Stay In Your Ears And Wrap Around Your Sunglasses

BendyBuds are in-ear headphones that don’t fall out of your ears. After the massively successful Uberpong Read more [...]

Brilliant Machines: Robots Spotted Doing Cool Stuff

Brilliant Machines: Robots Spotted Doing Cool Stuff

Brilliant Machines is a Tumblr stream highlighting cool, robotic sightings from around the world. Origin Read more [...]

Fill In The Blank: Book That Inspires Creativity

Fill In The Blank: Book That Inspires Creativity

Fill In The Blank is one of the best books I have never had to read. Why? Because this is not a book Read more [...]

Slinkachu Releases Global Model Village Book

Slinkachu Releases Global Model Village Book

On the back of his Global Model Village shows in New York and London, Slinkachu releases a book of the Read more [...]

Free Photography Guide In The Guardian

Free Photography Guide In The Guardian

On 17 November, British newspaper The Guardian releases an 84 page guide to photography, free with the Read more [...]

A Brief Guide to the Coolest Vegas Films

A Brief Guide to the Coolest Vegas Films

Vegas can transform you. A mild manner office drone can show up at any of the party casinos on the Vegas Read more [...]

Coolest Game Of Beer Pong Ever

Coolest Game Of Beer Pong Ever

The iStrike Shuttle has been created by Hong Kong based company Dream Cheeky. Their gadget syncs Read more [...]

Cool Urban Gardens of New York City

Cool Urban Gardens of New York City

The city of New York plays host to nearly 51 million visitors a year and is home to over 19 million residents Read more [...]

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