Ok this is a random entry but when I saw this bit of "news" I realised that not only would it appeal to some of my mates ...but it also helps to explain what software engineers really do!!!??  :-) 

A guy in USA has built himself a fridge that can throw a can of beer to his sofa with a click of a remote control! It holds 10 cans and yes he is thinking about a version to hold bottles of beer!