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April 9, 2006 - April 15, 2006 Archives

  • April 14, 2006
    Finally, someone has designed a product that never lets you forget death's cold grip constantly firming on your wrist. A patent was filed in 1991 for the "Life Expectancy Watch," which monitors and displays the "approximate time remaining in a lifespan of an individual" by decre... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2006
    Apparently someone named "Crazy Jon" decided to install twelve 30 inch monitors on a wall in his house. The monitors are powered by three networked computers with two 512MB video cards in each, producing a total resolution of 49,152,000 pixels. This project required additional ... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2006
    South Korean company Iljin Display is working on miniscule LCD projectors that can be placed inside cell phones and digital cameras. The projectors will cast a seven inch, full color display onto walls, floors, and the backs of a large people on the bus. The technology for the p... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2006
    The Russian space agency is pressuring NASA to allow a cosmonaut to hit a golf ball from the international space station. A Canadian golf company has paid the Russian space agency and undisclosed amount of money to hit a special gold-plated golf ball into orbit, but they must ge... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2006
    Connie Cheng and Leonardo Bonanni have created the Intelligent Spoon, a cooking concept that will force you to use a computer the next time you just want to make some damn pudding. The Intelligent Spoon is equipped with various sensors that calculate a dish's temperature, acidit... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2006
    Cheri Robertson, a woman who lost both of her eyes in a car crash, received an experimental new surgery that restored some of her vision. The procedure inserts electrodes into the brain that interact with a camera placed on the person's glasses, allowing someone without eyes to ... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2006
    Flashbag is a USB drive that inflates relative to the amount of data it holds. It's an interesting concept, but doesn't seem practical in actual use. Not only would the inflated drive be annoying to use, it'd also tip off your co-workers as to just how much porn you were storin... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2006
    NASA is taking time off from making orthopedic space mattresses to finally do some real work: launching a missile into the moon. Okay, maybe not a missile missile, but a probe. Probes are like peaceful missiles. In an attempt to determine the possibility of hidden ice on the moo... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2006
    Wired has compiled a list of weirdest USB gadgets. The list includes the standard favorites like hand warmers, toothbrushes, and novelty aquariums, as well as adding some lesser-known entries like electric blankets, humidifiers, and the inappropriately corded puppy cam. Pictured... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2006
    ThinkGeek is now selling the fabled bluetooth laser virtual keyboard for $179.99. The 3.5 inch gadget projects a laser keyboard on any flat surface, providing a full qwerty keyboard for your cell phone or PDA. When you type on the keyboard, the device emits simulated click sound... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2006
    Ron Mueck is an Australian hyper-realist sculptor who makes sculptures that faithfully reproduce minute details of the human body, but plays with scale to make them visually jarring. Check out this gallery in the Washington Post and try not to be amazed. It's what would happen ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2006
    GamePro has compiled a list of what they feel are the most controversial video game ads of all time. The list is pretty short and not all that shocking though, making me wonder just how much research they put into this thing. I'm sure the ad for Tetris featuring me having sex w... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2006
    Organizers of the annual ROBO-ONE robot battles in Japan have announced plans to hold a robot fight in space by 2010. The competition, which is designed to increase the progress of killer space robot technology, will take place near a special satellite and consist of grappling ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2006
    Korean robot manufacturer Yujin has released pictures of its upcoming nanny robot "Jupiter." Jupiter recognizes human voices and orders, and it can carry out simple duties like rolling around your house and knocking things over. Jupiter also interacts with people via two main di... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2006
    Fisher-Price has announced that it will launch the Digital Song and Story Player, an MP3 player that is aimed solely at toddlers. The MP3 player will feature volume-restricted headphones, a basic five button layout, and a screen that will feature simple pictures. Fisher-Price is... / Continue →