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February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007 Archives

  • March 2, 2007
    Ever wondered what your bones look like when you kiss? Of course you have.You wouldn't be a mentally disturbed crazy person if you didn't. / Continue →
  • March 2, 2007
    Professors at Tokyo University have developed a robot that can help out around the house. It's movements are jerky and not very fast, but this robot can pour a cup of tea and even wash the cup afterwards. Because really, if you're gonna invest four years of your life into a rob... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    The Single Digit Clock Kit consists of a single 7-segment LED which displays the time as a sequence of numbers. The kit costs $21.95 and needs some assembly, but when complete it basically leaves you with a confusing block of a changing number. It's a neat idea, but if you get ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    Logisys has developed an 800 dpi optical finger mouse which works on any media except reflective glass surfaces. You strap it onto your index finger and move the cursor by swinging your finger around using the thumb to control the left button, right button, and scroll wheel. It... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    The XSR48 from XSMG Marine is a 48-foot boat that claims to be the world's fastest diesel production boat. It has a Kevlar and carbon-fibre monocoque hull (whatever that is) and twin diesel Isotta Fraschini engines which can reportedly push the XSR48 to speeds in excess of 100 ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    The Bubble Double-bar is an inflatable and illuminated double-bar which is easy to transport and install. Perfect if you need an impromptu bar or if you just prefer all your furniture to be inflatable. And who doesn't? If the Bouncy Toilet 2000 has taught me anything it's that ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    Buffalo has created an optical mouse with an attached directional pad instead of a scroll wheel. Everything else is pretty basic, but at 3,320 Yen (about $28) you can't afford not to get one. Besides, I've been looking for a new way to navigate Word documents like a game of Mar... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2007
    The NEStation is an original NES modded to look like an upright PS2. And I hope I never meet the mad genius that put it together, because I think my face would melt in the presence of his awesomeness. The best mod I could come up for my NES was sticking it inside a roasted turk... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    You know the number one thing I look for in an office chair? That I be afraid of it. That I think if I sit in it I'll never get out. And that's why Humanscale's Freedom chair might be the most exciting chair I've ever seen. It features a counterbalance system that adjusts itsel... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    Wonder Pizza USA is developing a vending machine that cooks and serves 9" whole pizzas in just under 2 minutes. Each machine can have up to three different kinds of pizzas available at a time, although I'm curious as to what kind of quality you'd get from a vending machine. I s... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    Dexter is a dynamically balancing robot that's been in development since 2001. Unlike other walking robots which have stiff joints and a pre-planned set of movements, Dexter can dynamically adjust. It's joints are driven by air cylinders and are springy like human muscle. It ha... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    Always losing your remotes? Well it'd be pretty hard to if they were all strapped to your face. That's the "idea" behind the Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler (aka Remote Wrangler). And I use the quotes, because I don't think any actual thought went into this. On the plus side... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    Pixelnotes is a wallpaper consisting of four layers of varying gray tones, with each layer perforated in a grid format and backed with an adhesive similar to post-it notes. So basically you write a message on the wall, peel a square off, and reveal the gray beneath it. The wa... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2007
    This guy is significantly more talented at Legos than I am. If I tried putting this together I'd probably end up with half the pieces in my stomach and the other half glued to my face. The rest of the Lego Wii series after the jump.... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2007
    For the ultimate in lazy, this is a mini-fridge that launches beers so you don't have to get up off the couch. I'm just glad there's somebody out there focusing their energies on the important stuff. Who needs a cure for cancer as long as we've got a fridge that shoots beer at ... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2007
    Bloomframe is a window that can fold down into a balcony. I don't know if I'd actually trust it to hold my weight, but it's an excellent idea for people who like things that can transform into other things. Cars for examples. Into robots. If you don't like that you're clearly i... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2007
    These are kind of old, but they're still cool so you should get some. They're 4-foot-long mylar missile shaped balloons that you fill with helium and tie to your car to make it look awesome. And what's even more awesome? The real bullet holes the cops will put in your car if yo... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2007
    The Wave Clock is part timepiece, part kinetic sculpture, and uses ball bearings as its hands. The ball bearings are moved by unseen magnets below the clock's surface, with the only marking being a dimple signifying 12 o'clock. So basically it's perfect for anybody who doesn't ... / Continue →