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July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007 Archives

  • July 27, 2007
    PC World has compiled their list of the strangest sights in Google Earth. With its detailed satellite photos, Google's interactive map lets everyone be a virtual globetrotter. And some of the things we've found in our travels are downright bizarre. Oddly left off the list we... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2007
    Two graduate students at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning are developing what they call the "Crowd Farm", which is a smart floor that would harness the energy of people walking over it and turn it into electricity. A responsive sub-flooring system made up of blocks t... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2007
    Contrary to popular belief, a Hello Kitty doll made from 62,000 Swarovski crystals is 100% absolutely necessary. This monstrosity was displayed at the opening of a “Hello Kitty Selection” event at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo and costs 8 million yen ($66,115). And j... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2007
    Who knew there was such a big market for levitating globes? This one isn't nearly as cool though since it needs a top and bottom magnet. A magnetic field sensor continually measures the height at which the globes are suspended. This sensor feeds that data into a micro computer... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2007
    This is a miniature paper sculpture of a bee which stands at 6 cm tall and was designed and crafted by artist Elsita. For the making of this bee I arranged 25 little pieces of paper that I carefully cut with a sharp knife and scissors. I gave volume to the pieces by pressing ... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    This is a violin designed by artist Wei Lieh Lee to look like a machine gun. Yeah, a Stradivarius is pretty nice, but last I checked a Stradivarius never gave Arnold Schwarzenegger a boner. Violin [SVA]... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    The Blow Table Lamp is lamp designed by Studio Italia Design that features a low-voltage lamp encased in an outer, clear-crystal globe. Lamp direction is controlled by a matching decorative magnet located on the outside of the clear globe. Place it almost anywhere on the glob... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    Brando is selling these dancing Transformers Bumblebee speakers for $58.90. The Bumblebee speakers will actually dance to your music and even play it back with Transformers sound effects. In a twist of customized cool, Bumblebee takes your tunes and plays them back to you wit... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    In case you missed it, this is Homer Simpson doing the monologue on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night. I'm not saying it's bad, but I'm also not saying it's good. In fact, I'm not saying anything at all. I'm actually asleep right now. Homer Does Monologue, Schneider... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    This is a few years old, but the Furminator is a first person pinball machine that puts you inside the perspective of the actual machine: The ////furminator is a pinball machine that puts the player in a first person perspective similar to modern "EGO Shooter" video games. Lik... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2007
    The Levitation desk is a desk with one leg. The challenge was to use an unique leg which could be placed anywhere under the desk. We find a solution, I would conceal it... I'm not sure how it works but I'm guessing it's a really really heavy leg they've got on there. Like rea... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2007
    The Lightspeaker Lamp was designed by LYX Furniture and Light to look like a floor speaker. The "bass & treble reflectors" in the polished white acrylic box are really light reflectors with mirror topped bulbs. And the volume control is really a dimmer. It's a neat concept, ... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2007
    So what do you do if you've got a few spare tanks lying around and plenty of time? Turn one of them into a limo of course. So at Christmas we pulled out the best armored personnel carrier from 30 we had laying around. A bit of a special not only fitted with a turret for when ... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2007
    Looking for the greatest hat ever? Look no further. club NAMCO is selling a Pac-Man Plush Head for $29.99. If wearing this on dates doesn't get you laid, nothing will. Well, except for maybe taping a picture of my face over yours.... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2007
    Experiments in Galvanism is an art project by Garnet Hertz to implant a miniature webserver into the body of a frog. Garnet Hertz has implanted a miniature webserver in the body of a frog specimen, which is suspended in a clear glass container of mineral oil, an inert liquid ... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2007
    Remember this $99 million diamond skull created by Damien Hirst? Well here's a brief walk through on how he did it. And yes, just as you suspected, he takes a human skull and basically glues a bunch of expensive stuff to it. ... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    This ridiculously awesome human being took out the insides of an optical mouse and stuck them in an NES controller, creating the NES Gamepad Mouse. I wonder what else you could stuff in an NES Gamepad. An MP3 player? A camera? An entire cheese pizza?... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    From Bungie: Um. The dudes at WETA made a Warthog. I don’t mean that they made a big plastic thing that looks like a Warthog. I mean they built a fully-functioning, four-wheel steering, powerful, off-road vehicle with a machine gun on the back. At the correct scale. If you l... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    Instructables has a nice tutorial on how this guy put together an Office Chair Bike after finding a 35 pound leather executive chair, a Princess bike, and a variety of other parts in a dumpster. And I'm not saying it's the greatest bike ever built, but, well, it is. God himsel... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    Canadian researchers claim they've "solved" checkers and that their checkers-playing program, Chinook, is mathematically unbeatable. "The program can achieve at least a draw against any opponent, playing either the black or white pieces," the researchers say in this week's onlin... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    The V/a.g.r.a. is an "animated lamp" designed by Romolo Stanco that uses shape-memory alloy to change its shape whenever it's turned on and off. Although I can't figure out why it's called V/a.g.r.a. It sounds like something I'd find in my spam folder.... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2007
    Statetris is Tetris with US states. Try it on hard and then weep at your own inadequacies. / Continue →
  • July 23, 2007
    Looks like somebody finally invented the world's most comfortable bed. Because why roll around when you can lie there perfectly still. Source... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2007
    These guys put together a cake based on the original Optimus Prime Transformers toy. Unfortunately they built it in truck form, so it looks more like a truck than a Transformer. But hey, I mean, a truck cake. That's still pretty cool.... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2007
    The Light Drop is a light designed to look like it's dripping out of a faucet. The Light Drop is supposed to make people think about how we are dealing with our natural resources , in this particular case, the water, which is the main source of energy for every living organism... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2007
    The Oryx is a time trial bike designed by Harald Cramer with a one-sided fork and chain-stay. Due to its Y-frame shape, it’s comfortably shock-proof without loosing ground contact. Each bike is custom-made which guaranties the perfect fit for every rider and simplifies ma... / Continue →