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August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007 Archives

  • August 17, 2007
    Galactic Suites, the first space hotel, is scheduled to open in 2012, a scant 5 years from now. For the low, low price of $4 million you get an unbelievable 3 night stay in outer space. During that time guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and use Velcro suits to cr... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    The Reactable is nuts. It kinds of reminds me of that far crappier home version you can buy where you move little plastic shapes around to change the noise it makes (what was the name of that thing?). But this one is way cooler, and almost more fun to watch than to listen to.... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    If you have ever lived, then you know what it is like to listen to the radio with your finger on the record button waiting for your request to come on so you can make the most awesome mix tape ever for your middle school girlfriend. Well Suck UK, the company that has a fascina... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    Some store in a Mexican mall is selling video game consoles in boxes that look alarmingly similar to the XBox 360 and Playstation 3. Except they're called the X-Game 360 and Powerstation 3 (why not go all the way and just use the same name?). Apparently, soon to be unhappy cu... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    Those clever German researchers are at it again, this time over at the Fraunhofer Institute. They have developed "entire electronic systems" that can run off of body heat turned electricity. The picture above shows a wireless transmitter being powered by the heat given off by... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    From the "we live in a cave on a distant planet" department comes Official Meeting Facilities Guide's magazine "OMFG". Now right there on the cover it indicates that they have a website (also omfg.com) which 1. I am surprised was not already taken by me, and 2. might indicate ... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2007
    If you haven't heard this already, some lunatic in India is pimping out his iPhone for 500 rupees (approximately $12) per 15 minute session. Anyone interested can "see/touch/feel the new APPLE IPHONE". Please note that the viewing is supervised, so you can forget about steali... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    Designer Jonathan Aspinall has developed coffee mugs that can be linked together to form a six mug chain that can (allegedly) be easily carried. Each mug has a plus shaped male connection on one side, and matching female on the other. Now I don't know about you, but if I was ... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    Wind-up radio inventor Trevor Baylis is now dropping a wind-up media player very cleverly named the Trevor Baylis Eco Media Player. It can be charged via USB or hand crank, and (although I don't believe it) one minute of cranking powers the device for approximately 40 minutes.... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    I own every USB gadget imaginable, and the USB Paper Shredder is no exception. Why use a wastebasket version when this little guy will do you just fine. It's perfect for shredding those incriminating notes you and the pretty secretary exchange all day. I've had mine for awhi... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    Above is the schematic for an invention by Italian Paolo Valletta that is um, well, it's like a shock collar for dogs, except it injects your neck with a tranquilizer if you start acting up on a plane. Using this device, the flight attendants would be able to knock out any pas... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    Metalstorm, a company run by kids that grew up loving guns and never stopped, has a gun that can fire over 1,000,000 rounds per minute. The weapon uses stacked bullets in multiple chambers, fired by electronic triggers to achieve its ridiculous rate of fire. 1,000,000 shots a... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    Looks can be deceiving. Take for example this foosball table. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Well that is simply the most awesome foosball table I have ever seen." And I'm with you on that, I was thinking the exact same thing when I first saw it. There's just two pr... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2007
    The 2007 Rocketbelt Conference in Niagara Falls just took place this past weekend, and based on the pictures and video, I'd say it was awesome. Growing up in a brothel, I always wanted a jetpack so I could fly away and say goodbye to sad times forever. Well twenty years later... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    If you've been thinking to yourself "I need the stupidest looking ladder that is also the most impractical", then your wait is over. The Cima Ladder has arrived. Made of composite materials and painted either green or pink, it looks ridiculous and you'll probably fall off it.... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    This one is for the Geekologie ladies out there. Clarins (A UK based cosmetic peddler) has been banned from claiming their new Expertise 3P spray protects against cell phone radiation. Mainly because it sure as hell doesn't. However, there is hope. I happen to have a spray ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    Having grown up watching Aliens, I've been playing the knife game (or 5 finger fillet) since I was old enough to smear crap on walls (although I wasn't very good). Well now 5VOLTCORE has built a robot called the knife.hand.chop.bot that plays the game for you, you just supply ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    If you haven't already seen it, this is Apple's new aluminum wireless keyboard. And wow is it thin. Although I'm not sure it's capable of supporting the weight of my hands. They're made of manliness and brawn and weigh roughly 70 pounds each. And you know what they say about me... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    Right when I thought my naked lady wallpaper was the peak of wall design, Hyposurface has to come out with a wall that can react to sound and movement (as well as spell out words, make pictures, etc.). It runs off of compressed air, and based on the video, I'd say that I need ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    Do you get so stoned that you can't tell the difference between a piece of folded cardboard and a several hundred pound machine at the mall's arcade? If so, then the Suck UK design firm has got a product for you. It turns your PSP into, well, a miniature cardboard arcade mac... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2007
    Tired of shark fighting with no tunes? The iS2 brings the dream to life, allowing users to dive to unheard of depths (almost to the bottom of the deep end, 10 ft.) while your iPod shuffle remains safe and dry. The thing doesn't come with waterproof earphones though, so you're... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    Your regular keyboard just not ridiculous enough? Then get the Luxeed Rainbow Keyboard. Each key can be programmed to be a different color as well as only light up when you press it. Because really, isn't the whole point of a keyboard to let everybody know you're gay and also g... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    Sony has released video of a 2.5-inch display that you can bend without breaking (Note: do not attempt with your LCD). The picture quality looks bearable and I'm excited about getting my hands on one. Sony is still trying to work out kinks in the cost of production, so they'... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    Meccano (famous for its Erector Set like building toys) is about to drop Spyke, a WiFi compatible robot that can be controlled via the internet. It is advertised as both a home protection robot (takes picture and sends email if motion sensor is activated) and pet checker. Wha... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    If you don't like talking to anyone when getting drunk, then check out the Digital Beverages MyFountain (which we will now refer to as the Robot Bartender). It basically looks like a monster piece of crap that sits on a counter with a touchscreen that makes drinks. It holds 1... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    If you're anything like me you spent the 80's rocking a Member's Only jacket and carrying around a ghetto blaster and a piece of cardboard so you'd be ready to break anywhere and everywhere. Well Lasonic is releasing an updated version of one of their most popular Boombox mode... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    Are your attempts at scaring women and small children on the streets failing? Well then check out this leather dragon backpack made by Bob Basset of Ukraine. Bob, who if you can't tell is a dragon fanatic, made the thing entirely out of molded leather and black magic. While ... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    Because all things USB make my heart race I bring to you the USB Typing Speed Light. When you are not typing the light is yellow, when you start it turns blue, and the faster you go the brighter it gets. Of course I have no need for the likes of this because I know exactly ho... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    The Siggraph 2007 Convention (Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics) went down last week and there were a number of interesting innovations displayed. Among them was an updated solar powered bikini that was first shown in 2006. The bikini generates enough power to char... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    The Chaos Communication Camp in Germany is using their supply of blue porta johns for hubs to help ensure that connections stay high and dry. This makes perfect sense, because why use a porta john as a bathroom? That would be ridiculous. This is the only logical means of pro... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    If you hate using public seating like me, then you know how important it can be to have a personal sitting device available at all times. Enter the suitcase chair. In case you couldn't tell, it's a suitcase that turns into a chair. We may have a regular da Vinci on our hands... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    The Panic Button is a USB gadget that fires up one of three "stress relieving" screensavers whenever you push it. While the screensavers are questionable (atomic bomb, punch your boss, and an excel spreadsheet look alike), I believe the idea itself has some merit. If you're a... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2007
    For those of you out there that like to cook, here's a little something to help determine if the meat that someone slaps on your grill is safe to eat. With the push of a button the SensorfreshQ Freshness Meter will let you know if meat is fresh (green light), must be used soon... / Continue →