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September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007 Archives

  • September 7, 2007
    The Note Toaster, designed by Sasha Tseng, is a toaster that will burn reminders into your breakfast. Using a stylus, you write on the top, and then the toaster heats your bread while burning the message in. No word of how the damn thing actually works, which means it probabl... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2007
    Odbol (Tyler Freeman), a guy who looks like he's playing with himself where ever he goes, has made a pair of drumpants. Drumpants are pants that have Piezo transducer triggers in them that become MIDI data, and are then pushed to a drum machine. So you basically play the drum... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2007
    Cakes By 2 Moms made these delicious looking cupcakes, each featuring an Apple or computer themed icon. They look tasty as hell, but aren't apple flavored (which would have scored more points). That's okay though, because apple cupcakes would probably taste like ass anyways, ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2007
    A 250 meter x 30 meter LED screen was installed in Beijing as a centerpiece for The Place, which is a shopping mall located in the business district. The thing cost $32 million, is 80 feet above the ground, and actually 5 separate screens combined. It can play video games, li... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2007
    No matter how hard I try I always wake up in the morning. I'm getting tired (!) of it. Because leaving the bed sucks, I try to make the experience as pleasant as possible. That's where the hookers and drugs come into play. If that's not for you, then check this puppy out. ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    So those crazy folks at Skymall are selling an invention that might actually be useful, unlike, well, most of their stuff, including this thing. It's a keyring that can locate your remote, and a remote that can find your keyring. Whee! They're made by GE and cost $45 a set, ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    I can tell you want one already, even without being entirely sure what it is. Well that's understandable, I was the same way when I first saw it. Introducing the Banana Guard! It keeps your favorite taser shaped fruit safe and unbruised on your way to work or school. They c... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    Sony has unveiled a prototype battery that generates electricity from sugar. The model displayed generates approximately 50 milliwatts from the four 1.5" cells, enough to power a digital Walkman. A sugar solution is poured into each of the cells, where enzymes break it down, ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    A mystery person has modded a Motorola ROKR into a freaking transforming robot. And apparently the whole thing still works making calls and taking pictures, etc.! I kid you not ladies and gentlemen. The pictures tell all, and these pictures tell me that there is hope for man... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    Currently in use in Holland, Peek Traffic's IDEE, or Innovative Digital Enforcement Environment, is designed to capture speeders using both radar technology, as well as induction loops in the road. The four high resolution digital cameras use infra-red flashes, so speeders don... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Spaceport America is scheduled to open in 2010, and this is the final design. Located in New Mexico, it's to be 100,000 square feet and cost about $31 million to build. Incorporating the latest in green technology, it promises to be environmentally friendly (minus all the roc... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Fox and Pepsi got together and constructed a real life Simpsons house, then gave it away to the lucky winner of some contest. Sure it happened nearly ten years ago, but I had never seen it. The house is located in Nevada, and reminds me of my dreams when I've eaten fish right... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Think Geek has come out with both pirate and ninja batteries, because, well, when it comes to powering electronics, sometimes a stupid bunny just doesn't cut it. They only come in AA size and cost $2.99 for 4, which is a ripoff. It's not like very many of my electronics have ... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Sure spy sunglasses have existed for awhile (I've been using mine for several years), but now they're available in styles beyond the traditional black "yes there is a camera in these glasses" frame. AND they're shipping with a personal video recorder so you can instantly watch... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Well I'm sure you all fondly remember the first laptop case study, teaching us what not to do in case of an electronics fire. Well here is case study number two, which illustrates the proper way to respond should your laptop burst into flames. This case study comes to us from... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Etsy has designed blades for ceiling fans that look like bat wings, or dragon wings if bats don't do it for you. They come in sets of 4, 5, and 6 and start at $40. They allegedly move just as much air as less scary looking blades, so you won't lose any efficiency if you buy t... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    You may have seen this video already, but I'm here to announce that the vehicle featured, the Moller M200X is to be available before the end of the year. Depending on the number of orders, prices should be around $90,000 for a model that is limited to 10 feet of levitation (an... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    These suede German lederhosen have integrated iPod controls beneath one of the pockets. The MP3 player is integrated into the pants as well, but where is a mystery -- hopefully not too close to where your change purse hangs. I don't like the idea of electronics too close to t... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    What is that blurry egg shaped thing in the video you ask? Well apparently that's Sony's new media player, the Rolly. When I first saw it I thought it was football sized, but when you watch the end of the video you see that it's really just the size of an emu egg. It doesn't... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    Sticky Lights, created by Chris Kabel for Droog Design, are light bulbs in a plastic case that, uh, stick to walls. They cost $27 per unit, and you have to buy at least two. They stick using an adhesive back, so you basically get one shot at placement before the glue wears of... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    Andrew Lipson, a LEGO building genius, has recreated M.C. Escher's "Relativity" with LEGOs. It looks damn good, and I think it is safe to say that he should win some kind of award for doing such a bang up job. Just don't look at it for too long though, because I think I did, ... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2007
    If you have more money than you know what to do with, then the guys at Kram/Weisshaar can help you get rid of some. For an undisclosed amount they will create a custom set of plates that depict the night sky exactly as it was the time and place of your birth. The plates are p... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2007
    Designers Alberto Medo and Francisco Gomez Paz have developed solar powered purification bottles, cleverly named Solar Bottles. They hold over a gallon of water, and take about six hours to kill off the majority of things that aren't good for you, through a combination of high... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2007
    The Surface Tension Contemporary Arcade Coffee Table is a coffee table with a monitor under the glass and fold out video game controls. It's actually just a computer built into a coffee table that has video game controls, but whatever. That's probably better than having a ded... / Continue →