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December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007 Archives

  • December 7, 2007
    Some crazy Star Wars fan out there, one with way too many black olives, made a Yoda pizza. It looks pretty good. I'd eat it. I'd eat the hell out of it actually, because I'm starving. I was eating sauerkraut pierogies for lunch until I realized they taste like shit. Which ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    TwistTogether lamps twist together. Each brick has several twist-together points and can be attached to one another in a variety of different positions. You can connect as many sets together as you want. The company is releasing wall mounts, shelving modules, and a bunch of ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Want to impress your friends and possibly score a girlfriend? How about purchasing this sweet-ass "Fastlane" car of the future? You can "Buy It Now" on eBay for a cool $15,000. But before you push the button: It's not really a car. It's a shell designed to fit on top of a P... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Has 2007 been a bad year? Not excited about 2008? Get yourself a flux capacitor from Back to the Future and you can say goodbye to the annoyance of being stuck in current times. Take a vacation to the past, or even the future. For a paltry $220 you can get your hands on the... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Large tetris games have been seen here before, but this one is actually real. The old one was a bunch of Russian students (probably drunk on potato vodka) running around their dorm flipping lights on and off. This one was actually programmed professionally and is being playe... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Swiss teacher Louis Palmer has a dream. While it's not the same one I have about the threesome with two models, it's still a dream. He wants to drive his solar taxi around the world. He started the trip from his homeland in July and has already traveled through Europe, the M... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    A new plug and play video game is available this holiday season, for the Star Wars lover in your family. It costs $25 and features a Millinnium Falcon controller (like this thing). The battles of the original Star Wars trilogy provide the backdrop for four fast-paced games ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Scott Johnson, a geek, made a poster identifying 56 different types of geeks. I'm sure there are more, but it's a good start. They're available from myextralife and will run you $36 for a 20x30" or $10 for an 8x12". Kind of expensive, but maybe you're in love with it. I'm n... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    Gibson's Limited Edition First Run of their 'Robot Guitar' drops tomorrow at select locations (10 per store). The guitar tunes itself. That's what it does. It's a self tuning guitar. It's got a little CPU and can tune itself with its "Powerhead Locking Tuners". I couldn't ... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    The world's highest commercial bungee jump is at the Macau Tower in China. You leap from 233 meters (764 feet, or about 61 floors). It looks pretty high up if you ask me. As much as I do love extreme sports (Counterstrike, eating contests, sex without protection) I don't thi... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    Karim Rashid, an artist I've never heard of, was commissioned to add some flair to Olive's OPUS Nº5 Digital Audio Server '08 Edition. As you can see they're, uh, not the regular black. Well, except for the two black ones with just the top done up. Which won't be seen anyway... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    Some woman made a Death Star cake for her Star Wars loving husband. Which in and of itself is enough for me to hate my wife. It may look like doo doo, but it's actually a white cake with vanilla buttercream icing and marshmallow fondant Death Star parts. I bet he was real ha... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    ETRI has been showing off their flexible little OLED displays lately sewn into a number of different pieces of clothing. In the future, applications of flexible display will be expanded to our daily life ranging from a tie, a hat, a wallet and other small lifestyle products.... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    A company called A-Team Limo is offering rides in a replica of the A-Team van from that awesome show with the same name. You have to contact them for pricing information, and the service is only available in England (with franchise opportunities in surrounding countries) as fa... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    The Pac-Man Christmas Tree is stunning. It's "a fully-animated version of the classic arcade game, rendered across thousands of colored LEDs." Granted "fully-animated" in this case means the characters barely move. Allegedly it's somewhere in downtown Madrid, so if anyone go... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2007
    The Dandelight is a very cleverly named product. By combining the words 'dandelion' and 'light' you get 'dandelight', which, at no additional cost to you, contains the word 'delight'. I bet it took someone several sleepless nights to come up with that one. Anyway, each light... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    Stopabductions.com has nothing to do with kids being snatched by men in unmarked white vans who wave candy around. No, we're talking alien abductions here. The site explains how to make a helmet out of 3M Velostat that prevents aliens from controlling your brain through the u... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    Some guy built a Metroid inspired arcade cabinet complete with Mother Brain viewing box in the side and a bunch of real nice artwork. The thing is powered by "an AMD 64X2 4800 CPU, 2GB of memory, EVGA 7800GTX graphics, a Soundblaster eXremeMusic card, Logitech R-20 w/ subwoofe... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    This is a current billboard advertisement being run by Pacific Gas and Electric. The board generates 3.4Kw of electricity per day under optimal conditions (allegedly the amount used daily by a family of four), and sends it back to the grid. However at night it draws from the ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    The AutoCopter Gunship is the toy I always wanted growing up. It's a helicopter with a freaking Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun by Military Police Systems attached. The AutoCopter uses patented "intelligent neural network-based flight control algorithms" for automated fli... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    A Japanese company is selling a beer mug that shows how many calories are in the amount of beer you're guzzling. According to the mug 300ml of beer equals about 150kcal. This will obviously vary depending on your beer of choice, but is allegedly a realistic number. I would r... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    Some man in France stuffed a PC into an old NES console and packed the thing with emulators for NES, SNES, N64 and PS2. The computer has "a 1GHz CPU, 256MB of RAM and 40GB hard drive." The man claims he spent over $1,200 and 50 hours of labor on the unit. It's for sale on eB... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    Some guy designed a system to take a picture with a cameraphone and send it back to you whenever you text it from another phone. Utilizing a couple of cameraphones, a microcontroller, solenoid relays, a photoresistor, wires galore, a soldering iron and a robust picture messag... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    I rarely send analog letters anymore because it's too damn time consuming and my handwriting looks the same as it did when I was three. :-( Which isn't legible at all. :-D But if I did need to send something handwritten, maybe like a "Dear Jane" letter :'-( I'd certainly need... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    Martin Waugh's Liquid Sculptures are actually "high-resolution photographs taken at high speeds." And damn are they mesmerizing to look at. I orchestrate these sculptures by accurately aiming the drops and releasing them with precise timing. As nature takes its course, I phot... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    Designboom is selling floppy disk CDRs. They're really just little 80mm disks in the little cases, but whatever. Each has a 200 MB capacity and comes with blue, red, green and yellow labels for customization. You can get one for $14 or 4 for $32 (including shipping). They'r... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    NEC has developed wireless cameras that are powered by fluorescent tubes. You just put the ring-shaped component around a bulb and you're good to go. The device "uses electromagnetic induction in order to obtain power by using the magnetic field generated by the AC source in ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The Mini-MOB Mobile Phone is a new take on the popular (read: only) models of yesteryear. The thing looks like a damn brick, but is tiny at only 11 cm by 3.5 cm. Unfortunately the thing is currently only available in Europe and costs freaking $350! I do like it though -- it ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The London Science Museum added metal detecting technology to an R/C car so you can find treasure and have fun at the same time. The car beeps and lights up whenever it nears a metal object. It only costs $83, so I may actually end up getting one. Walking the beach with an o... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The Alu High-Tech Sledge is a pretty wicked sled. It has a 6 3/4" shock absorber to protect your ass from bumps when flying down hills at break-neck speeds. The absorber can even be adjusted for the different weights of riders and the terrain you'll be tackling. The runners ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The Spotlight Rechargeable LED Light ($15) is a little flashlight that charges in you car's 12 volt cigarette lighter. It's got a high output 0.5 watt LED, fully charges in 3 hours, and will last over an hour on a charge. Could be handy if you're hungry and remember there are... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    Kypes, a modder on Acidmods, pimped out his Wii with a "black face and stand, clear sides, painted Disk Drive and LEDs". It's also got an "additional SD slot in the back, a built in Game Cube memory card, and a new light for the load slot." Not too shabby Kypes. But does your... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    The 12th Robo-One Grand Championship took place in Japan over the weekend, featuring the best two-legged robots duking it out in boxing-style matches. Needless to say it was awesome as hell and I wish I could have been there. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots has never looked so lame ... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    Typically I question the merit of racing/flight simulators, but the VRX Mach 4 actually seems legitimate. Granted it probably costs more than my house, but that's beside the point. It's powered by 4 Xbox 360's -- one for each of the 3 Sharp Aquos LCDs, and one for the 7" LCD ... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    Palo the robotic seal was recently displayed at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo. The furry little bastard is capable of learning the name you give it, talking, and reacting to touch. Which isn't too impressive. But it was designed to "help elderly people avoid lo... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    These CD and Circuit Board Christmas Tree Decorations are just the thing to show your eco-friendly, geeky side this holiday season. Decorate your Christmas tree with these funky and good looking hanging decorations made from recycled circuit boards and recycled CDs, that would... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    The Bel-Air indoor air filtration systems sucks in dirty air and runs it through a plant's leaves, roots, and a "humid bath" before releasing it back into your room, purified. This patented principal has two advantages: Bel-Air is to the American and Asiatic common filter app... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    Just last week I posted a guitar modded with an LCD screen, and now a modder that goes by Cyberpyrot has added a touchscreen and magnetic switch to a Guitar Hero III guitar. The touchscreen just shows whateve is on the TV, but since it takes up the space of the normal strum ba... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    What you see here is a replica Thor helmet ($550). It's made of plastic but has "copper flame tubes raised above the helmet so that there is no heat transfer from the tubes to the helmet." You hook that sucker up to a little propane tank tucked away in your pants and you're goo... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    U.S. Patent 6,681,419 describes a headrest to be installed above urinals so when you're pass-out drunk you can still piss without falling over. It's ridiculous. And judging from the picture it's just the thing for people with only one arm and no legs beneath their knees. Now... / Continue →