Oh Hell Yes: The Rinspeed sQuba Car

Well I was about to go apeshit on the Rinspeed sQuba car until I read they admitted to it being inspired by James Bond's Lotus in The...
December 21, 2007

I'm In Love: Robot Opens And Pours Beer

The autonomous Bottlebot will pick up, open, and pour your beer into a glass. It was built by a college student for an engineering project, and it's...
December 21, 2007

Mondo Spider Walking Robot Will Crush You

Inspired by Vancouver Junkyard wars, some guys got together and built the Mondo Spider, a 1,500 lb walking robotic spider. Apparently the thing has been around for...
December 21, 2007

Corner Shot Weapon Shoots Around Corners

The Corner Shot is a gun that shoots around corners. Models start around $5,000. The Corner Shot consists of a segmented, assault rifle-type folding stock, pistol-grip contraption,...
December 21, 2007

Artist Sells Nintendo Themed Collages

Chris Lange is a Washington DC artist and Nintendo lover. He makes made-to-order collages of your favorite characters out of old Nintendo Power magazines. A 30" x...
December 21, 2007

See Through Walls: 'Lobster Vision' Camera

The LEXID (Lobster-Eye X-ray Inspection Device) is a new camera made by Physical Optics Corporation of Torrance, California. It works in the same way that a lobster's...
December 21, 2007

Japan's 2007 Robot Of The Year Goes To...

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) named the year's best robots, and first place went to a two-armed robot made by Fanuc that's equipped with...
December 20, 2007

Eco-Boat Powered By Human Fat: Grody

The world's fastest eco-boat is going to make an attempt at breaking the round the world speed record using human fat based fuel with a zero carbon...
December 20, 2007

Absinthe Lollipops Sadly Won't Do Much

Lit brand absinthe lollipops are lollipops made with real absinthe. They cost $10 for 4 or $25 for 12. The company says they're 100% legal because all...
December 20, 2007

Disappearing Car Doors: Sure, Why Not?

We posted the 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII Rolling Door Concept back in July, and now there's a company out there that's working on bringing the technology to...
December 20, 2007

Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer

As an avid Duke Nukem fan, I've learned to not get my hopes up for the latest installment, Duke Nukem Forever, seeing how its development started in...
December 20, 2007

GumEase Numbs Gums For Dental Work

You toss this thing in the freezer for a half hour, jam it in your mouth, and in 2-3 minutes later you're good to go for (allegedly)...
December 20, 2007

It's About Time: Personal Nuclear Reactors

Similar to those used on nuclear submarines, the Toshiba-made Micro Nuclear Reactor is a personal power plant for your house/neighborhood. It's 20' x 6', about 100 times...
December 20, 2007

Jet Engine Toaster Heats Bread Quickly

I've never really had a problem with the average of 141 seconds it takes bread to toast. It's only two minutes and change, just long enough to...
December 20, 2007

Shipping Container Transforms Into "House"

The Illy "Push Button House" is a shipping crate. It's a shipping crate that, with the push of a button, transforms into a "house". The whole process...
December 19, 2007

Watch Detects Wi-Fi Signal Strength

They're already selling a Wi-Fi detecting shirt, and now Thinkgeek is bringing the technology from chest to wrist with a Wi-Fi detecting watch. The unit costs $30...
December 19, 2007

Cell Phone Looks Like A Rotary Doughnut

The Circle Phone by designer Jin Le is a cell phone with rotary dial and only 3 buttons -- power, connect, and disconnect. I've got to say,...
December 19, 2007

Liquor Lock Protects Your Precious Booze

The Liquor Lock is a little $15 combination lock that's supposed to protect your stash of the good stuff from others. Unfortunately the thing works on the...
December 19, 2007

InstyMeds Machine Dispenses Your Drugs

The InstyMeds machine was created by Ken Rosenblum to address the U.S. pharmacist shortage (which I was unaware of). You still have to get a prescription from...
December 19, 2007

Virtual Cable Navagation Systems Is Neat

Making Virtual Solid is a New Jersey company working on a product called Virtual Cable. It's a car navigation system that uses "a laser, a set of...
December 18, 2007

Eyball Mini-Televisions Are Scary Looking

This conceptual Sony television was designed to excite all the senses instead of just vision. The idea is that you can hold the creepy little thing in...
December 18, 2007

Light Fingers: The New Glow Stick For Raves

Light Fingers are ridiculous. A hypnotic light show at your fingertips; put on your favorite music, turn down the lights, and dazzle yourself with beams of pure...
December 18, 2007

LEGO Iron Man Looks Good, Sad

The Arvo brothers made a pretty good looking Iron Man in anticipation of the upcoming film. As you can see by the picture it's, uh, Iron Man...
December 18, 2007

Wine Loving Robot Scores World Record

The Tasting Robot, designed by NEC, has scored a 2008 Guinness World Record as the first robot sommelier (wine steward). The cute little bastard can "accurately assess...
December 18, 2007

Wood Supercar Concept Makes Me Wonder

The Splinter supercar concept comes to us as a graduate project from some students at NC State (who undoubtedly failed). As you can see it's wooden (like...
December 18, 2007

Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree

A Japanese aquarium has an electric eel powering a Christmas tree. The tank the eel is in has two electric panels that act as electrodes, picking up...
December 18, 2007

Chocolate Hard Drive Is Questionable

The Chocolate Portable Hard Drive was designed by Sang-Hoon Lee and was created to resemble a chocolate bar. This one just happens to be a white-chocolate bar...
December 18, 2007

Ziptie Rings Are Rings That Look Like Zipties

Ziptie rings were designed by Natalie Gomensoro and look like zipties that were painted silver and then zipped on your finger. They're actual silver though and cost...
December 17, 2007

Handheld SNES Console Is Wooden

Some modder went and made a handheld wooden SNES out of, get this, wood. That's right folks, that's not a cheap wood print on a vinyl sticker,...
December 17, 2007

Orbiting Fan Is Wack Looking, Okay I Think

The Brisa 2000 ceiling fan is pretty funny looking. That's because the fan actually orbits around that big sphere in the center, allowing for all kinds of...
December 17, 2007

Bolt/Screw S & P Shakers Are Clever

I see so many novelty salt and pepper shakers out there that look like ass and are expensive, but for once someone comes up with clever ones....
December 17, 2007

Women's Room: A Japanese Aquarium Toilet

The women's room at Mumin Papa Cafe in Akashi, Japan is pretty awesome. It's a monster aquarium that completely surrounds you. The owner of the cafe says...
December 17, 2007

It's About Freaking Time: Glowing Cats

For years now I've been asking myself "When the hell is someone going to get on the ball and clone some damn cats that glow when exposed...
December 17, 2007