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December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008 Archives

  • January 4, 2008
    The Drink Selector Mug ($24) is a receptacle for hot liquids that has three metal bands around it. The top band is turned to indicate if you prefer coffee or tea. The second band indicates your milk preference (breast, etc.), and the third your sugar. Now I don't know how th... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    Well the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off on Monday in Vegas, so companies are getting ready to showcase their latest and greatest. And one such product is Lumus-Optical's Microdisplay Glasses. "The glasses will boast twin microdisplays and an ultra-thin LOE lens, which ca... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    This was featured on some websites earlier last year, but for those of you out there that didn't see it, and like being disturbed, here it is: the Hotdoll. If you can't tell from the pictures what it is, you're probably dead. This love doll for dogs is shaped to be grabbed ea... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    The Indiana Jones LEGO sets just went on sale, and I must say: I love Indiana Jones and LEGO! There I said it, the cat is out of the grocery bag. I know what you're thinking -- so do you! That is so rad, we should totally get together sometime and have a big ol' Indiana Jone... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    Above this text you'll find a video montage of geek weddings, along with some generally geeky couples. Apparently there are a lot more Star Wars and Star Trek themed weddings going on than I thought. Which is awesome, and I'm totally gonna crash the shit out of the next one.... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    Some Hungarian engineers got together and built a fire extinguisher using two Mig-21 jet engines. It was specifically designed to extinguish pipeline and oil drilling fires. As you can see from the video (after the jump), it really makes fires wish they had never started. An... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    Not that I really needed any further proof that the world is doomed after the poontang juice last week, but for all of you out there that weren't convinced: Kitty Wigs. Kitty wigs are exactly what they sound like and cost $50 each. The colors, in case you couldn't tell, are p... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2008
    Well we pretty much screwed the pooch with our little planet here, so it's time to start thinking about moving somewhere else. I suggested the sun, but some "scientist" said that would be impossible. Something about being too hot, but I personally like it warm. Anyway, here's t... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    The Hyper-Sub boat/submarine hybrid was built by a Florida man and his neighbor. It's capable of cruising the sea at 40 knots (~46 MPH), and then dive to depths of 250 feet. It has a 500 mile surface range and currently only exists in prototype form. However the man responsi... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    The L'Equip R.P.M. Blender costs $134 and has a functional tachometer in the base. Because let's face it, a smoothie made at the wrong RPM will taste like ass. The unit is powered by a 900-watt motor and has a turn-knob capable of adjusting revolutions per minute from 500 to ... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    Well folks, someone went and did it. Someone stuffed a computer inside a beaver. Not that kind of beaver mind you, although I have lost a Wiimote in that kind before. Nope, I'm talking a dam making, wood chewing beaver. And that's pretty much all the info I have about it, n... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    The Brando (not again) Mobile Phone Telescope was made specifically for Motorola RAZRs and KRZRs and attaches to the phone for 6x magnification. They run $19. Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted, it also makes distant view for you at the m... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    When I first saw this picture, before I read the article, I assumed it was a heated toilet seat that changed color to let you know if you were about to sit on a cold seat. Well, it's actually the opposite. The Thermochromatic Toilet Seat was designed to warn you whether anoth... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    We've posted the Art Lebedev 'Optimus Maximus' keyboard in the past, and now the company has another, entirely touch-surface model as a concept. If you're not familiar with the Maximus, it's a keyboard in which every key is a little OLED display, customizable to whatever you w... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    Well I've known about caffeinated soap for a little while now, but since this tip comes from a very trustworthy source, I'll assume there are many of you out there that haven't. Shower Shock is soap with caffeine in it. You rub it all over that sexy naked body of yours, and n... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2008
    Yuki-taro is a Japanese robot that runs down the street taking in snow and turning it into bricks of ice that he stacks on a shelf behind him. He's loaded with two video cameras and a GPS tracking system to help insure he doesn't make ice blocks out of any homeless that may be ... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    Not sure who made this nifty little picture, but it depicts the history of Mario power-ups throughout the years. Sure it doesn't show all of the newer ones, but it's still pretty awesome, huh? Yeah it is. It sort of reminds me of my history of power-ups, otherwise known as t... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    The Falkirk boat wheel in Scotland is the world's first and connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. "With a diameter of 35-meters, it boasts two axe-shaped arms and water-filled caissons boasting an 80,000-gallon capacity, capable of lifting 600-tons (combined)... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for display in downtown Tokyo, these tables are made to look like water running over a cliff. But they're not really water, they're glass! Didn't see that coming did you? Oh, you did. Well shit. Apparently the optical glass used (the same stuff obse... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond makes artsy video game inspired clips, and this is one of human tetris. It was made last month during the Urbaines Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland and took 88 people 880 photos to complete. It's not nearly as cool as Japanese human tetris (1,2,... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    This product is a dream come true. Just yesterday I was thinking to myself "Jesus my eyes are cold, if I don't warm those bitches up they'll freeze right out of their sockets". And then along comes Brando (surprise, surprise) to the rescue with the USB Eye Warmer ($15). Just... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    The Modbook from Axiotron is the only Apple-authorized Mac tablet available, and it just began shipping. It's basically a Macbook coupled with Wacom's pen-sensitive digitizer technology. "The Modbook will come pre-loaded with Mac OS X Leopard and is powered by either a 2GHz o... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    At first I thought the RGBy 3.0 was a new robotic doctor for women's privates, but it turns out I couldn't have been further from the truth. It's actually a little puck that changes its hue to the dominant color of whatever it's sitting on is, kind of like this art exhibit. M... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2008
    The Titanium Spring Loaded Insoles from Hammacher Schlemmer have five titanium springs in each heel. Built with five titanium springs that not only cushion and support the foot, these insoles return some of the energy of the downward footfall back up to the body for a "push ... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2007
    For those of you out that checked in today expecting a good number of New Year's Eve posts, I apologize. You see my ISP, who will remain nameless but who’s name starts with Comc and ends with asstastic left me without a connection for the majority of the day. But anyways, i... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2007
    Ever seen an 8-foot LEGO R2D2? Well if you hadn't before you have now. "Built by official LEGO Master Model Builder Dan Steinenger with the assistance of a bunch of visiting kids, the giant R2 unit was assembled as part of the recent Festival of the Masters event at the LEGO ... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2007
    You know what would make 2008 a really kickass year? A shit-ton of extra lives -- and this scarf provides them. The 1-UP Mushroom Scarf is handmade by the seller UrbanPrincess on Etsy and measures 5 1/2 inches wide and over 6 feet long. They run $150 but are made to order, s... / Continue →