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February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008 Archives

  • February 8, 2008
    Jeff de Boer is an artist that believes that cats would look way more awesome if they were wearing some freaking armor. And he's totally right. He's been making armor for animals since the 90's, and started with protective gear for mice (see pictures after jump). He then mov... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    The taser shotgun is a shotgun that shoots taser rounds. It sounds scary as shit because it is. I don't want to get hit by a shotgun or a taser, so this would be like a double whammy. A double whammy of pain. And pain, my friends, is bad. We all know that. What we don't... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    I never got a chance to fly on a Concorde, mostly because I'm poor and don't like flying (or driving, or walking). But there may be a chance in the not-too-distant future to experience supersonic flight after all thanks to the A2. Nicknamed the "Son of Concorde" the jet is p... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    The Revolution Door from Fluxlab is a revolving door that would create energy via generator. Apparently the idea for such a device is old, and the implementation is difficult because weaklings already have enough trouble with revolving doors due to the seal created and their l... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    Patent 5163447 describes a "force-sensitive, sound-playing condom." The safety device features "a chip-controlled piezoelectric sound transducer (18) which plays a melody or voiced message when during intercourse the contacts of the sound-playing unit are closed and the transd... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    Well not only does this make two spring related posts today, it also makes this Inspector Gadget week at Geekologie, first with the personal copter and now the Z-coil spring shoes. First utilized by a clumsy cartoon inspector in the mid 80's, these shoes guarantee to aid you i... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    Well it's been awhile since we've seen any Yoda inspired delicacies, but at long last comes another, this time in cookie form. They were created by dessert maker Zoë Lukas to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    I enjoy a good fight as much as the next guy. I think they're the key to a healthy marriage and having dried food particulate caked all over the kitchen walls. To help the less adept food fighter Fred & Friends developed Zing! food launching spoons. As you can see they're spoon... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    Duncan Fitzsimmons has developed a folding bicycle wheel. That's him in the picture. Yeah, the one holding the folded wheel over his head. Duncan is working with bike part manufacturers to develop a "a really high end city bike or courier bike that can fold up into a package... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    Second Skin is a documentary about massive multiplayer online role-playing games and the people who play them. Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World o... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    Ever wonder what a $6 million home theater looks like? Well wonder no more. Pictured is a home theater owned by Jeremy Kipnis, a music engineer/producer. It's got 39 separate speaker units and 36 amplifiers. The entire equipment list will make you cry (which I have included... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    Sure police have had dash mounted cameras forever, so what makes the Rear-view Mirror Digital Video Recorder so special? Um, you see, it's, uh, inside the rear-view mirror and records traffic in case of an accident. Okay, you got me, I don't really care about it. I posted th... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    This PS3 console diorama was created by German modder Butterkneter for a special UbiSoft Rainbow Six Vegas promotion. As you can see it's a little mock up of Las Vegas casinos. It looks good, but takes up a lot of room. I don't think that would fit in my entertainment stand.... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    These magnetic curtains, by designer Florian Kräutli are, you'd never guess by the name -- magnetic. The curtains contain hundreds of little circular magnets, allowing you to arrange your window treatments with just the right amount of crinkle to suit your taste. I'm really ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    So who wants to go halvsies (or thirdies/fourthies/etc.) with me? I've always wanted an underground missile base from which I could rule the world throw wicked rave parties. For rent or lease is the former Larson Air Force Base Complex 1A Titan ICBM Facility in Washington sta... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2008
    For $10 you can pick up a Halitosis Detector that lets you know if you have funk breath or not. Because you can't always trust the 'breathe into your hand and sniff' method. The unit has a little LCD face that changes based on the severity of your breath. If the little guy scre... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    The C-002 is a very cleverly named iPhone clone. This is the ultimate rock solid 99% iPhone clone and is selling like crazy. It is unlocked so just plug your SIM card in and you are good to go. Comes with one year warranty. Sells for only $239. No contracts. No rate plans. Jus... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    First the personal hover device, and now the personal helicopter. Allegedly it's the world's smallest (and probably most dangerous). Now I value my head (mostly for my handsome face, my brain is pretty worthless) so you won't catch me anywhere near one of these things. But f... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    The Shogun robe is limited edition. Only 30 are being made and each will go for about $500. “Shogun” is the name of the collaboration between young, innovative design studio Form Us With Love and prestige manufacturer of cotton terry, Pellevävare. The result is a limited... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    Maybe stormtroopers aren't as foolish as I first thought, fighting for the dark side and all. Seen here is a trooper taking a break from the traditional all white uniform to don a Giants inspired one at the recent Super Bowl. Apparently he picked the right team to fight for t... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    There are a number of reasons why one might not get a good night's sleep. At the top of my list are a wife that sleeps too close, two dogs that prevent me from stretching my legs out, and three cats that want to rub their a-holes on my face all hours of the night. Itchiness is ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    Designed with a similar premise as the Cornershot, the Concealed Engagement Unit by Aimpoint allows a shooter to take aim while mostly behind cover. I guess the only thing you'd have exposed would be your hands and maybe your arms. The device is basically a sight that is view... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    As this guy, or anybody over at the NY Jedi Academy will tell you, a true Jedi needs their own custom lightsaber. And swinging around a spraypainted fluorescent bulb just doesn't cut it (as much as I want it to). Enter the Force FX Lightsaber Construction Set. As you can see... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2008
    This desk, brought to us by the same company that made last week's Ejector Seat Office Chair, is made from a real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Engine Cowling. The desk measures 100" in diameter and is sanded and polished to a beautiful shine. Not only that, but the secretary in the p... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    The Canon ImagePRESS C7000VP has one of the lamest names for a printer ever. Why not the Canon Big F'er? Or maybe the Canon Baller? The C7000VP requires 33 feet of wallspace and costs a shade over $280,000. It comes with a trimmer, finisher, inserter, stacker, binder, capaci... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    The spice gun, designed by Zhu Fei, holds three different spices and will blast them onto your food. The Spice Gun is different from the other casters, it has more fun! When you pull the trigger it compresses the air in the air bag. The handspike will push the bottom of the... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    - This is an infomercial for a Jedi Ginsu Knife. It looks like a mini lightsaber. It cuts bagels and potatoes. It (sadly) doesn't cut off any of the speaker's fingers. I'm upset about that. I'm also upset about the destruction of rainforests. So I'm going to make a diff... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    Apparently The Brick Testament has been a work in progress for over six years, but I'd never been made aware of its existence before, so here it is. With over 3,600 scenes from the Bible, all the classics are illustrated in awesome LEGO detail. I looked through a bunch of the... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    Benjamin Heckendorn aka Ben Heck has done it again, this time modding an Elite laptop to include an XBox 360. The portable Xbox 360 features a Halo 3 theme, and is based on the Elite’s internals. Under the hood, the laptop offers a 120GB hard drive, the new 65nm CPU, and a s... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    Well, I'm moving to Peru to join their anti-riot police. Just look at those outfits. This picture was taken during a parade celebrating Peru's independence day. Just look at those guys, most don't even need to have their eyes open to march. You just plow through whatever comes ... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    Adidas is only making 100 pairs of these Halo inspired sneakers. As you can see, they're constructed of black leather, some other material with guns printed on it, and come complete with blue accents. They cost $110. Personally I don't know why they made them. Hardcore game... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2008
    A Canadian by the name Steve Masher made a pretty wicked robot costume and is selling it on eBay. It's called MASHERTRON (an homage to his sweet last name). The suit comes with Z0M190D type 2 deathray, composite fiber chest armor and whatever awesome name you want to call t... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Mana is an energy drink made with gamers in mind. What makes it specifically designed for gamers you ask? The name. Each 40mL bottle promises +160 mana, 5-8 hours of smooth, jitter-free energy, and a citrusy taste. It also promises a life of celibacy. A 6-pack will set you b... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Just the other day I was thinking how great it would be to shoot guns inside the house. Now thanks to the N Range Indoor Shooting System my dream can become reality. The systems range from $1,300 for the Standard, to $3,500 for the Executive one seen in the picture. The key... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Where I work we have a coffee social every morning from 10 - 10:30 a.m. Seeing as how I try to do as little work as possible I always take advantage of this opportunity to escape Cubeville. The only problem is that people try to be social. Listen, I'm there to nurse my hango... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Optics engineer Ralf Ottow built himself a flashlight. But not just any flashlight -- he built a 38-million-candlepower flashlight with a plasma mercury arc bulb. He calls it the Maxablaster. I call it bright as shit. The Maxablaster creates a highly focused beam of light wi... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    A lot of people don't like getting their butt wet by sitting on a wet bench. For these people I give a piece of advice: stand. But for those who absolutely must rest their legs there's the Rolling Bench. It's a wooden slat bench that can be turned via crank to expose the dry... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    British gadget reviewer Dr. Ashen recently took a look at the sweet new miniPolyStation 3. In case you really can't tell, it's a turd molded to look like a little PS3. You don't even plug the thing into a television, it's got it's only little screen that pops out. It's total... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Are most of your fires really small? If so you should consider this little extinguisher -- the PinQY (~$79). It's (brilliantly) marketed as "the discreet tool for putting out the beginnings of a fire." First of all, what in the hell are the "beginnings" of a fire? Marketing... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2008
    Some guy in the Netherlands is making Gameboy shaped bricks. They're bricks that look like Gameboys but can't play Tetris. He's charging €31.30 (~$46) per brick with worldwide shipping included. $46!? You could pave your sidewalk with real Gameboys for cheaper. There's a... / Continue →