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February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008 Archives

  • February 22, 2008
    Never before has my desk at work looked like such a piece of crap. Oh em gee do I need this Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite desk in a bad, bad way. It was made by Tom Spina Designs for somebody who is much wealthier and cooler than I am. They'll make you one too if you're rich.... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    Ludwik Leibler is a chemistry professor in Paris that has created an artificial rubber substance that can stick back together with the same strength it had prior to being cut. The unnamed material is made in an earth-friendly manner from vegetable oil and urea (the stuff in ur... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    As I’ve mentioned before, I like books. So I was immediately drawn to this set of bookshelf stairs. As a matter of fact, I've been just sitting here staring (!) at them for ten minutes. So clever. While they may be a little difficult to clean, I really like the design. I real... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    If there are two things I wish I could do at work they would definitely be 1. drink (well, openly), and 2. fire a cannon. And now thanks to the 25-Inch Field Cannon one of my wishes can become reality. This cannon features an automatic charger mechanism for rapid, multiple f... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    The Emotiv EPOC is a neuroheadset unveiled at the Game Developers conference in San Francisco. You can use it to map different thoughts to perform different actions in video games. The device can detect conscious thoughts, areas of brain activity, facial expressions and even ... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    The Waveboat attaches to a Jet Ski in under 60 seconds and effectively turns your personal watercraft into a boat. It costs $8,000 but is currently only available for attachment to Yamaha Waverunners. That may change if they catch on. And I definitely see that happening. Ju... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    This nonfunctional knitted gas mask was made by skilled craftswoman teriyakimoto for a friend to keep warm on his bike commute to work. It looks good and has more style than a boring "bank robber" style mask. I, however, prefer the real deal. I wear a gas mask I picked up fro... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    Tetris makes everything better. That's why these Tetris themed ice blocks will make drinking more fun. Because there's Tetris involved. Now I'm not entirely sure how you could play with these, but I'm sure there's a way. I'm totally going to put some in the liquor bowl at m... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    Despite Steve Job's accusation that "people don't read anymore", I still do. Today it was the back of a cereal box, yesterday it was a nudey magazine I found under my roommate's bed. Being such an avid reader, I need a good place to store all my literature. Enter the Elastic... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    You know that Pixar movie WALL-E that's coming out in June? Yeah, well some guys got excited after seeing the preview and modded an old Gamecube into WALL-E the robot. Damn does he look uber-cute. Those eyes. I hope nothing bad happens to him in the movie or I'll probably c... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    The Nubrella is a $60 hands-free umbrella. If you can't tell from the pictures it's fairly ridiculous looking. Now I've never been one to really care what I look like, particularly out in the elements, but I still don't think I could bring myself to don a Nubrella. Nubrell... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    This R2-D2 beanie cap is freaking awesome and comes complete with holographic projector nubbin! Oh man I want one so bad. A woman by the name of Carissa is responsible for the design, and has the pattern posted on her blog so somebody PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make me one. My hea... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    Tobias Wong designed a line of engagement rings with the razor-sharp diamond pointing up. He believes that the engagement ring, long a symbol of unholy matrimony, should also be able to maim and/or kill. When fitted with a 1 karat or larger diamond, the otherwise unimposing r... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    The Quetzalcoatl Nest home was designed by the same architect as the Nautilus House featured last week. It's ridiculously ridiculous and I want it so bad but know I will never ever in my wildest dreams get to live in something half as cool (right now I'm living in a Dodge Neon... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    The Bravit Candle was created by Christoph Van Bommel. Basically you light the main wick, and then the flame can split and take different wick paths, sometimes with as many as 5 going at once. They cost anywhere from $80 - $170 depending on the size. The actual wick structur... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    Some Canadian on eBay is selling the rights to become "the rightful governor and overlord of Galaxy M81". Key features of the galaxy include an 11.6 million light-year distance from earth, a whole freaking shit-ton of stars, and a sweet black hole of 70 million solar masses i... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Bedu Emergency Rapid Response Kits allegedly contain everything you need to survive in a crisis zone. The kit, designed by Toby McInnes, includes "a tent, storage annex, photovoltaic strip tarpaulin/blanket, multifuel stove, lighting rig, tool kit, medical kit, water filtratio... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Street Fighter 4 is coming soon to an arcade near you and that is like music to my ears. It's been far too long since I've seen Chun Li do her little upside down tornado kicky-thing. I can hardly wait. Of course there's no arcade around her so I'm going to have to actually b... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Let's be honest, the Hobbit houses from Lord of the Rings were awesome and we all wanted one. Maybe not to live in all the time, but at least as a vacation home or secret get-away from a nagging spouse. Well now is the time to build your own low impact woodland home. You are... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    The Digital Tattoo Interface was another entry in the Greener Design Competition that the gravity lamp won second place in. It's an electronic interface embedded under the skin that looks like a tattoo. It's nuts. You could use it as a phone, computer, or traditional tattoo ... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    There's a total lunar eclipse tonight that you should probably step outside and take a look at later. "The moon will be completely within the shadow of the Earth as of 10pm EST, and won’t start to come out again until 10:50pm. During that time it’ll turn a lovely reddish-o... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Now I'm not saying this 7 ¾” X 3" pocket-sized Guitar Hero game isn't going to be any fun, it's just that, well, damnit, it's not. Okay maybe a little. For a minute. The questionable device has a number of songs from the first two video games and the neck of the guitar (w... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Apparently Officer Rivieri, the Baltimore police officer best known for his Grammy-winning single "Don't Call Me Man Or Dude" and title role in Roid Ragin' - Return Of The Teenage Headlock goes off the deep end on a fairly regular basis. Shown here is a Washington D.C. art stu... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2008
    Well yesterday started with a totally amazing R2-D2 cake, so I'm gonna get this Wednesday party started with a Mario one. Made for some lucky 30-year old, it looks great and might taste good too. As you can see it's got some Piranha Plant enemies there and a nice little Mario... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    The Elmo Live toy due out this fall made an appearance at the 2008 Toy Fair and let me tell you -- the little red bastard keeps getting scarier and scarier. He can sit, stand, sing, dance, tell stories and jokes, and all around freak you out. I don't care what Mattel says, th... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    Aquaskipper is not Barbie's little sister donning a wetsuit, but rather a water vehicle capable of backbreaking speeds up to 17 mph. The 26 lb device is powered entirely by your body movement, which requires you to kind of awkwardly hump the device to get it to go. It looks l... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    The "Dream Car" is an electric vehicle built by a father and son team. It's shaped like a pyramid. The name of the father responsible for the car is Greg Zanis, his two sons are Chris and Greg. A pyramid is defined as "A solid figure with a polygonal base and triangular face... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    2007 Virginia Tech graduate Clay Moulton recently won second place in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition in New York City for the Gravia gravity lamp. According to my dictionary gravity is defined as "The natural force of attraction between the earth and my penis that make... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    Not too long ago we posted the History of Mario Power-Ups and now comes the character evolution of Mario, Link and Donkey Kong. While obviously not a complete history, it's fun to look at and reminisce about anyways. Ah, it seems like only yesterday I was throwing my controll... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    Ah, Nerf guns. Many a fond memory of playing with those things. I had the old school one that shot the yellow foam balls. I forget the name of it. Something popper? I can't remember. What I do remember is the dog eating all the damn ammo. Then instead of playing with Ner... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    Well, it's official folks -- Princess Peach will not be fighting commando style in the upcoming Smash Bros. Brawl. I have the disturbing pictures and videos to prove it. Now I could go on a tirade about how whoever the hell bothered freeze-framing the hell out of the game to ... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2008
    Now we've seen Star Wars themed cakes in the past, but nothing on the level of realism and bad-assness achieved by this R2-D2 delicacy. Made by Mark Randazzo of Mark Joseph Cakes, this cake was probably the centerpiece of the awesomest damn party in the galaxy. Which, inciden... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2008
    A dude is selling his massive music collection on eBay. How massive is massive? Try 3 million records and 300,000 CDs. That, my friends, is what is known as a shit-ton of music. From Thomas Edison to American Idol, this is the complete history of the music that shaped and... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2008
    These are Brooms Of Light. They're brooms. They're lights. They're ridiculous. Each one packs a 6 watt low-energy bulb and "gives a surprisingly nice ambiance light".(?) They come in white, green and red and go with just about any decor in your closet. The best part is th... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2008
    Let's face it, fire and gloves were practically made for each other. That's why the Flame Glove seems like such a logical invention. Basically it's a glove that produces a flame out of the index finger. I bet it's great for doing tricks at parties. You know, like the one wh... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2008
    The D:Scribe is a pen that digitizes your writing to send as a text message. You write whatever you want, circle the name of the recipient, and the pen sends the data to your cell phone via Bluetooth, which in turn fires off the text or email message. The current status of me... / Continue →