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March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008 Archives

  • March 21, 2008
    Want your own artificial island? Then you've come to the right place. Because Jack, that dapper assclown in the picture there, will build you one. That's right, for a paltry $400,000 Jack promises a sweet 110 foot movable island. He has an eBay auction going (with a startin... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times -- just pee in the freaking shower like a normal person. Well for those of you out there that want to go green but don't want to pee on your foot, there's the WashUP washing machine/toilet combo. Basically after a load of ... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    Artist Gianni Motti had a dream. A dream of a really long LED timer that displays an approximate countdown to the sun's demise and resulting destruction of the earth. It started in 2005, so we're at about 5 billion years minus a few. But I've got some bad news for you Giann... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    Following in the footsteps of the songs made only with sounds from operating systems comes this entry. It's a techno-ish song made using the gun sounds from Call Of Duty 4. You might like it. If, of course, you're the kind of person that takes E and spend hours dancing aroun... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    The Microjoule competition car is the lovechild of a caterpillar and a jellybean. And maybe a go-cart that was originally just filming but ended up getting in on the action. The amazingly green vehicle can "make the journey between New York and Los Angeles over three times on... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    Sony has a new product option available when you buy a laptop from them online. It's called Fresh Start, and it's not so much a product as a lack of products. Namely all the useless crap programs that typically come installed on a new computer. And it only costs $50! That's... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    The Tetris mirror is the brainchild of UK product designer Soner Ozenc. It's a mirror made of 13 separate interlocking pieces. They come in gold and silver surfaces and totally suck because there's no such thing as single square tetrads in Tetris. Come on Soner, get with the... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    This is how to modify a disposable camera to redirect the voltage that would normally be used to charge the capacitor to shock the unsuspecting user instead. I actually saw some kids do this in middle school a long time ago, but all they did was take the camera apart and take ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    To celebrate the Eiffel Tower's 120th anniversary as one of the world's most recognizable phallic landmarks, it's going to don a temporary party hat designed by architectural firm Serero. The design is based on a generative script, creating branches out of the primary struct... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    You may have already seen this awesome television raising system before because it's been out for awhile, but if not, check it out. Made by MK-1 Studio, the system stores a 50" LCD or plasma television under the bed, and then whips it out for your viewing pleasure in 35 second... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    So this is how Guitar Hero: On Tour will be played on the Nintendo DS. By strumming your stylus on the touchscreen and mashing buttons on a fretboard attachment. You know, I really think that this version of the game is getting dangerously close to playing real guitar. The gam... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    Everybody knows McDingdongdonald's and other fast food restaurants use red and yellow colors in their logos and restaurants because they're warm and make you hungry. And that's why they shy away from cold blues, because they have the opposite effect. Well now, thanks to these... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    FreakyOldWoman is a freaky old woman that makes things and sells them on Etsy. Recently she made a line of disturbing sleep masks that will make you kill your partner if you wake up and see them in one. Several of them made me queasy just looking at them. The picture there i... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2008
    Apparently a gnome is terrorizing the town of General Guemes in Argentina. Although from the report he didn't actually do anything but try to cross the street (video after the jump!). I mean it's not like he's sucking the blood of your goats like the Chupacabra does. He's ju... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    LED Glass Bricks are a recent winner of one of the coveted "Red Dot" awards for good design. It's basically an infinity mirror with integrated LEDs so you get an awesome light show that stretches on into, well, a really far distance. The color shifting blocks can even be comp... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    At only 3.25", the Runt stun gun is pretty damn small (but still puts me to shame). They come in 350,000, 650,000 and 950,000 volt models and there's even a rechargeable 950 model that plugs directly into the wall via retractable plug. It'll operate about 300-500 times on a ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    This is a music video by Dragon Boy Suede and Jonah Ray entitled "Quit Playing Video Games And Get Laid". That's what it's about. It features lots of video games and awesome lyrics like "Why you so obsessed with Donkey Kong? Pay some attention to your lonely dong. " Needles... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    Call me old-fashioned, but I still read books. Big ones with lots of words. And typically I just use a bill I'm not going to pay or a piece of toilet paper to mark my page. Or, if I'm desperate, I'll just dog-ear the hell out of it. Well now a group of designers have develo... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    This is a picture of a stream of oil entering a pool of the same substance, bouncing off the bottom, and arcing back out. Normally a liquid stream colliding with a pool of liquid merges immediately upon contact, perhaps also bringing air into the pool with it. However when t... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    The Army has awarded the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan $10 million dollars to develop this bat-inspired spy plane. The flying mammal plane would "gather data from sights, sounds and smells in urban combat zones and transmit information back to a soldier ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    If you haven't heard, Arthur C. Clarke passed away in Sri Lanka after suffering from breathing problems. He was 90. Best known for writing 2001: A Space Odyssey and developing the idea of geosynchronous orbiting satellites, Clarke was a talented writer, inventor and futurist.... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2008
    I hate the hospital. I can see white and pass out just thinking about it. But for some reason I found myself strangely attracted to this "Lichtinfusion" Lamp by Christian Maas. As you can see it looks like a bunch of intravenous bottles with lights inside and tubes dangling. Ki... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    For all the lovers of old news out there, here's a post for you: the dog-toting running board sack. It was published in Popular Mechanics in 1936 and still remains the safest way to travel with your pet. When you take your dog along for a ride, but prefer not having it inside... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    Remember Ben Heck? He's the one responsible for the Portable XBox 360 Elite Laptop and One-Handed Controller. Well now he's developed another one-hander that looks even crazier than the first. You use it by moving the bottom analog stick on your leg. I've been looking for a... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    An Israeli pharmaceutical company is releasing ICQ toothpaste that'll ""help P2P communication (person to person) while reducing bad breath." Awesome. I'm going bald, so I really hope they come out with a hair balm for S2E (self to esteem) communication too. You know, it see... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    Man, people have been calling R2-D2 a trashcan forever. Why in the hell it took someone so long to finally monopolize on this idea and make THE AWSOMEST TRASHCAN IN THE GALAXY is a mysery to me. Available from Urban Outfitters the cute little guy stands 24" tall and costs $1... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    Rock Band just not real enough for you? Would playing a string instead of a strum-bar help? If so then this is the mod for you. All you have to do is dremel and drill the hell out of your guitar and install it. The patent pending kit is available on eBay with a starting bid... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    Being pressured by your significant other to pop the question? Are you just not ready for that kind of commitment but want to get in some good asking practice? Enter the USB Engagement ring. Made as a set of two, they can be connected to transfer data to each other (similar ... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    These Transformer Zippos are a limited edition release from Japan. They come in black and silver and only 300 of each were made. As you can see from the picture, they're lighters with Optimus Prime's profile on them. I assumed they were snatched up already, but checked eBay ... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2008
    This is a new video of Boston Dynamics' incredibly mobile BigDog quadruped robot. The robot has gone through several modifications since its inception, and this is the new-and-improved version. As is evident from the video, the scary little bastard can now climb hills, jump, ... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    Remember the rejected Star Wars/Pepsi promotional products from a couple months ago? Well it turns out there was a whole bunch more! And here they are. Woo-wee! Who wouldn't want a Jabba bean bag couch, Bantha slippers, cockpit sun-shield, or Star Wars-universe mounted anim... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    The Net-2000 Shooting Net Rod uses compressed air to launch a 52 square foot net at perps (or friends, tigers, etc.). The net can travel approximately 50 feet, so you can be a safe distance away (read: out of stabbing range) and still use the device. They sell for $419, but t... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    This is close-up picture of the Space Shuttle Endeavor orbiting earth. And what is that in the window? An iPod! Astronauts listen to iPods in space (or at least throw them on the dash of the shuttle to look cool)! You know, I'm really glad this picture came out because it's... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    A designer on the website Pixeloo made a rendering of what Mario might look like as a human. It was "created with Photoshop CS2 and a bunch of random faces pasted over a 3d render of Mario from Nintendo." Wow, scary. Trust me, I know what you're thinking -- and I can't belie... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    Bible Fight is religious-themed Flash game made by This Is Pop for Adult Swim. You get to choose a Biblical fighter (Noah, Moses, Jesus, Mary, Eve, and Satan) and stage (Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, the Parted Seas, the Manger, Hell, Golgotha, and Heaven) and duke it out Street... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    The Natural Radio is controlled by rocks and operates using a scale. The more rocks you put on the volume scale the louder it gets. Same goes for frequency. Now I'm not very coordinated, so I couldn't imagine getting more than two or three stones balanced. What if I want to lis... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    In an attempt to go after the "grew up in the 80's and played the hell out of Spy Hunter" demographic, Pontiac's new G8 commercial is based on the video game. I always thought the car was supposed to be a Stingray, but I did some deep digging (~4 seconds on Wikipedia) and foun... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    The Intelli Panel turns off all your computer peripherals (printers, monitors, Lava Lamps, etc.) whenever you power down your computer. On average the device saves 35 watts/hour and 176 kg of CO2/year depending on the amount of stuff you've got plugged in. It costs about $56 an... / Continue →