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March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008 Archives

  • March 28, 2008
    This is NASA's Lunar Chariot, a six wheeled, all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering vehicle for the moon mission scheduled in 2020. It will be used to bulldoze roads, dig trenches, and drill for minerals on the moon thanks to its numerous attachments. Now I find this fascinating... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    Are you an independently wealthy woman? A gold(!) digger? Do you like blowing wads of cash? If so you may want to consider this 24 karat luxury facial treatment. For about $360 you can get an 80-minute gold leafing of your face. Ron Razeggi, U.S. chief operating officer of... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    The Moody Acquario is a $14,500 bathtub that has an aquarium on the side. It looks like the tank and tub are separated by a little space, which is smart because I was wondering how the fish would be able to withstand the heat transfer from my boiling baths. I love aquariums s... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    This is a cell phone disguised as a pack of Marlboro cigarettes that'll set you back about $175 in China. It rocks dualband GSM, a microSD card slot, and can play MP3's. From the front, it looks like a real pack of Marlboros. You can even put real cigarettes in it. But secr... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    My life is filled with enough depressing thoughts as it is, so I don't have much interest in being reminded of my mortality whenver I want to know what time it is. But for you sickos out there that like thinking about your own death, maybe The Accurate Watch is for you. It co... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    International Dance Party is a dance party in a box. The machine comes as a large, non-suspicious looking flightcase. Internally, it is equipped with cutting edge radar sensing technology, an ear blasting state of the art 600W sound system, tons of psychedelic light and laser ... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    Listen up, fool! Stuff your cookies in my head and I'll help keep them fresh and safe from annoying rugrats. And if I catch one standing on a stool trying to get at them I'll bite the little bastard's fingers off. I'm Mr. T, damnit. I pity the fool that tries to get up in m... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2008
    Ever wonder what da Vinci's Last Supper would look like with video game characters? Possibly something like this. Except why on earth is Donkey Kong portraying Jesus? That's sacrilege if I've ever seen it. And Mario as Judas? So wrong. Mario or Link should be Jesus, and P... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    This is a picture of Steve Jobs made entirely out of Apple products. Its collage nature loosely reminds me of the Star Wars Last Supper, except that one was an awesome scene with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, and this one is Steve Jobs. It was created for a special in Fortun... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    The Musical Rumba Table, from MusicalFurnishings.com, makes noise when you bang around on it. That's because it's actually a table with different percussion instruments attached to the underside of the individual tiles. You can even customize your piece by choosing from the 1... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    Come on Star Wars franchise, get with program. With all the other awesome products you had to choose from to release you pick freaking golf bags? WTF!? These golf bags are made in Japan, come in Stormtrooper or Darth Vader styling, cost about $500, and are stupid. Mostly ... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    Plasma speakers have apparently existed since the 50's, but I'd never heard of them because my life up until this point has sucked. The speakers use a plasma arc to create compression waves instead of the traditionally boring magnets and cones. The "pitch is altered by the con... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    This mirror is made so you can see all angles of your head at one time. "The 360 Degree Mirror saves you from constantly twisting your neck while you style your hair by featuring a seven panel 360 view that makes all angles visible simultaneously." It costs $40 and the middle... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    Photoshop Express, the long anticipated free photo manipulation tool is now online and accepting members. You ever get a complementary 2GB of storage when you sign up. Someone go ahead and join and give us some feedback in the comments section about what all you can do with i... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    The Footlume is being developed at London South Bank University and will be displayed in London later this month. It's a rug. With lights that come on when you walk on it. That look like butterflies. It runs on rechargeable batteries and is questionable because what good is a l... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2008
    We've seen several video game inspired energy drinks here at Geekologie, and even a Nintendo offering, but now comes another -- Donkey Kong Jungle Juice. Spotted at the Nintendo World Store in New York, the drink comes packed with all those sperm-reducing agents* energy drinks... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    Remember Bigdog, the scary as hell and very lifelike robot mule/dog? Well here's a video of an even earlier rendition of the beast. And I must say, I feel much less compassion for this version than the new one. When this one got kicked over I was actually hoping it'd fall ov... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    Shougaku Ichinensei, a Japanese magazine for 1st graders, always comes with a special learning toy, and this month it was an awesome Finger Piano. Here's the video. I'm not sure, because it's hard to hear the music over the noise of it being banged against the table, but I th... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    A toilet flushing handle can contain up to 50,000 bacteria per square inch. So I'll stop licking them, but I'm not going to drop $20 on the Footflush. The Footflush is a foot shaped (because you'd have no idea how the f*** to use it otherwise) device you step on in order to f... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    London needs to find room to house 100,000 more people by 2016. One solution is this thing, a massive 5,000-foot tall tower (must see picture of the whole thing after the jump) design by the Populararchitecture firm. Reminds me of the plans for Japan's massive building, but t... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    My Touch Keys are little static-cling cutouts you put on top of your iPhone's screen. They're supposed to help you hit the non-physical keys easier and provide tactile feedback when you're typing. Allegedly you can interact through the screen, so it won't affect the rest of t... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    These Tetrad Shelves are made by Brave Space Design in Brooklyn, NY. They come in a variety of different options and are built using environmentally sustainable resources. Unfortunately they will deplete your financial resources if you want some. You have to contact them for... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    This is a diagram from the patent Apple filed on the 20th for a 3-D Holographic Display. The patent application goes on to assert that two-dimensional projections of 3-D scenes are inadequate. "Without the benefit of 3-D rendering, even high quality images that have excellen... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    Canoflauge can covers are made out of vinyl and printed to look like soda cans. You just wrap one around a cold beer, and presto, time to drink in public. I think they could have done a little better with the names, but whatever, you'll have your hand around it anyways. The ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    This scary little bastard is a robotic babysitter developed by Tmsuk and currently being utilized by a retailer in Fukuoka, Japan. It looks like a cross between a cat, the devil, a shitty digital camera, and a bumper car. The unit packs an integrated projector and can communi... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    ABC3D is a pop-up book featuring the alphabet. Each letter is displayed in a creative way. I watched the video two times. I really liked the music too. They're available for pre-order on Amazon for $20, which isn't too bad. Unfortunately you can't use it to teach your chil... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    Allegedly an 81 year-old man in Australia killed himself with a robot that he found the plans to build on the internet. The robot held a .22 pistol and fired when the dude pushed a button or something. Now call me crazy, but I don't think we're getting the full story here. ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    The Do Swing is a trapeze chandelier. It's currently conceptual but you could probably make your own as long as you found a solid stud running in the ceiling somewhere. Blah, blah, blah are those coke whores stretched out on the table? Why wasn't I invited to this party? Th... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    The Raytheon Controlled Impact Rescue Tool (CIRT) weighs 100 pounds and can smash through concrete walls. The product has rescue in its name, but I assure you it'll be busting down all kind of walls where the primary objective isn't to save anyone. A little slow though Raythe... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    These wooden knuckles are made of walnut and cost $40. Why you'd buy them is a mystery to me, because if you're not going to dip your gluey hand in a barrel of broken glass before a fist fight then you're a sissy. Say, these remind me of that time in Raiders of the Lost Ark w... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    This is a Mega Man 2 themed scarf that has all the robot bosses on it. As you can see there's, um, Fan Man. And Frog Dude. Was that sacrilegious? Fine, Air Man and Bubble man. It's for sale if you want it, but it costs $150. It is, however, one of a kind. It is not, howe... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2008
    Allegedly this is a picture of a crack deal caught using the "Street View" feature on Google Maps. It's in Chicago. Now why everyone is jumping to the conclusion that this is some kind of drug deal is beyond me. I'm sure there's a logical explanation for the picture that doe... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    Because there's no way in hell a woman would ever want to get on that thing with you. It just screams "I can juggle and perform magic tricks". Not that you juggling magicians out there aren't cool. You're just cool in a way that doesn't make women want to have sex with you. ... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    In the near future the planet will be ruled by robots and any surviving humans will live huddled in caves crying about how it was a bad idea to create them in the first place. So yeah, be warned. This is a video of a climbing robot. It looks friendly and harmless enough, but... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    This is by far the awesomest Bowser tattoo in the known universe (and there are lots) but unfortunately this pasty clown beat me to it. I bet it's his Myspace profile picture too. Bastard. Multi Tasking Boswer Tattoo [albotas]... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    This is a video of Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear shooting cars as they fly off a cliff with a shotgun, machine gun, and finally -- a rocket launcher with some sort of seeking munition that ricochets around and explodes fuel tanks. Awe to the some! This officially makes Top G... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    Remember the human Mario rendering from last week? Well here comes Homer. This one was a bit more difficult in that i wanted the light to come in mainly from one side with a bit of back light. So all my reference had to be lit from one side. For textures i needed but didn't... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    Batphones were designed by Matthias Ries to help the hard of hearing look funny. They're basically a pair of shaped plastic cups you wear like headphones. I got a pair for my grandma and she loves them. ISN'T THAT RIGHT GRANDMA? I SAID "ISN'T THAT RIGHT?" Damn she still ca... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    Whenever I see a cute robot I always get a little emotional. Mostly because of that movie with the little robots in it where the one gets injured and dies. Or maybe it doesn't die, I can't remember. I just know I was sadder than hell. What was the name of that movie? Let m... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    This shirt from Nihon Uni of Japan allegedly protects its wearer from knife attacks. But be warned -- only slashes, NOT stabs. They cost anywhere from $190-$522 for short-sleeved models and $220-$590 for the long. The shirts are constructed of a ultrahigh molecular weight po... / Continue →