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August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008 Archives

  • August 15, 2008
    The British Army plans on deploying these little UFOs within the next years to drop bombs and bugs (listening devices, not earwigs) behind enemy lines. Without any external blades and using a two stroke petrol engine, the unmanned aerial vehicle can enter a building either thr... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    This is the Olympic village made entirely out of LEGO. It was recently on display in Hong Kong to get everyone excited about the games and contains over 300,000 blocks and 4,500 minifigs. Hit the jump for a whole bunch more, including a damn good looking Water Cube. You know... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    So somebody made an Instructable about how to turn a NES into a lunchbox. I can't imagine it's all that difficult, but the last time I tried to mod anything I ended up with a nipple infection. Hey, piercing looked easy. So yeah, make your own NES lunchbox. Or, if you give me... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Video game guru Shigeru Miyamoto (the man behind such franchises as Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and more recently Brain Age and Wii Fit) has been asked by Nintendo to not discuss his personal hobbies. Why? Because it reveals what Nintendo has in the works. At least, that's th... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Ian Cook is an artist that specializes in painting car portraits using RC cars and wheels instead of brushes. Which, unbeknownst to me, apparently there's a market for. He dips the toy's wheels in paint, and then runs them around on the paper using a radio controller. I've g... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Let's face it, going to the gym is a hassle. First you have to get there, then you have to lift stuff and break a sweat, and, as if that weren't enough hassle already, you have to wet the end of your towel and play a little whip-ass in the locker room with the other guys. Am ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Last week it was the Beer Belt, and now this week, the Beerdolier. Oh hell yes! The $15 Beerdolier holds six cans of sweet beer AND keeps them cold thanks to its unpatented koozie technology. These things are freaking awesome! Can you imagine a world in which a war (World W... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Idiots in the Flat Earth Society are still convinced the world is flat and lead-based paint is part of a well-balanced diet. People are definitely prejudiced against flat-Earthers," Tennessee-based computer scientist and society member John Davis tells the BBC. "Many use the... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    Some guy cheated on his wife and was caught after he accidentally sent her a text message meant for his mistress. She came home, and the rest is soon to be penis-chopping history. Once upon a time there was a women who, after 22 years of marriage, found evidence that the so... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    Dwarfing even the 5,195 piece Millennium Falcon, comes LEGO's newest, and largest, set ever: The Taj Mahal. Weighing in at 5,922 pieces, the $300 set ships mid September. But the thing that gets me is that it's only 20" wide and 16" tall. That's not very big. The famous Ta... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    Some guy, who may or may not have just set a world record for gravity bong hits, ran out of money while gambling in a Fresno casino, and, instead of cutting his losses and leaving, tried to bet a bag of weed. But Captain Beasters quickly realized his mistake, and, removing the... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    This is a scale model of what Shanghai will look like in 2020 if they complete all the buildings slated to be up by that time. The model takes up over 1,000 square feet and resides on the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum. Pretty impressive Shanghai, but I com... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    This is a picture from Google Maps from somewhere in Holland that looks suspiciously clone-stamped (see the similar looking light colored treetops?). So, Google -- what're you trying to hide, and why? Is it giant "Yahoo Rules!" sign? A monster penis-and-balls somebody mowed ... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    First the Montauk Monster, then a chupacabra, and now....Bigfoot? Two Bigfoot hunters claim they have the body of one and plan to release a photo and what they claim is DNA evidence at a news conference in Palo Alto on Friday. The Bigfoot is claimed to have been found in th... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    There's an Instructables out there that teaches the do-it-yourselfer how to make their own Boba Fett helmet out of cardboard. You know, so you can mix universes and play PEW PEW with this kid in his backyard. Unfortunately, no matter how good your helmet turns out, you're sti... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2008
    Some guy who insists on remaining anonymous but whose name is Chris Donovan of Denver, Colorado (kidding) has customized an Audi R8 with a ton of ridiculous awesomeness. The Audi R8 Blackbird is perfect for gadget lovers, sporting "four GPS units, two radar detectors, police s... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    Some idiotic scientists at Reading University have developed a robot that is controlled by rat brain cells. Run for your life! The neurons are now being taught to steer the robot around obstacles and avoid the walls of the small pen in which it is kept. By studying what ha... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    A Texas cop was on a routine fence inspection drive (WTF?) when he found a strange creature running in the road. He claimed it was hairless, had long back legs, short front legs, and a massive snout. So he started filming it with the car's camera. Hit the jump to see the vid... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    Nice, but where's the 3½" floppy for us less fortunate guys? Or, for The Superficial Writer, a 2" flash drive? Haha, I peeked over the urinal divider! Why We Always Write to the Hard Disk [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    This is a BMW concept car designed by Transportation Design students Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas Vanek from the instituo Europeo di Design. They imagined the ZX-6 after being asked what the vehicles of 2015 would look like. Now call me crazy, but isn't 2015 just 7 years away? These... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    So, there's a Legend of Zelda philosophy book coming out sometime in the near future. I may learn to read yet! With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consid... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    This is an awesome fountain that can make words and dolphins and rings and lightning bolts and all kinds of other awesome designs using water. It's really freaking neat and you should watch it all. The only thing that could have made it better is if, instead of regular water,... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    I don't even know. Apparently American artist (artist used very lightly) Paul McCarthy created an exhibit entitled "Complex Shit" that consisted of an inflatable dog turd the size of a house. Well, the inflatable pew got loose from and wreaked havoc in Switzerland. The wind ... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2008
    Thanks everybody for all the birthday wishes yesterday. That was awesome, and I love you all. But today's another day, and...wait a minute -- it's International Left Handers Day! Another day of celebration for me! Shake left-handed, eat and drink left-handed, or give yours... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    There's an eBay auction going on right now for an NES and every game ever released in a gray cartridge (no golden Zeldas), along with two that never were (California Raisins and Final Fantasy 2)! This is it! Every NES cartridge ever made in a gray cartridge. About half the... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    This is a bunch of people going nuts and flailing around as the Holy Ghost fills their souls to the point of explosion, all set to techno DRUM AND BASS. I thought it was okay, particularly starting around the 1:00 mark. I definitely don't remember any of this at my Sunday sch... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    Alter Ego, a division of Pendulum Studios, is apparently kicking ass and taking names in the field of 3-D facial animation. The guys over at AlterEgo have developed proprietary "facial performance software", which combined with special mo-cap hardware, can produce unbelievably... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    There's a website out there appropriately named Leiasmetalbikini that is dedicated to, well, Princess Leia's metal bikini. You can buy them, sell them, discuss them, and, most importantly, peruse a huge gallery of chicks dressed in them. I flipped through and posted a bunch o... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    Apparently a computer went blue screen of death during the opening ceremonies at the Olympics a few days ago. Yep, right when a flying Li Ning was about to wrap up the torch-lighting ceremony too. No idea what the screen was actually supposed to be displaying, but if I had to... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    Remember when Boston Dynamics heralded the robot apocalypse with the creation of the BigDog? Well now the uncaring bastards have made a LittleDog too. You know, one that isn't as big or loud as the original. Why? To kill you easier. LittleDog is a quadruped robot for resea... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    There are all sorts of neat things to spot with Google Earth and Google Street View. Apparently including some guy that's shitcanned and passed out in his neighborhood. When this drunken Aussie was shaken awake by police he prayed none of the neighbors had seen him collapse... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    Many people think Geekologie is written by a computer preprogrammed with bad jokes or a bunch of fairies strung out on magic dust. Well, that isn't entirely true. You see, I came out of a vagina just like many of you did -- but haven't seen one since. Ladies, that was a bir... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have announced they're one step closer to the development of an invisibility cloak. The light-bending effect relies on reversing refraction, the effect that makes a straw placed in water appear bent. One approach used nan... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    This is a video of a Donkey Kong game made with LEGO Mindstorms RCX. You push a button, the opening game audio plays, and then Kong starts throwing barrels. Mario jumps over them, but never makes any forward progress. And sometimes the barrels actual hit him, which, at least... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    This is a table from designer John Nouanesing. It's called Paint or die but Love Me. If you can't tell because pictures don't work on your fancy electronic typewriter or something, the table looks like it's made of dripping paint. Neat idea, John, but I think it's missing so... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    Some clown of asses sold a piece of Montauk Monster toast on eBay. The life-changing adventure that will culminate with your successful bidding and acquisition of this item all began yesterday morning. In all honesty the morning began like any other for me. I woke gently to ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    Armin Heinrich made a $1,000 iPhone application called "I Am Rich" that doesn't do anything but open a picture of a glowing red gem. That way, nobody will feel bad about stealing your phone. And, God willing, punching you in the teeth with a car. The app displays a glowing... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    The telemegaphone is a combination telephone and megaphone, hence the clever name. Telemegaphone Dale stands seven meters tall on top of the Bergskletten mountain overlooking the idyllic Dalsfjord in Western Norway. When you dial the Telemegaphone's phone number the sound of... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    This is one of the most disturbing videos I've seen in a long time. It's two robots going at it with medieval weaponry. I have no idea why they exist, or what they're demonstrating, but I can't believe some shmuck programmed robots to swing weapons. WTF were you thinking? ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    Cassie from Georgia is knitting a Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 scarf. Why? Because she's awesome, that's why. So far it's about 1/3 done and already over 10 feet long. So it's gonna be one hell of a long scarf. Keep you real warm. Now I'm not sure who that guy is in the pi... / Continue →