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  • December 22, 2011
    Seen here trying to steal my soul with her stare, a Sony employee demonstrates a new "biological" battery capable of turning cellulose into glucose into energy efficiently enough to power an MP3 player. Me? I'm still cool recharging mine via USB, but what do I know? (SPOILER... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2010
    Harry Potter laser tag wands not your cup of tea? What the f*** are you doing drinking tea in the first place? IT'S TAKING UP VALUABLE STOMACH REAL ESTATE WHERE YOU COULD FIT BOOZE. Anyway, how about a voice-activated Harry Potter wand flashlight? No? Not digging this one ... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2010
    Mmmm, liquefied jellyfish. I use it instead of jam on my sandwiches. It's tingly in my mouth. And now it's a key ingredient in developing nano-scale power cells. Don't tell PETA, they'll throw a fish! Scientists say by liquidizing the humble Aequorea victoria -- a glow-in-... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Brother (the printer/sewing machine company, not my brother Frank), has developed vibration-powered batteries that promise to stay charged simply by shaking them. Shake Weight battery chargers? I think so! Called the Vibration-powered Generating Battery (maybe in the future ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I've gotten this tip like a thousand times and have been trying to avoid posting it because, damnit, I'm just too classy for this kind of thing (yes, this is a monocle). I mean, it goes against all the theological and geometrical principles I hold dear. Then I realized I was ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2009
    It may look like the world's smallest golden wallet, but it's actually a cyborg battery. You see, in the future robots will harvest humans to provide the blood they need to recharge their batteries. Well, happy Sunday to you too! A small colony of yeast lives inside each bat... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    We reported on a 'death by cell phone explosion' last year, but that one turned out to be some guy trying to cover up accidentally killing a coworker. Maybe this one's real. Or maybe somebody else pushed the wrong lever. A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severi... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2008
    Have a mouse problem? Stop leaving cheese out yo. But if you want to get rid of them and feel like a sadistic bastard in one fell swoop, look into the Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap. Basically a mouse walks in, up some stairs, gets his electrocution on in the Shock ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2008
    German Porsche modder RUF Automobile GmbH went and dropped a 204hp electric motor into a 911. It's powered by 96 lithium ion batteries, can hit 60 in less than 7 seconds, tops out at 160 , and has a 180-mile range. All in all, not too shabby. Who'd have thunk it -- an electr... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2008
    This thinking cap promises to make its wearer smarter. How? Using a magnetic coil to send juice to portions of the left side of the brain, researchers claim that they can turn anyone into a savant, improving memory and creativity by incredible amounts. Being a skeptic, I wen... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2008
    Did you pick up a copy of the 75th anniversary Esquire magazine yesterday to keep abreast of men's fashion? No? Well how about for the "first e-ink cover in history"? No? Well don't fret, because this is a video of the thing. As you can see, it's a magazine with a little e... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2008
    Are you a lazy bastard or a shop teacher that's had ten accidents? If so, this self stirring mug may be for you. The mugs are made by Gevalia, a company best known for convincing me to sign up for their coffee of the month club through the use of a well placed late-night info... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    The Evolta Robot is the mascot for Panasonic's new Evolta batteries. He's cute, has a wonky eye, and can climb. The company says the new battery cell -- called Evolta, combining "evolution" and "voltage" -- can keep gadgets running 20 percent longer than offerings from rivals... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    This handheld UV scanner costs $30 and runs on 4 AAA batteries. You wave it over an object you're going to touch and it kills 99.9% of germs. But I've got news for you -- it's that 0.01% of germs that'll kill you. No, seriously -- those are the ones that are so tough nothing... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    Personally I've never had a problem with the cord attaching the Wii's nunchuk to the Wiimote, but I guess some people just can't stand having any cords. So if you don't want to wait for the wireless nunchuk that actually replaces your existing one you can get this mammoth. It... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    Star Wars Lightsaber Lamps are made by NCSX and cost $23. They stand 16" tall, come in green or red and run off AAA batteries. You know what else they run off? Your girlfriend, because she won't stick around long if you start decorating your pad with these things. Actually,... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    We posted about the USBCELL batteries before, and now they're available for purchase. USBCELL is a product line by Moxia Energy that features USB rechargeable batteries. Right now the company only has AAs for sale, but 9Vs are coming soon, along with cell phone and device bat... / Continue →