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  • 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 →
  • January 27, 2009
    It's already been noted here on Geekologie that I have a thing for Pokemon. Now that may or may not be true, but the point I'm trying to make is that I would totally do the chick in these photos. I mean it too, I would get mad electric up on that. With a car battery. "WHERE'... / 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 →
  • June 13, 2008
    The Lumeneo Smera is an electric car concept that's 8 feet long but only 31 inches wide (insert something about your penis here). It can reach 80 MPH and gets about 93 miles to a charge. Not too shabby. Both of the front wheels on the Smera have their own 20hp electric mot... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2008
    The Naturmobil is the brainchild of Dubai (you know, the United Arab Emirate that's always building crazy stuff) resident Abdolhadi Mirhejazi. It's a one-horsepower vehicle. Literally! Can you see the horse in there? He walks on that treadmill, which both powers the vehicle... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    The Wicked Torch is a 4,100-lumen flashlight made by Wicked Lasers. It's pretty bright. There's a video after the jump of a guy setting some paper on fire with it. It can also fry an egg or melt plastic. The unit sucks so much power that the battery only last 15 minutes. O... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The Mini-MOB Mobile Phone is a new take on the popular (read: only) models of yesteryear. The thing looks like a damn brick, but is tiny at only 11 cm by 3.5 cm. Unfortunately the thing is currently only available in Europe and costs freaking $350! I do like it though -- it ... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    'Twendy-One' is the horrible name of a new robot coming out of Japan. His claim to fame is his gentle touch, thanks to the 241 pressure-sensors in each hand, which allow him to grip bread without breaking it. Wow, just what I've been waiting for -- a bread gripping robot. The b... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    Who's the supreme killer, ninja or pirate? Now you can help settle the debate yourself thanks to these inflatable radio controlled characters from ThinkGeek. They cost $35 for the set and each runs off one 9V battery for the controller, and four AAs for the actual character. ... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    The Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 is a rechargeable power supply for your precious gadgets and gizmos. The Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 is the portable, rechargeable AC and USB power solution for all your mobile needs. It will extend the runtime of all of your mobile elec... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Take Control Remotes are talking remotes that let the man/woman in your life know exactly what they need to be doing. The Control Your Man Remote features 18 different phrases like "Time to listen!", "What about my needs?", "What were you thinking?", and "Just tell me you ... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2007
    Nathan Gabriele has conceptualized a USB device that can light cigarettes without the use of a flame, using resistance coils (like car lighters) instead. It would contain a battery cell that would be good for a number of uses, and could be recharged via USB. He also threw in s... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2007
    Well apparently it's "Incredibly Stupid Ways To Get Around" day here at Geekologie, and what better to celebrate than to show off these fancy iShoes (yes, they actually named them f'ing iShoes). They're basically electric roller-skates. Okay, it's actually one electric roller... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    The WiFi detector shirt from ThinkGeek finds WiFi connections and displays signal strength by lighting up the blue bars. Currently, the shirt is only capable of detecting 802.11b and 802.11g signals. It runs off of three AAA batteries and will set you back $30, but they're cu... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2007
    The Battery Eater, by David Dear, sucks the remaining juice from AA batteries. He's magnetic, so you stick him on the fridge, throw in a battery, and his eyes blink with zinc-carbon ecstasy until he's munched all the power. They cost $12.85 from I have one of... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2007
    Urine! That's right folks, the NoPoPo (!!!) batteries from Japan can be recharged using your own bodily fluid (or any other that's primarily water). When the charge dies in these things you use that little baster that it comes with to charge them back up. Allegedly the magne... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    Sony has unveiled a prototype battery that generates electricity from sugar. The model displayed generates approximately 50 milliwatts from the four 1.5" cells, enough to power a digital Walkman. A sugar solution is poured into each of the cells, where enzymes break it down, ... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2007
    Think Geek has come out with both pirate and ninja batteries, because, well, when it comes to powering electronics, sometimes a stupid bunny just doesn't cut it. They only come in AA size and cost $2.99 for 4, which is a ripoff. It's not like very many of my electronics have ... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2007
    Willcom and Sanyo got together to develop this thing, a cell phone that runs off of a single AA battery. Which, with no screen or anything, doesn't seem like that much of a feat. I mean it only gets 5 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby. Now if it ran off brainpower,... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2007
    Well by now I'm sure you're aware that laptops and cell phones have been blowing up all over the place recently, and I present to you this case as an example of what not to do when something of yours explodes. Douglas Brown, a computer network administrator from Columbus, Ge... / Continue →