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  • September 29, 2014
    This is a video demonstrating the robotic octopus built by the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas. You know, because regular octopuses weren't scary enough. They all look like alien penises to me. "You spend a lot of time thinking about alien penises?" I write Sta... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2014
    This is an oldschool style baby carriage decked out with a Doctor Who TARDIS theme. Does anybody still use those oldschool carriages anymore? Now strollers are all super fancy and cost hundreds of dollars (I was on a baby shower registry). When I was a kid I didn't even have... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2014
    In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of walking and texting, China has opened separate walkways for people who are using their cell phones, and people who aren't. They're meant to be ironic though, and encourage people to think before texting and knocking over somebo... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2014
    Remember the story of HitchBOT, the robot that was going to attempt to hitchhike the 6,000km across Canada from Halifax to Victoria? Well, despite my best efforts (I texted a friend in Canada and told him if he happened to see HitchBOT to tear it's head off), he successfully m... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2014
    This is the RYNO Motors Micro-cycle. It can be ridden anywhere bikes are allowed, reach speeds up to 10MPH, travel 10-miles on a single charge, and carry a total weight (including dat ass) of 260-pounds. They're available for pre-order now for $5,300 with an estimated deliver... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2014
    Note: Higher-res version HERE. This is a shot posted by director Zack Snyder of the new Batmobile from the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie. As you can see, it looks like one of Michael Bay's Transformers. That sucks too because I bet a friend they were going to bring back... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2014
    These are a couple shots and a video of Batman cruising a highway in Japan on his custom trike. What's he doing in Japan? No clue. Maybe he cleaned up all the crime in Gotham already. Or maybe Gotham is such a shithole he just gave up and decided fighting crime in Japan wou... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2014
    This is a portrait-mode video *smack!* of a bear wandering through a New Jersey neighborhood on two feet. Presumably to trick people into thinking it's human. Nothing to see here folks, I'm just gonna look through your garbage like a normal person. Nice try, bear, but I happ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    This is the Motoped Survival Bike Black Ops Edition. It's the perfect vehicle for getting around during the zombie apocalypse. I mean, provided you can't score a tank. Or a hot air balloon. Or a boat. If you're in the woods hunting zombies though, it's perfect. If you're ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2014
    This is the suitcase scooter invented by Chinese farmer He Liang. It can not only carry your clothes, BUT CARRY YOUR ASS TO THE AIRPORT (provided you leave the night before and are cool cruising on the side of the highway in the dark at 12MPH). No word if it stands any chanc... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is the 1993 Ford Explorer that Redditor scoodidabop converted into a Jurassic Park Ford Explorer. You know, it's a real shame Ford didn't monopolize on the opportunity and make a real Jurassic Park edition when they had the chance. What were you thinking?! I would have ... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is a video of a little bug stuck on its back and walking on a ball of cotton. Where the hell does he think he's going? I feel like there's a metaphor for life here somewhere. The video is three minutes long, but the person who filmed said he did it for over 3-hours. Di... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2014
    This is a video shot above Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's a massive free-for-all traffic intersection. From what I gathered, you just drive until you almost hit somebody, wait for them to move, then speed off again. The pedestrians though -- they're the real wa... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2014
    Mazda has recalled all 2010-2012 Mazda 6's with 4-cylinder engines because spiders can crawl into the fuel tank, spin webs that can cause a pressure build up, which can lead to cracks in the tank and fires. And nobody but a stuntman wants to drive a car that's on fire. As b... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2014
    This is designer Mieke Meijer's Object Élevé, a staircase that doubles triples (quadruples? I suck at numbers) as a desk, shelving and tables. Interesting idea. You know what be even more interesting? A staircase that doubles as a treefort. How cool would that be? Also, t... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2014
    In news that brings back terrifying memories of Large Marge, Pee-wee Herman's tricked-out bike from Pee-wee's Big Adventure is currently for sale on eBay. I am going to buy it. I am going to buy it, then fly it to the moon like in E.T. "They didn't actually fly TO the moon i... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is the $610 AeYo (as in "AeYo -- what the f*** are you doing?"), a new piece of exercise/transportation equipment that combines the excitement of Rollerblading with the safety of added stability and the appearance of trying to hump a little robot as it speeds away backward... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is the US military's new Black Knight Transformer. That's a pretty intimidating name for what appears to be a flying shipping crate. Hell, it's not even black. They should have called it the Tan Coptervan. The helicopter rotors do fold in so it's more streamlined when ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →