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  • February 5, 2013
    Seen here looking suspiciously like an electric wheelchair somebody tore the seat off of and replaced with some sort of space-age vibrator, a new stealth robot prepares to infiltrate my dreams and turn them into nightmares. The robot, developed by a bunch of jerks at the CSIRO... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2011
    Seen here serenading gravel, a water-boatman celebrates being the world's loudest animal (NOT largest testicled) in relation to body size. How do they do it? The same way you would if you could -- strumming their wieners. *performs Dueling Banjos with a bro* Scientists from... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2011
    Ever wonder what an old 56k modem sounds like slowed down 700%? Jesus, you really need to stop wondering about such weird shit, you're scaring me. But, because curiosity killed the cat and I'm hoping it'll do the same to you, here it is anyway. It sounds like...the aliens ar... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2011
    Note: Picture only moderately related -- my patented optical invisibility cloak. Researchers at Duke University have developed an acoustic 'invisibility' cloak that can effectively hide an object from sound-based detection systems. The cloak holds promise for the future of s... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2011
    Noise Snare is a system designed for collecting audio evidence (and the license plate numbers) of vehicles running louder than a certain decibel level. No word what happens if you cruise around with your horn blaring, but my guess is drive exactly like I do. Noise Snare was i... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2011
    This is a video of some guy recreating all the sounds from three rounds of Street Fighter II by mouth and making some of the most ridiculous faces I've ever seen in six of my lives (I'm a cat). Unfortunately, it's all *meow* Ken vs. Blanka, so if you were hoping to hear any ot... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2011
    Remember earlier this week when I posted a video of Super Mario Bros. with updated sound effects and you were all like "LAME!" "donkeyballs!" "GW suuuuuuucks"? Well here's another one created by sound-designer Jake Kaufman with a bunch of other games just to spite you. YOU HE... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    'The Sounds of Star Wars' is an interactive book with a little speaker-machine attached to the side so you can type in a number corresponding to a certain sound from the movies to hear it, along with how it was made. For example, Jar Jar's voice was created by combining the so... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2010
    Have you ever been to a bar that's so crowded and loud you can't even make out what the person next to you is saying? So have I. But to my credit I was puking in a girl's purse and not really paying attention. Enter "speech bubbles": Product design student Elaine McLuskey ... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2010
    I love pushing buttons. One time I even pressed the big red one after a guy with a badge and gun told me not to. You want to know what happened? I BET YOU WOULD! Anyway, soundboards are nothing new but I like this one and it has lots of appropriate buttons to push when cowo... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2010
    Helicopters are loud as shit and a lot of times I have to cover my ears with my hands on the helipad waiting for my pilot to bring the bird down. It gets annoying, especially when you've got two briefcases full of gold bullion handcuffed to your wrists, WHICH I ALWAYS DO. Hel... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2009
    This is a video of an old Jeep Cherokee being used to make a song by combining all the different sounds it can make (trying to start, locking/unlocking doors, door ajar alarm, etc). It is highly impressive/unbelievable. The sounds in this video are ACTUAL sounds from the Jeep... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2009
    Neckphones are earphones for people with no ears or head. They just hang around your neck and make everyone else on the bus hear firsthand your horrible taste in music. Everybody will undoubtedly give you the stinkeye, hoping you'll take the hint and get off at the next stop,... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2009
    Yamaha's HRP-4C robot, best known for having pervs take pictures of its ass and modeling wedding dresses, can now sing song requests sent to it via iPhone. Impressive, Yamaha. I mean, if I DIDN'T SEE MORE IMPRESSIVE TECHNOLOGY AT CHUCK E CHEESE'S 20 YEARS AGO. Oooooh, burn! ... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    The watery sounds you hear in this video were all made using algorithms developed by researchers at Cornell, because, honestly, curing diseases can wait. Doug James and Changxi Zheng, researchers at Cornell University, have developed a way to simulate the sounds of flowing or ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    The Annoyatron 2.0 is a little gadget that makes annoying noises at random so you can drive a very special coworker to the point of stabbing you and/or stealing your lunch from the communal fridge. The sounds are as follows: -15kHz (Mosquito tone) (full volume) -Cricket chirp... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2008
    The Revenge CD from Fred is a CD packed with 20 of the most annoying sounds ever, from unhappy dog, to violin practice, to house party. The $7 CD even comes with a pair of earplugs, so you don't have to listen to the racket. Clever, but I can't help but think there are better... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2008
    Made by Bandi, the same company that brought us the electronic bubblewrap popper, comes the Peri Peri ($10), a noisemaker that "recreates the sound and feel of tearing open the paper 'zipper' on a FedEx/UPS/DHL envelope". Because, Jesus, that shit is so fun. Too bad I've got ... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2008
    That's right folks, ThinkGeek is selling this $30 Drumkit T-shirt so you can rock out with your high-hat out anywhere you go. Hit the drums on this shirt with your finger and they play through the built in speaker... simple but amazing. With 7 different drum sounds you're read... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    A group of immigrant teens from Trinidad that now live in Queens, New York call themselves the Stereobike crew and add bad-to-the-ass audio systems to their bicycles. Systems that put the boombox I keep in my front basket to shame. The speakers, powered by car batteries and r... / Continue →