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June 11, 2006 - June 17, 2006 Archives

  • June 16, 2006
    Hewlett-Packard is adapting jet engines from radio-controlled jets to help cool their servers. It's a good idea and a wonder why nobody has thought of it yet. Imagine the difference between a propeller and a jet engine, and the amount of hot air they could potentially move. I'm j... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2006
    Equa System has put together an LED system for your faucet called the Light Delight, which turns your boring old faucet into something a little less boring than a boring old faucet. The idea is simple and a little bit pointless, but I welcome anything that makes my life a little ... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2006
    Researchers at University of Delaware have developed a form of liquid armor which can protect the entire body as opposed to just the chest like current kevlar vests. The liquid - called shear thickening fluid is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid. ... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2006
    This absolutely amazing Rube Goldberg device goes through 6 minutes of gadgetry before making a bowl of ramen. And even if it didn't make ramen - which it does - it would still be the most amazing Rube Goldberg device I've seen. The fact somebody actually put it together makes ... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2006
    Destructoid has a good comparison of the changes being made to the Wii remote since it's announcement and final release. The changes are subtle, and look to be just minor cosmetic modifications. Too bad they didn't take my advice and add a "penis insertion" modification to it. ... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2006
    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have developed a program to read 2D photographs and construct 3D models out of them. Using machine learning techniques, the researchers have taught computers how to spot the visual cues that differentiate between vertical surfaces and horizontal s... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2006
    Treyarch, the developers of Call Of Duty 2: The Big Red One for the Gamecube, is developing Call of Duty 3 for the Nintendo Wii and these are the first screenshots of what they've got. They're scanned from an upcoming issue of EGM and are pretty poor quality, but it shows just ... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2006
    H2O Audio announced yesterday they've created a casing for the iPod so people can watch videos underwater. The housing costs $89.95 and is submersible up to 10 ft. I'm not entirely sure who the target demographic is for this, but I imagine anybody who can't go for a swim without ... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2006
    For all you people who were wondering if you'd ever be able to plug all 31 of your keyboards into your computer at once, some crazy bastards have put together a 31 port USB hub. It looks horribly experimental, but is perfect for any freaks out there who were born with 29 more a... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2006
    The new controller for the PS3 being displayed at the Ginza showroom has the word "Select" misspelled as "Serect." It's almost as if they're aware of the ongoing Engrish jokes and are poking fun at themselves. Only they're not. Which makes it sad. And maybe a little bit racist.... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2006
    The World Cup is using a new a ball which is making things difficult for goalies because they behave more like baseballs than traditional soccer balls. The new Adidas Teamgeist football has 14 panels instead of the traditional 26 or 32 which means fewer seams. The fewer seams aff... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2006
    Pretec Electronics Corp. has started shipping a USB drive called the i-Disk BulletProof which is bulletproof, waterproof and fireproof. Capacities range from 32 MB to 2 GB and is perfect for all the nerds out there who plan on entering warzones but need to make sure their stash o... / Continue →