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September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007 Archives

  • October 5, 2007
    The Airswitch Lamp works without ever having to touch it. You just swipe your hand over it and it turns on and off. You place your hand over the lamp and either raise or lower it in order to adjust brightness. They cost $79 and come in red, orange, blue and green. The only ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    The swoop is a new take on an old problem -- picking up dog shit. You attach one of the special elastic bags, and it's spring loaded mechanism grabs the crap and turns the bag inside out in one action. It costs $25 and the replacement bags are stupidly expensive. Almost ever... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    The Paintball Panzer is a tank designed for use in paintball matches. It has a 24-inch gun, and can shoot 15 balls a second. They cost a staggering $18,000 apiece. Now I'm not here to steal their business or anything, but for only $4,500 I'll sell you a Paintball Plymouth. ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    The Bot-One Pod Cushion is a seating creation from Slide Italian Design. It's made of polyethylene, so you can rock it inside or outside, and it looks like a giant douche bag. It's got energy-efficient 25 watt bulbs in it, making it a reasonably well lit giant douche bag. I ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    Looj is a remote controlled gutter cleaning robot from iRobot. It was not made for asses. Models start at $100 and go up to $170. You throw the wily little bastard in the gutter, and away he goes, augering all the very loose debris and throwing it over the side. I don't nee... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    D3O Lab has developed D3O, a "specially engineered material with intelligent molecules that flow with you as you move but on shock lock together to absorb impact energy." It's being used for it's shock absorption properties, and is currently available in motorcycle gear, shin ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    I love the watches at Tokyoflash, because I really appreciate a timepiece that is hard to read. The Kyoshen ($120) is surprisingly less confusing than many of the other watches they sell. Yellow bars are hours, red circle dots are five minute increments, and the green dots a... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    The Pultius remote was designed by Art Lebedev Studios with the idea of having a button for every channel on television. It's 20-inches long and has 102 small channel buttons, in a rainbow of colors. I'm from the old school, where more buttons means you're more of a man, so I... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    An Apple fan was caught showing Bill and the rest of Microsoft what he/she thinks of the company. I use he/she because I've spent the better part of fifteen minutes trying to figure out what sex that person is, and I still can't tell. Let's run through the photographic eviden... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    Max Dean and Raffaello D'Andrea have created a chair that breaks apart, and then puts itself back together again -- slooowly. The first part of the clip is sped up 2x, but it still takes about two minutes for the reassembly to take place. The chair is controlled by two comput... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    Mister Miser is a urinal that folds out of the wall to save space. It looks bad. It has a "porcelain-like" finished door, meaning it's a big piece of plastic, and costs $295. It only uses 10 ounces of water per flush, making them a greener alternative than regular toilets. ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    The Euricase Multimedia Ring Box costs $200 ($250 for gold or silver plated), and includes a tiny LCD screen and illuminated ring bed. You can upload a slide show with up to 500 pictures, or an hour of video, that starts playing when the box is opened. Hopefully you don't acc... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    Finger Touching, a device developed by Samsung, turns your fingers into the buttons on a cellphone, so you can text faster -- or at least on bigger buttons. It's "easier and lighter in mobile circumstances corresponding to the 3.5G, 4G communication standard." Basically it pr... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    I don't know about you, but when I think carpal tunnel prevention, I think Subway subs. Now, instead of smashing my lunch, I can purchase a cell foam replica to provide the same comfort. For $20, you can get a bread shaped wrist rest for your keyboard. You may think this is ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    Sculptor Benedict Radcliffe and pedal car designer Ben Wilson showed off this wire Lamborghini at the Art Car Parade in Manchester last month. If you can't tell, it's made of wire. And has pedals to make it go. God, can you imagine all the bugs splattered on your face when y... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2007
    I'm building a pirate ship and taking it out to sea to rob and pillage the rich, so you better believe I can drive a nail straight. For those of you who can't, you should learn. For those of you that aren't into learning there's the 'Nail Assist' system. You put a nail in th... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    A group of Russian designers have created and started manufacture of these moon shaped light boxes and sells them as 'Your Personal Moon'. I used to know a Russian once, and all he would do is break the top off a vodka bottle and drink the whole thing. I've got the feeling he... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    Because one Mario Brothers related post just wasn't enough for today, come these two handsome bastards. They're Mario and Luigi car air fresheners! Okay, they're air fresheners that happen to have Mario and Luigi standing on top. Now I'm not encouraging you to make your own,... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    The Betty cycle lamp is a lamp for your bicycle. It's called Betty because I used to date a girl by the same name and she had some headlights on her that would make you curl and weep they were so damn fine. So that's why it's called that. It's 22 watts and 1,400 lumens, maki... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    When I first saw this mouse I thought it was a great idea, and I still do, but it needs to be improved slightly. It's awesome to play first person shooters with, but only for the first five minutes. Even with my incredible wrists and forearms I can't hold my arm in that awkwa... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    Replug protects your audio devices by preventing the cord from being ripped out at awkward angles. It consists of a 3.5mm audio jack that plugs into your device and just leaves a little magnetic nubbin sticking out. This connects to the rest of the Replug system and your audi... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    Brando.com.hk is selling these mushroom lamps, which resemble the shrooms from Mario Brothers. They're powered by 4 AA batteries, and their illumination comes from 2 white LEDs. You mash the top to turn them on and off, which is fun. They cost $12, which isn't too shabby, an... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2007
    Sony had their new XEL-1 OLED TV on display recently at CEATEC, a Japanese consumer electronics show. Now I'm not one to jump to conclusions or anything, but based on the photographic evidence, I'm tempted to say this thing is thin. It boasts a 3mm depth, 1 million:1 contrast... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    The Ex-Time Watch, a conceptual watch by Rong Yong, projects the current time and date onto your arm/hand with the push of a button. So when someone asks what time it is, you push a button, and then point your arm in their direction while flipping them the bird. I like the co... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    I don't know what rock I was living under when this trend started but bike-mower hybrids look like they're really catching on. You take a shitty ass bike, attach a shitty ass push mower instead of a front wheel, and presto, bike mower! Make it a lowrider and you're the cooles... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    I work almost exclusively from the john, so my computing is typically done via a laptop perched on the sink. Well my little laptop doesn't have a numeric keypad, so when I have to punch in numbers to work out how much I owe in alimony this month, it's a pain. Enter the numeri... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    The New York Police Department is currently testing a camera that can read license plates and then transmit that information to a database to search for matches. The camera is a couple of blocks from ground zero, and is part of the city's effort to create a high-tech security ... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    Proving that things were way cooler back in the day, is the world's first computer mouse. Made by Douglas Engelbart in 1964, it "consisted of two gear-wheels positioned perpendicular to each other -- allowing movement on one axis." Just look at this thing. Ergonomic shape, g... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    My dad hooked an old 18 wheeler's horn up to his Pinto station wagon, and when you honked it the headlights would basically dim off. But damn was it loud. The dumb bastard in this video specializes in mounting train horns to cars so you can go out and honk so loud people crap... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    The Jelly-fish 45 habitat is like a cross between a house and a boat. Which would make it a houseboat, except the damn thing doesn't go anywhere under its own power. So it's a habitat instead. It measures 30 meters tall and 15 meters wide. It can house up to 6 people, and h... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2007
    Can't tell what you're looking at? It's a $26,000 bathtub from artist Tetsuya Nakamura. It reminds me of a pipe I used to have. My grandmother found it in my sock drawer and kicked me out of her attic. The bathtub is made out of reinforced plastic though, not glass. But I ... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Artist David Johnson has created a female Master Chief figure in polymer clay and is selling her on eBay. She is 8" tall and gives me a boner (which is about half that size). Bidding started at $199, but is now over $1,500. David insures his pieces for life, so if you break ... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    The USB stress relieving Whac-A-Mole ripoff, "Whack It" plays just like the original you used to play at Chuck E. Cheese's or local arcade, except that it's tiny and there's no damn mallet. So I guess it's not the same. You push the different colored heads with your finger as... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Carl Lewis, a man best known for running fast as hell and winning 9 Olympic gold medals, has created a new piece of exercise equipment. The Vibro-Exerciser allegedly gives you 70% more benefit than regular exercise alone. It does this through "vibration training that taps int... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Someone took these pictures in Russia, where it is forbidden to use a cell phone while driving. It's a huge Motorola RAZR 2 inside a Mercedes. There was speculation it was an accident, that the phone fell of a sign, but if you look at the last picture in the gallery, the sig... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Markus Stoeckl broke the World Speed Record for mountain bikes, topping out at 130.7 mph. Down a mountain. In the snow. "The super speed antics took place on a 2000m stretch at a 45 degree run in the Chilean Andes. To prevent his helmet from fogging up, Mr. Stoeckl had to ho... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed Mowgli, the scary jumping robot frog. He's scary. He jumps. He's robotic. He will kill us all. He can jump on and off of things about 20 inches high, and can even kick a soccer ball (somehow). At first I thought those ... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2007
    Apparently some pet fanatic who lives in a very small apartment decided to conserve space by combining two pet habitats in one. The birds live in an acrylic box mostly submerged in a fishtank. While it does look neat, I imagine someone out there is calling the SPCA or PETA. ... / Continue →