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November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007 Archives

  • November 23, 2007
    The first Aerion Supersonic Business Jet was recently sold to Sheikh Rashid, the ruler of Dubai. It set him back a paltry $80,000,000. The thing can reach Mach 1.6 and fly from New York to Tokyo in 9.5 hours. Or from New York to Paris in 4.2 hours. It's powered by two Pratt & W... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    A 1990 Nintendo World Championship NES cartridge is up on eBay with a "Buy-It-Now" price of $12,000. There were only 116 ever made, and this is one of 90 grey ones given to semi-finalists. The other 26 are gold, like the old Zelda cartridges, and were given to winners and run... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    I'm well versed in the use of tools because I'm big into home improvement projects. I just love doing stuff around the house. Like yesterday I ran electricity from my elderly neighbor's shed to my house. I’m a regular handyman. But for those of you out there that can't man... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    The Auto Detective pen detects wireless and RF signals. The light starts blinking when it detects "signals within the ranges of 900/1200/1300 and 2400/2600/3000MHz". The faster the blinking the closer you are to the spy device you're detecting. As an added bonus it's suppose... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    The Skype Travel Mouse is a mouse with an integrated phone. It features a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display for caller ID, etc. and a sliding numeric keypad. I don't use Skype myself, because I live in a tree house and make all my calls with a rusty soup can and a long piece of string... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    The replica Heckler & Koch 9mm that Angelina Jolie used in the original Tomb Raider movie is for sale on eBay. It's made mostly of rubber, look pretty good, and comes with the holster that was worn on Angelina's leg. So yeah, you can own something that touched Angelina's leg. T... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    The Life Clock is the lovechild of an alarm clock and one of those annoying-ass Tamagotchi virtual pets that always died on me. They're available in a variety of colors and run about $30. When the alarm goes off in the morning and you hit snooze or take too long to get to it,... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2007
    Well I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday and stuffed themselves full. I know I did -- I made my famous Thanksgiving bourbon. My mother brought a great gin dish over and my father cooked up an exceptional moonshine. Fun was had by all until I tried to make out wi... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    I don't know what it is with Ukrainians and building unusual wooden things, but Vasily Lazarenko has gone and built himself a car. Under the wood it's a 1981 Opel, but on top of the wood it's a confusing looking sedan/convertible hybrid. Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I mean... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    Texas based Bearfire Resort is using Snowflex, a polymer-based snow substitute, to cover its ski trails. The resort hopes to be operational by '09, and will offer year round skiing and snowboarding. So yeah, that's wack. It just won't be the same urinating your name in the s... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    There is finally a knock-off light saber attachment for the Wii controller available for anyone itching to practice their sabering skills before Star Wars: The Force Unleashed hits the street next year. The unit features a power up/down effect and relies on 22 ultra-bright LEDs... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    My million dollar ideas don't come to me when I'm sitting at work in the cubicle playing Solitaire or Mine Sweeper, with abundant paper and pens. No sir, they come to me when I'm plastered at the bar and falling off my stool. And I have to smear them down on a bar-napkin with... / 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 20, 2007
    I love home improvement projects as much as the next manly man, but I have yet to purchase any laser guided tools. Mostly because I'm really poor. Well finally there's one that I might be able to buy without breaking the bank -- the laser guided hand saw. This hand saw has... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2007
    Nixon made two new watches, one that plays Tetris and another that plays Pong. As is evident from the photo the graphics don't exactly knock your socks off. What is the purpose of these again? I thought everyone uses their cell phone as a watch. And has games on it too. Ar... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2007
    Well we've seen the Star Wars home theater in the past, and now comes the Star Trek version. And damn is this thing jam packed with goodness. Modeled after the Enterprise NCC-1701D from The Next Generation, this thing boasts "motion-activated air-lock doors with series sound ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2007
    The Handscape ring collection from Netherlands designer Zelda Bauchampet turns your fingers into a pleasant little landscape. Some of the rings are buildings, others are animals or trees. They probably won't help you punch through the window of your boyfriend's car. They're ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2007
    The Toilet Tunes Automatic Bathroom Entertainment device plays music whenever your toilet lid is up. You get to choose what you listen to, like soothing jazz, Latin guitar, modern techno/ pop or nature sounds (rain, ocean waves, mountain stream). It costs $30 and runs on 3 AAA ... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Someone with lots of talent made a sweet Samus Aran costume from Metroid. Then some beautiful lady with lots of talent modeled it. Damn damn damn. What was I just talking about? Something about something. Oh right, the costume. Damn she looks good in that thing. Somethin... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Kindle, Amazon's ebook reader dropped today for $400. Over 90,000 titles are already available for the device, and each is less than $10. You can also get subscriptions to major newspapers, magazines, etc. for a monthly fee. "The unit is not Wi-Fi compatible. Instead, it's on i... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Belkin's USB Laptop Alarm is questionable and funny looking. It costs $25. Basically you attach the base to a sturdy object and plug the USB cable into your computer. If someone disconnects the laptop without first inserting the magic key then an alarm sounds. If someone (y... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Canadian robot lover Trung Le built himself a female android named Aiko and gave a few public demonstrations of what she's capable of. Basically she can give directions, read stuff off the internet, and respond to some stimuli. Like when Trung grabs her arm too hard she tells... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Food company Podravka had Croatian creative agency Bruketa & Zinić cook them up a really clever way of presenting their annual report. Nested inside the boring financials, etc. is another little book of Podravka recipes. To be able to cook like Podravka you need to be a prec... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    The Waring Pro Automatic Martini Maker is an electric martini maker that costs $100. "Simply add your favorite ingredients using the 1-ounce shaker cap, turn it on, wait for the green olive to light up, press shaken or stirred on the touchpad and you've just made the perfect ma... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    The HotSeats 723 Flight Simulator TRX Game Chair has a very long name. It also has a long list of features. It comes equipped with a 23-inch HDTV widescreen LCD monitor, a high performance 1.8 GHz Dual Core processor PC, LCD mount, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound speakers with a rem... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2007
    Freedom 2, a tattoo ink company, has just released a line of ink that can be removed with a single laser treatment. The ink is produced by encasing water soluble pigments within insoluble polymers. The ink is visable as long as the small polymer beads (5-6 microns) aren't ruptu... / Continue →