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December 23, 2007 - December 29, 2007 Archives

  • December 28, 2007
    Take a Nokia E90 cell phone, add one 12 gauge shotgun blast, throw that bitch up on eBay and what do you get? Apparently $20.50. The description of the "for parts ONLY" phone follows. The unfortunate victim of a negligent discharge from a 12 Gauge Shotgun loaded with 00 Buck... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    Robotic researcher Sylvain Calinon developed a cute little robot that draws portraits. He sits there until he detects a face in his field of view, and then takes a picture and draws your face based on the photo. He uses a bad-ass feather pen and ink well and holds his pen lik... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    Password Panties are underwear that have a little password screen on the front of them. They were being sold on Etsy, but I'm pretty sure you could get creative with Photoshop and some iron-ons and make your own. Now I hate to brag about my skills in the realm of password hac... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    Kipkay posts some awesome DIY videos on Metacafe, and here's another. His voice really convinces me I can do whatever he's talking about, even if I know I'll end up cutting off a finger or doing some other kind of harm to myself. In this installment he installs a Blu-Ray laser... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    Some crazy German company makes a product called Vulva that smells like a woman's nether-regions. You take the glass vial, give it a shake, and then rub some on the back of your hand. They sent a free sample and I must say I'm actually getting sick while I write this. Curren... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    Vivid Audio's new G1 Giya speakers were recently unveiled, and as you can see, they look ridiculous. They stand 5 1/2 feet tall, weigh 154 pounds each, and are capable of handling frequencies between 23Hz and 44kHz with 800-watts of power. They also come with automotive paint f... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    FRONT is an interactive system that motion captures the strokes you make when drawing in 3D space. It takes the information, processes it through a computer, and allows you to watch a video of what you were drawing while you did it, as well as send the data to a 3D molding mach... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2007
    The OLED TIWE (like TIME, but with the M upside down!) watch by industrial designer Lv Zhogfang is a neat concept. It normally displays a bunch of little white balls ("stars") randomly floating around the face. But when you give it a shake or tap on the glass, PRESTO! -- the ... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    The DVD Coach is a stand-alone CD/DVD duplicator that needs no computer in order to function. It burns at 8x for DVDs and 16x for CDs (half that for RW). Not bad for the budding little DVD pirate. It has Lightscribe functionality, but must be connected to a PC for the graphics ... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    A retired naturalist who particularly loves bats had a batcave home theater installed in his cellar. DC Audio Video Systems in New Hampshire was responsible for the install. The set-up includes prop bats which hang from above, a motorized 110 16:9 Stewart Electriscreen, Triad... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    The Konaka Shower Clean Suit is a business suit that washes clean in the shower. It then takes two hours to hang dry (no ironing) and it's ready to wear again. The incredible innovation behind the suit comes from Australian Wool Innovation Limited, a group who focuses their e... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    The SmartNav is a system designed to control a mouse cursor with your head. You set the scary looking thing on top of your monitor, slap a reflective dot on your head, and you're good to go. Unfortunately you're not good to click on things, so you'll have to install a foot pe... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    Someone made a little scene from Portal with LEGO blocks. As you can see it's pretty basic. Maybe a falling scene in an MC Escher style would have been cooler. It doesn't matter though, the main reason I'm posting this is because it reminds me of the portal I opened in my be... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    Some nutjob built a motorcycle powered by 24 chainsaw engines mated to a 5-speed Harley-Davidson gearbox. It goes pretty fast (see video after jump), makes a shit-ton of noise, and probably isn't real healthy for the environment. But eco-friendliness doesn't always come first... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    The Ayur chair costs a staggering $500 and looks funny. From the two-tone seat to the little hotdog of a backrest, it's 100% wack. However, as you can see from the picture it got an 8 out of 10 in some test or poll. Although that may be the date it came out or something, I don'... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2007
    Designer Verena Lang must live in a broom closet like I do, because she's the one responsible for the space-saving PictureTable. It's a picture frame that hangs on the wall but folds out to become a table when you need a place to eat dinner. Unfortunately there are no chair fol... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    This is the Vulcania watch and it looks awesome. Designed by Fabrice Gonet and manufactured by HD3 Complication, it's got just the look I want in a watch. Which is a look that makes it a hassle to read the time and with some timebomb styling thrown in for good measure. Eac... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    A team went and built a robotic foosball table for those times when nobody wants to play with you. It was done for a college course and takes up a lot of space. "The premise is simple: servos coupled with a micro-controller operate the arms of the table, while a camera above ... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    Recently a man, who will now be known as Shaky Hands Joe, went to Starbucks in an attempt to buy the most expensive drink he could imagine. It turned out to be a 13 shot venti soy hazelnut vanilla cinnamon white mocha with extra white mocha and caramel, which will now be known... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    The Nissan Forum is a conceptual mobile office vehicle. It comes with all the extras like an intercom, cameras focused on the 2nd and 3rd rows so you can keep an eye on the kids, and a microwave oven. Hell yes, a microwave oven! It's about time Nissan get on the bandwagon, I... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    The Black Hole is a bag from Nodesign Studio that holds all your stuff. You just start cramming it all in there and the bag expands to meet your needs. "The unique material is super strong, light, and flexible yet it’s thin enough to leave impressions of what you have inside.... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2007
    The Musion high definition projector system "uses unique HD video projection, producing three dimensional moving images within a stage setting." It looks like it involves some sort of strange glass pyramid. And magic. A lot of magic. And not the fake shit that ass-clown Cri... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2007
    Well tomorrow is Christmas folks. And that means different things to different people. For me it means drinking until my hands turn blue and I try to make out with my sister. Maybe it means something different to you. To get you all in the spirit I'm posting this video of A... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2007
    We reported the Aptera and its 300mpg claims back in September, and now Popular Mechanics magazine has had the chance to drive one and they say the thing is legit. The all electric version is slated for release in 2008 and will cost around $30,000. The hybrid 300mpg model wil... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2007
    I've always wanted the Wallyworld moose mugs from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but didn't know they existed until now. Each one is mouth-blown and hand shaped, so they're expensive. $90 expensive to be exact, and you have to buy at least two ($180!). Upset with the... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2007
    The 'Manned Cloud' airship is being produced, and could be operational by next year. The helium filled craft is going to have 60 hotel rooms, cruise at 173mph, and travel the globe on non-stop 3 day journeys. No word on how much a trip will be, but I imagine in the ‘expensive... / Continue →