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January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008 Archives

  • January 18, 2008
    Well we've seen Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, and even a cave inspired home theater, but now comes an actual Batman setup. The pictures come from a company called Elite Home Theater Systems (which actually just sells chairs), and look like they may just be conceptual. But... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    The Cassette MP3 Player can be used as a stand alone MP3 player with headphones, or inserted into any cassette deck and played that way. It plays the music directly off the SD card and will function with the controls on your tape deck. Still, it's not the worst way to spend $... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    My wife has been into HDR photography for awhile now, so I've seen some pretty awesome examples of what you can do with HDR. For those of you that aren't familiar with High Dynamic Range photography, it's pretty neat. Basically you take several photos of the exact same scene ... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    The world's largest drill bit was put to use last month boring a subway tunnel in Leipzig, Germany. This is it. As you can see it's relatively large. Not huge, but pretty big. For a drill bit. Now if it was a Reuben sandwich, that would be impressive. And filling. Can you imagi... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    Willow, an artist who lives in Mendocino recently put up an ad on Craigslist trying to sell the vagina couch she made in art school. It's 5'3" long, 3'3" wide and she's asking $600 for the whole snatch. I just bought it, but I should have read the description closer because she... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    The Backyard Cat product is a weighted bag that hangs from a little harness and trains your cat not to jump. It also trains your cat to be depressed and miserable. It looks like torture and costs $18 - $22 depending on the size of your cat. It was designed specifically to pr... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    Darth Sidious is tired of his a-hole reputation and is making a move to try cleaning up his name. Enter Puppet Palpatine, a softer, gentler Dark Lord Of The Sith. The emperor answers questions from his subjects ranging in topic from weaponry to picking up ladies using the For... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2008
    Remember the notorious manila envelope used to display the new MacBook Air's incredibly thin dimensions? Well now you can actually buy one. Well, you've always been able to buy manila envelopes, but now you can get a fleece-lined vinyl one made to protect your precious Air. ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    For anyone out there that feels like their significant other might be unfaithful, there's the Checkmate Infidelity Home Test. For $50 you too can own your very own CSI-esque spooge detection kit. Good for up to ten samples, the kit determines if there have been any questionab... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    A man took a Honda Goldwing motorcycle and, with a bunch of modification, made it look like a little jet. It's pretty awesome looking, and the guy who made it is a nutcase. That being said, I want to take it for a spin. But first I need some bombs and missiles up in that mot... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    I remember some crazy old guy selling rubberband guns at the fair, but never anything that looked like this. "Composed of 479 pieces, the Disintegrator shoots rubber bands up to 22 feet at a blistering rate of 40 per second. Its 24 revolving barrels hold up to 288 standard-siz... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    Japan is at it again, this time planning to launch a paper spaceplane from the International Space Station and having it travel through the atmosphere and land on Earth. The researchers are scheduled to begin testing the strength and heat resistance of an 8 centimeter (3.1 i... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    We've posted LaCie drives in the past, and the company always seems to go for style points with their designs. The Little Disk is LaCie's newest addition, and comes in 30GB and 40GB capacities ($130 and $160, respectively). As you can see, when the bottom is removed it has a ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    Star Wars Lightsaber Lamps are made by NCSX and cost $23. They stand 16" tall, come in green or red and run off AAA batteries. You know what else they run off? Your girlfriend, because she won't stick around long if you start decorating your pad with these things. Actually,... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    The LapDome is a tent for your laptop so you can see the screen when you're computing in places you shouldn't be. They run $30 - $80 depending on which ridiculous model you choose and are totally not worth every cent. My rule of thumb for laptop use is as follows: if you can't ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2008
    Feet First doormats are made to look like some of the world's most famous manhole covers. They're 24" round, made out of 100% recycled truck tires, and cost an unknown amount of money. I actually want one, because I'm setting a booby trap for Ninja Turtles. Once I catch one (pr... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    Learn how to make your own magic fireballs with a piece of cloth, some string, and lighter fluid! Check out the video, they're freaking awesome and don’t look that dangerous. I'm running to the gas station right now to get some lighter fluid so I can make some. I'll update a... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    Someone on Etsy is selling these Toilet Graphics for $20 a pop. As you can see they're stickers you slap on the john to add some flair to otherwise plain white porcelain. There are a number of options like SCUBA divers, aquatic life, bikes and scooters, and my personal least ... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    Well I'm sure you all know about the subway groping problem that Japan has. If not, Japan has a problem with men playing grab-ass (with women) on the subway. Well now there's a solution for Japanese men aiming to keep a clean reputation -- portable subway straps (525 yen, ~$5... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    Take one computer, drop it into an aquarium, fill with mineral oil and presto! -- a mineral oil cooled computer case. I decided to make one of my own and I've got to say it's pretty cool except for the fact that all my fish keep dying. What do they not like mineral oil or somet... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    This Super Mario inspired shirt from 80sTees is dirty because of the double meaning in the message. While it's perfectly fine for Mario to hit a couple question blocks, it's the other meaning that makes it so naughty. My mom would never in a million years let me buy this shirt.... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    The Handpresso is what is born when a rogue bike pump makes its way into your house from the garage and humps your coffee maker. It's a portable espresso machine -- all you need is a little coffee pod filter thing and some water. Where you get hot water on the go is a mystery t... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    Well I'm (sadly) back from Mexico after my MacWorld adventures, and what do you know -- Apple is flashing their new MacBook Air commercial all over the place trying to get me to buy one. Now don't get me wrong, I'd accept one for free, but I don't exactly have $1,800 to spend ... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2008
    At first I wasn't going to post this because blood and syringes give me the heebie-jeebies, but I decided to anyways because it'll make me stronger. Bob Partington designed the blood pen that, using a syringe and little motor, writes in blood. Pretty gross huh? I think so. You ... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    The new MacBook Air isn't actually invisible like I first suspected. Nor does it float. It's just way thin and has no optical drive. The Air rocks a 13.3" screen, is 0.76 inches at the thickest, weighs 3 pounds, and features a multi-touch trackpad. It comes with an ultrathi... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    Well we've posted some unusual alcohol-inspired art in the past, and here comes another -- The GAT Fog. The GAT stands for, get this, Gin And Tonic! It's a fog made out of gin and tonic -- brilliant! I mean I've been looking for easier ways to get drunk, and alcohol-soaked s... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    Well some guy and his brother made a recreation of The Battle Of Pelennor Fields from The Return Of The King entirely out of candy. And to think all I made over Christmas was a lame gingerbread whorehouse. From the look of things they did a pretty good job, and I must say it ... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    Brazilian designer Marcos Breder came up with these domino-inspired flash drives. Two drives lock together to form a domino, and each individual drive lights up with dots to indicate how many gigs of space are filled. Pretty clever idea, but it would be pretty annoying trying t... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    The Voltaic Generator is a laptop charging bag that Voltaic Systems is rolling out this spring. The solar panel generates up to 14.7 watts, powerful enough to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight. The included battery pack efficiently stores the equiv... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    The WARDROM is a conceptual organizational system by Paula Studio in Rome, Italy. The idea is that you just toss all your clothes at the thing and they hang there, keeping your floor clean. I've got to tell you, if there's one thing I love seeing upon entering a woman's room,... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    Available from Hammacher Schlemmer (pronounced ham sandwich smeller) the Germ-Eliminating Upright Vacuum has a UV-C light in its base to zap stuff dead as you roll over it. The unit costs $500 and the bulb is rated for 8,000 hours of use, which is a whole lot of vacuuming. I ... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    I don't have trouble waking up in the morning because I have a cat that lets me know it’s time to rise by sticking his b-hole to my face. But if you don't have such a considerate cat then maybe you need something a little more serious. How about a fire bell alarm clock? I can... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    We've seen music sequencers in the past, but nothing that rivals the BeatBearing for simplicity and number of balls. The unit was designed by Peter Bennett during his studies of new techniques people can use to interact with musical instruments. Sequences are composed by pl... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Now you know how much I hate to brag, but I can bite the top off a beer bottle if I need to. I sure as hell don't need a damn chansaw to do the job for me. And if the guy in the video is any indication of the type of person that opens a beer bottle with a chainsaw, that type ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Urban Trends has designed a line of egg fryers that shape your morning eggs into weapons of minimal destruction. Now I'm not really sure why they decided on gun molds instead of barnyard animals, but I think it had something to do with those anti-drug commercials they used to ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    SkullCandy, who has been featured here before, was showing off a new product at the recent CES -- Double Agent headphones that have an SD slot and incorporated MP3 player. The units are rechargeable, take any size SD card, and are controlled with the buttons on the side of one... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Well GameStop is now taking preorders for the RockBand Stage Kit that ships out on June 23rd. What is the Rockband Stage Kit you ask? Well, it's a $100 add-on to the game that provides an "interactive light and smoke stage show" synced to the game while you play. How awesome... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Well last week we posted a pretty sweet looking portable Dreamcast, and this week we're posting a pretty bitter looking portable Gamecube. Now I hate to rag on any modder, because at least they're trying, but this person should have tried harder. I mean it looks like it was c... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Want you get your hands on a flying vehicle? Well you may have to settle for a Moller craft, because by the time this gets posted an auction for the last Sky Commuter Prototype test craft that remains in existence today will be over. And I apologize for that in case you were ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2008
    Much to my chagrin I bought a shirt over the weekend that requires cufflinks. I was drunk and thought I was in the electronics department, so I was throwing money around like I was going to get hit by a bus that afternoon and die (which I almost did). Well at any rate I'm stu... / Continue →