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January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008 Archives

  • February 1, 2008
    The Navy is hoping that their newest 10 megajoule railgun (topping their old pathetic 9 megajoule) will replace the standard 5-inch guns on most of their ships. Projectiles fired at this energy level reach about 5,600 mph, but the Navy isn't stopping there. They have their ey... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    Apparently Rinspeed developed this vehicle long before their sQuba car, but it's just making its rounds on the internet, so here it is. The Splash is a little sports car (0-60 in 5.9) that, with the push of a button, turns into a little hydrofoil boat capable of 45 knots (~52 ... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    I had no idea people still used handkerchiefs. I thought they were banned in the 90's because it's disgusting to carry a snot filled rag around with you all day. Apparently I was wrong. And apparently they've been upgraded to feature a pouch for your nose. NosePouches are a... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    The Silverfish Aquarium designed by Octopus Studios is a gnarly looking setup for your fishy little friends. Each 60 gallon setup is custom made, costs $3,400, and is allegedly self sufficient. I think they're freaking awesome and I want one so bad. So so bad. Almost as bad... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    Sony recently installed this holographic water display in Tokyo to hype the upcoming film Water Horse: Legend of the Deep aka Puff The Magic Water Dragon II. I think it's about a boy who has no friends except the Loch Ness monster. Great premise. I bet the dragon's secret ge... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    How many times have you sat through a boring meeting wishing you had an ejector seat that could blast you through the ceiling and into the women's restroom on the floor above? Never? Well I wish that all the time. Anyways, if you're the 'top gun' in your office (I'm actually... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    I don't have much information about Livingstones, except they're pillows that look like rocks. They're made by a French company and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Based on the pictures it would appear that kids love sleeping in them and they look good in a ridiculousl... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    Pushing the Ecobutton sends your computer into energy saver mode. So all you have to do is plug it in, load the software, and then anytime you leave your computer station slam that sucker. Of course you could manually send your computer into energy-saving mode, but nobody d... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    The 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirts From ThinkGeek remind me of playing Zelda and cost $25 apiece (but you're going to need two). When you're far away from your lady/man friend wearing the other shirt your hearts deplete to 2 1/2. When you come within 2 meters of your special someo... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    I know what you're thinking -- there's no way a product can top the swinging testicles in the "stupid truck accessories" department. Well making a valiant effort is the Hitch Hand. It's a $40 hand that mounts on your truck hitch. You can form it to make such hilarious gestures ... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    Tired of the government spying on you? Tired of your perverted neighbor spying on you? Well put an end to it with the $25 Hidden Camera Detector from ThinkGeek. When a wireless camera is detected, an LED light flickers and an audible alarm sounds. Advanced circuitry reduces ... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    If you have absolutely no room to pack a mouse when you're on the go maybe you should consider this here blow up mouse. As you can see it's inflatable. It's called the Jelly Click mouse, but isn't strawberry or grape flavored and tastes like shit on toast. It's also conceptu... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    Zeus Computers, which I'm pretty sure was a company set up to steal money from stupid rich people, is selling two ridiculously priced ridiculous computers. The first one is platinum and is studded with diamonds to resemble constellations. It is stupid and costs about $750,000... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    Mmm, toast. So simple, so bready, so delicious. And so fun to play with thanks to the Tic Tac Toast stamper! All you do is press the mold into your bread, toast it, and presto - tic tac toast. Whee! Screw boring X's and O's, the best part about this modern miracle is you g... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2008
    Now these are some of the sweetest doggie bags I've ever seen. They're little dachshunds! How cuuute. Precious actually. Except for the eyes. I'm thinking they should have gone with googly eyes instead of the X eyes. They come in black, brown, and red and will set you bac... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    The Hula Chair has been out for a couple years, but I'd never seen it. And it's ridiculous. It's a chair that moves in a circle while you sit in it, and it's supposed to be great exercise for your abs. It's also supposed to do a bunch of other good stuff for you (it better f... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    There's a bunch of videos on Youtube of people that have made their own Halo armor, and this one is classic. It was made out of cardboard by a boy named Ashley. It is awesome. He says it's a work in progress so I assume he's going to paint it or something. He also mentions ... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    Is your mouse not ergonomic enough? If you answered yes then here's the mouse for you. The Lite-On Technology Moldable Mouse is made from lightweight moldable clay covered by a nylon and polyurethane fabric. You mold it into the shape you want, slap on the buttons and scroll... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    We posted another drug vending machine a little while ago, and now there's one made specifically for marijuana -- all thanks to Vincent Mehdizadeh, a Los Angeles medical-cannabis dispensary owner. The heavily armored machines dispense your medication in 1/8 and 1/4 ounce envel... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    Weathernews, a weather forecasting company out of Tokyo, is going to use these ball-shaped robots to monitor pollen levels this coming spring. The so-called “Pollen Robots,” which weigh 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) and measure 30 centimeters (1 ft) across, consist of a monitorin... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    Personally I've never had a problem with the cord attaching the Wii's nunchuk to the Wiimote, but I guess some people just can't stand having any cords. So if you don't want to wait for the wireless nunchuk that actually replaces your existing one you can get this mammoth. It... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2008
    While many of you probably got Wii's, PS3's or 360's for Christmas, my loving parents got me a, um, PX-3600. I know, I know, you're jealous. And rightfully so, this is a next generation console, and I have it now. The wicked PX-3600 comes with two old-school 9-pin controller... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    Well it appears that 2008 is going to be the year of the Apple documentary. Last week I mentioned the upcoming MacHeads The Movie, and now comes Welcome To Macintosh. It looks a little less fanatical than MacHeads. There's a trailer and teaser out, but I could only find the ... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    Want a see-through phone? Do you want it to run on liquid fuel? Do you want it available in a variety of pastel colors to suit your wardrobe? If so then NEC has the phone for you. Introducing the Flask Cell Phone! Featuring a transparent design with a touchscreen surface o... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    There's pretty much no product that can't be Star Wars themed, and to prove it Sharper Image is selling these poker sets. For only $150 you too can be a proud owner. "The set includes 50 blue Luke Skywalker chips, 50 blue Obi-Wan Kenobi chips, 50 green Yoda chips and of course... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    The Wicked Torch is a 4,100-lumen flashlight made by Wicked Lasers. It's pretty bright. There's a video after the jump of a guy setting some paper on fire with it. It can also fry an egg or melt plastic. The unit sucks so much power that the battery only last 15 minutes. O... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    The Chocolate Agency, which sadly has absolutely nothing to do with delicious cocoa, has designed the conceptual E-Paper Slap Bracelet. It's an MP4 player in which the entire surface acts as a thin, high contrast and energy efficient screen. As an added bonus it needs no char... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    Katadyn is a Swiss-based company that primarily focuses its efforts on mobile water sterilization and desalination equipment. But recently the company has started making food products for adventuring/camping/military applications. Just imagine really wack MREs. They've got a... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    The Otto is a device that you can attach to almost anything via its suction pads/magnets and listen to noises that would otherwise be inaudible. I really, really want one. I used a stethoscope to listen to my Sea Monkeys, but it sucked because you have to be right up against ... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2008
    I just discovered that watching LEGO Super Mario videos made with stop motion is a great way to start a Tuesday morning. So head to the employee lounge, grab a cup of coffee, fill it half with bourbon from the bottle you keep hidden in a desk drawer, and enjoy the show. Don't... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    Designer Tsunho Wang has developed the Flying Stick, which is a whirly-gig camera. You just rub it between your palms and let go. It takes off and snaps pictures at regular intervals and even has face recognition capabilities. Well it would if it was real. Right now it's st... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    I would actually consider this "Indiana Jones" themed home theater more of an "Egyptian themed" home theater with some Indiana Jones props strewn about, but whatever. It's still way badder-ass than my theater, which is a pair of binoculars I use to watch my neighbor's televisi... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    This conceptual fire extinguisher from designer Woo Seok Park comes packed with both oxygen tanks (for breathing) and fire-retarding powder balls (for retarding fires). So if your house is ablaze you grab this sucker and make your way to an exit while puffing the oxygen and to... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    According to the company LEGO turns 50 today because it marks the anniversary of the patent approval for their famous interlocking bricks. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY LEGO! This is also the 30th year minifigs have been in existence. So HAPPY 30th YEAR IN EXISTENCE MINIFIGS! I love ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    DNA 11 is a company that turns your DNA into art. And by “turns your DNA into art” I mean they print it on a piece of canvas. There are a bunch of color options to choose from and prices start at $390 for an 18" x 24" print and go up to $790 for a 36" x 54". You can also... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    This V-12 four-stroke engine was constructed entirely out of paper -- 1,978 pieces to be exact. Weighing in at a little over 3 pounds, it certainly ranks as one of the lightest V-12s around. It also ranks as the one most likely to cause a serious paper cut. Perhaps the most a... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    Is 10 or 12 megapixels just not enough for you? Looking for something with a little more resolution? How about 160MP? That's what the new Seitz D3 6 x 17 is packing. The 4.5 lb camera takes 60 x 170 mm images with 7,500 x 21,250 pixel resolution. An uncompressed file is just u... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    Robovie the robot was designed to monitor crowds in shopping areas and assist anyone who appears lost. He can monitor approximately 1,000 square feet of space at once. Relying on data from 16 cameras, 6 laser range finders and 9 RFID tag readers installed in and around the ar... / Continue →