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March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008 Archives

  • March 14, 2008
    This cute little wind-up robot dances better than I do and costs about $10.50. You just wind him up and away he goes, breaking it down with moves that make me jealous. How could he not brighten up your mood? I think it's just the thing I need to add some flair to my cubicle ... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    This is what some of the more famous malware looks like in 3D (that particular picture is the PWSLineage trojan). Malwarez is a series of visualization of worms, viruses, trojans and spyware code. For each piece of disassembled code, API calls, memory addresses and subroutin... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    The Boxcooler is a refrigerator in a backpack by designer Sebastian Bertram. It has room for both food and dishes and "thermoelectric Peltier elements replace the traditional “freezer batteries” which defrost after a while. Therefore, the food inside stays fresh and cool f... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    John Howard used to be a roller skating ring owner that wore a leisure suit and laughed when kids fell or slammed into the wall. That is, until he started freezing pickle juice and selling it to customers. That's when he realized his dream of becoming the frozen pickle king o... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    Remember the disturbing Birdo fetish costume? While not quite as traumatizing, this corset certainly ranks up there with unusual Mario-themed apparel. Made with ultra-rare 80's Mario fabric, this sexy little number was for sale on Etsy. Unfortunately I was too slow to purcha... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    Rainbow in Your Hand is a little book designed by Masashi Kawamura. When you flip the pages like a flipbook a little rainbow appears. How beautiful is that? You know, this makes me think that there still is some good left in the world and everyone isn't just a bunch of a-hol... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    The ThruVision camera, using T-ray ("terahertz ray") technology, can see through people's clothes. The technology has been used by astronomers for some time to study stars, and recently somebody decided to test it on a woman's blouse. Ha, I just said blouse, I'm so old school... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2008
    Following in the footsteps of other movie car modders, Jessie Vigil of Las Vegas, New Mexico (the Vegas without all the awesome hookers and gambling) has pimped out his 2007 Ford Mustang to look like the evil cop car from Transformers. As you can see it's rocking a fake lightb... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    Art Lebedev is now working on a follow up to the (popular?) Optimus Mini 3 keypad, the illegitimate little sister of the Optimus Maximus Keyboard. Just like its much bigger brother, the Mini has dynamic OLED buttons that can be changed according to the needs of your presentati... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    The Glo Pillow is a foam pillow with alarm clock innards. 40 minutes before your desired wake time it slowly begins lighting its integrated LEDs to gently bring you back to reality. Apparently it's a much more natural way to rise in the morning that a traditional alarm. It ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    Having grown up in the Girl Scouts, I live by the motto: "Target fat people and you'll sell more cookies." And also that one about surviving the zombie apocalypse. Well to help fend of the uprising some guy is selling this Zombie Survival Kit on eBay. It looks pretty questio... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    Here at Geekologie we've seen our fair share of Star Wars themed edibles, but this is taking it too far. Apparently some sicko icing artist at Albertson's Grocery agreed to decorate this incredibly disturbing cake for an equally sick Star Wars fan. As you can see it features... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    The Life Clock, by Betrand Planes, runs at 1/61,320 the speed of a regular clock. It measures time in years, with each number representing (in my case) 7 long years you've pissed away with a woman that makes you miserable. Not that it matters, because I doubt I'll even make i... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    The Reppo II Backpack is a product design by Joonas Saaranen. As you may be able to tell being the astute observer that I know you are, it's a hardshell backpack with speakers. It was designed with those people in mind that want to subject you to their music no matter how muc... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    Greetje van Helmond likes making jewelry. She also likes making candy. And now she's making both at the same time! OMGOOGLE! Using what appear to be a number of scientific looking bongs she grows sugar crystals around strings, forming beautiful candy jewelry. I actually ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2008
    Scientists at the University of Texas-Austin have developed a coilgun that can allegedly stop projectiles in mid-air. The coilgun works in the opposite manner of a typical coilgun -- this one slowing down projectiles as opposed to speeding them up. Unfortunately (and I know y... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    When the world floods only a few people will survive. I will be one of them, because I'm blasting off in a rocket ship instead of jumping onto a glorified cruise ship. But whatever. The Freedom Ship, which is a floating city, has existed as a concept for some time. But now ... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    The Mathematical Society of Traffic Flow in Japan used a test track to replicate traffic jams that seem to occur for no reason. These "shockwave" traffic jams travel backwards at about 20 km (~12 mph). That's why you don't always see the massive wreck you expected after sitti... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    So yeah, rich people are framing their home entertainment centers. Because, well, I don't know why. I guess they have bad taste or something. I find it ironic that in the picture the entertainment center and DVD rack are framed and the actual piece of art there isn't. I don't g... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    This party blender is powered by a 23cc 4-stroke gas engine (which I assume was yanked from a yard-trimmer or leafblower or something) and costs about $300. The pitcher holds up to 48oz and is sure to destroy the hell out of whatever you put in (suck it Blendtec douche). Oh y... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    This 262-megapixel (24,168 x 10,864) mosaic is made out of 69,550 screen captures from the Star Wars series. The piece was made by Avinash Arora using some mosaic software and a tweaked algorithm. As you can see it's stunning. It was printed out at 3'x6' because the printer Avi... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    The SOOPA is a little $30 vinyl arcade cabinet that you get to decorate yourself. "The 7 inch vinyl toy can be customized with paint, markers, pencils, ink and more. Packaged with each SOOPA vinyl toy are stickers that you can also use to design a screen, marquee, and wrappin... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    This is a video from SHOTSHOW 2008 of a Magpul prototype that's a transforming flashlight/machine gun. Looks like a flashlight -- walk your dog, take the garbage out, get the mail. If any problems occur, anything you need immediate action with, you can on target and go with i... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2008
    In celebration of LEGO's 50th anniversary the company is releasing a collector's guide that will contain every set ever made from 1958 to 2008. Which is about 8,000 sets. OH YEAH! Each will be categorized by year of production and will have a rating from 1 to 6 LEGO blocks d... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Some guy pimped out his 2003 Subaru Outback to look like Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters movies. As you can see it's got the Ghotsbusters emblem and some other decals on the side, along with flashing lights and high-tech gadgetry on top. He says the graphics set him back about $... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    The K2 Porcupine is a tactical flashlight with a wicked sharp spiked bezel so you can maim and/or kill any would-be attackers. Unlike ordinary tactical lights with crenellated bezel that can often inflict unnecessary harms to oneself, K2 features sharpened spikes around the ... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Orbit Wheels are wheels that you put your feet through and then skate around sideways. They cost a not-too-bad $145 and mine just arrived. I'm going to take them for a spin and I'll give you the report when I'm back. UPDATE: They were surprisingly fun. Unfortunately they we... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Here at Geekologie we've seen flying cars in the past, and here comes another. The Milner Aircar can be both flown and driven. The $450,000 vehicle is capable of going up to 200 mph at 25,000 ft and 85 mph at 0 ft. This is great and I definitely need one. That way on long t... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Some guy made a Space Invader themed coffee table and is now selling it on Craigslist. He's asking $450, which is expensive. He has the list of materials he used on his website and apparently the thing cost him $415.59 to build. Which is also expensive. I'd be tempted to ma... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Well last week was the song made exclusively with sounds from Windows 98 and XP, and now comes the Mac version. Made with only sound effects from Mac OSX, it sounds like lots of der-ders, ding dings and clickity clicks. That said, it's kind of growing on me. Now I would lik... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyah, of the National Institute of Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, has developed a chemical "brain" capable of controlling nanobots. This "brain", soon to be known by the few remaining humans not killed in the machine uprising as "Mother Brain" will c... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    I'm a huge fan of DIY projects. Especially ones that begin by destroying something beautiful. Unfortunately this is not that kind of project. But it is a DIY iPod amplifier -- complete with vacuum tubes. Raise the roof everybody! Did I just say raise the roof? I meant som... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    These Periodic Rings from ITSNONAME (wtf?) are available in silver, gold, and platinum. Each features the corresponding metal's atomic number and weight and come in sizes 7, 8 and 9. Silver will set you back a paltry $205, gold (14K yellow) a staggering $2,200, and the platin... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    I always enjoy a good Mario-themed casemod, and this Wii is no exception. As you can see it's a handpainted case with a 3D Mario poking his head out of a black hole. That handsome little bastard. I can almost hear him saying, "It's-a me! Mario!" Which is a lot friendlier th... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    Maple Bacon Lollipops are maple sugar based pops with real pieces of "sustainable, organic, cured bacon." They come to us from the same great purveyors that brought us Absinthe Lollipops. They run $10 for 4, $24 for 12, and $52 for 36. Apparently they're the "perfect gift f... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    Sécrétions Magnifiques is a scent from odor maker Libre D'Orange. And let me tell you, it probably won't be a treat for the ol' olfactory system. That's right, the cologne was designed to smell like a rotting corpse! Just kidding, it's a combination of blood, sweat, saliva... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    The Poseidon Mk IV Discovery is a dive tank that recycles oxygen, so you can stay underwater long enough to fall in love with a mermaid and produce mutant children. Awesome, I know. Just don't go settling for a manatee like I did. The system works through the use of C02 scru... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    The iStraw, thanks to special micro-filtration technology, makes drinking water from the toilet safer than ever. Available for $40 from ThinkGeek, the straw can filter about 130 gallons and "reduces up to 99.99999% of all waterborne bacteria." Wow, that's a lot of 9's! You c... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    MySong is a program from Microsoft Research that puts instrumental music to your singing. Now I'm not going to bore you with all the details of how it does that or anything, just know that if you have a mouth and tongue, you're basically going to be a famous musician. You just ... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2008
    George Koussouros is a freelance inventor, and he developed the KissPhone. The KissPhone detects percussion speed, pressure, temperature, and sucking force of the lips, when you kiss it. An artificial mouth on the KissPhone receptor can reproduces same parameters. So the cu... / Continue →