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April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008 Archives

  • April 18, 2008
    Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi are two nutjobs that want to break the 800 mph land speed record in the US. To achieve such a breakneck speed they've built the North American Eagle -- a jet car powered by a 1957 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter's 42,500 horsepower engine. The damn thing... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    Well folks, it looks like today turned into robot day at Geekologie. You're cool with that aren't you? You do love robots, right? Because if you don't I'll tell them, and when they take over the world you'll be seriously f'd. Possibly in the a, and almost certainly with som... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    Carlos is a robot that was built as a college project that asked how robots could benefit the less fortunate. How this robot does that is a mystery to me. Carlos was a college kinetic sculpture project. I was interested in the concept of automating aspects of society that wer... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    The One Day Poem Pavilion is cool and proof that the sun is smarter than you think. By sending his rays through an arrangement of pre-cut perforations he makes poems appear in the shadow of the little pavilion. You only get to see one stanza at a time, so it takes a good whil... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    The Mosquito Ruby Pod Rare is an iPod case that looks like it's made of meat. Because, well, some people are sick. It comes packaged like a real steak and costs, get this -- $68! Holy shanksteak, that's a lot for a freaking rubber iPod cover. For $68 I'd expect a filet mign... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    The Chill Stick ($12) is a neoprene sleeve that keeps six beers cold and looks like the case for a pool cue. That way you can sneak beer into places that have pool tables. Namely bars. Screw paying $2.25 a beer when you can bring your own. Am I right? I am. Same principal... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    Mr. Push is a trashcan robot that can tell jokes, roll dice, and beat himself in the head with his crablike legs. He was a contender in the Baka RoboCup 2007 competition, in which robots vie to be the least useful but most entertaining. Mr. Push did well, but didn't win. A c... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2008
    Here at Geekologie we've seen several different products that address wiring, but nothing as wrought iron looking as this thing. The Wirepod is a bendable surge protector that adds a touch of class to an otherwise hideous device. Pretty sexy looking right? It sure is. Well,... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    You know when you go to the beach there are those little planes that fly over with the signs trailing behind that tell about awesome all you can eat shrimp deals? I love those. But that's not what these are, these are another sky-based advertising scheme. They're called Flog... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    I'm pretty sure a similar version of this was on the site a while ago, but I couldn't find it so I'm posting this version anyways (if somebody can find the old post I'll link to it here and give you a shoutout. Something like: and thanks to Sherlock _____ for their awesome det... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    Do you remember the story from two years ago where the kid in Wisconsin climbed into a crane game trying to score a free Spongebob? If not here's a link to it, and that's actually a picture of him there. Well folks, it happened again, and this time in Australia in a game call... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    Knowing how much some of you love bashing the everliving hell out of handpainted shoes, I thought I'd throw these bad boys up so you could get your daily painted shoe-hating fetish out of the way so we can spend the rest of our time together this afternoon discussing more matur... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    These are massage pants from the Wenzhou Wonderful Massage Equipment Company. What do they do for you? Well I'll tell you, by copy/pasting the product features. Product Features: * Built-7 group of super vibration massage, a scientific and rational allocation * Ring far infr... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    The SWV-08AM Megasonic Cleaning Device is a poorly named kitchen appliance that's supposed to blast your plates clean with the amazing power of sonic, that lovable blue hedgehog that can roll up in a ball and do loopty-loops and collect rings. I'm not entirely sure how it work... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    The Lifespan Extending Villa is a house designed by artists Madeline Gins (!) and Arakawa. It was built in East Hampton, and cost about $2 million to complete. It looks like a giant playground, and I want it. The idea is that constantly being on guard against falling serves ... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    Wood should be the computer component material of choice. It's lightweight, a great heat conductor, and some of the best processors and video cards are made out of the stuff. Okay, maybe none of those things. Still, wood is cool. And that's exactly what Fujitsu hopes people... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    While we always have a good time and joke around here on Geekologie, I'd like to take a minute to be serious. Today marks one year since the Virginia Tech tragedy. It seems like yesterday. I was on my way to campus when my wife (who was starting a new job on campus that day)... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    Tresling is a combination of Tetris and arm wrestling. You have a button to push with your free hand that rotates your tetrads, but you have to beat your opponent's arm against a sensor in order to move it in one direction (and against your own sensor to move it in the opposit... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    This isn't geeky, but it is awesome, if only in a freakish, sad kind of way. Dede Koswara, 37, is known as the 'Tree Man of Java' because he looks like a tree (those are his actual feet at the bottom of the picture). He has an extremely rare immune deficiency that prevents his... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    Just a couple weeks ago we had some good looking Mario themed bento on the site, and now I think it's time to show you these album cover inspired dishes. Pretty good looking, huh? I thought so. The Rage one was made with "egg, paprika, nori (seaweed sheet), kamaboko (fish sa... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    You have to be 20 to smoke in Japan, but that hasn't stopped those younger than that from buying cigarettes (but not pot or other meds) from machines (which, unlike awesome robots, can't discern age). So now the Tobacco Institute of Japan has started rolling out machines that ... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    We've seen several good looking Wii mods here on Geekologie, but modder Ramon might very well do it best. Ramon is the same guy that whipped up the awesome Zelda Wii, along with several other mods (be sure to check out the Samus Wii and Legend of Zelda DS). Now he's back with... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    The Cyborg Keyboard can't assimilate worth a damn but it does have glowing keys. The peripheral allows you to mix shades of color from red to amber to green and the hue will glow through all the letters. In addition to all the colorwheel fun, it's got 12 programmable "Cyborg'... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2008
    Bernie Ping is a computer programmer that proposed to his girlfriend Tammy Li by hacking her favorite game, Bejeweled. After she reached a certain score a special screen with the message popped up, and she said yes. PopCap, the maker of the game, was surprisingly unpissed (co... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    I love DIY projects. Especially ones that involve automatic weaponry. So needless to say this one's a hit in my book. Hanif Molavizadeh, an Afghani citizen, rigged up this little security system to keep his home safe from unwelcome guests. If the system's alarm is tripped i... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    This is an older video of a tether car doing 200+ MPH on a circular track. At first I thought the guy in the video was participating in a bat-spin race, but then I realized he was whipping the car around to get it started. Watch the video till the end to see the thing really ... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    Scientists (or at least people that wear those awesome white lab coats) at Carnegie Mellon University recently unveiled the CardioArm. It's a snake looking robot that was created to aid during heart surgery. CardioArm is a jointed robot, allowing you to control its head whi... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    This is a set of designer gas masks made for rich people that need protection from lethal gases in the coming apocalypse. Because if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that Louis Vuitton accessories are a must when you've been attacked with poison gas. Unfortunately... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    Remember yesterday's Marvel vs. DC shoes? Ha, how could you forget, you ripped the shit out of them you heartless animals. Anyway, the creator of those has made several other custom pairs, including these with an Iron Man motif. They're size 10 only, so if you're any other ... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    In this world there are two kinds of things: those that are awesome, and those that make me want to kill myself. This is an awesome one. AN AWESOMELY AWsome one. That was me yelling. I know, I'm a little hoarse (but not the kind that kids ride around at birthday parties, th... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    Damnit, I hate it when this happens. You find a sick Nintendo painted the same gold as the original Zelda cartridges (if you don't know about those I'm afraid we can't be friends), complete with custom cut-out Triforce window on top, and, just my luck -- the freaking eBay auct... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    Seller "Fame" is selling sets of these Tetris Wall Decals for on Etsy for $42. You get two tetrads each of seven different colors and can arrange them however you please. They'd go great alongside your Tetris shelves, Tetris mirrors, breakfast (with iced orange juice), or fur... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    The MonoTracer looks like a covered motorcycle. And that's pretty much what it is. It features an aerodynamic cockpit that reduces the bike's drag, and seats two (one behind the other). It looks alright. Its 130 horsepower engine gets it going to 60 in 5.7 seconds and maxes ... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    This is a sumo wrestling video. A "real" sumo fight. You get to see the lightning, snow storms, fireballs other shit they call from the heavens in order to defeat their opponent. It's questionable. It may even be CG. One thing is certain though -- don't watch it if you're ... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    LEGO has had several different chess sets in the past, but they were fairly boring looking. Now they've has ramped it up a notch and is releasing a set that makes playing chess look as fun as two-hand touch football with a bunch of naked cheerleaders. You can pre-order the 2... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    We featured another stink-breath detector on Geekologie a while ago, but that one didn't have a back-lit screen or breathalyzer, so it sucked. But the Etiquiette Checker ($59) does, so while it still sucks, at least it's the lesser of two suckages. You just blow into the devi... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    A new Space Invaders game (Space Invaders Get Even) is coming out for the Wii later this year. Instead of trying to fend off the pesky bastards, you actually control them in an attempt to dominate the planet. Using the Nunchuck, you direct a UFO to drop hundreds of aliens o... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    Up on the auction block are a pair of custom painted Nike Air Force Ones (size 9.5) featuring Marvel and DC comic book characters. They're currently at $50.99 (reserve not met) with 4 days, 8 hours remaining. This is a custom pair of Air Force 1s that were handpainted and air... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    This is the job I want when I grow up. And no, not because it gives you a great opportunity to cop the occasional feel. Oshiya, or "pusher", is an informal Japanese term for a worker who stands on the platform of a railway station during the morning and evening rush hours, and... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    These are a set of steampunk Star Wars figures made by some guy named Sillof. As you can see, they're steampunky. This guy makes all kinds of custom figures so his site is definitely worth checking out if you're into unique figurines. Nothing on the site is for sale, as Sill... / Continue →