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August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008 Archives

  • August 29, 2008
    WARNING: the gallery after the jump is probably NSFW. What is that, a hair band? Nope, it's underwear -- a C-string. The misnamed C-string doesn't actually have any straps, it's kept on by hugging the vagina and buttcrack. Now that's sexy talk. C-String has a flexible in... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    In a demonstration at Nvidia's NVISION show, the Mythbusters used paintball guns to illustrate the difference between current CPUs and future GPUs. The CPU's stand in was a single paintball gun that repositioned itself after every shot in order create a picture. But the GPU w... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    What better way is there to celebrate Lil Derrick's 4th birthday than with a violence packed video game and a couple strippers? Exactly, none. But seeing how GTA: San Andreas came out a while ago, I imagine Lil Derrick is probably a little older now. So, from all of us here ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    Daniel Deutsch went and built himself a 1:1 scale replica of the Star Wars Landspeeder that looks so good, I swear it's been shopped. But allegedly I'm wrong, and the vehicle has "a custom aluminum chassis, fiberglass body, and an electric drive system that hits lightspeed at ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    Cyber Clean looks like, wait, is a slimeball and cleans your electronics. You just take the $8 Play-Doh, mash it into your keyboard, digital camera, phone, taint, etc. and then remove. Presto, clean and germ free! I just got a sample, I'll let you know how it goes. UPDATE: ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    For those of you who haven't heard, Steve Jobs's 17-page prewritten obituary was accidentally published when somebody at Bloomberg chose the wrong button after some routine updating to the information. Woops. You can read the whole thing after the jump, it's nice and wordy an... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    A man is selling his last respect for George Lucas on eBay, in the form of a Darth Maul figure. Because this Darth Maul represented my faith in George Lucas (it was bought back in the heady days of 1999 when the words Star and Wars still brought to mind childhood dreams and wo... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2008
    I dunno, it kind of looks like a rectangle humping a tapeworm. A group of filmmakers claim to have successfully captured Sweden's legendary Great Lake Sea Monster (Storsjöodjuret), which is said to lurk in the waters of the Storsjön outside Östersund in northern Sweden. "... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    First the gold Porsche, then the Burberry Maserati and chrome Ferrari, and now, another chrome-dome, but this time a Lamborghini Murcielgo LP640. And it's for sale here if you want it, but it'll set you back around 622,000 coconuts. Which, if you were the professor, would mak... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (now out for beta testing) will feature a 'porn mode', aka InPrivate, similar to Safari's 'Private Browsing' feature. The new InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8 -- now in Beta release, and dubbed by many in the Web development community as... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    It may look like a funhouse mirror and potato gun, but this sucker is actually a solar powered ice maker that requires no electricity, and can produce 14 lbs of ice per day. It works like this: the solar icemaker uses a refrigerant liquid that evaporates when exposed to the su... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    Another day, another cat sprouts wings. A tabby from the Qingyan province in China recently sprouted a pair of fur-covered wings on his back during a hot-weather spell, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported. One cat owner, identified only as Feng, claimed her pet's wings were the... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    Just kidding. I do like them though. This one here, the Jedi EcoSaber is available in 22 different colors and costs $26 or $29 depending on if you want long sleeves or not. Hit the jump for another one with a crashed TIE Fighter Advanced x1 and Darth Vader escaping on an inf... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    Want to make your own USB Hub Monster? It doesn't look very hard. You just take a regular hub, add a bunch of USB cables with armature wire taped to them, and then tear up the college graduation gown you keep in the closet but break out every year during graduation and wear t... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    I swear, some of you really love yourselves some brutality. This is a potentially NSFW video of a CodePink protester getting slammed to the ground by police at the Democratic National Convention. It's kind of graphic, and contains profanity. A police officer is telling prote... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2008
    Guitar Praise: Solid Rock is a Guitar Hero rip-off available next month for $100. It will only be available for PC and Mac though, so you'll have to talk your PS3 or 360 into converting. How do you play? Two guitars can be connected at the same time, so two guitarists can pl... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    Simon, a grown-ass man, went and built himself a full Boba Fett costume out of LEGO pieces. As you can see, it's pretty damn impressive. Right up there with that little kid's cardboard Halo arsenal. Hit the jump for a bunch more of Simon and his costume, along with a Vader v... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    Amit Goffer, who was paralyed in a 1997 accident, has invented ReWalk, which gives paraplegics the chance to walk again. Unfortunately, Goffer can't use the system himself, as it requires the use of your arms, which he doesn't have full use of. The system, which requires cr... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    The Rogue is a watch that, when worn, lets others know you're chock full of bad-assery. And, quite possibly, bionic innards. The $155 watch comes in both black and silver, and is sure to turn heads and drop panties. So, how do you read it? Once mastered, navigating the time... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    The $30 Crayola EZ Type USB Keyboard is a great way to get youngsters familiar with colors, and also, important computer skills that will benefit them throughout their adult lives. Namely, surfing interweb porno. And, to make it even easier for the tykes, Crayola appears to h... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    The Hacked! USB Drive is actually a 2GB flash drive that just looks like a frayed USB cable. ZOMG, people will look at that and be so confused! The only thing that could make it better is if, instead of a frayed USB cable, it was a real severed arm complete with tattoos and 4... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    When the CERN Large Hadron Collider starts crashing particles into shit next month. I can hardly wait! Hit the jump for a highly questionable (yet informative) video of some chick singing a rap song about the collider.... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    This R2-D2 fridge, one of only 1,000 given away at Japanese 7-11's back in 2002 as a promotional prize for when Attack of the Bones came out, is now for sale by ToyEast. The trashcanny droid can both cool and heat your meat, but asking price is a staggering $1,070. So yeah, a... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2008
    The Pixelation forum ran a contest for users to create screenshots of what modern games would look like on the Gameboy. As you can see, that's BioShock, and there's a pretty good Twilight Princess and Guitar Hero after the jump. The board's current contest is to make your own... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    This is how local authorities decided to combat speeders on the Jing Zhuang highway in ShanXi province, China: with two 100 foot long, 2 foot high barriers that require motorists to slow down and wind their way through the passage. Hey, you know what else discourages speeders?... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Two guys made rigs that turns running on treadmills into their characters actually running through Azeroth. They made them by attaching a bike wheel with an optical mousepad and mouse to the treadmills. It's estimated that characters in the game run around 12MPH, but since th... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Steve Norris, vying for a Father Of The Year award, built an awesome treehouse for his two sons in a 58-year old silver maple. It's equipped with electricity and cable TV. There's an intercom so Norris can talk to his kids if they're having a sleepover, and a urinal that drain... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    I told you. I told you robots would kill us all. This is a clip from a new BBC show, The Wrong Door, which is about robots and how much they want to hurt us. And speaking of the wrong door, I accidentally opened my roommate's after grabbing a snack in the middle of the night... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Nicole Keupper, the hottie scientist seen above, somehow managed to make cheap solar cells with a pizza oven, nail polish, and inkjet printers. The feat won her two Australian Eureka Prizes, Australia's top science award, and, possibly, something to do with vacuums. Anyway, t... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Looking for a way to put the spark back into computer porning? Enter the Body Optical Mouse, a $45 peripheral that's shaped like a woman's torso and has clickable tit buttons. You can get one with the World Cup shirt of your favorite team, or painted lingerie. Couple one wi... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Goblin sharks look scary as hell and are scary as hell. Sure they're only a couple feet long, but they're uglier than my sister and have tons of sharp little teeth. Watch the video around 0:20 to see how it's mouth comes out of its face Aliens style to munch on dude's arm. A... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Well, we've seen London's 100,000 person tower concept, and Japan's 1,000,000 person pyramid of doom, and now, unsurprisingly, Dubai wants in on the action. Dubai-based architecture firm Timelinks has developed plans for a million person ziggurat. What the hell's a ziggurat? ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    Remember the article we ran on the Splinter, a 240MPH wooden supercar designed by a NC State graduate student? Yeah, well it turns out Joe Harmond, the student behind the concept, is actually building the damn thing. That's what it's supposed to look like when it's finished t... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    Last week Intel demonstrated a system that can broadcast 60 watts of power up to three feet with 75% efficiency. Using the system seen above, they shot power from one ring of death to the other, and lit a lightbulb. Now I'm not saying it's a good idea to wave your baby-maker ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    Smart Goggles not only make you look cool, they help find stuff you've misplaced. To use the glasses, the wearer first wanders around a house or workplace for an hour or so, looking at the objects he or she may later want to find in a hurry. Each time the camera focuses on a ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    Well folks, the Olympics are over. And you know what that means: no more getting drunk at the bar and watching rhythmic gymnastics. Oh, and 100,000 used condoms. Wait, what? The UNAIDS, the Beijing organizing committee BOCOG and International Olympics Committee are providin... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    iHologram for the iPhone is an application made by David O'Reilly that creates the illusion of a 3-D cat walking around in your phone. iHologram combines anamorphosis and the iPhone's gyroscopes to achieve this awesome visual magic trick. Anamorphosis is a way to draw thin... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    Well folks, it's been a while since we've seen some Star Wars inspired deliciousness here on Geekologie, but at long last, the wait is over. A tipster sent in this Han Solo frozen in carbonite cake that his mom made for what was probably the kick-assiest birthday party ever. ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    That isn't one of them in the picture. That's a hot female ninja, completely unrelated to the story, but a highly appropriate graphic nonetheless. Anyway, 22-year old Tadeusz Tertkiewicz and 19-year old Jesse Trojaniak were arrested in Clifton, New Jersey, for being the world... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2008
    If you live in Germany you can rent an AirKick for an undisclosed amount of bratwurst. The human catapult (not to be confused with a human trebuchet) is capable of launching thrill-seekers 26 feet to a watery landing. The participant sits in a specially constructed seat at ... / Continue →