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August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009 Archives

  • August 8, 2009
    Halo is an LED spraypaint can by French designer Aissa Logerot. Basically, instead of spraying paint (which, kids, you shouldn't huff), it has an LED that sprays light! the LED light can change colors and brightness on the fly and while it's powered by an internal battery tha... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I don't even want to know how much this shipping option is, but one thing is certain: it's not worth it. Not only is the box being crushed, but it's upside down! Dude, you're getting a Dell broken computer. Thanks to Todd, who, for actually taking the picture, receives tod... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    This is a video showing how, with a piece of sheetrock, a handful of accelerometers and a digital projector, you can play Half-Life by firing at the projected screen with a real gun. The first two minutes of the video explains how the system works, so if you don't care you can... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    Some guy in China went and made his own helicopter entirely out of wood. Except for the engine. Because wooden engines are stupid. Admit it, maple motor, you are dumb! 20 year old Chinese farmer Wu Zhongyuan built himself a helicopter using only -- according to the man -- w... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    The Bowlingual Voice bark translator translates a dog's barks into words a human can understand. Words like, "I'm about to pee on the carpet!" Developed by Takara Tomy, a Japanese toy company, this little gadget is supposed to translate your dog's feelings into words you ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I've gotten this tip like a thousand times and have been trying to avoid posting it because, damnit, I'm just too classy for this kind of thing (yes, this is a monocle). I mean, it goes against all the theological and geometrical principles I hold dear. Then I realized I was ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    The ChefStack Pancake Machine is my dream come true and can produce up to 200 golden brown patties from heaven every hour IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES. WEEEEEEOH WEEEEEOH WEEEEEOH! Sorry, that was an ambulance passing. Where were we? Oh yes, I LOVE PANCAKES. One time I even ha... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I would eat this zombie brain cupcake (made by Flickr user xsomnis) and then ask for seconds. And if there aren't any seconds, well, I'm looking at your head. I WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS, SON. The hypothalamus is my favorite! zombie food [xsomnis' Flickr] Thanks to Jessica, wh... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    Jessica, you'd be a fool not to marry this guy. I mean, Star Wars references aside, just look at that penmanship! I'll bet you he was at least a solid B student in writing class. And if you won't have him, I will. Dear Letter Writer, You know that thing you said about cr... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    Even if this is fake, I could do it in real life. Except twice as far, and with an infinite times more flips (front AND back) BECAUSE I AM KING OF WATER SLIDES. You hear me? THE KING! Go ahead, try to push me off, I dare you. You can't do it can ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    I don't actually have a son, but if I did, he would be wearing this Link costume until he was 15. Doctor's orders! Made by craftster user UpKnitCreek for a friend's baby shower, it is hands down the best thing that's ever been given at a shower. And one time I gave a mother ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    Wow. That's uh, that's really something. Mind if I punch you in the fa...POW! Haha, I guess not. Uh-oh, here comes another proton torpedo! pew pew! Listen: I'm sorry buddy, but the Dark Side makes me violent. You were gonna kill all those teddy bears! Death Star Costum... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    If there's one thing I learned in baking school it's how to put out a fire (stop, drop and roll). And there's another, it's how much I enjoyed eating the things other people made. Mine? Mine never turned out because baking is a women's sport. High five, ladies! Wait -- is ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    A Tokyo restaurant has programmed an industrial robot nicknamed Ramen-Bot to cook Ramen noodles for soon to be poisoned customers. Now I don't know about you, but I don't trust it. And as a matter of fact -- I only eat food processed in non-robotic factories. Because, damnit... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    Sure we've already seen brass knuckle inspired coffee receptacles in the past, but, quite frankly, those ones didn't look as good (I did like the blood splatter though). Now the Fisticup from Fred (available mid-September for around $15) -- this is a coffee mug I can really si... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2009
    In an attempt to sell me parts to make a bomb, Radio Shack is hosting 'The Shack Summer Netogether' for the next couple days. What the hell's a netogether? Imagine two 14-foot laptops, one in San Francisco and one in New York. Now imagine two idiot moron hosts with distorted... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    I honestly have no idea what I just watched but it had something to do with lasers and Sharpies, both of which I am huge fans of (I love your music!). Something about a laser and music and following a line. Honestly, the video could be fake for all I know. Haha, kidding -- I... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    What I wouldn't give to switch places with this guy for 30 minutes. 30 minutes! Robotic Dinosaurs Ponder Man's Extinction [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    Sure it's not heart-shaped, but I still like it. And I'd like it even more if it were finished (work in progress) and the laser beam went all the way to the person's eye. But that's definitely not a superlaser you want to look directly at. Am I right, Alderaan? Oh I'm sorry... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    Even if you were just born this morning you've probably heard of FMyLife. The concept is simple: you make up some cheeselog story about how much your life sucks and then you post it on the internet (which is magic) so people can feel better about how much their lives suck. It... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    This is a video of a guy performing a very special trick with his dog and a laser pointer. Now I don't want to ruin it for you, so I'll just say this: at least he didn't draw on the dude's face, because that would have been wrong (his shoes are, in fact, off). Also, not to st... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    What do you get when you cross Cheetos lip balm and bacon flavored lube? A BACON-CHEESE ORGY TO REMEMBER, AM I RIGHT? God, I sure hope I'm not. You people are freaks. Anyway, bacon lip balm is exactly what it sounds like: bacon flavored lip balm from the porky purveyors ove... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    This could be older than dino bones (but NOWHERE NEAR as sexy) for all I know, I just thought it was humorous because I pretty much see this message all the time and it makes me want to put my fist through the computer screen. Which I don't hesitate to do. Seriously, I'm alre... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2009
    That's right folks: that no good, mushroom topped jerkbag Toad has been flipping us off for almost 25 years now. And honestly, I'm not surprised. I always got a bad feeling from the guy. I mean, I bust my ass to get through a castle to rescue the princess, AND THERE HE IS AL... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    The Antrepo 'I'm Not A Security Camera' is a desk lamp in the form factor of a security camera. Set it on the desk or hang it on the wall -- either way you'll think twice before looking at what you and I both know you looked at online while at work. Tsk, tsk. Plus, it might ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    NOTE: VIDEO IS NSFW DUE TO LEWD SEXY TALK AND LOTS OF MOANING. This is a video of Mario and Princess Peach finally consummating their relationship. I almost cried it was so romantic. But I didn't, because I'm a big boy and I wear big boy pants (I sobbed like a baby). Also, ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    Spaceball is hands down one of the most ridiculous looking games I've ever seen and costs $700. Plus, it sucks to always have to go retrieve the ball when you throw it out of the court. If you can call it a court. Which I just did, SO IT'S ALL GOOD BABY. Basically, you boun... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    So apparently law enforcement agencies may have access to roadside drug detectors soon, to determine if you've been been drugging and driving EVEN IF YOU HID YOUR STASH SOMEWHERE REALLY GOOD (read: not your butt, they always look there). Spit into this little plastic test tu... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    I like trains, and not just because they go CHOO CHOO. I also like the hobos that jump on them! THAT'S ENOUGH FOR ME, OKAY? Anyway, this is a Thomas the Tank Engine/Voltron mashup toy available from Singapore for around $8. It is in no way shape or form licensed or legal. ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    24-year old inventor Dominic Hargreaves has designed and built a bike that folds up to the size of the bike's wheels. Not as impressive as a bike that folds up into its own squeaky horn, BUT NOT EVERYONE IS THIS GENIUS. "I couldn't find a folding bicycle I liked...I wanted so... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    Snuggies for dogs. Or, "Why the Geekologie Writer had a staring match with an oncoming train and lost on purpose." $15 plus $8 shipping gets you a dog Snuggie, a recordable dog tag, and a complete loss of respect for your dog. Just pay additional shipping and you'll get two ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2009
    I don't know if you could tell, but that's not an actual photograph. It's just some concept art for what the cookie jar should look like when it's actually manufactured in some third world nation for pennies. Available in September for $50, this Death Star cookie jar protects... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    These LEGO minifigs aren't just any LEGO minifigs, these 2.5" sums of beeches have keychains growing out of their domes AND A WHITE LED IN EACH FOOT. Sounds like somebody grew up under power lines. Available this fall for around $9, their torsos are sadly not interchangeable.... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    VIDEO SLIGHTLY NSFW DUE TO A COUPLE BAD WORDS. This is a video of a stand up comic doing a set at Jabba's palace on Tatooine and bombing miserably. Personally, I thought he was funnier that hell (it's surprisingly serious down there), but what do I know about humor? BESIDES ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    I can't even begin to express how excited I was when I found out a Twilight massive mutiplayer online roll playing game (MMORPG) was in development by BrainJunk (no kidding) Studios. Seriously, I got so worked up I almost jumped off the roof of my apartment building. Brandon ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    The Candle Quick is a glorified stove pot that melts pre-burnt candles to make new ones. Melt multiple candles together for unique smell combinations! Including, and virtually limited to: complete stinking ass! The Candle Quick costs $25 and, despite what the picture would h... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    Before I go any further, you need to cut those toenails. That ring toe looks like it could cut glass and the middle one reminds me of a little fleshy grape. Great, now I want to eat it. I SAID, "PUT IT IN MY MOUTH!" So yeah, Mario and Luigi tattoos on the bottom of some guy'... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    Applied Electronics, a company we last saw developing lightning guns, has now been handed a big ass check by the gubment to start strapping lasers to planes. And, I, for one, am all about it. NEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOW -- pew pew! the Navy and the Marines have given a company called ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    Nice one, Toyota -- a running humanoid robot. Because that's just what we need. Please God tell me that's actually a person in a robot costume. [The video] from Toyota demonstrates the running capabilities of the new humanoid robot. The robot takes a step every 340ms and has... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2009
    Geekologie Reader Dustin, the same man responsible for spotting the Dagobah hump wagon a couple weeks ago, has had yet another Star Wars themed car drawn to him, this time a Vader Civic. The Yoda Van and now this. I suppose all of the Star Wars cars in the universe slowly migr... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2009
    Allegedly some Dutch guy's iPhone spontaneously combusted in his passenger seat when he stepped away from his vehicle to fix a windmill and make a pair of wooden shoes. Per the translation: Pieter from Leiden had this afternoon, unfortunately the Dutch premiere of his iPhone... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2009
    This is a video of a building demolition in Turkey (arguably my favorite country on rye) gone horribly wrong. Now I'm not saying I could have done better, but I totally could have. With fireworks. Youtube Thanks to Lord Tarl, who once imploded a building simply by looking a... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2009
    Be honest, every single one of you would rock this handbag. I know I would, and I don't give a dang if it clashes with my live bear chaps or not (all man, baby). Available from evilmadscientist as mini and full-size kits ($20 and $25, respectively) you're still gonna have to ... / Continue →