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October 9, 2011 - October 15, 2011 Archives

  • October 14, 2011
    This is ball with 36 cameras embedded in its exterior (instead of pubes). When thrown, all the cameras will snap a picture at the ball's apex, which can later be automatically stitched together for a fully spherical panorama. That's like, 360-degrees times 360-degrees. "No... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    This is a video of a little girl that has trouble differentiating between an iPad and magazines. Why you'd even let such a young, impressionable girl read fashion magazines like Bazaar and Marie Claire is beyond me, but presumably her parents want her to develop body image iss... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    Note: Full-size version of the sale poster (with legible words!) HERE. Hornady Zombie Max Ammo: real ammo for real zombie problems. Oooooooooor accidentally shooting a roommate when they come home drunk (I'll kill you drunk or sober, Derek!) With the flood of Zombie Targets ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    Seen here in his audition tape for that Hugh Jackman 'Rock Em Sock Em Robots' movie that just came out, an old man demonstrates Raytheon-Sarcos' new "slave arms", a pair of giant robotic arms that can mimic the movement of a user's. You...probably don't want to get hit by one.... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    This is a bunch of videos of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house, Fallingwater, recreated in Minecraft, Quake III Arena, Counterstrike: Source, Half-Life 2, and The Sims 2 and 3. Now, not to brag or anything, but I've actually been to Mill Run, Pennsylvania to tou... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    Remember Panasonic's announcement of a hair-washing robot? Well here's a terrifying video of the shampoo strangler in action. *shivers* You couldn't pay me enough to stick my head in there with a f***ing crash helmet on. Hit the jump for the future of scalping technology. ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    The Soup airing tonight on E! (10/9c) is gonna be taken over (infected?) by The Walking Dead and I'd like to be the first to say I wouldn't hesitate to drink Norman Reedus' bathwater. Also: pick all the hairs out of his bar of soap and glue them to my upper lip. This is a 2:3... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    Despite the fear-mongering, I swear I just heard something come from Uranus. "Haha, that was just last night's Mexican talking." Aaaaaaaah, of course. Now if you'll excuse me...*dialing 911* Hello? I think a reader may have eaten someone last night. BREAKING: Blackberry... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    T-Rex: now with 30% more RAWR! According to some recent computer modeling, researchers have estimated that t-rex adults may have been as much as 30% more massive than previously believed. OMG -- love me a dino with some meat on their bones! Between their teeth? Not so much.... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2011
    BAM -- hello, world. Dennis Ritchie, father of the Unix operating system and C programming language, has passed away. He was 70 (1000110) years young. Unix's influence has been felt in many ways. It established many software engineering principles that persist until today;... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Because George Lucas is a bearded moron who's proved nothing in the past twenty years but the lingering suspicion his earlier successes were dependent on the creativity (and strength to say "no, that idea blows") of others, Jar-George has now decided to resurrect previously cut... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Because there is literally nothing the right vibrations can't fix, this Japanese eyeball vibrator is designed to remove under-the-eye baggage by "patented subdermal ocular jiggilation". Okay so I just made that quote up but it sounded pretty scientific, didn't it? I've been w... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Is this what the Angry Birds birds would look like in real life? Absolutely, there's not a doubt in my mind. About being on the right path of life? 100% doubt. I really think I need to go on a vision quest or something, it's getting bad. You know what I ask myself every mor... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    This is an old-ass interview from 1994 of Connie Chung asking Bill Gates if it's true he can jump over office chairs from a standing position (rumors -- sometimes they're really f***ing lame), and Bill showing Connie his skills (with a one-step jump). Impressive, Bill, but I c... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Square holes: you probably tried mashing round pegs into them as a child. And probably still would, dummy. Oh, not you -- the guy behind you. This is a drill press that drills square holes (allegedly squarer than using traditional Harry Watt/Reuleaux triangle style bits) usi... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    And it's all mine! All mine -- get it?! Because not only am I claiming it all for myself, but mining is what you do to get at precious metals. That or rob a jewelry store amirite?! I'M COMING FOR YOU, KAY'S! According a recent NASA probe, the moon is chock-full of titanium... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Remember those freaky-deaky human eye closeups taken by quantum chaos theoretical physicist/photographer (sweet combo!) Suren Manvelyan? Of course you do, you've got the memory of an elephant. Bear Grylls? He's got the turd of one and he's squeezing it to drink the juice out... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Seen here showing you just how much fun it is to die of the plague, a group of skeletons do the 'thigh bone's connected to the boner bone' dance or whatever. And now scientists have successfully "rebuilt" the genetic code of the bacteria that was responsible for the deaths of ... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Damn Mario, did you just eat like five power-up mushrooms or what? Because Post-It's practically grow on trees (like money!), "digital solutions" company Filter recreated Super Mario Bros. world 1-1 on its 6th floor windows in downtown Seattle. No word if anybody was fired fo... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Because for the right price (your soul) George Lucas will let you slap Star Wars scenes on anything, snowboard giant Burton is dropping a line of 'out of this galaxy' (yukyukyuk!) Chopper series snowboards for kids (children's sizes) this winter. These are them. Unfortunately... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    This is Laura Marshall's 9-foot tall custom cat house. It was built by Will Whitehouse in Houston, Texas to resemble The Burrow (Weasley residence) from the Harry Potter series. Laura will try to tell you she's not a crazy cat lady, but you and I both know she's tried their t... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    This is a $300 belt buckle iPhone case. I think we can all agree it's pretty sleek in a steampunk kinda way and would look awesome holding my sweatpants up. "Who wears a belt with sweatpants?" I dunno, MAYBE SOMEBODY WHO SEWED ON LOOPS AFTER THE ELASTIC WAISTBAND STOPPED DOI... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    Note: Jabba-sized version RIGHT HERE. We've seen the Star Wars alphabet in children's ABC book form before, but this one, THIS ONE -- this one is all "BUH-BWAM! -- look at me, all on one page you tubby Tusken Fridge Raiders!" Rude this alphabet is being rude. Can you name th... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    A group of twelve zombie extras were injured on set of the new Resident Evil movie when the platform they were standing on shifted and they forgot how to stand. Seven were back on set and working later that day, but the other five, well, they weren't so fortunate. Get it? Be... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    Mars rover Opportunity's (Spirit's twin) 3-year, 13-mile trek (you slowpoke!) packed into a 3-minute video of time-lapse snapshots? You got it! Plus cooties. TAG, YOU'RE IT! Circle circle, dot dot, now I've got my... "Tag-back!" SONOFA. It's terminal, isn't it? Hit the ju... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger (almost a C-cup!) version HERE. Breasts: I practically see them everywhere except where it really counts (right below a lady's collarbone). If my roommate gets drunk enough though he'll mash his together and eat Doritos from between them, so that's somet... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    In other Japanese news, the country may be giving away 10,000 round-trip tickets to help boost tourism after a plummet resulting from the recent tsunami. AND THEY'RE GONNA GIVE THEM AWAY TO BLOGGERS. I am like, sooooooooo in. *puts on Harajuku costume, practices peace sign i... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    Because Japan is literally millennia ahead in the realm of WTF'ery, dentists in the country are now offering 'Yaeba' cosmetic treatments, a dental procedure that makes a girl's teeth appear wonky and (obviously) more desirable. But how do they feel about lazy eyes? Yaeba mean... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    Doctors: I wish they'd just give me the drugs I ask for. Plus they're expensive to visit. Want to save yourself some moolah the next time a stork puts a baby in that ass? Enter the smartphone ultrasound attachment. *lathering belly with grape jam* What? Well I'm not wasti... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Drinks on Friday? Count me in! This is a 3-minute video of Stuff magazine putting the new iPhone's SIRI personal assistant program through its paces. It...seems to do alright. Except for the voice it speaks in. That was painful. I already yell at my phone enough without s... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    According to a recent abstract presented to the Geological Society of America, paleontologist Mark McMenamin suggests that a giant ancient cephalopod drew pictures of its own tentacled arms using the bones of its prey. And you know what? It sounds just crazy enough to believe... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    This is an ad for Qualcomm's Snapdragon smartphone processing chip featuring a bug (and arachnid!) circus charging a phone with their incredible feats of bravery. Ooooooor crawling. It was mostly crawling. I couldn't really tell what was real or fake (praying mantis pedaling... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    "Oh shishi, are we playing Batman?!" Seen here about to explain to a Juggalo how pepper spray works, real life "superhero" Phoenix Jones was arrested for assault after dousing four people with the spray during the incident. Me? I've maced myself in the eyes before. It...rea... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    You know what's a good idea? Looking both ways before crossing a street. You know what's a terrible idea? Developing a robotic cockroach that can climb up pant legs. *scratching* Great, now I'm gonna think I have phantom bugs on me all day. And, God willing, now you will ... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Blurry photos: sometimes they make it hard to figure out where the nipple ends and the rest of the breast begins. THAT AIN'T COO'! Enter Photoshop's recent sneak-peak of a de-blurring tool, an algorithm that can analyze and restore the sharpness of photos. WTFOTOSHOP! With ... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Last week, a group of "scientists" (and I use the term as loosely as I wear my pants when I want my buttcrack to be peepin' for the ladies) met in Moscow with a mission: to set off and get drunk in the woods for a week away from their wives find the abominable snowman/yeti. An... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Note: Pictures are just renderings of the designs they were working from, actual photos are just now starting to show up. Because there's no better way to jumpstart children's interest in space than corn mazes they can't appreciate except from a helicopter, NASA and seven farm... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    This is the "didn't give the name much thought" AshPoopie, a pet waste picker-upper that burns dog turds and turns them into ash. My God that must smell good. The AshPoopie is the brainchild of scientist Oded Shoseyov from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is aiming to r... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    Undercover cop cars: apparently they work best when everybody knows about them. This is a Nissan GT-R that's been converted into an undercover cop car. Presumably to infiltrate the Fast n' Furious movie franchise and put a stop to it but possibly just because F*** YOUR TAX DO... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    Note: Full-res version of the solar prominence HERE. Because bounty hunters were getting too close for comfort, Bigfoot has packed his furry ass up and moved to the sun. Aaaaaaand this is the evidence. You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well this one... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    So Netflix has decided to bail on the idea of splitting the company into two separate streaming and DVD-by-mail entities. Why? I assume because they've finally committed to making smarter business decisions. LOLOL! Ooooor the Magic 8 Ball they've been using to run the compa... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    Japanese firm (surprise, surprise) REAL-f will create an ULTRA-realistic copy of your face in mask form so you can...actually, I don't know why. This is just an all-around terrible idea. One Geekologie Writer's face is enough ugly for the world! Isn't it, Tiger? *cat throws... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    This is a Greeky (this ain't spanakopita!) geeky mashup tattoo Frankenstein'd together out of five separate characters. Apparently it serves as some kind of geek-detecting device. Weird, I know, but I just shaved my head and found out I have a nipple growing in my hairline, s... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    Mmmm, love the smell of Kratos in the morning. Smells like...ashes :/ You ever wanted to smell whatever you're watching in a movie? Cheap perfume, sweat and shame. Get it? Because you're watching p0rno. Me? I'm watching cartoons, which are actually like p0rno to some peo... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    Remember that series of commercials for Sony's Xperia PLAY (the PSP phone) featuring Kristen Schaal? Well she's back with another one, this time Minecraft themed. Plus funny! Man, I just love Kristen's delivery. Plus Papa Johns'. AAAAAAAAH, I ate a whole pizza when I got h... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2011
    This is the Solar Bonsai Electree, a 27-solar paneled gadget charger in the shape of a tree. Too crazy for you? Stop reading now. The tree reaches a full charge in less than three hours and can store enough juice to charge 9 iPhones. Why anybody would have more than six iPho... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2011
    Because what could be better than a bunch of unmanned flying death machines getting infected with a a computer virus, a bunch of unmanned flying death machines have been infected with a computer virus. *crosses fingers for something terminal* The virus, first reported by Wire... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2011
    We've already seen a canine AT-AT costume before, but that one didn't involve PAINTING AND GLUING THINGS to a dog. Oh man, remember on Hoth when Luke used the tow-cable from his snowspeeder to bring that one AT-AT down? Well this one's gonna run away from home. AT-AT Dog Co... / Continue →