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November 11, 2012 - November 17, 2012 Archives

  • November 16, 2012
    Astronomers believe they may have just spotted the furthest galaxy ever, a little cluster named MACS0647-JD (his parents must have really hated him), between the Big and Little Dippers. That's right, like THE furthest one. What's beyond it? The restaurant at the end of the g... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    This is a before and after shot of a chick cosplaying as a Pokeball. That's cute, right? People like baby related stuff. Except me, I only like their food. "Boobs." I meant the stuff that comes in the little jars, but I do like those too. Just not the, you know... "Man o... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    Same here, little girl, same here. Thanks to Rob, who doesn't rule anything but is still trying to build an outerspace magnifying glass big enough to vaporize earth with sunlight. That...that might actually work. Let me know if you need another lens polisher.... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    A recent study of emergency room visits published in the Journal of Urology details the top causes of injured dingalings. The results might shock you! Ooooor sneak up from behind and kick you in the bals. Personally, I always injure myself trying to jump over things too high... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    Seen here after effectively breaking me down and making me to do the impossible (buy a Snuggie), this is a $30 Joker themed blanket-robe from SuperHeroStuff. Mine just came yesterday, and I've been wearing it ever since. Oh, hold on, my roommate wants to talk to me. Yes, Der... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    Because real life is boring when you're not staring at a phone, Google has created Ingress, an augmented reality "Warcraft like" MMORPG that's played in real life through an Android app. I'm not sure how I feel about it EXCEPT I AM GOING TO F***ING WIN. I played SimCity, I kn... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    FigurePrints is a 3D printing service that will color print 3-D models of your Minecraft cities, World of Warcraft characters, and XBox avatars (but who gives a shit about those?). Warcraft figures start at $130, and Minecraft models are expected to start around $100 depending... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    Goodnight sweet prince. In heartbreaking news for anyone who deep fries sweets whenever they're drunk, Hostess brand, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is calling it quits after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. A recent labor strike drove the company ove... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    Now punch the man in black and bring me his wallet. This is a video from the CNRS-AIST (no clue and I'm too angry to look it up) Joint Robotics Laboratory featuring a humanoid robot that's controlled via brain computer interface. Basically the guy wearing the silly hat (I kno... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    This is a real, single photograph of 28 climbers hanging on and around 'Ago del Torrone' in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. It took over five hours of climbing in freezing temperatures to make the shot a reality, and, obviously, everyone involved is a certifiable crazy... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    This is a video of Rickard Nillson and his tractor. Except his tractor is no ordinary hayride-pulling tractor, he stuffed a Volvo 240 turbocharged engine in the thing. Now it goes FAST. And does DONUTS. I can honestly say I've never wanted to die in a tractor related incide... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to astronomers, star formation across the universe is at an all time low, some 30 times less than it was at its height 11-billion years ago. They also speculate only another 5% more stars being formed in the future. Well folks, looks like it's all downhill from here... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to a recent study by Kew Gardens, climate change could wipe out the majority of the world's wild arabica coffee plants by 2080. Then we're left with growing coffee in greenhouses, or, worse, doing a bunch of coke just to be able to get out of bed in the morning. a w... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    'Watching Cute Girl' is a depressing Japanese iPhone app that features a girl in over 180 pre-recorded videos where she just stares at you and says sweet things that nobody else ever will. It really makes me sad people use things like this instead of signing up for one of thos... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    Note: Video contains footage from movies that may be considered spoilers. This is animatronics expert Gustav Hoegen's 2012 show reel. It's good. Gustav's work has included robots for Prometheus, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Clash of the Titans, The Hitchhiker's Guide t... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    This is a 1991 news report on the dangers of video gaming. Or at least that's how it starts. By 40-seconds it's already meandered into some weird advertisement for Super Nintendo. Then some joke of a reporter green-screens himself into a game of F-Zero and drives the track b... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Give it to me straight, is that where Dr. Manhattan is from or not? A rogue planet with no star to orbit was recently discovered 100-light years away from earth. It's caused scientists to speculate that sunless planets are a lot more common than previously thought and realize... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Aishat Maksudova is a Russian granny who, when faced with a wolf attacking her and her livestock, took matters (technically an axe) into her own hands and chopping it in the head. She didn't WANT to chop it in the head though, she wanted to choke it to death at first but could... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    This is a video of some guy at some recent convention cosplaying as one of those spazzy inflatable dancing guys they always display outside car dealerships whenever they're having a MEGA BLOWOUT SUPERSALE. He gets an A+ for creativity. Also, based on the audio I'm fairly conf... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Ahahahaha, I try to make out with my reflection too! Especially in those shiny office building windows where you know there's somebody on the other side. I make people's lunch breaks FANTASTIC. Because this is what the world has come to, scientists from the National Taiwan O... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    This is a Minas Tirith wedding cake lovingly baked by Audrey Konyha Vigh (aka The Cake Geek -- links to Facebook with shots of the whole process) for a couple's special day. On my special day? I want pies instead of cakes. "It's not about what you want." God, it never is. ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    This is a 'Love is Art' kit. It comes with a canvas and a bottle of paint. You just douse you and your lover (or in your case just you) with the body paint, then go at it like animals atop the canvas. When you're done, ART IS BORN (and possibly a baby nine months later). As... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Now with 80-million cubic feet of storage space! Because Whovians are by nature crazy people, they'll try to turn anything into a TARDIS. Some turn out good, many turn out bad/sad. This fridge is actually one of the better things I've seen TARDed. My little sister's lunchbo... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Note: Higher res version right HERE. This is the entire overworld map of Hyrule from the original Legend of Zelda recreated in LEGO bricks by Michael Kuroda. I want one. And you know what? This might be a project I could actually complete without screwing up. "You don't st... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    'GIF' (graphic interchange format) was officially named the US word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary, while Britain's was 'omnishambles'. Both are terrible decisions and I demand a recount. RECOUNT OR I'M MOVING TO CANADA. "Do it." MAYBE I WILL. "Do it." MAYBE I WILL... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    This is Alphagames, a well-made video featuring video games that start with each letter of the alphabet. Crazy, I know, but these are wild times we live in. This is B for Bioshock here, but obviously there are a bunch of others in the video. Like, 27 more. "There aren't 28 ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    Looking cool is just a bonus. This is Seqinetic, a pair of €59 (~$75) glasses that have six LEDs and a reflector to shoot a comforting white "daylight" spectrum of light around your eyes (but not directly in them) to improve your mood in the long, dark winter months. Me? I j... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    Because Target has already been in full-blown Christmas mode for two weeks now, here's some dinosaur tree ornaments. I know there are already a ton of other dinosaur ornaments out there, but these ones are all fun and sparkly. Plus have wreath necklaces. I don't know, I'm a g... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    Omote 3D is a new photo booth (not actually a photo booth but a little studio) set to open in Tokyo's Harajuku district that creates 3-D printed figurines of a person instead of a photo strip. All you have do is stand perfectly still for 15-minutes while you're scanned with a... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    *snapping pictures* Perfect -- you're doing great. Now raise you arm to cover your boob a little. Awesome, now let me see those bright blue eyes and DAMMIT STOP EATING THE FLOWERS. Deo Perfume Candy is a rose-flavored candy that's supposed to act as a deodorant. Specifical... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    This is the $105 Beer Hunter Jacket from skateboarding company Enjoi. It has insulated pockets to keep your beers cold and you warm. Plan on downing a forty? It has a pocket for one. Planning on downing a bunch of wine coolers? *smack* HAVE SOME SELF RESPECT, MAN. I'm jo... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    Seen here begging to be knocked off its base and pushed down a hill, a lady hangs out in her Cocoon. What's a Cocoon? A $2,990 clear plastic ball with some modular colored cushions. Want one with a little sink and kitchen inside? No worries, they make that option too. "Don... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    Apple, a company best known for refusing to replace the glass on my iPhone for free despite me yelling, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? DO YOU? I'M THE PRESIDENT'S SON!" several times on the phone, has agreed to pay $21-million to license the iconic clock design they had previously sto... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is Steve Norris's Patrolbot Mark II. You can tell it's not CHUCK Norris's Patrolbot Mark II because your monitor didn't just explode. Are Chuck Norris jokes still fashionable? No? What about baggy sweaters? Patrolbot is a remote controlled security robot Steve uses to... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    Because real pets require care and care is an obligation and people HATE obligations, Takara Tomy designed these €15 (~$19) 'Robo-Fish' for sale as pets. Or maybe they're for kids. But apparently *picking plastic fin out of teeth* they're not for sushi. One of you could have... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    Because everything becomes mesmerizing when seen in super slow motion, this is a video of eggs being destroyed, all filmed with a high-speed camera. I wasn't going to post it at first, but I don't know, there's just something beautifully tragic about the whole thing. Like wat... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    GAAAAH, I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS. Because people are impatient and hate waiting for things (plus feel entitled and are all around jerkbags), a recent study has shown that people will start abandoning streaming videos if they take longer than two seconds to load. TWO SECONDS... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is a video of Microsoft's Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid explaining and demonstrating their speech recognition software that can translate his English into other languages (in this case Chinese) in his own voice. The implications this has for ordering at ethnic restau... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is a video of a bunch of songs from RPG's (Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc.) being performed by the one-man Mini Mario Orchestra, aka Diwa de Leon. If you're not into listening to beautiful music from video games, this might not be your thing. But if you ARE into beau... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is a gallery of Star Wars themed origami. Each piece was folded from a single sheet of paper by Martin Hunt. Martin eventually wants to get the licensing rights from Disney to have his original designs published in book form so everyone can share the joy of folding paper ... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is the $240 Whisky Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a little 1-ounce bottle of different whisky. Personally, I think it's the perfect way to count down the days till Jesus's birthday. After all, if the good lord didn't want us boozing, why did he turn all... / Continue →