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  • September 5, 2014
    Sucking specialist Dyson has just announced the Dyson 360 Eye, a robotic vacuum similar to a Roomba but allegedly much, much more advanced, and super suckier. It uses a 360-degree vision system to pick reference points in the environment and triangulate its location so it know... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2012
    This is GoVacuum's $1,000,000 24k gold-plated vacuum. It doesn't work better than a regular vacuum, it's just gold. Why? Because if you sell vacuums for a million dollars, you only have to sell one. It's a real product you can buy (although I'll kill you if you do), but was... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2012
    This is a video of Utah State University's 'Ascending Aggies' demonstrating the latest incarnation of their vacuum-powered wall-climbing gloves. As you'll see from watching, they work pretty damn well. Plus are near silent. Kidding, they sound like a jet taking off on an air... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    This is the Toshiba Smarbo (more like Stupibo amirite?!), a robotic vacuum cleaner designed to compete against iRobot's Roomba. Except this one costs $1,200. Call me old fashioned, but I still like pushing around a $100 vacuum. Well, I don't like doing it, I just have to whe... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2011
    This is a chicken "vacuum" used to harvest chickens from the yard and crate them before slaughter so they can finally be put out of their f***ing misery. It's...a great example of what's wrong with the manufactured meat industry. Aaaaaaaand why I don't eat the animals. God k... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2011
    Hey -- this rainbow tastes like pet fur and dust bunnies! What happens when you let seven Roombas (each with a different colored LED strapped to its head) loose in a room for a late-night cleaning sesh? This. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS, LARRY. The creators, IBR Algorithm Group, e... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    The Pooch Power Shovel (the quicker, shittier picker-upper) may look like a leaf blower, but it's not. It's also not anything I'd recommend you trying to attach to your genitals, but you know what? Go for it. I'm tired of mothering you. And, honestly, I'm looking forward to... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2009
    Been waiting for someone to hack a bunch of Roombas to play Pac-Man? Me neither, but somebody did AND YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH THEM OR I'M GOING TO TOOTHPICK YOUR EYES OPEN AND MAKE YOU. The vacuum, long an instrument for chasing cats, has now been turned against its own. What b... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2009
    The Bagel Dome (Dome Dome Dome) is a $40 battery powered vacuum dome made to keep bagels and other oxygen-hating perishables fresh (JUST USE A DYSON, GOD). I contacted the manufacturer and the lady on the phone said it also works for donuts but I have my doubts. Which is exac... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2009
    The Pinwheel Galaxy (higher res version HERE) got its name because it looks like a pinwheel. Geez, it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure that one out. Or maybe it's cause it loves Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels so much. Well guess what -- so do I! And Starcrunches? Do... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2009
    This is a video of inventor Jem Stansfield climbing the exterior of a BBC building to show off a pair of vacuum gloves he made out of an old vacuum. Amazingly, he gets to the top, but I question how much assistance he got from the rope holder. Also, if those gloves are that ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    This is a chess set made with functional vacuum tubes that actually glow while you play, making it sweeter than sticky buns. And almost as fun to stare at. But not yours. No, not yours. This wonderful vacuum tube chess set, by maker Paul Fryer, actually has electricity runn... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2009
    This is basically an updated version of the Proton Packs used by the Ghostbusters. Allegedly, it can suck a ghost through a garden hose. And speaking of which, hey lady -- I've got a little something that could use some...no? We're not going there? Okay. Capable of cleanin... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2009
    This is the path a Roomba took to clean a room. As you can see, it's pretty haphazard. But what did you expect -- it's just a stupid robot. Honestly, I'm surprised the little deviant didn't spend the whole time pleasuring itself in the corner by repeatedly running over a pow... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2009
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) believe they've solved the age-old problem of how to shit in space. The current ISS toilet is a Russian-built, western-style commode that sucks waste away like a vacuum cleaner. Use of that toilet requires practice before heading... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    This is a video of a cat driving a Roomba. Really warms the cockles, doesn't it? Speaking of which, what the hell's a cockle? NOUN: 1. Any of various bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs. 2. The shell of ... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2008
    Space: Our vacuum-y landfill to the north, south, east, and, uh, left. A 1,400-pound (635-kilogram) ammonia tank burned up over the Pacific Ocean late Sunday, more than a year after an astronaut chucked it from the International Space Station because it had become obsolete, ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    This is a little art gallery of Transformers that didn't make the cut. Transfailures, if you will. They're still scary as hell though, and I've always suspected my vacuum was a robot in disguise. Which is why i smashed it into a million pieces. And guess what? The broom an... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2008
    The Air Hog Zero Gravity R/C isn't zero gravity or radio controlled. But it does stick to walls thanks to the vacuum it creates via a little fan in the roof. The 5" car gets about 10 minutes of play time on a 30 minute charge, and is controlled via infrared controller. It'll... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2008
    Using 448 LEDs and a controller unit, this guy modded his Roomba into Pacmba, the Pac-Man Vacuum. It's fairly awesome, but nowhere near as awesome as the Donkba, my Donkey Kong Roomba. Say, who ate the last of my bananas? F***ing Donkba! I swear I'm gonna kick -- whoa now,... / Continue →