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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)

Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)
Back in the ’80s, Apple was already thinking about a tablet-like computer. These are the early prototypes that were created all the way back in 1983. This tablet was named Bashful, which seems kind of strange.…
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Motz Tiny Wooden Fm Radio: Don’T Lose It in the Couch Cushions!

Motz Tiny Wooden Fm Radio: Don’T Lose It in the Couch Cushions!
Do you like to buy gadgets just because they keep getting tinier and tinier? Then have I got something for you! This weensy little wooden box is actually an FM radio. Measuring in at just 1.45″…
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Little Wheel Flash Game has Cool Visuals, Robots, Ambient Jazz – What’S Not to Like?

Little Wheel Flash Game has Cool Visuals, Robots, Ambient Jazz – What’S Not to Like?
While it’s not long, complex or difficult Little Wheel has a nice atmosphere and a unique charm. As GameSpy‘s Brian Miggels said, Little Wheel may be a bite-sized game, but it is nonetheless a complete package.…
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The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today

The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today
How’s this for truth in advertising… This crazy thing could actually be the biggest fly you’ll see this year. Turns out this mammoth-sized bug was created by the guys over at Plunge Productions for a recent…
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Giant Origami Tigers Land in Sydney

Giant Origami Tigers Land in Sydney
These gigantic origami tigers signal the beginning of another Year of the Tiger, which will be shortly coming up after Chinese New Year on February 14th. These origami tigers were designed by the Australian firm LAVA…
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Sleep Remaining Indicator: Neither an Alarm Nor a Clock, but It Involves Legos and a Laser So Who Cares?

Sleep Remaining Indicator: Neither an Alarm Nor a Clock, but It Involves Legos and a Laser So Who Cares?
So what is it really? It is exactly what it says it is. Made by Nirav Patel, the Sleep Remaining Indicator is a homemade gadget that indicates how long you have to sleep by shining a…
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Green Man Gaming Will Buy Back Your Virtual Cobweb Covered Digital Games

Green Man Gaming Will Buy Back Your Virtual Cobweb Covered Digital Games
In a recent interview with MCV, Green Man Gaming COO Gian Luzio identified one of the reasons why games on physical discs are more popular than digitally downloaded ones: “Previously the minute you had paid your…
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Steampunk “Eye-Pod” Ain’T No Nano No Mo

Steampunk “Eye-Pod” Ain’T No Nano No Mo
Created by “Dr Grymm,” this steampunk contraption bears absolutely no resemblance to the iPod Nano that beats at its heart. I’ll leave it to Dr Grymm himself to explain his creation: “A custom mod of an…
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Nyago Rolling Cat Robot Rolls Its Way Into Our Hearts

Nyago Rolling Cat Robot Rolls Its Way Into Our Hearts
Cat lovers, have I got something for you! This wacky robotic cat from Japan’s TakaraTomy is sure to make you giddy. What does Nyago the Cat do that makes him so special? Well, let me tell…
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Modder Crams iPhone Into Game Boy Advance

Modder Crams iPhone Into Game Boy Advance
No, you aren’t hallucinating. A Japanese modder managed to cram an iPhone into a Game Boy Advance – and I kind of like it, albeit in a sort of retro kind of way. This is the…
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Marc Newson’S Atmos 566 Clock Could Run Forever

Marc Newson’S Atmos 566 Clock Could Run Forever
Granted, this isn’t a perpetual motion machine, but it is expensive and pretty close, so there ya go! This Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock will stand the test of time without ever losing a beat! Just a quick…
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Real Time Grandfather Clock Made by a Man Who’s Gone Cuckoo

Real Time Grandfather Clock Made by a Man Who’s Gone Cuckoo
Nah, just kidding. Maarten Baas isn’t crazy, just an artist. Baas made this weird, funny, and hypnotizing grandfather clock as part of his REAL TIME exhibit shown last year in Milan, Italy. The clock has no…
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Is This a Game? Pokes Fun at Achievement Addicts

Is This a Game? Pokes Fun at Achievement Addicts
…who will probably love it anyway. Like Upgrade Complete, the flash-based Is This A Game? focuses on one aspect of (modern) video games and just runs with it. And like Upgrade Complete, Is This A Game?…
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DIY Lady Gaga Glasses Are ‘Money Honey’

DIY Lady Gaga Glasses Are ‘Money Honey’
I love Lady Gaga. A lot. Don’t believe me? Check out my Last.fm page. That’s right; by my iTunes’ count I’ve played her tracks four hundred and fourteen times. The closest runner-up? Minus the Bear, at…
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Rechargeable Ship Runs on Battery Power

Rechargeable Ship Runs on Battery Power
I don’t know if this is that revolutionary, but for a moment I was impressed with the fact that this battery-powered ferry can travel about 80 km with 800 passengers on board. IHI Marine United is…
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Over 18 Flash Drive Hides Your Porn in Plain Sight

Over 18 Flash Drive Hides Your Porn in Plain Sight
If you want to keep your kids, girlfriend, wife or other significant other out of your porn downloads, this is most definitely NOT the way to do it. This Over 18 USB drive from Japan’s Solid…
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