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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Fading Out LED Soft Cushion: Wow. Just… Wow.

Fading Out LED Soft Cushion: Wow. Just… Wow.
If I ever have kids, I’ll be sure to pass on to them everything that I know about anything. Like the joys of reading, or the merits of moderation. And thanks to all of the fascinating…
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Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects

Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. I say that when it comes to eggs, fictional eggs are overall much much freakier.  I mean, are there any real eggs that spawn facehuggers? But as these…
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Trash Panic: PS3 Gomibako Finally Gets a U.S. Release

Trash Panic: PS3 Gomibako Finally Gets a U.S. Release
A while back, I told you guys about a strange little PS3 puzzle game out of Japan called Gomibako. At the time, there was no indication that the oddball trash-stacking game would ever have any hope…
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Weird Gadget of the Day: 1″ LCD Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock With Temperature Display

Weird Gadget of the Day: 1″ LCD Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock With Temperature Display
I couldn’t make this stuff up. Filling a niche that I’m pretty sure nobody needs filled, this weird alarm clock from China is definitely not something I had on my gadget wish list. This cat-shaped alarm…
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Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface
There must be a lot of Google employees who like to use their phones while they’re driving. The company is currently working on an “eyes-free” interface for their Android software that utilizes tactile and aural feedback…
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R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal

R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal
It’s comforting to note that Star Wars favorite R2-D2 is just as cool when he’s stripped of his iconic blue and white. At the recent Maker Faire, a colorless version was on display, and really stands…
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Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture
Japan-based MotionPortrait Inc. has developed a way of making a three-dimensional image of a person’s face based only on a single headshot. What’s really impressive about MotionPortrait technology is that the CG face moves and can…
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Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase
ECS surprised a lot of folks at the recently started Computex exhibition in Taipei by presenting a vase. Not an antique vase, but a PC vase, complete with optical drive. It’s sleek and funny and your…
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Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, where we examine stuff and mull over their existence, whether they are useless but cute or just plain useless and therefore stupid. Today we have Perfect Petzzz, “life…
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Transformers Jewelry Outshines the Films

Transformers Jewelry Outshines the Films
Forget those movies, with their glitzy CGI. If you want to see Optimus Prime really shine, you’ve got to check out this custom-made Transformers jewelry. This takes DIY to a whole new level. See that? That’s…
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Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!

Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!
Finally, party lights for the people you hate. Get a bunch of these outhouse and toilet paper lights and use them at your archenemy’s (boss, mother-in-law, pet cat) birthday party. It’s sure to eliminate whatever minuscule…
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Delicious Bacon Bits Disappoint When Revealed as iPod Cases

Delicious Bacon Bits Disappoint When Revealed as iPod Cases
Everyone loves bacon, even people who say they don’t. It’s a rule. So of course this little bacony case wins stomachs hearts at first glance. At second glance? You find out it’s not bacon, and then…
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Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly

Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly
How happy would you be if your all your stuff kept on eating themselves and consequently disappearing? Like, you build a house, and then one random Tuesday you drive home to a plot of land with…
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The Real Alien Ant Farm

The Real Alien Ant Farm
Remember playing with ant farms when you were a kid? You know, the type where you’d get sand all over the place and proceed to kill all of your insect friends within a matter of minutes…
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Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim
With the warm weather season finally upon us (sorry Australian and New Zealand readers), you’re probably hoping to spend lots of time in the pool this Summer. But just because you’re floating around on an inflatable…
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Morals Software for Robots: Life Imitating Asimov

Morals Software for Robots: Life Imitating Asimov
Asimov concocted the Three Laws of Robotics in 1942 and built many of his stories around these rules. While Asimov benefited greatly from those rules as an artistic concept, giving him ideas to explore, in the…
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