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Archive for July 2009

Mnemosyne: $10,000 Aluminum USB Drive: One of the Most Ridiculously Expensive Useless Pieces of Sh*T I have Ever Seen in My Enti

Mnemosyne: $10,000 Aluminum USB Drive: One of the Most Ridiculously Expensive Useless Pieces of Sh*T I have Ever Seen in My Enti
A Japanese company called solidalliance has come up with Mnemosyne, an aluminum cube that holds an otherwise ordinary 16GB flash drive inside. But it’s not that simple: the cube is actually a puzzle. It’s made of smaller pieces that you have to slide apart before you can get to the flash drive.

Robonova Biped Robot: More Entertaining Than Transformers 2

Robonova Biped Robot: More Entertaining Than Transformers 2
I apologize to anyone who has seen Revenge of the Fallen and liked it, but personally I think I got ripped off on that one. My sentiments – and then some – have been represented elsewhere, so I’ll just leave it at that.
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Gamestop Summer Fun Bundles: Wii, Water Guns, and Wtf?

Gamestop Summer Fun Bundles: Wii, Water Guns, and Wtf?
I’m not sure who decided that water guns and rubber duckies were just the thing to help sell the console that has never spent more than a few days at most sitting on the shelf, but that seems to be the thrust behind GameStop’s wacky new Wii bundles.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug
This weensy little computer is so small that you might accidentally misplace it if you’re not careful. The oddly-named Marvell Sheevaplug (I think I went to college with him) is about the size of your average gadget’s power adapter, but it actually contains a complete computer (sans video output).

Bandai’S Samurai Pedometer: How Warriors Kept Their Healthy Physiques

Bandai’S Samurai Pedometer: How Warriors Kept Their Healthy Physiques
Here’s an odd little gadget fresh from Japan. It’s a digital pedometer with a twist. Instead of just measuring how many steps you’ve walked, it has you play a little Samurai game as you amble along.

Sleek, Compact Portable SNES Mod

Sleek, Compact Portable SNES Mod
The Super Nintendo has been the target of some really sweet mods in its time, and this latest portable fits right into that pantheon of excellent mods. Marshall’s Supertendo looks so good that you’d swear it was professionally made.

F-4 and B-52 Ejector Seat Office Chairs: Best Seats Ever

F-4 and B-52 Ejector Seat Office Chairs: Best Seats Ever
These office chairs are crafted from old military aircraft ejector seats – and they are awesome. The guys over at Motoart took this seat from an authentic Vietnam-era F-4 fighter jet, and turned it into a cushy, padded desk chair.

Sarlacc Pillow Might Just Bite Your Face Off

Sarlacc Pillow Might Just Bite Your Face Off
Another day, another pillow–stuffed examples of geekery are fluffing up all over this week. But yesterday’s RSS pillow’s got nothing on this plush rendition of the sarlacc pit where Boba Fett met his ignoble end in Return of the Jedi.

Openemu Mac Emulator Lets You Play and Play With Retro Video Games

Openemu Mac Emulator Lets You Play and Play With Retro Video Games
There aren’t as many video game apps for the Mac as there are for Windows computers, and even then I have a feeling that there’s no program, Windows or otherwise, that lets you play and play with retro video games the way OpenEmu does.

USB Octopus Hub: a Long Time Coming

USB Octopus Hub: a Long Time Coming
While everyone (mostly Brando) was going crazy making all sorts of gadget designs like panda paper shredders and white bread wrist rests, the obvious connection between the multi-tentacled octopus and anything that has to do with wires or cords remained untapped.

Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them

Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them
Designed by Billy May for Nike, the Hindsight is a concept design for cycling glasses that extends a person’s vision by up to 25° on each side. The extra vision is achieved by attaching curved Fresnel lenses on each side of the glasses.

Teac Vpi Scoutmaster Ii Turntable Will Break Your Back and Your Bank Account

Teac Vpi Scoutmaster Ii Turntable Will Break Your Back and Your Bank Account
Weighing all of 48 lbs, VPI’s award winning Scoutmaster turntable is a literal heavyweight. But now it’s got a big brother, the TEAC VPI Scoutmaster II, with an aluminum block platter that weighs 19 lbs and a total weight of 53 lbs.

Beanzawave USB Portable Microwave Heatz Your Beanz and Drinkz

Beanzawave USB Portable Microwave Heatz Your Beanz and Drinkz
Created by “microwave expert” Gordon Andrews and designer Stephen Frazer in partnership with Heinz, the Beanzawave is the world’s smallest portable microwave. It’s powered via USB and uses “a combination of mobile phone frequencies” to heat whatever you put in there.

Wood and Brass iPod Mini: the Druid’S Music Player

Wood and Brass iPod Mini: the Druid’S Music Player
Nature lover/not quite hip iPod owner Josh D shows us what Dremel and good taste can do. Josh D sent his iPod mini to a time way way way before retro by equipping it with a cedar wood case with brass screws and plates.

Spewer: This Game Will Make You Want to Puke

Spewer: This Game Will Make You Want to Puke
Here’s a fun concept for a video game… you’re stuck in a maze and the only way out is to puke all over the place. That’s the basic concept behind Spewer. In this indie physics-based game from Eli Piilonen and Edmund McMillan, you play a test subject caught in a variety of devious puzzles, and your only method of escape is to barf your guts out so you can float your way out of the maze.
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