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Archive for July 2009

Lite-Brite Cubed: Makin’ Things With Light 4x

Lite-Brite Cubed: Makin’ Things With Light 4x
I have fond memories of playing with a Lite-Brite when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, I can’t get that damned commercial out of my head at the moment. Of course, most of those childhood memories were those of frustration from either losing half of the colored pegs between the couch cushion, or my complete inability to create anything other than the barely legible text “Lite Brite” made up of pegs.

Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences

Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences
Why have I not read about this before? The ParaJet SkyCar, invented by Giles Cardozo, is the world’s first street legal FLYING CAR. As in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying Car, except that it uses a nylon “Paramenia Reflex” wing to control its flight.
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LEGO-Like Fridge Concept Allows Thieves to Steal Your Fridge One Stack at a Time

LEGO-Like Fridge Concept Allows Thieves to Steal Your Fridge One Stack at a Time
Designed by Stefan Buchberger, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Flatshare fridge concept gives you your own fridge space, perfect for roommates. And wives with messy husbands. Since the modules are stackable, you can just pile them in one spot like a normal fridge.

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?
A recent Sky News exposé gives PC repair shops a bad name. A really, really bad name. Sky News conducted a test of 6 repair shops in London. They intentionally broke a laptop by loosening a memory chip – a problem whose solution is just the reverse: put it back firmly in place.

Pokemon Hand Towel: Gotta Fold ‘Em All

Pokemon Hand Towel: Gotta Fold ‘Em All
If you absolutely must share your love of Pokémon with the world, this is not a bad way to do it–by stitching little pocket monsters on your towels. It’s attractive, simple to match with other bathroom gear in bright colors, and anyone who isn’t a fan gets to wipe their hands on the Pokémon.

Start a Fire With Style – Pac-Man Style

Start a Fire With Style – Pac-Man Style
If you have to have a lighter, it might as well be a Zippo… and if you have to have a Zippo, it might as well have Pac-Man on it. This is logic, people, born of science.

Mini Bento Box Flash Drive Offers Extreme Portion Control

Mini Bento Box Flash Drive Offers Extreme Portion Control
I could definitely go for some Japanese food for lunch today. Writing about this tiny flash drive in the shape of a Bento box special definitely put the idea in my head. But on closer inspection, the miniature foodstuffs in this minuscule USB storage device don’t look all that appealing.

Here Come the Thought Police: Fmri and Mindreading Studies

Here Come the Thought Police: Fmri and Mindreading Studies
Science is now a little bit closer to revealing the true you, thanks to research from Rutgers and UCLA researches on fMRIs, or functional MRIs. Can these brainscans read your thoughts? Not quite, but nosy scientists can get a general idea more than half the time!

War on Wires Update: Witricity Developing Wireless Power Using Magnetic Resonance

War on Wires Update: Witricity Developing Wireless Power Using Magnetic Resonance
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to have WiFi-like access to electricity? While wireless power is by no means a novel concept – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla already explored the possibility of wireless power –  US-based company WiTricity claim that they have one of the most feasible methods of making the world a lot more wireless.

Asus P6x58 Premium World’S First USB 3.0-Equipped Motherboard. Yes! Now We Can Plug in Our – Oh Wait.

Asus P6x58 Premium World’S First USB 3.0-Equipped Motherboard. Yes! Now We Can Plug in Our – Oh Wait.
ASUSTeK, pioneers of the underpowered tiny computer revolution, is in the forefront again, and this time around they’ve got me excited: the Asus P6X58 Premium motherboard is the world’s first motherboard to be equipped with NEC’s USB 3.0-certified chipset.

New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There

New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There
Carnegie Mellon roboticist Dr. William Whittaker collaborated with Astrobiotic Technology to create a solar-powered unmanned rover that will revisit the Apollo landing site in 2011. The robotic explorer will be sent to look at the materials left behind by the astronauts to see how the lunar environment has affected them.

Castle Crashers on Its Way to PS3

Castle Crashers on Its Way to PS3
The XBLA hit Castle Crashers is set to come to PS3, according to an announcement at Comic-Con. PS3 owners everywhere let out a roar of approval, while Xbox 360 owners stomped around and demanded Noby Noby Boy in exchange.

Batman Cufflinks for the Rich and Poor of Gotham

Batman Cufflinks for the Rich and Poor of Gotham
When I saw these Batman-inspired cufflinks, I thought, man! Too bad I have no reason to buy cufflinks for anyone. Platinum/rhodium cufflinks are nice enough, but when they mark you out as a regular dude operating at super capacity, you know they’re awesome.

Fiio Ps1110 Walkbox Portable Speaker: Boom for Your Buck

Fiio Ps1110 Walkbox Portable Speaker: Boom for Your Buck
anythingbutipod’s Andreas Ødegård recently reviewed FiiO’s PS1110 Walkbox, a portable speaker. The Walkbox turns out to be a good deal, churning out surprisingly loud sounds in such a small package while still being cheap. As in Chinese product cheap.

Wooden Electronic Ruler Will Make You Want to Measure Stuff

Wooden Electronic Ruler Will Make You Want to Measure Stuff
Designer Shay Shafranek’s concept for an electronic ruler manages to retain the familiar look of the analog instrument while making it easier to use. Using the electronic ruler is as simple as using its analog ancestor.

NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are

NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are
It’s possible that I may have fiddled with an Atari 2600 but was probably too young to remember. But I remember the NES – I grew up calling it  the Family Computer – and it’s games, which were loaded in those ridiculous 600-in-1 cartridges: Contra, a game that I must admit I don’t remember finishing, not even after using the Konami Code,  and Double Dribble,  a game that sparked an intense rivalry between my two older brothers – Frogs vs.
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