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Archive for April 2010

Microsoft’S Manual Deskterity Combines Pen and Touch on a Single Surface

Microsoft’S Manual Deskterity Combines Pen and Touch on a Single Surface
While I’ve been getting used to the touch-only display on my new iPad, I have to say that I really wish I could use both my fingers and a pen for doing things like taking free-form notes.

Mercedez-Benz Creates Artificial Tornado

Mercedez-Benz Creates Artificial Tornado
This is one thing that you’ve definitely got to see. In Germany, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, they can repurpose the building’s internal ventilation system to create an artificial tornado – indoors! This twister takes about 7 minutes to form and is powered by 144 jets and 28 tons of air.
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Reflectius Art Lebedev Clock: 60 Mirrors + 1 Laser

Reflectius Art Lebedev Clock: 60 Mirrors + 1 Laser
When I first saw the Reflectius Clock by Art Lebedev, I thought that it was simply using reflections, but that’s not the whole story. This wild concept clock uses 60 mirrors and a single laser to display the time.

Cross Reference: Mario Power Ups Cross Stitched

Cross Reference: Mario Power Ups Cross Stitched
Psi169 joined the Sprite Stitch forums with a bang, showing off a 2-foot by 3-foot cross stitch of the various iterations of Mario through the years, as well as the power ups that have aided him in his adventures.

Hp Unveils Devices Built Using Memristors: Skynet, Here We Come

Hp Unveils Devices Built Using Memristors: Skynet, Here We Come
Nearly 40 years ago, Filipino-American scientist Leon O. Chua came up with the idea of a memory resistor, or memristor for short. Yesterday, April 8, Hewlett-Packard showed devices that the company made using memristors in place of transistors.

Colorware Can Give You a Yellow iPad if You’D Like One

Colorware Can Give You a Yellow iPad if You’D Like One
Or maybe even a Bondi Blue iPad. The de Blob of the gadget world, Colorware is pleased to announced that they’re now selling custom colored iPads. Colorware offers a wide range of colors for the iPad’s body, Apple logo and home button.

Beer Bottles Into Glasses, Best Recycling Method Ever?

Beer Bottles Into Glasses, Best Recycling Method Ever?
I am not a beer drinker, I have a hard enough time controlling what I say and do sober. Give me a beer and things go off track fast. I will drink the bejeebers out of some Dr.

Cyborg Plant Goes on Walkabout

Cyborg Plant Goes on Walkabout
This robotic plant can go on walkabout whenever it pleases. It was created by the Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, who specializes in thought-provoking robot creations, as well as mechanical sculptures. The Plantas Nomadas robot plant is part robot, part plant.

Teeny Tiny LEGO Chess Set

Teeny Tiny LEGO Chess Set
I’ve got to give to the guy behind this LEGO build, it’s ingenious. If you love playing chess, then you should get cracking and build your own. This incredibly small LEGO chess set was created by Flickr user Akunthita.

Mobiado Cpt001 Concept Cellphone: You Look Marbleous

Mobiado Cpt001 Concept Cellphone: You Look Marbleous
Luxury phone brand Mobiado prides itself in crafting unique phones. The company was one of the first to use materials such as aluminum, wood and even meteorites. Their latest design is the CPT001, a cellphone with a body carved from a single block of marble.

Nerd Purity Test: Will You be Proud if You Get a High Score?

Nerd Purity Test: Will You be Proud if You Get a High Score?
The Armory has a 100-item Nerd Purity Test with questions ranging from reasonable (Have you ever programmed a computer?) to absurd (Do you know the Latin name for the fruit fly?) to just plain hilarious (Is your weight less than your IQ?).

Lightsaber Nightlights: Sleep With the Force

Lightsaber Nightlights: Sleep With the Force
If you’re trying to set a romantic mood in your bedroom, this is almost certainly not the right way to do it. On the other hand, if you’re a complete Star Wars geek, you’ll have to get your credit card out right now.

Cream Fox: the Creepiest Game You’Ll Play Today

Cream Fox: the Creepiest Game You’Ll Play Today
While the one-line description of Pixeljam’s Cream Wolf is “You drive an ice cream truck,” there’s something far more insidious going on in this quirky retro-style Flash game. Basically, the objective of the game is to drive around your neighborhood in an ice cream truck, and take their orders for delicious ice cream cones.

LEGO Technic Bugatti Veyron Can Actually Drive, has Real Working Transmission

LEGO Technic Bugatti Veyron Can Actually Drive, has Real Working Transmission
Although there aren’t many people who can afford the world’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron, there are probably quite a few people who can buy a few LEGO Technic kits in order to build a smaller Veyron – assuming they had the LEGO-building skills.

X-Men Wolverine Motorcycle Suit From X2 Gets Real

X-Men Wolverine Motorcycle Suit From X2 Gets Real
I like the X-Men; in fact I watch the cartoon with my son sometimes. It reminds me of the cartoons from Saturdays when I was his age. I though the X2: X-Men united film was pretty darn cool too, even if the first flick was better.

Awesome DIY Star Wars Papercraft

Awesome DIY Star Wars Papercraft
I knew that there were people who were very good at using paper to create things, but did you know that these papercraft creations could be this realistic? What’s even more fantastic is that you can download the plans of these papercraft ships and vehicles, and try to make them yourselves!
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