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Archive for July 2010

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan
Apparently, the Japanese enjoy vending machines so much that they keep coming up with new things to sell in them. Take for instance, Dole, who has just announced that they will be selling bananas through vending machines in Japan.

Amazing Papercraft Statue of Gundam is 4 Feet High!

Amazing Papercraft Statue of Gundam is 4 Feet High!
While it’s certainly not as tall as the 59 foot Gundam in Japan, this 4 foot-tall version is still pretty impressive. Taras Lesko built this amazing statue of Freedom Gundam out of paper. This is his latest papercraft project which took him over 2 months to construct.
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Ben Heck Wants You… to Submit a Project Idea

Ben Heck Wants You… to Submit a Project Idea
Do you love the creations of real-life Forge Benjamin “Ben Heck” Heckendorn? Do you have an idea for a cool gizmo? Then pass on your idea to Ben Heck, and if he deems it worthy, he will create it!

LG Time Machine Dvr/HDTV Concept: Hdtivo

LG Time Machine Dvr/HDTV Concept: Hdtivo
Shortlisted at the 2010 Australian International Design Awards, you can probably guess the special feature of the LG Time Machine Plasma TV concept. It can record TV shows – even while you’re watching something else – and pause and rewind live TV.

Mirasol Color E-Book Display Ready to Wow Readers

Mirasol Color E-Book Display Ready to Wow Readers
The biggest issue with e-Reader displays like the ones on the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook is that while they’re really easy to read, they don’t support color. That’s all about to change, thanks to this new display tech from a little company called Mirasol.

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding
While most of us agree that it will take a while before we have robots to do our chores, it looks like things are moving the right direction for all us slackers, thanks to this new butler robot, simply called HERB.

Scottevest Carry-on Coat Holds More Than Many Suitcases

Scottevest Carry-on Coat Holds More Than Many Suitcases
So what do you do if you’re a geek and you like to travel with hoards of electronics for a few days, but you are too lazy to carry around a suitcase or bag of some sort?

The Computerized LEGO Foosball Table: Perfect to Watch While You Wait for the World Cup to Resume

The Computerized LEGO Foosball Table: Perfect to Watch While You Wait for the World Cup to Resume
Not only is this soccer table made completely out of LEGOs, it can almost play by itself! It’s perfect for right now, since a lot of people are going into complete soccer withdrawal while awaiting the next two series of matches that are coming up.

Frash: Android Flash Ported to iPad: Could It Make Jailbreaking Worth It?

Frash: Android Flash Ported to iPad: Could It Make Jailbreaking Worth It?
The quest to bring Flash to Apple’s tablet continues, and we have yet another contender. A developer going by the name of Comex (who also made the iOS jailbreaking software Spirit) has ported the Android Flash runtime to the iPad.

Asetek Liquid Cooled All-in-One Pc: Cool Inside and Out

Asetek Liquid Cooled All-in-One Pc: Cool Inside and Out
All-in-one PCs look nice and simple to set up, but they don’t appeal to hardcore computer users because these people know that it’s the insides that count, and PCs with slim form factors generally don’t have top of the line CPUs and GPUs because of the lack of airflow inside their cramped spaces.

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.
Crossroads is an interactive art installation that pokes fun at the whole idea of us blindly following directions given by our GPS navigation units. Artist Garvin Nolte mounted 25 GPS nav gadgets on his windshield and dashboard, then let them all give him directions  to the same place at the same time.

Mouseless: Now That’S Magical and Revolutionary

Mouseless: Now That’S Magical and Revolutionary
Pranav Mistry loves creating new ways of using and interacting with computers – he was the one who created SixthSense, a portable interface which projects interactive images, not only intuitive and practical but cool as hell to use.

Hdbaset Technology Challenges Hdmi, Features New Old Cable

Hdbaset Technology Challenges Hdmi, Features New Old Cable
I have no problems with HDMI technology – it transfers uncompressed digital audio and video smoothly while using just one cable. Isn’t that great? But LG, Samsung and Sony think we could do better. The three companies and the rest of the founders of the HDBaseT Alliance will be pushing for HDBaseT technology, the specifications of which have already been finalized last June 29.

8-Bit Gary Costume is Pixexellent

8-Bit Gary Costume is Pixexellent
I’m a sucker for pixel art, and this most-excellent 8-bit pixel costume could be by new favorite thing of the genre. Created by Kiel Johnson and worn by Klai Brown of Hyperbole Studios, “8-Bit Gary” was made for an upcoming Toshiba commercial.

Legend of Zelda a Capella and a Violin-a

Legend of Zelda a Capella and a Violin-a
Here’s a nice little interlude by singer-violinist and all-around Nintendo fanboy Diwa “Master Diwa” de Leon to help you chill out this holiday weekend.

Pressure Sensitive Drawing on iPad a Possibility

Pressure Sensitive Drawing on iPad a Possibility
While nobody at Apple intended for the screen of the iPad to support pressure-sensitivity, there’s a demo video floating around showing off a proof-of-concept for this truly artistic usage of the iPad’s multi-touch screen. You can really imagine all of the cool drawing programs you could create if you could detect the pressure applied with a stylus, and the guys at Ten One Design have figured out a way to do this, even though it’s not officially supported by Apple.
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