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Archive for December 2010

Draganflyer X8 Now for Sale, Definitely Not for Fun and Games

Draganflyer X8 Now for Sale, Definitely Not for Fun and Games
We featured this 8-rotor helicopter a few months ago, and even then it was pretty evident that the DraganFlyer X8 is not meant for recreation. Now that it’s been released and we can see it’s specs and configurations, you can definitely cross out this thing on your Christmas wish list.

Did Santa Claus Come to Town? Santa Detector Could Tell You for Sure

Did Santa Claus Come to Town? Santa Detector Could Tell You for Sure
Were you naughty or nice this year? Not sure? If this invention ever made it to market, you’d be able to know of Santa is on his way or not. Thomas Cane’s 1996 patent for a Santa Claus Detector doesn’t actually sense for the presence of the jolly old chap, but it’s designed to light up when an object is placed inside the stocking.
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Distant Planet May be Covered With Diamonds

Distant Planet May be Covered With Diamonds
Astronomers have detected the heat signature of a planet 1200 light years away that is a super heated, carbon rich planet. The scientists think that the conditions on the planet are ripe for diamond creation. How many diamonds you ask?

Family Spends $82k to Light Christmas Lights, Clark Griswold Would Approve

Family Spends $82k to Light Christmas Lights, Clark Griswold Would Approve
Christmas is a time of family, friends, and decorations for folks all around the world. I put up the usual decorations with a tree, stockings, and some garland. I even throw a few lights on the house even though it’s two story and really steep.

Ea Announces Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Super Sport Pack

Ea Announces Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Super Sport Pack
I have been huge fan of the Need for Speed franchise for a really long time. I played more of the original Hot Pursuit title than I care to recall when it was new back on the PS2.

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?
Let’s be honest, I’ve never had the patience to knit. My mom showed me how, and I did it for about 2 minutes before I went back to playing with my LEGOs. Then again, Correx37 made a robotic knitting machine which will knit your sweaters by itself.

Darth Vader Will Slice and Dice Bullies

Darth Vader Will Slice and Dice Bullies
Remember that little girl who loved Star Wars, but was bullied at school because Star Wars was just for boys? She received an outpouring of support from geeks and geekettes everywhere, and companies started sending her stuff.

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar
How often do you play your old NES? I bet you’d play it more if it were a guitar. That’s right, someone out there got the brilliant idea to take an old NES and convert it into a fully-functional electric guitar.

Artificial Tentacle Arm Concept: Prosthentacle

Artificial Tentacle Arm Concept: Prosthentacle
You’d think that people who lost their arms would want a prosthetic that looked and worked much like real arms and hands do. However, University of Washington graduate Kaylene Kau found out that people with prosthetic arms tended to use their remaining flesh and bones hand as the dominant functioning hand, with the prosthetic arm used as a support.

Frag Dirt With the Razer Orochi Mouse Soap

Frag Dirt With the Razer Orochi Mouse Soap
Etsy seller Chrystal Doucette (aka Digitalsoaps) is kind of a big deal on the Internets because of her delightfully geeky bath products. This time, she’s outdone herself, making the most complicated soap I have ever seen:

Pac-Man Should’Ve Called Them a Long Time Ago

Pac-Man Should’Ve Called Them a Long Time Ago
Who needs power pellets? Stop running from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde! Just call 555-2368, and you’ll be specter-free in a jiffy.

Angry Birds Go Retro

Angry Birds Go Retro
Can you believe that 12 months ago, if you had said the words “Angry Birds”, most people would have thought you were talking about an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Now, it’s the mobile gaming juggernaut of 2010.

Cthulhu Tree Topper: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas

Cthulhu Tree Topper: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas
The WTF holiday ornament of the year: Devoted minion Nifnaks hand-stitched this felt Cthulhu tree topper. It’s practically a stuffed toy, except with a ribbon at the back, so you can attach it and make it look like a monster is devouring your Christmas tree.

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.

Spacex Reveals Secret Cargo That Went Into Space on Its Dragon Spacecraft

Spacex Reveals Secret Cargo That Went Into Space on Its Dragon Spacecraft
I watched a lot of movies as a kid and one of my favorites was Top Secret. I laughed and laughed every time I watched it. The only flick I liked better was Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Sol Cinema is the World’s Smallest Solar Powered Theater

Sol Cinema is the World’s Smallest Solar Powered Theater
Green gadgets are cool, though at times they get to be a bit out there. The sweet Sol Theater has to be one of my favorite green things I have seen lately. The little theater is built inside a small travel trailer that’s powered entirely by the sun.
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