Here in the States, the oddest vending machines we get tend to be the sort in Airports that sell things like cameras and MP3 players. We don’t really get any of the truly disgusting ones like the Chinese vending machine that sells live crab.
I am a fan of the purveyor of oddities known as Quirky. The company has some of the coolest and strangest things you never really need, but want nonetheless. The latest offering from the company is the Mantis.
I am a big fan of racing games on the PS3, and I have a racing seat that has a platform for my Logitech racing wheel and its pedals. That chair has a seat on it that looks like a racing seat out of a real race car.
Even though it was obviously not it’s primary function, the oscilloscope is considered to be one of the first video game systems. Flashing LEDs pays tribute to that appropriately geeky root of gaming with this clever hack.
If you’ve been browsing tech blogs anytime during the past week, then you’ve heard the rumors that Apple will soon unveil upgrades to their MacBook Pro lineup, with one of the upgrades being Light Peak, an fiber optic interface that’s being pitted against USB 3.0.
The University of Michigan has announced that it has developed a computer that’s so small that it could potentially be implanted into the eyes of glaucoma patients in order to monitor the overall eye pressure.
The 3-1 All-Terrain Robot (ATR) from OWI Robotics is a vehicular robot ekit that you can assemble yourself. The level of this assembly is easy, and there’s no soldering required, so this means even that kids can put it together.
Ok, I can’t imagine a better geek gift than this. It’s an officially-licensed Starfleet bathrobe.
Rarely seen on the deck of the Enterprise, these toasty terrycloth robes must have been used by the crew when they had some downtime between missions.
If you own a home or condominium with a small yard and hate having to mow your lawn during the spring and summer – and have a penchant for robots and other geeky gear that lets you be lazy, Husqvarna has your back this summer with a new lawnmower robot called the Automower 305.
Razer is really widening its purview with the unveiling of several new gaming accessories over the last few months that aren’t strictly for PCs. Back in January, we saw the new Onza Xbox 360 controller and now Razer has new headphones that will work on the Xbox 360 and the PC.
Water meters usually display only the volume of water that has been consumed, and even then it’s not presented in an easily understandable format. What if you had a device in your house that also showed the equivalent cost of the water that you’re using in real time?
After glasses-free 3D HDTVs, it makes sense that some of the parallax viewing technology would allow you to do something like this. Sony has now demonstrated a new TV set which allows two people to watch two different channels at the same time, depending on where they sit on the couch.