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Archive for February 2011

Totally Unscientific Test Determines Fastest Toy Robot in the UK

Totally Unscientific Test Determines Fastest Toy Robot in the UK
British gadget show “The Gadget Show” – see how sensible and proper they are – wanted to find out which toy robot is the fastest among the ones available in the United Kingdom. Common sense dictates that a race would be a good way to get their answer.

WeWood Sustainable Watches: Wood is Good?

WeWood Sustainable Watches: Wood is Good?
While I’ve never thought about wearing a wooden watch, I have to say that these watches from WeWood look pretty good. On top of that, they’re made out of something natural, and you know, that’s pretty good, right?

Angry Zombie Birds: Those Poor Poor Pigs

Angry Zombie Birds: Those Poor Poor Pigs
Build the strongest fortress you can piggies, because these birds are not out for revenge anymore, they’re out for your flesh.

Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life

Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life
Of all the research conducted around the world, the research that has some of the most life-altering potential for all sorts of products is the common battery. Batteries today are in computers, smartphones, cars, and lots more places.

A Hoodie For Your iPhone

A Hoodie For Your iPhone
I like hoodies, but this is the first time that I’ve seen the hoodie design used for anything else but clothes. Splashing Koi created these funky little iPhone hoodies that will make your phone stand out from the lot.

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game
If you ever saw that Hole in the Wall game show, you know how ridiculous the concept of people standing around waiting to not get hit by a moving wall can be. Now, thanks to a clever hack with the Microsoft Kinect, it looks like you could someday play the game in your living room.

M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5

M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5
The M1 Mobile Manipulator robot is made by Meka Robotics, a San Francisco company which got started by MIT roboticists. The robot plans to be worth more than the sum of its parts and it slightly reminds me of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit.

Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident

Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident
OK chrome-domes, listen up. This will make your day. A potential cure for baldness has been discovered – purely by accident. Apparently, the researchers that happened on the possible cure were researching a new treatment for gastrointestinal disease.

Scosche goBAT II Portable Battery Charger Juices USB Gadgets on the Go

Scosche goBAT II Portable Battery Charger Juices USB Gadgets on the Go
I really like my iPhone, and the iPhone 4 certainly has better life than the iPhone 3GS did, but there are still times where I need more run time. Scosche has announced a new portable battery pack called the goBAT II that is now shipping for about $90 (USD).

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air
When I think about DARPA building robots, I envision something along the line of the Terminator or Johnny 5. That isn’t what DARPA has in mind though (at least in this project) as one of its projects has hit the prototype operation phase.

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat
Don’t look now, coppertop, but the Matrix has you. A company called Thermobility has unveiled a power generator for mobile devices that makes power from heat. The little device is aimed at low-power applications and is the size of a golf ball right now.

NYT Says No to iPhone nano

NYT Says No to iPhone nano
Anyone that has an iPhone or has used one going all the way back to the original will tell you that the touchscreen device can be hard to use in some instances because the buttons on the screen can be hard to touch.

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel
Monocycles are quite popular in science fiction, cartoons and video games – General Grievous drove one, and the world of Gantz also had huge and menacing ones – but I never thought there were actually ones for sale until I read about the WheelSurf.

LEGO Tow Truck: The Big Brick Rig

LEGO Tow Truck: The Big Brick Rig
This amazingly detailed tow truck was built by LEGO enthusiast Paul aka Sariel. Thanks to a whopping 17 electric motors, the truck has a lot of moving parts and lights and is therefore very functional – of course I’m using the term relatively here, but if you happen to know a minifig who needs some towing done then this should do the trick.

Pimp My AT-AT

Pimp My AT-AT
The Empire’s Imperial Walkers were always awesome, there’s no denying it. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who thinks so. But designer Steven Anderson has come up with a few different designs to make them look a bit cooler as they stomp.

Rubik’s Brain Cube is Abby Normal

Rubik’s Brain Cube is Abby Normal
Artist Jason Freeny knows his anatomy. Now he’s taken his biological skills and applied them to the creation of the single greatest Rubik’s Cube ever. The Brain Cube.

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