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Archive for February 2011

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher
This machine is claimed to be yet another one of those fabled “perpetual motion machines” that makes its way onto the Interweb every once in a while.

Wind-Up Battery Concept: My Fingers Hurt Just Thinking About It

Wind-Up Battery Concept: My Fingers Hurt Just Thinking About It
Someday, engineers will figure out a way to make gadgets that never need to be recharged. But until they do, you always run the risk of running out of juice while you’re on the road away from a charger.

Sonim XP3300 Force Phone is Rugged and Claims World’s Longest Talk Time

Sonim XP3300 Force Phone is Rugged and Claims World’s Longest Talk Time
Sonim makes all sorts of rugged phones and typically being rugged is all they are really known for. The latest offering from Sonim is rugged and has some other really cool features as well. The big feature is that the phone claims to have the world’s longest talk time on a GSM network.

KRE-O Transformers Construction Toys Look Awesome

KRE-O Transformers Construction Toys Look Awesome
I played with LEGOs all the time as a kid and the construction blocks have been around for years. There are other construction brands that are similar to LEGO on the market, and Hasbro has announced a new competing offering called KRE-O.

Flashkus Concept Saves Your Data and is Ready for Recycling

Flashkus Concept Saves Your Data and is Ready for Recycling
The latest concept design from Art Lebedev Studio is an unusual one. If the Art Lebedev Studio sounds familiar, you probably recognize the name as the people that teased us with lots of cool looking OLED keyboards for years.

RURO: The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Seen!

RURO: The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Seen!
This robot is probably too cute to be used as an effective security ‘bot, but it does have some interesting features for an educational robot. RURO the robot was designed to teach kids about recycling.

View Quest Retro1 DAB Radio: Retro Enough for You?

View Quest Retro1 DAB Radio: Retro Enough for You?
The name of this dock and radio combo from View Quest might be a bit strange, but hey, it does look plenty retro to me. This radio will also dock an iPhone or iPod and can receive DAB broadcasts in Europe and other countries that support that digital standard.

Want to Sound Like T-Pain Without an App? There’s a Mic for That!

Want to Sound Like T-Pain Without an App? There’s a Mic for That!
Following the success of Smule’s I Am T-Pain app, the R&B star collaborated with Jakks Pacific to make the I Am T-Pain Mic, so you can auto-tune your voice even if you don’t have an iPod Touch or iPhone and say silly things like “buy you a drank” without people recognizing your real voice.

LED Bench: For Raves in the Park

LED Bench: For Raves in the Park
“Home of Unusual Luxury.” That’s the tagline of online shop Opulent Items. If there’s anything in their offerings that embodies that tagline, it has to be this LED park bench.

Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie

Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie
After teaching a robot to flip pancakes and shoot arrows, Dr. Petar Kormushev decided to instruct his robot in a new skill that could come in handy at your next meeting – cleaning whiteboards.

iPhone Photojojo Telephoto Lens Lets You Zoom Way In On the Action

iPhone Photojojo Telephoto Lens Lets You Zoom Way In On the Action
While the last iPhone telephoto lens that we featured didn’t look too portable, this one sure does. Also, it’s not that expensive. At $35 (USD), you can definitely check it out without feeling too much pain in your wallet.

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack
I get the fact that some people need telepresence, but ultimately even the cheapest options can cost you thousands. That’s why I really like this telepresence robot hack from Johnny Chung Lee. The best news is that it only costs $500.

Windows Phone 7 + Kinect Could Bring Exciting New Gameplay

Windows Phone 7 + Kinect Could Bring Exciting New Gameplay
Frankly, I haven’t been all that impressed by Windows phones over the years. Even with the improvements in Windows Phone 7, I feel like the platform is a day late and a dollar short in comparison with Android and iOS.

Lightsaber Detects Which Side of The Force You Belong On

Lightsaber Detects Which Side of The Force You Belong On
Whether you’re Jedi or Sith, you need a lightsaber in your bag of tricks, right? But what if you don’t know if your life’s calling is to work for the Dark Side or Light Side of the Force?

Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Kit Lets You Make Your Own Carbonated Mess

Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Kit Lets You Make Your Own Carbonated Mess
Growing up, the mix of candy and soft drink we all feared was Pop Rocks and Dr. Pepper. The word on the playground was that mixture would blow the teeth right out of your head. All I know is that the mix will give you some serious burps.

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android
Hackers and modders often look at things like a mountain climber. You don’t really need a reason to hack (or climb) something; you just do it because it’s there. Such is the case with this hack that makes the Microsoft Kinect work with the Android platform.

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