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Archive for May 2011

Google Chromebooks for $20/Month: Revolutionary, or Just Financing?

Google Chromebooks for $20/Month: Revolutionary, or Just Financing?
Google just announced something that’s been rumored for a few weeks. They’re going to be releasing a paid subscription model for their Chromebooks, which are laptop computers from Samsung and Acer loaded with the Chrome OS.

iKeyboard Concept Makes Touch Typing on iPad Possible

iKeyboard Concept Makes Touch Typing on iPad Possible
I really like the iPad – it’s a great tablet. I am not a huge fan of the on-screen keyboard though. I also don’t really like to have to carry a bulky external keyboard with me either.
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Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog

Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog
It’s hard to be a geek and not like robots. They have a lot of promise to free us from the mundane tasks that no one really wants to do. Things like mowing the yard, vacuuming, and sweeping.

Rolleiflex Digital Camera Gets 5MP Upgrade

Rolleiflex Digital Camera Gets 5MP Upgrade
Digital cameras are a commodity now and just about everyone has one. The smartphone is replacing Some digital cameras but there are still a lot of folks that want a smartphone with a good camera and a camera as well.

il Tiro Espresso Gun: Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

il Tiro Espresso Gun: Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Ever since I had a Swiss-Italian roommate, I’ve been a fan of espressos. If they’re properly brewed, they can be quite tasty. The “Shooter” espresso gun, Il Tiro, will deliver espresso shots into your gullet thanks to its handy gun-like design.

TweetingSeat: Sit on It! (and Tweet)

TweetingSeat: Sit on It! (and Tweet)
I’ve heard of tweeting objects before, like a tweeting cat door and the tweeting scale, but this is the first time that I’ve seen a tweeting bench. The TweetingSeat was created by designer Christopher McNicholl. The bench creates logs of its usage (must be very pertinent information), takes photos of people who sit on it, and tweets about it over at its dedicated Twitter feed @TweetingSeat.

NUU MiniKey Gives iPhone 4 a Decent Looking Keyboard

NUU MiniKey Gives iPhone 4 a Decent Looking Keyboard
If you’re as slow and error-prone as I am with touchscreen typing on your iPhone, this new gadget might be just the thing. While the NUU MiniKey certainly isn’t the first add-on keyboard for the iPhone, it does look nicer than other entries into the category, and has a couple of nice bonus features.

Bacon Alarm Clock: Wake and Bakon

Bacon Alarm Clock: Wake and Bakon
Ah, there’s nothing quite like the smell of bacon in the morning. Now you can wake up every morning to the aroma of delicious crispy pig flesh, thanks to the BAKON alarm clock.

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid Racecar: Most Complex Steering Wheel Ever?

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid Racecar: Most Complex Steering Wheel Ever?
If you are a fan of sports cars and the Porsche brand you might recall that awesome 911 GT3 hybrid racing car that I talked about a while back the car looks fantastic on the outside, and if you thought all the racing tech inside the vehicle sounded complex, take a peak at the beast’s steering wheel.

Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine

Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine
This sounds like something out of a science fiction TV show or movie, and in fact, it is. I used to really like SeaQuest DSV where they had a dolphin with a translator thing on its back that allowed it to talk to people.

Designer Makes Geek Jewelry out of Old Tech Gear

Designer Makes Geek Jewelry out of Old Tech Gear
When I was a kid I was always tearing up old radios or something that I found around the house or my dad’s office just to see what was inside. I really liked tearing up the old CB radios they were throwing out to see the circuit boards and transistors inside.

OS X Inception: Simple Finder Version

OS X Inception: Simple Finder Version
Yes, it’s true that Inception was a complicated movie. I enjoyed it a lot and watched it a few times. Each time, you pick up a few more details, plus that fight scene in the hotel was simply incredible since no CGI effects were being used.

Existential Star Wars: Hell is Other People (and Jar-Jar Binks)

Existential Star Wars: Hell is Other People (and Jar-Jar Binks)
This is a great little mashup featuring the existential musings of the French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and Star Wars, though the effect is slightly ruined if you understand French. If you’re wondering, the French that you hear is simply the dubbed version of Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns
There are all sorts of robots everywhere these days. There are robots that perform surgery, spy robots, child-like robots that beg passersby for donations. Now there’s a whole new breed of robots that I think takes the cake: robot babies called Pneuborns.

It Takes Just One Person to Change This Lightbulb

It Takes Just One Person to Change This Lightbulb
Q: How many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. It turns itself in. You’ve probably already heard your fair share of lightbulb jokes, so I won’t try to entertain (or bore) you with any more.

Swipe off the Dirt the Apple Way with the Idoormat

Swipe off the Dirt the Apple Way with the Idoormat
So you’re standing at your door and happen to glance down while you fumble with your keys. Then you do a double-take. That doormat is filthy and it would be an embarrassment to lay that old sucker out for your guests.
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