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Archive for May 2011

Inception Chair is Like Nesting Dolls for Your Butt

Inception Chair is Like Nesting Dolls for Your Butt
If you have seen the flick Inception, you are probably as confused as the rest of us over what the movie was about and if he was dreaming or in the real world. A designer that really liked the idea of the dream within a dream concept constructed this awesome chair and called it the Inception Chair.

Diet Coke and Mentos Takes out Cameraman

Diet Coke and Mentos Takes out Cameraman
We all know that if you mix Diet Coke and Mentos candy you can make one heck of a mess and have fun doing it. We also know that more than one maker of messes with this concoction has ended up with a stream of burning soda to the face.
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World’s Smallest 3D Printer Created by Vienna University of Technology

World’s Smallest 3D Printer Created by Vienna University of Technology
I am not even remotely surprised that the world’s smallest 3D printer would be created by a team of researchers that hail from a university named after some of the world’s tiniest sausages. A team of geeks at Vienna University of Technology has announced that it has crafted the world’s smallest 3D printer that is about the size of a milk carton.

NES Games Rendered in 3D: from Pixel to Voxel

NES Games Rendered in 3D: from Pixel to Voxel
John Buonvino’s user name on DeviantART says it all: “NES–still-the-best”. He paid homage to his favorite console by making 3D voxel renderings of many popular NES games. Buonvino considers his Super Mario Bros. render below to be his “final 8-bit magnum opus”:

Split Concept by Dae Hoon Jung: Mobile Devices, Assemble!

Split Concept by Dae Hoon Jung: Mobile Devices, Assemble!
Here’s another shortlisted entry into designboom’s 2011 Fujitsu Design Award. It was created by the Korean designer Dae Hoon Jung, and it’s called the Split. It splits up, in an analogue way to the Bento Book concept, offering mobile computing among a host of gadgets.

Mac Cursor Pin: for Subtle Apple Fanboys

Mac Cursor Pin: for Subtle Apple Fanboys
The Apple logo sticker included with purchased Apple products shows that the company expects its customers to be proud of owning an Apple product. It’s just one of the things that endears fans and irritates others to the company.

The Stealth Iron Man Bust: Tony Stark Never Looked so… Blue

The Stealth Iron Man Bust: Tony Stark Never Looked so… Blue
If you love Iron Man, then you might want to check out this limited edition  Stealth Iron Man Half Scale Bust. It looks pretty intimidating, and it’s of a 1:2 scale, so you get him in all of his glory.

Boba Fett Stained Glass Lamp Hunts Down Gran Solo and Freezes her in Carbonite

Boba Fett Stained Glass Lamp Hunts Down Gran Solo and Freezes her in Carbonite
When I think of Tiffany and other stained-glass lamps, I usually have an image of a little old lady’s house, accented with lace curtains, doilies, and a collection of Hummel figurines. What I do not usually think of is Mandalorian bounty hunters and EE-3 carbine rifles.

BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer

BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer
When it comes to driving, some people just aren’t that good at it. They pull out in front of other drivers and just make a nuisance of themselves. BMW has some new tech in its 5-series cars that is very cool and uses lasers.

Philips Unveils World’s First Direct LED Replacement for 75W Incandescent Bulbs

Philips Unveils World’s First Direct LED Replacement for 75W Incandescent Bulbs
I understand that changing your light bulbs in the home from the normal incandescent to more efficient CCFL or LED lights can save you a bunch of money. The problem I have always had with LED bulbs is that the color light tends to be weird and the bulbs are just so damn expensive.

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage
There is lots of research and money being poured into looking for a way to get people that are paralyzed out of a wheelchair and walking again. One of the places that is making some of the coolest tech breakthroughs is Berkeley where they have developed a cool exoskeleton that we have talked about before.

Rubik’s Coasters Solve Drinksweat

Rubik’s Coasters Solve Drinksweat
There’s nothing quite as reminiscent of the 1980s as the iconic Rubik’s Cube. If you’re a fan of these classic puzzles (or just of the Eighties), here’s something fun to set on your coffee table.

Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That

Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That
As mobile phones become more and more powerful, they acquire more functions, and as such become more valuable. Our phones are no longer good for just calling and texting. Now we use them to play games, surf the Web, take pictures and more.

Office Supply X-Wing Fighter: Red 5, Standing By!

Office Supply X-Wing Fighter: Red 5, Standing By!
Ah, killing time at the office! It’s been a while since I worked in an office and had time (and office supplies) to waste, but this cute little X-Wing makes me want to go out and buy some supplies so that I can put one together.

You Don’t Choose Cthulhu Pikachu – He Calls You

You Don’t Choose Cthulhu Pikachu – He Calls You
What? Pikachu is evolving! Congratulations! Your Pikachu evolved into AAAAAIIIEEEEEEEE…

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming
Seagate just released information about the upcoming GoFlex Satellite external hard drive, the first hard drive to include a battery pack and WiFi, allowing you to stream data off the 500 GB drive onto your iPad or other mobile device without the need for wires.
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