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Archive for June 2011

The Magic Glove Vacuum and Dusts All At Once

The Magic Glove Vacuum and Dusts All At Once
I remember back in the day when vacuum cleaners were huge, noisy, metallic machines that had to be lugged around or dragged around on stands with wheels. My mother used to have me carry the heavy vacuum while she went around with the hose and the vacuum’s brush head, poking it around here and there and in corners everywhere.

C-3PO and R2-D2 Make a Cake

C-3PO and R2-D2 Make a Cake
Actually, that title is a little misleading, because we all know that despite 3PO’s fluency in over six million forms of communication , and R2’s ability to hack  into any security system, swim underwater, or project holograms, neither droid knows how to bake a cake.
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The Literal Cocktail Dress Actually Pours Drinks

The Literal Cocktail Dress Actually Pours Drinks
I was really pumped about this story for a few minutes. I thought all those donations to research institutions had finally paid off and science had created a woman with four boobs. Sadly, those two protrusions on the hips area aren’t extra breasts.

Five Finger Input Device: New Bland of Welfare Equipment

Five Finger Input Device: New Bland of Welfare Equipment
The geeks at Double Research & Development have unveiled a new computer input device that is able to sense input from Sally and her four sisters. The thing looks sort of like a mouse with five finger pads attached by flat circuits.

Pentax Q: World’s Smallest Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera

Pentax Q: World’s Smallest Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
Pentax has a bunch of cameras under its belt and the company has trotted a new one out today that looks verty cool. If you like a camera with high quality photo capability and interchangeable lenses but you want the thing to be small, the new Pentax Q might be for you.

$10,000+ Space Invaders Watch: Drop Down, Reverse Direction and Empty Bank Account!

$10,000+ Space Invaders Watch: Drop Down, Reverse Direction and Empty Bank Account!
This wouldn’t be the first Space Invaders watch I’ve featured on the site. It’s not even the first rare Space Invaders watch. But it is – for sure – the first one to cost $10,000. Actually, the guys over at Perpetuelle are just guessing at that price.

8 Bit Dreams NES Art Makes Games More Endearing

8 Bit Dreams NES Art Makes Games More Endearing
Artist Campbell Whyte has an ongoing series of watercolor paintings that he calls 8 Bit Dreams. Everyday he makes one painting based on one of the 799 games that came out for the NES, from classics like Super Mario Bros.,

Andrea Petrachi’s Cyber Sculptures: Bizarre Reminders of Our Wastefulness

Andrea Petrachi’s Cyber Sculptures: Bizarre Reminders of Our Wastefulness
Andrea Petrachi aka Himatic is the bizarro equivalent of that bad kid in the original Toy Story movie who enjoys torturing and destroying his toys. What Himatic does is create what he calls “cyber sculptures” out of discarded electronics, gadgets and toys.

Lytro Light Field Camera: Shoot Now, Focus Later

Lytro Light Field Camera: Shoot Now, Focus Later
It’s something pretty basic that all photographers learn – focus is everything, and when you don’t have it in your photos, you might as well start over. That’s why I find this new technology from Lytro interesting.

Angry Birds Knock on Wood Board Game: Not Available on Your Phone

Angry Birds Knock on Wood Board Game: Not Available on Your Phone
Well, you asked for it and it’s finally available. The official Angry Birds board game Knock on Wood is not really for adults, but you’ll probably end up having lots of fun with it. I’ve always thought that it would make a great board game, kind of like destroying piles of carefully placed dominoes.

Sasan Magic Carpet: Swiss Army Furniture

Sasan Magic Carpet: Swiss Army Furniture
The Sasan Magic Carpet is the jack-of-all-trades or the rug-slash-mat that is the furniture equivalent to the Swiss Army knife. That’s because it’s not just a rug or a mat. By folding it over and moving the straps around, you can go from a flat bed to mat to lounge chair in an instant.

General Dynamic GD2000 is Tough Enough to Surf the Web While Skydiving

General Dynamic GD2000 is Tough Enough to Surf the Web While Skydiving
My notebook often just refuses to work when I am sitting at my desk just to piss me off. It certainly would not work if I took it outside in the Texas heat or did something even more daring like let my kids use it.

Wii U Originally Considered as a Portable Console

Wii U Originally Considered as a Portable Console
The Nintendo Wii U was unveiled back during E3 and we talked about the console a bit then. So far, we know about the tech aspects of the console but still have no idea when it will land or how much it will cost.

Japanese Researchers Invent Capsule Endoscope to Navigate UrANUS

Japanese Researchers Invent Capsule Endoscope to Navigate UrANUS
The endoscope is traditionally a long tube that has a camera on the end and shoots video back to a viewing port for the doctor to see what is going on up inside your colon or down your throat.

Billiard Ball Flash Drive: 8GB in the Side USB Pocket

Billiard Ball Flash Drive: 8GB in the Side USB Pocket
Check out this cool USB flash drive that was designed by Alain Berteau for Tamawa. This flash drive is made out Bakelite, the same material out of which they make billiard balls. What’s really cool is that you can choose a between a combination of 7 colors for each of the ‘beads’ that make up this flash drive.

Nokia Play 360 NFC Portable Speaker: Bump to Play

Nokia Play 360 NFC Portable Speaker: Bump to Play
This nifty new portable speaker from Nokia was launched along with their N9 smartphone, and the Nokia Play 360° can start play immediately once it’s ‘bumped’ by NFC-enabled devices (Near Field Communications). It also works with Bluetooth and the name comes from its 360-degree omni-directional sound.
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