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Archive for July 2011

LaCie Rugged Mini: Portable Rugged Storage on the Go

LaCie Rugged Mini: Portable Rugged Storage on the Go
While LaCie isn’t new to the rugged hard drive market segment, they’re about to release a miniaturized version of their popular Neil Poulton designed hard drives, which are shock, drop and rain-resistant.

White Circuit Earrings Let You Flaunt Your Inner Geek

White Circuit Earrings Let You Flaunt Your Inner Geek
Last week, we saw how girls can show off their gamer sides by putting on some gamer necklaces by Deadly Pretty Design. As a girl who’s really into video games herself, I can say that I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on one of those necklaces.
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Holy LEGO Batcave, Batman!

Holy LEGO Batcave, Batman!
Here’s yet another incredible LEGO build that I’d love to see up close and personal. This time, we’ve got the Batcave, loaded with tons of cool Batdetails by LEGO fanatic Orion Pax.

R2-D2 Lunch Kit Just for the Cool Kids

R2-D2 Lunch Kit Just for the Cool Kids
If you were around back when the original Star Wars films were in theaters, and the popularity was at its heyday, I bet you had a lunch box with Star Wars characters on it. I know I did.

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space
If you follow space related news, you know that the shuttle fleet has been officially retired and for most of the coming years American astronauts will hitch a ride on Russian spacecraft to get to the International Space Station.

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever
Some engineering students at Stanford get to take a class that might be the coolest class ever called Experimental Robotics. Being the geeks they are, some of the students opted to build a robot arm that could have a lightsaber fight with you using foam lightsabers.

Bubblescope Smartphone Lens Shoots 360º Pictures and Videos, Make Your Own Street View

Bubblescope Smartphone Lens Shoots 360º Pictures and Videos, Make Your Own Street View
Want to take panoramic photos with a single click? How about a video of your surroundings without having to sweep your camera around like a fool? Soon that may be possible, and not because of a fancy new digital camera case.

Swiss Army Slim USB Flash Drives Look Sharp Wihout Knives

Swiss Army Slim USB Flash Drives Look Sharp Wihout Knives
To be honest, these USB flash drives from Victorinox Swiss Army do look quite fetching. One thing’s for sure, you won’t get in trouble with taking these on a plane since they don’t include any blades.

Another DSLR Camera Bank Helps You Save Up for an Actual Camera

Another DSLR Camera Bank Helps You Save Up for an Actual Camera
Novelty items for DSLR fans are fast becoming popular. There’s the famous lens mug, the lens pillow, lens bracelet and there’s a camera-shaped speaker. There was even a Canon 7D piggy bank. Now there’s another piggy bank designed for DSLR devotees – this time of the Canon EOS 350D.

Tokyoflash Right Angle Concept Watch Goes from Cryptic to Legible with a Flick of the Wrist

Tokyoflash Right Angle Concept Watch Goes from Cryptic to Legible with a Flick of the Wrist
I’ve been a fan of Japanese watches for years, but there’s one problem with a lot of the ones offered by Tokyoflash: most of them aren’t easy to read, which makes them counter-intuitive in my opinion.

Stormtrooper Plans to Walk All Across Australia for Charity

Stormtrooper Plans to Walk All Across Australia for Charity
Sometimes, people do pretty weird and crazy things for no good reason. However, Paul French from the land down under has a good reason for donning his Stormtrooper suit every day because he’s doing it for charity.

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle is a Cruiser, not a Racer

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle is a Cruiser, not a Racer
Back in January, I mentioned the Mission R electric racing motorcycle that was so cool and looked really sexy too. If that sort of racing motorcycle isn’t what gets your green geek lust stoked, perhaps this cruiser from Orphiro will get you excited.

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)
I really like NASA and space travel. I sincerely wish that Obama and others in Washington had left NASA with the money to actually send humans to continue to do some of the adventuring. NASA announced over the weekend that after four years and 117 million miles the unmanned spacecraft Dawn has entered orbit around the Vesta asteroid in our asteroid belt.

Mushroom Cloud Lamp: Nuke or Vegetable?

Mushroom Cloud Lamp: Nuke or Vegetable?
I like 3D printers because you can print damn near anything for any reason. Some designers set about creating a lamp that looks destructive and sort of like a healthy dinner wrapped in one. The lamp is called the Mushroom Cloud Shaped Nuke Lamp and it is designed by Veneridesign.

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson
Last time we heard from a robot band, they were known as the Bit-52s, and they were playing Rock Lobster. But if that was too bubble-gum for you, here’s something with a little more of an edge – a robot band taking on Marilyn Manson.

Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC

Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC
Upgrading a computer’s hardware with updated components is a good way of prolonging its life. But Steve La Riccia was able to achieve the same thing by doing the opposite. His fully functional steampunk computer is an amalgam of a 1991 Mac and a 114-year old Remington typewriter.
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