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Archive for August 2011

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind
I could never imagine what it might be like to be blind, but I can only think that it would be incredibly challenging to function in today’s increasingly visual world. Imagine trying to use the flat touch buttons on your microwave without being able to see them.

EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg

EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg
There’s a new process called EES (Electrical Epidermal System) which allows scientists to apply circuits and electrical components directly to skin, which could be big news for medical sensors, but it could also potentially lead to LED tattoos, integrated video game interfaces and more.

Diesel SBA Black Out Watch: Perfect to Take on Your U-Boat

Diesel SBA Black Out Watch: Perfect to Take on Your U-Boat
This new Diesel watch comes all in black, with something pretty unique. The case is angled and features plenty of analog hands, as well as a digital display that reminds me of a sonar display.

Braincar Splatters its Grey Matter All Over the Road

Braincar Splatters its Grey Matter All Over the Road
Yes, that is a giant brain in the back of the car you see here. The car is called Braincar (surprising right) and was designed by an artist names Olaf Mooij. The artist drives the car around during the day and the little black thing on top of the brain is a camera that records his travels.

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.
If you follow space exploration, you probably know about the long running SETI project that uses the Allen Telescope Array to search the skies for radio signals from distant planets. Back in April, the government cut the funding for SETI out and the project went offline for the first time.

Get Free Pudding When Jell-O’s (Creepy) Pudding Face Billboard Is Frowning

Get Free Pudding When Jell-O’s (Creepy) Pudding Face Billboard Is Frowning
Fancy a free serving or two of Jell-O? Feeling down in the dumps and firing away tweets laced with “:(” at the beginning, middle, or end? If you answered “yes” to both, then you might just receive a tweet from @JelloMoodMeter with a link to claim your free pudding.

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient
I’m always impressed by the handiwork of artists who can make automatons, given the fact they require not only creativity, but mechanical engineering skills as well. Take, for example, this automaton which looks like a human hand.

Super Angular Mario

Super Angular Mario
I’ve seen lots of different renditions of Mario over the years, but I can definitely say I’ve never seen him looking quite this extreme. Illustrator Nicola Felaco created this cool blocky version of Mario using a variety of diamonds, trapezoids, and triangles.

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed
Each fall I end up spending some time outside with the kids chasing leaves. They think it’s a riot to see if they can catch a leaf before it hits the ground as it falls from the tree.

Mood Dress Changes Colors with Body Temperature

Mood Dress Changes Colors with Body Temperature
If your fashion tastes lean more towards the geek than the gross like Lady GaGa’s meat dress, the cool color-changing mood dress might be for you. The gown is made using SKIN technology and the dress has bubbles on it that glow and change colors depending on the wearers body heat or mood.

Shuriken USB Flash Drive: for DIY Ninjas

Shuriken USB Flash Drive: for DIY Ninjas
You! Shinobi! I can’t see you but I know you’re there. I’ve already shown you the kunai USB drive, which is definitely fit for a ninja but is priced for a shogun. If you need a stealthy and pointy flash drive but are strapped for cash, just follow the instructions of Instructables user eyefail and you’ll end up with something like this:

Brando Mouse with Digital Photo Frame: for Pictures of Your Palm’s Loved Ones

Brando Mouse with Digital Photo Frame: for Pictures of Your Palm’s Loved Ones
Oh Brando. I just knew you couldn’t stay practical and logical for long. One minute I’m writing about a perfectly sensible product with your name on it, the next you’re sending e-mails about… about this: Yep.

Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D Video Goggles: 75 Inches in Your Pocket

Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D Video Goggles: 75 Inches in Your Pocket
If you thought that those Vuzix augmented reality glasses were hot, check out these new ones, which let you take a 3D-capable big screen with you everywhere you go. Yep, 3D isn’t so hot anymore, but I’ve always wanted goggles like these anyhow – especially for long trips.

Phantom V1610: Shoots Video at up to 1 Million Frames per Second!

Phantom V1610: Shoots Video at up to 1 Million Frames per Second!
You’d expect there to be some fancy cameras that can capture high-speed video for slow motion shots, but I never thought that there would be one that could capture a million frames per second.

The Evolutionary Biology of Hyrule: A Link to the Deku Tree

The Evolutionary Biology of Hyrule: A Link to the Deku Tree
With 15 games and a handful of spin-offs – and undoubtedly more to come – the Zelda universe has acquired its share of fictional plants, animals and floating eyeball things. Lots of them, as shown in this piece by Jude Buffum.

Assassin’s Creed Revelation Beta Comes to Playstation Plus on September 3rd

Assassin’s Creed Revelation Beta Comes to Playstation Plus on September 3rd
If you have been patiently waiting for Assassin’s Creed Revelation, your wait is almost over. You’ll be happy to know that the beta will arrive on PlayStation Plus on September 3rd.