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Archive for August 2011

DIY Camera Assembly Kit: Sold Separated

DIY Camera Assembly Kit: Sold Separated
We’ve seen a handful of still cameras that were made from scratch. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all had the skills and resources to build our own cameras too? Unfortunately cheap and user-friendly 3D printers are still quite a ways off, so for now poor and dumb blokes like me will just have to settle for these DIY camera assembly kits from bargain gadget store DealExtreme.

Death Star Cake Destroyed the Alderaan Cake

Death Star Cake Destroyed the Alderaan Cake
This Star Wars-themed cake sets itself apart from all of the others that I’ve seen thanks to a blinking LED that takes the place of the planet-destroying laser. The rest of it is edible, from the base to the to TIE Fighters.

On Air Cam Concept: for Budding Field Reporters

On Air Cam Concept: for Budding Field Reporters
The never ending progress of technology has revolutionized many industries. It empowers individuals both in work and in play, giving us tools for productivity, production and distribution that were previously only at the disposal of institutions with considerable resources.

Wall Projection Scale for People Who Aren’t Weight Conscious

Wall Projection Scale for People Who Aren’t Weight Conscious
Men, here’s a quick tip: ask women any question, just don’t ask her what her weight is. (Unless, of course, you want to be bombarded with a hundred and one follow-up questions as to why you’re asking her and why you’re so mean and insensitive and if you think she’s fat and all that..)

Tokyoflash Kisai 3D Unlimited Watch: A Unique Perspective on Time

Tokyoflash Kisai 3D Unlimited Watch: A Unique Perspective on Time
Unlike most of Tokyoflash’s watches, the new Kisai 3D Unlimited is actually pretty easy to read. The numbers are displayed anti-clockwise in a sort of isometric 3D perspective, with the hours at the top. It takes a brief second to get the hang of it, then it all makes perfect sense.

Talking Bender Has Plenty to Say, None of it Nice

Talking Bender Has Plenty to Say, None of it Nice
As a Futurama fan myself, I’ve had a Bender figure on my desk for years. He’s even got a tiny bottle of beer and a cigar you can put in his hands. But now that I see this new and improved Bender, I think it might be time for me to upgrade.

Geeks Hack Flare Gun into Camera Drone Launcher

Geeks Hack Flare Gun into Camera Drone Launcher
There are times in war or in police work where you need to know what is on the other side of a building or hill without having to go up the hill or around the building and walk into a trap.

Star Trek Theme Park to Open in Jordan

Star Trek Theme Park to Open in Jordan
One of the things that I always regretted not seeing on the trips I made to CES over the years was Star Trek: The Experience and the Star Trek bar at the Las Vegas Hilton. That bar is now closed down so I have missed my chance.

Vizio 8-inch Tablet Hits Stores with $299 Price

Vizio 8-inch Tablet Hits Stores with $299 Price
If you have your eyes on a new Android tablet, but you don’t want to spend big money the new Vizio tablet should be on your list to check out. The tablet has a nice size 8-inch 1024×768 screen and a lot more at a price under $300.

Gold 2011 MacBook Pro: Because Aluminum is for the Poor

Gold 2011 MacBook Pro: Because Aluminum is for the Poor
So you’ve got a gold plated flash drive. It even looks like a real gold bar! La dee-frickin-da. That’ll look pathetic without an equally blinged out computer to stick it into. If you really want to burn money and be a true techie pimp, you’re going to have to get something like this golden MacBook Pro by Computer Choppers.

Fetch My Keys Finds Your Keys, Because Dogs Can’t Be Bothered

Fetch My Keys Finds Your Keys, Because Dogs Can’t Be Bothered
Dogs are fun and all, but let’s face it. They are a lazy bunch of animals. Sure, they perform when they want treats, or when they want their belly rubbed, but if there’s nothing in it for them, they just lay there.

Steer Safe: The “Safe” Way to Practice Distracted Driving?

Steer Safe: The “Safe” Way to Practice Distracted Driving?
Many of us are guilty of using our mobile devices while driving. Admit it, you’ve done it at least once, even just to look at a text message or e-mail. Governments all over the world are of course against this bad habit.

Education iMac Drops Below $1,000: Will You Get One?

Education iMac Drops Below $1,000: Will You Get One?
I’ve mentioned before that I’m somewhat ambivalent about the all-in-one PCs, mostly because they use laptop parts to get to that svelte size, but Apple has announced the specs of their education iMac, which sits at $999.

Bluelounge MiniDock: Turns Any Socket into a Dock

Bluelounge MiniDock: Turns Any Socket into a Dock
While there are some complicated-looking docks around there for your iDevices, you won’t find anything more minimal than Bluelounge’s newly released MiniDock. It’s perfect if you haven’t got the space for something bigger, and will get the job done stylishly.

Handsoaps Let You Wash Your Hands with Hands, Leave You Feeling Dirty

Handsoaps Let You Wash Your Hands with Hands, Leave You Feeling Dirty
These hand soaps are exactly what they sound like. Soap for your hands. They are also soaps that look like hands. Specifically, they look like a bunch of tiny creepy baby hands.

Would You Want to Wear Dresses Woven from Threads of Sour Milk?

Would You Want to Wear Dresses Woven from Threads of Sour Milk?
Ask any woman that question and you can expect any one or a combination of these responses: “Are you insane?” Puzzled look followed by a long silence. Scrunched-up nose and a dismissive shrug. “Sour milk? Gross!”