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Archive for August 2011

Razer Blade Gaming Laptop: Not the First Gaming Laptop, But it Sure Looks Impressive

Razer Blade Gaming Laptop: Not the First Gaming Laptop, But it Sure Looks Impressive
While Razer would like to call it the “World’s First True Gaming Laptop,” it certainly isn’t, but the new Razer Blade has got a host of impressive features which might attract hardcore gamers to this platform.

Google to Send Street View Tricycles Down Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers

Google to Send Street View Tricycles Down Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers
Something about the plan to send Google Street View tricycles down rivers in the Amazon jungle and along trails in the rainforests doesn’t sit right with me. Street View of my area covers one major highway.

Thinking of Getting the n•a•p Massaging Bed Rest? Maybe Just Get a New Couch Instead

Thinking of Getting the n•a•p Massaging Bed Rest? Maybe Just Get a New Couch Instead
Add-ons are so popular nowadays. You can just buy something to attach to your chair or table or couch or computer instead of having to buy a new piece of furniture or electronic device to enjoy the same benefits.

MABEL: Running Robot Rocks it

MABEL: Running Robot Rocks it
Most of the bipedal robots I’ve seen over the years are pretty pokey. But this robot can run at a peak speed of 6.8 MPH, which is definitely about the point where I fall down and go flying onto the floor on the treadmill.

Han Solo Carbonite Ice Tray is Perfect for Hot Summer Days on Tatooine

Han Solo Carbonite Ice Tray is Perfect for Hot Summer Days on Tatooine
The next time Jabba is out kicking it with some hotties and bad guys on his sand barge, I bet he could use this ice cube tray for his cocktails. The tray has a little molds of Han Solo in carbonite molded into it.

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You
I’m sure many of you have heard about distributed computing projects like Folding@home and SETI@home, which asks for people to donate some of their computers’ processing power to help accomplish tasks that would otherwise require the use of expensive supercomputers.

Plasticine Tatooine Honors the Lesser Known Star Wars Characters

Plasticine Tatooine Honors the Lesser Known Star Wars Characters
Sure we all know Luke, Han and Chewie and the rest of the main characters from the Star Wars saga, but what about the lesser known characters? Like Bib Fortuna for instance. What’s his story, aside from being Jabba’s lackey?

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
A lot of time and resources have been devoted to finding an alternative means of fuel, since the world is fast running out of fossil fuels. Some say that we’re already past peak oil, while others say that we are quickly approaching such point before the rate of petroleum extraction enters a terminal decline.

ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink

ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink
This new model of the ETRO robot comes with an animated LED faceplate, allowing it to fake simple emotions. The ETRO ‘bot was exhibited at the Daejon National Science Museum where it interacted with visitors. ETRO responded to people using simple phrases and changing its pixelated facial expressions, sort of reminding me of Eve from Wall-E.

SnūzNLūz Wi-Fi Donation Alarm Clock: Time Literally is Money

SnūzNLūz Wi-Fi Donation Alarm Clock: Time Literally is Money
We’ve featured an alarm clock that forces you to save money and an alarm clock that destroys money. The SnūzNLūz alarm clock is a nice compromise between those two. It won’t shred your cash, but it won’t store it either.

Baby Bender Amigurumi: Bite My Shiny Metal Robo-Diaper

Baby Bender Amigurumi: Bite My Shiny Metal Robo-Diaper
Ah, look at that pair. Aren’t they adorable? Sure they are, until they grow up to be wisecracking, cigar-smoking, foul mouthed robots. But for now they are just precious. If I were older, I would pinch their cheek and give them a hard candy.

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)
There’s something intrinsically logical about harvesting the energy that we create by walking so that we can power up some of the gadgets that we have on our person all the time. These InStep Nanopower shoes will do something like this, and they actually use liquid metal to get the job done.

Minebea COOL LEAF Mirrored Keyboard Now Available: Admire Your Good Looks While You Type

Minebea COOL LEAF Mirrored Keyboard Now Available: Admire Your Good Looks While You Type
Remember that funky COOL LEAF mirrored keyboard we talked about back in April? Well, it’s finally available for purchase, and it’s even cooler looking now than it was in the early prototype images.

Star Wars Xbox Bundle Delayed Until 2012, George Wants to Add Some More CGI Beasts

Star Wars Xbox Bundle Delayed Until 2012, George Wants to Add Some More CGI Beasts
Just kidding about Lucas wanting to make some changes as he does with every release of these movies. However the R2-D2 Xbox bundle has been delayed until 2012 because they want to make sure that the Star Wars Kinect game is as good as it can be when it ships.

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date
We talked about the Parrot Asteroid car radio back in January when it broke cover at CES. The Asteroid is pretty cool and is a single-DIN car stereo that is powered by Android. The stereo is able to connect to the web and do all sorts of cool stuff.

Pogo Sketch Pro Stylus for iPad Artists

Pogo Sketch Pro Stylus for iPad Artists
If you are the sort that likes to draw or just doodle on your iPad there are apps out there that will turn the tablet into an art pad. The only catch is that if you are serious about your drawing, using your finger isn’t how you want to go.

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