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Archive for November 2011

Star Wars Identities: Darth Vader Does Rorschach

Star Wars Identities: Darth Vader Does Rorschach
There’s a new exhibition featuring some pretty interesting Star Wars stuff coming to Canada in 2012. It’s called Star Wars: Identities. You will apparently get to know the characters of the Star Wars saga “on a whole new level”.

LEGO New York Times Building: “T” is for Fun

LEGO New York Times Building: “T” is for Fun
Japanese LEGO artist Sachiko Akinaga created this unique LEGO building that resembles the iconic logo for the New York Times Magazine. It’s set in a fictional Central Park. The sculpture will be used as the cover for the winter travel issue of the magazine.
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Vstone RPC-S1 Robot Has its Big Googly Eyes on You

Vstone RPC-S1 Robot Has its Big Googly Eyes on You
Real robots are far from cheap, and usually they are big and bulky so that they can be used for research and manufacturing. Not all research bots are massive things though, some are small like the new RPC-S1 (JP).

Black Friday Madness: Woman Pepper Sprays Shoppers to Grab an Xbox 360. Really?

Black Friday Madness: Woman Pepper Sprays Shoppers to Grab an Xbox 360. Really?
Things can get crazy when you’re shopping for stuff on Black Friday. Sites crash, people wrestle each other for spots at the register, and some even think that it’s okay to pepper spray other shoppers to get ahead of the queue.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Can Fix Doc Brown’s Ride

O’Reilly Auto Parts Can Fix Doc Brown’s Ride
If you happen to be rolling an 81-83 DeLorean and you want to get back to the future, you can get the parts you need to upgrade your DeLorean at O’Reilly auto Parts. The parts place is carrying the Flux Capacitor and Mr.

Network Tubes: Float One, Float All

Network Tubes: Float One, Float All
Did I already tell you about that time when I was almost drowned when I was a kid? No? Well, long story short, I almost did, and it took a while for me to want to go back to the beach after that.

AT-AT Imperial Walker: Starbucks Edition

AT-AT Imperial Walker: Starbucks Edition
I am not a coffee drinker, but I have been into Starbucks on more than a few occasions with my wife. The drinks and sweets that place sells are so overpriced it’s not even funny. But regardless of how I feel about Starbucks, I really like this thing – it’s Lord Vader’s personal Starbucks.

Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails

Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails
South Korea is set to test some new robot prison guards in their jails by as early as next year. The idea is to free up some of the human guards for other duties. The question is, how long will these robo-guards last before they get shived in the circuits or turned into license plates by the inmates.

Malls Track Users by Their Mobile Phones

Malls Track Users by Their Mobile Phones
I don’t like the idea of anyone tracking my whereabouts. I’m not militant about it like some folks, but I don’t like the idea of people knowing where I am if it’s none of their business.

Cup Noodle Robotimer is the Most Awesome Thing to Come out of Japan in Years

Cup Noodle Robotimer is the Most Awesome Thing to Come out of Japan in Years
Japan is known for numerous technological innovations over the years, but none has ever made such an impact on me as this. This miracle of modern  technology is the world’s first fully robotic Cup Noodle timer.

Polarized Privacy Monitor Hack: Now You See It, Now It’s White

Polarized Privacy Monitor Hack: Now You See It, Now It’s White
It may sound like an oxymoron, but the Privacy Monitor is actually a very cool and somewhat practical mod by Instructables user dimovi. Only the wearer of a complementary pair of glasses can see what’s being displayed on the Privacy Monitor; everyone else will only see an annoying white screen.

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes
Daleks just got even scarier. The fine folks at the BBC’s R&D division have created a system in which Daleks in front of a TV can mimic the actions of the Daleks on the screen. In other words, when the Daleks on screen move towards their target, like the Doctor for instance, so will the model in your living room.

Todd McLellan’s Disassembly Breaks Retro Tech Down Into Its Tiniest Components

Todd McLellan’s Disassembly Breaks Retro Tech Down Into Its Tiniest Components
These photos are part of a series by Canadian photographer Todd McLellan. They showcase retro tech that’s been completely disassembled down to its individual parts.

Xbox Prestige Concept Takes a Stab at What Next-Gen Might Look Like

Xbox Prestige Concept Takes a Stab at What Next-Gen Might Look Like
The rumors are already flying about what the next-generation Xbox 360 console might have under the hood, so it was only a matter of time before some concept designs would start to turn up. This particular concept is by French industrial designer Joseph Dumary, and it’s called Xbox Prestige.

Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus Hits iOS and Android: the World’s Most Boring Game in the Palm of Your Hand

Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus Hits iOS and Android: the World’s Most Boring Game in the Palm of Your Hand
Desert Bus is one of the mini-games from Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, an unreleased Sega CD game from the mid-90s. The game has players drive a bus in first-person from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, a trip that takes about 8 hours, just to earn a measly point.

Facedrink “Social Drink” Gets in Facebook’s Face

Facedrink “Social Drink” Gets in Facebook’s Face
Apple has one of the sharpest and fastest-acting legal teams out there because there have actually been a lot of otherwise cool Apple or Steve Jobs-related products that have been pulled out of shelves because of trademark issues (like the Steve Jobs Frozen in Carbonite iPhone Skin.
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