Bridgestone has been in the tire making business for a long time. The company already makes run-flat tires that can go for a short time with no air inside, but mostly it makes normal tires that use air inside to operate.
I am always surprised when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls around each year, as I tend to see as many things that aren’t cars than new cars themselves. Case in point – Honda is showing off a new electric scooter at the show called the Motor Compo.
If you are a fan of the Portal series, you will be very familiar with the turrets that hang around trying to kill you. ThinkGeek has a new plush turret that talks to you and looks like the real thing – if it were soft and squishy.
If you like your Star Wars ships fuzzy, then you’ll want to check out what Andrea Burnett of Sheep Creek Needlecraft has been making. These awesome needle felted Star Wars ornaments are nicely detailed. Just check out the Millennium Falcon cockpit and dish!
Musicians looking to add effects to their performances have a variety of ways they can do this – using dedicated “stomp boxes”, standalone effects processors, and even apps on their iPhone or iPad. This device will give musicians yet another way to produce effects, which integrates more naturally into their performance.
Star Wars and Minecraft have come together in the most awesome of ways. In a Minecraft crafted movie. Kotaku reader Grahame has recreated the entire ending sequence from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Like classic arcade games? Why not treat your houseguests to a game of Pac-Man the minute they arrive at your home? I’m not proposing that you put an arcade cabinet on your front porch, though. This Pac-Man doormat should definitely do the trick.
What’s better than a Cthulhu 2012 calendar? How about a calendar app, that will deliver complete insanity directly to your mobile device? It sounds like some Cthulhu cultists have embraced new technology in order to make more people insane during this holiday season.
South Park fans, start stocking up on your Cheesy Poofs and obscure references-turned-battlecries. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the long-running animated series, have confirmed that they are working with THQ and Obsidian for South Park: The Game, a “full scale RPG” for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
M.I.C Gadget’s iStation will turn your modern-day iPad into a retro-style computer when it’s docked. In fact, one of these docks even looks kind of like the original wooden cases found on the Apple I computer.
No one would skip meals if cooking implements were as fun to use as this defibrillator toaster looks. No one except doctors. The bread-reviving contraption was imagined by industrial designer/morning person/owner of an unusually large funny bone Shay Carmon.
Using a variety of visual tricks, including projection mapping, props, and motion-tracking, Sony managed to create some of the most mind-blowing visual illusions I’ve ever seen on video, bringing to life a sort of virtual “holodeck” for us to feast our eyes on.
If you are the sort of geek that likes space travel, you have to be enamored by the manned missions to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s. Of all the missions slated to put astronauts on the moon, the one that famously didn’t make it was Apollo 13.
BenQ has offered up a palm size projector in the past that was decent enough, even if it wasn’t particularly bright. The company has announced a new palm-size projector pushing into the second generation called the Joybee GP2 Mini Projector.
Philips is always working on new lighting technologies, and is a big proponent of OLED as one of the many new ways we might be lighting our homes and offices in the future. The artists of rAndom International have been showing off a really cool interactive display using Philips’ Lumiblade OLED lighting tech at the Design Miami ’11 art show this week.