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Archive for December 2011

Bridgestone Airless Tires Promise Never to Go Flat

Bridgestone Airless Tires Promise Never to Go Flat
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.

Honda Motor Compo Scooter Screams “I’m Geekier Than You, Segway Guy!”

Honda Motor Compo Scooter Screams “I’m Geekier Than You, Segway Guy!”
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.
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Talking Portal 2 Plush Turret Doesn’t Hate You, Just Wants Your Hugs

Talking Portal 2 Plush Turret Doesn’t Hate You, Just Wants Your Hugs
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.

Needle-Felted Star Wars Ornaments, Use the Fuzz Luke

Needle-Felted Star Wars Ornaments, Use the Fuzz Luke
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!

MIDI-Moov Controller Lets Musicians Add Effects Simply by Moving Around

MIDI-Moov Controller Lets Musicians Add Effects Simply by Moving Around
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 Death Star Trench Run Recreated in Minecraft

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Recreated in Minecraft
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.

Pac-Man Doormat Lets You Walk All Over Those Pesky Ghosts

Pac-Man Doormat Lets You Walk All Over Those Pesky Ghosts
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.

Call of Cthulhu Christmas Calendar App: Go Really Insane for the Holidays

Call of Cthulhu Christmas Calendar App: Go Really Insane for the Holidays
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: The Game RPG in the Works, Parody of South Park: The Game on South Park to Follow Shortly

South Park: The Game RPG in the Works, Parody of South Park: The Game on South Park to Follow Shortly
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.

iStation Turns Your iPad into a Retro Computer

iStation Turns Your iPad into a Retro Computer
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.

Defibrillator Toaster Revives Bread by Scorching It

Defibrillator Toaster Revives Bread by Scorching It
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.

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)
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.

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist
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 Joybee GP2 Second Gen Palm Projector Shines Twice as Bright (as the GP1)

BenQ Joybee GP2 Second Gen Palm Projector Shines Twice as Bright (as the GP1)
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.

Tetra-Shed Cubicles: For a Totally Out-of-this-Office Experience

Tetra-Shed Cubicles: For a Totally Out-of-this-Office Experience
Bored at work? Wish there was something you could do to transform your office space into something more fun, interesting, and conducive to work? Then get yourself a Tetra Shed!

You Fade to Light: Nifty OLED Interactive Mirror You Can’t Afford

You Fade to Light: Nifty OLED Interactive Mirror You Can’t Afford
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.
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