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Archive for December 2011

Robot Wrestling is Strangely Exciting

Robot Wrestling is Strangely Exciting
This may not be on the scale of Real Steel (or even Battlebots) but watching robots of any size duke it out is pretty fun. A “Robot Pro Wrestling event” was recently held in Japan on Christmas day at the Buddhist Hall in Tsukiji, Tokyo and the result is Rock ’em Sock ’em robots for real.

Luke, I Am Your Speaker

Luke, I Am Your Speaker
Wanna play the Imperial March with a bit of Imperial merch? Well, if you are looking for a new speaker for your desktop, Funko’s Star Wars Darth Vader MP3 speakers are for you. The head of Darth Vader will play whatever you like, without James Earl Jones’ voice as a DJ.
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Wander Lets You Take a Virtual World Tour Through Photos

Wander Lets You Take a Virtual World Tour Through Photos
A lot of people I know love to travel, but they can’t, because: a) They have to work; b) They have no time; or c) They have no money. I love to travel myself, but sadly, the first two reasons apply and sometimes the third one is applicable, too.

Spinner 360 Lomo Camera: Capture 360 Panoramic Shots, Low-Tech Style

Spinner 360 Lomo Camera: Capture 360 Panoramic Shots, Low-Tech Style
The Spinner 360 is a Lomo camera that allows you to take 360 degree panoramic shots, in complete low-tech style. The camera spins around, thanks to a handy drawstring, capturing one long image. Now, why didn’t I think of that?

Path Illuminating Umbrella: for Dark and Stormy Nights

Path Illuminating Umbrella: for Dark and Stormy Nights
While this isn’t the first design to add lights to an umbrella, the Path Illuminating Umbrella looks like something that a sane person would actually use. Instead of peppering the canopy with LEDs, this practical umbrella has its flashlight attached to the handle, so you can easily focus the light on what’s ahead of you.

How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet

How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet
Of the many abilities and attractive traits of Han Solo, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the fact that he can understand Chewbacca. Now, thanks to author Wu Kee Smith and his book How to Speak Wookiee, you too can learn a handful of basic Wookiee phrases that I am absolutely sure will come in handy one day.

Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike

Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike
Have you ever wished that you had an electric bike, especially while hauling groceries home from the store? Well the Ridekick trailer promises to do everything an electric bike does, plus offer you some extra storage space as well.

Design Your Own 3D Printed Table Lamp

Design Your Own 3D Printed Table Lamp
Been thinking about a new lamp for your desk or side table, but can’t find anything particularly unique? I’d bet there’s a pretty good chance you weren’t thinking about having your lamp 3D printed. Judging from the looks of these cool 3D printed lamps, you definitely should consider it.

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year
The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth failed launch occurred on December 23.

Sly Cube Portable Gamecube: Pay Attention Nintendo

Sly Cube Portable Gamecube: Pay Attention Nintendo
The Nintendo Gamecube is probably my least favorite console ever, but this portable mod improves upon it so much that I actually want to play. With the Sly Cube, you can take your Gamecube action to go since it is now more portable.

Bell & Ross Twelve O’Clock Watches Say to Hell with 23 Hours, 59 Minutes and 58 Seconds of the Day

Bell & Ross Twelve O’Clock Watches Say to Hell with 23 Hours, 59 Minutes and 58 Seconds of the Day
Sometimes a watch looks so cool that it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t really serve its originally intended purpose. I’d have to say this is one of those times. The guys at high-end French watchmaker Bell & Ross have created a watch that barely tells time, but looks amazing doing it.

All GSM Phones Have Flaw that Could Lead to Call and SMS Hijacking?!

All GSM Phones Have Flaw that Could Lead to Call and SMS Hijacking?!
Walk around anywhere and you will see hoards of smartphones (and dumb phones) being used by people all around the globe. You can wager that a big chunk of the devices you are seeing are using a GSM network for communication.

Myst Coming to Nintendo 3DS in March

Myst Coming to Nintendo 3DS in March
If you are old enough to read this, then chances are you remember playing the game Myst on the PC in the early 90s. It was basically a first-person adventure in a huge and beautiful world that was all yours to explore.

Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely

Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely
When the Parrot AR.Drone was released, it was supposed to be piloted from an iPhone or Android smartphone. However, that didn’t gel with some users since it’s not as precise as they’d like. Serious AR.Drone geeks have thought about using a game controller from their favorite video game, or even better, a flight-simulator joystick, and have put together various hacks to make this happen.

USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts

USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts
Got a spare USB port on your PC, laptop or car? Plug in one of these rechargeable flashlights and always be prepared for darkness or impromptu pretend lightsaber battles. Alan Wake would kill to have one of these.

Easy Iron Smooths Out Those Tricky Spots

Easy Iron Smooths Out Those Tricky Spots
I think that there are some clothing companies out there that make some articles of clothing that are meant to drive people nuts, because it’s so hard to iron them.
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