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Archive for January 2012

Skyrim My Little Pony Mod: The Stuff of Nightmares

Skyrim My Little Pony Mod: The Stuff of Nightmares
I used to ride My Little Pony, until I took an arrow to the knee. Thankfully, I can still get some My Little Pony Action in a horrifying, flying little girl toy way. A geek going by the gibberish name zdzichorowerzysta, which I believe to be Russian for ZOMG… Ponies, has crafted what may be the cutest and strangest Skyrim mod yet.

Get Your Own Octopus Throne of Tentacles (Only $53,500!)

Get Your Own Octopus Throne of Tentacles (Only $53,500!)
Most people dream of being royalty because of the perceived prestige and fame that came with. Not to mention, the wealth. But we all can’t be kings or queens, nor can we be princes or princesses if we weren’t born with the blue blood.

Halo First Aid Kit Won’t Instantly Restore Your Health

Halo First Aid Kit Won’t Instantly Restore Your Health
Health kits are a staple of many first-person shooters and action games. While he doesn’t possess the technology to emulate their instant healing ability, Shawn Thorsson managed to make a spot-on replica of the health kit from Halo.

Time Me: The Integrated Pot Timer So You Won’t Forget Dinner’s on the Stove

Time Me: The Integrated Pot Timer So You Won’t Forget Dinner’s on the Stove
Because of two things, I consider myself to be a disaster in the kitchen: 1) I get absent-minded sometimes and think about other things (like work, stuff I need to buy, etc.) when I should be focusing on the task at hand (like minding the carrots); and 2) I always end up leaving the pot because of something I also need to do (answer the phone, get the door, help my nephew go potty – that sort of stuff.)

Absolut Transparency: Samsung Shows Off 46-inch See-Through LCD on Liquor Display

Absolut Transparency: Samsung Shows Off 46-inch See-Through LCD on Liquor Display
GM is looking at transparent displays for the windows of your car and Samsung is using them to make the coolest and most interactive liquor cooler on the planet (among other things.) Samsung has announced a 46-inch LCD which shows images just like a regular LCD display, except that you can see through it.

Steampunk Sony VAIO F Goes Back to the Victorian Era

Steampunk Sony VAIO F Goes Back to the Victorian Era
Is your laptop feeling too modern and shiny for you? Why not give it a retro redo? With the eCog Mercury mod, you can give your Sony VAIO a serious steampunk makeover, and send your 21st century gadget all the way back to the 19th century.

GM Demos Touchscreen Windows for Interactive Road Trips

GM Demos Touchscreen Windows for Interactive Road Trips
When it comes to road trips, any parent can tell you a few hours spent in a car with a couple kids can feel like days. Kids get bored and cranky after a while, leading to cranky parents.

Buyers Sold Clay Instead of iPads

Buyers Sold Clay Instead of iPads
How’d you like to plunk down $500 or more for a brand new iPad 2 to find out that you just bought yourself a box filled with clay? Apparently, at least ten customers were sold bogus boxes containing clay instead of iPads over the holidays from several Canadian electronic stores.

This Robot Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About 3G

This Robot Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About 3G
So, you want to know about 3G, do ya kids? Don’t ask your dad or go to some tech website. Ask a robot. China Unicom’s “Waiter” robot, who appeared at the 2011 China Int’l Information and Communication Exhibition late September through early October will educate you.

Can Your Punching Bag Play “Ode to Joy?” Well, This One Can!

Can Your Punching Bag Play “Ode to Joy?” Well, This One Can!
Punching bags can be a lot of things to people. For boxers, it’s something they usually beat the pulp out of when they train. For people working out, it’s something that will help them lose weight or burn calories while developing a whole host of other skills.

Naoto Fukasawa’s Infobar C01: Android Smartphone Gets Retro Styling

Naoto Fukasawa’s Infobar C01: Android Smartphone Gets Retro Styling
This cell phone designed by Red Dot Design Prize winner Naoto Fukasawa is supposed to combine a candybar-style phone from ’04 with the functionality you’d expect from a modern touchscreen smartphone. I don’t know if this combination will work, but compulsive texters and frequent dialers might appreciate a tactile keypad instead of a touch-based alternative.

iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays

iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays
These new high-tech contact lenses were developed by the Innovega Technology Manufacturing Lab, and they permit users to focus simultaneously on objects that are close up and far away, which could dramatically improve the ability to use tiny portable displays while still interacting with your real-world surroundings.

Braille Electric Plug Tags Help the Visually Impaired Tell Their Toasters from their TVs

Braille Electric Plug Tags Help the Visually Impaired Tell Their Toasters from their TVs
I get a headache every time I try to figure out which plug belongs to with gadget or appliance on the power strip. We’re already blessed enough that we’ve still got the gift of sight to figure things out (at least with something like those Dotz Cord Identifiers.)

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners
You know those annoying ads that you see sometimes when you browse a site or read some news online? The ones at the side that are offering you a free X-ray app and then show a picture of a woman’s clothed behind?

Etch-a-Sketch and Viewmaster Papercraft Toys Give Paper Personality

Etch-a-Sketch and Viewmaster Papercraft Toys Give Paper Personality
If you had to think of two toys that really stand out from the past and have left their mark on the world, these two would be the ones. The Viewmaster and the Etch-a-Sketch are true classics.

The 360 Iron Could Be the Iron of the Future

The 360 Iron Could Be the Iron of the Future
Ironing can be a drag. There can be those tricky spots and folds that make ironing over them impossible (unless you were using something like the Easy Iron.) Aside from the problem of hard-to-iron clothes, there’s the problem with the iron itself.