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Archive for March 2012

Flipcase is a Space-Saving Collapsible Sunglass Case

Flipcase is a Space-Saving Collapsible Sunglass Case
I used to hang my sunglasses on my collar, but I stopped after dropping them one too many times every time I’d bend down, even the slightest, to pick something up. I’ve since switched to actual hard cases, and while they do a great job of protecting my shades, they’re incredibly bulky.

World’s First Vertical Forest Takes Off

World’s First Vertical Forest Takes Off
When Stefano Boeri announced his plans to build the world’s first ever vertical forest (dubbed as the Bosco Verticale), some people were amazed while some were skeptical. His plans to construct an urban forest in Milan sounded grand and complicated, but they’re slowly being built to fruition.

Move Over, Spork; the Knork’s in Town!

Move Over, Spork; the Knork’s in Town!
The first time I saw (and used) a spork was because it was included in the bowl of instant noodles that I was eating for dinner. It was a clever design, but I didn’t find it the most useful thing in the world because I had a hard time forking the noodles and an even harder time spooning the soup.

Chile’s Volcano Hotel that “Erupts” with Water Every Once in a While

Chile’s Volcano Hotel that “Erupts” with Water Every Once in a While
How cool would it be to live for a few days in a volcano? I’m not talking about the real ones because that would just be a literal death wish. What I’m talking about is the Montana Magica Lodge in Huilo Huilo, Chile that’s built to look like a true-blue, albeit miniature volcano.

o.d.m. Sunstich LCD Watch: Portable Solar-Powered Sundial

o.d.m. Sunstich LCD Watch: Portable Solar-Powered Sundial
We here at Technabob have a thing for cool digital watches, and here’s another to add to our collection. The o.d.m. Sunstitch watch is solar-powered and features a display that is reminiscent of the shadow of a sundial.

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real
Anyone who’s used Google Translate on a mobile device on the go has realized how close we are to getting a universal translator. While Google Translate isn’t always accurate, it does the job well enough for you to be able to get the gist of another language that you don’t speak.

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when astronauts tried to sell off what they believed to be their personal belongings.

Nanoscale 3D Printing Renders Tiny Race Car and More

Nanoscale 3D Printing Renders Tiny Race Car and More
3D printers are changing the world – now on a microscopic scale as well. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have perfected printing 3D objects at the nanoscale and it looks like they are having a great time playing with their new toy.

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Paves the Way for Doorbell Tones

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Paves the Way for Doorbell Tones
I’m sure at one point somebody thought ring tones were pretty stupid. Today we have all sorts of ring tones for music the other things that we hear everywhere we go when someone’s phone rings. I think Swann may have just kicked off a new fad for doorbell ring tones.

NES Controller Top: For Gamer Girls with 8-Bit Style

NES Controller Top: For Gamer Girls with 8-Bit Style
This gamer girl top looks great and is super stylish. Perfect for the geeky girl who wants stripes on top and an old school NES controller at her waist. The D-Pad and buttons are in the perfect spots for tickling, so I think I would be tempted to do some gentle button mashing here.

Jedi Training Remote Alarm Clock Should Zap Younglings Out of Bed

Jedi Training Remote Alarm Clock Should Zap Younglings Out of Bed
I really like the design of this alarm clock, based on the Jedi training remote Luke Skywalker used in the original Star Wars. It really does look like it. But instead of firing sparks of electricity at your lightsaber, this orb is designed to wake Jedi younglings from their slumber.

Hogwarts Model Prop to Go on Display, Was Actually Built by Muggles

Hogwarts Model Prop to Go on Display, Was Actually Built by Muggles
It’s shocking, I know – the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft was actually built by humans. I’m talking about the scale model of the Harry Potter’s alma mater, which was built in 2001 and used in all of the Harry Potter films.

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required
Until today the things we’ve seen that bear name Flutter are plain stupid – one of them intentionally so, but still. A new program for OS X devices is out to change that. Flutter for Mac lets you control playback on iTunes and Spotify simply by raising your hand.

Virtual Pet Shelter Helps Unwanted (Virtual) Pets Find New (Real) Homes

Virtual Pet Shelter Helps Unwanted (Virtual) Pets Find New (Real) Homes
The first virtual pet I got wasn’t a Tamagotchi, but a virtual pet dinosaur called Raku Raku Dinokun. Like most kids, I played with it, raised a few dinosaurs that eventually died, and forgot all about it. 

Noise Police: Vigilante Rider Shuts People up Using Cellphone Jammer

Noise Police: Vigilante Rider Shuts People up Using Cellphone Jammer
After a long hard day at work, the last thing you’d want is to be trapped in a bus filled with people talking loudly into their mobile phones. On some days, that’s probably you, but I’m sure you’ve wished for some peace and quiet while you’re on public transportation.

Fluid Wall Bathroom Concept Puts Your Toilet on the Wall

Fluid Wall Bathroom Concept Puts Your Toilet on the Wall
It’s not uncommon to hear about men peeing on walls. But this will probably be the first time you’ll hear about women peeing on them. Well, not exactly on walls per se, but on toilets suspended from a wall.