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Archive for March 2012

Tentsile Hanging Tents Make Pitching a Tent Nearly Impossible

Tentsile Hanging Tents Make Pitching a Tent Nearly Impossible
Dangerous animals lurk on the forest floor at night, and centipedes aren’t exactly the most cuddly creatures in the world. You want to camp out, but not be bothered by nature. Before, people would have said you’re not a real outdoorsman.

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest
You can pick up an actual ukulele for under 50 bucks, but if you don’t like the idea of plucking real strings and would rather remain in your virtual world, you might want to check out the Futulele – which lets you play ukulele for the low, low price of both an iPad and an iPhone or iPod Touch, plus the app, plus a Futulele case.

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel
The evidence that Japan is working on making giant robots real continues to pile up. Naoki Maru is known in Japan for his King Kizer series of robots, has developed a motion-controlled version that he calls Real King Kizer.

The Avengers, Winnie the Pooh-Style

The Avengers, Winnie the Pooh-Style
Did you ever think that the Avengers would visit the Hundred Acre Wood? Well, illustrator Charles Paul Wilson III did and he redesigned the iconic Marvel characters as if they were about to visit Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear.

KAWS Ikepod Horizon Watch: Beautifully Out of My Budget

KAWS Ikepod Horizon Watch: Beautifully Out of My Budget
This special-edition Ikepod Horizon Watch was designed by Mark Newson, along with graffiti artist turned painter and sculptor KAWS. This analog timepiece is definitely cool looking, and it won’t take you long to figure out how to tell the time.

Lightsaber Umbrellas for the Dry Side of the Force

Lightsaber Umbrellas for the Dry Side of the Force
If you think that Mother Nature is impressed by the Dark Side, you’d be wrong – because just like anyone else, the Dark Lord of the Sith still probably got drenched in torrential downpours, unless he uses his telekinetic abilities to shield him.

Katamari Damacy Sculpture: The Prince Shrugged

Katamari Damacy Sculpture: The Prince Shrugged
Katamari Damacy is as recognizable for its bright and happy graphics as for its unique gameplay. But this somber sculpture featuring the Prince in the titan Atlas’ iconic pose doesn’t look inappropriate at all, especially when you consider that the Prince is the only productive entity in the game’s story, the task of rebuilding the heavenly bodies resting on his tiny shoulders.

2013 Volvo V40 Adds Exterior Airbags to Protect Pedestrians

2013 Volvo V40 Adds Exterior Airbags to Protect Pedestrians
For years, Volvo has been at the forefront of automotive safety technology. Wwhile not everything they develop works flawlessly, this invention seems like a really good idea – especially if you plan on playing Grand Theft Auto or Carmageddon in real life and running down any pedestrians.

R2-D2 Can Cooler Keeps Your Drink2-Cool2

R2-D2 Can Cooler Keeps Your Drink2-Cool2
Star Wars fans already have some good ways to open bottled beverages, but for those of you who prefer to sip from of cans, I’ve got something for you too. Yep, what you’re looking at here is an R2-D2 can cooler.

iLoop Holds Your Phone, Relieves Stress

iLoop Holds Your Phone, Relieves Stress
Mobile phone stands aren’t all equal, and I have to say that this one definitely is different from others I’ve seen before. The iLoop is basically a thick silicone ring that doubles as an iPhone stand, and oddly enough, an exercise grip.

Lexon Maizy Desk Accessories: Stylish Gear for Your Workstation

Lexon Maizy Desk Accessories: Stylish Gear for Your Workstation
While geeky stuff for your cubicle can be fun, there’s no denying that a bit of style goes a long way to make your workstation look good. Check out these stylish and minimal Maizy desk accessories.

Concrete Never Looked This Light or Comfy

Concrete Never Looked This Light or Comfy
I tried lying down on the concrete road once for a school project, and let me just say that my back was sore for close to a week afterwards. Obviously concrete isn’t made for comfort; it’s made to be strong and hard and long-lasting so we don’t end up with horribly cracked roads and structures.

Tobii Shows Off IS-2 Eye Tracker Module: Are Eyeball-Controlled Games the Next Big Thing?

Tobii Shows Off IS-2 Eye Tracker Module: Are Eyeball-Controlled Games the Next Big Thing?
For over 20 years, gamers have been using a mouse to control their video games. Over the last couple of years, motion controls such as the Kinect, Move and Wii-mote have become common on game console, and are starting to make their way to PC gaming and other computer uses as well.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action
Growing up in the infamous Tornado Alley in Texas, we learned from an early age what to do and what not to do if a tornado is coming your way. You also learn what a tornado looks like and the sort of devastation they can leave behind as well.

Millenium Falcon and Lightsaber Bottle Openers: Use a Little Force to Open a Beer

Millenium Falcon and Lightsaber Bottle Openers: Use a Little Force to Open a Beer
When you have a pizza party, you might like to whip out your Starship Enterprise pizza wheel, but when you want to serve some cold brew along with, you need a cool bottle opener too. Han and Chewie recommend the Millenium Falcon for opening bottles at light speed.

Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car

Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car
Some video footage has surfaced of a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet being used as a remote control for a robotic car – complete with some soothing soul music. We don’t know much about this project, but we do know that the PlayBook controls the car over the Wi-fi network provided by a BlackBerry Bold 9900 – and the app was written by a guy named Kamila Sternal.