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Archive for March 2012

Missile-Firing Griffin Helo TC Assault Copter Flies Skyward

Missile-Firing Griffin Helo TC Assault Copter Flies Skyward
Griffin has been selling some interesting little remote control helicopters for a while. The little helicopters are controlled by iOS devices such as an iPhone or an iPad. I’ve used them before and I can say that they can be difficult to control.

Ybuy Lets You Try the New iPad Before You Buy for up to a Month

Ybuy Lets You Try the New iPad Before You Buy for up to a Month
The new iPad (which some people like to call the iPad 3) was released last Friday. Sure, some people are complaining about how the device gets too hot after continuous use, but that still won’t detract tons of people who will eventually get the device.

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot
Turntables can certainly be used to make art – but I usually think of them as a tool for auditory creation, not visual so much. Not so in this project, which transformed a couple of ordinary turntables into a drawing machine.

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot
Fires on board vessels at sea are a pretty serious hazard. That’s why the U.S. Navy has been developing a firefighter for the fleet based on Virginia Tech’s CHARLI-L1 robot. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is in charge of the project and are working with the University of Penn as well.

Paragon and Renegade Mass Effect Pendant Necklaces: Nice Guys Finish Last

Paragon and Renegade Mass Effect Pendant Necklaces: Nice Guys Finish Last
Throughout the Mass Effect series, gamers have been trying to decide what decisions are best made and which are detrimental to their character. Sometimes, telling off a superior earns you more conversation options, but sometimes it just gets you in a deep pile of trash-compactor slime.

eyeMac Difference Engine of Wickedness: Steampunk Computing at Its Finest

eyeMac Difference Engine of Wickedness: Steampunk Computing at Its Finest
Despite all its brass and wood bits and bobs, this retro-fantastic machine hides beneath its surface a fully-functional iMac. The eyeMac Difference Engine of Wickedness is the creation of David Lee of Hatton Cross Steampunk, and it’s definitely one of the best looking steampunk computer mods I’ve seen.

Kids Building a Battlestar Galactica Viper Flight Simulator

Kids Building a Battlestar Galactica Viper Flight Simulator
Imagine flying in the cockpit of a Colonial Viper, maybe even right alongside of Starbuck and Apollo. Some enterprising kids are on that. In preparation for the next Bay Area Maker Faire, 5 high school students and some adults from Marin, Oakland, and San Francisco, are working on a full motion flight simulator inspired by Battlestar Galactica.

Bird Man Video Maker Admits It Was Fake

Bird Man Video Maker Admits It Was Fake
I want to get this off my chest off the top: You bird man, you bastard you! Now that that is out of the way, Dutch filmmaker and animator Floris Kaayk has admitted that video that went viral earlier this week of a man claiming to fly with bird-like wings was a fake.

Liquid Cooling Tech for Laptops is Gamer (and Thigh) Friendly

Liquid Cooling Tech for Laptops is Gamer (and Thigh) Friendly
Liquid cooling systems have long been an option for desktop PCs, but not for slimmer computers like laptops. Until now. A company called Asetek recently demonstrated a liquid cooling system that can fit inside a gaming laptop, a promising technology for anyone who likes overclocking or not having their genitals or hands toasted by their PC.

Karaoke Anywhere for the iPad 2: The Most Dangerous Apple Accessory Ever Made

Karaoke Anywhere for the iPad 2: The Most Dangerous Apple Accessory Ever Made
Are you looking for a way to let the world know that you can’t sing but you don’t care anyway? There’s a stand for that. The Karaoke Anywhere for the iPad 2 is basically a speaker with two microphone inputs, allowing you and a friend to assault ears anywhere there’s an AC outlet.

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?
I’m not boasting, but most of my college textbooks look pristine. That means that you won’t find any highlights, notes, or markings on any of their pages. Not because I plan to resell them or anything (although I probably could, so I could make a few extra bucks), but because I think highlights look kind of messy.

Microsoft Project Detroit Mustang: If TRON Drove a Pony Car

Microsoft Project Detroit Mustang: If TRON Drove a Pony Car
When Microsoft decides to do a custom car, you can bet it’s going to be packed with all sorts of technology. Microsoft teamed up with custom car modders West Coast Customs on the design and dubbed the car Project Detroit.

TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?

TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?
Quadrocopters have been used for all kinds of cool things, but the best may be yet to come. Now keep in mind that this may be a hoax, but it is an awesome premise. According to one report, flying quadrotors may soon be used to deliver tacos.

Scale LEGO Back to the Future Delorean Doesn’t Need Roads

Scale LEGO Back to the Future Delorean Doesn’t Need Roads
This beauty combines two of our favorite passions, LEGO and Back To The Future. This is a made to scale LEGO DeLorean. It’s j ust a 1:15 scale model of the real thing, so it isn’t large, but it is impressive.

Ideal Timepiece iPhone Dock: Perfect Bedside Alarm Clock?

Ideal Timepiece iPhone Dock: Perfect Bedside Alarm Clock?
Many people a searching for the perfect iPhone dock for their bedside table, and I think most of them out there look pretty junky. I have to say that this one looks pretty cool. The Ideal Timepiece features everything you’d need from a dock near your bed, and it’s also Siri-compatible.

Get Your Espresso Fix on the Go with the Handpresso Auto Machine

Get Your Espresso Fix on the Go with the Handpresso Auto Machine
If you can’t make it through a single day without downing several cups of coffee, then you probably have ten bucks set aside for your coffee allowance every day. That adds up to a lot over time, so you’d probably better off making a one-time investment in something like the Handpresso Auto machine.