Archers take a lot of flack because in battle they are basically useless. They are good for ranged warfare – in numbers, but once an enemy gets close enough, archers are dead meat. An archer with a 12 gauge compound bow?
It appears that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit, including scientific geeks at the Royal Society of Chemistry, IBM Research-Zurich and the University of Warwick. Working together, the team of scientists and researchers have created an imaged the smallest possible five-ring structure.
We all need desks, but did you ever think about hacking the box in which your computer came in to make it into a desk? While I’d love to say that’s what we’ve got here, this particular desk is made entirely from corrugated cardboard, but wasn’t made from the actual cardboard box the computer shipped in.
Most noise-canceling headphones don’t look very good, but the new Tivoli Audio Radio Silenz Headphones combine sophisticated styling with peaceful listening. The solid wood ear cups come with 40mm high performance drivers with circuitry to cancel out exterior noises so that no one disturbs you while you relax.
If we haven’t burned you out on cool digital watches here on Technabob, here’s another for you to consider for your collection. This watch is designed to look just like the speedometer and other gauges from your car, so it’s perfect for automotive enthusiasts.
If you want to share the world around you with your friends, but your friends aren’t there with you, then just put your friend on your shoulder – thanks to a robot surrogate. Researchers at Yamagata University are working to build a miniature humanoid that could one day let a robotic version of your friends sit on your shoulder and point at things.
These concept sketches of Mass Effect hoodies has had fans of the franchise drooling for the past couple of months. The first one – a Tali hoodie, naturally – was uploaded by artist Christine Schott about two months ago.
I bet a bunch of us have looked at the touchscreen of a smartphone or tablet before and wished it was the size of a wall for playing games or using other apps. A company called Ubi Interactive is showing off a system that uses the Microsoft Kinect to turn any surface into a touchscreen device that supports gestures.
Consumer technology is progressing at an ever-increasing pace that we probably won’t be able to keep track of all the changes. One element that’s changing is the sound that our gadgets make – or lack thereof.
Some guy created an amazing scene inside of his fish tank. It’s not the usual aquatic theme. Instead it is a Super Mario Bros. level submerged underwater, flagpole and all. You would think that he would create one of the underwater levels, but that’s okay, this level is still completely amazing underwater.
Odds are if you’re driving around a Porsche, you’re very well to do already. If you’re driving around in a Porsche tuned by a German Porsche company called Gemballa, you’re definitely rich. If you rolling around in that Gemballa modified Porsche sports car rocking the company’s new diamond paint, you are serious Gem-balla (see what I did right there).
If you’re the kind of person that loves retro-looking gear, then you’ll love these new radios launched by the UK brand Pure. The Evoke Mio comes all kinds of retro-trendy color schemes and will definitely set itself apart in your swanky pad.
I guess that since Pebble was so popular thanks to their highly successful Kickstarter funding drive, it’s only a matter of time before the market of smartwatches becomes flooded with new products. The Cookoo takes a unique approach by combining an analog watch with a smartphone interface.
If you need a second cutting board to go with your Question Mark Butcher Block, look no further. Of course, chopping mushrooms with this is a must, whether of the fireball, extra life, or plain variety.
I’ve got both an iPhone 4 and a 3rd gen iPad, and find that the Retina displays on both of these is about as sharp as my eyes can make out. So the idea of a small display with an even greater pixel density doesn’t seem all that necessary.