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Archive for May 2012

12 Gauge Compound Bow Makes Archery Even More Deadly

12 Gauge Compound Bow Makes Archery Even More Deadly
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?

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Olympic Rings

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Olympic Rings
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.

Cardboard Computer Desk Is Definitely Not Water- or Fireproof

Cardboard Computer Desk Is Definitely Not Water- or Fireproof
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.

Tivoli Audio Radio Silenz Headphones: Noise Canceling Headphones with Style

Tivoli Audio Radio Silenz Headphones: Noise Canceling Headphones with Style
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.

Speedometer Watch Goes from 0 to 60 Seconds… in 60 Seconds

Speedometer Watch Goes from 0 to 60 Seconds… in 60 Seconds
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.

Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder

Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder
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.

Fan-Designed Mass Effect Hoodies to Become Official: Reaping Rewards

Fan-Designed Mass Effect Hoodies to Become Official: Reaping Rewards
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.

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen
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.

Star Trek Beach Towels: Beach Me up, Scotty.

Star Trek Beach Towels: Beach Me up, Scotty.
I was going to say something about “lotion me up” in the title of this post, but then the thought of Scotty rubbing his hands all over me with suntan lotion made me throw up a little bit in my mouth.

Museum of Endangered Sounds: Voice in the Shell

Museum of Endangered Sounds: Voice in the Shell
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.

Guy Creates Super Mario Bros Scene Inside Fish Tank, Not the Underwater Level

Guy Creates Super Mario Bros Scene Inside Fish Tank, Not the Underwater Level
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.

Genuine Diamond Paint Invented by German Porsche Tuner

Genuine Diamond Paint Invented by German Porsche Tuner
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).

Pure Evo Mio Radios: Retro Goodnes, Modern Sound

Pure Evo Mio Radios: Retro Goodnes, Modern Sound
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.

Cookoo Analog Smartwatch: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

Cookoo Analog Smartwatch: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?
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.

Mario Cutting Board Perfect for Slicing Mushrooms

Mario Cutting Board Perfect for Slicing Mushrooms
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.

LG Outs 5-Inch 1080p Display: Retina What?

LG Outs 5-Inch 1080p Display: Retina What?
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.

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