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Archive for May 2012

Alien Robot Costume Transports You Back to the 1920s

Alien Robot Costume Transports You Back to the 1920s
If you never saw Fritz Lang’s classic science 1927 fiction film Metropolis, you owe it to yourself to watch this early bit of cinematic history, with its view of a dystopian future, dramatic costumes, sets and cinematography.

Mondrian PC Case: Neo-Neo-Plasticism

Mondrian PC Case: Neo-Neo-Plasticism
Jeffrey Stephenson’s latest computer is a work of art based on a work of art. The Mondrian mini-ITX case is of course named after Reginald Mini-ITX Case, who invented the – wait. Wrong timeline. In this universe Stephenson appropriated the style of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, known for his minimalist and abstract works.

Harley-Davidson to Add Japanese Tsunami Bike to Its Museum Collection

Harley-Davidson to Add Japanese Tsunami Bike to Its Museum Collection
In March of 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japanese coastal areas leading to the death of over 15,000 people. The tsunami also led to a nuclear reactor in the area leaking radiation in one of the worst nuclear disasters ever.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Has New Car Smell

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Has New Car Smell
I’ve mentioned a couple times that SpaceX was set to become the first company to send a private spacecraft to dock with the ISS. Despite several delays, all went well for SpaceX with its launch, and this weekend the company’s Dragon cargo vessel successfully docked with the International Space Station.

Portal Gun Gas Mask Might Have Prevented GLaDOS’ Massacre

Portal Gun Gas Mask Might Have Prevented GLaDOS’ Massacre
If the Aperture Science employees were wearing these before GLaDOS gassed them, they would have been able to breathe clean air through a portal linked outside the lab. Or, you know, use the portals to escape.

Star Wars Cupcake Stencils: May the Frosting Be with You

Star Wars Cupcake Stencils: May the Frosting Be with You
We’ve seen all kinds of great Star Wars cupcakes all over the internet, but how do you make some for yourself? One quick way is to use these neat Star Wars Cupcake Stencils, which make adding Star Wars characters to cupcakes super easy.

Synthesizer Necklace Incapable of Playing a Bad Note

Synthesizer Necklace Incapable of Playing a Bad Note
Girls with style who also happen to enjoy the sound of electronic music will love this necklace, done up to look just like a tiny synthesizer. While it doesn’t actually play a tune, it still looks awesome.

Iron Man Scooter: Not Quite a Transformer

Iron Man Scooter: Not Quite a Transformer
It’s always good to have a backup plan. Take Iron Man for instance. What if your rockets should be in the shop or run out of fuel and the Stark limo is not available? Well, you had better have a second mode of transport.

Skin Turns Apple TV into NES Console

Skin Turns Apple TV into NES Console
The most recent two generations of the Apple TV are pretty slick, but nondescript black boxes, designed to hide in your home theater or living room setup without taking up much space or eyeball real estate.

Zelda Composers’ Notes: Ocarina Not Included

Zelda Composers’ Notes: Ocarina Not Included
These replicas of the notes from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time won’t help you summon a horse, but you can stick them on a horse. If you want to get kicked in the face, that is.

Kid Takes Xbox 360 to Prom: At Least He Had a Date

Kid Takes Xbox 360 to Prom: At Least He Had a Date
Here’s a non-answer to that old gamer joke, Achievement Unlocked: Went Outside. Went outside and brought Xbox 360 to prom as date. Achievement Re-locked.

Tiled Vespa Flower Pot Gives Plants a Ride to Nowhere

Tiled Vespa Flower Pot Gives Plants a Ride to Nowhere
In general, it’s pretty hard to find a flower pot that stands out from the crowd. They all look the same to me. You can either go to Home Depot and get one like everyone else has, or if you happen to have a dead Vespa lying around you could always put some tiles on it and put a plant in it.

Arcade Piggy Bank: Change Invaders

Arcade Piggy Bank: Change Invaders
I think I must have spent at least 5,000 hours and 50,000 quarters in arcades playing video games when I was growing up. These days, the only games I get to play are on my home consoles or my iPad.

Thor Single Malt Scotch Whisky Will Help You Get Hammered

Thor Single Malt Scotch Whisky Will Help You Get Hammered
When you line up those shot glasses, prepare to shout, “By the power of Thor!” Is that a Thor saying? I haven’t read the comic in years. Anyway, if you want to drink like a mighty God, there is only one beverage that will quench your thirst.

Google Opens In-App Subscriptions for Google Play

Google Opens In-App Subscriptions for Google Play
Google has offered up a new option for developers to charge consumers for games and other things in the Google Play store. Google has been accepting in-app payments for a while now, and this week opened the system up to allow in-app subscriptions to be purchased as well.

Nissan Adds Cool Tire Inflation Technology to 2013 Vehicles

Nissan Adds Cool Tire Inflation Technology to 2013 Vehicles
My wife has a 2012 Nissan Altima, and like all vehicles since 2007, the car has a tire pressure monitoring system. The part that’s so stupid about the rudimentary system in that particular car is that when the light comes on you have no idea which tire is actually low.

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