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Archive for May 2012

Hoth Cave Cake: Cut the Cake, Then Cut off a Wampa’s Arm

Hoth Cave Cake: Cut the Cake, Then Cut off a Wampa’s Arm
One of my favorite scenes from The Empire Strikes Back is when Luke gets captured by the Wampa and is hanging upside-down from the ceiling of his icy cave. He then uses the Force to pull his lightsaber towards his hand, then slices himself down from the ceiling and proceeds to slash off one of the furry creature’s arms.

Junkyard Robot PC Case Mod Dares You to Ask if It Can Play Crysis

Junkyard Robot PC Case Mod Dares You to Ask if It Can Play Crysis
Believe it or not, this sculpture of a robot actually houses a working computer in its body. While this doesn’t dethrone the weirdest or the prettiest case mods that I’ve seen, the man who made it says he finished the whole thing in just 2 days.

Facebook Camera App Release Seems Puzzling

Facebook Camera App Release Seems Puzzling
I would imagine the people at Facebook weren’t happy when users of the social network began uploading huge amounts of photos using Instagram. Eventually, they gave in and bought Instagram outright for $1 billion to turn a competitor into an asset.

Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically

Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically
Not too long ago Dish Network announced that it had a new, and very also feature, called Auto Hop on its Hopper DVRs. This cool feature would go in after recording your favorite primetime television programs and delete all the commercials so you could watch without having to be bothered to fast-forward. 

iPhone Idostand Swings Both Ways – Landscape and Portrait That Is

iPhone Idostand Swings Both Ways – Landscape and Portrait That Is
The perfect iPhone stand is hard to find, especially since there are so many choices out there and not all of them are that versatile. That’s why industrial designer Allan Ospina developed the Idostand, which is basically a case that doubles as a stand, working in both portrait or landscape position.

Medicine Jet Injector Less Painful, More Awesome than Needles

Medicine Jet Injector Less Painful, More Awesome than Needles
If Ian Hunter and his team at MIT have their way, the serial killers and torturers of the future will have one less tool to brandish and freak out their victims. Hunter and his colleagues have engineered a jet-injection system that can administer drugs with less pain and more accuracy compared to syringes and hypodermic needles.

Marvel Should Steal This Avengers Helicarrier Blu-Ray Case Concept

Marvel Should Steal This Avengers Helicarrier Blu-Ray Case Concept
Avengers is a massive box office hit, having already grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. People really love superhero flicks – so much so that some people are already thinking ahead to the Blu-Ray release. And for a hit movie like this, you know they are going to have a special collector’s edition.

FYLM Foldable Speaker: Ultimate Portability

FYLM Foldable Speaker: Ultimate Portability
Speakers come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but this is one of the first that I’ve seen that completely folds down flat, making it extremely portable, especially if that’s the kind of thing you need to share your tunes.

Star Trek Voyager Cake Piloted by Captain Cakeway

Star Trek Voyager Cake Piloted by Captain Cakeway
Check out this amazing Star Trek Voyager cake. Voyager is my favorite Trek series, though it’s not as bad as Enterprise was. Even so, I really dig this cake. I mean I’d like to dig into it.

PressurePen Stylus Adds Pressure Sensitivity to iPad, Android Tablets

PressurePen Stylus Adds Pressure Sensitivity to iPad, Android Tablets
I’ve longed for a stylus that was actually good for drawing on my iPad, but after many purchases, I’m still not satisfied. What I really want is something that has a fairly fine tip, but can also produce pressure data.

LED Matrix Glasses: That Hack Cray

LED Matrix Glasses: That Hack Cray
Someone call Kanye West. I know he’s a very busy man but he has to know that Garrett Mace has made the best pair of shutter shades of all time. Mace’s LED Matrix glasses have flashing lights just like Yeezy on Graduation.

Commodore 64 Guitar Has a Faster CPU than the NES Guitar

Commodore 64 Guitar Has a Faster CPU than the NES Guitar
I love a good mod. The crazier the better. This one is crazy and all kinds of retro awesome. Some of you might know Jeri Ellsworth. She works for Valve and helped them start their hardware R&D department.

Bethesda’s Office Gets Life-Size Alduin’s Wall from Skyrim

Bethesda’s Office Gets Life-Size Alduin’s Wall from Skyrim
Bethesda did an amazing job with Skyrim, so no one could blame them for celebrating a little and decorating their offices. They have done just that, but maybe not in the way you expect. Bethesda had this full-scale Alduin’s Wall just lying around after it was used for E3, PAX, and the Skyrim launch party.

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It
The problem with repairing stuff is that I don’t how to do it. But if there’s one thing I do know about repairing, it’s that whatever it is you’re working on is bound to be dimly lit.

Gooma Case Marine Keeps Smartphones Nice and Dry

Gooma Case Marine Keeps Smartphones Nice and Dry
In most situations, if you drop your phone into water, there’s a good chance that it’s toast. Granted, there are ways to save it, if it wasn’t underwater for too long. The Gooma Case Marine is a soft polyurethane skin that stretches over your phone that’s designed to protect it from water.

Slinky on a Treadmill Cannot Be Stopped

Slinky on a Treadmill Cannot Be Stopped
Back when I was growing up, Slinkies were actually made from metal. I got up to more than a little mischief with my Slinky, after discovering if you threw that spring at your little brother just right, it would wrap around his head and get stuck.