We all would like to be a knight now and again. The problem is that knight armor is heavy. Most geeks don’t have the strength to pull it off. It’s expensive too. You can’t just have your local blacksmith make some for you these days.
A team of Utah State University engineering students have built a wearable device that allows its user to climb walls. Their solution borrows less from Spider-Man and more from Inspector Gadget. Instead of subjecting themselves to radioactive spider bites, the Ascending Aggies built large suction pads.
Looking back at the movies in the 80s, there are several that standout for me as some of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites was RoboCop. This movie was sort of cheesy even back then and had tons of violence – my kind of flick.
Music buffs will be pleased to hear that they don’t have to go through at least one pair of headphones every two weeks just because they listen to music even when they’re in bed. If you’ve ever slept with a pair of earbuds on, then you’ll notice that the wires wear out much faster than if you didn’t use them in bed.
There have been other throwback GUIs in the past, but this one created by the Amsterdam-based art director Ben Vessey looks pretty cool. You can retrofy your modern Mac OS machine thanks to this set of icons and wallpapers.
I’m sure we’ve all had put beat down on a vending machine at one point in our lives for not delivering our drink or snack after you’ve paid. Something about shaking a vending machine seems to get frustration out, and sometimes gets the product (or two) out too.
Who needs a disco ball when you can build a disco in a ball? This dodecahedron speaker was built by Instructables member 60cyclehum, who was kind enough to share his build process online. But it’s probably because he knows no one else can pull it off.
Typically, when you fork over all that money for college tuition, you get a bunch of books and student loan debt. With more and more colleges moving towards integrating technology with their curriculums, Seton Hall University has announced that it will be giving all incoming freshmen a Lumia 900 smartphone from Nokia.
Nothing sucks more than taking out that carton of milk from the refrigerator early in the morning and noticing that it expired the day before yesterday. Not only is it a waste of otherwise good milk, it also gives you a bad start to your day if it really tastes spoiled.
Some people like to use a glass. Others prefer to cup their hands under the faucet to gather enough water to rinse the foamy toothpaste out of their mouths. While others prefer to go the fountain route, which the Rinser Toothbrush makes possible in a more convenient way.
I’m not sure why we need robots that can swim like humans, but here we have one, and it’s named “Swumanoid.” Is there not enough danger at sea? Do we need humanoid robots swimming around ready to drag us under?