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Archive for June 2012

DIY Google Street View Kit: For Areas Yet Unexplored by Google Maps

DIY Google Street View Kit: For Areas Yet Unexplored by Google Maps
Do you envy Googlers going around town, scanning the world for their Street View feature in Google Maps? Then check out the DIY Street View Kit that was put together by the German designer Jan Martin.

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid
A group of students from the engineering technology and industrial design programs of the University of Houston have come up with a concept for a device that can read sign language and translate it into audible words, as well as translate spoken word into sign language.

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Replica Can Be Yours for a Kingly Sum

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Replica Can Be Yours for a Kingly Sum
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. When you watch the Game of Thrones on this life-sized replica of the Iron Throne, you win at being a geek.

Waaaaaaaa… Bruce Lee Flash Drives Will Kick Your Data’s Butt

Waaaaaaaa… Bruce Lee Flash Drives Will Kick Your Data’s Butt
When it comes to Kung Fu movies, I’m a big fan of Bruce Lee flicks. If you’re a fan of the man, or just like to collect odd flash drives, you will want to check out these custom flash drives from a company called Pretec.

Cookoo Watch Reaches Funding Goal: Analog Smartwatches for All

Cookoo Watch Reaches Funding Goal: Analog Smartwatches for All
Late last month we mentioned the unusual Cookoo analog smart watch that was on Kickstarter looking for the funding it needs to come to the real world. The watch started last month seeking $150,000 in funding.

Ewok Dress: May the Furs Be with You

Ewok Dress: May the Furs Be with You
Back before the Star Wars prequels, Ewok hunting was a popular sport. It put Ewoks on the endangered species list. But after the prequels, most prefer Gungan hunting. I think we would all agree with that.

Subway Straps with NFC Deliver Ads to Japanese Commuters

Subway Straps with NFC Deliver Ads to Japanese Commuters
I think ad people are among the most creative humans in the world. I mean, who else would think of painting houses for advertising campaigns or using the power of sound to tempt people stuck in traffic to grab a slice of pizza?

Friedrich Kühl Air Conditioner Offers iPhone Control

Friedrich Kühl Air Conditioner Offers iPhone Control
I definitely like the fact that more and more appliances are becoming Wi-Fi-enabled, meaning that expensive home automation that was only available for the rich, or incredibly handy is trickling down to us ordinary folk. The air conditioning company Friedrich has just released a Wi-Fi dongle that will allow you to control their air conditioners from anywhere.

ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit

ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit
I’ve been telling my kids for a week now that last night we were going watch Venus creep across the face of the Sun. Naturally, when the time came, it was cloudy and we couldn’t see the sun much less get a glimpse of the last transit of Venus for the next 100 years.

Scanbox Turns Your iPhone into a Scanner on the Cheap

Scanbox Turns Your iPhone into a Scanner on the Cheap
You might have thought about of using your iPhone as a scanner, but didn’t have a good way to get clean and consistent images. Now you can finally put your phone’s camera to good use, without much thought, work, or action on your part.

MacCase Vintage Leather Flight Jacket Carries All Your Apple Gear

MacCase Vintage Leather Flight Jacket Carries All Your Apple Gear
I was talking with a colleague yesterday and we both agreed that we took our laptops out of our homes a lot less since we got iPads. That being said, there’s always a place for a cool iPad and laptop bag, one that lets you store a few things on top of that thin tablet computer.

NOOKone Alarm Clock Dock Doesn’t Dock NOOKs, Only iPhones

NOOKone Alarm Clock Dock Doesn’t Dock NOOKs, Only iPhones
Getting the perfect iPhone dock for your bedside table isn’t an easy task, and as industrial designer Robert Bye points out, the existing docks have a lot of problems. According to this designer, most docks only have a single possible orientation.

Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook Goes Ultrawide with 21:9 Display

Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook Goes Ultrawide with 21:9 Display
Toshiba has take wraps off of a new laptop with a unique feature I’ve not seen before in a portable computer. The new Satellite U840W is the first ever laptop to feature an 21:9 proportion “cinema” display.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Gets Wing Damage on its First Boat Trip

Space Shuttle Enterprise Gets Wing Damage on its First Boat Trip
It’s no secret that the Space Shuttle fleet has been retired and is no longer carrying astronauts and cargo into space. The Shuttles will spend the remainder of their days on display for fans of spaceflight to look at.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Coming to Wii U… or Not?

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Coming to Wii U… or Not?
It looks like a video of an unannounced Wii U title has surfaced. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. This might be a bunch of BS, especially since nothing has been revealed by Nintendo at E3 as of yet.

Iron Woman Concept Costume: I Am Iron Woman, Hear Me Roar

Iron Woman Concept Costume: I Am Iron Woman, Hear Me Roar
This concept Iron Woman suit is fit for Tony Stark’s wife should he ever get married. Until then, maybe one of the other Stark women can wear it. Arya? Sansa? Those are the only female Starks I know.