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Archive for June 2012

iXoost iPhone/iPod Exhaust Manifold Docks: Smokin’

iXoost iPhone/iPod Exhaust Manifold Docks: Smokin’
Finally, a breakthrough in imposing iOS docks. After the Docks Made From Horns revolution comes the Docks Made From Huge Ass Exhaust Manifolds. They’re called iXoost, from the root word Xoost, meaning to be absolutely tired of this lazy naming scheme.

Star Wars 1313 Will Make Your Lightsaber Stand Up

Star Wars 1313 Will Make Your Lightsaber Stand Up
Apparently, I’m not geeky enough to know that Coruscant in the Star Wars universe is made in a bunch of layers going down deeper and deeper into the planet. The new videogame Star Wars 1313 gets its name because it takes place on layer 1313 where the underworld reigns.

Clock Tower Hotel Room: Alone Time

Clock Tower Hotel Room: Alone Time
This is a torture chamber designed to give nightmares to people who hate alarm clocks. Just kidding. It’s actually a one-room hotel where guests get to have an entire train station clock to themselves. In other words, it’s a torture chamber designed to give nightmares to people who hate alarm clocks.

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion
It’s not always easy staying motivated when you train alone. This is one of the reasons why I find the Joggobot interesting. It’s kind of like a robotic coach, that follows you around as you run.

Twig Combines Charger, Tripod and Stand for Your iPhone

Twig Combines Charger, Tripod and Stand for Your iPhone
In this day and age, nothing is ever as it seems. Take the Twig, for example. It’s a Kickstarter project started by Jason Hilbourne, who’s setting out to redefine cables and chargers for the iPhone with one small gadget.

Laser Watch Projects the Time on Your Arm

Laser Watch Projects the Time on Your Arm
Remember that movie In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried? If you were one of the few who saw the film, you know the movie showcased the importance and value of time by envisioning a future where time would eventually become the currency needed in order to survive.

Dragon Quest Slime Keyboard Has Funnest Function Keys Ever

Dragon Quest Slime Keyboard Has Funnest Function Keys Ever
Fans of the DragonQuest series will immediately recognize the little blue blobs along the top of this keyboard as the game’s iconic Slime. Can you think of a more awesome looking keyboard?

Knife Cufflinks Will Make You Look Sharp

Knife Cufflinks Will Make You Look Sharp
Are you a sharp dresser who isn’t sharp enough? Well, how about some real blades on your cufflinks? These cufflinks don’t just look like pocket knives, they are actually real mini pocket knives. At 7/8″ closed, they’re barely larger than the buttonholes they’ll be securing.

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem
Just because something looks like a piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is. For instance, these cabinets from Meninos look like retro living room electronics, but are actually just pieces of furniture.

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal
A bunch of students from Artistan’s Asylum in Somerville Massachusetts are creating a 2500 pound rideable hexapod robot. To accomplish this they will be using a 135 horsepower Toyota forklift engine. Where does a 2500 pound hexapod park?

Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console

Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console
You think a hack that houses 8 consoles is insane? How about one super console that can play 20 different videogame formats? It’s called a PC with emulators Unity, a super console project by veteran modder Bacteria that will assimilate the circuit boards of 17 consoles but run from just one power supply and use just a single controller.

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface
We’ve already seen a couple of ways to add touch sensitivity to everyday objects. Here’s a more specific approach that turns any surface into both a touch interface and a screen. All you need is an expensive camera, a motion sensor and proprietary software!

Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Flat Backpack: A Stylish Way to Carry Your Gear

Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Flat Backpack: A Stylish Way to Carry Your Gear
Not all backpacks are created equal, and while some of them are made to carry specific gear, they aren’t always that well designed. Cote & Ciel’s Coated Techno Canvas Flat Backpack looks to be a thoughtfully-designed pack for carrying your laptop and other gear.

Real or Fake: Grow Your Own Sneakers from Genetically Engineered Stingrays?

Real or Fake: Grow Your Own Sneakers from Genetically Engineered Stingrays?
Now here’s one for the books, and not in a very good way. Rayfish, a Thailand-based shoe company, is claiming that you can “grow your own sneakers” – or rather, the raw material that’s used to make your sneakers using – get this – genetically-engineered stingrays.

Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug: When You Need a Drink to Power Up

Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug: When You Need a Drink to Power Up
Weekday mornings are the worst ever, especially if you’re coming back from an awesome weekend. I find that it’s my mid-morning coffee break that helps me keep my sanity sometimes, and I just found the most fitting mug for it: the Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug.

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves
What do you get when you combine robotics with art, engineering, sport and a love of furniture? You get table fighting. The crazy sport where tables face off in the ring. Tables fight to the death while humans watch on and probably make wagers.