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Archive for June 2012

App Decides if Messages Are Good or Bad: I Can’t Decide If It’s Good or Bad

App Decides if Messages Are Good or Bad: I Can’t Decide If It’s Good or Bad
Mobile devices make it easy to reach out to other people and stay connected. Most times it’s a blessing, but it can also be a curse. Would it help if you were told which messages will make you feel good or bad?

Cummins Creates LEGO Replica of Giant Diesel Engine

Cummins Creates LEGO Replica of Giant Diesel Engine
If you’re not into trucks or work with large industrial equipment, you might not recognize the name Cummins. Cummins is a company that produces powerful diesel engines for all sorts of uses. The most well known use is as the power plant that powers many of the pickup trucks you see cruising the highways.

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That
There are emulators for video game consoles and virtual machines for operating systems. Now someone has come up with an “app player” that makes it possible to run iOS programs into other hardware, particularly Windows and – drum roll please –  the BlackBerry PlayBook.

iCub Robot Learns to Talk Like a Baby

iCub Robot Learns to Talk Like a Baby
When last we saw iCub, he was learning to crawl like a baby and even count numbers like one. Now he has learned to talk like one. Human instructors have taught the bot to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors so far.

Rockin’ Rock the Vote Shirts Let You Register via Smartphone

Rockin’ Rock the Vote Shirts Let You Register via Smartphone
It’s always refreshing to see people take a technological approach to everyday stuff, like encouraging people to go register for the elections and vote. You might recall how Rock the Vote created the first telephone voter registration system to encourage people to register to vote by picking up the phone.

LEGO Exo Suit Needs to Be Turned into a Kit

LEGO Exo Suit Needs to Be Turned into a Kit
I love that LEGO launched their Cuusoo website to encourage the crowdsourcing of new ideas for LEGO sets. And while not too many concepts have yet found their way to market, I’m sure that the more practical ones will eventually get produced.

Transformer Wine Rack: Merlot in Disguise

Transformer Wine Rack: Merlot in Disguise
Transformers should always carry their own alcoholic beverages. That way they could drink a toast with Shia LaBeouf after they kick each others asses and wreck our cities with their huge bodies. If Transformers did carry wine with them, I imagine they would look just like this.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma is Earthward

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma is Earthward
Save yourself from boredom while waiting for the next Legend of Zelda game (or remake) with the official Link Figma. This is an action figure of the Link that links all the other Links: the hero from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

R2-D2 Smoker Grill Makes R2 Hot Under the Dome

R2-D2 Smoker Grill Makes R2 Hot Under the Dome
R2-D2 is one of the most beloved robots ever. Chances are that if you are reading this, you already own a piece of R2 merchandise or two. Some of you have tons of R2 items. But do you have a droid that can smoke meat?

Skype Reunion: Family Portraits Taken From Two Places at the Same Time

Skype Reunion: Family Portraits Taken From Two Places at the Same Time
How do you take a family portrait when you and your loved ones are thousands of miles apart? You could use Photoshop and stitch your individual pictures into one image, or you could do what artist John Clang did: take a photo of everyone in real time using Skype and a projector.

Go Green on the Go with These Quirky Wearable Planters

Go Green on the Go with These Quirky Wearable Planters
The cool thing about accessories is that they let you express what you want to express without having to say a word. Because all you have to do to get a point across is to just wear it. 

Ministry of Supply Apollo Shirt Uses NASA Tech and MIT Brains to Keep You Comfy

Ministry of Supply Apollo Shirt Uses NASA Tech and MIT Brains to Keep You Comfy
There’s an old saying that goes something like “it’s better to look good than to feel good,” but if the guys at Ministry of Design have their way, you’ll be able to do both, thanks to their new high-tech shirts.

Skin Care App Aims to Help Acne Sufferers

Skin Care App Aims to Help Acne Sufferers
One thing that men and women stress about constantly is acne. We live in a pretty shallow society where people are often judged by their looks. The unfortunate thing about acne is that, aside from being painful when it’s at its worse, is that it also leave unsightly marks when it heals. 

Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae Gives Me a Reason to Eat There

Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae Gives Me a Reason to Eat There
I’m going to be honest. When given the choice between Burger King and McDonald’s, I’m a McDonald’s man. I always have been. Ever since I fell in love with Ronald McDonald got scared by Burger King’s freak of a mascot, I’ve never gone back.

For Fathers Who’ll Take Force Lightning to the Face for Their Kids

For Fathers Who’ll Take Force Lightning to the Face for Their Kids
If you didn’t jump into a reactor core when it dawned on you that your dad was your dad, you should definitely get him something for Father’s Day.  Something like this Darth Vader greeting card.

Beef Jerky Sasquatch Sighted: Big Foot Lives!

Beef Jerky Sasquatch Sighted: Big Foot Lives!
When we were growing up, our parents always told us not to play with our food. But the results of such dalliances can have proven to be quite impressive from time to time. How could you not love a portrait of Sasquatch, made entirely from beef jerky?