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Archive for July 2012

Z.E.R.O. Zombie Apocalypse Kit Makes Sure You Survive Hell and High Water

Z.E.R.O. Zombie Apocalypse Kit Makes Sure You Survive Hell and High Water
There were a string of weird occurrences in the last couple of months involving some people going stark crazy because of the things that they managed to do. It’s too gruesome to describe in detail, but here’s one work that sums it all up: cannibalism.

Skippy the Robot Skips Stones, and That’s It.

Skippy the Robot Skips Stones, and That’s It.
Try as I might, I’ve never been able to skip a stone across water in my life. And while there are some people who possess this skill, I’m not one of them. That’s okay, because it turns out there’s a robot to do my bidding skipping.
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Classic Star Trek Gadgets Get the LEGO Treatment

Classic Star Trek Gadgets Get the LEGO Treatment
So you are aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise on a five year mission and you beam down to a planet to do some geological studies, when suddenly Trelaine aka The Squire of Gothos, turns everything on the planet into LEGO creations.

OUYA Game Console Brings Android Sensibilities to TV Sets

OUYA Game Console Brings Android Sensibilities to TV Sets
On numerous occasions, the game console market has been declared “dead” or “dying” over the years, and there have definitely been some duds and challenges with the market – especially the cost of developing and distributing games.

This 1954 Flying Car Can Be Yours – for Just $1.25 Million

This 1954 Flying Car Can Be Yours – for Just $1.25 Million
Well, when I was a kid, this is not how I pictured flying cars in the year 2012, but it’s what we’ve got until the Transition is released. This is the 1954 Taylor Aerocar N-101D. It’s just one of only five that were made by the mid-century company.

Woman Puts Soul up for Auction, eBay Pulls Plug

Woman Puts Soul up for Auction, eBay Pulls Plug
Some people look to connect with others by joining clubs or organizations. Others end up meeting lifelong friends or the love of their lives online. Then there are others, (okay, just one) like Lori N., who thinks that the way to connect with people is to “sell” her soul on eBay.

Only Pet Poop Can Be Disposed in the Curve Trash Bin

Only Pet Poop Can Be Disposed in the Curve Trash Bin
A lot of pet owners have the nasty habit of not cleaning up after their animals. It’s annoying, it’s impolite, and it’s especially irritating to the people who end up stepping on the dog doo. Some countries have resorted to setting up separate bins for people to dispose of their dog’s wastes, but many mistake it as being a regular old trash can and instead fill it up with all sorts of other trash, leaving no room for its intended contents.

SAVE:US Gives You Light When You Most Need It

SAVE:US Gives You Light When You Most Need It
Disaster can strike at any given moment. There are measures that you, as an individual, can take to increase your chances of survival. There are also some fixtures that firms can choose to install in their offices to up their employees’ survival rate as well.

Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream

Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream
It must be pretty cool to be Ken Block. The guy gets to drive cars for a living and is a world-class hoonster. In fact, “Ken Block” translates in the Latin to Hoonicus Maximus, or at least it should.

Aurora Borealis Sound Recorded

Aurora Borealis Sound Recorded
One the coolest natural phenomenon that happens around Earth are the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. We’ve seen this phenomenon photographed from space by astronauts on the ISS in the past and the glowing greenish hue is very cool to look at.

Touch Skin OLED Watch Concept Changes Faces on Demand

Touch Skin OLED Watch Concept Changes Faces on Demand
Touch Skin is a new concept watch designed by Niels Astrup that fits in with your existing plethora of gadgets. It’s a minimal watch with a touch-sensitive screen which allows you to customize the overall look thanks to its flat OLED display.

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con
It has been about a year since Hasbro launched its own LEGO-style building sets under the name brand KRE-O. The first of those kits Hasbro offered were Transformers themed. The toy maker is back with a new line of KRE-O building sets that are officially licensed Star Trek kits, based on the J.J.

Mahoro Robot Does Dangerous Lab Work Fast

Mahoro Robot Does Dangerous Lab Work Fast
Mahoro is a general purpose robot co-developed by AIST and Yaskawa. It’s mission in life is to carry out dangerous lab work that was previously done manually by humans. Its jobs include culturing and dispensing with more accuracy and speed than a human can do it.

Robotic Camera Mimics Eye Movement

Robotic Camera Mimics Eye Movement
For all of our advances in robotics, robots still have trouble reproducing the complicated movements of the human eye. We have not had the ability to effectively mimic the movement of our eyes, so researchers have been creating robots with unnatural eyes.

LEGO Portal Gun Doesn’t Open Shortcuts to Legoland

LEGO Portal Gun Doesn’t Open Shortcuts to Legoland
The petition for an official LEGO Portal set is going strong, but it still hasn’t quite garnered enough votes to qualify for consideration from the powers that be. Maybe they should add this to the set to get more support: a life-sized LEGO Portal gun.

Select iBall Approved by FIFA for Confirming Goals

Select iBall Approved by FIFA for Confirming Goals
When it comes professional soccer around the world, FIFA is the league where most of the major teams play. It’s not uncommon for the referees to have a difficult time calling a goal during a match because it can be hard to determine when the ball passes the goal line.
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