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Archive for July 2012

FLASHr iPhone Case Shines a Light on Notifications

FLASHr iPhone Case Shines a Light on Notifications
If you weren’t aware of this, you can make your iPhone’s LED flash work as a notification light, so that you never miss any notifications (Settings-> General-> Accessibility-> LED Flash for Alerts). There’s one problem though.

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though – this one’s a Japanese hack.
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Doctor Who Pillows for When You Inevitably Don’t Blink for Several Hours

Doctor Who Pillows for When You Inevitably Don’t Blink for Several Hours
If you are in the market for some nerdy pillows – specifically of the Doctor Who variety – here are some great designs from Etsy seller FourEyesHandmade. This Dalek pillow is my favorite of the bunch – with a bit of a minimalist design.

Zombie Head Gumball Machine Makes You Crave Brains

Zombie Head Gumball Machine Makes You Crave Brains
This gumball machine is pretty gross since it is made out of what looks like a real human head. You have to really want a gumball bad to get one from this machine.

LEGO Induction Lamp Concept is a Really Bright Idea

LEGO Induction Lamp Concept is a Really Bright Idea
There are already a number of ways to add lighting to LEGO kits, but none of them are particularly elegant, and the ones I’m aware of require wires and a large battery pack to light up your LEGO creations.

Sushi Bazooka Makes Perfect Rolls as Easy as Playing with Play-Doh

Sushi Bazooka Makes Perfect Rolls as Easy as Playing with Play-Doh
Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant, I stare in awe at the knife and food assembly skills of the sushi chefs. I can’t imagine making such perfect sushi myself, unless I could afford a sushi robot of my own.

Geek Accomplishment: 65,000 LEGO Bricks Sorted in 71 Hours

Geek Accomplishment: 65,000 LEGO Bricks Sorted in 71 Hours
71 hours. That’s almost 3 days. That’s how long it takes to sort 65,000 LEGO bricks of varying colors. We know this because one dynamic duo has just accomplished the task.

Final Fantasy III Monopoly: Go and Collect 200 Gil

Final Fantasy III Monopoly: Go and Collect 200 Gil
I was happy enough to see Final Fantasy III getting some love with the dialog box magnets, but it seems I haven’t been looking hard enough. Here’s an even more impressive homage, a cross stitched Final Fantasy III Monopoly board, complete with game tokens.

Dipping Cover: A Simple Solution to an Age-Old Problem

Dipping Cover: A Simple Solution to an Age-Old Problem
Presenting a solution to the age-old problem of not having a cup to put dips in when you’re at your local fast food joint: the Dipping Cover.

Bug-A-Salt Uses Salt Bullets to Kill Bugs, Time

Bug-A-Salt Uses Salt Bullets to Kill Bugs, Time
Lorenzo Maggiore has come up with a sweet middle ground between fly swatters and pesticides. His invention is called Bug-A-Salt, a pump action gun that uses ordinary table salt as projectiles. It looks so fun to use you’ll wish your house had more pests.

Belt Buckle Flask Lets You Take Your Booze to Go

Belt Buckle Flask Lets You Take Your Booze to Go
People have been known to wear strange things around their waist. It all began with the computer mouse belt, which featured an actual mouse as the buckle. Then there was Volt Buckle gadget charger, which had a plug integrated right into the buckle.

AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage

AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage
Remember the Chameleon Bandage that changes color to match your skin tone once you stuck it on? It was definitely an interesting concept, although a difficult one to execute.

Settlers of Catan Cake Helps Me Win Every Time

Settlers of Catan Cake Helps Me Win Every Time
I’m not the best Settlers of Catan player, I’m going to be honest.  By “not the best,” I mean that I always lose.  By “honest,” I mean that I’m a lying little rat in the sewer, because NOBODY EVER BEATS ME AT ANYTHING.  

Canon EOS M Micro Four-Thirds Camera Leaked: Canon’s First Entry in Segment

Canon EOS M Micro Four-Thirds Camera Leaked: Canon’s First Entry in Segment
According to tipsters, patents, and a couple of Japanese websites, it looks like Canon is set to release their first Micro Four-Thirds camera very soon. For now, all that remains are the discovery of the full specs and what the camera actually looks like.

ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station

ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station
The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that is specifically designed to image the Earth. The camera is called ISERV and it was launched on board the Japanese Aerospace exploration Agencies HTV-3 transfer vehicle.

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter
I’ve always thought one the most interesting landmarks in England was the London Eye. I would call it a ferris wheel, as I think most people from the US would, but it’s simply known as the Eye in the UK.
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