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Archive for August 2012

H.R. Giger Counter is Too Creepy to Use

H.R. Giger Counter is Too Creepy to Use
Get it? It’s a Geiger Counter made to look like it was created by H.R. Giger. I don’t know about you, but Giger’s Aliens creations creep me out. Therefore I could never use this. I would be too afraid that it would eat me from the hand up.

TARDIS Ring is Realer Than the TARDIS

TARDIS Ring is Realer Than the TARDIS
Are you one of the many Whovians who wished that you could get your hands – or finger – on the TARDIS ring concept? You wish has come true! Gino Arizmendi, the man who came up with the concept, is now taking orders for the ring.

Razer DeathStalker Ultimate Keyboard has an Awesome Name. Oh and an LCD Trackpad

Razer DeathStalker Ultimate Keyboard has an Awesome Name. Oh and an LCD Trackpad
The LCD multi-touch trackpad on Razer’s Blade gaming laptop was just about the only truly unique thing about it. Fortunately that cutting edge device is no longer exclusive to the laptop, because Razer has incorporated it into its latest gaming keyboard.

Command & Conquer Goes Free-to-Play

Command & Conquer Goes Free-to-Play
EA has announced something exciting that fans of the Command & Conquer franchise are sure to be happy about. The announcement came at Gamescom in Germany this week. It turns out that the previously announced Command & Conquer: Generals 2 has been transformed into a free-to-play video game, and will run on the Frostbite 2 engine, which powers the graphics in Battlefield 3.

Mobi Lens Clips onto Just About Any Smartphone or Tablet Camera

Mobi Lens Clips onto Just About Any Smartphone or Tablet Camera
Add-on lenses for smartphones are one of the easiest ways of improving your mobile photography. I’ve seen some magnetic lenses, but what happens when your precious phone is hidden away underneath a protective case? Mobi-Lens comes to the rescue with an interesting design for a clip-on lens that will solve your woes.

Engineering Temporality Chair is a Tribute to Humanity’s Fragility

Engineering Temporality Chair is a Tribute to Humanity’s Fragility
Chairs are more than just pieces of furniture. At times, they can also be random yet awesome pieces of artwork, like the Enginering Temporality chair by Design Academy graduate Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen.

Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)

Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)
A neuroscientist from New York named Dr. Sheila Nirenberg apparently has made a medical breakthrough that allowed her to restore sight to blind mice. Now these mice can see how they run thanks to the nonsurgical procedure.

Game of Thrones Risk Board Game: World Domination is Coming

Game of Thrones Risk Board Game: World Domination is Coming
This beautiful Game of Thrones version of Risk was created by Fay Helfer. The detail is amazing and the set comes complete with pyrography artwork and a detailed, carved map of Westeros. It was made as a commission for Matt B, who is now the envy of the interwebs.

Gliph App Creates Anonymous & Disposable Email Addresses

Gliph App Creates Anonymous & Disposable Email Addresses
There is always a need for disposable and secure email addresses. I had a bunch of junk Hotmail addresses years ago for handling spam and subscriptions I didn’t want going to my main email address. Thanks to Gmail, I’ve whittled it down to only one, but maybe I should just dispose of it and get the Gliph app.

Awesome Mom Paints Her Son’s Converse, Dark Knight Style

Awesome Mom Paints Her Son’s Converse, Dark Knight Style
So last week, we saw how awesome dads could be. First, there was the dad who built his daughter her very own backyard roller coaster. Then there was the dad who turned his kid’s toy car into a real one. 

Cigarette Packs Turned into Fighter Jets, Feel the Need for Speed…and Nicotine

Cigarette Packs Turned into Fighter Jets, Feel the Need for Speed…and Nicotine
Check out these awesome fighter jets made out of cigarette packs. They look pretty awesome. Who knew that the designs on cigarette packs would make such good looking fighter jets? Maverick this is Goose *cough cough*.

Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight: The Empire Steampunked

Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight: The Empire Steampunked
Jen of Cake Wrecks – the chronicler of confectionery catastrophes – is also a recycling Jedi. She and her husband John made this steampunk lightsaber out of an old flashlight. It doesn’t emit a straight beam of plasma, but it still makes for an awesome cosplay accessory or night light.

Prism Glasses Let You See Straight While Lying Down

Prism Glasses Let You See Straight While Lying Down
I read in bed a lot. I also watch TV in bed a lot. In fact, there’s a lot of things I do in bed that I probably shouldn’t (like eat dinner – yes, I do that sometimes), but sometimes, I just can’t help it.

Filthy Keyboard Transformed into Ch-Ch-Chia-Keyboard

Filthy Keyboard Transformed into Ch-Ch-Chia-Keyboard
Like to eat and drink, then use your computer keyboard without washing your hands? Eventually, you end up with a sticky, dirty mess of a keyboard. Apparently, one office worker was sick and tired of seeing the grimy keyboard in their co-worker’s office, and did something about it.

ChargeCard Micro USB Version Hits Kickstarter

ChargeCard Micro USB Version Hits Kickstarter
Back in late July, we talked a bit about the ChargeCard for the iPhone. The device is a credit card-sized charger that allows you to connect your iPhone to your computer USB port for charging and synchronization.

Butterflies Near Fukushima Showing Serious Radiation Related Mutations

Butterflies Near Fukushima Showing Serious Radiation Related Mutations
Scientists in Japan have been studying a specific breed of butterfly called the pale grass blue butterfly. Two months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that led to radiation leaking from the nuclear power station, the researchers collected 144 adult versions of that butterfly from 10 locations around Japan.

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