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Archive for September 2012

Portal Turret Gas Mask Will Violently Filter Your Breathing Air

Portal Turret Gas Mask Will Violently Filter Your Breathing Air
Nowadays, kids are into violence.  Guns, explosions, fist fights – you can’t deny that these have all become an integral part of the gaming experience.  Borderlands 2?  Violent.  Halo 4?  Violent.  All 50 million versions of the same game?  

LAYWOO-D3: 3D Printing Gets Wood

LAYWOO-D3: 3D Printing Gets Wood
If you follow this site regularly, you know I’m a big believer in 3D printing as one of the major technological movements of the 21st century. We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this budding technology these days, but in 10 years, I bet that 3D printed products and parts will be as ordinary as stuff coming off of assembly lines.

Amigurumi TIE Fighter and AT-AT Crush the Rebel Alliance with Cuteness

Amigurumi TIE Fighter and AT-AT Crush the Rebel Alliance with Cuteness
It’s my theory that part of the reason the Empire had so much trouble taking down the Rebel Alliance and Jedi was that they just weren’t nice enough. You know what they say “kill ’em with kindness” and all.

Miniature Metropolis Made of Used Electronics: Electri-City

Miniature Metropolis Made of Used Electronics: Electri-City
Benjamin Yates makes coffee tables that house miniature cities made from discarded gadgets and electronic parts. He also fills them with fairy lights and railroad figures of people to bring life to the cities. One man’s trash is a little man’s territory.

Xfire Safety Light Beams Your Own Bike Lane

Xfire Safety Light Beams Your Own Bike Lane
There are lots of reflective or illuminating gadgets and accessories for bicycles and cyclists. But this is the first device I’ve seen that not only provides a light, it also creates an impromptu bike lane through the use of lasers.

Truck-Shaped Media Player: Looks Like We’ve Got Us a Convoy

Truck-Shaped Media Player: Looks Like We’ve Got Us a Convoy
Growing up back in the 1970s, during the height of the C.B. radio craze, the U.S. had truly romanticized the life of the trucker. Between movies like Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit, kids were aspiring to take to the open road and drive an 18-wheeler.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Playable Demo Hits Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Playable Demo Hits Steam
If you’re a fan of strategy games from developer Firaxis, you might want to grab the latest playable demo from the company. Firaxis and 2K Games have announced that a playable demo for the title XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for download on Steam.

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic Bubble.

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo
A bit of bad news has turned up concerning the new Nintendo Wii U game console set to launch later this year. Nintendo recently disclosed that the new game console will be region-locked. This means that the console will not support video games purchased outside of the console’s home region.

Blokket Signal Jammer Pouch for Your Phone: Do Not Disturb V3.0

Blokket Signal Jammer Pouch for Your Phone: Do Not Disturb V3.0
While I rarely switch my phone off, (i.e. never) I do like to make it shut up when I’m busy. That means that I had to adjust all my push notifications, because I don’t want an update whenever you like a cat on Facebook.

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of their legs.

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?
We’ve featured some mechanical versions of arcade games in the past, but I think this is my new favorite. That’s because this real-world version of Donkey Kong is actually controlled by an NES gamepad. That just makes it that much more awesome.

Hydraulic Steampunk Crossbow Not Actually Hydraulic, Still Awesome

Hydraulic Steampunk Crossbow Not Actually Hydraulic, Still Awesome
If you need a new piece of steampunk weaponry, check this out. It’s an awesome streampunk Nerf crossbow made by Gabe Genway. The next time you organize a victorian big game hunt take note. If you make one half as good as Gabe, you will be the steampunk king.

Stained Glass Starship Enterprise: Glass, The Final Frontier

Stained Glass Starship Enterprise: Glass, The Final Frontier
Over the years, we’ve come across some unusually geeky stained glass items, and the latest to pop up over on Etsy is this handmade glass Starship Enterprise.

iMpulse Wireless Game Controller Fits on Your Keychain

iMpulse Wireless Game Controller Fits on Your Keychain
Gamers looking for a way to bring tactile controls to their mobile devices are starting to have a multitude of choices. The latest mobile controller is a cool idea in that it’s small enough to tote around on your keychain.

Electrolux Doorless Refrigerator Concept: The Future Hates Fridge Magnets

Electrolux Doorless Refrigerator Concept: The Future Hates Fridge Magnets
We’ve seen a handful of wacky concepts for refrigerators entered into the Electrolux Design Lab competition over the past years, and this year is no different. What you see below is the Impress, a refrigerator that has no doors.

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