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Archive for September 2012

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!
This is the most awesome bit of science news I’ve heard in a long time. Scientists have determined that a warp drive similar to what the Enterprise used to get around the universe is actually more plausible than previously thought.

Jamy Toaster Prints the Forecast on Your Breakfast Bread

Jamy Toaster Prints the Forecast on Your Breakfast Bread
Here’s a clever upgrade to the everyday toaster – a kitchen appliance that can burn the current weather forecast onto the face of your toast each morning. Designed by Nathan Brunstein, the Jamy is a conceptual design for a “smart toaster” that has a built-in weather application which could scorch the forecast into bread.

Chestburster Plush: A Toy Only an Alien Queen Could Love

Chestburster Plush: A Toy Only an Alien Queen Could Love
If a Facehugger plush facemates with a poor stuffed toy, a Chestburster plush can’t be far behind. This 1:1 scale replica is so accurate I wouldn’t hug this thing if my stuffed toy’s life depended on it.

Swing Table Brings the Fun Back to Mealtimes

Swing Table Brings the Fun Back to Mealtimes
How many times did your mom have to scold you to quit messing around and rocking in your chairs at the dinner table when it was time to eat? I don’t know about you, but my mom would always say she felt like a broken record whenever she’d remind me and my siblings to stop whatever it was we were doing while we were seated there.

Dalek Purse Exterminates All Other Handbags

Dalek Purse Exterminates All Other Handbags
Doctor Who seems to be in the midst of a major renaissance of late. I can’t go a day lately without coming across some sort of awesome Doctor Who inspired craft, like this Dalek purse.

Sensory Maps Show Locations Along with Their Sights, Smells, and Sounds

Sensory Maps Show Locations Along with Their Sights, Smells, and Sounds
Traditionally, maps were made to help people find their way around a city that they might be visiting for the first time. However, Kate McLean took the basic concept of the map and spun it around to come up with an all-new series that have made the jump from being reference materials to art: the Sensory Maps.

Cardboard Kitten Tank: Let the Hairballs Fly!

Cardboard Kitten Tank: Let the Hairballs Fly!
Cats are cute. Maybe the cutest thing ever. They are even cuter when they are piloting cardboard military vehicles like this one. You can call it the Meow 1 Abrams if you want. Or the Kitty Panzer.

Take Time Reinvents the Pocket Watch

Take Time Reinvents the Pocket Watch
I’ll admit that from time to time, I do want to carry around a pocket watch, but the obsessiveness of always being on time and knowing the exact time, right down to the second takes precedence in my timely, regimented world.

Teen Pranksters’ Facebook Trick Kid’s Mom into Believing He Was Dead

Teen Pranksters’ Facebook Trick Kid’s Mom into Believing He Was Dead
Online hoaxes are a dime a dozen these days. A pretty cruel one recently made the news. It was in the form of a Facebook hoax that alarmed a mother and made her relatives think that her seven-year-old son had passed away.

Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog

Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog
Electrostatic ink based E-readers aren’t exactly the best devices for moving images, due to their slow refresh rates and black and white screens. But that didn’t stop somebody from porting a SEGA Genesis emulator to the $99 Android-based Nook Simple Touch reader anyhow.

Lian Li Engineers Train PC Case: The Choo Choo Computer

Lian Li Engineers Train PC Case: The Choo Choo Computer
I think this is one of the strangest off-the-shelf computer cases I’ve ever seen. Lian Li has announced the launch of a odd little computer case that resembles an old-fashioned train. The case comes in two versions, and one version of the case can even move on its track.

Timey Wimey Jell-O in a Jar, There’s Always Room for Doctor Who

Timey Wimey Jell-O in a Jar, There’s Always Room for Doctor Who
Everyone loves Jell-O. Heck, even the Doctor loves him some Jell-O, as well as fish fingers, custard, and Jammie Dodgers of course. This special Doctor Who Jell-O will give you a nice, wibbly wobbly snack for that Who marathon you are planning.

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time
Do you have trouble getting popcorn into your mouthhole? Yeah, I know it can be tricky to reach into the bowl and perfectly align your hand with your mouth to ensure the popped kernel ends up in the right spot.

Star Trek Cookie Cutters: I’m a Doctor, Not a Pastry Chef, Jim!

Star Trek Cookie Cutters: I’m a Doctor, Not a Pastry Chef, Jim!
Live long and prosper by upgrading your diet with more cookies! That’s right, carbs are good for you! Just look what they’ve done for William Shatner! Whether you prefer Kirk, Spock, Bones or Scotty, you’ll love these Star Trek cookie cutters and the delicious baked treats you can make with them.

iControlPad 2: Control All the Things

iControlPad 2: Control All the Things
Finally. I think the mobile controller that I’ve been waiting for has arrived. And it’s not from Apple, Samsung or any of the major mobile device manufacturers. It’s from a small company, the same one who made the iControlPad.

Panzer Tank Knit Slippers Battle Cold Toes

Panzer Tank Knit Slippers Battle Cold Toes
I normally don’t wear slippers on my feet, but if I had a pair of these Panzer Tiger tank slippers, I’d wear them every day. Heck, I’d wear them when I head out of the house  to the grocery store, and to the Starbucks, and to the park, and to the movies… you get my drift.

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