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Archive for October 2012

LarkLife Activity Band Motivates Exercise with Technology

LarkLife Activity Band Motivates Exercise with Technology
Activity bracelets and other fitness gadgets are a great way to get motivated to get into shape. Instead of relying on paltry humans, your love for gadgets will keep you running when the lactic acid starts to settle into your legs!

HotTug Hot Tub Boat: Take a Dip While You Sail in a Hot Tub

HotTug Hot Tub Boat: Take a Dip While You Sail in a Hot Tub
The HotTug Tub Boat is a hot tub in a boat. The thing is, there isn’t really much of a boat aside from the hot tub itself. So I guess the HotTug really is just a floating hot tub.

Memorize Pi While You Drink, Cook and Eat

Memorize Pi While You Drink, Cook and Eat
Mathematics geeks will often use the number of digits of Pi they can remember as a measure of pride. While I might be able to get as far as 3.141592653589793, that’s about where I lose it.

Real-time Motion Capture on Unreal Engine: That’s Unreal All Right

Real-time Motion Capture on Unreal Engine: That’s Unreal All Right
Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has proven to be quite versatile and accurate, but in the end’s it’s only one motion sensor. A company called Yost Engineering Inc. or YEI recently showed off how multiple motion sensors can be used in videogames, enabling real-time motion capture and virtual reality.

Yoda Bust with Human Complexion: Judge Me by My Color, Do You?

Yoda Bust with Human Complexion: Judge Me by My Color, Do You?
The species of legendary Jedi master Yoda is one of the mysteries of Star Wars. Whatever he is, all we know is that he’s small and green. If you ever wondered what he’d look like if he had more or less the same skin as humans, sculptor Andrea Eusebi has a possible answer.

Space Invaders Light Installation is Exactly How I Picture the Invasion

Space Invaders Light Installation is Exactly How I Picture the Invasion
This is how the end of the world begins. The landscape is filled with thousands of these glowing invaders. You can shoot and shoot, picking them off one by one, but they just keep coming in wave after wave.

Your Dog’s Halloween Nightmare: Dog Rider Pet Costumes

Your Dog’s Halloween Nightmare: Dog Rider Pet Costumes
I agree with the old adage that dogs really are man’s best friend. Since best friends goof around together all the time, I don’t think your canine buddy would mind if you dressed him (or her) up in some funny rider costumes this Halloween, right?

3D Printed Headphones: You Wouldn’t Steal a Song, But You Can Download Headphones

3D Printed Headphones: You Wouldn’t Steal a Song, But You Can Download Headphones
Many of the 3D printed products we’ve seen are for commercial purposes, prototypes or toys. But as the technology matures and becomes more affordable, we’ll start seeing more products that us ordinary folks can appreciate and more importantly use in our daily life.

Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines

Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines
Some people like building machines that make doing some mundane task easier. Others, like Dan Grayber, do so in order for the machines to fulfill their own mechanical needs – whatever they may be.

ErgoArc 2 Laptop Tray: Because Bed > Chair

ErgoArc 2 Laptop Tray: Because Bed > Chair
Laptop trays and portable desks come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and have different features. Some focus on keeping your laptop – and thighs – cool, while others add speakers, USB ports or even keyboards.

The Softer Side of the Star Wars’ Dark Side

The Softer Side of the Star Wars’ Dark Side
The name ‘Darth Vader’ doesn’t exactly conjure up images of sunshine and butterflies. Neither does ‘Boba Fett’. They’re two of the most sinister villains from Star Wars and there’s really not much to like about them, given that they’re the bad guys and all.

Mini Cinema Gives You a Better Movie-Watching Experience on Your iPhone

Mini Cinema Gives You a Better Movie-Watching Experience on Your iPhone
Apple might boast that the iPhone’s screen makes watching movies a pleasure, but I wouldn’t consider watching a movie on such a tiny screen pleasurable. But if you can’t shell out a couple of hundred bucks just yet for an iPad (or a new TV), then the Mini Cinema for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S might just be right up your alley.

UW Team Builds Massive Speaker, Makes Marty McFly Jealous

UW Team Builds Massive Speaker, Makes Marty McFly Jealous
Remember the opening scene from Back to the Future where Marty plays his guitar through that giant speaker in Doc Brown’s lab? Well, a group of engineers at the University of Wisconsin sure do, and they decided to try and recreate the experience with their own enormous speaker.

Brain Candle Looks Perfectly (Abby) Normal to Us

Brain Candle Looks Perfectly (Abby) Normal to Us
Yeah, I can’t believe it either, but Halloween is just weeks away. If you’re looking for some fun ideas to decorate your pad for every geeks favorite holiday, why not send Igor out to steal you a brain in a jar?

Let’s Hope These Eraser Flash Drives Don’t Erase Your Data

Let’s Hope These Eraser Flash Drives Don’t Erase Your Data
I’ve seen USB flash drives crammed into all sorts of things over the years, but there’s something just so wrong it’s right about these flash drives stuck inside of pink rubber erasers.

Disney’s 3D Printed Optics Could Change the Way We View Light

Disney’s 3D Printed Optics Could Change the Way We View Light
While theme parks and animation come to mind when we think of Disney, it’s clear that the company is investing significant time, money and effort into cool new technologies as well. We’ve already seen Disney’s interactive food concept, and their cool touch interaction system.