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Archive for January 2013

DARPA Wants to Put Defensive Lasers on Jets as Soon as 2014

DARPA Wants to Put Defensive Lasers on Jets as Soon as 2014
For a long time, laser weapons were the stuff of science fiction, but researchers have able to create viable laser weaponry over the last several years. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force flew the Airborne Laser Testbed for a long time before scrapping the project last year.

Pantech Vega No 6 Android 5.9-Inch Smartphone: Phace It, It’s a Phablet.

Pantech Vega No 6 Android  5.9-Inch Smartphone: Phace It, It’s a Phablet.
I’m beginning to think that the smartphone wars are leading to devices with oversize screens that are becoming impractical. For a long time a big-screen for a smartphone was in the area of four-inches. Smartphone screens have begun to creep up in size as the so-called “phablet” has become popular.
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8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2

8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2
If you’re looking for a geeky gift for your loved one for Valentine’s Day, the 8-Bit Rose might be the thing that wins their heart. Just like the 8-Bit Flower Bouquet, this rose will stay bright red and upright forever.

Meta Wearable Augmented Reality Computer: Project Glass Meets Leap

Meta Wearable Augmented Reality Computer: Project Glass Meets Leap
Google made a lot of people excited about the future when the company showed off a concept video for the Project Glass computer. A month after that, a some of us wet our already wet pants some more when the Leap controller was unveiled.

Pee-Wee Herman Cycling Suit: I Know You Are, But What am I?

Pee-Wee Herman Cycling Suit: I Know You Are, But What am I?
In Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, the eponymous character spends most of the film on a quest to recover his beloved bicycle. But say you already have a spiffy-looking Schwinn Phantom cruiser like Pee-Wee? Don’t you need an outfit to go with it?

Keon Firefox OS Smartphone: Orange Phone, Freshly Squeezed

Keon Firefox OS Smartphone: Orange Phone, Freshly Squeezed
While Chrome is fast and stable, I like using Firefox because of some of the specific extensions and plugins that work with it. If you still love Firefox, then you’ll love the fact that Mozilla has just announced a Developer Preview Phone that will come with the lightweight Firefox OS, which is still being developed.

Make Way For Velopresso, the Coffee Shop on Wheels

Make Way For Velopresso, the Coffee Shop on Wheels
Coffee shops make it easier to grab some of your favorite brew on the go by setting up drive-thru windows. But why should you go there to get your coffee, when you can make the coffee (sort of) come to you ?

ManHands Soap Delightful Scents Include Beer, Muscle Rub, Top Soil, and “Urinal Mint”

ManHands Soap Delightful Scents Include Beer, Muscle Rub, Top Soil, and “Urinal Mint”
Most men I know don’t smell like bacon, baseball gloves, top soil, or urinal cakes, but maybe it’s because the men I know take baths regularly and practice good hygiene. At least, I’d like to think so.

Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor

Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor
As much as I love playing FPSes on my Xbox 360 and PS3, they’re still not as immersive as they could be on my “puny” 64-inch plasma display. But thanks to simulator technology developed by UniVisual Technologies, you could soon be playing FPSes in an incredibly visceral gameplay arena.

DIY Legend of Zelda Lamp: The Triforce of Thrift

DIY Legend of Zelda Lamp: The Triforce of Thrift
deviantART member Eric Margera said he was inspired to make his own Triforce lamp when he saw one on Etsy. I wouldn’t be surprised if he saw the exact same lamp that we featured last year.

JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2: Best Handheld Gaming System Yet?

JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2: Best Handheld Gaming System Yet?
In the market for a serious portable gaming machine? While you might have your eyes set on Nvidia’s upcoming Project Shield, here’s a very capable system you can buy right now. The JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2 is a power-packed portable that’s ideal for playing both retro emulated games and today’s latest Android titles.

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves
We’ve seen a lot of robots that can dance, but I’ve never seen one with moves as complicated and lifelike as this maid robot made by YouTuber Dr. GIY. It’ll only be a matter of time before Dr.

Solid Ice Toyota Land Cruiser: Insert “In Soviet Russia” Joke Here

Solid Ice Toyota Land Cruiser: Insert “In Soviet Russia” Joke Here
For a recent winter ice and snow celebration in the chilly city of Perm,Russia, somebody (presumably from Toyota), built this amazing ride entirely out of ice (plus a few red LEDs.)

Ugly Models Agency: Because Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Ugly Models Agency: Because Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
It’s about time someone went ahead and created a modeling agency for unusual looking or not-so-very appealing people. In other words, I guess you could consider them physically ugly on some levels. No, in case you’re wondering, I’m not kidding, because the Ugly Models Agency is very real and is actually representing a number of very ugly unusual-looking people.

Reebok ATV 19+ All Terrain Shoes: I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

Reebok ATV 19+ All Terrain Shoes: I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet
I’m into sneakers, but these new Reebok shoes are in a league of their own. I’ve never seen an outsole like these, which were designed especially to provide stability on uneven terrain. They’re basically what ATVs are to cars, but for your feet.

Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland

Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland
There are tons of smartphones available these days, and Chinese gadget makers Huawei have just announced a new model which will be released in Germany very soon. If you like what you see, then you’ll be happy to know that this phone will probably make its way into other international markets in a short while as well.
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