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Archive for February 2013

X-wing Fighter Bed: Red 5 Nodding Off

X-wing Fighter Bed: Red 5 Nodding Off
Kids can be rebellious. I say give a rebel kid a rebel bed. A rebel X-wing Fighter bed like this one. Well, the bed actually sits beneath the body of the ship, allowing the kid to climb up into the cockpit. If I had had this as a kid, I…

EGO Personal Semi-Submarine: No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dive.

EGO Personal Semi-Submarine: No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dive.
I’ve probably watched too many James Bond movies, but a personal submarine sounds pretty cool, no matter what. While this started out as a concept a couple of years ago, it’s actually available for purchase now.…
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Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor
This unique ball turns the beautiful game into the energy-generating game. Made by a small company called Uncharted Play, the Soccket is a football that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. In other words, you get electricity simply by playing with it.…

Want a Job? Send a 3D Model of Your Head Instead of a Resume

Want a Job? Send a 3D Model of Your Head Instead of a Resume
It seems like people are taking Phil Dubost’s lead when it comes to resumes. In case you haven’t heard of Phil, he’s the one behind the Amaz-ing Resume that promptly went viral after he posted it. Apparently, many seem to agree that a fake Amazon product page beats a boring…

iPhone Not Selling Well for Leap Wireless

iPhone Not Selling Well for Leap Wireless
There were a lot of people who were excited when prepaid wireless carrier Leap Wireless, who operates the Cricket Wireless mobile phone brand, announced that it would be offering the iPhone 5. I think a bunch of people forgot that carriers like AT&T and Verizon offer big subsidies to get…

Batmobile Monster Truck: The Dark Knight Crushes

Batmobile Monster Truck: The Dark Knight Crushes
Check out this Batmobile monster truck. It chases and then crushes any villain’s vehicle in it’s path. All I can say is I’m glad that Christopher Nolan was in control of the recent Batman movies. Otherwise we could have ended up with this ridiculous beast in one of those movies.…

Outbox Digitizes Snail Mail and Shreds the Originals

Outbox Digitizes Snail Mail and Shreds the Originals
I’ll admit that this side of something I order from Amazon or a paycheck, I’m not big on getting mail in my mailbox anymore. It seems like I get reams of sales flyers and scams trying to get me to buy extended warranties for my car that I end up…

EA Plans to Use Micro-Transactions in All of Its Games

EA Plans to Use Micro-Transactions in All of Its Games
I’ve been a gamer for a long time, and I’ve never been a fan of micro-transactions in games. These are the little paid add-ons that allow you to buy upgrades and other items that you might not have access to at all or at least not until you achieve higher…

Always the Fashionista: Barbie Gets a Digital Dress to Keep up With the Times

Always the Fashionista: Barbie Gets a Digital Dress to Keep up With the Times
With real-world dolls getting LEDs installed and embedded into their gowns, it was only a matter of time before Barbie upgraded her own wardrobe to include these futuristic digital threads.…

mentalKase: Drop Your iPhone at 6,000 Feet? No Problem!

mentalKase: Drop Your iPhone at 6,000 Feet? No Problem!
Just like many of you, I dread dropping my phone. It happens from time to time, but I’ve never had a drop damage my phone. That being said, there’s no way that my phone could survive a 6,000-foot drop, or could it?…

ZenAwake iOS App Gently Wakes You from Your Slumber

ZenAwake iOS App Gently Wakes You from Your Slumber
Waking up has always been a difficult process for me, and I have to say that I haven’t found an easy way to wake up until now. The only real workaround is to get a good night’s rest. That being said, if  you have the same difficulty getting out of…

Peel & Stick Solar Panels: Solar Power All the Things!

Peel & Stick Solar Panels: Solar Power All the Things!
Aside from providing clean energy from a practically infinite power source, solar power now has another advantage over traditional power sources: it can be generated on nearly any surface. It’s all thanks these new solar panels that are thin and flexible enough that they can be attached like stickers. Let’s…

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse
A week ago, we learned about the Mycestro, a pointing device that, despite its unusual form, only has a humble goal: to replace your mouse. The Ego! Smartmouse on the other hand is quite the opposite. It looks like a traditional mouse, but it is much more than that. The…

Fortress 2 Turns your iPhone 5 into a Beer Opener

Fortress 2 Turns your iPhone 5 into a Beer Opener
If you’re an iPhone 5 owner who prefers those bumper cases that only cover the edges of the smartphone, XGear has a new offering called the Fortress 2. The case wraps all the way around the edges of the iPhone 5 and has a sliding door that opens allowing you…

Boba Fett Mixer Stirs up Its Bounty

Boba Fett Mixer Stirs up Its Bounty
When it comes to kitchen appliances, women want colors that match their decor. Men want what they usually want. Something cool that looks nothing like what women want. Preferably, their kitchen appliances should look like Boba Fett. That’s why Tommyfilth talked his wife into buying a broken old Kitchenaid for…

Rinspeed microMAX EV: The “Urban Swarm” Vehicle

Rinspeed microMAX EV: The “Urban Swarm” Vehicle
As time goes by, we are getting closer to a time when more and more vehicle will be connected to the Internet. This new concept vehicle will debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and it’s basically a fleet of “cloud-connected” cars that can be communally shared.…
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