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Archive for February 2013

Branch Umbrella Makes It Easy For You to Share Your Umbrella-Ella-Ella

Branch Umbrella Makes It Easy For You to Share Your Umbrella-Ella-Ella
There’s only so much room overhead for umbrellas. An easy solution would be to share, but then comes the question of whose turn it is to hold the umbrella upright. Quentin de Coster’s simple solution to that?

LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu
Aside from the huggable Totoro, the Catbus is one of the most memorable characters in the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. After all, what’s not to like about a huge multilegged cat that can take you wherever you want to go?
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Hole-y Air Conditioned Shoes! Now You Can Say Goodbye to Stinky, Sweaty Feet

Hole-y Air Conditioned Shoes! Now You Can Say Goodbye to Stinky, Sweaty Feet
So these air-conditioned shoes from Chiyoda don’t exactly come with an actual air conditioner, but they’ll have to do for the moment until someone figures out a way to do that. Not like the latter sounds like a very practical idea, but if there’s a market for it, then why not?

CallingCube Business Cards: But I Want My Card on a d20!

CallingCube Business Cards: But I Want My Card on a d20!
With all of the people we meet in business and our personal lives, sometimes it’s hard to leave a lasting impression. Sure, you could do something outlandish, like juggle kittens or something, but they’ll probably just think you’re nuts.

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator
What’s this? Two Q*bert posts in a week? Yeah, you got me. I guess I’m on a roll. Remember how Q*bert used to let out that weird stream of gibberish expletives when one of his enemies got him?

Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors

Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors
There’s nothing new about robots helping doctors learn their craft, but normally they are satisfied with just a CPR robot or just a robot that simulates a heart attack. However, the Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s high-tech Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre is like a robot house of horrors.

Swash Tabletop Washing Machine Lets You Wash One Outfit at a Time

Swash Tabletop Washing Machine Lets You Wash One Outfit at a Time
Don’t have enough space in your apartment for a washing machine? You could always send your dirty stuff off to the laundry or get a tabletop washing machine instead. This thing is so small and compact that you can actually just keep it on your, well, tabletop.

Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks

Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks
I don’t get badminton. Isn’t it basically just tennis played like volleyball, while hitting something called a birdy? The birdy is also called a shuttlecock, which sounds like an astronaut chicken. I don’t get it. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t be impressed by this robot badminton player.

Swedish Concept Hotel Lets You Sleep Like the Homeless Do

Swedish Concept Hotel Lets You Sleep Like the Homeless Do
Would you pay a hotel so they’ll set you up with non-accommodations so you can sleep like a homeless person? It sounds far out, but that’s what Faktum Hotels, a Swedish concept hotel, is currently offering to interested patrons.

We Likey: Woman Finds Biological Mother, Thanks to Facebook Shares and ‘Likes’

We Likey: Woman Finds Biological Mother, Thanks to Facebook Shares and ‘Likes’
There are a lot of things you can do with Facebook: make new friends, re-connect with old acquaintances, meet your match, and even find your biological parents. That last one seems to be a bit out there, but it’s something that Jenessa Simons of Salt Lake City actually did through Facebook.

Chocolate RAM: Chocolate Chips

Chocolate RAM: Chocolate Chips
To celebrate its 33rd anniversary, a Japanese electronics company called IO Data is going to give away a special Valentine’s Day treat to three lucky online shoppers. It’s a chocolate bar that looks like a RAM module!

Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Dalek Earrings Will Exterminate Her Heart… in a Good Way

Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Dalek Earrings Will Exterminate Her Heart… in a Good Way
Nothing says I love you like some winged Daleks dangling from her ears. Forget chocolates, forget flowers. What she really wants are these Dalek earrings from jewelry artist HokeyDonut.

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature Siri-esque Voice Control Tech Says Rumor

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature Siri-esque Voice Control Tech Says Rumor
We’re almost certain that next-generation Xbox and PlayStation game consoles will be launching this year. Rumors continue to point to the first unveil of the consoles sometime before E3 with a launch later this year for both products.

30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1

30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1
We’ve featured a handful of videogame collections for sale, but this one takes the cake. eBay member videogames.museum is selling what amounts to uhm, a videogame museum. Hundreds of consoles, thousands of games and hundreds upon hundreds of accessories and promo items.

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!
I guess that balloons and airships are in, because they are popping up everywhere. I remember one year, there was even a personal balloon with a rotor available for $10,000 in the American Express rewards catalog.

Full-Size Robocop ED-209 for Sale: Only $25K

Full-Size Robocop ED-209 for Sale: Only $25K
Would you like to own this massive ED-209 replica? Your move punk. Some guy is selling it on eBay for $25,000(USD). Hopefully you don’t live in Detroit or your purchase will be killed by Robocop.
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