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Archive for February 2013

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby
Chevrolet has announced an cool new protection feature available in properly equipped 2014 Impala sedans. The feature is available on vehicles that have the Chevrolet MyLink system installed it features an eight-inch center stack display supporting touch.

Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Adds Realistic (and not-so Realistic) Effects to Photoshop

Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Adds Realistic (and not-so Realistic) Effects to Photoshop
I’ve been using Alien Skin plug-ins with Photoshop for years, so it’s nice to know that the company behind these plug-ins continues to improve their tried-and-true Eye Candy package for those of you who want to embellish your images with cool effects.
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3Doodler 3D Printing Pen: Your Sketch is Your Concept is Your Final Product

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen: Your Sketch is Your Concept is Your Final Product
If you’re a fan of the Naruto manga or anime series, you’ll be familiar with Sai, a ninja whose specialty is making ink drawings come to life. WobbleWorks’ 3Doodler isn’t as awesome as that, but it still comes close.

Some Guy is Building His Own Drivable Cylon Raider, Surprisingly Not Baltar

Some Guy is Building His Own Drivable Cylon Raider, Surprisingly Not Baltar
I love vintage Battlestar Galactica as much as I love the more recent version. And I do have a soft spot for old-school Cylons, so I find it awesome that Eugene Haggerty from Clearwater, Florida is building a half-scale, drivable replica of the original Cylon Raider.

Google Glass Pre-order Contest: Get Your Schizophrenic on

Google Glass Pre-order Contest: Get Your Schizophrenic on
Want to be part of the very possible future? Google has just announced that they will be giving U.S. residents the chance to be the first to own a Google Glass, the company’s much-hyped wearable computer.

PolaPros Offer Vintage Polaroid Instant Cameras from the 70s and 80s

PolaPros Offer Vintage Polaroid Instant Cameras from the 70s and 80s
Growing up, it wasn’t a holiday or a special event unless there were at least two Polaroid cameras whirring and spitting out instant pictures. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you probably owned one or more of these cameras, or at least your parents did.

Grillbots Are Ready to Get Up in Your Grill

Grillbots Are Ready to Get Up in Your Grill
So you like to grill when the weather is nice, but you hate cleaning all of that grime off of your grill. It’s tough. The grease and dirt always sticks to the grate and it can be a real pain to scrub off.

SteadyWheel Smooths out Videos Without Moving Parts

SteadyWheel Smooths out Videos Without Moving Parts
Lots of today’s cameras have some sort of image stabilization tech built in, but none of them really provide the kind of smooth moving shots you can get from a professional camera rig like a Steadicam.

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century
I’m always mesmerized by the intricate craftsmanship found in antique automatons. I think it’s something about the fact that people could build robotics without any electrical or electronic components that is truly amazing. One of the more incredible automatons to pop onto my radar screen of late is this mechanical caterpillar that dates back to 1820.

Russian Police Confiscate Meteorite Fragments from Enterprising Citizens

Russian Police Confiscate Meteorite Fragments from Enterprising Citizens
As you all know, last Friday a massive meteor entered the atmosphere over the Chelyabinsk Region of Russia. The meteor was large enough that scientists believe significant chunks reached the surface of the Earth. The meteor also caused quite a fireball in the sky and several explosions that shattered glass and injured over 1000 citizens in the area.

Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen

Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen
It’s been nearly 30 years since the original Macintosh hit the scene, so that definitely makes me feel old. But despite being ancient technology, I still love the little computer that smiled at you when you powered it on, and frowned when it crashed.

Mycestro Wearable 3D Mouse: Cursor Conductor

Mycestro Wearable 3D Mouse: Cursor Conductor
Wearable mice have been done before, but Nick Mastandrea’s Mycestro might be the best implementation of the form factor yet. Like other wearable mice, Mycestro – it’s pronounced “mice-tro”, get it? – is designed to be worn on your index finger.

Autodesk 123D Creature 3D Character Design App: from Your iPad to Your Pad

Autodesk 123D Creature 3D Character Design App: from Your iPad to Your Pad
In case you’ve forgotten the power and versatility of today’s mobile devices, Autodesk’s 123D Creature app will be one hell of a reminder. The app has all you need to create your own 3D character, from building a skeleton to sculpting and painting and even ordering a 3D print of your creation.

Chocolate Bruce Willis Die Hard Sculpture: Yummy-Ki-Yay!

Chocolate Bruce Willis Die Hard Sculpture: Yummy-Ki-Yay!
This chocolate sculpture of Bruce Willis was made for a press conference in Japan for the release of A Good Day To Die Hard. It looks even more like Bruce Willis than Joseph Gordon-Levitt did in Looper.

Slave Leo: The Gender Swings Back

Slave Leo: The Gender Swings Back
Back in 2011, Ryan of Mad Art Lab wrote a post publicly condemning the Slave Leia costume. He had a couple of good reasons, but he realized that he had gone overboard, which is why last week he revised his stance.

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech
I’ve already got more flash drives than I know what to do with, but every once in a while I’ll see some that I need to add to my seemingly endless collection anyway. With these cool flash drives made out of old vacuum tubes, you’ll be able to send your data back in time.
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