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Archive for February 2013

AquaLung Dreamlab Oceanwings: For Flying Underwater

AquaLung Dreamlab Oceanwings: For Flying Underwater
I’ve seen wingsuits used in basejumping and skydiving, but I guess it makes sense to use something akin to those suits underwater, since some animals like ray fish use their “wings” to fly underwater.

Scosche Chargers Let You Leave Your iPhone Lightning Cable at Home

Scosche Chargers Let You Leave Your iPhone Lightning Cable at Home
If you’re like me and tend to leave things in the car as you’re going about your day’s busy agenda, you probably hate carrying your only charging cable for your iPhone with you on the road.
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The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board

The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board
Drones have often been used in war theaters, but that doesn’t stop this little military drone from being pretty cute. It was deployed by the British Army in Afghanistan and it measures only four inches by two inches.

Mailbox iPhone App: Take a Number and Get in Line

Mailbox iPhone App: Take a Number and Get in Line
The Mailbox app has finally launched on iOS, but before you start jubilating about how clean your email box will finally be, you’d better download it and start waiting, because the wait to use will be long.

PS4 Controller Leaked? Looks Like It’s Got a Touchscreen

PS4 Controller Leaked? Looks Like It’s Got a Touchscreen
An image has surfaced showing off what appears to be a prototype controller for the upcoming PlayStation 4 (aka “PlayStation Orbis) console. The photo shows a controller that looks largely like a Dual-Shock, but with the addition of a smooth area in the middle that could be a touchscreen of some sort.

Iron Throne Cake: Pay the Fondant Price

Iron Throne Cake: Pay the Fondant Price
Everyone in Westeros is fighting over the Iron Throne, which is kind of funny, since it looks like a very uncomfortable chair. Of course, the whole point is that he who sits on it should never do so comfortably.

Seismic Cloak Could Protect Your House, But Your Neighbors Won’t Be Happy

Seismic Cloak Could Protect Your House, But Your Neighbors Won’t Be Happy
When someone starts talking about cloaking devices and technology, I immediately reference the Romulan tech of Star Trek. However, when it comes to earthquakes, scientists are working on a way to cloak entire structures from tremors.

Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers

Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers
I’m sure many of you dream of owning an Arkeg – the arcade machine that has a built-in kegerator. The Beercade gaming cabinet made by advertising agency McKinney for Big Boss Brewing is a cruel version of the Arkeg.

Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Fireplace, the Force is Warm with This One

Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Fireplace, the Force is Warm with This One
Darth Vader’s meditation chamber is where the Sith Lord goes to relax and chill for a while. Being a Sith is pretty stressful, you see. Your son didn’t follow in your footsteps and become evil like you, your boss the Emperor is always on your case via hologram, you recently lost the plans for the Death Star.

Bigfoot DNA Evidence Finally Published, Proves Basically Nothing

Bigfoot DNA Evidence Finally Published, Proves Basically Nothing
Last November, a group of scientists claimed that they had discovered DNA evidence of the existence of the fabled Bigfoot. The scientists promised that they would be publishing a paper outlining their findings and if you’ve been wondering where exactly that paper is, that mystery is now solved.

Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players

Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players
No, the robot invasion hasn’t begun. This six-legged robotic simulator is being used to train rugby players as a part of the management-transition training program at Thales. It is called the Thales Scrum Simulator. It was developed to analyze accidents in order to help avoid spinal cord injuries to players and now it is also used for coaching and match preparations.

Store Your Feet in These USB Flash Drive Slippers

Store Your Feet in These USB Flash Drive Slippers
We’ve seen diminutive USB sticks with huge capacities, but these slippers by Etsy artist Unique P Crochet can only carry 1 foot each, despite being comically large. Although frankly I’m not sure how many gigabytes are in one foot.

Project Ayr: The Art Deco HTPC

Project Ayr: The Art Deco HTPC
Many people have a home theater PC sitting right next to their HDTVs. It’s not always the best-looking solution to manage your media, but oftentimes it’s the most functional. There’s no reason why your HTPC should look ugly.

FTL: Faster Than Light LEGO Set Proposal Must Not Be Scrapped

FTL: Faster Than Light LEGO Set Proposal Must Not Be Scrapped
The rogue-like space sim FTL: Faster Than Light is a game that may not have existed if not for Kickstarter and the backers that funded its developer Subset Games. How appropriate – and perilous – is it that the fate of its merchandise should also be decided by the support of the masses?

Samsung SodaStream Refrigerator Is One Step from Fulfilling a Childhood Dream

Samsung SodaStream Refrigerator Is One Step from Fulfilling a Childhood Dream
Growing up, there were three things that I wanted to possess so badly I could hardly stand it. One was the General Lee, the other was Heather Thomas, and the third was a refrigerator that had a soft drink dispenser in the door.

Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats

Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats
Lab rats have it bad enough having to jump through hoops and perform in order to be studied, but now life just got worse for the furry rodents. Scientists at Japan’s Waseda University have created a robotic rat designed to terrorize their organic lab rats, inducing stress and depression so their reactions can be studied.
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