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Archive for May 2013

The Irony of It All: Wedding Dress Made from Divorce Papers

The Irony of It All: Wedding Dress Made from Divorce Papers
People fall in love, plan fancy weddings, and get married in front of friends, family, and acquaintances all the time – only to file for divorce a few months or years down the road because the marriage has fallen apart. 

RHex Robot Can Jump, Swim, Climb Stairs: Nowhere to Run to, Nowhere to Hide

RHex Robot Can Jump, Swim, Climb Stairs: Nowhere to Run to, Nowhere to Hide
Jumping robots must really be in demand I guess. RHex uses six curved leg-scoops to propel the robot into some incredible jumps. This 15-pound machine can even hoist itself up a vertical wall that’s taller than itself.
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Beer-dropping Octocopter is the Robot We Are Looking for

Beer-dropping Octocopter is the Robot We Are Looking for
Does it fly? Check? Does it have beer as a payload? Check. Does this robot deploy that beer via parachute to a thirsty human below? Check. I think I have just found man’s best robot friend.

Sherpa 50 Solar Charger Keeps Your Gadgets Powered up, away from the Outlet

Sherpa 50 Solar Charger Keeps Your Gadgets Powered up, away from the Outlet
If you’re on the go a lot, away from a power outlet you may have tried all sorts of things to help get more run time from your gadgets. A new solar power kit has turned up and features a small portable battery that can be recharged from the sun or a wall outlet.

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry
A die-hard Legend of Zelda fan saw the wisdom in using the power of 3D printing to bring the game’s items to life. He also has the courage to sell the items despite the looming threat of Nintendo’s octorok lawyers.

Alien Chestburster Necklace Really Bursts from Your Chest

Alien Chestburster Necklace Really Bursts from Your Chest
Few things in life make a woman look more appealing than an alien bursting from her chest. Well, aside from the odd TARDIS corset or Dalek dress.

Video Game Gourmet T-Shirt: Edibles in Electronic Entertainment

Video Game Gourmet T-Shirt: Edibles in Electronic Entertainment
Video games are gleefully free from the shackles of realism, but in order to establish a rapport with us they sometimes borrow from our world. Take food for instance. Games use them as restorative items, as power ups, as lies.

Robots Tell You If You Have Bad Breath or Smelly Feet

Robots Tell You If You Have Bad Breath or Smelly Feet
If you have a body odor problem, you’ll want stay away from this disembodied robotic head and dog. The one shaped like a girls head smells your breath and the robot canine smells your feet.

BitTorrent Bundle Uses P2P as a Marketing Tool: Peer-to-Paid

BitTorrent Bundle Uses P2P as a Marketing Tool: Peer-to-Paid
Many people associate BitTorrent with piracy, and with good reason. But the revolutionary protocol can also be used for legal purposes. For instance, it’s a cheap way to host and distribute large files. Now the company behind the protocol and the first ever torrent client is also pushing for BitTorrent to become a way for artists to hawk their products.

Super Likes: Facebook for Superheroes

Super Likes: Facebook for Superheroes
While Facebook is generally home to humans (and the occasional pet), Artist Jaime Calderón envisions a Facebook in which superheroes mingle with ordinary mortals. He created this series of clever designs which replace the regular Facebook “Like” icon with superhero versions.

Steamroller Music Box Plays Star Spangled Banner, Though It’s a Little Flat

Steamroller Music Box Plays Star Spangled Banner, Though It’s a Little Flat
Music boxes are one of the oldest forms of storing and playing back music. Just don’t expect anything fancy. Now the simple music box concept has been taken to the next level. We’re talking huge. If this Steamroller music box ever gets loose, it will flatten you to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets a Real Teardown

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets a Real Teardown
Samsung has another surefire hit on its hands with its new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The device has only recently launched and IHS has laid their hands on one and ripped it apart to give us an idea of how much it costs to build.

Ouya Game Console Launch Delayed

Ouya Game Console Launch Delayed
If you’re one of the vast number of people who backed the Ouya game console when it was on Kickstarter, another bit of bad news has turned up. The company has announced that it has again delayed the launch of the Android-powered game console.

Suitcase Stickers Will Make You Miss Your Flight – or Worse

Suitcase Stickers Will Make You Miss Your Flight – or Worse
Unless you want to miss your flight on purpose or have airport security personnel give you a full body cavity search, you probably shouldn’t stick these otherwise hilarious Suitcase Stickers onto your luggage. For obvious reasons…

Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow

Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow
I’ve seen some offbeat projects turn up on Kickstarter over the years, but a project that’s there now called Glowing Plants is one of the strangest. You can probably figure out what the project is about simply from the name.

Eidos Sensory Augmentation Device Concepts: Anti-ADHD

Eidos Sensory Augmentation Device Concepts: Anti-ADHD
We already have devices that augment two our sight and hearing. But a group of Innovation Design Engineering students at the Royal College of Art built a couple of devices that provide a new level of augmentation.
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