Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.
This is like a mini piano concert for Doctor Who fans. Composer Sonya Belousova steps out of the TARDIS and performs an awesome classical piano arrangement of the show’s theme song on her TARDIS-colored grand piano.
If you know anyone who hasn’t watched any Star Wars movies (is that even possible?) this video is a good way to introduce them to all of the characters. And I mean ALL of the characters from all six Star Wars movies.
Mowing the lawn is one of the more odious tasks homeowners have to deal with, especially during the hot summer months. But iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, wants to do away with that chore with a new line of robot lawnmowers.
Do Pokémon trainers drink coffee? Nah, with all the crazy stuff they do they probably need something much more potent. Like Shroomish. Whatever your drink of choice, Toxikon has Pokémon-themed mugs for you.
Coming in 11oz and 15oz sizes, the mugs are currently available in 10 designs, with more on the way.
If you’re into board games or tabletop games chances are you’ve been disappointed in the quality or appearance of the tokens included in your games. Board game maker Stonemaier Games has a solution in the form of its Treasure Chests – sets of detailed resource tokens.
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people about using, these are for you.
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They are always rolling back prices.
Whether you find Claptrap annoying or endearing, I think we can all agree that we would like to own a lifesize replica of the smart-mouthed robot from the Borderlands games. At least this version won’t talk and talk.
Every year when it comes time for Mother’s Day, I do my part to help all the geeks out there who might not know any better stay out of the dog house. Sure, you may have stopped giving your mom gifts other than a hug or a phone call on Mother’s Day a long time ago, but if your wife is pregnant or you have kids, save yourself the grief and get her a gift.
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms because it will be familiar to both experienced programmers and people who have no knowledge of programming.
Beer connoisseurs might decide that they can make a better beer than Sam Adams and begin rolling their own beer via one of the many microbrew kits out there. The thing in common with most of those kits is that you get all the dry ingredients that you need for your beer.
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s now more comfortable and more inclined to socialize thanks to a custom made mask that’s partly based on his son’s face.
The words “computer” and “bug” often mean bad news when mentioned in the same sentence, but it’s not the case here. Artist Julie Alice Chappell’s Computer Component Bugs are sculptures of insect-like creatures that she makes out of discarded components and parts from obsolete gadgets.
No matter how much you may wish it were true, you weren’t born on Gallifrey. So you have probably never seen your name in Gallifreyan, much less owned a piece of jewelry with your Time Lord name on it.