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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair
I stumbled across this video over on Technovelgy this morning and thought it worth a mention. The HUBO FX-1 is a humanoid robot that happens to have a seat on top of it instead of a head.

Digital Sound Feeling System: Huh?

Digital Sound Feeling System: Huh?
Japan produces some of the most important innovations in the world of technology, but they also are known for making some of the oddest gadgets ever invented. This one is no exception. This strange looking device from SEGATOYS produces three-dimensional “healing” sounds which are designed to help you relax.
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Hard Disk Drive Swallows Itself

Hard Disk Drive Swallows Itself
Here’s an odd one from Hong Kong importer Brando. It’s an external hard disk enclosure that looks exactly like an internal hard drive. The drive enclosure is literally a large mock version of a hard drive that you can place any 2.5-inch IDE drive inside of, and connects to your PC or Mac via a USB 2.0 port.

Nasa’s Great Space Coaster

Nasa’s Great Space Coaster
NASA is thinking about a new technology to save the lives of astronauts if something goes wrong at launch time. The proposed new emergency escape system is actually based on those vertical drop roller-coasters that have popped up at amusement parks around the country.

Perps to Get a Cheap Thrill During Patdowns

Perps to Get a Cheap Thrill During Patdowns
Police officers in England now have a strange new trick up their sleeves in the war against crime. The Roboglove is a special glove that police can wear when patting down suspects that contains a miniature metal detector.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.
The tracking technology known as RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is showing up everywhere from grocery stores, to shipping containers, to gas station, to toll roads. Now, your intestines can join in the radio wave fun! Kodak has filed this patent application for RFID tagged capsules that could be swallowed to track activity in a patient’s digestive system.

This Car Protected by Half a Million Volts of Electricity

This Car Protected by Half a Million Volts of Electricity
This theft prevention device is sure to scare off even the most hardened criminal. The custom-built Tesla coil emits a massive purple electrical field around the owners car, making thieves think twice before even looking at this car.

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders
From the company that brought you the original Tamagotchi “virtual pet,” comes a new gadget which takes that basic premise and injects your own personality into the equation. Bandai’s Human Player starts out by asking you fifty personal questions, then creates your own digital Mini-Me based on your personality traits.

A Clock for the True Minimalist

A Clock for the True Minimalist
Sure, there are plenty of cool modern digital clocks out there these days, but this one is so beautifully simple that you definitely should check it out. The ZER00:00 clock is so minimal that it doesn’t even provide a way to set the time.

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television
Designed primarily for commercial installations such as in shopping malls and at special events, these LED-based televisions can display 360-degree panoramic video. Dynascan’s systems display video all the way across the surface of a cylindrical fixture, using thousands or super-bright LEDs to produce an image.

The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player

The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player
This minimal CD player design looks really beautiful on the surface, with a case made from solid walnut and matching speakers to go with it. The design actually exposes half of the CD during playback, which seems highly impractical and downright dangerous.

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower
If your laptop does nothing but stink up the place, you might want to pick up one of these fragranced USB sticks for your computer. Joining the ranks of other frivolous fragrance generators such as the one that makes your music smell and scented cell phones is this aromatic USB gadget.

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
A French-Canadian artist is working on a plan to launch a gigantic banana-shaped blimp into orbit above the state of Texas. The project proposes a 300-meter, helium filled banana floated skywards, to hover over the Lone Star state.

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing
If you’ve played the Nintendo Wii for any reasonable amount of time, you know that you can actually work up a pretty decent sweat while playing some games. Now you can really get a workout by adding these Wii Weights to your wrists.

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl
Robotic technology has been used for the betterment of mankind once more. This time, we’ve got a pair of robots spinning some tunes and scratching some records. These two Kuka industrial robots have been programmed to maneuver through a series of LPs, grab them one at a time, then place them on a turntable for playback.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay
One of the top news stories of the last 24 hours was a bomb scare set off in Boston because of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Mysterious LED devices featuring the ATHF characters “Ignignokt” and “Err” (flipping the bird) we placed around the city, sending the city into a panic.
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