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Tag: Animal

Glittering Mechanical Animals for Neo-Victorians

Glittering Mechanical Animals for Neo-Victorians
It’s hard to describe Andrew Chase’s mechanical animal sculptures without gushing all over the screen. From the sparkling eyes to the elegant gears to the thin, overlapping plates, each individual piece is more breathtaking than the one before.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.

USB Gadget Charger Looks Like a Penguin – Why? I have No Idea.

USB Gadget Charger Looks Like a Penguin – Why? I have No Idea.
Sure, you can charge your USB gadgets with that boring old A/C adapter that the factory shipped with your electronics, but why would you want to do that if you could have one that looks like this?

The Pimptendo has Got Everything Under Control

The Pimptendo has Got Everything Under Control
I’ve seen a lot of console mods in my time. I’ve seen really horrible systems destroyed with ink pens and low quality paint, and I’ve seen consoles turned into art. What I’ve never seen is a console affixed with feathers.

Handmade Frog and Duck USB Flash Disks (Just Don’T Drop ‘Em in a Pond)

Handmade Frog and Duck USB Flash Disks (Just Don’T Drop ‘Em in a Pond)
The gadgets that Brando sells are often weird but they’re mostly affordable. GeekStuff4U has it the other way around: slightly weird gadgets that really hurt the pockets. Case in point: handmade frog and duck USB flash disks.

Ozaki Imini Pet iPod Dock/Radio/Alarm Clock: Cute or Just Plain Creepy?

Ozaki Imini Pet iPod Dock/Radio/Alarm Clock: Cute or Just Plain Creepy?
I’m pretty sure that the guys at Ozaki love Brando. My proof? Ozaki’s iMini Pet. Like most of Brando’s gadgets, it’s a mish mash of functionality – in this case an iPod dock, a radio and an alarm clock – with a touch of weird – a stuffed pet that can “dance” as music is being played.

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness
Miffy is a children’s book character made by Dutch author Dick Bruna in 1955. Although she’s obviously a rabbit, her resemblance to Hello Kitty has made her a hit not just in the Netherlands but in Japan as well.

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, where we examine stuff and mull over their existence, whether they are useless but cute or just plain useless and therefore stupid. Today we have Perfect Petzzz, “life like” puppies and kittens that do nothing but sleep.

The Western World Finally Going on a Beautiful Safari in Afrika [PS3]

The Western World Finally Going on a Beautiful Safari in Afrika [PS3]
Sony’s stunning safari photo hunt game, Afrika, was left languishing when it came to an English-language release. Sony declined to take the title outside of Asia after it was released last August, but the game has been picked up by Natsume–of Harvest Moon fame–for release in other major markets later this year.

Furry Keyboard and Flash Drives Are Perfect for the Crazy Cat Lady Who has Everything

Furry Keyboard and Flash Drives Are Perfect for the Crazy Cat Lady Who has Everything
Leave it to the Japanese to come up with yet another just plain weird accessory for you to put on your desktop next to your computer. Unlike your boring, everyday keyboard, this keyboard is bordered by a plush layer of cat-like (hopefully faux) fur to make those hard edges soft and cuddly.

Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete

Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete
Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW) and the American Kennel Club will soon be offering a high-tech way of keeping track of your pet dogs. The service is called SpotLight, and it combines Assisted GPS technology along with round-the-clock service to ensure that pet owners can track  – and recover – their pet as easily as possible.

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed the “dynamic heart system”, which “pumps fluid through a pig heart so that it functions in a very realistic way.”

Oshaberi Oumu Puts a Virtual Parrot Inside Your Nintendo Ds: Polly Wanna Silicon Cracker?

Oshaberi Oumu Puts a Virtual Parrot Inside Your Nintendo Ds: Polly Wanna Silicon Cracker?
There’s one thing you can always rely on Japanese game companies for, and that’s weird games. Lots and lots of weird games. Oshaberi Oumu for the Nintendo DS continues that tradition by putting the fate of a digital bird in your hands.

Samsung Ultratouch Ad Uses Brute Force Cuteness to Lure People. It Works.

Samsung Ultratouch Ad Uses Brute Force Cuteness to Lure People. It Works.
Samsung’s UltraTOUCH S8300 is one of the phones that the Korean company revealed at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. Samsung knows that all touchscreen phones stand under the shadow of the mighty iPhone. In an effort to differentiate their product from the iMoneyprinter, Samsung came up with an ad that showcases “8 different uses” for the S8300.

The Latest in Hamster-Based Video Game Technology

The Latest in Hamster-Based Video Game Technology
I’m not sure how I missed this great video clip when it first hit the Inter-tubes. Maybe I was too busy playing video games. The clip involves a hamster shimmying his way through a maze of dark jagged tunnels in search of an exit (and no, Richard Gere had nothing to do with this).

Holy Mole-Y: Desktop Whac-a-Mole

Holy Mole-Y: Desktop Whac-a-Mole
I don’t know why bopping moles on the head with a mallet is fun. It just is. This desktop Whac-A-Mole game lets you whack to your hearts content. Got an important conference call? Why not whack some while you’ve got your speakerphone on “mute”?