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Tag: Bug

Insect-Powered Smartphones (and a Praying Mantis on a Unicycle)

Insect-Powered Smartphones (and a Praying Mantis on a Unicycle)
You know what I love about the whole viral video advertising trend? At least it makes advertisers and agencies look outside of the traditional blah 30- and 60- second ad spots that treat consumers like idiots, and instead to do something entertaining and attention-grabbing.

Giant Circuit Board Dragonfly: Be Glad This Thing Doesn’t Fly

Giant Circuit Board Dragonfly: Be Glad This Thing Doesn’t Fly
I think I’ve mentioned this before – I’m not really crazy about insects. But for some reason, dragonflies have never really bothered me. They’re big, buzzy and clumsy, but they can’t do any harm, so maybe that’s why I don’t mind them.

Fly Goodbye Bug Gun Sucks Bugs Alive

Fly Goodbye Bug Gun Sucks Bugs Alive
Despite the fact that little boys are supposed to love playing with bugs, I’ve always disliked insects – especially anything ending in “pede.” I think all those legs just creeped me out.

Does It Bug You That There’s a Beetle Stuck on the Back Of Your iPhone 4?

Does It Bug You That There’s a Beetle Stuck on the Back Of Your iPhone 4?
I’ve seen a whole lot of quirky and out-of-this-world cases for Apple’s über-popular smartphone, but this one still managed to take me by surprise. First, because I don’t really understand what could be going on in the minds of the people who came up with this.

Chrome OS Updates Fix Trackpad Woes

Chrome OS Updates Fix Trackpad Woes
I have long though that offering up a major OS like the Chrome OS from a major company like Google, and then finding it had issues with the operation of something as basic as the trackpad meant someone needed to be fired.

Skitterbot R/C Bug Robots Are Very Cool and Very Fast

Skitterbot R/C Bug Robots Are Very Cool and Very Fast
I’m a sucker for remote control toys and robots. My office desk and the toy room upstairs are littered with the remnants of all manner of R/C toys from cars to robots and flying whatnots. A cool new R/C bug robot has been announced called Skitterbot.

Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands

Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands
Spotted at SIGGRAPH 2010, this interactive art display might just look like a pile of sand, but stick your hands in it, and a variety of creepy crawly insects come to life. Thankfully, these nasty many-legged creatures aren’t real.

Red Dead Redemption Bug: Pimp My Wagon

Red Dead Redemption Bug: Pimp My Wagon
Did you know that lowriders have been around since 1911? It’s true! YouTube user gulpy3 found one such hydraulically-modified ride while playing Red Dead Redemption.

Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider

Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider
Jason Ruff, also known as Doctor Mobius, created this big hairy spider out of LEGOs. It’s pretty awesome and has thousands of hair spikes covering its body. If that isn’t enough to give you arachnophobia, the spider comes complete with egg missiles and drones.

The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today

The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today
How’s this for truth in advertising… This crazy thing could actually be the biggest fly you’ll see this year. Turns out this mammoth-sized bug was created by the guys over at Plunge Productions for a recent show on UK channel T4 called Red Bull Rivals.

Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You

Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You
These fun wind-up desktop critters from Kikkerland are the perfect addition to any cubicle toy collection. Designer Chico Bicalho’s MxyKikker crawler is my personal favorite, what with its dozen or so spinny elbow macaroni looking legs which help it move along your floor.

Left 4 Dead 2 Update Fixes a Few Essential Problems

Left 4 Dead 2 Update Fixes a Few Essential Problems
Okay, I know. Bug fixes aren’t the most exciting thing in the world, but bear with me on this one. There are a few essential updates to Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam, and if you’ve been victim to one of these glitches, you’re probably jumping for joy.

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of bugs – except maybe under my shoe – then they’re pretty cool. And these hybrid steampunk insects are enough to give me nightmares. Created by Mike Libby of Insect Lab, these steampunk bugs combine mechanical components with REAL bug carcasses.

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters
Tonight’s nightmare is brought to you by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and their Playstation 1 – era CG presentation of the Micro Air Vehicles project. Narrated by someone who sounds almost exactly the same as Metal Gear Solid’s Col.

Lifesize Bumblebee, Protecting the Farm [Transfomers]

Lifesize Bumblebee, Protecting the Farm [Transfomers]
You may think you love Transformers, but unless you’ve got a lifesized replica holding court in your front yard, this fellow Tom Rhodes has got you beaten all the way. Made from an actual car–the only way to go–the Autobot replica stands a monstrous 18 feet.

LED Watch Covered With Ants

LED Watch Covered With Ants
If I told you to put a pile of fiery ants on your wrist every day, you’d probably say I was crazy. But with this entomological timepiece from Japan, you can cover your arm with ’em without any risk of getting bitten.

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