On one hand the New Year’s Resolution Generator is an absurd piece of code; surely you know what you need to change or work on or do to improve your life. The person who can’t come up with a new year’s resolution (whether or not one sees the point of making new year’s resolutions) for himself is either dead lazy or a god.
On the other hand, the generator is a fun timewaster (see above picture).
A while back we featured a video of the versatile Tomy i-SOBOT shooting at a bunch of rectangular sponges with a bow and arrow. It turns out that the hurting didn’t stop there, as YouTube user paxshikai eventually came up with an armory’s worth of custom weapons for his/her robot, including a gatling gun.
No, it’s not Christian Bale rapping, thank god. It’s the work of the satirical and parodistic folks at the Key of Awesome, and they do have valid questions. Plus the characters’ voices were spot on.
Still, some of you may be tempted to ask: Plot holes?
A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Modlab spent the summer at Willow Garage, makers of the door-opening, self-plugging PR2 robot. Either the Modlab guy was really good friends or secretly annoyed with one of the researchers there, because he decided to install a robot that lobbed ping pong balls at the researchers’ cubicle as a parting gift.
For me the funniest thing about the whole prank is the sheer number of balls fired by the robot.
Until recently, I wasn’t aware that there’s a diabolically awesome trend that involves customizing My Little Pony figures, like this horrifying L4D Hunter Pony. Shame on me. Time to catch up! deviantART member Blondeyetti took a pony, applied some “Sculpey, stone effect spray paint, acrylics and “burnt grass” flocking” to come up with a seventeeth being for Wander to defeat.
And just like the other colossi, this equine monster has a body part that Wander can exploit – the grass or moss on its rear legs will provide the Shadow of the Colossus hero with a means of clambering up its body so that he can repeatedly stab its weak point.
Six years ago Motorola released the RAZR series of mobile phones. Now a Chinese company has pwned Motorola – and all other phone manufacturers really – by coming up with a literal razor phone, the Shave Mobile.
It happened in Kansas, of all places: 32-year old Nick Harris was about to take his daughter to school when 6-year old Ashlyn Hough, a child of one of his neighbors, was accidentally run over by a Mercury sedan backing out of a driveway.
One of the most absurd things about the Star Wars universe is the fact that the planets are differentiated mostly by their singular weather conditions. If you see a snowy scene, then you’re looking at Hoth.
Ed Keeble must be smitten with a fellow gamer, because there is no way that his gimmick would work with other people. The aforementioned gimmick is Pong Prom, and here’s how it works: “Participants don specially-designed hoodies and engage in a game of Pong by slow dancing with each other.”
Electrical outlets are just one of those things that we don’t really notice or think about, partly because we see them everywhere and we use them all the time, and partly because, well, there’s really nothing to look at.
How many times have you heard the phrase “build a better mousetrap,” yet nobody seems to have actually done it? Until now. This modern, high-tech mousetrap is sure to crush the bones of tiny rodentia with greater efficiency and style than ever before.
Built by tinkerer Jake Easton, this mechanical marvel that catches mice with a complex series of solenoids, electronic control circuitry and a heavy-duty pneumatic actuator – all loaded into a shiny polished aluminum case.
After all, why not catch your mice in style?
Do you want to teach your kids to become competitive? Then get a set of these radio-controlled shocking tanks, and in no time at all they will appreciate the value of winning. Instead of bullets or shells, the tanks fire infrared beams; whenever a tank is “hit” by the other tank, the person controlling it will receive a mild shock via the controller.
Here’s a nice video of a loving family repeatedly shocking their elder:
You can order the shocking tanks at Amazon for $50 (USD).
Keita Watanabe, Ph.D., and Shota Matsuda of Japan’s Keio University have won a couple of awards for their crazy, yet somehow logical concept for a microwave. Called the Castoven, it eschews the transparent glass panel typically seen on microwave ovens in place of a 10.4-inch
We’ve yet to see a gadget really compete against the iPhone, to the extent that subscribers in the U.S. are willing to endure the sometimes horrible service of AT&T so that they can keep using Apple’s revolutionary product.
Even though it seems that the scientific sleuths of Mythbusters have run out of actual myths to test, we can’t deny that their show has brought us a ton of geeky fun throughout the years. From building a platoon of (literal) foot soldier robots to try and wreck a bridge, to trying to put out fire with fire, Adam and Jamie have gone to great lengths to pursue the truth in the name of science and fun.