• Pitch Perfect: Baseball King Balls Let You Throw Amazing Pitches Without An Iota Of Skill

    Pitch Perfect: Baseball King Balls Let You Throw Amazing Pitches Without An Iota Of Skill

    Can’t throw a curveball if your life depended on it?  You won’t have to die if you pitch with the Baseball King Balls, which let you perform fancy throws even without building up a modicum of baseball skills. Just like the Remote-Controlled Bowling Ball, the specially-rigged sports equipment lets you cheat your way into a high-level of play.  Unlike it, however, there are no electronics in this thing. Each 2.9-inch diameter Baseball King ball is made of light polyethylene, with [...]

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  • Lightsleeper Beams Hypnotic Lights That Put You To Sleep

    Lightsleeper Beams Hypnotic Lights That Put You To Sleep

    Having problems sleeping?  Tried every solution in the book?  Lord knows there’s a good lot of them, from outright superstitious behavior to drowning your room in scents to popping the good ol’ pill.  Here’s another one you can try: sleeping with the light on.  Huh?!? Well, not the big, bright light in your room.  Instead, you can try finding slumber by turning on the LightSleeper, a small lamp that projects a soft glowing light that’s supposed to soothe your troubled [...]

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  • Screw Replicas, Own A Real Bazooka For The Price Of An iPhone

    Screw Replicas, Own A Real Bazooka For The Price Of An iPhone

    Ack!  Why buy an iPhone 3GS when you can own a 50-year old rocket launcher?  On sale right now at Centerfire Systems are a number of decommissioned Spanish Bazookas that should make a nice addition to any kind of collection.  Heck, I’m buying one and putting it in the middle of my Barbie doll case.  Not that I actually collect Barbies.  Just saying. Sure, they’ve been deactivated according to BATF specs, so they probably won’t fire even if you slip [...]

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  • Pocket Radar Fits An Entire Doppler Gun In An Ultra-Compact Box

    Pocket Radar Fits An Entire Doppler Gun In An Ultra-Compact Box

    Ever been curious how fast things go?  Clock the speed of everything that flies before you with the Pocket Radar, a Doppler radar that happily ditches the traditional gun shape for a cellphone-sized frame. Named as one of 2010′s top new consumer technologies at the CES New York Press Preview, the ultra-portable gadget can register the real-time speed of any moving object via simple point-and-click.  Simply aim it in my direction while I streak naked down the street, push the [...]

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  • Headtime Scalp Massager Puts An Oversized Helmet On Your Skull, Soothes It

    Headtime Scalp Massager Puts An Oversized Helmet On Your Skull, Soothes It

    Stressed from all the pretending that you do at the office?   Forget medicating, all you need is some liberating pressure on your skull.  At least, that’s what Kinatech is thinking with the new Headtime Scalp Massager, a huge, head-crowning bowl that looks like it’s raring to fry your brains. Looking like a mad scientist’s torture device, the stress-busting contraption doesn’t do any of those scary things you’re probably thinking.  Steal your memory?  Nah.  Implant evil designs in your brain?  Don’t [...]

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  • Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Think prayer is all you can do to keep your home safe in the middle of a warzone?  With the X-Flex bomb-surviving wallpaper, you just might have another line of defense.  It’s not exactly salvation, but it could help keep your fortress intact for just a little while longer. Invented by Berry Plastics in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the life-saving wallpaper can help keep your walls intact even after being hit by blasts.  A video on [...]

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  • Litl Webbook Beats ChromeOS, Becomes First Cloud Computer

    Litl Webbook Beats ChromeOS, Becomes First Cloud Computer

    Looks like someone beat Google’s ChromeOS to a pure “cloud-based netbook.” An upstart company from Boston recently introduced the Litl, which rightfully makes the claim of being the world’s very first “webbook” (yes, that’s a new category they coined themselves). Sporting guts no better (actually, it’s worse) than your standard EeePC or AspireOne, the smallish computer takes the stripping down even further. There’s no hard disk, with an onboard 2GB of flash memory acting as the only integrated storage. The [...]

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  • Tempo Tags Let You Clip On Time, Temperature Anywhere A Tiny Clamp Will Fit

    Tempo Tags Let You Clip On Time, Temperature Anywhere A Tiny Clamp Will Fit

    Like small, stylish, single-function products?  If you’re nodding your head, then you’re going to love the Tempo Tags, tiny clip-on gadgets that do mundane stuff, like tell time and display temperature. Don’t have a watch, but want to keep track of time?  No problem.  Just slap a digital watch Tempo Tag on your pocket, collar or forearm hair to have a time-telling device that displays exactly how late you are for this morning’s interview. Made out of stainless steel and [...]

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  • Robot Negotiates To End Hostage Taking; Suspect Surrenders

    Robot Negotiates To End Hostage Taking; Suspect Surrenders

    Earlier this week, a robot in Colorado successfully negotiated for the surrender of a hostage taker.  I was shocked. Robots doing good deeds like negotiating for the safety of humans?  Unheard of, right?  Everyone knows robots are evil and only aim to enslave mankind.  Of course, this one wasn’t autonomous, so everything was controlled by his benevolent human operator. According to reports, a heavily-armed 61 year old man barricaded himself inside his home, threatening to shoot anyone who comes in [...]

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  • Veto LT-XL Portable Office Puts A Laptop Bag And A Toolbox In One Single Sack

    Veto LT-XL Portable Office Puts A Laptop Bag And A Toolbox In One Single Sack

    Blue collar guys carried tools.  White collar folks brought along laptops and papers.  Unfortunately, professional life for many engineers and technical workers is no longer that simple.  The Veto LT-XL Portable Office is a bag designed to fill both needs, able to hold laptops, gadgets and an assortment of hand tools all in the same sack. Why carry two bags when you can fit everything in one?  That’s the idea behind the schizophrenic bag, which holds a bevy of slings [...]

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  • Ghetto USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator For Sale

    Ghetto USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator For Sale

    Ever wanted your own nerd fort but mom won’t let you have one?  Relive your awkward adolescence one more time with the USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator, currently available on open auction at Public Surplus. That’s….a spaceship simulator?!?  I know, it looks ghetto as hell.  No way NASA will have anything to do with that, right?  Well, yes.  It was actually put into auction by the Alpine School District, after they mustered enough self-respect to replace it with a more proper-looking [...]

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  • Sleepbox Concept Is Like A Vending Machine For Hotels

    Sleepbox Concept Is Like A Vending Machine For Hotels

    I hate traveling.  More than dealing with all the hassles associated with jumping from place to place, the sleep deprivation is really what gets to me.  Maybe the Sleepbox, a veritable vending machine that lets you sneak in a quick nap, will make it easier for me. Designed for public facilities, such as airports, malls and train stations, the concept service looks to provide a temporary sleeping area for world-weary travelers of all sorts.  Simply pay for one-time use at [...]

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  • Intel Reader Scans Books, Turns It Into Audio For The Visually-Impaired

    Intel Reader Scans Books, Turns It Into Audio For The Visually-Impaired

    Sure, text-to-speech isn’t anything new.  Putting it in a small box that can also scan physical documents, however, changes things up a tad.  That’s exactly what the Intel Reader does, helping the visually-impaired listen to books, newspapers and other physical documents using just one self-contained, handheld device. What exactly can it do?  The gadget will readily scan pages off any printed material, run it through an onboard OCR facility, convert it to text and encode it as an MP3.  Users [...]

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  • Chillchaser Poseidon Is A Lanky Patio Heater With An Unwatchable Media Player

    Chillchaser Poseidon Is A Lanky Patio Heater With An Unwatchable Media Player

    Looking to heat up a small area of the house during the coming cold months?  How about enjoying a movie while you’re at it?  That’s what Chillchaser had in mind when they put together the Poseidon, a patio heater with an integrated media player. Of course, the video capability feels more like a tragic joke, being that the screen looks barely bigger  than a touchscreen phone’s.  Still, if you’re willing to risk burning the lower parts of your body, you [...]

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  • Cole-Bar Hammer Works As Hammer, Crowbar, Demolition Tool And More

    Cole-Bar Hammer Works As Hammer, Crowbar, Demolition Tool And More

    You had me at “demolition tool.”  Anything that’s meant to demolish is always fine by me.  More so if it brings six other functions to the table. The Cole-Bar Hammer is a new multi-purpose tool that claims to be able to perform seven different capabilities.  It features a two-piece design, with a ratchet that locks at any angle from 0 to 180 degrees, facilitating a good range of uses. According to the product page, the versatile construction tool can be [...]

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  • Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Plays Like Mechanical Classics From The 70s

    Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Plays Like Mechanical Classics From The 70s

    If I wanted to play video pinball, I’d buy a 1000-in-1 sort of game for the PC or the Xbox 360, not a dedicated machine.  Those were exactly my thoughts when I first caught sight of the Multipin, a digital pinball simulator that looks like the real arcade classics of yesteryears. However, I might still be persuaded.  Let’s see.  It’s sized like real pinball machines, complete with similar physical characteristics, including old-school plunger and flipper buttons.  A 32-inch LCD with [...]

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  • Keep Your Coffee Scalding Hot With The Perfect Coffee Mug

    Keep Your Coffee Scalding Hot With The Perfect Coffee Mug

    Sure, the Plug Mug, Link Mug and Dunk Mug come with a unique range of features.  However, they’re as far from “perfection” as it gets.  The Perfect Coffee Mug, however, carries the highest degree of quality. What defines perfection?  In the case of this invention from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the cup is able to keep the coffee at an ideal temperature (which, according to the same guys, is 58 degrees Celsius) for up to 30 minutes, all without [...]

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  • Freedom Legs Let You Walk Without Crutches Even With An Injury

    Freedom Legs Let You Walk Without Crutches Even With An Injury

    I’ve broken my legs twice. Both times, I had to walk around in crutches. It sucked eggs. The Freedom Leg from Forward Mobility claims to be the better alternative, allowing you to move with just a clever brace around your injured leg. That means no more hauling crutches, as the device transfers all the pressure on your injured leg to the thighs. As such, you’ll probably still be hobbling, but you can do it without awful-looking wooden sticks that look [...]

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  • Haptic Cow Is A Robot Bovine Rectum Where Future Vets Can Practice Their Palpation Skills

    Haptic Cow Is A Robot Bovine Rectum Where Future Vets Can Practice Their Palpation Skills

    Sticking your fist up a cow’s posterior isn’t the most appetizing idea in the world.  For new students of veterinary medicine, though, it’s an unavoidable procedure.  And educator Sarah Baillie put together the best tool to teach it. Called the Haptic Cow, it’s a fiberglass model of a cow’s rear end, with parts that feel real and respond to touch.  According to Baillie, “students can feel something” similar to what’s inside an actual cow when you penetrate it from the [...]

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