• Old CIA Research Software Can Make Your Decisions For You

    Old CIA Research Software Can Make Your Decisions For You

    Need to make a decision based on overwhelming amounts of data and hypotheses?  Forget about torturing your brain and pick up a copy of Open Source Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH), a free intelligence software designed to help you make objective and logical decisions by rigorously testing each hypothesis. Originally developed for the CIA, the software played an integral part in the government agency’s vaunted research methodology.  It works in a rather straightforward manner: given a set of data and [...]

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  • Munchies And Alcohol In One: Fried Beer

    Munchies And Alcohol In One: Fried Beer

    Beer and fried munchies go hand in hand.  This year, however, they coalesce into one with the Fried Beer, a crunchy pocket pie filled with everyone’s favorite 21 and over beverage. If you don’t mind the health consequences (too much fried food can turn you into a mutant – really), food tastes really good when deep fried.  Many contestants at the Big Tex Choice Awards at the Texas State Fair know it too, using deep frying as their cooking method [...]

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  • Record Revirginizer Makes Your Vinyl Collection Feel Brand New

    Record Revirginizer Makes Your Vinyl Collection Feel Brand New

    As vinyl records age, they gather dirt, dust and mold.  When the crackles, pops and hisses begin to get in the way of enjoying your vintage tunes, it’s time to restore your old-tech platters to the pink of health. And the Record Revirginizer offers, arguably, the simplest way to get a deep-seated cleansing done. Most collectors have their own way of washing, rinsing and drying their records back into pristine shape.  Rarely can traditional cleansing methods or existing solutions allow [...]

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  • Tropicana Offers Thirsty Japanese Cheese-Flavored Orange Juice

    Tropicana Offers Thirsty Japanese Cheese-Flavored Orange Juice

    Like your drinks sweet and sour?  Errr…really?  You might want to take your thirst to Japan, a country that just witnessed the launch of the new  Tropicana Fruit Sweets “Orange with Rare Cheese Flavor,” which combines the powers of milk-based dairy with squeezed acidic citrus juices for a drink that’s easily one of a kind. According to the product page, the drink was derived from Rare Cheesecake, a popular snack among Japanese folks that’s often served with freshly-squeezed orange somewhere [...]

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  • Seabreacher X, A Submersible Designed To Look Like A Shark

    Seabreacher X, A Submersible Designed To Look Like A Shark

    Next time you think you see a shark jumping out of the water, take a closer look.  Why?  It just might be the Seabreacher X, a high-speed submersible that’s been intentionally made to look like a great white shark, complete with dorsal fins, gill arches and rows of meat-tearing sharp teeth. Created by Innespace, the recreational vehicle follows in the tradition of the pair’s previous projects, which include a submarine that looks like a dolphin.  This time, though, they shed [...]

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  • Bamboo Original Puts Your Water Bottle On A Woody Shell

    Bamboo Original Puts Your Water Bottle On A Woody Shell

    Looking for a more environment-conscious alternative to the old, reliable plastic water bottles?  Try the Bamboo Original bottle, a 17oz portable water container clad in a hard bamboo outer shell. Created by the Bamboo Bottle Company, the drinking vessel takes the traditional plastic bottle design and updates it for minimal environmental impact.   Aside from the green credentials, the bamboo cylinder body looks unusually attractive, definitely a refreshing change from the familiar plastic containers we’re normally forced to settle with by [...]

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  • AK-1000 Is The World’s Largest Tidal Turbine

    AK-1000 Is The World’s Largest Tidal Turbine

    While it looks like a missile ready to run giant robot invaders to the ground (or a secret futuristic bicopter drone), the AK-1000 actually isn’t even a military weapon.  Instead, it’s a monstrous tidal turbine that will harness choppy waters into usable electricity. Created by Singapore-based Atlantis Resources Corporation, the beastly structure isn’t an oddly-styled wind turbine as you’d probably first guess.  Instead, the single installation is meant to use the turbulent waters around Scotland’s Orkney Islands to generate power [...]

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  • Dream Machine Kiosk Lets You Make Customized Pillows

    Dream Machine Kiosk Lets You Make Customized Pillows

    Can’t find the perfect pillow?  We symphatize.  Even if you know the actual style and firmness that you’re looking for, a trip to local stores doesn’t guarantee you’ll find one exactly like it.  The Dream Machine kiosk should fix all that, allowing you to make your own pillow for customized comfort. Created by Durable Products Company, the machine lets you input your specific cushion preferences, such as normal sleeping position, degree of firmness, depth, type of sachet  (they have aromatic [...]

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  • Researchers Confirm Rubik’s Cube Can Be Solved In 20 Moves Or Less From Any Position

    Researchers Confirm Rubik’s Cube Can Be Solved In 20 Moves Or Less From Any Position

    I’ll be honest, I’ve only solved a Rubik’s Cube once.  Heck, I even used my years of apprenticeship in voodoo magic to do that, so it doesn’t count.  I’ve long ago conceded that I’m not stupid – my brain just hasn’t evolved so far as to enable me to solve this otherworldly conundrum.  Leave it to Google’s computers to make me feel like shit: they’ve done the calculations and every Rubik’s cube position can be solved in only 20 moves [...]

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  • Sharpie Liquid Pencil Can Be Erased For Three Days, Becomes Permanent After

    Sharpie Liquid Pencil Can Be Erased For Three Days, Becomes Permanent After

    Writing implements have been a pretty well-defined bunch.  You get pencils that can be erased, pens that need whiteout to cover up and permanent markers for drawing doodles on bathroom walls.  Someone decided to muddle up the field with the Sharpie Liquid Pencil, whose markings can be erased like a regular graphite tip for up to three days before it becomes as permanent as ballpoint ink. Clad and styled like a pen, the writing tool makes the magic happen using [...]

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  • Dragonfly, A Personal Helicopter Powered By Rockets

    Dragonfly, A Personal Helicopter Powered By Rockets

    A personal helicopter powered by rockets.  That sounds awesome, right?  I mean, that’s like the same level as predator robots created by aliens who happen to be zombies dreaming a dream within a dream.  The Dragonfly’s description, of course, sounds much more menacing than it actually is – not that it isn’t a pretty special rotorcraft all on its own. Measuring a mere 8 inches long  and weighing 1.5 pounds apiece, the dual-rocket engine setup is far from intimidating.  But [...]

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  • K99, An Ice Cream Van For Dogs

    K99, An Ice Cream Van For Dogs

    Even dogs scream for ice cream.  At least, that might be what happens in the UK, where the K99 Ice Cream Van will be hitting parks throughout the summer. A store-on-wheels carrying cool treats designed specially for canines, the service aims to even up the playing field when it comes to quenching the summer heat.  According to the group, “Brits consume an average of around 50 ice creams per person,” all while their pets are relegated to dipping their noses [...]

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  • Intimidator, A 3D Jigsaw Puzzle That Hides A Gun

    Intimidator, A 3D Jigsaw Puzzle That Hides A Gun

    Looking for a smart way to hide a gun inside your living room?  Decorate it in the form of a 3D jigsaw puzzle sculpture like the Intimidator, which contains special parts that you can assemble into a fully-functional single-shot pistol. Created by Michigan-based GarE Maxton, the gun-hiding sculpture presents itself as an elaborate puzzle block made up of interlocking metal pieces that form a rectangular box.  Strip it down to its 120 individual pieces, though, and you can isolate 20 [...]

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  • BBQ Sword: Because Zorro Grills His Sausage Too

    BBQ Sword: Because Zorro Grills His Sausage Too

    Swords are as perfect a grilling accessory as a weapon can get.  You slay the animal with your sword, slice it with the same blade, skewer the meat along its length and plunge it into the burning flames.  Since we doubt the wife will let you buy a real sword, you can make do with this: the BBQ Sword. Designed to fulfill your destiny as a swashbuckling barbecue chef, the grilling accessory  styles itself as the unholy union of a [...]

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  • Adjustable Hot Sauce Lets You Customize Hotness On The Fly

    Adjustable Hot Sauce Lets You Customize Hotness On The Fly

    When you like your hot sauce flaming like molten lava and the wife enjoys her spices mild, the solution is obvious: always pick up two kinds of hot sauce when shopping for groceries.  That is, unless you get your hands on Dave’s Gourmet Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce, which lets you adjust the mouth-scorching flavor every time you use it, depending on your respective pain tolerance levels. How can a single hot sauce bottle dispense both a devilish tongue destroyer and [...]

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  • EZ Grill Brings Portable, Disposable All-In-One Barbecue Action

    EZ Grill Brings Portable, Disposable All-In-One Barbecue Action

    Summer and barbecues go hand in hand.  Lazy and grilling don’t.   Pulling off a grilling session, whether for a backyard get-together or a tailgating party, often involves a world of hassle and mess that doesn’t match well with your lazy ass.   The EZ Grill, an off-the-shelf disposable instant grilling suite, offers a convenient solution. Boxed in a slim, easy-to-carry package, the all-in-one solution brings everything you need to stage a delicious barbecue without having to handle a mass of supplies.  [...]

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  • Clever Storage: EC Pack-It Two-Sided Cube

    Clever Storage: EC Pack-It Two-Sided Cube

    Need a neater, smarter way to squeeze more items in your luggage?  Maximize your packing space with the Eagle Creek Pack-It Two-Sided Cube, a dual-compartment zip-up bag for neatly cramming everything you need for a trip. “Really, you want me to pay for bags designed to go inside a bag?”  We know how some of you may be resistant to the idea.  Imagine the benefits, however, of having separate containers for all your jeans, all your shorts, all your tees [...]

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  • Sharpie…Now In Stainless Steel

    Sharpie…Now In Stainless Steel

    Sharpies are awesome.  Serious vandals who want to draw male organs across bathroom walls as their life’s work, however, deserve better than disposable plastic pens.  They need the Stainless Steel Sharpie, a fine-tipped permanent marker clad in a sturdy, steel barrel design. Bringing a touch of class to drawing moustaches on drunk sorority girls’ faces all across the globe, the refillable marker finally gives permanent ink a permanent shell to dwell in.  Yes, it still uses the same fade-resistant, water-resistant [...]

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  • Jelloware Are Disposable Cups You Can Eat

    Jelloware Are Disposable Cups You Can Eat

    Disposable cups have long had a bad reputation.  So do lazy people who can’t be bothered to bring a reusable, machine-washable drinking vessel, but I digress.  The clever people from The Way We See The World are offering a unique alternative with Jelloware, single-use cups that you can eat after you drink out of them. Yes, edible cups – the tasty alternative to disposable drinking equipment.  An entry in the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold Competition in Brooklyn, they’re essentially gelatin [...]

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