• Snowtunnel Lets You Snowboard In The Summer, Even In The Middle Of The Desert

    Snowtunnel Lets You Snowboard In The Summer, Even In The Middle Of The Desert

    Like to snowboard, but enjoy life in your tropical island?  Not a problem with the Snowtunnel, a rotating barrel that lets you snowboard all year long. Sure, it won’t replace the thrill of sliding down steep slopes at high speeds.  For keeping your snowboarding skills sharp, however, there’s nothing more convenient. The Snowtunnel uses a corrogated steel drum measuring 7 x 4.8 meters, with a refrigerant glycol piped through to cool the metal surfaces.  When water is sprayed (it uses [...]

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  • Play Luxury Table Tennis With The Chrome Ping Pong Table

    Play Luxury Table Tennis With The Chrome Ping Pong Table

    Luxury table tennis, anyone?  While you can always play ping pong on a small slab of plywood and a net, that’s not nearly half as fun as doing it on an excessively decadent shining surface.  The Chrome Ping Pong Table (dubbed “The Future Is Chrome”) sports mirror-polished stainless steel everywhere you look, making the relatively low-overhead game of hitting a ball back and forth infinitely more dramatic. Created by Argentina-born Rirkrit Tiravanija, the blindingly reflective game table isn’t supposed to [...]

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  • Lions On The Edge Puts You Nose To Nose With The King Of The Jungle

    Lions On The Edge Puts You Nose To Nose With The King Of The Jungle

    What the heck is that photo?  A lion pouncing on your hood and all you do is smile like a hyena?  Are you kidding me?  Something’s fishy here….hmmm…. Of course, you’ll probably act the same way when you visit Melbourne’s Werribee Open Range Zoo, which lets visitors experience “almost” being devoured by a hungry lion without really getting in any sort of danger.  How do they pull it off?  Well, no lion mind control here.  Instead, the whole thing is [...]

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  • Make Your Own Gadget Skin With iaPeel

    Make Your Own Gadget Skin With iaPeel

    Dressing up your iPhone and iPod can be a tricky business.  Unless you know what you’re doing, there’s a good chance you’ll end up rocking an eyesore of a hardware.  Aaah…hundreds of dollars worth of ugly. The iaPeel printable skin is an adhesive paper sized to fit iPods, iPod Touches and iPhones.  They work seamlessly with inkjet printers, allowing you to produce custom photo-quality images that you can use to outfit your gadgets. According to the company, the gadget skin [...]

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  • Learn The Art Of The Adhesive MacGyver With Stick It: 99 Duct Tape DIY Projects

    Learn The Art Of The Adhesive MacGyver With Stick It: 99 Duct Tape DIY Projects

    Everyone knows that duct tape is the home fix-it tool of champions (you know, the type who suck at actual home construction).  That’s why getting familiar with the versatile adhesive material should be in your best interest.  But how do you train in the best practices for working with duct tape (it’s not like they teach it at night school or anything like that)? That’s where this book comes in.  Stick It: 99 Duct Tape DIY Projects walks you through [...]

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  • Solta Island Resort Will Boast The World’s First Rotating Hotel

    Solta Island Resort Will Boast The World’s First Rotating Hotel

    Want a room with a view?  If you book at the Solta Island Resort, that won’t be a problem.  At least, during certain parts of the day. As the home of Europe’s first rotating hotel, every room in the facility gets their turn facing the Adriatic Sea.  Moving in a continuous turntable motion at the rate of 1.3 complete spins a day, you’re guaranteed a few hours of your window facing the ocean during your stay. The relatively small hotel [...]

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  • Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Sometimes, I leave the house wondering if there will be a tsunami.  Or a typhoon with flash flood.  Or if the icebergs suddenly melt while I’m out.  I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I hate getting wet in my best suit.  For those times of unusual paranoia (as a result of bad drugs dreams), I know I will feel safe carrying a Citibot Folding Kayak. Lightweight and convenient, it folds to a large but portable backpack that weighs a mere [...]

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  • KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    Perpetually in search of new theme park thrills?  You just might find it with the KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator, a robotic ride currently being installed for exhibition at the Innoventions Pavilion in Epcot at Disney World, Florida. At first glance, the rig looks like a giant robotic arm that picks you up and hoists you in the air – like you’d expect them to do before hurling you into the distance to meet your death.  Fortunately, it’s not designed to [...]

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  • Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Installing solar panels on your roof is not only eco-friendly, it’s also economical and smart.  But they sure make your house look ugly, with those slabs of black plates killing any curb appeal.  Until now. The Solé Power Tile not only draws energy from the sun like regular solar panels, it’s been fashioned to look like regular clay tiles.  That means you get the same energy benefits with none of the eyesore – great news for many homeowners. Designed to [...]

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  • Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    I love TV crime drama – it’s my guilty pleasure.  The long-running  (19 seasons and counting) Law & Order series has been part of my annual viewing diet for a good amount of time now.  I’ve never been an avid fan, but I do catch it (along with those other spin-offs) whenever I can. Dealing with murders, robberies and other similar cases, without the hip angle other detective shows bring along, it’s not exactly the kind of thing that receives [...]

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  • Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    If any of you millionaire fiends want a little more variety in your space travel options, then your wish has been granted.  A new spaceflight firm, Excalibur Almaz, recently announced their upcoming service that offers orbital tours aboard Cold War-era reusable reentry vehicles. The company, which bought numerous units of the Russian military surplus capsules, Almaz, last August, will be offering week-long trips into orbit by 2013.  Each trip will see passengers ride aboard a service module attached to an [...]

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  • Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Luggage sucks.  In fact, traveling is often a horrendous experience because of it.  From the hassles of carrying heavy bags to losing them at some point during the trip, it makes way for plenty of less-than-ideal situations.  That’s where Zero Baggage wants to come in. The upcoming service intends to revolutionize the travel experience by letting you fly without bringing anything along.  Rather than pack two suitcases full of clothes before every trip, you can put your regular gear together [...]

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  • Charity: Water – Provide Potable Water To The World’s People For Your Birthday

    Charity: Water – Provide Potable Water To The World’s People For Your Birthday

    Are You looking to make a difference in this World, but don’t where to begin?  Well, those born in September can start this coming month by asking their friends to forego their birthday gifts and use the money for charity instead. The year before, Charity: Water’s September campaign resulted in 800 people giving up their birthday presents, asking their friends, family and other acquaintances to donate to the organization instead.  This resulted in close to $1,000,000 of donations that brought [...]

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  • Surf Skiing: Ski The Waves

    Surf Skiing: Ski The Waves

    Skiers have it tough.  Riding next to snowboarders on the slope, they just look dorky.  Vermont resident Jason Starr doesn’t make it any easier with his new invention, called Surf Skiing, which brings the winter sport to the water. Just like skiing, the new activity involves wearing separate equipment for each foot and holding on to something to push yourself on the water.  Instead of sharp skis, you attach two boards to your feet, with a long paddle to propel [...]

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  • Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    The Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is about to get a new center attraction that should give the beach area in Rio a much-deserved makeover.  Called the Museum of Image and Sound, the building will come with an odd, zig-zagging form that makes it quite the sight to behold. Intended to house a collection of multimedia objects and installations, the museum will be filled in by seven floors of varying purposes, along with an outdoor movie theater on the roof.  The [...]

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  • Bluelounge CableDrop

    Bluelounge CableDrop

    Is it not just always the case that the things that entertain us most are the simple little ones? Or is that just me and my small mind? One example of that especially when it comes to cool cable management is Cablox. And now, there is also Bluelounge CableDrop. Bluelounge has taken us back to basics for their latest product release. Gadgetry does not always have to be about big, fast, fancy, high end, technologically advanced little gizmos with the [...]

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  • Parking Tickets For The Perenially Frustrated Motorist

    Parking Tickets For The Perenially Frustrated Motorist

    Need some more ways to exercise passive-aggressive behavior on the parking lot? Get a stack of these insult-ready Parking Tickets and dispense them freely among the windshields of vehicles that turn the act of parking into a veritable disaster. The parking lot has really evolved into more than a simple place to leave your car. For the most part, it’s now a battleground for frustration, as you struggle to find space, all while seeing a vehicle every couple of lanes [...]

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  • Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Remember the New York City papercraft models we featured not too long ago? As fun as building those paper skyscrapers might be, they’re not nearly as enjoyable as having an army of paper robots wreaking havoc in their streets. Build Your Own Paper Robots, a hardback volume with an accompanying CD, will show you how to flood it with robot invaders. Authored by Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski (who, as far as we know, are made of flesh and blood), [...]

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  • The Shweeb: Pedal-Powered Monorail Racing

    The Shweeb: Pedal-Powered Monorail Racing

    A “human-powered monorail” sounds like a lot of work.  Set it up as a race, however, with your participants suspended up in the air, and it begins sounding like a lot of fun.  That’s exactly what visitors get with the Shweeb, an amusement park ride out on New Zealand. The Shweeb consists of a series of rails on a set path, with aerodynamic capsules (enough to fit one person) hanging from it.  Each of the carts is fitted with a [...]

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