• Draw Your Swords, Gentlemen: The Lion Dog Koshirae

    Draw Your Swords, Gentlemen: The Lion Dog Koshirae

    Your fighting sword beginning to get a little rusty?  Considering arming up with the latest reboot of Bugei’s classic Lion Dog Koshirae, touted as the best sword to ever come out of the renowned Hanwei forge. Clad in the most elegant and intricate fittings the company has ever made, the all new bladed weapon sees the popular model completely redesigned, pushing the envelope for modern production swords.  Inspired by the golden age of the weapon in Japanese history (the Kamakura [...]

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  • Meet Amazon Eve, The World’s Tallest Bikini Model

    Meet Amazon Eve, The World’s Tallest Bikini Model

    She may not be as tall as Yao Ming, but she’s sure a heck of a lot more palatable to the eyes than the basketball superstar.  Amazon Eve is exactly how we always imagined giant forest women who captured us for breeding will be – absolutely huge and smoking hot. Whoever said good things come in small packages better rethink that idea.  Shot here for the cover of Australian men’s magazine Zoo Weekly, she towers over pretty much everyone with [...]

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  • Piranha Pocket Tool Comes With Eleven Killer Functions In A Single Sheet Of Steel

    Piranha Pocket Tool Comes With Eleven Killer Functions In A Single Sheet Of Steel

    While it doesn’t resemble the deadly fish, the Piranha Pocket Tool has a good reason for the carnivorous name.  According to creator Pocket Tool X, it gets the job done as fast as the sharp-toothed, Amazon-dwelling creatures can clean the flesh off some poor animal’s carcass. Made from a single piece of stone-washed S30V stainless steel (the same material used on high-end culinary knives), the multi-purpose tool can perform eleven different functions.  The heat-treated and corrosion-resistant material is particularly hard [...]

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  • Project Runningbird Looks To Set Lawnmower Land Speed Record, Aims For 100Mph

    Project Runningbird Looks To Set Lawnmower Land Speed Record, Aims For 100Mph

    When Don Wales claims to be going after a top speed of 100 mph on land, it’s easy to dismiss him as being an underachiever.  That’s until you learn that he’s about to do it on Project Runningblade, a modified yet functional lawnmower. It’s not some lawnmower chassis housing Ferrari innards either.  In fact, the Countox mower that’s going to be used will come with a conventional 26 hp Kawasaki engine (common in many lawnmowers), which has been updated to [...]

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  • Bliptronics 5000 LED Synthesizer Lets You Make Electronic Music Easily, For Cheap

    Bliptronics 5000 LED Synthesizer Lets You Make Electronic Music Easily, For Cheap

    Always wanted a digital synthesizer but can’t help but balk at their prices?  Join the club.  Then, turn your attention to the Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer, a $50 box that pumps out retro-style 8-bit tunes. With a face partly ripped off from the full-featured Yamaha Tenori-On, the music-making gadget makes turning out licks fairly straightforward.  Using a pattern-based approach to playing, it ditches all the other complex capabilities that usually comes with sequencer rigs (no MIDI, no in-depth editing), keeping [...]

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  • Flux Chair Folds Flat, Assembles Into An Origami-Like Lounge Seat

    Flux Chair Folds Flat, Assembles Into An Origami-Like Lounge Seat

    Sure, conventional folding chairs can transform into flat, stackable pieces.  However, they’re still pretty heavy, not to mention, particularly thick.  The Flux Chair does them one better, as it’s able to fold into an ultra-slim and lightweight flat case. Assembled, it looks like an Origami furniture, with sexy curved foldlines and paper-thin material.  It’s the kind of chair you’ll see in a corner and probably steer clear of, as it doesn’t look like it can sit all your weight without [...]

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  • Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos Makes Programming Your Watch Sound Cool Again

    Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos Makes Programming Your Watch Sound Cool Again

    Need a gift for those perpetually-tinkering geeks in your life?  Keep them busy for cheap with Texas Instruments’ $49 eZ430-Chronos, a digital sports watch that houses a fully-capable wireless development platform they can program to their hearts’ content. As the first contraption of its kind, the super-customizable gadget is specifically designed to facilitate building wireless networking applications, regardless of your specific expertise.  It’s about the geekiest thing we’ve seen  all year and might just be the very thing that resurrects [...]

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  • INFLU Flu Collector Is A Face Mask That Invites Viruses To Your Airways, Saves Everyone Else From Disease

    INFLU Flu Collector Is A Face Mask That Invites Viruses To Your Airways, Saves Everyone Else From Disease

    I’ve always been pretty certain that I wasn’t the only one finding the rash of anti-H1N1 masks a little too tacky.  The INFLU mask not only acknowledges that questionable paranoia, it turns it over on its head, proposing a face cover that actually invites viruses to enter your system. Part-joke, part-social commentary, the INFLU separates itself from the horde of protective face masks in the market.  Rather than shoo away the Swine flu and its ilk, the thing collects them [...]

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  • Tactical Nuclear Penguin is The World’s Strongest Beer, Comes With 32% Alcohol Content

    Tactical Nuclear Penguin is The World’s Strongest Beer, Comes With 32% Alcohol Content

    Seriously, you call a 7% alcohol content beer “strong”?   Prepare to blush in shame with one swig of the Tactical Nuclear Penguin, an “uber-imperial” stout with almost enough kick as your favorite whiskey. Introduced by BrewDog, the unusually potent brew is as much a collector’s concoction as it is an exercise in decadence.  Forget about gobbling bottles upon bottles of brewskies – it’s intended to be “enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance.”  The first is [...]

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  • Outlier Khaki OG: Business Trousers For Cyclists

    Outlier Khaki OG: Business Trousers For Cyclists

    As more and more folks embrace the “bike to work” culture, the greater the versatility your cycling outfits should offer.  The Outlier Khaki OG fits that new generation of clothing, pulling double duty as both a work and bike pants, apart from  looking quite snazzy. Business casual never performed so sporty (at least, based on the features Outlier claims).  While playing nice with all the requirements of a business environment, the highly-improved khaki pants allows for better overall wear, allowing [...]

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  • Vintage BMW Bikes From Willy Neutkens’ Collection

    Vintage BMW Bikes From Willy Neutkens’ Collection

    Last weekend saw the world’s largest private BMW motorcycle collection go to bidding.  Auction firm Bonhams presided over the sale which took Willy Neutkens’ ensemble of 94 of the most important BMW bikes in history to the arms of their new proud owners.  Fittingly, the bikes took floor space at the BMW Museum in Munich. Considered a legendary figure among BMW collectors, the recently-deceased Neutkens (1925 – 2008) is in the Guinness Book of Records for owning the most vehicles [...]

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  • Smart Armor Tells Soldiers How Badly It’s Damaged, Just Like A Videogame Health Bar

    Smart Armor Tells Soldiers How Badly It’s Damaged, Just Like A Videogame Health Bar

    Robots of the future will not only fly and fire a barrage of weapons – they will even know when they’re in danger.  We’re doomed.  That last one will be courtesy of the US Army, who are developing a new Smart Armor that can do a heck of a lot more than absorb damaging blows. Designed for use in tanks and other military vehicles, as well as extra protection for soldiers (yep, imagine fighting in the ground against a team [...]

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  • Micro Bluetooth Spy Earpiece Goes Right In Your Ear, Lets You Communicate On The Sly

    Micro Bluetooth Spy Earpiece Goes Right In Your Ear, Lets You Communicate On The Sly

    Mama told you never to stick things in your ear.  Well, the Micro Bluetooth Spy Earpiece doesn’t care about that.  Going deep inside your ear canal, it lets you listen to your cellphone’s audio without attracting any attention. Ever wondered how spies received communication in the field without a visible headset on?  That’s because the receiver isn’t on the ear – the thing’s inside it.  Outfitted for covert audio surveillance, it’s as sly an earpiece as you can get.  Finally, [...]

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  • Slick Rick’s Iced-Out Eyepatch Sold In Auction For Over 20 Grand

    Slick Rick’s Iced-Out Eyepatch Sold In Auction For Over 20 Grand

    Why dress like an unbathed, out-of-luck pirate in your next costume party when you can suit up like a seafarer who just cashed out his entire booty? To make sure you look the part, best get your hands on a less-dingy eyepatch, preferably like the diamond-encrusted one Slick Rick used to own, which reportedly sold in a London auction for an estimated $25,000. Yep, 25 grand for an iced-out, blind-eye gear. Of course, legendary rapper Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters (nee [...]

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  • Hemi Jet Puts 1939 Ford Chassis, Chrysler Hemi Engine And Custom Jet Turbine Together In One Insane Car

    Hemi Jet Puts 1939 Ford Chassis, Chrysler Hemi Engine And Custom Jet Turbine Together In One Insane Car

    Car enthusiast Joe Wilkins wanted to pull even more power out of his supercharged, Hemi-engined 1939 Ford Coupe Standard.  So, he threw a jet engine in the trunk.  The result is the Hemi Jet, a classy-looking vintage with some scary modifications. Jet engines in cars isn’t a new idea.  Still, it’s tough not to draw attention every time you see one.  Especially when the custom-built jet turbine is sticking out of the rear trunk that’s just way too small to [...]

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  • Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera Lets You Ruin Your Reputation With Purikura-Style Cute Photos

    Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera Lets You Ruin Your Reputation With Purikura-Style Cute Photos

    The Purikura craze has come and gone for many of us, but the thing reportedly remains huge in Japan.  With the Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera, you won’t even have to take a trip down the mall to get your shamefully adorable pictures taken.  You can now grab the same heart-covered snaps using a handheld device that fits in your pocket. Deny it all you want.  You’ve probably visited your share of Purikura photo booths and took home a set of [...]

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  • How To Take Down A Rampaging Elephant – The Violent Elephant Control Gear

    How To Take Down A Rampaging Elephant – The Violent Elephant Control Gear

    Elephants running rampant in your neighborhood, squashing cars and knocking over power lines?  Really?  Where the heck do you live?  Regardless, that should be no problem if you’ve loaded up on the Violent Elephant Control Gear, a remotely-controlled device that immobilizes elephants on a rampage. Designed by Zachariah Matthew from India, the restraining gadget offers a more humane alternative to  sedating the beasts with loaded darts.  It’s especially useful for circuses, zoos and places where elephants are paraded during festivals, [...]

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  • Jetman Yves Rossy’s Flight Falls Short, Still Impressive

    Jetman Yves Rossy’s Flight Falls Short, Still Impressive

    Two days ago, Jetman Yves Rossy made his attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on the jetwing, an operational jetpack with wings.  He failed.  Not miserably, though, so he’s alive.  No gore for you, Faces of Death fans. Sponsored by Webtel.mobi, it would have been the first intercontinental flight on such a small-scale flying device. The plan was to ride airborne from Africa to Europe, jumping out of a plane over Tangier in Morocco on to Tarifa, Spain, a [...]

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  • BlackforceOne Corvette Draws Inspiration From Presidential Plane, Runs 0 To 60 In 3.4s

    BlackforceOne Corvette Draws Inspiration From Presidential Plane, Runs 0 To 60 In 3.4s

    No, it’s not Obama’s personal sportscar, even if the chosen moniker might suggest it.  It looks nothing like the Boeing Air Force One either, though Loma Performa thinks otherwise (“It is clearly reminiscent,” they argue).  Regardless, their BlackforceOne Corvette is an absolute thing of beauty. Based off a regular C6 Corvette, the modified performer does bring a number of tasty updates that could make you feel like you’re the Prez of the most powerful country in the world.  Yep, just [...]

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