• How To Build A USB Hard Drive With No Enclosure…Not

    How To Build A USB Hard Drive With No Enclosure…Not

    When I first saw this image of the DIY USB Hard Drive, the only thing in my mind was “How do I build my own?”  After reading further, I laughed out loud.  It’s a trap. Well, not really a trap, but a clever, clever mod.  The first time you see it, you think some guy managed to figure out how to retrofit a hard disk with a USB plug.  Unfortunately, that’s not really the case.  Imagine the look on your [...]

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  • Mantys Is A Foldable Golf Cart For One

    Mantys Is A Foldable Golf Cart For One

    Who needs a golf cart?  Not this guy, who’s riding the love child of a motorized golf vehicle, an electric scooter, a Segway and…uhm…a warehouse handcart.  Yep, that’s the Mantys, a single-passenger golf cart that you can ride standing. Despite the older gentleman riding one, it’s not meant just for old people.  I think its a perfect ride for lazy folks like myself also. I’d probably use it as an electric scooter everywhere also. And if you are suddenly switching [...]

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  • Heat-Changing Arcade Mugs Spice Up Your Morning Coffee With Pacman And Space Invaders

    Heat-Changing Arcade Mugs Spice Up Your Morning Coffee With Pacman And Space Invaders

    Want to down your morning coffee with a little Pacman or Space Invaders on the side?  Now you can with the Heat-Changing Arcade Mugs, which go from bland to grand after pouring hot liquid beverages down its mouth. Your mug may have a funny joke on it, but it’s the same lame attempt at comedy every time.  These mugs may look just as trite, clad with generic lines and shapes while sitting on the cupboard.  Pour down that freshly-brewed coffee, [...]

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  • Mad Scientists Build Robots That Evolve Hunting, Cooperative And Altruistic Abilities

    Mad Scientists Build Robots That Evolve Hunting, Cooperative And Altruistic Abilities

    Do you think Robots are dumb?  Well, throw in neural networks and random mutation and things change rather quickly.  According to a bunch of Swiss researchers (who are not really mad scientists), the experimental droids eventually developed adaptive abilities, evolving a whole new set of skills such as finding their ways through a complex maze and (gasp!) hunting for prey. According to Dario Floreano (of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and Laurent Keller (of the University of Lausanne), in [...]

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  • Armor Horse Vault XXL Is A Stretch Limo With An Attitude…And A Stripper Pole

    Armor Horse Vault XXL Is A Stretch Limo With An Attitude…And A Stripper Pole

    Real VIPs need VIP-level security that run-of-the-mill chauffeured stretch limos just don’t deliver.  If you need a luxury fort on wheels, the Armor Horse Vault XXL should have you covered. Outside, it looks more like a fully-armored bus than a ride to the Grammy’s.  That’s because it’s designed to withstand artillery attacks – the likes we thought the entire population of Nashville would rain down on Kanye West after the VMA fiasco last year.   With UL-rated thermal and composite ballistic [...]

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  • What Are You Going To Do This Valentine’s Day?

    What Are You Going To Do This Valentine’s Day?

    February is upon us. That means Valentine’s Day is coming.  Yup, everyone’s favorite, perpetually-sentimental and highly-commercialized celebration for lovers is here again.  Get those credit cards ready and pull out the checkbook – with so many cool things to do and fly gear to get,  you’re gonna need them. Well, maybe not.  Just because everyone you know is spending more than their paychecks can afford doesn’t mean you have to get in on the same boat. Lavish gifts are nice, [...]

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  • Live Checking Card Lets You See Your Credit Card Balance In Real Time

    Live Checking Card Lets You See Your Credit Card Balance In Real Time

    Having a hard time keeping track of your credit card spending?  Not a problem with the Live Checking Card, a futuristic electronic plastic slab that shows your current balance in real time. No need to check a website, wait for statements or call up the hotline.  Simply pull up your credit card, see your current balance and have a heart attack right on the spot.  Just kidding.  Of course, that also means your spouse, parents and friends can see how [...]

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  • Origami Stroller Makes The Baby Buggy High-Tech

    Origami Stroller Makes The Baby Buggy High-Tech

    Throwing technology at everything isn’t always the best idea.  While a high-tech baby pushchair does sound whack, the Origami Stroller makes a strong case for one. Designed by 4Moms, the contraption takes strollers where no baby buggy has gone before, fitted with a ton of capabilities intended to make life easy while you take your spawn around town.  Plus, it’s hella cool too.  Watch other parents stick out their tongues drooling (okay, maybe just look on amused) when you begin [...]

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  • Bright Automotive’s IDEA Van Wants To Make Your Light-Duty Commercial Fleet More Efficient

    Bright Automotive’s IDEA Van Wants To Make Your Light-Duty Commercial Fleet More Efficient

    Need a more efficient, more economical light-duty vehicle for your commercial fleet?  Bright Automotive thinks it has the best wheels for the job with the IDEA, a plug-in hybrid delivery van with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. Uncomfortable, poor mileage and antiquated utility features – those are just some of the common complaints about most existing light-duty transport machines.  This new vehicle addresses all of those issues at the same time, as it its makers attempt to position [...]

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  • White Goat Recycles Used Office Paper Into Fresh Toilet Paper

    White Goat Recycles Used Office Paper Into Fresh Toilet Paper

    Recycling your own toilet paper out of throwaway office documents apparently does some good for the environment, saving as many as 60 cedar trees per year.  While details of its environmental benefits are sketchy at best (I mean, 60 cedar trees versus all that water and electricity), the White Goat – a huge on-site recycling machine that turns used sheets of cellulose pulps into toilet paper – is definitely coming to Japanese offices this year. Office paper in, toilet paper [...]

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  • Gabriel Dishaw’s Junk-Metal Sneaker Sculptures

    Gabriel Dishaw’s Junk-Metal Sneaker Sculptures

    Motherboards and sneakers are quite the unlikely combination.  That’s why these sneaker sculptures, which uses old circuit boards and other throwaway materials to create replicas of popular kicks, look way awesome. Created by junk-metal artist Gabriel Dishaw, the growing collection now numbers five pieces, with names such as the Air Jordan Colossus, Junk Dunk and Blazer Pentium 1.0 (which should give you a hint about what shoes they’re based on).  They’re all made to an exact size of 9.5 inches, [...]

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  • Wasabi Fire Alarm Is An Awesome Invention For The Hearing Impaired

    Wasabi Fire Alarm Is An Awesome Invention For The Hearing Impaired

    Does the scent of wasabi swimming in a pool of soy sauce rouse you up?  if it does, then you’ll probably find the Wasabi Fire Alarm, which unleashes a strong odor of the spicy Japanese horseradish during danger, a worthy home security device. What’s wrong with that good old ear-breaking sound alarm?  Nothing, really.  The novel device is intended for the hearing impaired. Brilliant I say. Might I suggest don’t take the sound capability out though. Leave both in just [...]

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  • A Leopard-Print Rolex Cosmograph Daytona… For Men…For Real

    A Leopard-Print Rolex Cosmograph Daytona… For Men…For Real

    “Hey dude.  I want to sell you a luxury Rolex with diamond and sapphire stones, decked on top of a leopard print design.  Are you interested?” That may as well have been whispered to me by some suspicious-looking cat in a back alley cause I’d think whoever said it was out of his mind.  A Rolex with a leopard print – are you kidding me?  Apparently not, as evidenced by this special edition Rolex Cosmograph Daytona that recently went on [...]

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  • Piece Your Own Furniture Together With The Jigsaw Puzzle Stool/Table

    Piece Your Own Furniture Together With The Jigsaw Puzzle Stool/Table

    Want to turn your living room into a conundrum of tiles?  Throw enough of these Jigsaw Puzzle Stool/Table pieces out there and you’ll be in business. On its own, one of these things would make for an odd-looking but functional stool, where you can put your legs up, plop your ass down or stand on top of while cleaning the ceiling with a broom (while wearing your French Maid outfit, of course).   Slap a few of them together, though, and [...]

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  • Clear Classic USB Joystick Brings Atari To The Next Generation

    Clear Classic USB Joystick Brings Atari To The Next Generation

    NES games are retro.  Atari games are just ancient.  Whether you’re old enough to remember it or too young to even have an idea what I’m talking about, you can enjoy the burgeoning era of home gaming right on your PC with the Clear Classic USB Joystick, which brings the joys of Atari into 2010 and beyond. “Joy” might be a difficult word to swallow for those who actually played an Atari, whose dislocated wrists always appeared far worse than [...]

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  • The Necker Nymph – A Scuba-Diving, Open-Cockpit Underwater Plane

    The Necker Nymph – A Scuba-Diving, Open-Cockpit Underwater Plane

    What cool new toy can a guy who owns a slew of gorgeous cars, an airline and a space shuttle get for 2010?  In billionaire Richard Branson’s case, as it turns out, it’s a £415,000 prototype submersible called the Necker Nymph, which is the first of its kind. Dubbed as an “underwater plane,” it is said to literally glide on water like an aircraft and incorporates numerous fighter jet technology in its design.  Instead of using ballast to propel it [...]

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  • Wireless Page To TV Magnifier Lets You Blow Up The Fine Print

    Wireless Page To TV Magnifier Lets You Blow Up The Fine Print

    Reading is great, but a lot of printed text is just way too small.  I have moderately good eyesight and it pisses me off that I have to read such small prints, so I can i imagine the problem those worse off must face.  The Wireless Page To TV Magnifier looks to save those with difficulty reading from frustration, allowing you to read even the smallest prints in blown-up size right on the TV. Put down the glasses and shove [...]

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  • Metal Storm’s Virtual Minefields Will Cover Ground Like Landmines Using Sensors And Electronic Weapons

    Metal Storm’s Virtual Minefields Will Cover Ground Like Landmines Using Sensors And Electronic Weapons

    Wars, violence and most of all landmines suck.  They are exactly opposite of anything cool. Even after hostilities have ceased, land mines continue to stay on the ground, playing a dormant trap that will kill, maim and injure innocent civilians years after.   It’s an indiscriminate weapon that sacrifices future safety for convenience – downright irresponsible.  That’s why Metal Storm’s new Virtual Minefield is leagues more humane, providing the same unattended traps for enemy troops, all while being completely easy to [...]

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  • 80-Port USB Hub Wants To Charge Your Cellphone, iPod, Digicam And 77 More Gadgets At The Same Time

    80-Port USB Hub Wants To Charge Your Cellphone, iPod, Digicam And 77 More Gadgets At The Same Time

    Got more gadgets to charge than slots to plug them in?  I doubt you’ll be having that problem with the 80-Port USB Hub, a charging hub that takes your lack of USB ports seriously.  Very, very seriously. No, you won’t need a nuclear reactor inside your bedroom to power all those up.  Well, maybe that will help, but it’s not necessary.  Do note you just can’t plug this into a computer either, unless you want your laptop to explode (explosion [...]

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