• Cannondale’s Simon Is An Electronic Suspension System That Lets Bikes Automatically Adjust To Terrain

    Cannondale’s Simon Is An Electronic Suspension System That Lets Bikes Automatically Adjust To Terrain

    We’re not sure if Cannondale will eventually have their way, but their new innovation should prove a revolutionary upgrade to bicycles of all types.  Codenamed Simon, the project throws out the traditional system of springs and shocks, in favor of a “smart” electronic suspension. A simple adjustment on the integrated joystick, for instance, will let you modify the ride’s response curves and stiffness, allowing you to get the appropriate setting for whatever terrain you’re running on.  It will perform the [...]

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  • Audi eTron Could Be The Sexiest EV Of 2012

    Audi eTron Could Be The Sexiest EV Of 2012

    Watch out, Tesla and Fisker.  A new and improved Audi eTron just showed up at the Detroit Motor Show and it looks sleek.  In fact, people are already proclaiming it as the sexiest EV on the block. Compared to the concept eTron shown off at Frankfurt and LA last year, this new iteration boasts considerably less power.  That’s not a bad thing actually, since that means Audi is gearing it for actual road use, rather than showing off their advances [...]

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  • World Of Warcraft Collectible Coin Set Will Buy You Entry Into WOW Country When It Rises

    World Of Warcraft Collectible Coin Set Will Buy You Entry Into WOW Country When It Rises

    Looking to invest in precious coins?  If the usual government-minted fare doesn’t do it for you, these World of Warcraft collectible coins just might.  Yep, it’s real WOW gold, silver and copper that you can keep in a treasure chest. These aren’t real tender (unless you’re moving to Blizzard’s fantasy universe anytime soon), but I can’t imagine WOW junkies turning a blind eye when you flash one of these things.  In case you’re in a bind, you might even be [...]

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  • I’m Going Cuckoo For The Cuckoo Watch

    I’m Going Cuckoo For The Cuckoo Watch

    Watchmakers call their designs “classic” all the time.  Seriously, though, the Cwatch is the only wrist-worn timepiece I’ve seen that deserves such a label.  A cuckoo clock on a wristwatch?  Can you come up with anything more classic or legendary?  You have to be cuckoo not to love it! Designed by Belgian Thomas Cruyl, this looks way more interesting than those endless parades of LED-blinking Tokyoflash watches and insanely-priced European luxury brands.  Who wouldn’t want a veritable Grandfather Clock strapped [...]

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  • Russian Mobile Sauna Delivers Steam Baths To Your Doorstep

    Russian Mobile Sauna Delivers Steam Baths To Your Doorstep

    Stuck in a remote location in a cold part of Russia with no steam bath facility for miles?  Not a problem.  Just call Sergei and he will being his Mobile Sauna right to your doorstep.  Provided you’re not staying in the other side of the country, of course. Called “banya,” wooden bath houses are supposed to be regular fixtures in many Russian homes.  Villages where houses aren’t typically equipped with one usually have communal banyas (at least, according to what [...]

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  • Home Disco Turns The Coffee Table Into A Dancing Platform, Complete With Smoke And Lasers

    Home Disco Turns The Coffee Table Into A Dancing Platform, Complete With Smoke And Lasers

    What’s the best way to set up a small dance area in your home?  Meet the Home Disco. It  actually sounds like a sensible idea.  No, strike that, it’s downright brilliant, turning an erstwhile coffee table into a one-person dancing platform, complete with club effects. Created by the German-born but London-based Moritz Waldemeyer, the very original contraption reflects the same wild and crazy aesthetics that has made the designer a much-sought-after figure.  It was commissioned by UK design magazine Wallpaper, [...]

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  • BioFish Lure Systems: A Bait That Fish Just Can’t Refuse

    BioFish Lure Systems: A Bait That Fish Just Can’t Refuse

    Hate waiting to chance upon a fish dumb enough to take your bait?  Put an end to hours of fishing idly with the BioPulse Lure System, a scientifically-designed bait that the cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates just can’t resist.  Yep, it’s like hypnosis on water. Produced by Mystic Tackleworks, the modern fish lure takes advantage of the animals’ biology to ensure your immediate success.  Using a whole host of inputs, it compels the gilled water-dwellers to not only inch closer to the [...]

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  • Injured Your Hand Breaking Someone’s Skull? Doc Says Play Video Games To Help It Heal

    Injured Your Hand Breaking Someone’s Skull? Doc Says Play Video Games To Help It Heal

    Broke your hand after trading blows with someone at the backalley?  Do like former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) lightweight champion Jamie Varner, who claims he rehabilitated his injured fist by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox 360 in time for yesterday’s title unification bout. After fighting Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January of last year, the MMA standout found himself with a broken right index metacarpal bone, among a laundry list of hurts, including two fractured bones [...]

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  • Where Do You Set The World’s Highest Base Jump?  At The World’s Tallest Building, Of Course

    Where Do You Set The World’s Highest Base Jump? At The World’s Tallest Building, Of Course

    The Burj Khalifa (formerly known as the Burj Dubai) officially took the title of the “world’s tallest building” last week.  Not long after that, two base jumpers trekked to the top of the extra-tall edifice to be the first fellows to fall from it.  Nice. Setting their own world record for the highest base jump are Nasir Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan, who both leaped off the structure to parachute down on the streets of Dubai.  See that dot [...]

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  • Parrot AR Drone Is A Remote-Controlled Quadricopter With A Gaming Twist

    Parrot AR Drone Is A Remote-Controlled Quadricopter With A Gaming Twist

    Remote-controlled quadricopters are nothing new.  Your friendly neighborhood amateur spies have already been using them to survey the neighborhood (they’re ideal for reconnaissance since they’re very stable) for their own personal amusement.  The Parrot AR Drone, however, sets itself apart by adding a software-based twist that can make flying the thing a totally different experience. Intended to be controlled over Wi-Fi, you maneuver the unmanned aerial vehicle directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch.  Just like an ordinary flight control [...]

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  • Cleavage Caddy Snaps To Bras, Gives Women A Secret Purse Underneath Their Blouses

    Cleavage Caddy Snaps To Bras, Gives Women A Secret Purse Underneath Their Blouses

    If women thought more like men, the Cleavage Caddy should have been a huge hit.  A secret purse designed to clamp under a woman’s bra, it gives you a literal rack to wear over your rack. Alas, it wasn’t a hit (at least, I don’t think I ever knew any woman who owned one).  First sold back in 2008, I haven’t seen much about this clever (albeit uncomfortable-looking) little line of pockets for gadgets since then.  The website’s still alive, [...]

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  • The Moskitofänger, A Mosquito-Killing Flame Thrower

    The Moskitofänger, A Mosquito-Killing Flame Thrower

    Hate mosquitoes with a passion?  Show it with conviction.  This guy did, going as far as to design a flame thrower whose sole purpose is torching those little, disease-carrying insects. Called the Moskitofänger (which poorly translates to Mosquito Catcher), the device won’t simply catch them little dipterons.  It will send them to an earthly version of hell, enveloping them with fatal flames and delivering a death that’s probably worse than merely spraying insecticide. Why do you need a modified flame [...]

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  • Cut Here: Art Lebedev’s Punctirus Necklace

    Cut Here: Art Lebedev’s Punctirus Necklace

    Want to tell people where to cut your head off in case you turn into a zombie?  If you’re not into getting tattooed, the Punctirus Bracelet/Necklace/Choker should take care of your “Cut Here” labeling needs. Designed by Art Lebedev, it’s a refreshing change of pace from the studio, who rarely ever come up with jewelry concepts.  Fortunately, this piece reflects all the same oddball characteristics that has made them synonymous with funky yet functional innovations. The Punctirus Bracelet is as [...]

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  • FxBalléry PVC Vases Collection Will Look Good In A Plumber-Inspired Interior

    FxBalléry PVC Vases Collection Will Look Good In A Plumber-Inspired Interior

    Want to decorate your house like a plumber?  You know, so you can pretend to be Super Mario and Luigi with your best friend.  Get rid of that ceramic flower base, then, and replace it with a unit from FxBalléry’s PVC Vases Collection. Like the name implies, the vases are colorful PVC fittings screwed together in a variety of ways, allowing them to stand on tables while holding a stalk of flower in their mouths.   They each get a shiny [...]

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  • Evertune Bridge Keeps Your Guitar In Perfect Pitch Till You Smash It On Someone’s Head

    Evertune Bridge Keeps Your Guitar In Perfect Pitch Till You Smash It On Someone’s Head

    Want to keep your guitar perpetually tuned?  If a Robot Guitar is a little too much for your needs (or price range), an upcoming innovation may be more along your lines.  Called the EverTune Bridge, it allows the instrument’s strings to retain the same tension no matter what you do to them. Currently under development, the system uses no digital wizardry here, allowing it to be installed in any regular guitar.  Instead, it employs individual springs that apply constant tension [...]

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  • Old Vespa Body Turned Into A Child’s Vespa Rocker

    Old Vespa Body Turned Into A Child’s Vespa Rocker

    Who needs an Xbox 360 when you’ve got a grandpa who can whip up an awesome rocking horse?  No one.  Everyone neeeeeeds an Xbox 360.  But a Vespa scooter transformed into a child’s rocker should be quite a crazy thrill all the same. Yep, some kid’s grandpa tore apart an old Vespa and retooled it into an awesome rocker.  The scooter’s body looks in good shape too (probably restored it), complete with headlights, faux-leather seat and a spit-shine finish.  Just [...]

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  • Cargoshell’s Innovative Containers Collapses Flat, Leaves Smaller Footprint

    Cargoshell’s Innovative Containers Collapses Flat, Leaves Smaller Footprint

    Shipping containers have been around for over sixty years.  During that time, little has changed about the huge steel boxes that has facilitated widespread international trade.   A new company called Cargoshell is looking to replace those gigantic cargo cases with something they believe is more efficient and more attuned to the times. Huge containers take massive amounts of space.  That’s all well and good if they’re being used to transport cargo.  When they’re empty, though, that translates to a huge [...]

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  • Panasonic Builds The World’s Largest TV, All 152 Inches Of It

    Panasonic Builds The World’s Largest TV, All 152 Inches Of It

    Want to have the biggest, baddest, most insane TV in the neighborhood?  Better get a more spacious living room because the one Panasonic just unveiled covers a surface area of 152 inches. To call it overwhelming is an understatement.  Seriously.  That thing is so big, the radiation will give you an automatic vasectomy the first time you turn it on.  I swear.  It’s so ridiculously big, bloggers will make lame jokes about it till the end of time.  Do you [...]

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  • Beam Light From Your Wrist With The Stanley LED Torch Watch

    Beam Light From Your Wrist With The Stanley LED Torch Watch

    In the world of “mixing two unrelated things in one,” resulting products either work or don’t.  Sometimes, though, they’re so bad you just can’t help but love the little buggers.  That’s exactly how I feel about the Stanley LED Torch Watch. If you always wanted to carry a flashlight along but found it too much of a hassle to keep one in your pocket, then consider the ramifications of putting it on your wrist.  Actually, it doesn’t sound that bad.  [...]

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