• Sys-Admin Miguel Rivera Salvages Gutted Disks, Turns Them Into Gorgeous Hard Drive Sculptures

    Sys-Admin Miguel Rivera Salvages Gutted Disks, Turns Them Into Gorgeous Hard Drive Sculptures

    Personally, I like my out-of-commission hard drives mangled to death. Not because I keep sensitive information there, far from it. I just really, really like seeing things get bent out of their wits. As long as I’m watching it happen, of course. Miguel Rivera’s hobby, on the other hand, is a little less severe. In fact, it’s very creative. Rather than shred those piles of useless metal and throw them in a heap, he turns them into beautiful works of [...]

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  • Extreme Gamers, This Is What Your Future Holds

    Extreme Gamers, This Is What Your Future Holds

    While there’s no official definition for what an “Extreme Gamer” is, I suppose this attempted viral thingie from Epson could qualify.   The look is actually a cross between “ready for extremes” and “downright duncical,” like the kind of outfit a five-year old would pick out from an entire mall.  Which is spectacular when you’re a full-grown, socially-maladjusted adult. The Extreme Gamer is the central character in Epson’s new commercial, which pimps the gaming favors of the company’s EH-TW450 projector.  Clad [...]

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  • Zigo Leader X2 Gets You A Baby Buggy And A Bike, Lets Them Couple To Become A Child-Toting Ride

    Zigo Leader X2 Gets You A Baby Buggy And A Bike, Lets Them Couple To Become A Child-Toting Ride

    The Taga Tricycle Stroller, which we wrote about not too long ago, was a pretty awesome tricycle-cum-pushchair combo.  Although it did bring a couple of unique features, it wasn’t the first of its kind.  That honor actually belongs to the Zigo Leader X2, a modular transportation system that can carry two tykes at a time on its spacious pod. Rather than transforming like the Taga, the multi-purpose child carrier uses a modular system to offer its versatile features.  That means [...]

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  • Doormat Chivato Reveals Your Weight Every Time You Wipe Your Feet, There’s No Escape

    Doormat Chivato Reveals Your Weight Every Time You Wipe Your Feet, There’s No Escape

    Want to freak out your houseguests whenever they come to your house?  Greet them with the Doormat Chivato, a weighing scale disguised as an innocent foot wiper sitting right by the door. Keep forgetting to check in with the bathroom scale every morning?   This should fill in quite nicely, since you’re getting an eyeful of how much heft you’re carrying every time you come in and leave the house.  Even better, it lets you check out how much your friends [...]

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  • Space Toys’ Lunar Lander Replica Features 1:1 Scale, Authentic Details

    Space Toys’ Lunar Lander Replica Features 1:1 Scale, Authentic Details

    Ever wanted to stage your own fake moon landing?  Now you can.  Space Toys is selling full-size replicas of the twelve different Lunar Modules that hit the big ball of cheese.  Houston, I want one. One quick question, though.  Are lunar landers really as ugly as that mess of metal shown in the picture?  I mean, sure it’s sturdy enough to have survived space and all, but it really does look like someone slapped it up in a barely-lit garage.  [...]

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  • Cool Christmas Tree Decoration Idea For Engineers And Tinkerers

    Cool Christmas Tree Decoration Idea For Engineers And Tinkerers

    Here’s a great idea for the engineers and tinkerers among you.  Rather than hang the usual boring fare on your tree this Christmas, why not scrounge up your junk electronics and use various components to decorate it? Evil Mad Scientist Labs did exactly that with their office Christmas tree and it looks awesome from the photos.  Clad with resistors, capacitors and various other throwaway parts as ornamentation, it’s the perfect tree to let everyone know what’s been keeping you busy [...]

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  • Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots Get A Modern, Motion-Mimicking Twist

    Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots Get A Modern, Motion-Mimicking Twist

    Robots that do nothing but bash each others’ heads are always fun.  It fulfills the bloodlust without any blood.  Heck, they’re robots – they can take the beating.  The good old Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots of yesteryear gets a modern twist with the Motion Mimicking Robotic Pugilists, fighting piles of plastic and electronics that mimic the motions of their human masters. Just like Wii Boxing, you hold on to sensor-equipped controllers on each hand, performing attack motions that your [...]

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  • Art That Can (Literally) Get You High: The Chronic Art Of Cliff Maynard

    Art That Can (Literally) Get You High: The Chronic Art Of Cliff Maynard

    I’ve seen people take various discards and use it for “art,” but seldom do we come across an artist that  sticks to one type of junk to produce such enthralling pieces.  For Pittsburgh-based tattoo artist Cliff Maynard, that medium is used joint butts, scrounged up from wherever people get rid of their roach ends (it’s not like the city keeps a repository for them). The resulting creations, however, are even more impressive than his material.  How the heck do you [...]

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  • Put The Force Over Your Head With New Era Japan’s Fitted Star Wars Caps

    Put The Force Over Your Head With New Era Japan’s Fitted Star Wars Caps

    Wearing a mask of your favorite Star Wars character all the time isn’t socially acceptable. But you can’t help yourself – you *have* to look like Jabba The Hut every single minute. New Era Japan is offering a compromise that I think you should take with their 59Fifty series fitted Star Wars caps. You will take it, right? Instead of wearing an actual mask that covers your entire face, you can lessen the social stigma by putting on one of [...]

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  • Brando USB Wrist Band Battery Puts A Dorky Charger On Your Arm, Keeps Your Gadgets Juiced

    Brando USB Wrist Band Battery Puts A Dorky Charger On Your Arm, Keeps Your Gadgets Juiced

    Don’t have space in your wallet for a carry-on battery charger?  Not a problem with Brando’s USB Wrist Band Battery, a wearable backup battery that can charge a plethora of mobile gadgets while you’re on the road. Armed with charging tips for cellphones (LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Nokia), gaming consoles (DS Lite, DSi and PSP) and all manners of mini-USB devices, it’s a versatile emergency kit that will juice up your gadgets right when you need it.   Since it [...]

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  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Unveiled, Rechristened As The Virgin Space Ship Enterprise

    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Unveiled, Rechristened As The Virgin Space Ship Enterprise

    Did you book for a seat on Virgin Galactic’s future space flights?  If you didn’t, you’ll be green with envy to know that those well-heeled folks who did are now one step closer to their space journey, after the company officially unveiled the actual ride last Monday.  Formerly called the SpaceshipTwo (SS2), it’s now been rechristened as the Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Enterprise. Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Galactic) and Burt Rutan (of Scaled Composites, the company tasked to [...]

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  • Ripley’s Authentic Vampire Slayer Collection – Rob Pattinson Better Watch Out

    Ripley’s Authentic Vampire Slayer Collection – Rob Pattinson Better Watch Out

    Ripley’s hasn’t been relevant in a long while.  With a ton of stuff in their long-running inventory, though, it doesn’t take long before they find a trend they can latch on to.  The current vampire rage is dripping with potential for the company, especially considering that they own the “world’s largest collection of authentic vampire killing kits.”  And, now, they’re going to pimp it. Want to see the tools Buffy would have used to kill that Twilight  guy after she [...]

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  • Iron Samurai LED Clock Puts A Faceless Watch Around Your Wrist

    Iron Samurai LED Clock Puts A Faceless Watch Around Your Wrist

    “Hey, look, that guy is wearing a watch bracelet with no watch.  Idiot.” That’s probably how people will react when they see you wearing the Iron Samurai LED Clock, a “stylish” (really, now?) men’s bracelet that looks like it’s missing a watch case.  Of course, if you want to change their minds, simply tap the first button on the right side of the piece to make the time appear in red LEDs.  Suddenly, it’s awesome.  Idiots. While the Samurai reference [...]

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  • Recon Instruments Brings HUDs To Ski Goggles, Makes Skiing Downhill Play Like A Video Game

    Recon Instruments Brings HUDs To Ski Goggles, Makes Skiing Downhill Play Like A Video Game

    When you’re streaking down a steep slope on your snowboard or skis, the last thing you want to do is pull up a piece of electronics for whatever purpose (it’s pretty much a sure way of ramming into a tree or tripping on a rock). Sometimes, though, seeing a trail map or knowing how far behind you are from your friends will prove immensely helpful. That’s where Recon Instruments’ upcoming Alpine Goggle comes in. More than a pair of protective [...]

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  • BMW M3 E30 Demoted To Gaming Cabinet, Still Looks Gnarly

    BMW M3 E30 Demoted To Gaming Cabinet, Still Looks Gnarly

    Playing a driving simulator not doing it for you?  Take the realism up to a new level by doing what Japan’s Studie AG did with “The Ultimate Gaming Machine,” tuning a functional car so that it becomes a stationary gaming cabinet.  Huh?!? It gets worse.  Instead of modifying a throwaway pile of junk, they had the gall to do the deed to a BMW M3 E30, one of the few rare cars that’s achieved universal critical acclaim for its sublime [...]

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  • Doctor Who Fan Builds His Own Full-Sized Dalek, Forces It To Do Good Deeds

    Doctor Who Fan Builds His Own Full-Sized Dalek, Forces It To Do Good Deeds

    If I’m going to try to conquer the universe, I want to do it with a bunch of heartless armored beings from another planet too.  Same as this Doctor Who fan, who thought it wise to build his own Dalek mutant to obey his every beck and call. Who is this future master of the human race (and future adversary of the Time Master)?  It’s 47-year old Rob (probably short for Robot) Bosher, a healthcare assistant, who fashioned the creature [...]

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  • Make Your Own Batsignal Projector

    Make Your Own Batsignal Projector

    Can’t afford to build your own custom Batmobile to honor your favorite superhero?  Here’s something that might be more up your alley: a DIY Batsignal Projector. While I doubt Bruce Wayne will see this from the other side of Gotham City, it should make a nifty bedroom lamp in case you need to amuse yourself.  Since it blinks, fades and performs other effects, you can also use it as temporary entertainment, if ever your TV conks out, your internet dies [...]

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  • A Bit Cross Is A Stylish Crucifix-Style Pendant With Screwdriver Bits

    A Bit Cross Is A Stylish Crucifix-Style Pendant With Screwdriver Bits

    Want a pendant that does little more than look good dangling from your neck?  Try Michiel Cornelissen’s A Bit Cross, a crucifix-shaped, stainless steel adornment that comes with screwdriver bits on the ends. Both practical and stylish, it’s an attractive piece of jewelry that should hang rather nicely from any of your favorite necklaces.  While I’m not sure about customer reactions to the obvious Christian reference (from a distance, it looks like a regular crucifix), I wouldn’t mind rocking it.  [...]

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  • Hate Your Curly Hair?  Pop A Pill For It

    Hate Your Curly Hair? Pop A Pill For It

    Curly crop of hair leaving your head a mess?  Soon, setting it straight can be as simple as popping a pill like you do when you get a headache. Current research has isolated particular variances in trichohyalin gene as being the factor responsible for creating curly hair, opening the possibility for creating an orally-administered treatment that controlled how curly, wavy or straight your top became.  That’s right, no more trips to the hair salon or spending a good part of [...]

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