• Hello Rewind Turns Old Shirts Into New Laptop Sleeves

    Hello Rewind Turns Old Shirts Into New Laptop Sleeves

    Got a favorite shirt from your college days that’s way past its usable prime?  Instead of letting it grow cobwebs in the closet, you may want to give it a second lease on life by sending it to Hello Rewind, who specializes in turning old shirts into new laptop sleeves. Yep.  I’m talking about you, with your Only In My Dreams Debbie Gibson shirt from the 80s, your MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This oversized tee from the 90s and [...]

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  • Say Goodbye To Sandbags, Soldier: McCurdy’s Armor Is A Portable Steel Fort That Sets Up Like Legos

    Say Goodbye To Sandbags, Soldier: McCurdy’s Armor Is A Portable Steel Fort That Sets Up Like Legos

    I’ve never been to war, but stacking sandbags to set up a defensive line just sounds like a terrible way to spend the day.  A defense contractor finally did something about it with the McCurdy’s Armor, a steel-plated wall that provides equivalent protection while setting up within minutes. Named after a Marine who died in the line of duty in 2006, the new military rig boasts assembly that requires no tools or equipment, with the company going as far as [...]

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  • Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challengers: Because Real Men Drive Pink Cars

    Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challengers: Because Real Men Drive Pink Cars

    Well, that’s not necessarily true.  Some real men I know drive red, green, yellow, orange and white cars too.  Heck, John Wayne used to get by with a horse between his legs (literally, not figuratively) and a gun slung around his waist.  He’d kill you if you accused him of being anything but a real man too. The Chrysler Group is hoping that muscle-driving macho men will embrace a pinkish hue for 2010 with their new line of Dodge Challengers, [...]

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  • Google Street View Snowmobile Braves The Slopes For Google Maps Fans

    Google Street View Snowmobile Braves The Slopes For Google Maps Fans

    Think you can hide from Google Street View by camping in icy mountains, Abominable Snowman?  You may have to rethink that strategy with the Google Street View Snowmobile, which plows through slush terrains hoping to catch a glimpse of your snowy white hide. Yep, that’s a snowmobile with a Street View rig duct taped to it, capturing the world of treacherous icy hills one unique snowflake at a time.  You can feel a little better, though, in knowing that they [...]

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  • Loft Wing Ceiling Fan Sweeps The Air To Blow Cool Winds Your Way

    Loft Wing Ceiling Fan Sweeps The Air To Blow Cool Winds Your Way

    Electric fans are nice, but hand fans are magical.  Especially when it’s someone else swaying the thing to cool you down, making you feel like a ruler of lands in days of yore.  The Loft Wing is like a cross between two, using an electrical mechanism to gently swing a large swath of fabric that blows comforting winds your way. Technically a ceiling fan, the new creation gets rid of the high-speed rotary mechanism, replacing it with a large wing [...]

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  • Eat Like A Medieval Japanese Warrior With The Samurai Sword Chopsticks

    Eat Like A Medieval Japanese Warrior With The Samurai Sword Chopsticks

    Want to eat like a Samurai warrior? This is how you do it: the Samurai Sword Chopsticks. Made to “dispatch sushi with honor,” the chopsticks are clad in actual 17th century Samurai sword design.  It’s perfect for waging hand-to-mouth battles with soy sauce and wasabi, dunking fish eyeball sushi till you’re sick of swallowing them sliced-up, slimy sea creatures. The Samurai Sword Chopsticks are available in three designs, namely Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura and Maeda Keiji.   They all use the [...]

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  • Woof…Woof…Woofer: The Hi-FiDo Speaker

    Woof…Woof…Woofer: The Hi-FiDo Speaker

    Like dogs, but don’t appreciate them damn sharp teeth?  The Hi-FiDo speaker is a sexy, little puppy that’s all bark and no bite, woof…woof…woofing your favorite songs from its unusually-distinctive canine shell. The entire body is built out of ceramic, which creator Matteo Cibic claims has acoustic properties that the system uses “to diffuse the high-quality sound with a bass reflex system.”  Whatever that means, the thing should sound slightly on the high end, which is good. Hi-FiDo is a [...]

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  • Look It’s Denim, No It’s Sweatpants, No It’s…Pajama Jeans

    Look It’s Denim, No It’s Sweatpants, No It’s…Pajama Jeans

    Hate having to change out of your SpongeBob pajamas when all you want to do is eat at the hotel’s breakfast buffet before heading back to your bunk?  Consider the problem solved with the Pajama Jeans, a versatile pair of pants that can double as your bedroom wear. It looks like denim and feels like pajamas – how much more perfect can clothing get?  The current designs are strictly for women, though, which won’t make it nearly as useful if [...]

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  • Ice Ball Mold Machine Lets You Make Perfect Spheres Out Of Frozen Water

    Ice Ball Mold Machine Lets You Make Perfect Spheres Out Of Frozen Water

    Modern times call for modern ice cubes.  And that’s exactly what you get with the Ice Ball Mold, a sly little machine that carves any block of ice into a solid, ball-like shape. I like my whiskey on the rocks, and throwing a perfectly spherical slab of ice into the glass sounds like it can make my drinking habit just a tad more interesting to watch.  Maybe my wife will be so enthralled that she’ll finally let me finish an [...]

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  • Add Some Class To Your Home Office With The Bamboo Dry Erase Board

    Add Some Class To Your Home Office With The Bamboo Dry Erase Board

    Like your dry erase boards with more natural materials?  This Bamboo Dry Erase board should be right up your alley, using a real bamboo panel for keeping your temporary notes. It works much like any dry-erase board, where you can doodle daily reminders and messages for family members.  Save for the fact, of course, that it’s way more aesthetically-pleasing, saving your home from looking like the hallway of a small town office. Two Bamboo Dry Erase styles are available, namely [...]

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  • Access SD Cards Over WiFi With The AirStash

    Access SD Cards Over WiFi With The AirStash

    You can hail the iPad all you want, but it remains a fact: the lack of built-in storage expansion is just a bad move.  Fortunately, you may not have to be stuck with it when the pocket-friendly AirStash comes around, letting you access SD card content wirelessly. At first glance, it looks much like any plug-in SD thumbdrive and it can be used for that.  Just pop an SD card in, stick it on your PC’s USB port and access [...]

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  • Paper Jamz Crams Working Electronic Instruments Into Cardboard-Like Frames

    Paper Jamz Crams Working Electronic Instruments Into Cardboard-Like Frames

    When I started playing drums, my home practice was accomplished by laying down a line of notebooks and pounding out beats with plenty of imagination.  Your own budding rockstar won’t have to be so downtrodden with Paper Jamz, a set of cardboard-like electronic instruments that let them crank out real music. So, how are cardboards going to be better than my old drum kit built out of school supplies?  Well, for one, it comes with embedded electronics that let it [...]

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  • Live Coverage Of Funniest, Coolest, Lamest, Baddest, Most Exciting Commercials Of Super Bowl 44

    Live Coverage Of Funniest, Coolest, Lamest, Baddest, Most Exciting Commercials Of Super Bowl 44

    Well, here is a live coverage of most notable Super Bowl 44 commercials. Rated by a bunch of rowdy individuals (mostly Peyton Manning fans) watching the game, drinking some beer and thankful for Freedom Of Speech. Doritos Dog Collar Ad – Dog wearing an anti bark collar shows up in a park near man eating bag of Doritos chips. Man wants the dog to bark if it wants chips. Dog does one better and in a total Ninja Move puts [...]

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  • The Gakken Premium Gramophone Lets You Make Your Own Vinyl Records…In 2010

    The Gakken Premium Gramophone Lets You Make Your Own Vinyl Records…In 2010

    Still professing your love for vinyl?  Show it like you mean it with the Gakken Premium Gramophone, an old-school record player with the ability to put your music to vinyl. If you’ve ever looked at one of those vinyl to MP3 recorders and wondered, “Why would you digitize such a pristine art form,” then there’s no doubt about it: this analog music kit is for you.  Not only can you play records of all sizes (33, 45, 78 rpm), you [...]

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  • Xetum Watches Bring Swiss Quality And Understated Class At A Reasonable Price

    Xetum Watches Bring Swiss Quality And Understated Class At A Reasonable Price

    I can appreciate a complex timepiece just as much as the next guy.  Given the choice, though, I’d just as quickly go for classy and sophisticated.  Those two qualities are exactly what Xetum’s minimalist designs bring in droves. Founded by San Francisco designer Jeff Kuo, the new watchmaker only started operations late last year.  All designs are made locally, although the pieces are manufactured and assembled right in Switzerland. Xetum’s initial models consist of the Stinson and the Tyndall, two [...]

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  • NASA Builds Humanoid Robonaut 2, Gives It Human-Like Hands

    NASA Builds Humanoid Robonaut 2, Gives It Human-Like Hands

    We all love robots.  Humanoid automatons, on the other hand, are just freaky to me.  I don’t want my robot housekeeper to look like Robocop, thank you very much.  That’s not going to stop NASA, though, who just finished introducing the Robonaut 2 (R2), a humanoid robot capable of many precise, human-like actions. Created in collaboration with General Motors, the automotive assembly line is obviously one of this machine’s more likely destinations.  NASA’s interest, however, is in space exploration, where [...]

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  • A Coffee Table With Dining Aspirations: The Basic Table

    A Coffee Table With Dining Aspirations: The Basic Table

    Too many guests coming for supper?  Time to put the Basic Table to work.  Don’t worry, we didn’t ask a programmer from 1979 to design our home fixtures – it’s just the name of this awesomely-designed, short-legged coffee table that can shift shape to a full-size dining area. A sly dinner table in disguise, there’s absolutely nothing to clue anyone in that there’s more than a simple coffee table lying in your living room.  It’s one part awesome and one [...]

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  • Reebok Zigtech’s Zig-Zag Sole Energizes Your Legs, Allows You To Train More

    Reebok Zigtech’s Zig-Zag Sole Energizes Your Legs, Allows You To Train More

    Reebok calls the ZigTech an “energy drink for your feet.”  The rationale is that, as their most technologically-advanced running shoes, it’s configured to minimize the work performed by your leg muscles.  As a result, you get to run more while straining them less. It sports a design aesthetic that’s completely new.  Or maybe I just don’t keep up with kicks all that much.  Whatever the case, they basically took the shoe upper and rested it on a zig-zag cushion, with [...]

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  • Babies Get Their Own Transforming Furniture With The 1,2,3 Soleil

    Babies Get Their Own Transforming Furniture With The 1,2,3 Soleil

    Them little ones, they grow up so fast, don’t they?  Before you know it, you’re trying to find a way to get rid of their old cradle.  Not very long after, you’re calling up friends to unload the crib.   The 1,2,3 Soleil puts an end to wasting perfectly good baby furniture, turning out a convertible three-in-one that can work as a baby bed, a crib and a play table. Created by Castor & Chouca, the piece literally stays with your [...]

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