• Cigar Stub Lets You Enjoy Your Smokes Down To The Last Puff

    Cigar Stub Lets You Enjoy Your Smokes Down To The Last Puff

    Sick of burning your fingers while smoking the rear end of your stogies (or whatever other stuff you like to light up)?  Salvation is here in the form of the Cigar Stub, a smoking accessory that lets you enjoy your smokes down to the last puff. Experts say the sweet spot of cigars (where the most flavor sits) starts when there are only three inches remaining.  With the lighted end so close to your fingers, though, you’ll be charring your [...]

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  • Women-Only Pink Taxi Cabs Hit Mexico, Comes With Onboard Beauty Kit

    Women-Only Pink Taxi Cabs Hit Mexico, Comes With Onboard Beauty Kit

    Mexico just unveiled a new fleet of taxis that’s sure to catch everyone’s attention.  Called the Pink Taxi, each cab comes in a painfully bright shade of the effeminate color.  Whatever that girl’s name is from Legally Blonde will approve. More than looking like passenger utility vehicles out of Barbie’s universe, the cabs are a response to increasing complaints from female commuters regarding inappropriate behavior from male drivers.  To foster a safer environment, each Pink Taxi, which serves female passengers [...]

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  • Make Your Eyes Literally Shine With The LED Eyelashes

    Make Your Eyes Literally Shine With The LED Eyelashes

    All this time, women have been cleansing, toning and using a ridiculous amount of products to make their eyes shine.  What a waste of time.  As it turns out, all you need are fake eyelashes with a series of LED lights to achieve those results. Designed by artist Soomi Park, the LED Eyelashes were supposedly designed to serve Asian women’s (well, the Japanese and Korean variety, mostly) desire for bigger, rounder eyes.  Nah.  I don’t buy it.  To serve as [...]

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  • Chain Condoms: Protection For Your Drivetrain

    Chain Condoms: Protection For Your Drivetrain

    When I first heard of the Chain Condom, I imagined something naughty, like a prophylactic with shackles of sorts.  Instead, it turned out to be something a good deal less shocking and a little more useful in the non-risque variety. Just like actual condoms , the Chain Condom keeps bicycle chains from putting their grease and grime at everything in its vicinity.  Designed for folks who  frequently carry their bikes at the back of their cars (fit and athletic outdoor [...]

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  • Xeros Washing Machine: The Future Of Laundry Is Plastic

    Xeros Washing Machine: The Future Of Laundry Is Plastic

    Starting next year, an unusual type of washing machine will begin hitting commercial laundromats.  Instead of water and detergent, the new washer will facilitate cleaning with the use of plastic nylon beads, which dislodge and trap dirt from your clothes. At the moment, Xeros is still in the prototype stages for their improved version of the laundry staple, which will use 90 percent less water and 70 percent less detergent than current models.  Aside from the obvious savings in soap [...]

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  • Brittanic and Vanguard Precision Watches Boast Automotive Roots, Awesome-Looking Cases

    Brittanic and Vanguard Precision Watches Boast Automotive Roots, Awesome-Looking Cases

    While I don’t exactly get the automobile influence, these new timepieces from car designers Andy Shaw and Robert Silkstone sure look like glorious items to wrap around your wrist.  Called the Brittanic and Vanguard Precision, both models will be limited-edition releases with a very scant run (only 15 units apiece). Under development from Industrial North Design for close to two years now, the watches are produced using both traditional manufacturing techniques and modern precision engineering methods.  Drawing inspiration from automotive [...]

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  • Livestrong LS9.9IC Exercise Bike Lets You Train Like Lance Armstrong

    Livestrong LS9.9IC Exercise Bike Lets You Train Like Lance Armstrong

    Exercise bikes are cool for general fitness, but they’re crap for training you to ride like a pro.  The Livestrong LS9.9IC claims to accomplish the latter, boasting a feature set that’s approved by Tour de France superstar Lance Armstrong himself. Reportedly used by Lance to train prior to actual competition, the manufacturer bills their bike as the “ultimate indoor cycle.”  Reading through the specs, it doesn’t sound like anything special (compared to a regular top-brand bike machine), save for a [...]

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  • GE’s Vscan Puts An Entire Ultrasound Machine In A Clamshell Cellphone’s Body

    GE’s Vscan Puts An Entire Ultrasound Machine In A Clamshell Cellphone’s Body

    If GE gets their way, the future of ultrasound will look like a clamshell phone. Billed as the “stethoscope of the 21st century,” the company’s new Vscan puts a functional ultrasound in a very portable and very familiar form factor. Measuring about the same size as a cheap and bulky flip phone, the handheld medical device packs a complete ultrasound console within its small frame. When flipped open, it reveals a screen display on the upper flap and navigation controls [...]

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  • Rex, A Robotic Beast Of Burden

    Rex, A Robotic Beast Of Burden

    Why carry bags when the robots can do it?  That’s the idea behind Rex, a load-bearing robo-mule that will trail you and respond to voice commands like a well-trained mutt. Created by Israel Aerospace Industries, the baggage-toting machine is currently being marketed to military organizations in an effort to fill an “urgent operational need.”  According to the company, the robot will relieve in-field combatants of the encumbrance created by putting heavy loads on their back, allowing them to perform their [...]

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  • Guy Shoots Anvil 200 Feet Up In The Air, Looks Pointless And Amazing At The Same Time

    Guy Shoots Anvil 200 Feet Up In The Air, Looks Pointless And Amazing At The Same Time

    The man above is Gay Wilkinson, the self-proclaimed world champion of the very manly sport of Anvil Shooting.  Yes, anvils – those large slabs of dense metal they use for both blacksmithing and killing Wile E. Coyote in a variety of ways. If you’ve never been to a mountain man festival or lived around some crazy blacksmiths during the Fourth of July celebrations, you’ve probably never even heard of this endeavor.  Shooting anvils?  What kind of cockamamie is that? As [...]

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  • Blood Energy Potion, An Energy Drink For Vampires (And Weird-Dressing Wannabes)

    Blood Energy Potion, An Energy Drink For Vampires (And Weird-Dressing Wannabes)

    If you watch any sort of TV this season, you’ll know that vampires are in and werewolves are out.  With the New Moon movie coming and all sorts of programs about them pale blood suckers, it’s only a matter of time before everyone starts wanting to grow fangs and drink that red stuff.  Since imbibing real human blood probably isn’t healthy, you might want to substitute with the Blood Energy Potion, an energy drink made to look and feel like [...]

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  • SealLine Urban Backpack Brings River Technology To Your City Gear

    SealLine Urban Backpack Brings River Technology To Your City Gear

    Do you live in a rainy part of the world?  Or maybe someplace like Seattle? That can prove a harrowing experience for any stuff you carry around, from books to notes to small electronics.  The SealLine Urban Backpack should prove indispensable in your situation, offering an easy-to-access backpack that’s 100% watertight. Creator SealLine claims that their water-safe bag uses the same technology that’s employed for bags used in canoeing and kayaking, ensuring the highest form of protection for your carry-on [...]

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  • Ares I-X Rocket Ready For Launch

    Ares I-X Rocket Ready For Launch

    Welcome to the moon.  Again.  The new Ares I-X rocket, the first version of the vehicle that will bring man to the moon once more, is now geared for launch at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.  And it’s quite the sight. Situated at Launch Pad 39B, it’s the first rocket to sit on that pad in over 25 years, representing NASA’s initial major step in the Constellation Program, the new, post-shuttle era of space exploration.  Apart from returning to the moon, [...]

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  • Entourage Edge Combines E-Reader With An Android UMPC

    Entourage Edge Combines E-Reader With An Android UMPC

    Why settle for an ebook reader when you can get a full UMPC with it?  That’s the whole selling point behind the Entourage Edge, a clamshell-style device that opens to two large displays on each flap. Able to unfold like a netbook (and it does look like one when closed), the nifty two-in-one integrates a grayscale e-reader on the left side and a functional Android-based UMPC on the other.  Both screens display in an upright format, so you can grab [...]

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  • Revel In The Luxury Of Whale Penis Upholstery With The Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

    Revel In The Luxury Of Whale Penis Upholstery With The Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

    How do you make an SUV, in itself an already excessive vehicle, even more over the top?  Throw in gold-plated windows?  Meh.  Declare the engine “rocket grenade proof”?  Mmm.  Use whale penis leather for upholstery?  Uh….what? Yep.  You heard that right.  Castrated, turned to leather and used to deck the interior of the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition. Billed as the world’s most expensive SUV, the fully-armored car is bulletproofed from head to toe (yep, the 400 kW V8 [...]

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  • MXXL 24 AH: Why Get An RV When You Can Have A Mobile Fortress?

    MXXL 24 AH: Why Get An RV When You Can Have A Mobile Fortress?

    Why settle for an RV when you can ride around in a mobile fortress?  As odd a proposition as that might sound, it’s actually possible with the MXXL 24 AH, a high-end RV with a ridiculous number of custom options. Created for hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, the made-to-order vehicle sports a monstrous M-Cab chassis.   From the outside, the rugged, all-terrain truck looks like it’s shipping a battalion of soldiers with a bevy of large weapons.  Heck, I’d run back into the [...]

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  • Toilet Paper Holder Makes You Solve A Puzzle Before You Can Wipe

    Toilet Paper Holder Makes You Solve A Puzzle Before You Can Wipe

    What could be worse than running out of toilet paper?  Having toilet paper and not being able to use it, of course.  That could well be the case with the Don’t P Me Off Toilet Paper Holder, which requires you to solve a puzzle before being able to wipe off. The rule is simple: if you can’t solve the integrated puzzle, you can’t use any.  Can you imagine the torture?  Put the only roll of toilet paper in the entire [...]

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  • Powermat Makes Wireless Charging A Reality, Now In Stores

    Powermat Makes Wireless Charging A Reality, Now In Stores

    Many companies have shown wireless, inductive chargers before.  Most of them were either prototypes or experiments, though.  The Powermat, on the other hand, is now in store shelves and it works like a charm. Consisting of a thin platform where you can place up to three gadgets at a time, it wirelessly charges everything you throw over the mat.  Yes, just like magic.  Each device you want to power up will need to wear a receiver sleeve, which locks it [...]

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  • Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    A speed boat that craftily doubles as a submarine has been an endless fascination in many movies and comic books.  If the Scubacraft, which  recently went through underwater testing at the Pinewood Studios, pushes through, that longing can finally become a reality. On the surface, the Scubacraft looks like a typical luxury racing speedboat, sporting aerodynamic lines and fancy good looks.  Once you tire of the usual sights around the marina, however, it should let you uncover a whole new [...]

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