• Teddy Bear Coat Dolls You Up Real Nice

    Teddy Bear Coat Dolls You Up Real Nice

    Why pile on layers and layers of clothing for winter when you can throw on layers and layers of toy bears instead?  At least, that’s what I figure with this crazy-looking Teddy Beat Coat, a wearable piece of clothing clad in a cuddly heap of cuteness. Not sure if you saw it, but I caught Lady Gaga in an interview once, rocking an otherwise unwearable outfit decked in dozens (probably hundreds) of Kermit The Frog dolls.  This piece from designer [...]

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  • Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Still waiting for that promised future when robots will take care of cleaning our homes and properties?  Me too.  In the meantime, at least one of them machines will be doing a similar job for the US Navy.  Called the Hull Bio-Inspired Underwater Grooming  (Hull BUG) robot, the amphibious creation scrapes off barnacles, oysters and other marine life that end up sticking to the hulls of ships. More than turning out a better-looking vessel (as the “grooming ” in the [...]

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  • 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    Don’t have room in your apartment for either an entertainment center or a home office?  Consider getting a van and decking it like the 2010 Brabus Viano Lounge, a concept vehicle that turns the erstwhile Mercedes-Benz van into a multi-purpose luxury space. While only a concept, it shouldn’t be too difficult to mimic what the company did here.  Just throw a wad of cash around, buying all sorts of electronics systems, and pay a tuner to install everything similar to [...]

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  • Life-Sized Gears Of War Lancer Replica Looks Scarier Than Real Guns

    Life-Sized Gears Of War Lancer Replica Looks Scarier Than Real Guns

    When burglars break into my home, this is the gun I want to be brandishing to scare them into fleeing.  Sure, this Lancer replica right out of a Gears of War scene is about as deadly as a kitchen pot, but I’ll be damned if you don’t piss your pants when I stick it in your face. Crafted by some of the biggest names in the model toy business, every painstaking detail has been included, making it look like an [...]

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  • Honda Gets In The Unicycle Business With The U3-X Personal Mobility System

    Honda Gets In The Unicycle Business With The U3-X Personal Mobility System

    The Unicycle has never looked comfortable to ride.  Fitted with a motor and sporting a famous car manufacturer’s badge doesn’t help either.  However, I can’t imagine the Honda U3-X personal mobility system being anything but a potential success. You heard that right.  Honda has a motorized unicycle of their own, a revelation that likely dampens any hope for the EniCycle becoming the first vehicle of its kind, at this point.  It appears to be simpler, smaller and lighter, too, despite [...]

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  • World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Spirits Is A £2 Million Chambord Royale Deluxe

    World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Spirits Is A £2 Million Chambord Royale Deluxe

    Chambord isn’t exactly super expensive booze (around $60 for a 750ml bottle, far as I can tell), but they now own the distinction of making the priciest bottle of alcohol ever.  The French company, in collaboration with renowned jeweller Donald Edge, just introduced a £2 million bottle of their famed sweet liqueur. What kind of magic potion did Chambord add to their admittedly delectable sweet drink?  Nothing, actually.  The price tag is for the monstrosity adorning the classic Royale orb [...]

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  • Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Big shoppers not only require a huge lump of cash to satiate their habits.  They also need more hands to carry all those uncomfortable bags.  The Yoke Shopper simplifies life when raiding stores in bulk, allowing you to carry heavy sacks of plastic while leaving both of your hands unoccupied. While it won’t carry your bags for you, the Yoke Shopper should make the whole activity more comfortable.  Lock the handles together, sling the strap around your shoulder and stroll [...]

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  • Perfect Outfit For Playing Halo 3: ODST – The Ecko Master Chief Hoodie

    Perfect Outfit For Playing Halo 3: ODST – The Ecko Master Chief Hoodie

    Ecko’s Star Wars hoodies are pretty awesome.  Being a non-fan (I never saw a single film, if you can believe that), however, they’re not all that attractive to me.  The upcoming Halo 3: ODST, on the other hand, is something I can absolutely relate to (having been waiting for it since news of the title first broke).  As such, my closet will always have a place for Ecko’s new Master Chief Hoodie, a fully-fitted hooded sweatshirt clad in the design [...]

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  • Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Video games are fun.  Having physical robots crush each other’s head, however, is way more entertaining.  While the Marubot Football League isn’t exactly Robot Wars, having four mobile mini-androids tossing balls and making goals across a playing table sounds just as enticing. Is it more fun than foosball?  Given that you control inanimate men on a stick on one versus moving robots with actual faces on the other, there’s no contest.  That’s right, your robot will have a face – [...]

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  • Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    A fire hose usually does the trick when trying to keep a small crowd back without putting anyone in serious harm’s way.  However, the whole mess that water creates makes it largely unusable for indoor applications (such as when trying to control a disturbance inside a facility, for instance).  That’s where the Thermal Laser System, which keeps people from moving forward by creating heat sensation within a certain distance, comes in.  Unfortunately, it only works if the people are naked. [...]

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  • Peugeot BB1 Electric Concept Could Very Well Be The Strangest Car Of The Year

    Peugeot BB1 Electric Concept Could Very Well Be The Strangest Car Of The Year

    Last week’s 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show laid witness to plenty of visually-distinctive vehicles.  When it comes to craziness, though, few came as close to the downright insanity of the Peugeot BB1 electric concept car. Named after the famous motorized bikes from the 1960s, the BB1 literally seems like a cross between a scooter and an ultra-compact car, coupled with the most eccentric designs the French can come up with.  Accommodating as many passengers uncomfortably appeared to be the order of [...]

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  • Bamboo Briefcase Claims Better Toughness Than Your Favorite Steel Case

    Bamboo Briefcase Claims Better Toughness Than Your Favorite Steel Case

    I never really got into the whole eco-friendly bamboo thing that’s been a small craze as of late.  That’s why I’m not pissing in excitement about this Bamboo Briefcase, which should actually be a particularly nifty document case, since the whole thing is clad in the ultra-durable and lightweight organic material. Assembled by hand from Moso bamboo panels (right out of Midland Chinese forests), the small suitcase claims a tensile strength of 28,000 lbs per square inch, making it more [...]

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  • Vintage Lighter Cufflinks – Coolest Way To Set Your Arms On Fire

    Vintage Lighter Cufflinks – Coolest Way To Set Your Arms On Fire

    Why bother carrying a separate lighter when you can rock cufflinks that double as one?  That’s obviously what they thought 50 years ago when they started making these Lighter Cufflinks, which let you light a cigar right from the arms of your favorite dress shirt. Is it a good idea to have a live fire right above the surface of your sleeves?  Probably not.  It’s ridiculously cool, though, in an almost James-Bond-cum-Inspector-Gadget kind of way.  Try picturing yourself walking down [...]

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  • Muunto’s Wall-Mounted Modular Storage Systems Look Dazzling, Better Than Permanent Fixtures

    Muunto’s Wall-Mounted Modular Storage Systems Look Dazzling, Better Than Permanent Fixtures

    Shelving and storage fixtures have always made sense as modular setups.  In fact, I’ve been very disappointed with the lack of such options from my local furniture stores.  Europe-based Muunto offers one of the best systems I’ve seen on that end, providing wall-mountable units that you can mix and match to your liking. Using Muunto’s customizable panels,  you can add new shelves, drawers, cabinets, ledges and worktops  (which they refer to as storage accessories) whenever you want, simply inserting them [...]

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  • Coffee For One With The Uber-Stylish WMF1

    Coffee For One With The Uber-Stylish WMF1

    Coffee for one?  Why use a regular coffee machine designed to make several cups when you can cook just the right amount with the Coffee Pad Machine WMF1, a single-serve brewer that pumps out exactly 125ml of coffee every time (provided you put in enough water, of course). Let’s face it.  Coffee cooked three hours ago is just better poured on the drain than down your throat.  It just tastes bad.  Of course, you can always make just one cup [...]

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  • Strukt’s Clever Digital Wallpaper Makes Pedestrian Walls Look Vibrant, Futuristic

    Strukt’s Clever Digital Wallpaper Makes Pedestrian Walls Look Vibrant, Futuristic

    The future of wallpapers may not even be paper.  Given how awesome Strukt’s Digital Wallpaper installation looks (making an erstwhile office space look like a spaceship bridge), there’s a good chance of that happening. Set up at the office space of Büro Hirzberger in Vienna, the actual room is clad in simple black and white stripes.  Multiple projectors mounted to the ceiling beam undistorted images onto the stripes, turning out a unique room aesthetic that look like lighting panels installed [...]

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  • D.I.Y. R-Cade: Make Your Own Arcade Racing Cabinet For $500

    D.I.Y. R-Cade: Make Your Own Arcade Racing Cabinet For $500

    Arcade racing simulators are pricey rigs that few can really afford to install in their homes.  Even low-end cabinets can easily go for ten thousand dollars and that’s before you even slap in a large HD display.  If you really, really want one and can’t handle the exorbitant costs, 0-60 and Electronic Arts have collaborated on a downloadable guide that details instructions on how you can build your own. Tied in with the release of Need For Speed: SHIFT, the [...]

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  • Brando’s 12-Surface IQ Pentagon Claims Magic, Giant And A Few More Exaggerated Adjectives

    Brando’s 12-Surface IQ Pentagon Claims Magic, Giant And A Few More Exaggerated Adjectives

    We get it.  You’re smart.  No need to solve Rubik’s Cube for the 6,000th time to prove it.  I’d like to see you exercise that brain on Brando’s latest toy, however.  Called the….wait for it…. Magic GIANT 12-Surface IQ Pentagon – Fantastic Edition, it’s a lot of name for a lot of puzzle. As the name suggests, the creation takes Rubik’s Cube and makes it ridiculously more complex.  Instead of six sides, you now get twelve different surfaces that require [...]

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  • Obscura CueLight Adds Special Effects To Playing Pool, Makes It Look Like A Video Game

    Obscura CueLight Adds Special Effects To Playing Pool, Makes It Look Like A Video Game

    Luxury has always been a double-edged sword, often teetering in the fine line between indulgence and absurdity.  Same thing here with the Obscura CueLight, a digital installation that makes your regular pool game look like it came straight out of a 3D video game. The Obscura CueLight seen here is only one of two similar systems in the world, set up as part of Esquire’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad promotion.  Apart from the water ripples (as are in the photos), it [...]

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