• 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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  • Dwarsligger’s New Pocket Book Format Makes You Read Sideways, Actually Fits In Your Jeans

    Dwarsligger’s New Pocket Book Format Makes You Read Sideways, Actually Fits In Your Jeans

    Hey, we’ve all read books the same way since I can remember.  With physical books slowly (but surely) going out of style (you can thank the Kindle for that), the medium sure could use a fresh change.  Dwarsligger’s new books, however, were not what I had in mind. Instead of sporting a two page vertical layout like we’ve been used to, their new volumes are printed horizontally (a style I have seen employed on puzzle books and strip compilations, but [...]

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  • Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket Gets Your Animal Pals Ready For Crisis Situations

    Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket Gets Your Animal Pals Ready For Crisis Situations

    Your house is on fire.  Being a calm and collected guy, you keep your wits about you.  You grab your important papers, a few supplies and make your way out of the house, taking your pet chihuahua while you’re on the move.  The pet, however, has other ideas.  Distraught by the situation, she panics, runs away from you and puts herself into even greater danger. As smart as you think your little cat or dog might be, that’s usually how [...]

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  • Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Getting from a bed to a wheelchair (and back) is near-impossible to do without assistance for those with limited mobility.  Sure, there have been a couple of solutions for it, including modified wheelchair designs and patient-carrying machines.  The Panasonic Robotic Bed (yep, they’re calling it a robot) offers an altogether different solution, providing a bed that turns into a wheelchair (and back) at the push of a button. When going into wheelchair mode, a section of the bed detaches from [...]

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  • Brick Construction Shirt Lets You Wear Your LEGOs, Announces Your Geekiness

    Brick Construction Shirt Lets You Wear Your LEGOs, Announces Your Geekiness

    Same shirt, different design.  That’s exactly what you’ll end up rocking every morning with the Brick Construction Shirt, a nifty little outfit that you can deck with your favorite construction blocks of choice. Sporting a baseplate right on the chest area, you can pile on the bricks to form as many awesome figures as you like.  Write messages, build shapes…heck, you can put an entire LEGO castle in there if you want to.  Just remove it the next day, put [...]

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  • Zombie Poster Targets Let You Shoot The Undead In Real Life

    Zombie Poster Targets Let You Shoot The Undead In Real Life

    Love killing zombies in video games?  While you’ll probably never get the chance to shoot the undead in real life (unless someone, somewhere is concocting a zombie virus), you can always settle for the next best thing – shooting at fake zombies with real guns. That’s where these Zombie Poster Targets come in.  Why shoot at another generic silhouette or illustrated criminal target at the range when you can unleash your bullets on brain-eating freaks?  Even better, you can confuse [...]

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  • Precision Urban Hopper Robot Jumps Over Walls, Your Home Is No Longer Safe

    Precision Urban Hopper Robot Jumps Over Walls, Your Home Is No Longer Safe

    Time to raise your fences, boys.  A new robot from Boston Dynamics, harbinger of the apocalypse, can now clear vertical obstacles close to 50 times its size in a single bound.  Called the Precision Urban Hopper, it should easily go over your electrified fences 25 feet and under to kill every human in the house. Developed under funding from Darpa, the leapfrogging robot can drive across normal surfaces like ordinary rovers.  Encountering tall obstacles, however, doesn’t deter it from its [...]

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  • Defy Bags Gives An Answer To Where Dead Billboards Go

    Defy Bags Gives An Answer To Where Dead Billboards Go

    I used to wonder what happens to old vinyl billboards once the advertising run is up.  As it turns out, a good lot of them are handcrafted into spanking hot messenger totes, courtesy of Defy Bags. Used material for your new bags?  It actually makes perfect sense.  Heavy-duty vinyl, such as those used across billboards, are water-resistant, extremely durable and literally take decades to degrade in landfills (hence, the sense of recycling it).  Even better, the second-hand status almost certainly [...]

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  • Electric Tandem Bike Powered By Pedal-Pushing Robot

    Electric Tandem Bike Powered By Pedal-Pushing Robot

    Want to ride a tandem bicycle but can’t find a partner?  That wasn’t exactly the motivation behind Joules, but the pedal-pushing, tandem-biking robot should easily make the grade. According to the creator, who goes by the totally non-anonymous name of Chris, the robotic cyclist was conceived after a challenge was issued by his son, a former bike pro.  The idea was to build an electric tandem that is powered by actually pumping the pedals, pushing the ride both around city [...]

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  • Piranha Plant From Super Mario Bros. Comes To Life, Looks Hungry

    Piranha Plant From Super Mario Bros. Comes To Life, Looks Hungry

    Want to creep out house guests and scare little children?  Try getting one of these installed in your house.  Yep, it’s one of those cute but deadly Piranha Plants from Super Mario Bros. brought to life by an avid gamer with an apparent knack for sculpting. Posed to strike for a bite, Kalapusa’s Piranha Plant looks to be a hungry, breathing replica of the one from the game.  The thing looks alive and animated, much more so than even that [...]

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  • Artanova’s Athena Sofa Shows That Couches Can Go Multimedia Too

    Artanova’s Athena Sofa Shows That Couches Can Go Multimedia Too

    Why bother with a separate PC and a sound system for your living room when you can get it installed right in the couch?  That’s right, the Athena sofa from high-end furniture maker Artanova brings the erstwhile home fixture into the digital age, decking it with a full suite of multimedia capabilities. You’ll never guess just by looking at it.  Clad with a high-fashion design, the Swiss-made living room furniture looks much like any expensive piece meant to adorn moneyed, [...]

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  • Cargo Bike Abuse: A Bar, A Pizzeria And A Dance Club In One Pedal Pusher

    Cargo Bike Abuse: A Bar, A Pizzeria And A Dance Club In One Pedal Pusher

    Always wanted to open your own bar, but never had the money to rent out a space?  Screw that.  Just build a mobile one in your van, stock it with drinks, add some music and you’re good to go.  Can’t afford a car either?  Do what these guys did – build one out of a bike. Described as a “Pub Bike,” the pedal-pushed mobile party was fashioned by Portland bike builder Metrofiets for Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB).  Combining a mobile [...]

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  • Even Drunks Need To Pass Time Too – The Tavern Puzzle Collection

    Even Drunks Need To Pass Time Too – The Tavern Puzzle Collection

    Don’t be alarmed.  While the above photo looks like your creepy neighbor’s S&M collection at first glance, it’s really not.  Instead, it’s the drunk-worthy Tavern Puzzle Collection, a set of steel-clad brain teasers that’s bound to send alcohol-addled brains into an even worse frenzy. Made up of beads, chains and rings of all sorts (making the S&M confusion a bit understandable), each mindbender challenges you to find a way to unhook the metal rings from inside the convoluted contraption.   Four [...]

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  • Illuzine Outfits Your Room With A Floating Magazine Rack

    Illuzine Outfits Your Room With A Floating Magazine Rack

    Need a place to hang your issues of Maxim and FHM in the bathroom?  How about we make them hover by the wall, right next to the toilet paper?  That’s right, you can hang an entire year’s worth of glossy prints on the Illuzine, a wall-mounted magazine rack that makes your favorite publications looks like they’re floating on air. Consisting of six levels of racks that can hold two magazines each, you’ll never have to run out of bathroom reading [...]

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  • Snake With Clawed Foot Found In China, The Horror!

    Snake With Clawed Foot Found In China, The Horror!

    It looks like China, with all the ridiculous pollution from its many factories, will be the site of future mutants.  Want proof?  Check out that freaky-looking snake that somehow managed to grow a limb – a single foot with claws! Recovered in Southwest China by 66-year old Duan Qiongxiu, the snake was said to be clinging to a wall in her bedroom using its bird-like talons one night.  Out of fear and surprise, she grabbed a shoe and pummeled it [...]

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