• 1,120 HP 9ff GT9-R Wants To Be The Fastest Production Car In The World

    1,120 HP 9ff GT9-R Wants To Be The Fastest Production Car In The World

    Want to annoy your jealous neighborseven more? How about doing it in style with fastest production car in the world?  Get behind the wheels of 9ff’s GT9-R, a 1,120 horsepower behemoth that promises to do it at a blistering 257.2 mph. If accurate, it’s going to beat out the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, which previously posted a record-setting 256.2 mph.  Even if it doesn’t (I mean, that’s a pretty lofty goal), the thing should still go fast enough to make [...]

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  • 17th Century Cucci Cabinet: This Is What A £4 Million Piece Of Furniture Looks Like

    17th Century Cucci Cabinet: This Is What A £4 Million Piece Of Furniture Looks Like

    I like my furniture “just functional” and cheap.  Fortunately for Christie’s, other people have more refined tastes.  The London-based auction house recently sold one of the ten most expensive pieces of furniture ever – the Paris-built Cucci Cabinet from the 17th century – for a staggering £4,521,250.  Ka-ching! Estimated to have been produced between 1665 to 1675, the opulent home storage fixture is one of  very few surviving cabinets executed at the Royal Gobelins workshops.  Believed to have been given [...]

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  • Japanese Company Now Taking Orders For Actoids, Your Very Own Robotic Doppelganger

    Japanese Company Now Taking Orders For Actoids, Your Very Own Robotic Doppelganger

    Ever wanted to be in two places at one time?  Now you can.  Sort of.  Japanese retail store operator Sogo & Seibu have announced they will be taking pre-orders beginning January for the Actoid, a life-size humanoid robot that will be made to look exactly like its owner. Unfortunately, the robots will be limited in function, so you can’t have then come to work pretending to be you.  However, you should be able to use them for  little more than [...]

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  • Famicom Guitar Gives Your Six-String Some Gaming Cred

    Famicom Guitar Gives Your Six-String Some Gaming Cred

    Done with console guitar games and ready for the real thing?  Good for you.   If you don’t wish to abandon your gaming roots completely, you should steer clear of the usual brands and wax your string-bending prowess with something like this: a Famicom Guitar.  Take that, Les Paul and Fender. Why pay for a guitar that looks bad-ass when you can make yourself one that’s styled like it’s straight out of a kid’s wet dream back in 1985?  Sure, it’s [...]

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  • The Desk Case Mod Turns Innocent Work Table Into Flashing, Blinking, ADD-Inducing PC

    The Desk Case Mod Turns Innocent Work Table Into Flashing, Blinking, ADD-Inducing PC

    Can’t find a place to hide that ugly desktop tower in your workarea?  Do what this guy did with his “The Desk” PC, an ADD-inducing case mod that scoops the computer’s entire innards out and installs them right inside a table. Instead of an ugly PC tower sitting on your work table, you now have an ugly work table that houses a functional computer.  Awesome. Built by first-time casemod creator Will Urbina as his home machine, The Desk is somewhat [...]

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  • Jeremy Scott Adidas Wings Get The Swarovski Treatment

    Jeremy Scott Adidas Wings Get The Swarovski Treatment

    You’ve blinged everything else, from your car to your watch, so why not your shoes?   That’s exactly what Colette did with this limited edition Jeremy Scott Adidas Wing Crystal Sneakers, which could very well be the shiniest pair of basketball shoes ever produced. Created as part of the French outfit’s White Crystal Christmas promotion, the already-offbeat leather kicks get even odder after receiving the full Swarovski treatment.  It’s as straightforward as it can get: they took a pair of JS [...]

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  • Zoku Quick Pop Maker Shapes Your Icy Treats In Just Seven Minutes

    Zoku Quick Pop Maker Shapes Your Icy Treats In Just Seven Minutes

    Like to make your own popsicles, but can’t stand waiting for the things to freeze?  Enjoy instant gratification with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker,  a “space-age” (whatever that means) ice pop maker that gets you frozen, lickable treats in just seven minutes. I know.  Seven freaking minutes to tongue-numbing bliss is pretty awesome.  Even better, the Zoku looks just as easy on the eyes as the treats it creates. To use it, simply slip the Quick Pop Maker into a [...]

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  • CoolerBot Is A Wildlife Papparazi Robot That Looks Like It Wants To Bomb Your Village

    CoolerBot Is A Wildlife Papparazi Robot That Looks Like It Wants To Bomb Your Village

    Robot hobbyist Steve Norris  named this the CoolerBot , but its functions have nothing to do with either lowering the temperature or being cooler than every other robot on the block.  Instead, the telepresence droid is like an armored papparazi, taking wildlife photos all on its own (with your help from afar, of course). Why a robot?  Because humans scare animals.  And humans can’t keep looking inside a peephole while standing outdoors for extra long periods of time.  While this [...]

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  • Too Cheap To Buy A Bag? Wrap A Band Around Your Books With The Book Belt

    Too Cheap To Buy A Bag? Wrap A Band Around Your Books With The Book Belt

    Can’t afford all those fancy receptacles they call school bags?  Trash it up to Algebra 101 with the Book Belt, canvas straps that wrap around your school stuff so they all stay in one place. While you can always take regular buckled belts off from your pants to do the same thing, that usually makes for a very clumsy way of holding your stuff.   The Book Belt, on the other hand, is designed exactly for the job, making for comfortable, [...]

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  • 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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