• Prometheus Device Lets You Shoot Flames From Your Hands

    Prometheus Device Lets You Shoot Flames From Your Hands

    This man shoots fire from his hands. Like a mutant or a superhero or a supervillain or an alien, you ask?  Not really.  Actually, like an engineer who created his own awesome fire-breathing contraption. Everett Bradford’s Prometheus Device overloads everyone’s wow meter with his crazy rig, shooting real fire like a hand-mounted flame thrower.  Actually, it is a hand-mounted flame thrower.  The next time you eat steak and it isn’t well done, you can char it on the spot – [...]

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  • Avast! It’s A Pirate Keyboard, Me Matey

    Avast! It’s A Pirate Keyboard, Me Matey

    Real pirate ships don’t have computers onboard.  Or do they?  This customized Pirate Keyboard suggests some clues. Created by designer Bobby Baker, the clever poke at pirates (the seafaring variety, rather than the torrent-monger kind) imagines what a useful personalized keyboard for them will actually look like.  The result is this: six keys that contain all of the ASCII character set that a real pirate will need to type. There’s an exclamation point, a letter R (or as pirates would [...]

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  • Subaru WRX STI TRAX Plows Through Rough Snow In High Gear

    Subaru WRX STI TRAX Plows Through Rough Snow In High Gear

    “To heck with snow tires, I want to plow through the friggin’ snow!” That must be what SRT USA driver Ken Block screamed in order to get this baby: the Subaru WRX STI TRAX, which comes equipped with a crazy-ass snow tracks system. Shown off at SEMA 2009, the winter warrior was built by Vermont Sports Car, who based it on the #43 SRT USA competition STI that Block also drove. The team began with a stock WRX STI, gutted [...]

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  • Power Heated H-Bomb Wetsuit Lets You Swim And Surf On Icy Waters

    Power Heated H-Bomb Wetsuit Lets You Swim And Surf On Icy Waters

    Some people like to hit the slopes on winter. For the few who’d rather be trawling in the cold, chilly waters, Rip Curl might have something to make the experience less suicidal. Called the H-Bomb, it’s the world’s first power-heated wetsuit, allowing you to enjoy the water even in extremely low temperatures. Cold water surfing, anyone? According to the company, the unique wetsuit has the potential to change water sports and ocean exploration forever, making it practical to engage in [...]

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  • Lay Down The Internet Law With A Real Banhammer

    Lay Down The Internet Law With A Real Banhammer

    Cops have badges.  Judges wear robes.  Magicians have wands.  Now, even forum moderators can be easily identified with their official equipment by patrolling their favorite websites while cocking a real-life Banhammer.  Kablam! You’re banned! Styled like a regular sledge hammer with the word BAN carved out of the face (in reverse), the Banhammer should make abusing internet users more fun.  This thread breaks the TOS in so many places.  Kablam!  I’m putting an end to your senseless flamewars.  Kaboom!  No [...]

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  • Intergalactic Suites Space Hotel: 3 Days In Orbit For $4.4 Million

    Intergalactic Suites Space Hotel: 3 Days In Orbit For $4.4 Million

    Aside from the end of the world, another huge event is apparently slated for 2012: the grand opening of mankind’s first outer space hotel.  According to Galactic Suite Ltd, their Intergalactic Suites project is still pushing through as originally planned, despite numerous critics questioning both its timeframe and viability. Just like other space tourism activities, enjoying the facilities will cost prospective guests a fortune.  According to the company, it will require $4.4 million from each visitor for a three-night stay, [...]

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  • Wall Of Sound: The Most Powerful iPod Speaker On The Planet?

    Wall Of Sound: The Most Powerful iPod Speaker On The Planet?

    Since the contractor refused to turn your wall into an iPod dock, you can settle for the next best thing: a speaker that’s about the size of a wall.  The Wall of Sound is a large slab of audio equipment, consisting of a ridiculously huge speaker and a small iPod dock down at the base. Touted as the most powerful iPod speaker in the world, it boasts 125 watts of maximum amplifier power, a frequency response of 40 Hz to [...]

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  • Toyota Tacoma ATG Is An All-Terrain Truck For Gamers

    Toyota Tacoma ATG Is An All-Terrain Truck For Gamers

    Gamers and “going off road” don’t exactly make sense when paired together.  But that’s exactly the union that Toyota and Microsoft dreamed up when they put together the Tacoma All Terrain Gamer (ATG), a lavishly pimped-out four-wheel drive designed for game enthusiasts on the road. Displayed to crowds at the ongoing SEMA event, they took a stock Toyota Tacoma (double cab pickup with a six foot bed) and turned it into a veritable gaming console on wheels.  It features four [...]

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  • Russian Army Fools All With Blow-Up Dolls Dummy Weapons

    Russian Army Fools All With Blow-Up Dolls Dummy Weapons

    Want to put together your own fake army to fool all the dolts trolling Google Earth?  Try getting in touch with Rusbal, a Moscow-based R&D company that produces inflatable, life-size replica of the usual implements of war, including big ass tanks, bomber jets and rocket launchers. Used by the Russian Army to fool spy satellites taking aerial pictures of local areas, the blow-up contraptions are reportedly more realistic than older generations of dummy weapons, which were made from either rubber, [...]

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  • Make Your Own Gadget Skin With iaPeel

    Make Your Own Gadget Skin With iaPeel

    Dressing up your iPhone and iPod can be a tricky business.  Unless you know what you’re doing, there’s a good chance you’ll end up rocking an eyesore of a hardware.  Aaah…hundreds of dollars worth of ugly. The iaPeel printable skin is an adhesive paper sized to fit iPods, iPod Touches and iPhones.  They work seamlessly with inkjet printers, allowing you to produce custom photo-quality images that you can use to outfit your gadgets. According to the company, the gadget skin [...]

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  • Autofetch Motion Pet Ball Will Entice Your Dog With Treats, Refuse To Give It Up

    Autofetch Motion Pet Ball Will Entice Your Dog With Treats, Refuse To Give It Up

    To us, the Autofetch Motion Pet Ball sounds like a great way to give your mutt some exercise without having to do any work yourself.  To your dog, however, it might as well be called the “Torture Ball,” teasing him with food but never giving any up. Instead of having you throw it at a distance for your dog to retrieve, the ball makes your mutt go after it all on its own.  Simply put a few pieces of doggy [...]

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  • New HEMI Projectile Delivers Taser Shocks Using A Grenade Launcher

    New HEMI Projectile Delivers Taser Shocks Using A Grenade Launcher

    Getting tasered is scary enough.  Having it delivered as a projectile using a grenade launcher is just absolutely freaky.  That freaky bit is exactly what the new Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) from Taser International does, delivering the familiar electric shock using a projectile that can be hurled over long distances. Funded by the Pentagon under a $2.5 million contract, the air-soaring, payload-toting “missile” can be fired from a conventional 40-millimeter grenade launcher, allowing it to hit a target just under [...]

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  • Autoloader Screwdriver Pumps Out Six Different Tips On Automatic

    Autoloader Screwdriver Pumps Out Six Different Tips On Automatic

    I hate screwdrivers.  Every time you need a small flathead tip, all you can find is the large Phillips one.  It’s like the unfortunate rule of home DIY: the exact tool that you’ve got in mind, you’re never going to find. KR Tools’ Autoloading Screwdriver puts an end to all of that, allowing you to carry six functional magnetic-tip screwdrivers in one.  Rather than just another modular tool with interchangeable bits, however, this particular model has all the different bits [...]

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  • Oasis Of The Seas Now Heading To Florida, Will Gladly Ship Your Entire Small Town

    Oasis Of The Seas Now Heading To Florida, Will Gladly Ship Your Entire Small Town

    The next time you decide to send your entire small town to another part of the world, transportation arrangements just got a little simpler.  You can now fit the entire population into a single boat.  Called the Oasis of the Seas, it’s the largest cruise line of all time and it can can take all 6,000 of your citizens over the roughest oceans. What kind of ship can fit in that many people?  One that measures 1,200 feet long, towers [...]

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  • TX Pilot Ghost Edition Puts An Apparition On Your Wrist

    TX Pilot Ghost Edition Puts An Apparition On Your Wrist

    Despite the name, the TX Pilot Ghost Edition wasn’t intended for Halloween.  Instead, the stunning all-white timepiece looks like a spooky apparition fit for a stylishly-dressed ghost.  That means you.  In case you’ve already died and are haunting us right now.  Woooo. Engineered in the same way as the aeronautically-inspired TX Pilot watches from early in the year, the Ghost Edition easily sets itself apart due to its powdery looks.  The matte white finish is blinding, almost like you just [...]

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  • A-Stand Turns PVC Pipes Into Ergonomic Laptop Stand

    A-Stand Turns PVC Pipes Into Ergonomic Laptop Stand

    The sexiest laptop stand I’ve seen the whole year is made from…PVC pipes. Huh? That’s right.  The A-Stand from AIAIAI Lab takes regular plumping tubes and fashions them into a hip-looking notebook accessory, managing to look more unique than any of the stands you can find at the shelves of your favorite computer store. Based on a design by Dan Steingart, the cleverly-connected tubes feature a practical design that sits your laptop at eye level for better ergonomics.  No different [...]

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  • Atari Lunar Lander Turned Into A Real-Life, Moving Parts Game

    Atari Lunar Lander Turned Into A Real-Life, Moving Parts Game

    You’ve never really played Lunar Lander till you play it in analog.   And that’s what the Real-Life Lunar Lander Replica does, which brings the 1979 Atari classic into a physical box with real moving parts. Created by British engineer Iain Sharp, the contraption was built to honor the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing at the moon.  Like the original game, the player must attempt to settle a lunar module on the moon’s surface, with success determined by both descent [...]

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  • Pocket Light Lets You Keep A Light Bulb In Your Pocket, Perfect For Eureka Moments

    Pocket Light Lets You Keep A Light Bulb In Your Pocket, Perfect For Eureka Moments

    Why pack a flashlight in your back pocket when you can slip a light bulb into your wallet?  That’s exactly what will happen with the Pocket Light, a concept gadget that puts a working, low-powered bulb inside  a credit card-sized slab. Created by Ryan Harc, the design won a bronze medal at last year’s Koizumi Lighting Awards.  While I’m not sure how powerful of an illumination it delivers, it looks decent enough to offer some amount of brightness when you’re [...]

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  • Pocket Wall Adds Storage Units To Your Wallpaper

    Pocket Wall Adds Storage Units To Your Wallpaper

    When I was in high school, I taped up numerous envelopes to my wall and used them to hold various documents, including term papers, college applications and such.  The Pocket Wall, a decorative wallpaper that integrates storage units, does something similar, adding plenty of holes and slots for fitting a whole bunch of your stuff in. Designed by Maja Ganszyniec, it doesn’t look half-bad as a wall wrapping.  The extra storage capabilities makes it a lot more useful than regular [...]

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