• Chillchaser Poseidon Is A Lanky Patio Heater With An Unwatchable Media Player

    Chillchaser Poseidon Is A Lanky Patio Heater With An Unwatchable Media Player

    Looking to heat up a small area of the house during the coming cold months?  How about enjoying a movie while you’re at it?  That’s what Chillchaser had in mind when they put together the Poseidon, a patio heater with an integrated media player. Of course, the video capability feels more like a tragic joke, being that the screen looks barely bigger  than a touchscreen phone’s.  Still, if you’re willing to risk burning the lower parts of your body, you [...]

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  • Cole-Bar Hammer Works As Hammer, Crowbar, Demolition Tool And More

    Cole-Bar Hammer Works As Hammer, Crowbar, Demolition Tool And More

    You had me at “demolition tool.”  Anything that’s meant to demolish is always fine by me.  More so if it brings six other functions to the table. The Cole-Bar Hammer is a new multi-purpose tool that claims to be able to perform seven different capabilities.  It features a two-piece design, with a ratchet that locks at any angle from 0 to 180 degrees, facilitating a good range of uses. According to the product page, the versatile construction tool can be [...]

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  • Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Plays Like Mechanical Classics From The 70s

    Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Plays Like Mechanical Classics From The 70s

    If I wanted to play video pinball, I’d buy a 1000-in-1 sort of game for the PC or the Xbox 360, not a dedicated machine.  Those were exactly my thoughts when I first caught sight of the Multipin, a digital pinball simulator that looks like the real arcade classics of yesteryears. However, I might still be persuaded.  Let’s see.  It’s sized like real pinball machines, complete with similar physical characteristics, including old-school plunger and flipper buttons.  A 32-inch LCD with [...]

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  • Keep Your Coffee Scalding Hot With The Perfect Coffee Mug

    Keep Your Coffee Scalding Hot With The Perfect Coffee Mug

    Sure, the Plug Mug, Link Mug and Dunk Mug come with a unique range of features.  However, they’re as far from “perfection” as it gets.  The Perfect Coffee Mug, however, carries the highest degree of quality. What defines perfection?  In the case of this invention from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the cup is able to keep the coffee at an ideal temperature (which, according to the same guys, is 58 degrees Celsius) for up to 30 minutes, all without [...]

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  • Freedom Legs Let You Walk Without Crutches Even With An Injury

    Freedom Legs Let You Walk Without Crutches Even With An Injury

    I’ve broken my legs twice. Both times, I had to walk around in crutches. It sucked eggs. The Freedom Leg from Forward Mobility claims to be the better alternative, allowing you to move with just a clever brace around your injured leg. That means no more hauling crutches, as the device transfers all the pressure on your injured leg to the thighs. As such, you’ll probably still be hobbling, but you can do it without awful-looking wooden sticks that look [...]

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  • Haptic Cow Is A Robot Bovine Rectum Where Future Vets Can Practice Their Palpation Skills

    Haptic Cow Is A Robot Bovine Rectum Where Future Vets Can Practice Their Palpation Skills

    Sticking your fist up a cow’s posterior isn’t the most appetizing idea in the world.  For new students of veterinary medicine, though, it’s an unavoidable procedure.  And educator Sarah Baillie put together the best tool to teach it. Called the Haptic Cow, it’s a fiberglass model of a cow’s rear end, with parts that feel real and respond to touch.  According to Baillie, “students can feel something” similar to what’s inside an actual cow when you penetrate it from the [...]

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  • Open Office Releases Official Mouse, Comes With More Buttons Than Human Fingers

    Open Office Releases Official Mouse, Comes With More Buttons Than Human Fingers

    I love it when software companies put out hardware, especially when it’s designed to take full advantage of their applications’ capabilities.  The Open Office crew, who pioneered the free MS Office alternative, apparently gave the thumbs up to the OOMouse, an erstwhile regular peripheral that’s supposed to make using the software easier.  Big emphasis on “supposedly.” With 18 buttons (all of which can be double-clicked), a clickable scroll wheel and an analog joystick (with up to 16-key command modes) added [...]

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  • Circle Board Welds Nine Skateboards Into One Huge Rig, Gets Ridden On Video

    Circle Board Welds Nine Skateboards Into One Huge Rig, Gets Ridden On Video

    Skaters can get pretty crazy on their own. Throw them a rig like this Circle Board and it could make for a lot of fun tricks. We said “could,” not that they necessarily will. In the video at the bottom, you can see skater Anthony Pappalardo attempt to ride the thing with very limited success. Duh. A giant hamster could have done better than that guy. Or maybe not. That thing looks unstable as hell. Created by skateboarding legend and [...]

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  • Bowl Your Way To A Perfect Game With The Remote-Controlled RC900 Ball

    Bowl Your Way To A Perfect Game With The Remote-Controlled RC900 Ball

    Piss-poor bowling skills? Not a problem. Cheat your way into a 300 score with the RC900, a remote-controlled bowling ball that you can steer on the way to a perfect game. Made by Texas-based 900 Global, it doesn’t look much different than other bowling equipment. In fact, you can fit your fingers in and throw it like any ordinary bowling ball, so you can compete fairly if you don’t feel like playing with an undue advantage. It’s a pretty light [...]

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  • Tactical RPG Airbag Protection Uses Air-Filled Cushion To Neutralize Warheads

    Tactical RPG Airbag Protection Uses Air-Filled Cushion To Neutralize Warheads

    Airbags make awesome protection inside car cabins.  Who knew they could help protect vehicles from the outside, too?  That’s what the Tactical RPG Airbag Protection (TRAP) system does, adding an extra layer of armor using airbags to keep enemy warheads at bay. Currently a prototype under development by Textron, the system will involve both airbags and a radar that can detect incoming RPGs.  Once it recognizes a threat, armored airbags will be deployed on the side of the vehicle to [...]

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  • Tumbleweed Houses Let You Ditch The Trailer, Buy An Elegant Home And Stay On The Road

    Tumbleweed Houses Let You Ditch The Trailer, Buy An Elegant Home And Stay On The Road

    Why haul a trailer home when you can hit the road with a real house on wheels. Yep, the Tumbleweed Tiny Houses are real, traditional-style homes that come complete with angled roofs, a patio and the works. Save for the fact that they occupy about the same space as a boxy trailer, of course. Proprietor Jay Shafer built his first small house back in 1997, as a way to make a living space without putting him neck deep in mortgage. [...]

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  • Secret Knock Detector Automatically Identifies Correct Banging On The Door, Unlocks The Bolt

    Secret Knock Detector Automatically Identifies Correct Banging On The Door, Unlocks The Bolt

    The problem with secret knocks is that you’ll actually have to listen to the knock.  Now, why would I spend my time listening to the banging on the door when I could be watching TV or playing online multiplayer with the volumes cranked up?  With today’s bevy of distractions, let’s just say that secret knocks are no longer the useful identity system that they used to be.  Until somebody came up with this improvised door lock that detects secret knocks. [...]

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  • LED 130 Might-D-Light: Portable Lighting You Can Stand, Fold, Stick And Hang

    LED 130 Might-D-Light: Portable Lighting You Can Stand, Fold, Stick And Hang

    Your car conks out in the middle of the road.  It’s late in the night.  No worries, you know your way around automobiles and you’ve got a flashlight.  Oh wait, you need both hands to fix the car – you’re screwed.  With the Cooper Lighting LED 130 Might-D-Light, you don’t have to be. When spread open, the lighting equipment can stand upright.  Simply prop it on a flat surface, angle it so the light is facing you and proceed to [...]

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  • Mavizen TTX02 Race Bike Includes A Web Server, Wi-Fi And Linux On Board

    Mavizen TTX02 Race Bike Includes A Web Server, Wi-Fi And Linux On Board

    A laptop on wheels.  That’s what Mavizen is calling their new TTX02 race bike, which comes with an integrated computer on board. Yep, it’s the most computing-friendly bike put together.  Probably the only one ever.  With an operational web server setup running Linux, Wi-Fi and a dedicated IP address, you can literally take your websites with you while you’re hitting the road. Want to boast about having the fastest web server around?  While Wi-Fi ensures you probably won’t get the [...]

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  • Bulldang Configurable Sofa Mimics Intestines, Snakes Into A Variety Of Shapes

    Bulldang Configurable Sofa Mimics Intestines, Snakes Into A Variety Of Shapes

    If you told me that intestines would make a great couch design, I would have laughed in your face. With the Bulldang, though, it all makes sense. Created by Japanese designer Hirihiko Kamiya, the configurable armchair sofa uses a segmented tube that can be tied and bended in any form you fancy. Using one, you get plenty of options in your seating implements, allowing you to deck out your living room in a traditional, creative or downright insane manner. The [...]

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  • Gordon Murray Intros The T.27, Planned To Be The World’s Most Efficient Electric Car

    Gordon Murray Intros The T.27, Planned To Be The World’s Most Efficient Electric Car

    With a name like that, one would naturally expect a new Terminator robot.  Hmmm…not exactly.  Instead, the T.27 is Gordon Murray’s new project, which he believes to be the future of automobiles. For one, it’s bound to be the world’s most efficient electric car.  At least, that’s the plan.  For now, Murray is showing off the petrol version of the ride, with every intent to convert it into full-electric mode over the next 16 months, just in time for the [...]

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  • Listen Through Walls With The Next Room Ear Amplifier

    Listen Through Walls With The Next Room Ear Amplifier

    Got a nasty eavesdropping habit?  Feed it to the hilt with the Next Room Ear Amplifier, which lets you listen covertly to all the conversations going on in the next room. Light and compact, you can carry it around, ready to spy on verbal exchanges wherever you feel the urge.  You use it like a stethoscope, putting the sensor to the wall and the attached buds to your ear, so you can glean all sounds coming from the other side. [...]

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  • Vertical Bed Lets You Sleep Upright In The Middle Of The Street

    Vertical Bed Lets You Sleep Upright In The Middle Of The Street

    Ever tried to sleep while looking like you aren’t?  We’ve all done it at one time or another.  The Vertical Bed takes the pretending to new heights by creating a full contraption that’s supposed to let you sleep comfortably while standing on two feet. If you’ve ever wanted to sleep standing but could never figure out how to do it, this thing could serve as your basic training kit.  Even better, it collapses into a suitcase and assembles in a [...]

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  • Samsung Tango, An Autonomous Vacuum That Cute Chicks Like To Play With In Bed

    Samsung Tango, An Autonomous Vacuum That Cute Chicks Like To Play With In Bed

    Yep, it’s a vacuum cleaner.  On a bed.  With a hot Korean chick wearing a very short skirt.  Questions arise. Why is it in bed?  I have no idea.  But I get the feeling I’ve seen a similar scene in certain type of movie before.  Except the gadget is not a vacuum, but something else. What does it suck in? Excellent question. From what we can tell, dirt – just like every vacuum cleaner known to man.  The look in [...]

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