• Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    The Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is about to get a new center attraction that should give the beach area in Rio a much-deserved makeover.  Called the Museum of Image and Sound, the building will come with an odd, zig-zagging form that makes it quite the sight to behold. Intended to house a collection of multimedia objects and installations, the museum will be filled in by seven floors of varying purposes, along with an outdoor movie theater on the roof.  The [...]

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  • Plus Wireless Interactive Whiteboard Brings Presentations Into The Future

    Plus Wireless Interactive Whiteboard Brings Presentations Into The Future

    Still looking for a better way to make presentations?  Try the new Plus Wireless Interactive Whiteboard,  a portable dry-erase panel with a built-in set of electronic components that lets it work hand-in-hand with your computer. How portable is this whiteboard?  You can roll it up like a sheet of paper and put it in a bundled carrying case for easy transport, that’s how.  Just take it out when needed, stick it into a wall (using magnets fitted on the back) [...]

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  • Samsung CL65 Digicam Bundles Wi-Fi, GPS, DLNA, Kitchen Sink

    Samsung CL65 Digicam Bundles Wi-Fi, GPS, DLNA, Kitchen Sink

    Samsung seems bent on declaring itself the official eccentric digicam-maker of the world.  Yesterday, we bear witness to the company’s clever dual-LCD compact shooter.  This time, it throws all-in-one features into the regular camera chassis, decking the Samsung CL65 with every type of connectivity option you can imagine, short of turning it into a veritable cell phone. Veering away from the physical buttons most digicams come with, the CL65 sports a large 3.5-inch touchscreen around the back, where all the [...]

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  • Lazareth’s Monstrous 500bhp Quad Bike Runs On E85, Carries A Death Wish

    Lazareth’s Monstrous 500bhp Quad Bike Runs On E85, Carries A Death Wish

    What’s not a bike, not a car and costs as much as many supercars?  In the world of motoring, that has to be this beastly-looking quad bike, a 500bhp behemoth from French bike builder Ludovic Lazareth. Powered by a supercharged BMW V12 engine, the Lazareth quad bike looks more ominous than most superhero cars we’ve seen.  Hell, the Green Hornet will look like a pansy on his ride, revving on the road next to you (considering it’s Seth Rogen playing [...]

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  • Rotgutonix Tastes Your Drink, Tells You What It Thinks

    Rotgutonix Tastes Your Drink, Tells You What It Thinks

    That double shot of whisky from the local bar doesn’t hit you like think it should?  Evil bartender could be diluting your drinks.  Find out for sure with the Rotgutonix, an alcohol detector that sniffs out your drink’s actual quality. Designed like a thermometer for alcohol, the Rotgutonix measures the level of dilution of your favorite booze.  Capable of recognizing pure Johnny Walker, J&B, DYC, Pampero, Brugal and Havana Club liquor, it calls “rotgut” as soon as it detects any [...]

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  • Bliss Triple, The World’s Largest Portable Hammock

    Bliss Triple, The World’s Largest Portable Hammock

    Elephants and hammocks rarely go together.  While I’m not sure if the Hammock Bliss Triple can actually swing and sway an actual elephant (a baby Dumbo, perhaps?), it does offer to carry considerably more load than the typical hanging sack. Billed as the world’s largest portable hammock, it measures over eight feet wide and close to ten feet long, allowing for two or more people to comfortably make bed (unless it’s Shaquille O’ Neal and an elephant, probably).  That means [...]

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  • Samsung Dual-Screen Digicams Let You Take Perfect Self-Portraits

    Samsung Dual-Screen Digicams Let You Take Perfect Self-Portraits

    Like to take self-portraits on your digicam?  You probably know all too well about how disastrous those types of photos usually end up, with good shots often a function of sheer luck than anything else.  Save yourself the hassle and arm yourself with Samsung’s new dual-screen point-and-shoots, which fit in a second display right next to the lens. Billed as the Samsung ST500 and the Samsung ST550, both models are virtually identical, with only screen size separating one from the [...]

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  • Strawz: Drinking Gets Complicated

    Strawz: Drinking Gets Complicated

    Straws are too simple.  Isn’t it time we made using ‘em just a little bit harder? The DIY kit Strawz lets you fashion the most complicated sipping units imaginable.  Using 24 straws and 20 connectors, you can create your own maze of drink-passing tubes, with multiple entry and exit points.  That means you can create straws that draw from different glasses and end up in separate lips, with your design controlling which beverages stay unadulterated and which ones get mixed [...]

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  • Personal Rapid Transport Could Be The Driverless Taxis Of Tomorrow

    Personal Rapid Transport Could Be The Driverless Taxis Of Tomorrow

    In the future, taxi cabs will be a lonely ride.  That is, if the British-designed Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) system takes over the current crop of urban commute vehicles, as its creators are envisioning. Designed to work on specialized roads reserved for them, the space age pods are intended to work without any drivers, delivering passengers to specified locations all on their own.  At its current state, the PRTs can only bring customers to locations within the Heathrow Airport, but [...]

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  • V-Beat Drumsticks: Imaginary Drum Kit, Realistic Playing

    V-Beat Drumsticks: Imaginary Drum Kit, Realistic Playing

    Your brother plays air guitar and your best friend lip syncs.  Now, it’s time to pull your own weight.  Have yourself a merry band of fake musicians with the V-Beat Drumsticks, a rig that lets you play the drums by pounding on invisible skins. More than a pair of wooden sticks, though, V-Beat actually lets you make percussion sounds, all without the bulky gear and expensive price of full-on musical instruments.  Using a pair of sticks attached to a control [...]

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  • XCM Eye Candy for Nintendo DSi And NDSi

    XCM Eye Candy for Nintendo DSi And NDSi

    Do you remember the days when games consoles used to have plastic exterior shells the size of a small apartment complex just to hide their ugly insides, circuit boards and inefficient wiring? No? That just me? You really don’t remember the NES? It was the size of a small house and weighed as much as my obese Labrador. But anyway, perhaps I’m showing my age a little too much here. Well since the times of the NES, wiring got tighter, [...]

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  • Rotaliana Diva Desk Lamp And iPod Dock Makes Funnels Look Cool

    Rotaliana Diva Desk Lamp And iPod Dock Makes Funnels Look Cool

    Need a new desk lamp to spruce up your study area?  You might want to take a look at the Rotaliana Diva, a stylish desk lamp that bundles in some useful musical talents. We’re no big fans of the name (I mean, come on, Diva just evokes images of Celine Dion belting to the sound of breaking eardrums), but it’s hard not to admire this contraption.  With an original design that manages to make the funnel shape look attractive, it [...]

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  • iPhone Card Deck Lets You Play With An iPhone Even Without An iPhone

    iPhone Card Deck Lets You Play With An iPhone Even Without An iPhone

    What do you do when your iPhone’s battery runs out and you really, really want to play a game of Solitaire?  You buy a deck of iPhone Playing Cards, that’s what. Even though they said iPhone gaming is the next big thing, I’m pretty sure market analysts never meant anything like this.  Created by novelty connoisseurs Meninos, the 52-piece deck offers a full set of Anglo-American playing cards, clad in the iPhone’s unmistakable design.  Both the rear and the face [...]

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  • Homemade Donkey Kong Shelves Tilt Like Platforms In The Game, Surprisingly Keeps Items On Top

    Homemade Donkey Kong Shelves Tilt Like Platforms In The Game, Surprisingly Keeps Items On Top

    Oh, you thought your shelves were cool?  Well, it’s not Donkey Kong cool! While it may not foster the best construction and design, these homemade Donkey Kong Shelves get it right anyway.  Mounted in tilting angles the same way they were set up in the game, they’re unmistakably lifted straight out of the classic platformer. A perfect set of Donkey Kong Shelves would have been made of steel.  Since no one seems to be selling that, the imaginative (but, obviously, [...]

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  • Hourglass Brewer Takes 24 Hours To Make Your Coffee – Better Be Damn Good

    Hourglass Brewer Takes 24 Hours To Make Your Coffee – Better Be Damn Good

    Anytime you leave coffee in the pot for a couple of hours, it usually tastes like stale crap.  That’s why the Coffee Hourglass is so odd, as it promises great-tasting coffee that “brews” for up to 24 hours. Using an unusual hourglass frame, the contraption is designed to coax pure, concentrated coffee from coarsely-ground beans over that time.  As it uses no electricity, the whole process happens naturally and very…..very…..slowly. Each Coffee Hourglass weighs just under 2lbs.  It measures 14 [...]

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  • Billboard Tarpaulins Put Race Cars, Tractors and Planes In Your Garage

    Billboard Tarpaulins Put Race Cars, Tractors and Planes In Your Garage

    Your garage may be a trash heap inside, but that doesn’t mean it has to look like one.  Style Your Garage fashions billboard tarpaulins that will stand in your garage’s entryway to make it look like all sorts of things, from an airport hangar with a plane inside the structure to an open garage with a parked F1 car. Essentially a costume for your windows, the colorful tarps are intended to dress up your ugly garage panel and fool onlookers [...]

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  • Recordable Supporter’s Megaphone Lets You Voice Your Sentiments Over And Over…And Over

    Recordable Supporter’s Megaphone Lets You Voice Your Sentiments Over And Over…And Over

    Have a grievance you want to air?  Do it over and over (and over) with the Recordable Supporter’s Megaphone, a voice-amplifying contraption that lets you play recorded messages, so you don’t have to abuse your vocal chords in order to be heard. Whether you’re holding a peaceful protest to speak out against foreign policy or rallying your fellow supporters for the Inter-College Pogo Racing Championships, a megaphone should prove indispensable to letting people know what’s on your mind.  Problem is, [...]

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  • Halo LED Spraypaint Tags The Air With Light Artwork

    Halo LED Spraypaint Tags The Air With Light Artwork

    Want to show off your tagging skills without real paint?  Change your medium to LED-powered graffiti with Halo, an aerosol-like can that lets you “spray” light on the air for some short-lived art. When used with slow-shutter photography, Halo lets you capture creative images that mimic street graffiti, drawn with multi-colored LED lighting panels.  While you should be able to do the same thing with most any type of LED-fitted implements, the spraypaint form factor should feel most natural to [...]

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  • Catgirl Earphones Lets You Listen To Music While Wearing Fur-Covered Cat Ears

    Catgirl Earphones Lets You Listen To Music While Wearing Fur-Covered Cat Ears

    Listening to an iPod in public is a severely anti-social activity all on its own.  This pair of Catgirl Earphones makes it worse, turning you into the most unapproachable man in town.  Seriously, would you even dare talk to a grown man wearing this around their head? Of course, the whole dynamic changes when it’s a cute girl sporting the buds, like on the photo.  Instead of a horrific experience, it quickly turns into adorable Japanese cosplay, which should be [...]

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