• Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    To put it bluntly, the Dyson Air Multiplier Fan should not work.  It’s a ring around a gaping hole.  Yet, every publication that reviewed it says it performs as advertised and they have no idea how it does either. What the heck is the Dyson Fan?  It’s James Dyson’s (yes, the guy who updated the vacuum cleaner and the hand dryer in the same awesome manner) take on the electric fan, removing the blade and leaving nothing but a ring [...]

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  • Eigenharp Alpha Makes Your Electronic Musical Instruments Look Dated

    Eigenharp Alpha Makes Your Electronic Musical Instruments Look Dated

    Described as “part-piano, part-woodwind and part-drum” (which, I think, is a terrible way to put it),  the Eigenharp Alpha is one crazy-looking instrument.  Simply put, it’s a cornucopia of musical functions, all rolled into a single electronic machine.  What exactly does it bring? Intended for professional use, the Alpha puts a limitless range of sounds on a musician’s fingertips (and lips).  The insane contraption can play native instruments (Cello, Clarinet and Synth are currently available, with plans to have more [...]

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  • Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Date rape sucks.  Unfortunately, it’s also a reality for a lot of women in the dating scene.  Rather than watch your beverage with an eagle eye, 2 Love My Lips includes test strips with their lip gloss that you can use to check if your drinks have been roofied. Sure, it’s not the same as eradicating the problem altogether, but the intention’s in the right place.  It’s easy to acquire, won’t offend your date (if you dip that strip discreetly, [...]

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  • KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    Perpetually in search of new theme park thrills?  You just might find it with the KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator, a robotic ride currently being installed for exhibition at the Innoventions Pavilion in Epcot at Disney World, Florida. At first glance, the rig looks like a giant robotic arm that picks you up and hoists you in the air – like you’d expect them to do before hurling you into the distance to meet your death.  Fortunately, it’s not designed to [...]

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  • Pop-Up Slippers Are Brilliant, But Horrid-Looking

    Pop-Up Slippers Are Brilliant, But Horrid-Looking

    Love the relaxed comfort of flip-flops?  Then you’ll adore these new Pop-Up Slippers (okay, maybe not), which add the convenience of storing flat into the footwear’s list of virtues. Sure, a pair of slippers isn’t all that hard to fit into your luggage, anyway.  With the Pop-Up Slippers, though, the whole deal becomes all that much easier.  Simply unhook the studs and it’s 100% flat, allowing you to slip it into any small nook and cranny.  Heck, slide it inside [...]

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  • Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    If you’re stupid and regularly get your fingers stuck between the door and the jamb (ouch), then you need either one of two things: better common sense or the Finger Hinge.  That’s right, you can stay as dumb as a rock and never suffer from crushed fingers again! A full-length hinge that removes the accident zone between the door and the jamb, it seals the entire gap of space where countless people have found their fingers unceremoniously trapped.  Mostly kids, [...]

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  • Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Dividers, for the most part, serve a single specific function, allowing you to add some amount of separation to a wide open space. This prototype Screen from designers Livia Lauber and Loris Jaccard, on the other hand, adds a number of potential configurations to run-of-the-mill room dividers, turning it into a versatile and good-looking home fixture. Presented as part of an exhibit called Assemblage from last year, the Screen features an “assembly” of functions. At its base form, it can [...]

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  • Fixed Shoes – Bicycle Shoes That Look Good With A Suit And Tie

    Fixed Shoes – Bicycle Shoes That Look Good With A Suit And Tie

    Want to take the bicycle to work, but the shoes that go with your suit make it plain impossible? Might be time to buy a new pair. Quoc Pham’s Fixed Shoe, in particular, provides a chic way to work around the dilemma, turning out cycling footwear that doesn’t look half-bad in a formal outfit. Yep, it’s bike shoes for the suit-and-tie set, managing to combine both pedal-pushing comforts and professional looks in a single product. No stupid labels proclaiming “sporty [...]

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  • USB Comb Saves Your Data, Fixes Your Pompadour

    USB Comb Saves Your Data, Fixes Your Pompadour

    Your hair is constantly a mess, requiring periodic grooming.  You need a comb.  However, with a cell phone, wallet, iPod, flash drive and other small things in your pockets, there’s really no room for anything else.  Here’s an idea: trade in the flash storage for this USB Comb and never look disheveled again. Sporting both a full-sized comb and a USB flash drive (right on the handle), it’s a clever compromise for anyone who likes to keep their hair neat [...]

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  • The Royal Cart: A $55,000 Mini-Hummer Golf Cart

    The Royal Cart: A $55,000 Mini-Hummer Golf Cart

    Golf carts are never bad ass.  Small, underpowered and geared for prancing around 18 holes, it’s normal for them to be fittingly understated.  Custom tuner Bad Ass Golf Carts don’t seem to think so, however, especially not after their latest creation.   Called The Royal Cart, the motorized golf course vehicle is clad like a shrunken version of a Hummer H3. Rather than a beastly-looking cart, though, the tuned-out ride looks like a cartoon version of the mid-sized SUV – 18-inch [...]

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  • Honda EV-Cub Motorcycle Features All-Electric, 2WD Drivetrain, Inter-Vehicle Communications

    Honda EV-Cub Motorcycle Features All-Electric, 2WD Drivetrain, Inter-Vehicle Communications

    Bicycle-like in frame and ran by electric power, the Honda EV-Cub is the auto manufacturer’s vision of motorcycles within our immediate future.   Sure, it’s not the same burly and macho bike we’ve all been accustomed to, but the sleek little number brings a lot of advantages to the table. Sporting a two-wheel drive (separate motors running each of the front and rear wheels), the bike should offer more stability and traction on loose and wet surfaces than its rear-wheel counterparts.  [...]

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  • Bottle Your Own Perfume With The Missisippi Distiller

    Bottle Your Own Perfume With The Missisippi Distiller

    With a name like the Missisippi Distiller (yep, they misspelled Mississippi), there’s little room to suspect this thing does anything but produce cheap alcohol in some obscure garage in the middle of nowhere.  As it turns out, that’s not what it does at all.  Instead, the distilling machine is designed to extract scented oils from plant leaves, so you can concoct your own perfumes and fragrances (and, perhaps, your own moonshine, too). Looking like an apparatus out of a mad [...]

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  • Bottle Opening Hammer, The Alcoholic Handyman’s Best Tool For The Job

    Bottle Opening Hammer, The Alcoholic Handyman’s Best Tool For The Job

    Nothing makes weekend construction projects more enticing than the prospect of a cold brew at the end of the day.  Of course, the fact that you’ll have to wait till work is over kills much of that joy.  Well, let’s put an end to that. The Bottle Opening Hammer turns driving down nails more fun, by making it easy to enjoy a bottle of  cold beer while you’re doing it.  Rocking a functional cap opener at the other side of [...]

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  • Zombie Shooting Gallery: Target Practice For Future Survivors

    Zombie Shooting Gallery: Target Practice For Future Survivors

    Video games are evil.  Learn a real skill instead.  So quit that Left 4 Dead game for a minute and turn your attention to the Zombie Shooting Gallery, a tabletop shooting arena that lets you take out a never-ending supply of brain-eating villains. We love video games just as much as the next guy, but we all have been spending an extended amount of time staring into rectangular boxes nowadays, aren’t we?  At the least, the game lets you play [...]

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, Turned Into A Book

    Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, Turned Into A Book

    Vaporware fans rejoice!  Stanley Kubrick’s unfilmed ouvre on Napoleon Bonaparte, which many consider to be “The Greatest Movie Never Made” (I know how stupid that sounds),  is celebrated on a new collector’s edition book that details all the two years of work the director has spent in preparation for it. Discussed by Kubrick fans and film buffs for over forty years, Napoleon was supposed to be one big-ass epic.   In fact, the director was said to have amassed an “unparalleled [...]

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  • Undercap Puts A Brief On Your Head… No, The Real Head

    Undercap Puts A Brief On Your Head… No, The Real Head

    Still thinking up a costume for Halloween?  Slip your Handerpants gloves on, throw the Undercap over your head, wear briefs over spandex pants and call yourself the Underwear Avenger – saving the world from going commando one sweaty enclosed area at a time. Ok. That’s gross. Regardless, there’s no denying the innate awesomeness of the Undercap, which is touted as an underwear for your head.  Whether you like to wear wigs, baseball hats, ski caps or any other type of [...]

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  • Norfolk Southern NS 999: The World’s First Battery Powered All-Electric Train

    Norfolk Southern NS 999: The World’s First Battery Powered All-Electric Train

    Plug-in electric cars make plenty of sense now.  But a train?  Norfolk Southern just unveiled their prototype locomotive, the 100% battery-powered NS 999. Developed in partnership with the US Department of Energy, the Federal Railroad Administration and Penn State, the barreling green beast won’t be carrying a diesel engine like other trains.  Instead, it’s going to roll using a 1,500 horsepower electric motor, powered exclusively by a 1,080 units of 12-volt lead-acid batteries. The Norfolk Southern NS 999 can carry [...]

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  • Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Installing solar panels on your roof is not only eco-friendly, it’s also economical and smart.  But they sure make your house look ugly, with those slabs of black plates killing any curb appeal.  Until now. The Solé Power Tile not only draws energy from the sun like regular solar panels, it’s been fashioned to look like regular clay tiles.  That means you get the same energy benefits with none of the eyesore – great news for many homeowners. Designed to [...]

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  • Xbox And Wii Gaming Towers Look More Like Gaming Shrines Than Shelves

    Xbox And Wii Gaming Towers Look More Like Gaming Shrines Than Shelves

    Need a way to keep your gaming area combed and tidy?  Check out the Xbox Generations Gaming Tower and the Wii Aspect Gaming Tower, two space-saving shelving solutions specifically configured for your favorite consoles. Sure, you can use some random shelf or cabinet to hold all your videogame essentials, but these two manage it with style.  Decked to resemble the gaming units they’re specifically made for, both fixtures look more like a veritable gaming shrine than a mere storage area.  [...]

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