• Suck UK Graffiti Train Lets You Deface Your Own Train, Practice Your Tagging Skills

    Suck UK Graffiti Train Lets You Deface Your Own Train, Practice Your Tagging Skills

    Finally, a train you can deface all on your own.  If you ever fancied tagging but never had the heart to destroy someone else’s property, you can do so now with the Suck UK Graffiti Train.  Sure, it’s sized like a toy, but it’s a surface you can decorate to your heart’s content. Perfect for teaching children the finer arts of infiltrating freight yards to “redecorate” blank walls, the free-for-all (well, mostly you) canvas can help forge young hands into [...]

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  • Limited Edition Gibson Angus Young SG Standard Revives The ’68 SG With AC/DC-Style Customizations

    Limited Edition Gibson Angus Young SG Standard Revives The ’68 SG With AC/DC-Style Customizations

    Tired of wasting your life away on Guitar Hero?  How about picking up a real six-stringer for a change?  If you loved AC/DC guitarist Angus Young’s frantic “big rock” guitar sound, you might want to look at dropping some cash for the Gibson Angus Young SG Standard, a carefully-crafted recreation of the axeman’s favorite instrument. As the stories go, Angus has been using a trusty ’68 SG since the band’s inception in 1973, wringing its unusually slim neck at every [...]

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  • Cool Rider Lets You Ride A Personal Mobility Device While Striking A Male Model Pose

    Cool Rider Lets You Ride A Personal Mobility Device While Striking A Male Model Pose

    Let’s face it.  Personal mobility devices, from the Segway to the Yike Bike, are dorky as hell.  The Cool Rider claims to be a little less socially awkward.  As an argument, take a look at that product photo starring a nonchalantly posed male model.  Hmmmm…. Let’s see.  You can ride it with one hand – awesome.  Maneuver it in a stance that suggests you’re posing for a magazine – excellent.  Everyone in the product photos ride it with no helmet [...]

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  • Lucie Koldová’s Fitness Furniture Turns Closet, Table Into Home Gym Equipment

    Lucie Koldová’s Fitness Furniture Turns Closet, Table Into Home Gym Equipment

    Dedicated exercise equipment belongs in the gym.  For getting a quick workout while you’re at home, Lucie Koldová’s Fitness Furniture makes the most sense, allowing you to have functional home fixtures that you can also use to work up a sweat. I know, I know.  You already use home furnishings to get a workout.  Do realize, though, that doing shrugs with the sofa and bicep curls with the HDTV aren’t the best way to spend your exercise time.  In fact, [...]

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  • Robot Negotiates To End Hostage Taking; Suspect Surrenders

    Robot Negotiates To End Hostage Taking; Suspect Surrenders

    Earlier this week, a robot in Colorado successfully negotiated for the surrender of a hostage taker.  I was shocked. Robots doing good deeds like negotiating for the safety of humans?  Unheard of, right?  Everyone knows robots are evil and only aim to enslave mankind.  Of course, this one wasn’t autonomous, so everything was controlled by his benevolent human operator. According to reports, a heavily-armed 61 year old man barricaded himself inside his home, threatening to shoot anyone who comes in [...]

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  • CoBi-7 Conference Bike Lets You Hit The Road While Socializing

    CoBi-7 Conference Bike Lets You Hit The Road While Socializing

    Apparently available since the mid-nineties, the Conference Bike (officially called the CoBi-7) is easily one of the oddest pedal-pushing contraptions I’ve seen.  If you thought having two people share the load on a Tandem Bike was rad, then you’ll realize how crappy that is when this “group” bike rolls in front of you with over half a dozen bodies propelling it. Fitted with seven seats and seven sets of pedals arranged in a circle, each person’s pedalling contributes to the [...]

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  • Veto LT-XL Portable Office Puts A Laptop Bag And A Toolbox In One Single Sack

    Veto LT-XL Portable Office Puts A Laptop Bag And A Toolbox In One Single Sack

    Blue collar guys carried tools.  White collar folks brought along laptops and papers.  Unfortunately, professional life for many engineers and technical workers is no longer that simple.  The Veto LT-XL Portable Office is a bag designed to fill both needs, able to hold laptops, gadgets and an assortment of hand tools all in the same sack. Why carry two bags when you can fit everything in one?  That’s the idea behind the schizophrenic bag, which holds a bevy of slings [...]

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  • Double Fisted Sledgehammer: Heavy-Duty Tool, Not A Lesbian Technique

    Double Fisted Sledgehammer: Heavy-Duty Tool, Not A Lesbian Technique

    Left fist, cemetery.  Right fist, cemetery too.  No concessions on this one, as both ends of the Double Fisted Sledgehammer should deliver the same head-busting wallop. Like any regular sledgehammer, the craftily-shaped swing-and-destroy equipment should punch a dent on any surface that you put it to.  Need to crush a pile of rocks?  No problem.  Forge iron?  You got it.  Break your ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend’s windshield?  Smash it and run. Sure, it sounds like a special technique from some  niche [...]

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  • Bob Basset’s New Dragon Backpack Looks Even More Gnarly Than The First

    Bob Basset’s New Dragon Backpack Looks Even More Gnarly Than The First

    Hey dude you got a dragon on your back – it looks crazy awesome.  I suppose that’s exactly the reaction you’re going to get when you walk around town with the Dragon Backpack, a functional bag clad in the ominous form of a fire-breathing baby monster. Creator Bob Basset, who sells plenty of Medieval style wares on his online store, didn’t give much details on the accessory.  Suffice to say, the thing looks pretty awesome.  And gnarly.  Like, if I [...]

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  • New Contact Lens Darkens Under UV Light, Makes Wearers Look Like A Pokemon

    New Contact Lens Darkens Under UV Light, Makes Wearers Look Like A Pokemon

    Back when I wore glasses, I used to have them fitted with transition lenses, so they darkened whenever I  was under the sun.  When I shifted to contacts, I had to carry a pair of shades when I’d stay outside too long, since the same technology didn’t exactly work for those little soft things you stuck to your eyes.  Until now. Researchers in Singapore have reportedly managed to produce contact lenses that exhibit the same ability as transitional glasses, darkening [...]

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  • Lions On The Edge Puts You Nose To Nose With The King Of The Jungle

    Lions On The Edge Puts You Nose To Nose With The King Of The Jungle

    What the heck is that photo?  A lion pouncing on your hood and all you do is smile like a hyena?  Are you kidding me?  Something’s fishy here….hmmm…. Of course, you’ll probably act the same way when you visit Melbourne’s Werribee Open Range Zoo, which lets visitors experience “almost” being devoured by a hungry lion without really getting in any sort of danger.  How do they pull it off?  Well, no lion mind control here.  Instead, the whole thing is [...]

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  • Turn Your Stripper Pole Into A Dual-Layer Bike Rack

    Turn Your Stripper Pole Into A Dual-Layer Bike Rack

    Have a spare stripper pole lying around the house and a couple of bikes that you need to find space for?  Do what this guy did, turning the dancing prop into a double-decker bicycle rack. Of course, he didn’t really use a second-hand, used-for-years stripper pole like I would have.  Instead, creator Jules hacked his way into it using products easily available from Ikea (he is the “Ikea Hacker,” after all). For the pole, he used a $30 aluminum Stolmen [...]

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  • Practice Your Golf Game On A Bra That Doubles As A Putting Green

    Practice Your Golf Game On A Bra That Doubles As A Putting Green

    Triumph’s previous efforts on concept bras were so stupid, it was certain they were going to stay as concepts for a long, long time.  Their latest, the Nice Cup In Bra, looks no different, touting undergarment that doubles as a putting green when you take it off.  Huh?!? You heard that right.  The half-ridiculous, half-inane creation features a green-grass top that transforms into a putting green as soon as you remove it.  It may not look very comfortable while wrapped [...]

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  • OutRun Arcade Cabinet Being Modded Into A Real Vehicle, Looks Like A Fun Way To Die

    OutRun Arcade Cabinet Being Modded Into A Real Vehicle, Looks Like A Fun Way To Die

    Driving is too easy.  Let’s make it less so.  Garnet Hertz of the Pasadena Art Center College of Design is taking a 1986 Sega OutRun arcade cabinet and putting it on top of an EVT tricycle, forcing the driver to steer the vehicle based on a rendering of the road they’re traveling on.  Someone’s going to die. No, it won’t be using cameras to give a real-time image of what’s in front of the car.  Instead, the setup will show [...]

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  • Ghetto USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator For Sale

    Ghetto USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator For Sale

    Ever wanted your own nerd fort but mom won’t let you have one?  Relive your awkward adolescence one more time with the USS Galileo Spaceship Simulator, currently available on open auction at Public Surplus. That’s….a spaceship simulator?!?  I know, it looks ghetto as hell.  No way NASA will have anything to do with that, right?  Well, yes.  It was actually put into auction by the Alpine School District, after they mustered enough self-respect to replace it with a more proper-looking [...]

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  • Sleepbox Concept Is Like A Vending Machine For Hotels

    Sleepbox Concept Is Like A Vending Machine For Hotels

    I hate traveling.  More than dealing with all the hassles associated with jumping from place to place, the sleep deprivation is really what gets to me.  Maybe the Sleepbox, a veritable vending machine that lets you sneak in a quick nap, will make it easier for me. Designed for public facilities, such as airports, malls and train stations, the concept service looks to provide a temporary sleeping area for world-weary travelers of all sorts.  Simply pay for one-time use at [...]

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  • Neverwas Haul, A Steampunk Victorian-Era House On Wheels

    Neverwas Haul, A Steampunk Victorian-Era House On Wheels

    If you’ve attended any Burning Man event the last couple of years, you’ve probably caught sight of the Neverwas Haul, a three-story Victorian steampunk house on wheels.  Rather than a trailer home that needs to be pulled from a car, however, it’s entirely self-propelled using steam technology (at least, I think so). An ongoing project from the Academy of Unnatural Sciences out of Berkley, California, the vehicle has been constantly evolving since its inception in 2006, when it was originally [...]

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  • Intel Reader Scans Books, Turns It Into Audio For The Visually-Impaired

    Intel Reader Scans Books, Turns It Into Audio For The Visually-Impaired

    Sure, text-to-speech isn’t anything new.  Putting it in a small box that can also scan physical documents, however, changes things up a tad.  That’s exactly what the Intel Reader does, helping the visually-impaired listen to books, newspapers and other physical documents using just one self-contained, handheld device. What exactly can it do?  The gadget will readily scan pages off any printed material, run it through an onboard OCR facility, convert it to text and encode it as an MP3.  Users [...]

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  • 7-In-1 Rotating Game Table Puts An Entire Game Room In A Single Rig

    7-In-1 Rotating Game Table Puts An Entire Game Room In A Single Rig

    Looking to stock your game room with a good amount of tabletop games?  Look no further than the 7-in-1 Rotating Game Table, which bundles seven classic tabletop fares in a single rig.  And they’re no lousy roll-the-dice board games either. Instead, you get fully-functional foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, backgammon and pool tables, each occupying an entire panel of the rotating surfaces.  There are also smaller games, chess and checkers, together on one side to round out the package.  Simply put, [...]

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