• Pocket Radar Fits An Entire Doppler Gun In An Ultra-Compact Box

    Pocket Radar Fits An Entire Doppler Gun In An Ultra-Compact Box

    Ever been curious how fast things go?  Clock the speed of everything that flies before you with the Pocket Radar, a Doppler radar that happily ditches the traditional gun shape for a cellphone-sized frame. Named as one of 2010′s top new consumer technologies at the CES New York Press Preview, the ultra-portable gadget can register the real-time speed of any moving object via simple point-and-click.  Simply aim it in my direction while I streak naked down the street, push the [...]

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  • Headtime Scalp Massager Puts An Oversized Helmet On Your Skull, Soothes It

    Headtime Scalp Massager Puts An Oversized Helmet On Your Skull, Soothes It

    Stressed from all the pretending that you do at the office?   Forget medicating, all you need is some liberating pressure on your skull.  At least, that’s what Kinatech is thinking with the new Headtime Scalp Massager, a huge, head-crowning bowl that looks like it’s raring to fry your brains. Looking like a mad scientist’s torture device, the stress-busting contraption doesn’t do any of those scary things you’re probably thinking.  Steal your memory?  Nah.  Implant evil designs in your brain?  Don’t [...]

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  • Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes Make Life Tasty For Paper-Stuffing Interns

    Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes Make Life Tasty For Paper-Stuffing Interns

    Life is hell for interns, especially when you’re stuck having to lick and seal envelopes for the company’s snail mail campaigns.  If you want your underpaid workforce to embrace envelope-stuffing like it’s the most wonderful thing in the world, you can try switching to Mmmvelopes, the best-tasting mailers this side of planet Earth. With bacon-flavored adhesive in place of regular envelope glue, your interns will spend restless nights looking forward to their morning duties.  Watch that stack of invitations for [...]

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  • Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Think prayer is all you can do to keep your home safe in the middle of a warzone?  With the X-Flex bomb-surviving wallpaper, you just might have another line of defense.  It’s not exactly salvation, but it could help keep your fortress intact for just a little while longer. Invented by Berry Plastics in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the life-saving wallpaper can help keep your walls intact even after being hit by blasts.  A video on [...]

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  • Grace e-Motorbike Claims Street-Legal Status, Boasts Sleek, Indestructible Design

    Grace e-Motorbike Claims Street-Legal Status, Boasts Sleek, Indestructible Design

    Motorized bicycles aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but there’s no better adjective to describe the Grace e-motorbike than “exciting.”   Combining sporty features and a tough face, it’s one of the sexiest two-wheeled pedal pushers I’ve seen in a while. Billed as the first street-legal vehicle of its kind (honestly, I never knew motorized bikes weren’t road-approved),  it doesn’t look all that different from souped-up bicycles I’ve seen kids with deep pockets throw together.  However, a quick look at the specs sheet should [...]

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  • The Berg Will Be The World’s Largest Fake Mountain…Right In The Middle Of Berlin

    The Berg Will Be The World’s Largest Fake Mountain…Right In The Middle Of Berlin

    No real mountain where you think one should be?  Let’s go build it.  That’s what German architect Jakob Tigges probably thought when he came up with the idea for “The Berg,” a proposed artificial mountain that’s set to be the largest in the world. The pinnacle of landscape architecture or a ridiculously insane vision that can upset the local geography?  Both claims sound valid.  Regardless of your own leanings, there’s no denying how awesome it would be to erect a [...]

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  • Litl Webbook Beats ChromeOS, Becomes First Cloud Computer

    Litl Webbook Beats ChromeOS, Becomes First Cloud Computer

    Looks like someone beat Google’s ChromeOS to a pure “cloud-based netbook.” An upstart company from Boston recently introduced the Litl, which rightfully makes the claim of being the world’s very first “webbook” (yes, that’s a new category they coined themselves). Sporting guts no better (actually, it’s worse) than your standard EeePC or AspireOne, the smallish computer takes the stripping down even further. There’s no hard disk, with an onboard 2GB of flash memory acting as the only integrated storage. The [...]

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  • Tempo Tags Let You Clip On Time, Temperature Anywhere A Tiny Clamp Will Fit

    Tempo Tags Let You Clip On Time, Temperature Anywhere A Tiny Clamp Will Fit

    Like small, stylish, single-function products?  If you’re nodding your head, then you’re going to love the Tempo Tags, tiny clip-on gadgets that do mundane stuff, like tell time and display temperature. Don’t have a watch, but want to keep track of time?  No problem.  Just slap a digital watch Tempo Tag on your pocket, collar or forearm hair to have a time-telling device that displays exactly how late you are for this morning’s interview. Made out of stainless steel and [...]

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  • 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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