• ACG Surf Racks Add Board Mounts On Your Bicycle, Makes For Instant Roofing Too

    ACG Surf Racks Add Board Mounts On Your Bicycle, Makes For Instant Roofing Too

    Bicycling to a surf spot sounds like a stupid idea.  Picturing it, in fact, hurts my head.  That is, of course, until you chance upon one of the products from ACG Surf Racks, which adds a mounting panel on your bicycle for surfboards of various shapes and sizes. I’ve seen side-mounted board racks in the past, but ACG’s overhead compartments appear to be a much better idea.  Sure, that pipe hanging in front of you can be distracting, but you [...]

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  • Giant Puppets Tower Over Germany In The Berlin Reunion

    Giant Puppets Tower Over Germany In The Berlin Reunion

    This year is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As part of the celebrations, French theater  company Royal De Luxe held an open-air performance of massive proportions in the streets of Berlin, Germany during the past weeked.  Called the “The Berlin Reunion,” the multi-day show featured two gargantuan marionette dolls in a story of long-lost family members finding each other. As many as 1.5 million people filled the streets to see Big Giant, a deep sea [...]

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  • Anti-H1N1 Suit Keeps You Dapper While Repelling The Virus

    Anti-H1N1 Suit Keeps You Dapper While Repelling The Virus

    Here’s one good reason to wear a suit when you leave the house.  Japanese company Haruyama Trading claims they’ve managed to produce a men’s business suit with integrated protection against the H1N1 virus, killing the organisms upon contact. How does it keep the disease at bay?  According to Haruyama, their anti-swine flu suits are coated with chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts with light to help break down and eliminate the H1N1 strain. That means you can stroll down a heavily-populated [...]

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  • Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    I love TV crime drama – it’s my guilty pleasure.  The long-running  (19 seasons and counting) Law & Order series has been part of my annual viewing diet for a good amount of time now.  I’ve never been an avid fan, but I do catch it (along with those other spin-offs) whenever I can. Dealing with murders, robberies and other similar cases, without the hip angle other detective shows bring along, it’s not exactly the kind of thing that receives [...]

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  • Nissan Land Glider Concept Tilts On Turns, Sports Futuristic Cabin

    Nissan Land Glider Concept Tilts On Turns, Sports Futuristic Cabin

    How fun would it be to drive a car that tilts?  If the Nissan Land Glider concept does make it into production, you’ll know soon enough. Barely wide enough to fit one driver in the front seat, the tiny electric car features a computer-controlled steering system that literally leans the chassis during turns.  The effect is quite the sight to look at, with the entire vehicle shifting its weight on one side like a speeding motorcycle. The Nissan Land Glider [...]

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  • Drink N’ Stick Lets You Dress Up An Illustrated Pin-Up Model While You Get Drunk

    Drink N’ Stick Lets You Dress Up An Illustrated Pin-Up Model While You Get Drunk

    Like to get drunk and play with dress up dolls?  Then you’ll love the Drink N’ Stick, a still wine that comes with a built-in dress-the-pinup-model game. Described as “wine with a wardrobe,”  the bottle’s label features a 50s-style pinup model clad in scanty undergarments.  A sheet of plastic is wrapped around the container, bearing a number of peel-out clothing designs that you can put over the illustrated vixen. Drink N’ Stick is produced by Some Young Punks out of [...]

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  • Still Searching For The Perfect Pair Of Glasses?  Try Indivijual Custom Eyewear

    Still Searching For The Perfect Pair Of Glasses? Try Indivijual Custom Eyewear

    Sometimes, you walk in to an optical store and stumble upon the perfect pair of glasses.  Other times, you just make do with what you can get.  Indivijual Custom Eyewear puts an end to the uncertainty, sculpting original frames tailored to your individual features and personalized tastes. Hand-crafted to the utmost detail, each frame is built specifically for the customer ordering it.  You want a shade that complements your skin tone?   Suits the shape of your face?  Perfectly-sized for your [...]

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  • Sexy Novation Launchpad Music Controller Drowns You In A Grid Of Shiny Buttons

    Sexy Novation Launchpad Music Controller Drowns You In A Grid Of Shiny Buttons

    Ableton Live has long been one of the most popular loop-based music sequencers on PCs and Macs.  Popularly used as both an instrument in live performances, as well as an arranging tool, the only thing it has lacked is a dedicated controller.  That’s about to change soon. The Launchpad is a gorgeous-looking hardware controller for Ableton Live that look as much fun as it is functional.  Produced as a result of a collaboration between Ableton and Novation, the interactive device [...]

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  • BMW C1-E: An Electric Motorcycle With Car Safety Features

    BMW C1-E: An Electric Motorcycle With Car Safety Features

    A motorcycle with a roof always seemed like a smart idea, but nothing came out of it when BMW released one back in 2001.   With awkward-looking vehicles running on electric motors becoming more acceptable, though, they might have a better shot this time around. The BMW C1-E is an electric motorcycle with an integrated roof, combining the economical operation of a scooter with the safety features of a car.  While not currently intended for production, it’s one of the vehicles [...]

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  • A Freaky And Real-Looking Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag

    A Freaky And Real-Looking Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag

    Bears may be cute.  However, they’re also freaking scary.  That’s why I’ll probably run out in horror the first time I see this Grizzly Bear Bean Bag lying in my living room, which looks like a real wild animal sleeping its beastly ass off. A functional bean bag that will perfectly sit your fat ass, the sealed bag is clad like a sleeping Grizzly bear, rolled up in quiet slumber.  The creation is so true-to-form that it scares me seeing [...]

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  • OfficePOD Puts A Self-Contained Workstation In Your Backyard

    OfficePOD Puts A Self-Contained Workstation In Your Backyard

    Need a home office, no space inside the house?  Add a functional office in your backyard with the OfficePOD, a self-contained workspace that can be delivered and installed anywhere you have room for it. Based out of the UK, the company (who bear the same name as their flagship product) provides such modular offices for both corporate and individual clients.  More than simply producing an “office in a box,” they look to take care of everything from surveying the area [...]

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  • Gyrowheels Will Replace Bicycle Training Wheels, Could Work For Unicycles Too

    Gyrowheels Will Replace Bicycle Training Wheels, Could Work For Unicycles Too

    Learning to bike for the first time isn’t all that easy .  But with a pair of extra training wheels, its easier.  The medium needed additional improvements over the years, and it’s getting one now, by way of the Gyrowheel. A clever, gyro-equipped bike wheel, it helps first-time cyclists ride a bike without having an extra pair of wheels around the rear.  Just like the Segway (which uses similar gyrocospic discs), it’s self-balancing, allowing the rider to stay vertical on [...]

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  • Pantone Leather Chair: Digitally-Colored Leather Upholstery For You To Drool At

    Pantone Leather Chair: Digitally-Colored Leather Upholstery For You To Drool At

    Like leather upholstery in your living room, but can’t stand the lack of fancy colors?  That changes soon when the Pantone Printed Leather Chair and its ilk hit the market, combining the appeal and longevity of leather with a digitally-applied bevy of colors. The digitally-printed, single-piece sofa isn’t actually for sale.  Instead, the fixture is a showcase piece that SiF Technology used at NeoCon ’09 to demonstrate their new patented Smart Film process.  According to company CEO Ron Simkins, the [...]

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  • Philippe Tournaire’s Villa de Reve Rings Wrap Precious Mansions, Castles And Towers On Your Finger

    Philippe Tournaire’s Villa de Reve Rings Wrap Precious Mansions, Castles And Towers On Your Finger

    Why put a rock on your ring when you can design it with an entire neighborhood?  That’s what Philippe Tournaire has done with with his Villa de Reve rings, which sees buildings, mansions and other architectural structures adorning the finger jewelry. They’re big and gawdy, no other way around it.  If you punch a random dude with one of these around your ring finger, you’re not going to leave them pretty.  More importantly, though, they’re exactly the kind of jewelry [...]

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  • 60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    The giant statue of Tetsujin-28 (aka Gigantor) in Kobe, Japan’s Wakamatsu Park finally wrapped up construction and received its official unveiling last Sunday.  Posed like its ready for battle, the monstrous pile of metal stood tall amidst hundreds of spectators. Originally intended to see the light of day last year, the larger-than-life statue was delayed after multiple problems with funding.  However, the immense attention received by the Gundam robot, which towered over Tokyo, prompted organizers to push for Gigantor to [...]

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  • Digital Peephole Viewer Updates Your Door To The Modern Age

    Digital Peephole Viewer Updates Your Door To The Modern Age

    The optical peephole on your door is plenty useful, but it really has seen better days.  In today’s digital world, it only makes sense to upgrade it with a fittingly advanced solution.  The Digital Peephole Viewer saves you from the difficult work of having to stick your eye in a small hole, showing you who’s at the door in a clear, easy-to-view LCD. Effectively a security camera in your doorstep, the contraption installs right on the same slot that your [...]

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  • Practice Your Finesse Shots With Your Own Putt Championship Video Arcade Rig

    Practice Your Finesse Shots With Your Own Putt Championship Video Arcade Rig

    If you’re ready to throw a bunch of cash on your golf game, you might as well go the whole nine yards.  Why settle for a mini-putting course, when you can drop coin for a full arcade machine?  The Putt Championship is a miniature version of the same full-size rig you can find in large arcade halls, configured specially for personal use. Up to four players can join in a game, which makes it the perfect way to conduct a [...]

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  • Robovie-PC Is A 15-Inch Robot With An Embedded PC

    Robovie-PC Is A 15-Inch Robot With An Embedded PC

    Why program a robot from a computer when you can put an entire PC on a robot?  That’s exactly what they did with the Robovie-PC, an articulated, awesome-looking robot with full-fledged netbook guts. Created by Vstone and ATR, the humanoid machine merges features from the popular RoboCup Soccer robots (not the putting practice one) and the Robovie-X platform.  Even better, you can program it without using any external computer since it comes with one right on its trunk.  Just plug [...]

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  • CanvasPop Lets You Make Large-Canvas Prints Of Any Resolution, Will Put Your Photo In Times Square

    CanvasPop Lets You Make Large-Canvas Prints Of Any Resolution, Will Put Your Photo In Times Square

    Want to get your photo in a big screen on Times Square?  CanvasPop can put it there, provided you’re among the first 500 customers to avail of their service, which transfers images of any resolution into large canvas prints. Your photo will go up for a very limited time – 15 seconds, in fact.  Regardless, just imagine how awesome it would be to stand in the middle of Times Square, looking at your picture in a huge digital billboard 23 [...]

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