Category: Gadget

Mar 14 2014

For Robot Elephants: Robitic Elephant Trunks

Do robotic elephants get the jimmy-trunk when they’re falling asleep? My wife still complains about one time I kicked here while sleeping, two years ago, I guess my jimmy-legs are unacceptable but it’s fine when she kicks me in the shins every night. Researchers in Jochen Steil’s lab in Germany are training their robotic elephant’s …

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Mar 05 2014

Warranty Void: Game Console Repair Kit

I miss the days where all it took to fix a game was to blow on it. It’s becoming increasingly rare to use the skills you learned while your parents tried to hold you away from the candles on your brother’s birthday cake. This Ultimate Gaming Console Repair Kit would arrive in a convenient carrying …

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Mar 04 2014

Kitchen Appliance of Loneliness: One Slice Toaster

Here’s one for the loners with more dollars than sense. This is the $78 “Plus Minus Zero 1-Slice Toaster.” This is the perfect example of a product that shouldn’t exist. Let us count the reasons: 1. It costs $78. I think mine might have cost $12. 2. It only fits one slice of bread. Your …

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Feb 28 2014

I’m Being Followed: Robotic Garden Lamps Follow Guests

When is the last time you were out in the back yard at night and you were trampled by a herd of stampeding wildebeests? If the answer is anything other than never then you really need to reconsider your living arrangements. However if you choose to live where you do you might as well as …

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Feb 26 2014

Run Away: Grandfather Pulls the Pin of a Grenade While Treasure Hunting

This is John Hill, 67, of Scotland and his 3 grandsons. John is one of those people who belong to a Metal Detecting Club, because apparently there isn’t anything else to do in Scotland. Recently while out treasure hunting on the banks of a local canal John discovered what he hoped was an ancient ring. …

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Feb 25 2014

That’s What You Get: Selfies Lead to Head Lice Epidemic

Who can raise their hand and tell me how head lice spread? Anybody? Don’t be shy? Ok fine, I’ll tell you. Head lice spread when something that touches the head of a carrier touches something else that touches the head of a new host. Or at least that’s how it has worked for thousands of …

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Feb 24 2014

Just what we Need: Wall that Reacts to your Movements

Here’s a project for those of us who don’t get enough seasickness in our daily routines. Designer Thibaut Sld. created this wall out of 60 moving hexigons that can be set to mirror to react to movements by the operator. It looks to me like the next step towards creating walls that talk to you. …

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Feb 12 2014

How to Beat Flappy Bird Once and for All

So Flappy Bird, I’d gone my whole life blissfully unaware of its existence until last weekend when my brother told me about it. A day later I read that it was being removed from the market. So I went out and downloaded it myself. Yes, I have one of the remaining copies and it can …

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Feb 07 2014

Uncanny: 240 Year Old Automaton Boy

We all know that the worlds most uncanny objects all have eyes that move and watch you when there is no life behind those eyes. Robots with faces, those creepy-ass porcelain dolls, singing rubber fish, and old automatons like this little boy who was build in Switzerland about 240 years ago. The little automaton boy …

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Feb 07 2014

Handy: Portable Surface Vibrator Makes a Speaker Out of Anything

Introducing the Yaba X. It’s a surface vibrator that attaches to basically anything and turns that object into a speaker. So I guess that means you could stick it to a trash can or a table and use that to amplify your music. This is great for a traveling musician who is too lazy or …

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