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Baseball Batting Robot
Baseball Batting Robot
Oh look! A robot that can bat a baseball. Now I don't have to worry about the players taking steroids! Unfortunatelt, the robot, which was built by Robocross.de, can only bat a baseball as far as the… MORE
Persistance of Vision Golf Clubs
Persistance of Vision Golf Clubs
In the category of 'useless inventions that won't make you golf better', you'll find the persistance of vision golf clubs. Persistance of Vision technology basically means that images of light will stay… MORE
Glowing Power Cable
Glowing Power Cable
Brightness Equals Power Consumption
Glowing power cables? Awesome, I'm sold. However, the Power-Aware Cord is more than just a glowing cord. It measures your power usage and lets you visualize how much you are consuming! "The current… MORE
Jupiter's Little Red Spot Growing Stronger
Jupiter's Little Red Spot Growing Stronger
Here's a trend happening in outer space... Storms are brewing on Jupiter and Jupiter's little red spot has started to increase! WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The highest wind speeds in Jupiter's Little… MORE
BMW Hydrogen Combustion 7-Series
BMW Hydrogen Combustion 7-Series
BMW has launched a 7 series hydrogen powered car! Featured in the LA Times: Automakers believe that hydrogen, the most plentiful element on the globe, could ultimately replace petroleum as the principal… MORE
Atlas Gloves
Atlas Gloves
Control Google Earth with Hand Gestures
Do you want to learn how to create your own Google Earth interface? Atlas Gloves has created the step by step instructions to start you on your way. From Atlas Gloves: Making your own Atlas Gloves is… MORE
Inflatable Iceberg
Inflatable Iceberg
Are there any others out there that think an inflatable iceberg would be a blast? I'm looking at the rock climbing wall and thinking of how much more fun it must be to fall into a pool. This looks sweet!… MORE
Ultra Realistic Video Games
Ultra Realistic Video Games
NBA 2K7 Preview
The trend of increasing realism in video games is not a surprise. However, it is very cool to see how much progress has been made over the last few years. The above graphic comes from the preview of… MORE
Swivel Phones
Swivel Phones
Samsung X830 in Orange
At 74 grams, teh new Samsung x830 is already a light and sexy phone. Now, Samsung has announced that the x830 will be available in a number of different colors. The swivel phone has 82 mb of onboard… MORE
RVs with Carports
RVs with Carports
The Volkner RV Garage Lets You Stow Your Car
Volkner Mobile, a German RV maker, has found a way to put a garage into its latest RVs. The only catch is that the RV can only accomodate lower car styles, like the BMW Z4 or Mercedes-SLK. Oh Gizmo puts… MORE
India's Cut-Price Space Program
India's Cut-Price Space Program
If you think it's important to have a space agency, but your country doesn't have one, then it's important to just get it done. That was the mantra of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Founder of ISRO - India's national… MORE
Pluto Not a Planet
Pluto Not a Planet
In the world of science and discovery, the news of the month is that Pluto no longer qualifies as a planet. So... scratch that one off your list of planets to visit.... "This week is a huge one for Astronomy… MORE
Audio Search
Audio Search
Mobile Lala Search Satifies Your Curiosity
A few years ago, I wasted no less than two hours online trying to figure out the name and title of OutKast's Hey Ya. I certainly could have used the latest trend from the Korean celluar industry: LaLa.… MORE
Instant Snow Through Chemistry
Instant Snow Through Chemistry
Mail order snow? Yes! Sounds odd if you're from Canada, but if you live in the desert and want to make a snow ball, what are you going to do? Think Geek offers an answer with Instant Snow. 1 jar for… MORE
Recycled Art
Recycled Art
Mona Lisa Made From Obsolete Motherboards
We've seen a number of examples of recycled art and fashion, including Ecoist Handbags Made From Candy Wrappers and a Belt Made Of Recycled Materials. Now, Asustek, a Taiwanese electronics maker, has… MORE
Sundial Bridge
Sundial Bridge
Art Meets Architecture
The new Sundial Bridge in Redding California spans the Sacramento river linking the the north and south campuses of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The bridge was created by world renowned architect… MORE
Microsoft's Zune to rival Apple's iPod
Microsoft's Zune to rival Apple's iPod
Microsoft confirmed on Friday that it would enter the battle against the iPod. For several years, Microsoft has tried to compete with iPod through its partners. Now the giant will take on Apple head… MORE
Film Cameras Finally Dead
Film Cameras Finally Dead
Canon and Nikon Halt Production
It's official: film cameras are now a thing of the past. With Canon and Nikon out of the game, your aging film camera is now a piece of history. Maybe it will become a collector's item. To honour the… MORE
Monk E-business
Monk E-business
Rise of the New Dot Com Entrepreneurs
In Web 2.0, everybody is selling online. In this case, seven Wisconsin monks have established a several million dollar business selling office supplies online. The funds are then used for the monks'… MORE
SawStop
SawStop
Safety for the Weekend Warrior
Tired of cutting off your fingers while working on those home projects? SawStop is the miracle that you have been waiting for. The SawStop is a table saw that cuts wood like any other, but as soon as… MORE
Pandora's Squeezebox Delivers Audio Ambiance
Pandora's Squeezebox Delivers Audio Ambiance
Thanks to the folks working diligently at the Music Genome Project, we can now create our own commercial-free music stations, and tailor them fit our tastes or mood. Simply download Pandora's streaming… MORE
Geocaching, the new Hide and Seek
Geocaching, the new Hide and Seek
Hide and seek is taken to a new level with the prevalence of low-cost consumer GPS devices. Geocaching is the name given to the art of hiding an object somewhere on the planet and providing only it's… MORE
Robot Soccer
Robot Soccer
Androids Dream of Soccer Glory
Want to watch some robots playing soccer? It's a big deal. Why watch the World Cup when you can watch the Robocup? All About Robocup: "RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics,… MORE
Plush Yoda Backpack
Plush Yoda Backpack
Nerd it up with a $39 plush Yoda backpack that screams, "I'm a nerd, but look at how damn cool I am." Yes, that's what such a back pack would scream. The backpack is a pretty clever design and we hope… MORE
Magnetic Implant in Hand
Magnetic Implant in Hand
If you've been wanting to implant a magnet in your body, then you'll be happy to know the good news that your dream has become a possibility. Imagine all the fun you'll have. "It's been described as… MORE
Ricoh Makes Printer Out of Plants
Ricoh Makes Printer Out of Plants
Corn is the new oil if you're making plastic. That's right, Ricoh has led the charge to start building its printers using corn-based plastics. The innovation comes in response to skyrocketing oil prices.… MORE
Celebrity Clones
Celebrity Clones
My Heritage Facial Recognition Software Links You to Stars
What celebrity do you look like? My Heritage has created facial recognition software to help you build your family trees... and see what celebrity you look like. After you upload your photo, My Heritage… MORE
World's Largest 3D Display Made of 8,000 Ping Pong Balls
World's Largest 3D Display Made of 8,000 Ping Pong Balls
Electrical engineering students in Europe have created Matrixx, the world's largest 3D display using 8,000 ping pong balls filled with LEDs. The unit is capable of displaying games of 3d snake, 3d pong,… MORE
100 Million Pixel Virtual Reality Room
100 Million Pixel Virtual Reality Room
At Iowa State University, they've created a virtual reality room that surrounds you with 100 million pixels. The $4 million room is 10 feet by 10 feet with a 96 GPU HP computer and 24 Sony Digial Projectors.… MORE
Top 10 Strangest Robots
Top 10 Strangest Robots
At TecheBlog, they've compiled a list of the Top 10 Strangest Robots. The collection includes a robot chair that walks, fighting robots that inflict pain on their opponents, a female android robot, and… MORE
Update: Man Wants Refund for MiG-21 Fighter Jet Bought on eBay
Update: Man Wants Refund for MiG-21 Fighter Jet Bought on eBay
As an update to our story last week on the Beijing man who bought a MiG-21 fighter jet on ebay... he now wants a refund. Why? They can't ship to China. Surprise, surprise.... According to Reuters:… MORE
SCOPE
SCOPE
Nerdy Watch Tells Time on a Grid
I could describe this for you, but it's more fun to look at the description of the SCOPE watch directly from Arkon Industries: The year is 2157, Alien Robots have taken over the Earth. Our cities lie… MORE
MiG-21 Fighter Jet Sold on eBay
MiG-21 Fighter Jet Sold on eBay
This week on eBay: a Chinese businessman Zhang Cheng bought a Soviet MiG-21F fighter jet. The price was just $25,000. That's a bargain. I wonder if he'll be able to import the jet to China? Cheng stated,… MORE
PimpMySnack.com
PimpMySnack.com
Giant Versions of Snacks
At Pimp My Snack, they have several guides on how to make giant versions of popular snacks in the comfort of your own kitchen. Delicious. "Is this the biggest KitKat Chunky in the world – I do hope… MORE
Vespa Unveils Two Hybrid Scooters
Vespa Unveils Two Hybrid Scooters
Vespa is developing two versions of a hybrid scooter based on the Vespa LX 50 and the Piaggio X8 125 engine (125cc gas and 2500W electric). The new engine provides 25% more power. (Read at Gizmodo or… MORE
Why Cry Baby Monitor
Why Cry Baby Monitor
Why Cry is a new device that lets you know why your baby is crying. This is only 1 step away from an invention you may recognize from Homer Simpson's brother... From the WhyCry Website: The WhyCry®… MORE

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AntWorks: The Real Alien Ant Farm and Your New Pet
AntWorks: The Real Alien Ant Farm and Your New Pet
An awesome gift that doesn’t need to be fed. “AntWorks™ is based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space and test how ants successfully tunnel in microgravity. The AntWorks™… MORE
iXi Bike
iXi Bike
Collapsable Grease-Free Belt Drive Bicycle
The title might make more sense if you add "From Space" to the end of it. At least that's the first impression I had. The iXi bike is very cool in its design, and quite functional as well. You can fold… MORE
100 Million Pixel Virtual Reality Room
100 Million Pixel Virtual Reality Room
At Iowa State University, they've created a virtual reality room that surrounds you with 100 million pixels. The $4 million room is 10 feet by 10 feet with a 96 GPU HP computer and 24 Sony Digial Projectors.… MORE
Pluto Not a Planet
Pluto Not a Planet
In the world of science and discovery, the news of the month is that Pluto no longer qualifies as a planet. So... scratch that one off your list of planets to visit.... "This week is a huge one for Astronomy… MORE
Dead Body Guy
Dead Body Guy
Man Famous For Playing Dead
Man makes hobby of photographing himself dead. ----------- I've always dreamed of being in a movie or on TV. I grew up like most people in their 40's watching everything from Dragnet to Twilight Zone and… MORE
Ultra Realistic Video Games
Ultra Realistic Video Games
NBA 2K7 Preview
The trend of increasing realism in video games is not a surprise. However, it is very cool to see how much progress has been made over the last few years. The above graphic comes from the preview of… MORE
BMW Hydrogen Combustion 7-Series
BMW Hydrogen Combustion 7-Series
BMW has launched a 7 series hydrogen powered car! Featured in the LA Times: Automakers believe that hydrogen, the most plentiful element on the globe, could ultimately replace petroleum as the principal… MORE
Persistance of Vision Golf Clubs
Persistance of Vision Golf Clubs
In the category of 'useless inventions that won't make you golf better', you'll find the persistance of vision golf clubs. Persistance of Vision technology basically means that images of light will stay… MORE
Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 4 Speakers
Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 4 Speakers
Bang and Olufsen don't come out with new speakers that often, but when they do... they create works of art. Now they have released their latest speakers, the BeoLab 5 loudspeakers. They're hot. "BeoLab… MORE
Top 10 Strangest Robots
Top 10 Strangest Robots
At TecheBlog, they've compiled a list of the Top 10 Strangest Robots. The collection includes a robot chair that walks, fighting robots that inflict pain on their opponents, a female android robot, and… MORE
Swivel Phones
Swivel Phones
Samsung X830 in Orange
At 74 grams, teh new Samsung x830 is already a light and sexy phone. Now, Samsung has announced that the x830 will be available in a number of different colors. The swivel phone has 82 mb of onboard… MORE
The Rebirth of Late Fees at Blockbuster
The Rebirth of Late Fees at Blockbuster
Yay!
I think the point most people are missing is that we don't have to watch those horrible commercials anymore. "LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Blockbuster Inc. stores in several states are quietly resuming late fees… MORE
Vespa Unveils Two Hybrid Scooters
Vespa Unveils Two Hybrid Scooters
Vespa is developing two versions of a hybrid scooter based on the Vespa LX 50 and the Piaggio X8 125 engine (125cc gas and 2500W electric). The new engine provides 25% more power. (Read at Gizmodo or… MORE
Mobelform Rotating Bed: Only $7100
Mobelform Rotating Bed: Only $7100
Ever find yourself watching television in your bed, then wanting to look out the window? Why not get a rotating bet and you won't have to move your head. ;) The Mobelform bed may require special sheets,… MORE