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Bed gun rack

The Back Up is a gun rack for, er, your bed.

Rockit Fuel

Rockit Fuel

It is just guarana, glucose, and orange flavor. I guess it's big in the UK and recently some guys bought US distribution rights. Although, I do have a feeling the FDA will get their panties in a bundle when they catch wind of this; And I would love to see a commercial for this stuff. Parent reactions would be epic. (more…)

A Traffic Light Augmented by Progress Bars

A Traffic Light Augmented by Progress Bars

The Ecological and Economical Traffic Light Concept by Damjan Stankovic is a Red Dot Design 2009 Award winner and consists of a simple yet, potentially highly practical visualization concept for everyday traffic lights that could reduce pollution and promote safer driving. There might already be quite some traffic light time counters around today, [...]

Infographic: The complete and astounding history of storage

Infographic: The complete and astounding history of storage

Geekologie's superb "Evolution of Storage" infographic traces the history of data, music and photo storage from the wax cylinder to the 2TB hard drive. I think I'll print this out and hang it on the wall of my office, for the same reason poets kept skulls on their writing desks*: "this too shall pass, all is hubris and folly, the future rushes up [...]

HOWTO: Defend yourself at gun point

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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Netflix streaming on its way to the Wii

Netflix streaming on its way to the Wii

Earlier this week we learned that Netflix streaming was coming to the PS3; it already works with your Xbox 360, so it's only natural that Netflix streaming is on its way to the Wii gaming console in short order. Looks like the Wii should be good for more than just hacking for homebrew very soon. (more…)

Rules for my Unborn Son

Here's a video for a new book that I received from the publisher a couple of days ago called Rules for My Unborn Son, by Walker Lamond, based on his entertaining blog 1,001 Rules for my Unborn Son. The Lamond's rules are good advice for sons, as well as anyone else, really. I wish my wife would remember the rule, "Never under any circumstances [...]

Brutal Mario: violent, reference-heavy Mario mod

Brutal Mario: violent, reference-heavy Mario mod

Play This Thing reviews Brutal Mario, a Tarantino-esque Super Mario World hack that sounds like an incredible hoot to play... This is obviously a labor of love, as the developer knows her stuff. This game is highly allusive and drops constant references to other works like its Gaiman's Sandman. Super Mario World is its core, but set pieces, [...]

The Pumpkin Cannon of Ulster County

LAlarm Turns Your Laptop’s USB Port into an Alarm

LAlarm Turns Your Laptop’s USB Port into an Alarm

LAlarm uses the USB port or power port of your laptop as a sensor to detect when your laptop has been disturbed. While a piece of software is no substitute for keeping your laptop directly in your hands at all times, when it isn't immediately practical or convenient you can use LAlarm to give you a heads up if your laptop is on the [...]

Movie Posters for Minimalists

Movie Posters for Minimalists

Flickr user Graphic Nothing has a delightful set of "Movie Posters for Minimalists" that contain the minimum visual information necessary to convey a sense of the film. I have a feeling that a lot of these would work better for people who've already seen the movies, rather than as enticement to go to the cinema in the first place, but I'm still [...]

German study: Staring at women is as good as 30 minutes in a gym.

German study: Staring at women is as good as 30 minutes in a gym.

The five-year study conducted by Dr. Karen Weatherby, followed 200 men. Those who partook in boob ogling for just 10 minutes a day enjoyed benefits equal to those of 30 minutes of grunting, groaning, sweating and doing push-ups at the gym. Weatherby found that a mere 10-minutes of staring at well-endowed females is roughly the equivalent of a [...]

HOWTO: Wake your girlfriend up

Guyot Designs Squishy Bowls

Guyot Designs Squishy Bowls

Cool Tools reviewed these cool food-grade silicone bowls and cups from Guyot Designs. For weight- and space-conscious backpackers or car campers, the squishy bowls offer an alternative to old-school non-collapsible aluminum/stainless steel/titanium bowls. And while these food-grade silicone bowls won't stand up to direct fire, they are oven safe [...]

Megan Fox is “only fit to be a porn star”

Megan Fox is “only fit to be a porn star”

I don't know much about Megan Fox, and I certainly have seen the Transformers movie. She may be an idiot. She may be unpleasant to work just like these guys said. However, they accused her of being unprofessional, and they did this in a letter that they posted on the company web site apparently without the permission of the people who are in [...]

Zombie shooting range targets

Zombie shooting range targets

Law Enforcement Targets does a handsome line of shooting range zombie targets, including several in inexplicable Nazi uniforms. Good practice, I suppose, for the forthcoming Nazi zombie uprising... (more…)

Working handcuff keys printed on a 3D printer

Working handcuff keys printed on a 3D printer

German hacker Ray has shown that he can print working Dutch police handcuff keys from plastic on his 3D printers, and has released the 3D files so you can print your own: He used a 3D printer to print handcuff keys. And not just any ordinary handcuff key ... no, it's the official handcuff key from the Dutch police! At first the police officers at [...]

Which way does water drain on the equator?

Someone should go out to the Atlantic Ocean where the equator crosses the prime meridian and build a concrete platform and call it "Zero Land" and have rides and funnel cakes. just sayin.

The Paper Fix binds your papers without staples

The Paper Fix binds your papers without staples

Not a fan of paper clips? Wish your stapler had an infinite supply of staples? The Paper Fix is a stapler-substitute that binds paper together using just the paper itself. (more…)

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