Archive for December, 2007 | Monthly archive page

Opening TomTom

TomTom Systems are basically linux machines running on ARM CPUs. This means – we can hack them! And because they’re running Linux and a whole load of Linux apps, TomTom provides this page with the OS source codes and the tools they use. Of course since then it has been hacked like crazy. Here’s the […]

Gold Pill makes your poop glitter for $425

If you’ve got so much money that you’re just looking for new ways to waste it, Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid created the Gold Pill for you. It’s a pill dipped in gold and filled with 24-karat gold leaf. You’re supposed to eat it “to increase your self-worth.” That would be funny if […]

Skull helmet makes you look badass on your Segway

Tired of looking like a wuss on your Segway? Then put down your bike helmet and put on the Skull Helmet from Santiago Chopper. Owning anything from a place called Santiago Chopper is guaranteed to add +1 to your self esteem, but this brain bucket (that’s cool biker slang for “helmet”) will “scare the crap […]

Underwater hotel opens

Dubai gets all the cool stuff. If it isn’t the world’s tallest hotel, or a building inspired by an iPod, it’s a hotel that is underwater. The Hydropolis Undersea Resort will open its doors this month, offering guests 220 rooms of scenic underwater views. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the hotel sits approximately 60 feet […]

USB Missile Launches gets wireless, camera upgrades

Technology has come quite a long way since the original USB Missile Launcher was unveiled a year ago. It was so popular that biggie Microsoft wanted some USB desktop weapon action and has teamed up with Dream Cheeky for vastly improved missile launchers. The first launcher is attacking the biggest flaw of the missile launching […]

Underwater turbines could power the state of Florida

t’s easy to track the tidal movements of the ocean by looking at waves, but all of that energy is moved around under the surface of the water as well. Florida Atlantic University’s Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology hopes to harness these underwater currents by placing 100-foot-in-diameter 20 kilowatt turbines that are anchored […]

New billboard puts voices in your head

So there you are, walking down the street, when you hear a voice in your head. And instead of the regular voice, the one that tells you that you want a cheeseburger or that you should buy more video games, this one is an unfamiliar one telling you to watch a new TV show. Are […]

Portable PC Theater: where’s the PC?

The Portable PC Theater probably won’t replace your PC, even if you do use it as a media center. It will come in handy, though, if you want a computer that you can tote around and take to show friends whatever hot video is going around the web. Instead of a monitor, it has a […]

Bluetooth helmet makes voices in your head a good thing

Outdoor types who are into extreme sports: listen up. You don’t have to rely on some wired-up coat that controls your MP3 player when there’s a helmet that can do it for you. Hammacher Schlemmer has a winter sports helmet with Bluetooth headphones built in. The transmitter wirelessly connects to an iPod sitting safely and […]

Scramjet-powered planes (and missiles) may be closer than you think

The race to build a working and dependable scramjet is happening all the world over — the United States, China, Australia and who knows who else all want one. DARPA’s HTV-3X, also known as Blackswift, is an unmanned scramjet-powered plane that may take to the skies as soon as 2012, hitting speeds of up to […]

Kanguru USB Duplicator handles 24 drives at once

The Kanguru USB Duplicator allows you to plug in up to 24 thumb drives at once and dictate what information goes onto all of them. An LCD on the unit helps you to know what you’re doing, and you can map hotkeys so that you can copy and format drives with the touch of a […]

Liquor Lock puts a halt to thieving partygoers

Digital Veil obscures beauties and beasts behind a wall of light

The Digital Veil is an art piece by Soomi Park that combines black and white flash animations with a wearable LCD screen. The wearer’s face is visible through the white parts of the animations and obscured by the black areas, so onlookers are presented with a distorted face that’s always shifting. The wearer can randomly […]

Google as a password cracker

An interesting paper detailing quickly how to crack MD5sums using Google 🙂

Dutch health care database stores data on all Dutch people

Without the people really knowing or approving of their data in the system, a health care database has been set up with some very personal details in it of all people in Holland. The Vecozo database is searchable by 80,000 people. Not too surprisingly, people aren’t too happy about this.

Scientists trap light in nano-soup

Indian scientists have quite accidentally stumbled upon a way to store light for longer periods of time. So far this could only be done for a few nano-seconds. This potentially allows us to create light based switching systems.

New Rotary Drop Car Door design

The car door dissappears by rotating underneath the car. A totally different way of getting out of the car. The youtube film is nice.

Studies show we evolve more quickly than we think

And not only are humans evolving quickly, we’re also evolving differently on different continents.

Tablet PCs

Tablet PC’s come in all shapes and sizes. This is a quick look at tablet PCs on the market without keyboards and without potentially breakable hinges. Electrovaya Inc. has the Scribbler SC-3100 Ace Asia Co., Ltd. has the T201 Fujitsu has the Stylistic ST5100 Itronix offerts the rugged Gobook Series Motion Computing offers 3 different […]

 
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