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 Read more about Skull helmet makes you look badass on your Segway[…]

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 Read more about USB Missile Launches gets wireless, camera upgrades[…]

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 Read more about Underwater turbines could power the state of Florida[…]

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 Read more about Bluetooth helmet makes voices in your head a good thing[…]

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 Read more about Scramjet-powered planes (and missiles) may be closer than you think[…]

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 Read more about Digital Veil obscures beauties and beasts behind a wall of light[…]

Electric Cruiser is a mash-up of a unicycle, Segway, laziness

The Mademoto Electric Cruiser has done the unthinkable and taken all of the beneficial purposes out of rollerskates, skateboards and other manual modes of rolling transportation. Thank of the Electric Cruiser as the front half of an electric moped, a juiced up unicycle or a severely gimped Segway. It is designed to happily drag you Read more about Electric Cruiser is a mash-up of a unicycle, Segway, laziness[…]

Japanese cigarette machine reads faces to determine age

Unlike in the States, cigarette machines are everywhere in Japan. Rather than get rid of them due to the problem of underage kids being able to buy packs of smokes from them like we did here, they’re using technology to keep the machines around and ensure that only adults can make purchases from them. A Read more about Japanese cigarette machine reads faces to determine age[…]

Fire engine with a MiG engine not the most practical thing in the world

huh… yeh? t’s very important for fire engines to get to their destinations as fast as possible, but it’s equally, if not more, important for them to be able to, you know, put out the fire using water. That’s where this MiG-engine-equipped fire engine goes wrong. Sure, slapping a jet engine on a fire truck Read more about Fire engine with a MiG engine not the most practical thing in the world[…]

Oakley still testing MP3 sunglasses market with Split Thump revision

Oakley is still at it. Despite only having one customer for their Thump line of MP3 sunglasses — the not-so-favorable Dog the Bounty Hunter — the latest in the line of Thump MP3 sunglasses, the Split Thump is now available. Design-wise, these sunglasses have definite stepped it up a notch from its predecessors by being Read more about Oakley still testing MP3 sunglasses market with Split Thump revision[…]

Whirlpool Glass bathtub makes getting clean showtime

This, my friends, is one sexy bathtub. Appropriately named the Whirlpool Glass bathtub, it sports clear sides that’d give anybody a nice clear shot of your naked self soaking in tepid filthwater. Sexy! But honestly, it is really nice looking. Plus, it has sixteen jets all along the bottom and back that’ll give you a Read more about Whirlpool Glass bathtub makes getting clean showtime[…]