Bloodbot combines your worst vampire and robot fears

by Mark R

There are a lot of people who faint at the sight of a needle, as well as those that swoon at the sight of blood. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some machine like this Bloodbot that could draw your blood, without a human ever being present? Some of you might faint at the very idea of that, but haven’t you ever had a doctor who had a hard …

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Guitar Hero, without the console?

by Mark R

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Yesterday, I reported on the Domyos Interactive System, an exercise video game that doesn’t require a specific console to play. Now it would appear that music video games may soon be played sans console as well. Recently, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick announced that “you should expect to see many of our products to be playable on the television independent of a console”. Well, we all know what Activision makes, besides …

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Petcare Robot: Play with your pet from a distance

by Mark R

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The first time I saw this picture, I thought someone took an alien head and mounted it on the body of a UFO. In reality, this is the PetCare robot, a mobile webcam that allows you to monitor your pet from a distance. I know when I leave my dog alone for a while, I would feel better if he was occupied by playing with this toy rather than chewing …

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Nirvana Bathtub has built-in mood lighting

by Ally

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It used to be that a few candles were all someone needed to get a little mood lighting in the bath tub.  Now there are all kinds of gadgets meant to project LED stars onto the walls and ceiling to set the mood.  Well now you can go one step further to get yourself a luxurious bath that does the same.  Instead of having something floating along with you in …

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Beachgoer’s will want the Solar Tree … NOW!

by James

The solar tree turns any sunny day into a charging station.

And not only Beach goers. Campers. Hikers. Sports enthusiasts, even backyard warriors. Pretty much anyone who enjoys spending time outside would love to have the Solar Tree. And probably, not just one.

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Magnet Clock helps you keep track of your day

by Ally

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Everyone has things that they enjoy putting on the fridge.  Be it school pictures or just random funny magnets, we all have our preferences.  Well with this you could even have a clock on your fridge that you can map out your day with.  It doesn’t itemize every little thing, but it does have little stick figure men that will illustrate each task you have ahead of you.  It does …

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Solar Power from Human Hair?

by Mark R

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One of the problems with getting energy in developing countries is where to get it from. Some have resorted to silicon solar panels, but Milan Karki has found a simpler form of solar power that uses human hair instead of silicon. That’s right, I said human hair. Renewable energy is possible with something that everyone but Lex Luthor has. The secret is in Melanin, the pigment in hair that makes …

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Xbox 360 Controller from Carl Archambeault

by Mark R

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I’m not certain if you can read the small print on the photo to the left, but it says “Project was to design a handheld gaming device that would combine the gaming power of the Xbox 360 and the music and video power of the Microsoft Zune”. This was the vision of Carl Archambeault when he designed this controller with a slide out screen. This Xbox 1080 is a prototype …

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