Electroluminescent Mountain Bike

Every now and then I’ll spot someone riding a bike in the middle of the night and most of the time it’s almost impossible to see them.  Part of the problem in my area of the world is that it’s usually on a very dark back road and the reflector is so small it’s easily mistaken as nothing more than a mailbox with a reflector on it.  If you want to do a little something extra to make your bike stand out this is one tutorial you should check out.

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Remote Controlled Lightsaber Lights

A lightsaber just isn’t a lightsaber unless it lets off that strange glow.  Well now you can put some use to that glow by making it double as mood lighting in your bedroom.  Nothing is bound to draw in the opposite sex more than flipping off that overhead light and letting the romantic glow of the lightsabers do all the work.  If you think just one won’t do the trick you could hook up several to really finish off the room.

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Blow-Up GoCrib

The first thing you have to learn to do as a parent is to blow up random objects.  Actually, you might want to start practicing before you have kids to work those lungs out a little.  You can’t afford to not be prepared for these sorts of things.  Those of you that had blow-up chairs in high school will have a small amount of an edge.  The rest of you though need to really get to working on this sort of thing.  Of course for this particular blow-up crib they were nice enough to include a pump.  Don’t let that make you think you can get lazy though, there will come a day when you’re stuck blowing up a whole assembly line of pool toys.

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Steampunk USB Drive inspired by narrow bridge road sign

I can’t say that I see much resemblance between a narrow bridge sign and this USB drive, but if that’s what it takes to create this kind of art then that’s fine by me.  Actually I think it looks a bit more like the robot off of The Jetsons.  Either way, you’ll have a whole lot more fun carrying around this drive rather than carrying around any other plain old drive.  Sure, this one costs more, but you’ll get to be in the elite steampunk user club.

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Alessi Blank Wall Clock

If you’re a serious doodler, then you need all sorts of surfaces to perfect your art on.  Thankfully there are those committed to making strange clocks that allow for you to scribble all over to your heart’s content.  One of which is this Alessi clock that even comes with its very own magic marker.  Life just wouldn’t be the same without a full set of magic markers.  If you’re feeling particularly wild, you could even go out and purchase some multi-colored markers.

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Apple updates iMac line with new models



Apple has stayed true to form, unveiling a new line of iMacs for the masses this time round to up the ante by making what is widely regarded as the world’s best desktop computers even better. The new all-in-one iMac line will feature the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, depending on your needs as well as budget, not to mention powerful new graphics that shouldn’t leave your computer chugging when it comes to heavy duty applications. Pricing isn’t too far out of reach for most people either, starting from $1,199 upwards depending on your computing needs. This new iMac line is the fastest ever with dual-core processor speeds up to 3.6GHz, while those who opt for quad-core processors will be able to see speeds of up to 2.93GHz alongside discrete graphics that include the powerful ATI Radeon HD 5750.

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Flowlab 14-wheel Skateboard for better corners

We have reported on a lot of skateboard technology in the past, such as the Robotic Skateboard and the 19 MPH Skateboard.

Here’s is another advancement in skateboarding known as the Flowlab 14-wheel skateboard. As you can see, it has 7 wheels on an arch-shaped axle.

This is in lieu of the “trucks” that normally mount the four wheels on a board. Apparently, the presence of the extra wheels and curved shape helps skaters “carve” turns.

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Evatran Plugless Power Station for Wireless Electric Car Charging

Considering that there will probably be an increase of electric vehicles on the road in the next few years, it’s nice to see that the Evatran Plugless Power Station is already thinking of ways to improve the charging process for these electric cars.

It works with the user installing a shoebox-sized adapter in the car, which works as a wireless power receiver. The car with this apparatus gets near this power station’s parking block, and the charging takes place.

When I say “gets near”, I mean that the car probably has to park directly over this parking block. Only a distance of two inches is allowed, which is dangerously close when dealing with under-the-car devices like this. At least it is better than the in-touch charging devices like the Powermat.

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