Posts by: stevea

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Kororo Android–Tokyo Is The Uncanny Valley

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There are times when I look at the Japanese with a look of vague unease and alarm, because they’re doing things out there that push the boundaries of science and Things Man Was Not Meant To Know. And today, they prove their love for giving me the ever-loving blue-eyed CREEPS...

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Pentagon Plans Zombie Pig Project: Night of the Living Swine?

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Now, you might look at the above title, and conclude that I’ve finally gone whistling fruitcrackers clear round the bend.  Or maybe just thoroughly insane for those who don’t like colorful metaphors.  But I assure you it is true–the Pentagon is currently hard at work spending your tax dollars on...

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Mega Man Ten Coming Soon To Multiple Consoles

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Oh wow. Folks, this is a terribly exciting piece of gaming news.  Terribly exciting.  When we look at the gaming landscape and start thinking about “long running franchises”, maybe we think of icons like Sonic and Mario.  Or maybe we think about more recent fare like the three generation spanning...

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The Bev Wizard Wine Pourer – Fun With Magnets

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All right, folks, listen up, because today we’re gonna get some CULTURE. The field of “wine accessories” isn’t actually a very widely traveled one, especially around here. But as it turns out, a myriad of different gadgets can be found to handle the vino. And today we’re talking about the...

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The Lego Mouse Turns Childhood Memories Into Hard Work

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Well, folks, it’s not every day I see Legos converted into more useful things.  Sure, I had a host of Legos when I was a kid–I favored arming mine with small Lego weapons and making vast interstellar space fleets of horribly mismatched ships–but even I couldn’t have conceived of this...

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Jelly Belly Earphones Provide Sweet Music and Looks

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Okay, so we all pretty much love Jelly Belly jellybeans almost universally, right?  Sure we do. Why wouldn’t we?  They taste good (with a few exceptions–whoever invented “buttered popcorn” needs to be force-fed a few dozen, preferably in the town square), they’re not really that fattening, they travel easily, and...

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The MIRT, or, Scariest Device Ever

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Are you a security guard?  Do you work at a funeral home?  Work traffic for the city?  Have your PI license?  If you said yes to any of these, then you might be able to pick up one of the most terrifying gadgets I’ve written about in a long time,...

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Lexus LF-A Crystallized Wind Is A See-Through Car

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No, seriously–a transparent car.  I’m talking about the Lexus LF-A Crystallized Wind, a car made entirely out of ACRYLIC GLASS. It was apparently being exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Show,  and may well be the first car ever made out of glass. Now, chances are, this is just one of...

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The Huglight, or, Sappy Name, Sweet Product

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If you’ve ever been in bed at night longing for a good read, but sick of all the various book lights out there–they sit on the nightstand, they hook the book, maybe you’ve tried head lamps or resting the light on your shoulder.  Well, Amazon has heard your pleas for...

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Pegasus PJ-003 Spy Cam Ensures You Know What’s Going On

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Now here’s a spy pen you can be proud of, the Pegasus PJ-003 Spy Pen comes with four gig of onboard memory and the capacity to take VGA video (that’s 640X480 for those of you who don’t follow resolution charts) all for $99.99. But here’s the kicker–Amazon’s offering them up...

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The Aquapod Bottle Launcher Works On Several Levels

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You ever play around with those old water rocket launchers when you were a kid?  Fill the plastic rocket up with water, clip it onto the base, pump the rocket full of air, then fire?  Well, as is the case with a lot of toys, it’s recently undergone something of...