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Peru’s glass mountain-mounted hotel.

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Peru’s glass mountain-mounted hotel.

If you thought that meeting the Shining Path guerillas might be the most interesting thing you could do while on holiday in Peru, think again, camper. Because here’s a glass mountain-mounted hotel room via the firm Natura Vive, which you might like to stay in. Or not, as the case may be. I guess that […]

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Dino-bike for sale, non-lethal.

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dino-bike for sale, non-lethal.

Here’s a ride for you if you have a spare $2000 to blow – a dino-bike, custom of course, on sale via that bastion of free trade, Craiglist. Here’s what the owner has to say about this ‘opportunity’. Presenting your chance to be the proud owner of the only dinosaur skeleton that has been reanimated […]

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Knight Rider charging KITT! The USB car charger.

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Knight Rider charging KITT! The USB car charger.

US retailer ThinkGeek is now flogging The Knight Rider KITT Car USB Charger – which turns your dash into the Hoff’s original A.I-self-driving vehicle – and more practically, possesses two USB ports capable of charging USB-powered devices. But it’s the signature light sequence from KITT’s voicebox, synced to respond to 11 different audio phrases from […]

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Snoopy flies … for real.

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Snoopy flies … for real.

Not sure whether to file this under ‘too cool for school’, or ‘too much time on a designer’s hands’, but Otto Dieffenbach has now built a remote control quadcopter that looks a heck of a lot like a flying Snoopy on his dog-house, aka Charlie Brown’s dog in Peanuts. Snoopy even has his trademark Red […]

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Star Trek Bluetooth communicator: as in, fully working!

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Bluetooth communicator: as in, fully working!

The Wand Company has unveiled its fully functioning Bluetooth Star Trek: Original Series Communicator today at Comic-Con in San Diego. For those lucky enough to be in San Diego, the device can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3351). Using the new product, Trek fans will be able to make and receive mobile telephone calls […]

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M48 Tactical War Hammer . . . better than Daryl Dixon’s crossbow?

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
M48 Tactical War Hammer . . . better than Daryl Dixon’s crossbow?

So, we ask, is this better than Daryl Dixon’s crossbow for the dark days of the zombie apocalypse? The M48 Tactical War Hammer from United Cutlery is the hammer/axe combination! The cast 2Cr13 stainless steel black oxide-coated head can pummel almost anything with ease. The handle features a defensive war hammerhead and a devestating piercing […]

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That deaf, dumb and blind droid sure plays a mean pinball.

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
That deaf, dumb and blind droid sure plays a mean pinball.

If you’ve got a spare $10k to toss away and you’re a hedge fund billionaire or Russian mafia oligarch, then might we suggest you could do a lot worse than blowing your wad on this amazing R2-D2-themed home-crafted Star Wars Pinball machine. It’s made by Altar Furniture and as the video shows, has lots of […]

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Tesla’s real-life Tony Stark wants energy to be too cheap to meter.

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tesla’s real-life Tony Stark wants energy to be too cheap to meter.

Elon Musk, the real life Tony Stark, is having a crack at proving the main missing part of the current solar revolution – the energy storage bit when the sun isn’t shining (like, you know, at night). His firm Tesla – best known for its nifty electric cars – has just launched its Tesla Energy […]

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Forget the bouncy castle for your kid’s party… hire a real working mecha!

April 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Forget the bouncy castle for your kid’s party… hire a real working mecha!

Thinking about hiring a clown or bouncy castle to entertain your next children’s party? Forget that and go for the Sakakibara Kikai Co. Kid’s Walker, a gas-powered exo-suit mecha armor for the young’uns. Now that’ll score some serious geek points in the neighborhood, right… at least, it will if there’s anything left of the block […]

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2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

Confession time, I pulled ‘2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey’ by Jean-Marc Deschamps about eighteen months ago after a little time tracking a copy at a decent price. Considering this is basically a photo-book, you wouldn’t think it would be difficult to fit into my reading schedule but such is the woes of reviewing. However, as I’m […]

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