52-in-1 with Bluetooth, who knew there were 52 cards?

So, did you know that there are 52 different media card formats floating around out there? Neither did we. That’s because, in a practical sense, there aren’t. Technically, there are, but that’s counting stuff like CF I, CF II, Extreme CF, Extreme III CF, Ultra II CF, HS CF, XS-XS CF, CF Elite PRO, CF PRO, CF PRO II (those ...

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Tropical paradise on the steppe

By next Christmas Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will be under a giant, permanent tent. Astana was not even the capital of Kazakhstan until 10 years ago, when President Nazarbayev decided to move it from Almaty. Astana, the new capital, is in the central steppes, where temperatures reach -30C in winter. The new tent will change all that. Covered in ...

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House-in-a-Box

Adam Kalkin has designed a unique and interesting house. The house itself is a rather ordinary two-story house, but what makes it interesting is that it’s completely surrounded by a large industrial shed. The shed was constructed around the house in 2001, and the interior was set up as an extended living space, with a variety of furniture, multiple levels, ...

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Firefox 3.0 alpha “Gran Paradiso” already available for download

Shouldn’t Mozilla be spending their time fine tuning Firefox 2.0 before letting outlandish future projects get in the way? Of course they should, but in today’s lightining speed internet world, the name of the game is more, more, faster, more productive, more, more. So for those who love getting their hands on early software, here’s a little 3.0 goodness to ...

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Greenhouse’s USB ashtray, smell the fresh air!

Tired of people picking on you for your disgusting and lung damaging habit? Smoker’s are in for a treat this holiday. This Christmas, do you and you’re family a favor and ask for one of these for your stocking. For a mere 500 yen ($4 and change), treat yourself to a gift that keeps on giving. Pop this baby in ...

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Fujitsu announces 300GB 2.5″ hard drive

With a capacity like this, that’s a crap load of pirated movies you could fit on this thing! The announcement of Fujitsu’s 300GB 2.5″ hard drive, notebook owners can soon have as much storage space as most desktops on the market. There’s no estimated price in the press release, but we are guessing it’s going to be something like $2000, ...

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This Hat Will Drive You Insane

Or at least make other people think you are. The Muttering Hat, created by Kate Hartman, is an interactive art piece designed to get people to think about the indistinct, half-formed thoughts that float through their heads all day. The hat is composed of mp3 players, headphones, speakers, plastic funnels, and microphones, all enclosed in felt. The hat’s two earpieces ...

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iRiver Now Making Altoid Tins

The upcoming iRiver S7 has fans of the company’s digital audio players eagerly awaiting its release. The leaking of a spec sheet a few weeks back only added fuel to the fire. Recently released pictures of the upcoming player have some people a bit confused, however. The pictures show a player nearly the exact size and shape of an Altoids ...

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Fabric Keyboard/Carrying Case for UMPCs

‘Smart fabric’ company Eleksen has created a prototype fabric keyboard that doubles as a carrying case for a UMPC. It’s nice to see alternative keyboards like this, because while computer technology has advanced in many other areas, keyboards have remained mostly static. The device consists of a network of sensors and wires sewn into a neoprene wallet-case. Steve at The ...

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The Power Glove Wiimote Mod!

The launch of the Wii came and went with only a couple riots as the consequence. If you missed out on the Wii rush, fist fights and all, we both envy and pity you. But despite our black eyes, and your lack of a gaming console, we now all get to join hands and enjoy the crazy mods that are ...

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