Gadgets

Nike Patents Back to the Future II Style Sneaker

A few weeks back we posted about a homemade pair of Back to the Future II style sneakers which were controlled through an Arduino microcontroller. The premise was good and so was the effort, but the motor on the back of the shoes was just too much of an eyesore to be practical. But we might be seeing a much ...

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Netflix Releases Official iPhone and iPod Touch Apps

Netflix promised their iPhone and iPod Touch apps would be released this summer, and here they are. Netflix officially launched their Netflix for iPhone and iPod Touch apps today into the App Store. Netflix subscribers can use this app to stream your Instant Watch movies and TV shows right from your devices. I checked out the iPhone version of the ...

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Cube Bracelet is a Perfect Gift for Your Geeky Hipster Girlfriend

If your girlfriend is a fan of geometry, cubes or just really unique jewelry, this Cube Bracelet is the perfect way to show your girl that you care about her interests. Even some guys might wear this bracelet if they’re nerdy enough to rock their geometric love with a piece of unisex jewelry. Currently sold out from 80’s Purple, the ...

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GEARdeals: Samsung Captivate for $.01 From Amazon

The newest talk of a possible iPhone killer comes in the form of the Android-running Samsung Captivate, the AT&T reincarnation of Verizon’s Galaxy S. Until August 1, you can catch grab the Captivate for only $.01, which is a $199.98 savings from the retail price (with a new 2 year contract), plus the activation fee is waived, so you’re saving ...

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L.A. Prison Using Experimental ‘Pain Ray’ to Keep Inmates on Their Best Behavior

Prison inmates aren’t necessarily known for their stellar behavioral records. And California’s Pitchess Detention Center, where there had already been a recorded 257 inmate-on-inmate assaults and 19 assaults on deputies over the fist half of this year, thought it was time to start testing different methods to control the prison population. Enter Raytheon’s Assault Intervention Device, a seven-and-a-half-foot-tall device designed ...

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Musician Turns Trombone Into Functioning Flamethrower

This is what happens when you have spare musical instruments sitting around your house and a little too much time on your jazz hands. Jonathan Crawford, also known as YouTube user jnthncd took one of his spare trombones and turned it into a fully-functional flamethrower. Powered by a barbecue ignition system, propane, a temperature gauge to let the blower know ...

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A Lamp Shade Made Out of Aviator Sunglasses

I’m a fan of aviator sunglasses. And it’s not because I’m trying to fit in with a particular douche bag clique. I’m beyond that. I just like the way they fit my face. I admire their style. The Celebrity Lamp by Deeply Madly Living is a light source with a twist. The lamp shade is made out of 40 pairs ...

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Disposable Flask: The Capri Sun for Alcoholics

For some people, a full-sized flask is just too much bulk to heft around. If you’re out and about all day and nary have a chance to stop by your place and drop off unneeded pocket fodder, showing up to your court ordered AA meeting with a flask-sized bulge in your pocket isn’t the smartest thing you can do. The ...

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Telescopic iPhone 4 Lens Shoots the Moon

Don’t get me wrong. The new 5 megapixels sensor of the iPhone 4 is a vast improvement over other iPhone models, but it just doesn’t do the trick for taking some of the detailed, intricate photos some of us enjoy taking. Japanese stargazer Jurilog decided that instead of using a DSLR camera, he wanted to use the iPhone 4 to ...

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Realistic Chocolate Cake Postcard

The best part of any birthday party is the moment they whip out the cake. It’s the reason people still show up to birthdays. At least, that’s why they show up to mine. And who can blame them? Cake is a staple of the birthday party experience. The Cake Mail chocolate cake postcard is an ultra-realistic mailable piece of confectionery ...

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