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Wireless speaker mouse pad takes it way too far

Integration of devices can always be taked one (or more) steps too far. The Wireless Speaker Mouse takes it about four steps too far. 1:You really don’t want crappy speakers at your fingertips. Go buy yourself a decent 2.1 speaker set and forget about this. 2:A calculator in your mousepad? Why? You are sitting at a computer which is made ...

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The Swiss Army Knife of Staplers

Perhaps one of the ugliest gadgets we’ve ever seen, at one time this was probably very useful. But now it has fallen into the bowels of obsolescence. With paper on its way out and desktop calculators way beyond their prime years, this tool might still be of some use to third world countries, but in the Western world, this would ...

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Xbox 360 Controller Calculator Ripoff

This calculator only does a sub-par job of mimicking the Xbox 360 controller. Why, exactly, is this such a ripoff? No friggen Y button. WTF. Do the math. (Hardy-har) We’ve been short-changed. Link

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Replicant: The World’s First Microprocessor-Based Calculator

Retro computer enthusiast Bill Kotaska has successfully built a replica of Busicom’s historic 141-PF printing calculator using vintage Intel chips. It’s the 37th anniversary of the world’s first single chip, customer-programmable microprocessor, the tiny Intel 4004. It was the Japanese calculator maker known as Busicom which later introduced the first product ever built around an Intel microprocessor. So, in light ...

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Tabletop Water-powered Calculator

My father had a water-powered calculator once. I remember specifically when I was little, he’d go over to his magic water bottle, uncork it, pour the magic water into his glass and would go out to the porch for hours. I’d pull on his shirt and ask for ice cream and he’d reply “Go away. I’m calculating.” Now it all ...

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Discs That Probably Won’t Fit In Your PC

Unless you’re a giant living inside of a fantasy novel, I highly doubt you’ll be able to fit these over-sized discs into your computer. Part of Thomas Mailaender’s “Items” project, these gigantic storage medias are better fit for dealing blunt force trauma than providing any data usage. And the madness doesn’t stop at storage. The project also features a massive ...

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Water-Powered Calculator Sounds Dangerous

No need for batteries with this calculator. The Water Powered Calculator runs by the power of hydro. To power the device you just pour water into the rear power panel, place the stopper, and the electrolytes in the water generate enough power to keep this little guy chugging along, squaring your roots. The device is said to be perfectly safe, ...

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Stationoli: The all stationary-in-one gadget

Stationary products are generally small and easy to lose. In fact, I have no idea where the hell my staple removers are right now. That’s right. Removers. Plural, bitches. Maybe if we had learned about something like the Stationoli earlier, we wouldn’t be in the pickle we are now, with many staples in need of removing. The Stationoli provides a ...

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