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Honda Connects Your Brain To The Robot

The world just got a little creepier. Honda, the company that made your sister’s ’02 Civic, has developed a way to transmit brain signals to a robot, allowing humans to control robots remotely. Honda has “read patterns of electric currents on a person’s scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when a person thinks about four simple movements ...

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Noby Noby Boy Coming To iPhone

Noby Noby Boy is a weird bag. I bought it for the Playstation 3 a few weeks ago and have played it intermittently since. I like to get drunk, come home and stretch that penis boy as long as I can get that fucker. After 10 minutes, I upload my length, turn it off and pass out. At this rate, ...

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An ASIMO of Our Own: 1/8 Scale Action Figure For The Masses

Sure, you could argue that this 6″ tall ASIMO action figure is only 1/8 the bot that the real ASIMO is, but mini-ASIMO would beg to differ. It’s the heart and soul of a robot that really matter! Everything else is just scrap metal. The time for usto have a real ASIMO bot in our home will eventually come, but ...

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Pac-Man Stools

I love the look of these handmade stools that were spotted over in Japan. There’s a Pac-Man stool and then four additional stools shaped like ghosts. That’s right, take a seat and plop down on top of Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. They won’t mind. After all, they’re inanimate objects from a 1980s video game. Link

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Skiing the Slopes as You Drop The Browns Off at the Ole Swimming Hole

Talk about being scared shitless. Coca-Cola has gone all hardcore with the marketing of their new Georgia Max Coffee brand, redesigning a number of toilets at some of the most popular ski resorts in Japan. And really, where else could something this absurdly awesome exist? The fully wrapped bathroom walls simulate the experience of a skier on all sides of ...

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Japanese Robot Teaches Children

I really have to lay off the news from Akihabara and Tokyo. Every time I write about something that’s from Japan, it’s usually disgusting, weird or downright wrong. Here we have a robot that acts as a teacher for first graders in Japan. It can speak various languages, take attendance, and has over 18 motors for controlling facial expressions. Creepy? ...

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Control Gadgets With That Beautiful Punim Of Yours

The next time you’re shopping for jock straps at the mall, be on the lookout for guy or girl with the messed up face. I’m not talking about some huge tumor hanging off of a chin here, I’m talking about people who have the latest Japanese accessory for controlling their iPod. It’s called the Mimi Switch and it allows the ...

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Magic Carpet Ride: ISS Edition

The Japanese are at it again. This time around, the country that brought us underground bike storage will be going to outer space for some wacky feats. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is set to perform 16 different zero-gravity tasks that were chosen by the people of Japan aboard the International Space Station’s Kibo module later this month. Koichi will attempt ...

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Underground Storage For Japanese Bike Owners

Here in New York City, there are a few select parking garages that are an example of master engineering. In Japan, the same concept applies to bicycles. Giken’s Eco-Park system involves an underground storage unit that is earthquake-proof and can hold a good number of bicycles (~50). For about $30, you can store your ride here each month and retrieve ...

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