Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pepsi Azuki~

It’s time for a new seasonal Pepsi flavor. Azuki bean flavor Pepsi will hit stores across Japan on October 20th and cost 140 yen per bottle. It follows in the footsteps of Pepsi’s other bizarre seasonal flavors: Pepsi Ice Cucumber, Pepsi Blue Hawaii, and Pepsi Shiso~

via : pepsi

Halo inspired Xbox 360 Casemod~

Look, modder EvilDan has created an Halo-inspired Xbox 360 casemod over on deviantART. The casemod features Master Chief and Covenant Elite on top, with the former holding a LED grenade that lights up~

via : deviantart

MGS: Philanthropy~

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy from Hive Division on Vimeo.

It’s no Hollywood blockbuster, but what Hive Division lacks in budget they make up for with passion in Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy; this first part of three runs just under an hour~

via : mgs-philanthropy/vimeo

Boom box tote bag actually plays your music~

This tote bag is designed to look like a sweet retro boom box, which is great. But what elevates it to the next level is the fact that the speakers actually work, and it's got a jack for your iPod or other MP3 player built right in. Just unzip the cassette compartment, pop in your player of choice, and you've got a boom box that can also hold your workout clothes. Amazing~

via : thedailywhat

Sure, Why Not?: Neon Tetris On Skateboards~

This is a video of 36 skateboarders playing a game of human Tetris on some hill in San Francisco while wearing giant neon shapes on their heads~

via : youtube

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

See what the X-Men would look like as their cool Manga selves~

Many of our longest-lasting pop culture characters owe a large part of their success to their malleability, their retention of what makes them special in the face of regular re-invention in forms that run the gamut from the inspired to the totally lame~

The X-Men are of course no X-eption, an attribute that leads us to today's case in point, X-Men Misfits #1 (Del Rey Manga Original, $12.99). Written by Kainaq Telgemeir and Dave Roman, and drawn by Anzu, it presents a manga version of Marvel's mutants so removed from the world of cataclysmic battles for the fate of the world than Professor Xavier can only chuckle paternally when new student Kitty Pryde brings up the word "superhero" in his presence~

This is an X-Men almost entirely concerned with the social politics of Xavier's school, where the Hellfire Club is the clique dominated by all the popular kids, and Kitty's greatest concern is not fighting Magneto (who happens to be one of the "hot" teachers), but deciding among several possible candidates for boyfriend~

via : comicmix

60-foot robot statue being built~

Gigantor—or Tetsujin 28-go ("Iron Man #28") as he was known in the land of the rising sun—was the first giant robot featured in manga, which of course means the Japanese needed to build a "life-size" version of him in Kobe as an homage to his greatness~

If you grew up in the U.S. in the '60s or '70s, you can no doubt sing you the theme song for the show, which, like Speed Racer, was a watered-down adaptation of a Japanese anime; in this case Tetsujin 28-go, based on the manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama released in 1956~

via : cnet

The Evel Knievel Children's Chopper~

It is the limited-edition children's replica of the street cruiser ridden by American motorcycle daredevil Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel. "Knievel, who set the world record by jumping over 19 cars, preferred riding his chopper when not performing stunts." Powered by a 12-volt motor and with top speed at 4 mph. The Evel Knievel Children's Chopper($400) features a low-slung seat, high handlebars, extended front fork, chrome-finish trim, working headlight and training wheels. The very cool children chopper! For ages 3 to 6~

via : hammacher

Monday, September 28, 2009

Piet Indoor Stove~

Piet is a chimney-free indoor stove by Fredrik Hylt n-Cavallius. It uses ethanol instead of wood. With a brass reflector, this stove gives off no smoke or soot and can be placed wherever convenient. There is a layer of rock wool fire insulation between the reflector and the outer ceramic shell, so Piet can be placed near walls or furniture. I love it, beautiful~

via : mocoloco

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wooden PS3 Controller~

Check out this wooden PS3 controller from Singibigi. Dubbed “Joytron,” the controller is compatible with PS3, PS2 and PC. Unlike those plastic controllers, it has a wooden grace that makes it stand out when it comes to choosing a home arcade controller. The wooden grace is backed by a reasonable price tag of $39. I wish it was wireless, nonetheless, it has its own grace~

via : technabob

Domsai Terrariums aka Plant People~

Meet the Domsai! Space men from another planet? Try Milan, where these about-10-inch ETs debuted at 2009’s Design Week and we’re thrilled to be among the very first to introduce here. Matteo Cibic—a multi-threat creative director for architecture, design and ad brands—describes his little guys as a kind of tamagotchi for our desk or side table. Unlike those pedestrian technical toys that require "feeding," the Domsai is high design and beautiful and actually requires a bit of water and sunlight. User interaction is a hallmark of Matteo's work~

via : aplusrstore

Pure Sensia DAB & WiFi Radio with Facebook Apps~

The leading manufacturer of DAB and Internet radios - Pure has announced the Sensia(£250 about $405; October 2009), a DAB & WiFi Radio with a 5.7-inch touchscreen(640 x 480). The Sensia gives you 'a unique way to enjoy internet radio content and podcasts, DAB and FM radio stations, your own music collection via Wi-Fi. There's also an alarm, countdown and sleep timers, a headphone socket, an RF remote and some custom iPhone style Pure Apps such as weather, news, Picasa, Facebook and Twitter~

via : engadget

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Glorious Dawn~

Forget rap, forget the news, THIS is what auto-tune was meant for! Carl Sagan sings his lovely prose about our wonderful universe with an appearance by Stephen Hawking~

via : geeksaresexy

Friday, September 25, 2009

D&D Flavored Jones Soda~

These awesome D&D-themed flavors of Jones Soda, including Dwarven Draught, Eldritch Blast, Bigby��s Crushing Thirst Destroyer, Sneak Attack and of course the Potion of Healing~

via : myjones

2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Concept~

The 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge powered by 426hp 6.1L V8 engine, and features a 32-inch LCD, two Sony VAIO laptops, a PlayStation 3, Nespresso machine, and even a Vertu Constellation phone~

"A 32-inch electrically deployed LCD screen is integrated into the partition wall behind the front seats. It serves as monitor for the computer system with Sony Vaio notebook and Wireless LAN network for connecting additional notebooks to the on-board network and for connecting to the internet via UMTS. A Sony Playstation 3 game console plays Blu-ray movies and games such as the racing simulator Gran Turismo 5 in stunning clarity on the big screen, which can also display the images from the digital TV tuner. The large screen can also be used in split-screen mode to simultaneously monitor the images from the various external cameras.
The audio signals of the various sources are carried in highest perfection Dolby Surround by a sound system custom-designed for the Viano~

The equipment of the customized Viano can be completed with an exclusive mobile phone. The Vertu Constellation weighs just 140 grams (5 oz.) and features quad-band technology for use in 180 countries across the world. The housing is made from a fancy combination of stainless steel, scratch-proof sapphire glass and the same supple leather that covers the Viano Lounge interior~

BRABUS also provides on-board refreshments: A generously dimensioned refrigerator is part of the exclusive Lounge Concept equipment of the BRABUS Viano as is a Nespresso coffee maker of the latest generation...

via : seriouswheels

Jason Carves Anime Characters Out of Wood~

Harnessing the power of everyone’s favorite hockey mask-wearing homicidal maniac, this nameless figure wielding a chainsaw as big as a man and forgoes carving up promiscuous teenagers in favor of blocks of wood in the form of anime characters such as Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid2 software and Mio Akiyama from K-on~

via : gigazine

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trailer : First Squad~

Debuting today at the Alamo Drafthouse and opening in Russia 10/15, I don’t get a word of this First Squad anime trailer–but what I saw rocks: WW2, zombie knights and Nazis~

via : youtube

Ninja Kunai USB Drive~

A dangerously metal USB drive shaped like a ninja knife, it just makes sense. The 2GB Ninja Kunai drives cost $125 and are in no way, shape or form safe for airplane travel. Or train. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't even drive anywhere with one. Because I used to keep a little pen knife on my keychain and now I push the gas with a peg. Which brings me to an important point: Pirate for hire. Now I know what you're thinking, and yes, I do bachelor parties~

via : geekologie

Geometric Cans Look Cool, Prevent Rolling~

Conceptualized by Dzmitry Samal, these new Coca-Cola cans would be manufactured using impact extrusion and not roll off the counter should one fall over. But I've got news for you: if you knock a Coke can over you've got bigger problems than whether it's rolling~

via : gizmodo

Honda U3-X~

Honda U3-X, the automaker's new personal mobility device. U3-X is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the rider��s legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking �C forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally(watch the video). U3-X 's wheel looks like a regular large wheel, but the wheel is actually made up of several small wheels in a series. It weighs under 22 pounds, uses an electric motor, with a seat and foot rests that fold into the device for ride and carry. No word on when it is available, but Honda is planning to show it off next month Tokyo Motor Show 2009~

via : businesswire

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Sunken Tub - Your Home Mini Simmming Pool~

This bathtub(indoor mini pool) is Cool, by Italian designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for the KOS Italy. This bath or pool is a part of the FARAWAY collection and resembles a swimming pool with the illuminated stairs and overspill collector. About the size, it has 2.606m width, 1m high and 4.558m length~

via : ifitshipitshere

Incredible Big Daddy/Bioshock Cosplay~

This Big daddy Cosplay is insanity. It weighs in at about 60 pounds and even features a real spinning drill. Well Done~

via : volpinprops

Ecko Halo 3: ODST Hoodie~

If you want to a Halo 3 hoodie then get this limited edition Halo 3: ODST hoodie($88; October 2009) from Ecko~

"Color-blocked hoodie is zip-front with nylon welt pockets and nylon overlay over fleece. Velcro(R) close hood with self-welt pockets, rib knit sleeve cuffs and hem. 80% cotton / 20% polyester fleece with nylon overlay"~

via : chipchick

R2-D2 mod crams in eight game consoles and a projector~

R2-D2 always seemed to have the right tool for any odd job, whether it be projecting a message of distress or opening up a blast door. Now, thanks to Popular Science reader Brian De Vitis (and PAX attendee, from the look of it), Artoo will also be able to play video games from a long time ago in living rooms far, far away~

From those rows of controllers strewn out on the floor, it looks like Artoo is packing an NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Dreamcast, Playstation, Xbox and — just a guess — PlayStation 2~

The sweetest part? It's also got a built-in projector for playing the games, which shines out of the same spot it did when Leia popped up and told Obi-Wan he was her only hope. There has been no greater legacy console mod than this, to be sure~

via : kotaku

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crazy $80,000 Projection Pool Table System~

Obscura CueLight from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

In addition to this setup, where the balls reveal an image hidden underneath, you can also set it up to have flames track behind the balls, or water that ripples as the balls pass over it. It's a pretty awesome trick, one that works surprisingly smoothly~

They're working on new software that will make it more useful than flashy, too. Imagine playing pool and having the lines where you should shoot projected down on the table, with a computer doing all the math necessary to show you just where to aim and how hard to hit~

via : gizmodo

Monday, September 21, 2009

Trippy Japanese Air Hockey~

via : youtube

NASA Tests New Moon Rover~

NASA's plan is to send humans back to the moon by 2020, including a new exploration vehicle called Lunar Electric Rover (LER). It has 12 pivoting wheels that enable the rover to move in any direction and turn on a dime, and featruing a tilting cockpit for close-up views of the terrain. It runs on batteries and fuel cells~


via : greenautoblog

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Reusable Pokémon Woman Pad Thingies~

I don't even know what to say except WTF, HORF and I would totally tape that to my head like a do-rag. Available for $8 on Etsy, this reusable menstrual pad (I can't believe I'm typing this) is perfect for the Pokémon-loving, environmentally friendly chick~

via : etsy

Meat Baby~

Somebody went and made a baby entirely out of ground beef. Which, funny story: is exactly how God made Adam. Minus the pickle eyes. He used deviled eggs, silly!~

via : thisiswhyyourfat

Saturday, September 19, 2009

PlayStation4 design is probably way too cool to be real~

Sony's new, cheaper PS3 Slim means that the PS4 is probably a ways off yet, but that doesn't mean designers aren't thinking about cool designs for PlayStations of the future~

This one is called PlayStation4 Clear, and comes from Australia based designer Tai Chiem. His ultra sleek rendition mounts a round disc drive on a clear touch screen which shows an index of the disc's contents. This, of course, works on the assumption that future PlayStations will continue to use disc based media, something I wouldn't count on with the continuing move towards online gaming and solid state media~

via : yankodesign

Japanese 'Break The Table' Arcade Game~

This is a video of a Japanese arcade game in which you try to disturb a dinner party by breaking the table. Awesome, I know. That said, I woulda karate-chopped the grain outta that bitch~

via : youtube

Real-Life Mario Piranha Plant Will Likely Eat Your Pets~

Created by artist and avid gamer Kalapusa, this life-sized Piranha Plant illustrates what life might be like if we lived in a world closer to Mario’s world~

Composed of a special mix of acrylics, clay and a strengthened wire skeleton, I wouldn’t get too close to this thing with any animals lighter than 50 lbs. It’s looking mighty hungry. This plant creeps me out sort of like how wax museums creep me out. It has that uncanny thing going on~

via : techblog

Chair is Carved Out Of Volcanic Rock?~

Ian Blasco's Metamorphosis Chair looks like it is carved out of volcanic rock.But no, Actually, the chair is sliced by hand out of 16 layers of expanded polypropylene foam. Pretty cool~

via : nosmartie

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Could Eat It : World's Biggest Hamburger~

It's the world's biggest burger/heart-attacker and it comes courtesy of Steve Mallie of Southgate, Michigan. Guinness Book of World Records officially declared it the biggest after the burger weighed in at 185lbs~

Steve, who owns Mallie Sports Grill, said it took them 15 hours total to bake the burger, but it was worth it. Being in Guinness was always one of Steve's dreams. Steve said, ''I've worked my entire life to build this restaurant and being able to have the notoriety of Guinness makes it just that bit more rewarding.''~

Steve plans to sell the burger at his restaurant for $499~

Who the hell's gonna buy a 200lb, week old hamburger (which, technically, appears to be a cheeseburger) for $500?~

via : dlisted

Forkless Bike~

The Forkless Cruisier Bike looks dangerous? By Olli Erkkila~

via : ollierkkila

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 comes with a 250GB HDD~

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year, so it's no surprise that Microsoft is giving it its own Xbox 360 bundle. But this ain't your normal bundle~

In addition to coming with the game, it comes with a custom case, two wireless controllers and a 250GB hard drive. And that's why it's interesting: the current Xbox 360 Elite has a 120GB HDD, and this new big one won't be available separately~

via : kotaku

Wi-Fi Dowsing Rod makes you look like a confused time traveler~

Do you often look for free Wi-Fi signals? Do you also not mind looking like a total crazyperson? Well, the Wi-Fi Dowsing Rod was designed with you in mind. This device, which is shaped like a y-shaped branch, looks like something that people thought was high technology hundreds of years ago, but was really just a stick. Now you can bring that same sense of futility to your hunt for a signal to check your email on. The future!~

via : miket

Pearly Dreams Sleep Enhancing Toothpaste Is Rockstar Approved~

Using a combination of Melatonin, Balm Mint, Valerian, and Passionflower, Pearly Dreams toothpaste supposedly helps you get a better nights sleep. But don’t take the manufacturer’s word for it—the product is fully endorsed by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford:

“After a night of rocking on tour, there is no better way to get to sleep than with PearlyDreams!”

Yeah, that doesn’t sound like some canned marketing response or anything~

via : pearlydreams

Puzzle Pups Are Kind of Disturbing~

Dismember the St. Bernard and see if you can put his lifeless carcass back together again. Fun for the whole family~

via : officefun

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Ancient Art of Soy Sauce Folding~

Only the greatest origami masters can successfully fold ceramic into a soy sauce-dispensing crane. lol~

via : bibelotshops

Chewie’s First Day of School~

Good luck, big guy! Pay attention, and Oh, don’t rip off anyone’s arms! Why a six-year-old needs a bandoleer we’ll never understand~

via : superpunch

Pirate Batman and you'll drown in poison gas~

If you try to play the pirated version of Batman Arkham Asylum for the PC, you will plunge into a room filled with poison gas~

Not in real life of course. The ESA doesn't have that kind of power. Yet. But this is how Eidos will stymie people who don't have legitimate copies. When Batman leaps into the air, his cape will open, but it won't stay open to let him glide~

The first time you have to do this is to cross a room filled with poison gas. You have to glide to a platform where you can get a line of sight to throw your batarang at the switch that activates a vent, clearing the gas out of the room. But with a pirated version, you will plunge into the gas. This won't kill you, however. One of the slick things in Batman Arkham Asylum is that when you miss a jump, you can simply press a button to rescue yourself with a grappling hook, and then try the jump again. Imagine the frustration at your repeated failures to glide, bat-like, to your destination! Or check out this thread on Eidos' forums~

I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold , like it's said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there~

via : eidos

WTF: Snake With Foot Found, Killed In China~

Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night~

"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw," said Mrs Duan of Suining, southwest China~

Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol~

via : telegraph

Renault unveils space buggy-style Twizy Z.E. concept vehicle~

Renault rocked the auto world recently by showing off the new Twizy Z.E. concept vehicle. The car's futuristic design brings to mind visions of a space exploration surface buggy, sporting hexagonal wheel coverings and headlights as well as neon yellow trimmings~

The company's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, said, "[Twizy's] distinctive layout combines advantages of both two- and four-wheel vehicles, offering maximum agility with stability." Renault won't commit to releasing this exact vehicle design to the public, but hopes to use the 15kW (20hp) electric motor that powers the Twizy in vehicles scheduled to hit the market in 2011~

via : renault

Elecom Soap Mouse~

The Elecom's Soap Mouse is not a mouse shaped soap that cleans your hand. It is a USB mouse looks like soap and features waterproof design. Cool!~

via : coolgadgets