Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lost Planet 2 Figures~

Lost Planet 2 doesn’t just arrive digitally in May 2010 but also physically with two bad-ass PVC mecha figures via Kotobukiya; each stands 5.5″-6″ tall with over 20 points of articulation~

via : kotous

Ports, We Need More Ports: 80 Hole USB Hub~

Need more USB ports? Who doesn't, amirite? Well then look no further than Thanko's 80-port USB panel. At $200, there's really no reason not to buy a half dozen. Plus, adjustable voltage. WEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOO!!~

Unless you run a 'Rent-A-Port' by the minute business (genius) or make something in bulk that needs to be charged before selling, why the hell would you need one of these? Don't get me wrong, I'm still buying two, but that's only because I have 160 USB humping dogs and think it would be hysterical to see them all going at it simultaneously. Wouldn't that be funny? You'd watch it on Youtube, right?~

via : thanko

LotR Animated: Remastered~

Buy the one 1978 animated film to rule them all with Lord of the Rings: Remastered Deluxe Edition; it includes remastered audio and video plus a 30 minute interview with director Ralph Bakshi~

via : dvdempire

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Last South China Tiger~

At first glanse, this image looks like a photo of a tiger's face. Look again, you'll notice that the tiger's face is actually painted on the back of three women. Cool, by body painter Craig Tracy. Entitled “The Last South China Tiger”, this project is part of Save China’s Tigers‘ efforts to protect the remaining striped felines in China~

via : mymodernmet

Friday, January 29, 2010

Nuclear fusion ignition now closer than ever~

Controlled nuclear fusion just got a whole lot closer to reality. This week, researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory fired up 192 gigantic lasers to a mind-boggling level of 1 megajoule for the first time, approaching the hellish situation needed to ignite a controlled nuclear fusion reaction for the first time.

Now that they've broken the megajoule barrier, when will they reach that illusive goal of creating the first human-controlled sun? Could be as early as this summer, when they start shooting this immense energy at targets consisting of pencil-eraser-sized gas-filled capsules~

Keeping things under control, the scientists hope to start the fusion reaction with these uber-lasers, taking out many times more energy than they put in. After that, they need to make this practical enough to place on the back of a Delorean, and voilà! Mr. Fusion!~

via : fastcomapany

Samsung's first 3D Blu-ray player now available for pre-order~

Sure, 3D TVs aren't available yet, nor are 3D Blu-ray discs. But hey, if you're in the market for a new Blu-ray player, you might as well buy one that'll work with that stuff when it does eventually roll out~

Samsung's BD-C6900 (catchy!) is the company's first 3D Blu-ray player, and you can now pre-order it for yourself on Amazon. It might seem silly now, but if you every want to get on board with 3D in the home, it'll be even dumber to have to buy another Blu-ray player in 18 months because you didn't right now~

via : engadget

Debut Trailer: Vanquish~

San Francisco gets a nose job courtesy the not-so-friendly skies in this debut trailer for Vanquish; details are scarce, but the game is helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and looks amazing~

make sure to watch in full screen~

via : GT

Dungeons & Dragons Banned In Prison (Selling Your Ass For Cigarettes Still OK) ~

Kevin T. Singer (and boy does he sing in the shower, let me tell you), a 33 year-old serving a life sentence for first-degree intentional homicide, recently lost a federal lawsuit to allow him and other inmates to play Dungeons & Dragons in the slammer. Maybe you shouldn't have killed that person, Kev!

"Prison officials enacted the ban in 2004 after an inmate sent an anonymous letter expressing concern about Singer and three other inmates forming a "gang" focused around playing the game~

Singer was told by prison officials that he could not keep the materials because Dungeons & Dragons "promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling," according to the ruling. The prison later developed a more comprehensive policy against all types of fantasy games, the court said~

The appeals court said the prison's policy was reasonable and did not violate Singer's rights"

Pfft, rights -- I don't even have any and I'm not even in the can. Well, technically, I actually am in the can. And you know what else I don't have in here? TP. Sorry, right hand, you know what you have to do~

via : youbentmywookie

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blu-ray: Yojimbo & Sanjuro~

Get a double-dose of Akira Kurosawa’s legendary samurai-meets-spaghetti western flicks with the Yojimbo & Sanjuro two-pack; it’s an HD 1080p 2.35:1 transfer with Dolby Digital 3.0~

via : amazon

Wait, What?: Certified Virgin Certificates~

People can tell by your social awkwardness, you don't need a certificate. Also, isn't selling $1 virgin diplomas to people who "feel like a virgin, or want to be a virgin again" encouraging deception? And deception, as we all know, is the mantra of the Decepticons. Don't get me wrong, I still ordered like fifty certificates with a bunch of my aliases, but still. Do as I say, not as I do~

Certified Virgin

via : certifiedvirgin

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WANT: Tron Legacy Light-Bike In Real Life~

Created by toymaker Spin Master to help promote the movie (which doesn't come out for another 11 months, by the way), it looks pretty awesome. They'll be making more reasonably-sized versions for sale as, you know, toys, closer to the release of the movie~

via : gizmodo

Chimps given cameras to shoot their own movie~

To paraphrase Quentin Tarantino, Bring out the Chimp!~

via : dailymail

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Not In Your Uniforms!: Stormtroopers Dancing To Wonder Girls' Hit 'Nobody'~

I'm not familiar with South Korean girl band Wonder Girls, but, to my credit, I stopped listening to new music in the 90's. But maybe you have. Maybe you shake your ass to it before bed at night with just your underwear on. That's cool. Regardless, this is a video of a bunch of stormtroopers dancing to their smash hit 'Nobody'. And I think I speak for the entire Galactic Empire when I say, "WHAT THE F*** DO YOU GUYS THINK YOU'RE DOING?!" I smell a round of Force-chokes coming on!~

via : toysrevil

Eye Stop Concept~

The Cool concept of bus shelter, Eye Stop Concept, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the Eye Stop, you can find the route of home from an interactive map~

via : fubiz

Monday, January 25, 2010

'Hot Tub Time Machine~

It's like H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, except the time machine is a hot tub, and instead of Morlocks there are jokes about how the '80s were hilarious. Also, John Cusack, Darryl from The Office, Rob Corddry, Michael Cera's friend, and some sort of party bear are there~

via : yahoo

Wii Classic Controller Pro coming to the US this April~

Japan's been enjoying the new-and-improved Wii Classic Controller Pro for some time now, but us Yanks are finally getting our chance to grab one come April. This upgraded version of the standard Classic Controller plus into a Wiimote, just like the old version, but it also features two extra shoulder buttons and a new set of grips for more comfortable marathon gaming~

It'll set you back $20, or you can get it bundled with Monster Hunter Tri~

via : gizmodo

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Harry Potter Section Of Universal Studios' Islands Of Adventure Coming This Spring~

Maybe you already knew this because you're a Hogwarts graduate but Universal Studios is opening a Harry Potter themed section of its Islands of Adventure park in Orlando this spring. Magic! From what i can tell it's gonna be like three rides and twelve ridiculously overpriced restaurants and stores. Whee! (Get me a new wizard hat) Speaking of Harry Potter, you know what I saw the other day? Some grown-ass adult driving around with a 'My Parents Blatantly Hid My Hogwarts Acceptance Letter' bumper sticker on his car. So you know what I did? I honked to get his attention and then waved my own little wand at him. Yeah, it was pretty magical~

Official Site

via : geekologie

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Congrats: World's Largest Pokémon Collection~

(larger shot HERE). Congratulations, Lisa, you could have sent yourself to college.The 21-year-old, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, has spent 13 years building up the collection which she said has swelled to more than 13,400 since it was counted by Guinness record-checkers last year and fills most of the house she shares with mother Sharon.

''To be in the new Gamer's Edition and to hold a world record for something you feel so passionate about is just an indescribable feeling,'' she said.

''My family have been incredibly supportive considering the collection takes up the whole house, including my mother's room!

''I've even named the room where my main collection resides Pokemon Centre Europe.''

We all strive for different things. Some people strive for greatness, but Lisa -- Lisa here strives for fifteen of the same stuffed animal~

via : telegraph

Don't Even Act Like You're Not Into This~

You are SOOO into this. And so am I. IMPALE ME!~

But seriously, WTF????????????

via : youtube

Friday, January 22, 2010

Alien World On Planet Earth~

These pictures were taken by Anatoly Beloshchin in the cave Cenote Angelita, Mexico.
Here’s his description: “We are 30 meters deep, fresh water, then 60 meters deep – salty water and under me I see a river, island and fallen leaves… Actually, the river, which you can see, is a layer of hydrogen sulphide~

via : fortuna

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bungie Donating All Profits From Bungie Store To Red Cross Disaster Relief Until March~

That's right, from now until the end of February all profits from Bungie's online store will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. It's Bungie's way of saying, "We care". And also, "Thanks for making us a gazillion dollars playing Halo". But seriously folks: for those of you who have been hesitant to donate, here's an opportunity to help make a change AND get something for your money~

Bungie's Online Store
The Red Cross

via : bungie

Ooh La La: A Provocative Pac-Man Costume~

i think a cherry would have been better than a ghost, although i would eat either of them. ;) ~

via : hawtness

Man Soars To 15,000ft In Balloon-Rigged Office Chair~

Jonathan Trappe went and attached 55 industrial strength helium balloons to an office chair and took to the skies above North Carolina. Just like a bird.

After spending two years in training and upwards of £45,000 (~$74K) on the adventure, this was the technical project manager's first ever cluster balloon flight. He reached a height of 14,783 feet after strapping the industrial-strength balloons to the steel-cased chair and setting off from an airport in North Carolina~

'I took two years before this flight gaining my Federal Aviation Administration licence to fly helium balloons as well as hot air balloons,' said Mr Trappe. Using only a sharp knife to burst the balloons, Mr Trappe explained the difference between bursting a normal party balloon and one used in cluster ballooning~

'Every time you burst the balloon there follows a juddering shot,' he said~

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Norm Macdonald Hails Conan "The New King Of Late Night"~

you gotta love Norm~

via : nbc

Eolic - Foldable Wind-Powered Generator~

The Eolic is a wind-powered foldable generator. Designed by Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano. This concept is designed to create an easily foldable power generator to be used in the construction at places where there is no electric service. The generator can also be used to replace the electric service in small housing. All the equipment can be stored together in one package in order to provide an easy operation. It is made of the ultra light materials like aluminum and carbon fiber~

via : ecofriend

Microsoft to launch Zune phone soon?

Being an equal opportunity rumormonger, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you there could be a Zune Phone in your future. The "Project Pink" rumors have welled up again, fired up by a highfalutin' analyst at Jefferies named Katherine Egbert. She claims her inside sources are leaking info about a Microsoft phone to be rolled out in the next couple of months~

It'll be based on WindowsMobile7, with the same video resolution as the ultra-sharp 720p Zune HD, a 5-megapixel camera, and some sort of subscription music service (can you spell Z-U-N-E?). if the quality of this alleged phone is anywhere near the excellent Zune HD, my interest is piqued~

via : allthingsdigital

NASA claims its quiet one-person electric aircraft is real~

Is it possible for a one-person electric plane to take off vertically and fly 300 mph? NASA says yes, and shows us how it's done with Puffin, a single-passenger aircraft that's 10 times quieter than the most hushed helicopters. The design, accomplishing the same goal as a jetpack with a cockpit, could be the closest man has ever come to flying like a bird~

Using today's technology, Puffin can cruise for 50 miles, but aerospace engineers at NASA say that range could triple by 2017~

via :nasa

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Penny Shooter~

Business card that shoots pennies~ Pretty Awesome~

via : youtube

Pogo - Alice~

Pogo's electronic mastery has spliced together bits and pieces of samples that are nearly all from the world-recognized film Disney's Alice in Wonderland~

via : youtube

Monday, January 18, 2010

Les Dangereux by Daniel Klug~

Les Dangereux from RedForty on Vimeo.

A vacationing ninja finds true love, but it's much more than he expected~

via : vimeo

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Legend Teaser: God of War III~

Part of the God of War III: Ultimate Edition, the Unearthing the Legend documentary gets teased; it reveals the origins of Kratos and is hosted by Mr. Robocop himself (aka Peter Weller)~

via : GT

How To Make A Michael Cera Movie~

click on the pic for larger version~

via : buzzfeed

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How Did They Make Zeppelins?~

Ever wondered how a beast like the Hindenburg zeppelin—a gigantic 803 feet in length and 130 feet in diameter structure—was built in the 1930s? Here's the answer: With the biggest ladders you can possibly imagine~

via : ohgizmo

Tell Someone They Inspired Your Pee Dribble~

4 Gocco printed cards with the text “Every Time I Think of You A Little Pee Comes Out” and blank inside. The cards are printed on 80 lbs. white card stock and are 5 1/2 tall and 4 1/2 wide (A2) with hand clipped rounded corners so know one poke their eye out. All cards come with envelopes~

Is this good or bad? Send this card and pass the confusion along. By the way, Nice job dodging shame… They make way too big a deal out of it anyway~

via : supermarkethq

final fantasy xiii party bus hits the mean streets of san francisco~

According to 1UP, the bus rolled up to their offices early this morning, no doubt to the surprise and delight of their resident RPG guru, Jeremy Parish. Inside of the bus the 1UP editors found four gaming stations – two PS3 and two Xbox 360 – and enough room for up to eight people. Since the English version of Final Fantasy XIII is about to drop in a little over a month (3.09.10) it’s a safe bet that they were treated to the finished product~

via : 1up

Black Milk Printed Collection ~

Space Invader tights among others by the Black Milk Collection, for $80 As seen on Too Many Tights~

via : toomanytights

Samurai Sword Chopsticks Dispatch Sushi With Honor~

There are three sets of chopsticks in the samurai sword series—all named after actual 17th century Japanese Samurai (Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura and Maeda Keiji). Remember, great responsibility comes with owning an instrument of this caliber. Should you drop even one roll, you must stab yourself with a chopstick to retain you honor~

via : bigbadtoystore

Friday, January 15, 2010

Awesomeness: RoboCop as a rap song. ALL OF IT!~

Crazy RoboCop rap, incorporating clips, score music and actual dialogue~

via : chud

'Tekken' Trailer Makes Notion of Fighting Boring~

Wait, isn't there supposed to be a guy with a leopard head? If I know my Tekken (I don't), there should be a guy with a leopard head. Otherwise, how do I know I'm not just watching an MMA tournament someone added a ludicrous family murder plot to?~

via : iwatchstuff

Free: First Person Tetris~

In Soviet Russia, Tetris block rotates you (thanks CG): we strongly suggest you take dramamine pills before playing First Person Tetris, and if that’s not available, a few shots of vodka~

via : firstpersontetris

WTF: Pee Without Noise Stool – Yeah, Apparently This Is Real~

If you’re self-conscious about making too much noise when you’re going you-know-what in the you-know-where, you can now get yourself a special stool because apparently just sitting isn’t manly enough. Based on exhaustive research involving a tea pot and a toilet bowl, the Pee Without Noise Stool puts you closer to the, um, action, keeping unwanted sounds to a minimum. And what will you be paying to save face the next time you’re in the loo? How about $76 for a wooden ‘Eco’ model or $98 for a ‘DX’ model which is made of polyurethane instead~

via : ohgizmo