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  • CrunchDeals: Immortality for $12,000

    CrunchDeals: Immortality for $12,000

    Maybe you’ll soon see some well-dressed SWAT team members running around the seedier parts of your neighborhood. They’ll look like they just got off the golf course but they’ll actually each be wearing a $12,000 bulletproof polo shirt by Miguel Caballero. While the previously-reported bulletproof pocket square protects your heart, this handsome shirt will presumably protect… Read More

  • Trap door pool table is a good weekend project

    Finally, a solution to the whole “I wish I had a pool table” problem for those of us living in cramped city apartments. All I’ve needed to do this whole time was cut a big four foot deep rectangular hole in my living room floor and add a hydraulic lift mechanism. I’ll just swing by the Home Depot tomorrow and pick up the supplies. In all seriousness, this looks like… Read More

  • Uwe Boll made himself a video game called 1968 Tunnel Rats

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=40153 Who can’t get enough of Uwe Boll, the loudmouth German director who hates everyone and everything? Good luck for us, then, as Mr. Boll is in the news again, bless his heart. The man is creating a video game, and he wants to call it 1968 Tunnel Rats. Swoon. That up there is the game’s trailer. It looks to be a standard first… Read More

  • Internet-connected toaster burns news into bread

    Internet-connected toaster burns news into bread

    Oh my. It’s this kind of stuff that makes it all worthwhile. I present to you an idea for a toaster that hooks up to your computer and can burn just about anything you throw at it onto the bread you drop into the slots – weather, news, photos – your call. The Scan Toaster is the brainchild of designer Sung Bae Chang and is currently a finalist in the 2008 Electrolux Design… Read More

  • German teens unfairly busted for being awesome

    German teens unfairly busted for being awesome

    Not actually the actual chair the teens actually built in actuality. Two 17-year olds in Germany got busted on Saturday for tooling around town on their undeniably awesome office chair outfitted with a lawnmower engine and bike brakes. It’s being called the world’s fastest office chair but I’d be really interested to see how fast it actually goes and also the office chair… Read More

  • Eidos, WB confirm Batman game, Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Eidos, WB confirm Batman game, Batman: Arkham Asylum


    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet. Today, WB and Eidos announced Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. We sort of already knew there was one coming thanks to Gary Oldman, but now it’s official. Based on the “Dark Knight” storyline, based on conjecture, you will assume the role of Batman and you’re task is to deliver the Joker into the Narrows where the imprisoned swine… Read More

  • E3 2008: Mega Man 9 trailer – yes, it's awesome

    Oh yeah, baby. I’m going to beat this mother in one sitting no matter what. I’m really glad they went back to about the Mega Man 2 era in terms of skills and enemies since that’s the era I rock. I’m going to play some Mega Man tonight with “Eye of the Tiger” on in the background to get ready for this. Read More

  • Finally, a spoon built with food-flinging in mind

    Finally, a spoon built with food-flinging in mind

    Not since the invention of the Spork has such a masterpiece of meal-time enjoyment rocked dinner tables worldwide. Enter, the Zing! Spoon – a spring-loaded spoon with handy finger mount. Let your family know that you know about being cut out of the will with a nice glob of mashed potatoes to the forehead. Tell your girlfriend it’s not her, it’s you with some healthy oatmeal… Read More

  • Video: Leaked footage of Gears of War 2

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1032514%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf There are very few things that I’m looking forward to this year in regards to gadgets, games and gear. Read More

  • Rock Band hack enables the disabled to rock the kit

    Rock Band hack enables the disabled to rock the kit

    As if we don’t like hacks and Rock Band enough as is, here comes a heartwarming mod that hacks a Rock Band drum kit to allow those who can’t use their legs to still hit the kick pedal for the Monsters of Rock score. They disassembled the kick trigger and rewired it to a standard doorbell which was mounted to the drumsticks. It’s not just a concept, it’s specifically… Read More

  • Wheelchair throws flames, scares everyone

    Wheelchair throws flames, scares everyone

    I have a friend who uses a wheelchair every day. He’s quite nimble with it and in fact races wheelchairs and is a known athlete, despite the lack of legs. He’s also got a pretty good sense of humor, that’s why I’m going to show him this all-terrain powered flame-throwing wheelchair. It’s a prototype, though we’re not sure who would ever put this into… Read More

  • Video: Beer Pong for the Wii

    I love playing Beer Pong. It’s what I’ll be doing later tonight and all weekend once I get out of the city for the holiday weekend. Now, the blending of video games and drinking games is a tough act to pull off, but Frat Party Games may have done it with their upcoming WiiWare title. Like any other sport-related game on the Wii, I don’t see the mechanics being true to life… Read More

  • Video: Guitar Hero World Tour

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34271 We’ve all been wondering what GH4 aka Guitar Hero World Tour would be like with drums, vocals, etc. and now we have video of it in action. This is huge. I’m not a fan of the axe in Rock Band and simply love GH for that reason alone, but the social aspect was obviously lacking and that will soon cease to exist. Activision is… Read More

  • Video: Meet IBM's Newton

    This is a promotional video for a “home robot”, and it is awesome. You must watch this all the way through, and then you must comment below. Has anyone ever seen one of these? As always, you’re very welcome. Read More

  • Order this beer pong table NOW!!!

    I played a lot of beer pong and flipper in college. It was fun, but it got a little unsanitary when people forgot to wash the balls after each throw. Drinking beer with whatever filth is on the table or floor is disgusting. My alma mater had a huge contingent of engineers and quite a few of them were in my fraternity, which makes me wonder why none of them thought of this contraption made by… Read More

  • Iron Man vs. GTA IV: They're both winners!

    Iron Man vs. GTA IV: They're both winners!

    There was much speculation — especially on the part of this blogger — that the release of GTA IV the same week as Iron Man might hurt the films revenue, the idea being that nerds would be hunkered down with their Xboxes trying to finish the game, or that many had spent their monthly fun budget on the $60 game, with nothing left for Tony Stark. That’s not the case. In fact… Read More

  • Biodegradable cell phones in the works

    http://www.ideasforlife.tv/externalPlayer.swf It’s a rather long video, but the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group is working with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd to make cell phones with biodegradable parts. It’s a pretty neat idea. Check it out. What are you doing with your old cell phones? Read More

  • Opus 8 mechanical digital watch looks cooler than Elvis and Check Berry combined

    Opus 8 mechanical digital watch looks cooler than Elvis and Check Berry combined

    I’m in love with mechanical digital watches. They remind me of the high-tech mechanical digital alarm clock my dad still uses, one he’s had since before I was born. This watch, by Harry Winston’s shop, is just amazing. It takes the same idea but adds a nice mix of design and ingenuity that’s just plain awesome. Why this type of push-up digital matrix didn’t catch… Read More

  • Video: Jedi Gym trailer

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F851680&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Star Wars is pretty awesome. I can’t think of too many movies with bigger cult followings than Lucas’ epic intergalactic saga. I have… Read More