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  • CES 2008: Cooler Master's VW case is crunchy, should stay on the shelf

    CES 2008: Cooler Master's VW case is crunchy, should stay on the shelf

    Cooler Master makes pretty decent computer cases, but I’m taking issue with this licensed VW bus case. It’s like this: If you mod your case to become a VW bus, then you’re a college student with too much time to kill who likes Phish and calling people “braugh”, but if you buy it off the shelf like that, then you want to be a college student with too much time to kill… Read More

  • "Lunar Resonant" LED streetlamps to reduce energy cost by 90 percent

    "Lunar Resonant" LED streetlamps to reduce energy cost by 90 percent

    Raise your hand if you knew that streetlamps accounted for 38 percent of all energy used on lighting in the USA. Very good, children! It’s true. And now, the Civil Twilight Design Collective has designed an award-winning light-aware streetlamp that would adjust its intensity based on the brightness of the moon. By using this technology and LEDs instead of the steam-age sodium bulbs we have… Read More

  • MP3, Wireless, Video-Enabled Yoga Mat Concept

    MP3, Wireless, Video-Enabled Yoga Mat Concept

    It’s just a concept piece, but this could be the yoga mat of the future. You heard me. With a built-in MP3 player and stereo speakers, your Enya can be literally at your fingertips (if you’re tight with the Down Dog form), and with the streaming video playback on the mat itself, no matter how you twist, you’ll be able to see your instructors. If this Wi-Fi enabled thing ever… Read More

  • Google and PG&E Test Crazy New Hybrid Vehicles

    Google and PG&E Test Crazy New Hybrid Vehicles

    We’re RICH! Not content with hegemonic domination of the Internets, Google is now seeking dominion over the open road. Earlier this week (read: yesterday), Google and Pacific Gas & Electric tested a collection of hybrid vehicles that could turn the industry on its head (roof?). Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Glowworm Edition

    Daily Crunch: Glowworm Edition

    Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade The Coolest Halo 3 Figurines Ever Hippy Bath in a Bag LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years? Why You Can’t Just Go Ahead and Post“09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0″ Read More

  • Hippies Take a Moment Away from Hackysack and Joints to Break DRM

    Hey, hippies. Stick to protesting logging and the war and stop going on camera to describe ways to disable Apple DRM. It seems the folks at the MIT Media Lab “held a party” to install RockBox on lots of iPods and recorded it. The result, as we see, is not pretty. via Secret Diary Read More

  • Pedal Power To The People, Mobiles

    I’m far to lazy to ever get any use out of such equipment, but some of you might not be. Motorola’s pedal charger is exactly what it sounds like: a phone charger powered by your bike. As you careen and galavant around town on your Schwinn your mobile gets juiced. A great idea for bike messengers, bike cops, or Critical Mass hippies. No pricing yet, but we’re not totally convinced… Read More

  • BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series

    BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series

    Oh this is cool and I’m not just referring to the temperature of the hydrogen. This prototype BMW 7-series sedan was featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It can run on both gas and hydrogen and can switch between the two fuel sources in case you can’t find a hydrogen fueling station. It currently uses BMW’s 6-liter V-12, but BMW engineers say that with further development, a… Read More