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  • We’ve Got To Embrace It, Man

    We’ve Got To Embrace It, Man

    First, understand that as an employee of AOL, I’m slightly embarrassed but far more amused by our “digital prophet,” David Shing AKA Shingy AKA Miley Scissorhands. His efforts on our behalf to make AOL look cool have, at best, made us look like absolute idiots. Remember, we’re not all him, but sadly he represents us. Read More

  • If You Watch One Video Of An Algae-Eating Autonomous Robot Today, Make It This One

    If You Watch One Video Of An Algae-Eating Autonomous Robot Today, Make It This One

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the nasty, stinky water, the Symbiotic Machine comes along and blows your mind. This little robot, built by designer Ivan Henriques, sucks in dirty water, breaks down the walls of algae cells, and then uses the resulting juice in the same way you use lemon juice to create a simple battery with a copper plate and photocell. Read More

  • Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

    Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

    If you’re into big bicycles with weird, multi-tipped legs, have I got a project for you. Called the Boneshakered Bigwheel (sic), this one-off project by creator Ronald L. Schroer is an unusual trike with legs instead of back wheels. It’s made almost entirely of wood and he’s added an internal “hypno-wheel” to make the experience more pleasant. Read More

  • Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

    Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

    Why settle for a whole bike when a half will do? This decidedly odd Kickstarted bicycle, called the Halfbike, promises a lightweight, speedy ride across town while bringing you the best of running and biking in one weird package. Created by architects Martin Angelov and Mihail Klenov, the bike is at $50,000 of an $80,000 goal and has ten days left. Read More

  • Whaling Is The New Harlem Shake

    Whaling Is The New Harlem Shake

    Have you whaled yet today? It’s the new thing. Whale at the club. Whale at school. Whale in your cubical. Just don’t whale at a funeral. That would be doing it wrong. As the Vines below show, the premise is to act like a whale breaching the water behind an unsuspecting observer. Bonus Internet points are awarded for twisting in the air. Read More

  • Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

    Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

    Sometimes we get the weirdest emails. For example, a few weeks ago someone asked me if I wanted to try the Smart CARA (the Food Cycler in the U.S.), a Korean composting machine that turns food waste into healthy, usable potting soil in about four hours. As a sometimes gardener with a real composter in the back yard, I wondered why anyone would need one of these machines, so I asked to try… Read More

  • The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Don’t Have To

    The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Don’t Have To

    High above a scorched Earth, in a sleek yacht tethered to the tip of the Terra Two spindle, Chancellor Herman Worthy was doing paperwork. His cleaner bots were all asleep and his assistant, a lithe android build to look like a long-dead 2000s era actress, was in her charging case. It was good to be alone. Read More

  • Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    I actually checked to see if today was April Fool’s but, seeing as how it wasn’t and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it’s a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder. To use it you simply strap your arm to the platform (!!!) and wait for the… Read More

  • BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    The story goes BlackBerry senior vice president for software Sebastian Marineau-Mes resigned from his post in late December 2013 after Apple offered him a position as vice president of Core OS. But BlackBerry wouldn’t let him go and sued for breach of contract. Marineau-Mes alleged his contract is not a valid and enforceable one. Read More

  • If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One

    If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One

    You like chicken. You like 3D printed stuff. Why not slam them together to make the ultimate in 3D printable model food? How does that sound? Cool, right? I thought so. So what’s going on here: some designers at iJet in Yokohama, Japan wanted to surprise the staff of Lifehacker. They grabbed a tasty KFC drumstick, scanned it using a high-resolution laser scanner, and then printed it in… Read More