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  • 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

  • Bitcoiners, Police Yourselves

    Bitcoiners, Police Yourselves

    This is a short post because it’s important but not worth belaboring. This morning, CryptocoinsNews posted a piece on Leah McGrath Goodman. Goodman posted a Facebook update essentially telling her friends that she is in the mountains where she is practicing shooting firearms at night. She said of Bitcoin fans who were harassing her that “They will see this in a different light… Read More

  • TSA Reportedly Demands To Inspect Man’s Luggage For Bitcoin [Updated]

    TSA Reportedly Demands To Inspect Man’s Luggage For Bitcoin [Updated]

    Davi Baker wasn’t quite sure how to comply with the TSA’s demands to inspect his bags for Bitcoin. Baker had found himself in a testy exchange with airport security personnel during an enhanced screening, and they wanted an additional search of his belongings. Read More

  • Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

    Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

    Your fitness band got into my bluetooth headset! No, your bluetooth headset got into my fitness band! Stop! You’re both right! In what I suspect will be a minor blip in the interstitial wearable world, China’s Huawei has announced a Bluetooth sports band complete with pedometer and calorie counter called the TalkBand B1. Why is it called the TalkBand? You can remove the… Read More