• The Ultimate Kinect Hack: Shadow Puppets

    Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo. As you’ll soon see, the Kinect itself isn’t that exciting but the hacks that are coming out definitely are. This hack, which creates a living, breathing digital bird on your wall controlled by your hand motions shows some of the amazing feats of Microsoft-unsanctioned hackery. Read More

  • Video: Man inline skates down roller coaster

    Ask German Dirk Auer about his hobbies and he’d probably mention something about inline skating on roller coaster tracks and behind bobsleds and race cars. Also, maybe he likes scrapbooking! Before hitting 56 miles per hour skating down the Mammoth roller coaster in the above video, Auer also hit 190 miles per hour being pulled — on inline skates, of course, behind a… Read More

  • Mattel Mindflex game available for pre-order

    Hey, Mike. John here. Remember that weird telekinesis game you liked from CES this year? It’s available at Amazon for pre-order, so go ahead and pick it up. It’s going to cost $99 and I personally think it’s garbage but I know you and the TC team were into it so go ahead and buy it. When I’m in town for WWDC I’ll school you all in Jedi mind games. “This is… Read More

  • GizMine: All the crazy Japanese crap you could want in one sexy website

    Helllloooooo Nurse! Looking for the poking box? A bathroom speaker shaped like a bloody tear? A Mir:ror? You are totes in luck because the boys who brought you Dynamism, the number-one source for cool little Japanese laptops, are pleased to offer Gizmine, the number-one source for crazy Japanese design. I’m in love, for example, with this Issey Miyake chronograph that I’d totally… Read More

  • A Swiss man just flew over the English Channel with a jet pack

      Seriously. His name is Yves Rossy and he’s a Swiss airline pilot by day and adventurer by night. The 22-mile flight took him only 10 minutes and he had hoped to reach 125 MPH. He started by jumping out of a small, French plane and quickly flipped on the jet pack. From there he attempted to follow the route Louis Blériot took 99 years ago when he became the first man to cross… Read More

  • Gary Krakow is off his f'ing rocker, tells Jobs what to do to make the iPhone better Krakow thinks Apple needs to “bite the bullet” and hook up with Windows Mobile or RIM for corporate e-mail support. This is a f*cking joke, right? Is he serious? Are his glasses upside down? Read More

  • Video: The Big Fancy plays GTA IV for 24 hours straight, documents it for your viewing pleasure Admit it, some of you did this, too. You just didn’t have the guts to make a video. Some language NSFW, so find your headphones. Read More

  • Hey, misophobes! You need the Handler

    Are you insane? Don’t like to touch things? Feel like the president’s helicopter is landing in your back yard and there’s nothing you can do about it? Pick up the Handler. This little device hangs off of your keychain and lets you turn knobs and grab stuff without having to touch it with your sweet, supple skin. How does it work? The claw is coated in nano silvers &mdash… Read More

  • Apple's "Here's to the Crazy Ones" commercial

    Think Different, provided you don’t need to think differently by recreating an SDK from fumes and hearsay, install third-party apps, and try to maximize the potential of a device you paid up to $500 for. Read More

  • America Rules: 535-foot Slip n Slide Built

    So here’s the story: Guy and his father get drunk Guy and his father decide to build Slip n Slide for party Guy and his father use bulldozer to clear 535-foot pack Slide goes through woods and ends at retention pool Party enjoys slide while drunk Hit the link to see the gallery of the whole thing being constructed. I built a 535 ft. Slip ‘n Slide [Something Awful] Read More

  • Trap Gary Busey In Your TomTom

    I change the main ringtone on my phone about once a week, so I can completely understand why someone would want to change out the voice that daily tells them to “turn left” on their GPS device. TomTom gets this and, while other companies offer multiple voice options for GPS voices, the company seems to be going out of its way to get unique voice talents, which now includes actor… Read More

  • iPhonePricingFakery–?

    So we started out thinking that this was the fakest ad in the world but now some research firm has confirmed — by sending me a bloody email — that in fact they’ve been passing these ads out to respondents and asking their opinions. Please note that the Apple iPhone pricing piece which is on your website was obtained from a research respondent who had signed a legally… Read More

  • Hell Freezes Over: The Fast and the Furious Wins Something

    game has been awarded the title of best made mobile game at 3GSM. Now, not to knock the game or anything, to it’s credit it might be great, but isn’t there something horribly wrong here? I think The Fast and the Furious being the best of anything could very well rip a whole in the fabric of existence and send us spiraling off into some sort apocalyptic horror. Woe is… Read More

  • Killer Flashlight Will Burn Your House Down

    OK, so this thing is pretty ridiculous. One industrious geek used Maglite parts with an Osram Sylvania bulb at 80 times its regular luminosity powered by twelve 1200mV NiMH batteries to achieve total paper combustion. It’s too bad those unfortunate boys in Lord of the Flies didn’t have one of these. Piggy (that’s what we call Vince)! Custom Flashlight Starts Fires, Blinds… Read More