New vs. old in back-to-school gear

Ultrathin laptops help you find information, but writing things down, on paper, in a notebook, helps you learn and remember. Wireless headphones make your music better and more portable, but earplugs

Man Creates Microwave Gun From Small Appliance, Starts Burning Things (Video)

Have you done anything worthwhile today? This guy made a microwave gun from a microwave oven, a few computer fans, sheet metal, and wood. His magnetron puts out 1 kW of microwave energy directed into

A library of microwaved CDs

Make found a catalog of microwaved CDs, which basically offers up some of the coolest lightning simulations you’ve probably ever seen.

It Hurts So Good: Homemade Microwave Guns

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/587507/microwave_technology_homemade.swf Clearly someone didn’t get enough love as a child because this is crazy. These guys took apart an old microwave, took out

The Futurist: Making Products Better or… CrunchGear Original Concept Designs

We live in an ergonomically-challenged world. It really is amazing how much our appliances and gadgets rely on archaic designs that are almost senselessly stress-inducing So we got to thinking—what

New Nonleathal Weapon Reconsiders the Thresholds "Nonlethal"

Wired has a report up about a new nonlethal weapon developed by the air force over a 10 year period for a cost of $40 million. Dubbed the Active Denial System, or ADS for shorts, the new nonlethal was

Beyond Microwave Oven

I have a few friends who could immensely benefit from the Beyond Microwave Oven from Smart Home. Using a bardcode scanner, this micro can automatically adjust cooking times and temperatures. It featur