January 2008

DIY Room Heater Keeps You Slightly Warmer

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How To Produce Easy, Free Home Heat So, when you’re as poor as me, you’ll do anything to save a penny. This video doesn’t help me save pennies, at all. This is mostly due to the fact that the heater requires pennies to make. It did, however, lower my electric bill a little. This instructive [...]

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Kaossilator Makes Noises, Lets you Touch it

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The Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer is a touch-based music synthesizer now available over at thinkgeek. The Kaossilator allows you to move your finger left-to-right to change the pitch of the note, and up and down to change the sound that is being made. It also doubles as a drum-synthesizer for creation of some psychedelic beats to [...]

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Junkture Table is Junk, Literally

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So, like, I am a slob. A major slob. So naturally, I have a lot of junk sitting around. Seriously. I look around my apartment and I see computer parts, food wrappers, a billion scratched and blank cds, old boxes, lots of empty booze containers (mostly plastic – I’m a cheap drunk), my star wars [...]

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Eco Speakers Are Eco-Friendly, Cardboard, Cheap

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These speakers, by Fashion Nation, are made of 100% recycled materials, and they come in a variety of colors and shapes. They fold flat for easy transportation and only cost $15 each, much cheaper than the MUJI speakers, which retail for $42. I am skeptical about the sound quality, though. As a self-proclaimed audiophile, I [...]

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Danger Den 3870 X2 Waterblock Prototype

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Details are few, but from what I can tell, it is a full-coverage block made of full copper. For those of you that know nothing about water cooling or computers, a water block is used to cool the parts on the video card that are normally cooled by air and heat sinks. Water, or other [...]

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Mosquito Helicopter Sucks, Gives Malaria

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Say “Hello” to the Radio Control Micro Mosquito Helicopter from the Discovery Channel Store.  This tiny RC Helicopter is touted as being the World’s smallest and lightest stable indoor helicopter.  It offers you 5-7 minutes of flight time, and a 30 minute range.  It takes around 30 min to charge when completely dead, and weighs [...]

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PS3 Rumble: Now With More FM Radio Goodness!

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The folks over at DealExtreme have come up with an interim solution for the whole PS3 Rumble Fiasco.  Meet the “Wireless Vibrating Grip” for the PS3 Sixaxis.  It’s a little rumble device that you attach to the bottom of the PS3 controller, and then apparently it vibrates whenever it damn well pleases.  On the plus [...]

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Freebord Simulates Snowboarding, Not A Gimmick

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Freebord is a six-wheeled skateboard (but don’t call it that) that allegedly simulates snowboarding, almost perfectly. When I first looked at the board, I yelled, “GIMMICK!”, but after watching some videos and actually being able to try one, myself, I can only attest to its awesomeness. I know its winter right now, but if you [...]

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