Segway boss shocker and 9 other bizarre, gruesome and tragic tech related deaths
All sci-fi fans will know that whilst technological advancement makes our mundane little lives easier and more rewarding everyday, take your mind off its potential dangers for just a few seconds and it can turn around and bite you…
Niche of the week: ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com
This week’s bizarre corner of the web is the This is why you’re fat web site.
Subtitled “where dreams become heart attacks” it showcases “deliciously gross food” in all its saturated, multicoloured glory.
Savour if you will the “deep fried peanut butter-covered brownie wrapped in cookie dough”, “the garbage plate”, “The Romellete”, “The Meat Ship”, “hot beef sundae”, “the bacon explosion” and “baconnaise – everything should taste like bacon”.
Cancer avoiding cigarette packet headset
Now you can protect your brain at the same time you protect your lungs. This bizarre mobile phone headset is obviously designed for those among you who feel the need to show off that you’re neither getting cancer from smoking nor from pressing a mobile into your head every day…
A computer that was once a barbecue – if only it still was
As you can probably tell from the picture, this rather odd computer is made out of a barbecue. There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of point to the venture – the barbecue no longer functions in the traditional manner, so it’s not like the user can play GTA whilst attending to the sausages. That would actually be a rather useful device – hardcore gamers probably miss out on hundreds of meals a year whilst halfway through a game, so it would be rather useful if they could ‘game and grill’ simultaneously…
Partner-type Personal Robot: would you leave your child with a robot?
PaPeRo is not only quite a bizarre name for a robot, but a potentially disturbing concept. The NEC-developed “Partner-type Personal Robot” is being tested in childcare.
It’s able to express itself, can recognise 650 phrases and speak over 3,000, recognise faces, and remember interests and preferences…
Do a Jean Michel Jarre with your very own Laser Harp
Anyone remember Jean Michel Jarre’s laser performances, where he supposedly played synth leads by breaking laser beams? Some said it was fake, but nonetheless it is possible, as Stephen Hobley has proved with his Laser Harp.
To say it’s a custom build is an understatement. There are plenty of technical details on his web page, but if you just want to see it in action, take a look at the video below:
Sno-Baller: huge tongs for making perfectly spherical snowballs
Unless you’re in the highlands of Scotland, our British winters are rubbish enough that this low-tech gadget really won’t be much use. However, if you’re anywhere that enjoys deep, crisp, even snow, these Sno-Baller “tongs” could be just what you need.
It will produce perfectly spherical snowballs, great for lobbing at your mates, though it would be fantastic if you could also use them as a catapult.
New Standards Keyboard introduces new keyboard layout, in the puzzle style?
If you were wondering why we have a "Keyboards" subcategory under "Computers", it's for the likes of this quirky new gadget from New Standards Keyboard. Believing that the QWERTY keyboard is flawed, as is the increasingly popular DVORAK alternative,…
Worried about your obese hamster, or training him for a marathon? Get him a pedometer
While there are plenty of guidelines for how much humans should walk each day, I've not come across any such measurements for the humble hamster, but if you're worried, or simply curious, about your little furry friend's movements, try the…
Destroy the world, or just plug in four USB gadgets, with the Self Destruction USB hub
Let's face it, if you're all set to destroy the world, then you probably aren't too concerned about plugging your digital camera, memory stick, humping dog, and USB cup warmer, into your PC. So it's a good thing that…