Posts Categorized: General

DIY: Tailgate Misting Station

We’re a few weeks into football season this year and the first two game were scorchers. Usually games in the beginning of September can be a bit warm, but seemed even more-so this year with temps around 90 degrees. A dinner conversation the week before the first game prompted me to look into creating a… Read more »

New Google App Launcher

I just got the new Google “app launcher” on my Google home page. Gone is the standard black navigation bar at the top of the page. It has been replaced by an “apps” button the pops down to reveal an icon for 10 of the popular Google apps. The pop down window isn’t even full…. Read more »

Lego Prices Over the Years

I ran across a really interesting analysis of Lego prices over the years. Spoiler: Apparently prices aren’t going up, they just seem high because when most people first got into Legos they were kids and didn’t have a sense of money/cost.

Chipmunks Slowed to Actual Speed

Christmas has passed, but I guess it is still technically the holiday season. I ran across this great video of the Chipmunks “Christmas Time is Here” song slowed down. You can hear what the chipmunk voice actors in the song actually sounded like (even though Dave sounds like the devil).

2012 Holiday Gift Guides

Another year has come and gone. We are quickly approaching Black Friday and then the more recently coined Cyber Monday, so that means it is time again for my list of holiday geek gift guides. I started putting this list together quite a few years back to help me find gifts for my friends and… Read more »

Eraser Makes New Chalk Out of Chalk Dust

I don’t know if this would be categorized as tech or not, but it’s really really cool. Designers Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo have created a concept for a chalkboard erasure that turns the dust that is erases into new pieces of chalk. Chalkeeper is a very innovative way to contain chalk dust (which causes allergic… Read more »

Homemade Snowmaker

So as of right now, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a white Christmas. If you really had your heart set on some snow, fear not. You can now make a run to the hardware store for some parts to build your very own snowmaker. Appropriately named Instructables member, MakeSnow has a very… Read more »

2011 Holiday Gift Guides

Well folks, it’s Cyber Monday again. You know what that means… it’s time for another iteration of my holiday geek gift guides. I started this quite a few years ago as a list of gift guides to help me find gifts for the people I shop for. Most of these are geared more towards geeks… Read more »

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

This is a slick little gadget. It’s a little green ball with cameras mounted all over it. You toss it into the air, and it created a spherical panorama at the apex of your toss. I wonder how careful you have to be when throwing this. I bet a little bit of spin would mess… Read more »

Neurowear, Ears Controlled by your Brain

Have you ever wanted to display your mood with a pair of giant cat ears? Well, the wait is now over. A Japanese project called Neurowear has created a set of robotic ears that react to your brain waves. The concept is a little odd, and I’m not sure if this is something I’d wear… Read more »

Hot Wheels Video Racer

Playing with Hot Wheels just got a lot more fun (not that it wasn’t fun to begin with). The Hot Wheels Video Racer appeared at this year’s CES event. It’s a regular-sized Hot Wheels car, but it has a small point-of-view camera built into it, as well as a little monitor on the underside of… Read more »