Posts Categorized: General

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 »

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Another year has come and gone, and with it, comes another iteration of my holiday geek gift guide. The gift lists are chosen because they appeal to me, and the people I shop for. Feel free to let me know if I’ve missed any lists that you find helpful, and I’ll ad ’em to the… Read more »

A Tiny Lens for my Camera Phone

I got a present in the mail yesterday straight from China. The tiny little macro/wide angle lens I purchased had finally arrived (apparently free shipping from China takes a while). Yes, you read that correctly. I purchased a lens for the crappy camera on my phone. I figured this was a $10 experiment to see… Read more »

MapCrunch (random teleportation)

Do you want to take random trips around the world (via Google Street View)? MapCrunch allows you to teleport around the word to some pretty beautiful places on Google Street View. It also looks like you can submit you own cool places via Twitter (@mapcrunch) to be the “View of the Day” on MapCrunch. I… Read more »

Old Smartphones

I ran across an article yesterday that took me for a little trip down smartphone memory lane: From Brick to Tile: We Look Back at a Decade of Smartphone Evolution The article walks through a brief history of smarphones, starting around the year 2000 and moving to recent phones dominated by Android and the iPhone…. Read more »

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

OK Go sure knows how to make a cool music video. You may remember some of their other great videos: A Million Ways Here it Goes Again

Christmas Tree Rocket

It’s a shame I didn’t see this before taking our Christmas tree to the treecycle pile on Sunday… I think this would have been a lot more fun.