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Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine swears, tells the time

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2008

Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine swears, tells the timeSwearing has lost it’s luster, let’s face it. Words that used to have an impact just don’t do it anymore. We’ve become de-sensitized. We need a new way to sling profanity. Like with a clock. The Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine will generate random four-letter words for you at the rate of one per second. The machine was constructed from fluorescent vacuum tubes, and also tells time. We just love clocks that use vacuum tubes, but we never thought we would see them swearing.

It will cost you $125, but if you have the money, it’s an interesting take on the whole tube/clock/swearing thing. According to the designer, every four-letter English word could possibly show up on the display. To prevent gibberish, the device is programmed to display pronounceable words, not just random letters.

A real time machine, for your nose

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2008

A real time machine, for your nose
Here’s a merry-go-round with pods on the bottom for coma patients. The idea is that you spin them around real fast and hopefully they wake up. No…I kid. The idea here is that we can recover lost smells that no longer exist due to our changing environment.

In that sense, it’s probably the closest we are likely to come to a real time machine. At least until Doctor Who shows up. You would experience a kind of community based immersion in the capsule, and as we all know smells are linked very heavily with memory. So just like that you’re time travelling. Hopefully not to a point in history that smells really foul. It’s a concept for now so, smell ya later.

Time Machine Clock is beautiful & kinetic

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2007

Time Machine Clock

Before you get overly excited, this kinetic clock in all it’s beautifully designed goodness, will not send you back and forth in time. It will look great in your home and at the same time spice up the now boring art of telling time. Plus, you get the added benefit of hearing your friends tell you how cool it looks. If you are looking for that piece of unusual art to jazz up a room, this may be it.

It uses it’s many ball bearings to tell time by filling each of its marked scoops, minutes, then fives, and finally the hour. The ball bearing overflow drops to the next level. Simply count them and you have the time. Seconds are displayed on the dial on top.

Time to Let Go of Your Windows XP

Posted in Windows XP by Darrin Olson on March 8th, 2014

Windows XP reaches end of lifeIt’s doubtful that any avid readers of the ‘brick are still sporting a Windows XP machine for their online perusing, however if you are (and our stats tell us that 15% of you Windows users visiting here are) you may want to pay attention.

After a few pushes of the date, Microsoft’s end of life for Windows XP is coming near and it appears they are sticking with it this time. After April 8, Microsoft will no longer be officially supporting the operating system. This doesn’t mean …

LG Smart Washing Machine

Posted in LG by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

How smart is your washing machine? Not as smart as LGs latest. It comes equipped with an app for Android phones that allows you to control the washing machine right from your Android smartphone.

The app has several functions offering a status check of the laundry, changing the scheduled time, preventing wrinkles and more. The LG Smart Washing Machine will be released in South Korea for about $165,000.

Machine turns plastic back into oil

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2010

Plastics are an important part of our lives, but there are some environmental issues. That’s why the Japanese have come up with a machine that is capable of turning plastic back into oil that can be used to create gasoline, diesel, or kerosene.

That’s big time recycling there. The process can turn 1kg of plastic back into 1l of oil, which isn’t to shabby and it doesn’t even create any CO2 during the process. With this technique we can get far more out of our resources.

Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine iPod dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

I don’t get the whole Paul Frank thing myself, but apparently many of you like to buy things with a monkey on them. Paul Frank has dabbled in the iPod/iPhone case market and even headphones, but now there is an iPod Dock.

It’s in the shape of Julius of course and is called the Julius Dance Machine. In between the monkey’s hands is the iPod dock in a cradle and according the the specs it will work with all generations of iPod’s. Not sure about iPhones. He will give you about 6 hours on single charge.

Xelsis Digital ID coffee machine serves by fingerprint identification

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2010

A perfect cup of coffee can really get you going. But in an office setting, you can’t really make the perfect cup of coffee. That’s where this new coffee maker comes in handy. The Xelsis Digital ID from Saeco can remember your preferences and make coffee taylored to you.

It uses your scanned fingerprints to do it. Some features include timer programming, automatic descaling and machine self-cleaning. Of course a coffee machine that uses your fingerprint isn’t cheap. It will cost you $2,500.

Intel to let Atom N550 CPU be used in machines with up to 12.1-inch screen

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on May 19th, 2010

Intel has always been worried that the robust sales and popularity of the Atom line of CPUs would draw buyers away from its more profitable and powerful CPUs. This fear lead to the Atom processors getting a screen size limit of 10.2-inches.

DigiTimes reports that Intel is lifting that screen size limitation on the new Atom N550. The N550 is a dual-core CPU set for release in the second half of the year.

Wii Rowing Machine

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2010

CTA, makers of all manner of strange Wii peripherals, is back. This time they are offering a plastic drawbar / foot pedal combo that is “very similar to a rowing machine you would find at the gym,”. Somehow we doubt that, but whatever.

It’s designed for games like Wii Sports Resort and will no doubt begin collecting dust immediately, like the rest of your exercise gear. You can pre-order it now at Amazon if you like.

Battle Machines combine laser tag and RC toys

Posted in R/C Toys by Shane McGlaun on August 10th, 2009

battlemachines-sb1Yeah, I really like remote controlled toys. I have always liked them since I was a kid and the only thing that has changed today is that my RC toys are more expensive. Show me a RC toy that also offers lasers and I am sold.

Jada Toys has announced a new line of RC vehicles called Battle Machines RC toys. The cars are 12-inches long and come in several different designs and three different vehicles. You can choose from a 2006 Mustang GT, 1969 Camaro SS, and a 1999 Chevy Silverado Dooley.

ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

ChefStack Automatic Pancake MachinePancakes are tasty in the morning. But they are soooo hard to make. First you have to pour the batter in the pan, wait, flip it and wait some more before they hit your plate. Who has the time or skill for such difficult foods?

Thankfully, the ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine will do all of the work for you. Pancakes are so difficult that clearly $3500 is well worth it. It will spew out perfect four-inch pancakes. 200 per hour in fact.

Sony Dream Machine Spy Camera

Posted in Spy Gear by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2009

Sony Dream Machine Spy CameraThe Sony Dream Machine Spy Camera is a spy camera made to look like your typical clock, just uglier. The camera records high quality real-time video with an automatic switching nightvision camera that activates the moment it gets dark for nightvision up to 30 ft. away.

It will also record real-time motion-activated video or high resolution stills on an SD card that’s in a hidden compartment. It will cost you a whopping $599.95.

Acer Timeline notebooks now available

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2009

acertimeline-sbThere are several important factors to consider when shopping for a new notebook. One of the factors is performance, often as important if not more important than performance is the battery life of the notebook. A great notebook with poor battery life is hard for many users to enjoy.

Acer has announced that its new Timeline notebooks are now available in America. The Timeline series averages over 8 hours of battery life and prices start at $598. The TimelineAS3810T has battery life of 9 hours and 7 minutes. The machine features and Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU, 13.1-inch LED backlit LCD display, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB HDD among other features. It sells for $899.99.

Coke machines to give free drinks during emergencies

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2009

Coke machines to give free drinks during emergenciesAs you may or may not know Japan is prone to many an earthquake. Japan’s major cities have an extended underground transportation system. So when a quake happens, people could be potentially trapped for long periods of time and suffer from dehydration.

That’s where these updated vending machines come into play. During an emergency, they’ll give out free drinks. But…Won’t people just turn into A-holes and start fighting over the drinks?

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