Gross, yet sadly intriguing. If any of you try this mod/hack/disgusting feat - let us know, and take pictures.
“Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine” is a cockroach-controlled mobile robot system. The system uses a living Madagascan hissing cockroach atop a modified trackball to control the three-wheeled robot. Infrared sensors also provide navigation feedback to create a semi-intelligent system, with the cockroach as the CPU.
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While not real, it is certainly an interesting use of technology. The concept behind Forget-Me-Not panties is that they have a built-in GPS, and can detect body temperature and heart rate. All of the data could be viewed and managed remotely, thus allowing you to see if your wife/daughter/mother is getting their freak on when they aren’t supposed to. Check out this “testimonial”:
When my daughter hit puberty I nearly had a heart attack. She started looking like a woman and suddenly she was wearing revealing clothing and staying out late with her friends. Rather than become an over-protective parent , I decided to try forget-me-not panties.
They work wonderfully. My wife and I bought our Sarah several pairs so we can watch her around the clock, and if we see her temperature rising too high, we intervene by calling her cellphone or just picking her up wherever she is.
This is one of the many sites taking part in the Contagious Media project.
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Here’s another one for all you do-it-yourselfers out there. Lighter than air is an autonomous flying robot. It utilizes blimp design principles, combining a helium filled envelope with 3-channel motor control allowing it to navigate in 3 dimensions. The schematic can be found at the creator’s site. Cool, but I doubt not as flashy as the robot helicopter.
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In case you missed it, Playfeed is giving away an Xbox 360 Limited Edition customized faceplate. This one is from E3, and has the multiple green circle effect along with the text “E3’05 Limited Edition” emblazoned on the front. Yup - you can score a faceplate a full six months before the console debuts.
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I sometimes wonder why I can’t come up with gimmicky-yet-functional gadget ideas that might make me rich. Probably my lack of creativity coupled with the fact that I have no desire to do an actual work. I digress. Anyways, check out the Power Strip Liberator. All it really amounts to is a one foot extension cable. The allure here is that you can plug in all of your huge power blocks into any surge protector without having to shuffle around to make room. These things are only $1.79. Genius.
Mortal Kombat fans get ready because Midway is releasing yet another title of this huge franchise. This time is a little different, because now the game is played almost like the previously used “Konquest” mode. You experience the Mortal Kombat II world as either Liu Kang or Kung Lao. The characters will each have 10 different fatalities, weapons, interactive environments, and customizable characters. Jump down for some screenshots.
iTunes has officially been moved over as the only major software platform that you can use to easily sync your music collection to the iPod. Sure, there are other programs available - but none are as popular as Winamp. The plugin is available at no cost.
The Winamp ipod plugin (aka ml_ipod) is a plugin for winamp. It allows you to manage your iPod from within the winamp media library. It supports all kinds of iPods, from the classic first generation iPods, to the iPod shuffle and the latest models.
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I certainly thought I’d never see this. We thought we were going forward with audio as a standard. However, maybe you don’t want to buy Def Leppard or White Snake CD’s because you already have the tape. Maybe you don’t want to find them on your favorite online music store. Instead, pop in this baby into an empty 5.25” bay and just sit back and carefully watch your DVD/CD-ROM drive get upset as you kick it where the sun don’t shine. We can’t wait to whip out our Ace of Base tape and begin MP3 conversion. Sweet retro gods will bless you if you buy it. Mac users get spared, for now.
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Today we are one step closer to a completely wireless world. The wireless USB spec has been finalized after a myriad of delays. If you aren’t in the know, this is an official specification on how to transfar data through USB wirelessly. Look forward to mice, keyboards, printers - pretty much anything you use with a standard USB cable today, to have a wireless USB counterpart. The standard will use UWB for data flow.
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