Auto-Close – The High-Tech Toilet Seat Cover

1 CommentStumble it Icon digg it Icon

I had no idea there could be something high-tech about a toilet, but Pressalit’s Auto-Close Toilet Seat Cover proves how little I know about toilets and technology.

So what makes this toilet seat cover so high-tech? The Auto-Close features a built-in sensor that lifts the toilet lid when someone enters its range and gently lowers it when it is unused. No more touching the bacteria-infected toilet cover with your hands and, more importantly, no more airborne germs released in the bathroom.

Pretty high-tech for a toilet and it actually looks cool too.

via Trendir

pressalit-toilet

pressalit-toilet2

pressalit-toilet3

Damnation Custom Steampunk PC

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

You know what the best thing about this mean-machine is? IT CAN BE YOURS!

That’s right, created by artist Jake Hildebrandt, for the release of Damnation (a video-game from Codemasters), this Steampunk PC is now the prize of a competition initiated by Destructoid. All you have to do is show your love for Steampunk design. The most original comment gets to take home this cool rig. Unfortunately the contest is only available to people in Canada and the US. You have until June 19 to enter.

The Damnation Steampunk PC sports an Intel Core i7 965 processor, 12 gigabytes of DD3 RAM, an X57 chipset motherboard, dual Radeon 4870X2 graphics-card and 1 terabyte of hard-drive. So it’s not just a “pretty face”, this baby can handle just about anything you throw at it.

I like Datamancer’s Steampunk Laptop a bit more, but Jake Hildebrandt’s work of art isn’t bad either.

photos via Jack of All Trades on Flickr

steampunk-computer

steampunk-computer2

steampunk-computer3

steampunk-computer4

steampunk-computer5

steampunk-computer6

steampunk-computer7

steampunk-computer8

Wall-E PC-Case Mod

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Animation can have a weird effect on people. For example, this guy built a custom Wall-E pc case after watching the famous animation movie.

This Russian fellow spent 18 days building this awesome pc case mod from scratch, after watching Wall-E. He just fely had to have Wall-E hold his computer components and because there was no such case on the market, he decided to build it himself. I have to say the result is nothing less than mind-blowing, and watching the entire building process on Casemods.ru, made me admire his work even more.

I’m sure many of you would kill to have such a thing of beauty sitting on your desk, and, to be honest, I would too.

wall-e-casemod

wall-e-casemod2

wall-e-casemod3

wall-e-casemod4

wall-e-casemod5

wall-e-casemod6

wall-e-casemod7

wall-e-casemod8

wall-e-casemod9

wall-e-casemod10

wall-e-casemod11

wall-e-casemod12

wall-e-casemod13

wall-e-casemod14

wall-e-casemod15

wall-e-casemod16

wall-e-casemod17

wall-e-casemod18

wall-e-casemod19

wall-e-casemod20

FIT-PC2 – World’s Smallest PC

1 CommentStumble it Icon digg it Icon

CompuLab has just introduced its new PC. It’s fast, quiet and most importantly, it’s tiny.

Designed around the Intel Atom Z530 1.6 Ghz processor, the smallish Fit-pc2 is a real power-saver too. It manages to run Microsoft Windows or Ubuntu Linux, using just 6W and can render full HD 1080p videos with just 7W.

The Fit-pc2 is fan and blower free, managing to stay cool thanks to its smart aluminum casing that dissipates heat. It may be just 4”x4.5”x1.05” (smaller that a CD), but it’s a pretty mean machine for its size. Here’s what u can find inside:
* 1.6GHz x86 CPU
* 1GB RAM
* SATA hard disk
* DVI with graphics acceleration
* High definition audio
* LAN and WLAN
* 6 USB ports

via fit-pc2.com

fitpc2-smallest-pc

fitpc2-smallest-pc2

fitpc2-smallest-pc3

fitpc2-smallest-pc4

SOBEaR – The Responsible Bartender

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Are you one of those people that doesn’t know when they’ve had one too many drinks? If the answer is yes, SOBEaR might just become your best friend.

SOBEaR is the most adorable robot bartender in the world. Shaped as a panda teddy-bear for trustworthiness, he can tell you how drunk you are just by “smelling” your breath. The sensor is under his chin and the green, yellow and red LEDs on his chest and belly light up according to how drunk you are. If he feels you’re drunk enough he’ll pour you some juice, from one of his servo-controlled arms.

Of course you can just have SOBEaR hold two alcohol bottles, but what would be the fun in that?

via jmsaavedra

panda-bartender

panda-bartender2

panda-bartender4

panda-bartender5

panda-bartender7

SOBEaR v02 :: the responsible robot bartender from j saavedra on Vimeo.

Awesome DiY Coil Gun

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Daniel Eindhoven is the talented designer who created this cool-looking coil gun that cost only 100 euros and 40 hours to make.

This bad boy weighs 5 kilograms and fires 14 42-gram projectiles, at a speed of 110km/h. Featuring incredible laser effects, a laser pointer and a digital voltage display, the home-made coil gun needs 8 seconds to charge the 300V it needs to fire a projectile, when connected to a power source, and 90 seconds when using its internal batteries.

diy-gun

diy-gun2

diy-gun3

diy-gun4

diy-gun5

diy-gun6

diy-gun7

diy-gun8

diy-gun9

via Hacked Gadgets

Buldozer Computer

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Just like the bottle computer and the organic pc, the bulldozer computer is an amazing example of craftsmanship and ingenuity.

The bulldozer computer uses a toy bulldozer as the case, and has a custom made mouse that fits perfectly.  It’s incredible how they got an entire working computer inside that little toy. All I can say is BRAVO!

buldozer-computer

buldozer-computer2

buldozer-computer3

buldozer-computer4

buldozer-computer5

buldozer-computer6

buldozer-computer7

buldozer-computer8

buldozer-computer9

buldozer-computer10

buldozer-computer11

via  techPowerUp

Mobile Office SUV

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

With the current economical recession, renting comfortable office space can be really set you back, but the guys at Limousines World have come up with a solution.

If you happen to own a big enough car, like Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes GL, Lincoln Navigator, Infinity QX56, the guys Limousines World can set up you up with a fully equipped office. The standard package comes with comfortable leather seats, flexible office, internet connection, LCD screens, fridge and a whole bunch of other gadgets to make doing-business easier.

Most of us can only dream of having such a mobile office in the back of our cars, but for those who can afford such luxury, this is a great thing to have.

mobile-office-suv

mobile-office-suv2

mobile-office-suv3

via Born Rich

A bicycle for Two

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Definitely one of the strangest vehicles I have ever seen. I mean I don’t really get how it works, it’s probably just as useless as the circle bike. Maybe you can figure out how this contraption works and why you would use it.

double-velo.jpg

double-velo2.jpg

double-velo3.jpg

double-velo4.jpg

double-velo5.jpg

double-velo6.jpg

double-velo7.jpg

via 99express.com

Plane-Boats: The Cosmic Muffin

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

What do you do with an old plane, that can’t fly anymore? Simple, you turn it into a boat.

The Cosmic Muffin used to be a real plane, with wings, tail and everything and she actually flew. She used to be a Boeing 307 Stratoliner, one of only ten ever built. The owner, David Drimmer says the plane was bought by a certain Ken London, long after its flying days had passed, due to extensive damage caused by a hurricane. He purchased it for the staggering sum of $62.

After he ended up with the old plane, the only thing that he thought of was to cut it down into pieces. Thankfully he had a moment of genius and decided to transform it into a touring boat. Back then it was named the Londonaire.

Drimmer says he came across his Cosmic Muffin while he was searching for a place to live. He paid $7,500 and is now the owner one of the wackiest boats on any waters. The Cosmic Muffin awaits tourists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more details check Plane-Boats official site.

cosmic-muffin.jpg

cosmic-muffin2.jpg

cosmic-muffin3.jpg

cosmic-muffin4.jpg

cosmic-muffin5.jpg

cosmic-muffin6.jpg

cosmic-muffin7.jpg

cosmic-muffin8.jpg

cosmic-muffin9.jpg

cosmic-muffin10.jpg

cosmic-muffin11.jpg

Spider-Man Inspired Spider-Phone

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

After the Buddha-phone, the Chinese deliver another cool gadget, the Spider-phone.

Available in red and black, the TV98+ Spider-phone features a 2 megapixels camera, rotating display, dual SIM slots and a microSD slot. It supports/800/900/1800/1900 networks and is priced at around $152. The phone is covered with spider-webs and features the star of the latest Spider-man movies, Tobey Maguire, on the box.

Unfortunately, you won’t find the Spider-phone in stores outside of China and Hong-Kong anytime soon.

spider-phone.jpg

spider-phone2.jpg

spider-phone3.jpg

spider-phone4.jpg

spider-phone5.jpg

spider-phone6.jpg

via iTech News

GM and Segway Present P.U.M.A.

3 CommentsStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project, or P.U.M.A., is a revolutionary vehicle designed by GM and Segway.

The self-balancing P.U.M.A.  reaches a top-speed of 35 mph and has a lithium batery that makes it run for 35 miles, on a single charge. It also features a vehicle to vehicle (V2V) system said that will prevent many accidents from happening. Like the Segway, P.U.M.A. will basically drive itself, allowing the driver and passenger to enjoy the experience more.

It’s not exactly certain whether P.U.M.A. will ever go into production, but don’t expect to see it on the streets anytime before 2012. I have to admit, coming from GM, this is an impressive vehicle.

puma-segway.jpg

puma-segway2.jpg

puma-segway3.jpg

puma-segway4.jpg

puma-segway5.jpg

puma-segway6.jpg

puma-segway7.jpg

via Cnet Asia

Real USB Finger

Comments OffStumble it Icon digg it Icon

There are a lot of wacky USB drives out there these days, but this USB finger is definitely one of the oddest.

Jerry Jalava lost one of his fingers in a biking accident. Nothing out of the ordinary so far, I personally have a friend that lost a finger while tampering with his bike, but the way hedealed with his problem is definitely out of the ordinary. Instead of getting a simple fake finger, Jerry decided to get a much more useful USB finger. He embedded a 2gb USB drive in his new silicon finger.

I would have gone with a larger storage device but I guess 2gb is better than the no gb.

usb-finger.jpg

usb-finger2.jpg

usb-finger3.jpg

usb-finger4.jpg

usb-finger5.jpg

usb-finger6.jpg

usb-finger7.jpg

usb-finger8.jpg

usb-finger9.jpg

usb-finger10.jpg

usb-finger12.jpg

usb-finger13.jpg

photo source

Washing-Machine for Humans

3 CommentsStumble it Icon digg it Icon

It might sound like a futuristic invention, but Sanyo presented its washing-machine for humans way back in 1970.

Officially named Ultrasonic Bath, this human washing machine was introduced as a concept at the 1970 World Expo in Osaka. It was about 2 meters tall and the bather had to use a ladder to get in. After the desired water temperature was set, the 15-minutes-washing process would begin. First a 5-minutes pre-rinse cycle, spraying the baither with jets of hot water. After that the pod-shaped washing-machine filled up with water and a 3-minute massage-bath began. The soothing massage was supposed to stimulate blood circulation while cleaning your body. A 2-minutes rinse process followerd, and finally a 5-minutes drying program, in which warm air blasted the user, while infrared and ultraviolet light killed any remaining bacteria.

Unfortunately the Sanyo Ultrasonic Bath never made it into our homes, but the Japanese company did release HIRB (Human In Roll-lo Bathing), a compact washing machine for humans, used in elderly homes.

human-washing-machine.jpg

human-washing-machine1.jpg

human-washing-machine2.jpg

human-washing-machine3.jpg

human-washing-machine4.jpg

human-washing-machine5.jpg

human-washing-machine6.jpg

human-washing-machine7.jpg

<center><object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/hx6ZfjbYzw0&hl=en&fs=1″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/hx6ZfjbYzw0&hl=en&fs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object></center>

Recompute – The Environment-Friendly PC

1 CommentStumble it Icon digg it Icon

Are you worried your PC could be more environment-friendly? You’re right, but don’t worry, thanks to Recompute you don’t have to give up web-surfing.

Recompute is a green concept that means to completely revolutionize the computer industry. Instead of a plastic, aluminum or iron case, Recompute uses a recyclable and renewable case, made out of corrugated cardboard.

Recompute uses only 3 electronic components, a motherboarde with processor and memory, a power-source and a hard-drive. It’s designed to allow the user to take parts like the keyboard or mouse from an old comuter. The electronic parts can be recycled easily, without having to use tools.

recompute.jpg

recompute1.jpg

recompute2.jpg

via core77

Page 13 of 18« First...1112131415...Last »