The Croww 540 robot is a design that can move on all terrains with help of its (six) spider-like legs. The mechanical camping and adventure partner can carry the necessary gear, work as a tent and provide some company. Designer Christopher Gloning says the concept is for 2057.
Sony has decided to discontinue sales of the Rolly in USA. Sales never were good and cute as the player was, $400 was too much to ask for a music player that could roll and flap. They did get a bit right towards the end with a firesale where a number of Rollys sold for $99.
Even though it turns out as a surprize, a little thinking and you know Minesweeper has earned its title. It is the oldest and most frequently installed game to have ever been on a computer. CrunchGear says:
This game has been around since Windows 3.1, requires less concentration then solitaire, is small enough to hide when he boss shows up, and was wasting time long before the internet came out.
No matter where I put reminders, Murphy’s laws will rule and I forget all about them. And I will probably forget the reminder on this Wall Clock as well, but at least it offers a better chance of getting things done. Overpriced at $135.
The one big reason mobile phones are popular is because of their portability. If you cannot handle the device, you’re in trouble, but if you choose to have a mobile phone that is as big as a desktop phone, something is definitely wrong. The Desktop GSM Phone is just a mobile phone, albeit an oversized one. Are you going to lug that thing along because you tend to forget your mobile phone? Priced at $67.91.
WindCube offers a somewhat simple way of harnessing energy from the wind, specifically for urban and suburban use. Green Energy Technologies says their WindCube is smaller than a typical wind generator, and can be quite suitable for use. “Smaller” is of course a relative term here, the setup has dimensions of 22 x 22 x 12 feet. It uses Bernoulli’s Principle to generate energy. Energy generation begins at 5mph wind speed. A typical unit can produce 60kW of power, it is claimed that the unit can produce 160,000 kWh a year for average wind speed of 15mph.
The infamous 2007 University of Florida Taser incident made “Don’t Tase Me Bro” the quote of the year. Jon Haddock has created the “Andrew Meyer (Don’t Tase Me Bro)” automaton to reproduce the incident. The wood and paper work shows four officers holding down a struggling Andrew Meyer in a handcranked model.
Polaroid Two is fun we were all looking for. Take pics with the 5 megapixel camera, and you get to print them instantly as well, from the camera itself. In case you need to do some retouching and editing of the images, the camera allows that as well. The prints measure 4×3 inches, and the camera costs £229.95.
Adidas Original’s “Liquid Story” sculpture by Felice Limosani was displayed at the Milan Design Week. Two futuristic cones are positioned one over the other, and filled with 300kg of electromagnetic lifting magnets and 10 liters of resin. When the magnets interact, the sculpture takes the spiky shape of the magnetic field.
The Normandy Landings are events that changed the course of WW II and history. DarthNick‘s LEGO representation of the historic event is cool. Soldiers are about to charge out, the splash of a canon is visible in the water and signs of machine gun impact are visible on the sand and the water.