Industrial Revolution table presents an attractive, rugged style

Industrial Revolution table presents quite a sight, in its style and in its construction. Made by artist Cory Barkman in his classic style, the table has been made out of a selection of re-purposed materials, and some parts fabricated by the artist himself. What gives the table more of an appeal is that it revolves on an industrial-style rail, presenting a very attractive sight. The table rests comfortably at the coffee table height of 22-inches, but it can be hand-cranked to reach a maximum height of 34-inches. Even though it weighs 400 lbs, the table glides easily on its wheels.

Paper sculptures by Calvin Nicholls

Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls makes use of sheets of paper to create these amazing sculptures. According to the description on the artist’s Behance page, “Calvin has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 from his studio north of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Working with sheets of paper and a scalpel, he cuts the component pieces to fit the final drawing and assembles the low relief artwork under studio lighting. When the sculpture is complete the lighting is adjusted to bring out the subtle form and texture. A large format camera is used to capture the detail on 8×10 film prior to scanning for print applications or art prints.”

Shelby shows its 2012 Next-Generation supercar

Seemingly the only “true” challenger to the might of the Bugatti Veyron is the Aero from Shelby Supercars. But then Bugatti upped the ante with the Veyron Super Sport so Shelby is coming up with a new car. The 2012 Next-Generation is expected to be the fastest road legal car. With an aggressive stance and gorgeous looks, the supercar packs in 1350 hp and will apparently be able to hit the top speed of 275mph. Made mostly out of carbon fiber, the car will sell for $970,000.

Well, hello there, Cyber Girl PC casemod

We’re not entirely sure if this PC Casemod has been made for people way deep into cybersex, but the scantily clad PC casemod does make us think that way. Sexy Cyber Girl casemod resides in a mannequin with her innards stuffed with AMD’s Athlon64 X2 4000 + Dual Core, 300 GB hard drive, 2 GB DDR2 memory, and external DVD burner. And then there are her scary white LED eyes that represent hard drive activity.

Electric Beetle can go fast, really fast

This 1965 Volkswagen Beetle is not what any car would like to mess with. In fact, supercars would steer clear of this badass monster. Named Black Current, the car has been modified to run on electricity. Built by Sam and Olly Young from Berkshire in the United Kingdom, the car pounces from zero to 60mph in a smashing 1.6 seconds. Powered by sixty 12-Volt batteries, the car can reach the top speed of 135mph.

Via: Inhabitat

Nintendo announces its next console, the Wii U

At its E3 press conference, Nintendo announced its much awaited console, the Wii U. The next generation console comes with 1080p HD video quality, HDMI output, internal flash memory storage and full backwards compatibility. What is interesting is that it seems Nintendo has taken a shot at reinventing the controller as well. With the looks of a tablet, the controller has a 6.2-inch touchscreen, dual analog sticks, ABXY buttons, shoulder buttons, built in gyroscope and accelerometer and a player-facing camera and microphone. The controller itself is almost like a device you could play games on. There is no word on pricing or availability, but the Wii U will likely hit market shelves sometime in 2012.

Via: Joystiq, technabob

Five free games on Chrome web store for a quick dose of diversion

Ever since its launch, Google’s lightweight and quick browser, Chrome has continued to grow. Ever since the launch of the Chrome web store in December last year, there’s has been a lot more you can do with the browser. There are a lot of utilities and apps in the store, but bah, who cares. We always start our tour with checking out available games. So you’ve been slogging at work the whole day and could really really use some diversion to rest up. Here’s our selection of games from the Chrome web store that are fun, quick, suited for a small time diversion, and most importantly, free.