How Does A Madman Erase A CD?

With a lot of voltage. That’s how some dude in the UK went about testing his new toy. Basically an innocent CD is placed between two electrodes and at the flick of a switch–Bzzzzzzzzzzzz. A powerful electric current shreds the CDs aluminum layer in a matter of seconds. Below is a screenshot from a vid posted on Youtube by Mr. Photonicinduction.

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New Railgun Test A Molten Success

As if such mega weapons as the 120mm gun on an M1 Abrams or the A10 Warthog’s Vulcan cannon weren’t enough, defence contractor General Atomics just carried another test for the U.S. Navy’s latest ultra long range armor piercing weapon–the railgun. Its pet name is the Blitzer and oh boy, does it blitz. There’s been coverage of railgun tests here at Geeky Gadgets before, but wait, this one’s different. Instead of using brick shaped projectiles, Boeing has come up with an experimental rocket shaped round that literally burns through armor plate.

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Resident Evil 6 To Be Completely Different But Still The Same

Looks like all that work on prettying up the 3DS Resident Evil Mercenaries hasn’t left Capcom too exhausted to look after the franchise’s main breadwinner and the new title will apparently make a clean break from the all action format that the fifth game in the series pioneered.There isn’t much info to go on, but there are plenty of vague promises.

 

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Nintendo In Talks With Rockstar About Wii 2 Development

You can add churning rumor mills to that old death and taxes adage, and the Nintendo ones just seem to keep going. Hot on the heels of touchscreen controllers with buttons and front-mounted camers, Xbox 360-grade hardware and E3 announcements, word is now coming down the grapevine that someone went and got Rockstar involved. And that someone is apparently Nintendo.

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Portal 2 Metacritic User Score At Odds With Critical Reception

Very rarely have user opinion and critical opinion been so at odds with regard to one game, especially with a game both players and journalists were expecting to be universally loved. Which means that despite the warm and fuzzy 95 rating where Portal 2 is now holding steady, the user ratings barely clock in a measly 6.2, up from a 5.1 later today.

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Tiny Flatscreen Dollhouse TV Is Impressive To Look At

Some Spanish dude going by the name Amatheria is selling flatscreen TVs for people’s dollhouses on Etsy. They’re pretty expensive at upwards of $200, but the craftsmanship is undeniable. He originally stuck to doing doll sized furniture based on IKEA designs, but recently ventured into consumer electronics to tap a larger segment of the doll house making market. What’s awesome about this mini TV is it can play media saved on a USB.

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When Geeks And Speed Dating Collide, Disaster Strikes

By disaster we mean a sudden, cataclysmic negative reaction that kills the possible romance better than a Death Star laser beam hitting a helpless planet.  Pictured below is the work of a graphic artists who created a three panel strip about a geek date gone nightmarishly wrong. So, do you like Star Wars?

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Empire Strikes Back Infographic Tells It Like It Was

Wayne Dorrington wants to share his Star Wars urges with the world. To achieve this end, he creates huge infographics chronicling each episode. So far he’s done A New Hope and just recently unveiled The Empire Strikes Back. Talk about epic. What you see below is just a small taste of the project’s sheer awesomeness.

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Garbage Sorting Robot Is What The World Needs ASAP

Deep within the frozen depths of Finland, (we’re trying to sound dramatic here) a team of engineers and scientists are tweaking a robot whose sole purpose is to sift through garbage and extract valuable material, like metals and certain plastics, even wood. What for? To take over a time consuming job that’s usually done by humans.

 

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Atomos Outs Its Pocket HDMI Ninja Recorder

To make this short, the Atomos Ninja spares you the hassle of compressing video files for editing on a computer. Instead of the usual lengthy process, attach this gadget via HDMI to a camcorder or DSLR then let it either record or scan the footage itself. The Ninja is compatible with both SSD and HDD storage and has a wonderful power saving capacity.

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The Powerdecal Can Last Longer Than Your Car

Window stickers on cars are inevitable. One company, however, thinks they can create the ultimate windshield/window ornament to put all other car ornaments to shame (including those bob head animals):  Enter the Powerdecal. It’s stuck behind a car window and glows electronically until the vehicle stops running.

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