Take it from Forrest Gump: Table tennis is a serious sport. Haven’t you seen the movie Balls of Fury? Right. Anyway, seen down south is a lovely Japanese sportswoman getting a serious workout from virtual table tennis. Brought to you by the people from Happinet and sporting the epic title “Go with the Rhythm! Hyper Ping Pong!”, the virtual sport compels focused gameplay that has a huge handicap. What handicap? You have to read more!
Seen below is a concept plug that’s supposed to help us—conserve electricity. Anyway, the long and short of it is there’s a band of LED light that glows when the plug is powered on. When switched off, it offs, and the plug can be pulled. The genius behind this concept is Goonglue Jang and it’s somehow useful in a world that’s caught between the wired conventions and the wireless revolution.
In a rare effort to somehow knock the reputation of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a hacker group has pastebinned an address book and CV. The goal, apparently, is to dear old Tony to justice for the awful mess that was the Iraq War. The people behind this nefarious act of ‘cyber citizen justice’ are alleged LulzSec rivals who want to shame the ex-PM. What else could you possible achieve by circulating an address book and some lady’s CV?
There are game console clones and there are game console clones. Then there’s the Game Station (get it?), a blatant knockoff of the hugely popular PS2 Slim. For a Chinese copy of a Japanese masterpiece, why, it’s got more than a few tricks up its sleeve. But let’s not kid ourselves—what the Game Station is good at is media playing. That is, being able to play a variety of media files, whether they’re MP3, WAM, WAV, etc. etc. Wait! There’s more.
Okay, in magnificent Japanese fashion the brains behind this wonderful device named it real creepy: PossessedHand. Being a collaboration between Sony and Tokyo University, PossessedHand is a rare type of device that transmits programmed messages to muscles, thereby manipulating limbs without the decision making impulses of the brain. Revolutionary or the first step to Ghost In The Shell nightmare future?
Now this is a rather practical idea. When building highways is no longer an option, opening up urban waterways should be of some value. Enter CAT, or City Aquatic Transport. It’s a concept by Cal Craven and basically works like a cab, except it has pre-booking. At least that’s how the fictitious business model works.
Seen below is a thumbs up for ‘Evil Accomplished.’ The person thumbing up His Wickedness Sauron is Kevin Walter, secret Nazgul disciple and Orc in human form. Nah! Kevin Walter is safe. He is a human obsessed with cool builds, hence this ambitious Lego build whose power would be felt in the Shire, New Zealand. (Are you reading this Bilbo Baggins?)
For the science hungry and enthusiastic, Multiferroic is a word to remember. The same goes for anyone reading this who has a passion for alternative energy. The dirty truth is a lot of our everyday surrounding, whether natural or a product of man made devices is capale of being used as a power source. But what, multiferroic right? What doe sit mean!
Sure, sure, we’re all excited about Dark Side of the Moon, which will finally be unleashed in a few days time. While it’s unfortunate that Megan Fox is no longer part of the cast (and Bumblebee is?), the movie itself seems to promise (emphasis on seems) a huge fireworks display. By fireworks is meant Michael Bay’s characteristic explosions, etc. etc. Moving on, seen below is the above-mentioned Bumblebee, wh has been rendered unto cake and displayed at a New York City event.
This is a claim, of course. The claimant is the Jester, a self described ‘hacktivist for good.’ Anyway, a former New York resident is allegedly the head of LulzSec, the hacker group who’ve grabbed some prominent headlines lately. The big reveal comes after the jump.
Two variants of small caliber rifle umbrellas are now selling dirt cheap at leading online retailer. Concerning the title of this post, it’s not as if we’re advocating assassination or insurgency, just that what else would rifle umbrellas be used for? Oh right, keeping you from getting soaked. And hunting for lunch. Right.
Across the historic centuries, few natural objects have been so popularly used as weapons than a branch. Okay, so cro-magnons probably hurled rocks as missiles, but for CQB goodness, succeeding species resorted to branches. Mindful of this long running tradition, designer Naama Agassi designed a handguard/branch holder. As pictured above, it turns a certain length of branch into a saber in no time.