Posts Tagged ‘misc’
6 ordinary REAL people who developed sci-fi superpowers
Posted by 15 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on February 14, 2011 under Featured
There are lots of movies and TV shows about Joe Everyman discovering he has some secret supernatural ability. Shockingly, this has actually happened several times in real life. Here are six regular people who went to bed and woke up the next day with unbelievable sci-fi abilities. The Woman Who Couldn't Fear Referred to by researchers only as "SM," this unusual patient remembers hav... more.
New sport – 360ball
Posted by 1 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on February 3, 2011 under Featured
We’ve previously reported about budding sports here at Coolest Gadgets with Knokkers, a game that combines bowling with billiards. This 360 ball is a game of tennis combined with, I don’t know, maybe Tiddlywinks? I have a video of it after the jump so you can see how it is played. As for me, I can’t figure out how to play it. Then again, I’m not that good at sports and couldn’t ... more.
Obama administration seeks ways to wiretap the Internet
Posted by 0 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on September 28, 2010 under Featured
The Obama administration is planning to seek legislation that would require social networking companies and voice-over-Internet service providers to adapt their technology so law enforcement agents can monitor users' communications during criminal and terrorism investigations. The proposal arises out of a concern that technology and social customs have outpaced the law and that authorities... more.
Sci Fi fan videos
Posted by 0 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on September 20, 2010 under Featured
Night of the Living Trekkies httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyO2k-jApng Gandalf brings gangsta to Middle-earth in LOTR/rap mash-up video httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a6WO1g0yGk Harry Potter Starts a Band httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVolA1K1Ug ... more.
20 Cool Modern Lamp Designs
Posted by 24 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on September 8, 2010 under Featured
It is very difficult to say when and where the first lamp was used, but they are mentioned in all three early ages – lamps were used in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It may sound unbelievable, but scientists say that the lamp was invented and first used around 70,000 BC! Back then they were made of naturally occurring objects – coconuts, sea shells, hollow stones or similar objects filled ... more.
Wood iPad Stand
Posted by 0 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on September 6, 2010 under Featured
People have been designing speakers in different shapes to optimize the sound for years, but a stand that does the same is a little more rare. This iPad stand is supposed to help optimize the sound purely by the design of the stand itself. It doesn’t have any extra electronic gimmicks, just a well thought out design. Honestly, it’s nice to see someone thinking about the shape, ... more.
Star Trek fans overwhelm Star Wars fans in NASA shuttle vote
Posted by 1 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on September 1, 2010 under Featured
NASA has created the clever Space Rock program that lets the public vote on what song shuttle astronauts flying on mission STS-133 will wake up to. As they put it, "The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions, and now NASA is giving you two chances to be a part of this history! We need your help selecting wakeup songs to be played during the... more.
Alien solar system is like ours, but weirder
Posted by 0 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on August 25, 2010 under Featured
Astronomers have discovered a group of at least five planets — with hints of two more — circling around a star in an arrangement similar to our own solar system. Confirmation of the extra planets would make this the highest tally of alien worlds ever spotted around a single star. The planets and their own sunlike star are about 127 light-years from Earth, astronomers with the European ... more.
11 best commercials featuring Darth Vader
Posted by 28 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on August 23, 2010 under Featured
Although you may not agree with every decision George Lucas has made over the years, nobody can deny the guy has a pretty good idea how to run a successful marketing campaign. Hey, if selling toys hadn't been been part of the picture, we might have even seen a different ending to Return of the Jedi! Lots of companies have tried to cash in on Lucas' money machine since the first Star Wars ca... more.
If Mad Men had computers
Posted by 1 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on August 17, 2010 under Featured
Jeffrey Stephenson of Ingrapham fame and more recently the tiny Level 11 reinvisioning of Thermaltakes monstrous Level 10, has now created a deliciously simple and elegant Danish-styled 1960s PC case that's more furniture than electrical appliance.As many commenters have pointed out, thanks to its minimalist styling, this surely is the perfect PC for Don Draper's office. Right now Jeffery claim... more.