Halloween is almost five months away, but it's still not too early to start work on your costume if it's complicated enough. That's certainly the case if you plan to follow these instructions, which explain how to construct a costume of the comic book hero "The Thing" using real rocks.
In this age of Hollywood-branded gadgets, it's no surprise that Alienware has come out with a series of limited-edition Superman PCs to coincide with the caped crusader's big-screen return. The individually numbered Area-51 desktop and notebook systems capture the Man of Steel mystique through case artwork, as well as desktop themes that incorporate touches from the Superman universe. Think green Kryptonite and Clark Kent's glasses.
The case on the desktop PC features a mural by the folks at DC Comics that traces Superman's progression from child to superhero and includes other memorable characters like Superman inamorata … Read more
With easily disguisable tracking devices the size of a paper clip available at any online spy tech store these days, it's difficult to know if and when you're being watched. Eavesdroppers have devices at their disposal that can transmit your most private conversations to a parked car four blocks away.
The Miniature Combination Detector attempts to put the power of privacy back into the hands of the consumer with an upgraded detection range. It is sensitive to surveillance equipment such as eavesdropping bugs, telephone taps, body transmitters, video cameras and GPS vehicle-tracking devices with frequencies of 1MHz to … Read more
The cordless "No Hands" One Touch Can Opener behaves as if it's got a mind of its own.
Set the petal-shaped tool on top of a can and voila! It whirs around in a circle with the press of a button, requiring very little work and eliminating instances of "operator error." Creator Daka Designs says the battery-operated, hands-free device leaves a smooth edge on the lid and the top of can.
The patented technology, created by Daka with carpal tunnel and arthritis sufferers in mind, slices through tin with no hand pressure.
The tool, which … Read more
You've been looking forward to this party and you're having a great time! Your phone rings and you set your cup down. When you go to retrieve it, you discover that your perfectly blended vanilla vodka and soda has disappeared into an endless sea of plastic-cup clones. What do you do?
Now that the Etch-it Party Cup has arrived on the scene, the days of perusing drool stains, lipstick smudges and floating cigarettes are finally over. And for hosts, less cups mean less cleanup.
The way it works is simple: On the side of each cup is a … Read more
The phone rings, and you answer it hoping to hear the voice of that cute personal trainer from the gym. Instead, you almost lose your mind listening to that annoying guy you met last week drone on about his golf score.
The new phone service by Jangl could offer socially active people a safe haven from excruciating scenarios such as these.
Jangl (formerly Buzzage) is a service, based in Pleasanton, Calif., that grants its customers access to disposable phone numbers that forward to their real numbers, allowing the user to remain anonymous when both receiving and making calls.
The service, … Read more
Some alarm clocks do a lot more than tell the time and wake you up. Oregon Scientific, for example, makes a line of self-setting clocks that let you project an image of the digital clock face and rotate it 180 degrees onto a wall or ceiling, so it acts as both a timepiece and night-light.
The company's RMR966PA model, which goes for $49.95, projects glowing red numbers and is set to the U.S. atomic clock. It also features a wireless remote sensor that relays the outside temperature.
James Connell, a self-professed techno-geek from Washington, D.C., who … Read more
The world's going notebook-crazy, but lots of people never take their PC out of the office. HP plans to introduce a new $399 docking station Tuesday that will cater to both the deskbound and the world traveler.
The 3-in-1 NAS Docking Station comes with a 160GB hard drive built into the base of the unit. It supports most HP business notebooks, which can be set to automatically back up the contents of the notebook's hard drive every night to the docking station with software bundled along with the dock. The hard drive in the dock can also be … Read more
Voyeurism has become ever so easy with the help of the Wireless Camera Hunter.
Even mere amateur snoops will be turning pro once they get their hands on this easy-to-use video Walkman-size device, which scans all commonly used video frequencies in less than five seconds, detects the video transmission and sounds an audible alert.
The product's portable, compact design makes spying on friends and neighbors so easy that long boring afternoons with nothing to do are sure to become a thing of the past.
Complete with two antennae, the Wireless Camera Hunter scans the airwaves for wireless camera transmissions … Read more
Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer showed off a Blu-ray disc player that can also record at Computex on Monday. K.Y. Lee, the company's chairman, said the device will hit the market by the end of the year, according to PC World.
It won't be cheap. Standard Blu-ray players go for close to $1,000 although Sony will include a Blu-ray player in the $499 PlayStation 3.
Like Samsung before it, BenQ hopes to use its history and experience in component manufacturing to become a worldwide brand in consumer electronics. The company grew out of Acer Peripherals which Lee, … Read more