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Fans of the popular post-apocalyptic video game Fallout, check out this new Pip Boy 3000 mod that will surely make you say “Shut up and take my money.” A hardcore Fallout fan made a real-life, fully functional Pip Boy 3000 that is not only good for display purposes. A YouTube user named MyMagicPudding posted a video showcasing his newest creation based on one of the key items seen in Fallout games. The video shows the Pip Boy 3000 prototype he created that features fully functioning knobs and switches, instead of a touch screen...

The New York Times is currently developing a computerized mirror that can deliver useful features, such as social networking and emails to users while using it in a bathroom. The mirror works by using Microsoft’s Kinect and a Mirror TV that is reported to be developed by Philips. The TV functions as a mirror and a display. According to tech website Digital Trends, the TV is linked to a microphone and a Kinect sensor, which allows the device to use voice recognition and motion sensing. Additional interaction is provided via objects...

For blind people, a guide dog is useful when crossing a noisy and busy street, and a cane is helpful in tapping out dangerous objects scattered around. However, not everyone is willing to look after a seeing-eye dog and canes have their limitations. For those who are looking for something more efficient, Steve Hoefer designed and constructed the Tacit, a wrist-mounted device that uses sonar to measure the user’s distance to objects. Through haptic feedback, it provides the visually impaired with a view of his surroundings. Since...

ila Security has made a series of security accessories aimed for women to restore their confidence whenever they are alone. Let’s face it, one of the most important things that we need to focus on daily is our security and we have to find means to increase our security when we are away from our homes. Most women admit they feel uneasy when they’re walking to work, jogging alone in the park, staying in unfamiliar surroundings or just crossing a deserted car park. When under threat, women tend to lose their ability to scream...

If you’re the type of person who has a penchant for drinking from odd and unique glasses, this is a win for you. A number of shot glasses that look like Canon camera lenses have been designed by DERELIQ Designs. DERELIQ Designs is a design studio that is run by a group of UC Berkley students. These shot glasses are perfect in every detail, from the tiny auto-to-manual focus switch to the focus ring ridges. These shot glasses are nice and is made from heavy ceramic so it feels really solid in your hands. The shot glasses are accurate...

U.S. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has unveiled their latest robot, based on maple seeds and single-winged helicopters, which could be very useful for the military to gather information from dangerous areas. Researchers from the Intelligent Robotics Laboratories of Lockheed Martin, based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, spent the past five years developing an unmanned aircraft called the Samarai, which replicates the motion of a single-winged chopper. Based on a maple seed’s aerodynamics, Lockheed Martin’s Director of Advanced...

We have featured a number of iPhone add-ons, but the most creative will always come from certain individuals, who unfortunately, don’t always have the financial backing of a big company. A new project has appeared on KickStarter called the Orbit, which was designed by San Francisco Bay designers Joe Molinari and Jon Norton. It is a simple device that enables users to make the most of their smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, by giving users the ability to stick their devices anywhere, leaving their hands free...

Here’s something they did not teach us in school. Did you know that a certain species of ants have translucent abdomens? Not only are these ants transparent, but they can also be fed with colorful liquid to make them look cool with colored bellies. Dr. Mohamed Babu of India set up photographs of these cool ants after his wife showed him that some of them turned white after drinking milk. He then gave these little creatures brightly colored drops of sugar and watched as their bellies’ color match the food they had eaten. Some...

Halloween is just a couple of months away and that means that it’s time to thinking about creative costume ideas, as well as a theme for the party if ever you’re going to throw one. Just when you thought Japanese products couldn’t get any weirder, they go and make the Dokkiri Hand Case for the iPhone 4. The Dokkiri Hand Case is a black case for Apple’s iPhone 4 that has a rubber human hand on the back. This creepy iPhone case will make you hold a severed human hand while talking on the phone. Weird. Lots of people...

What makes a good film stand out from the rest? Its not the lenses that they used in cameras and definitely not the expensive special effects used. Its the quality of sound. Sound is very important to film making, in some ways more than the video itself. It is important because it fills out the gaps of what we see on the screen. Producing high quality sound needs expensive, professional grade microphones that can record audio that is close to real life. A Silicon Valley computer technology veteran named Suomya Mitra came up with a microphone...