A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got…
Bicycled is a new company from Lola Lowe Madrid that's building bikes out of junked cars. While that sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster, the results are actually amazingly beautiful.
Vince Hannemann is the junk king, which means he has a whole lotta junk. Being the junk king is different from hoarding though, because instead of living in a cesspool of outdated crap and worthless technology, Hannemann actually created a cathedral with... outdated crap and worthless technology. It's sort of…
For years, we've all been used to inboxes bursting at the seams with promotional email. But increasingly disgruntled recipients are starting to make their voices heard, and as a result online retailers are beginning to cut the amount of junk mail they send.
Orbital debris is a large and growing problem, and no one is quite sure how to deal with it - polar lasers, nets and other concepts are still merely ideas. But we should at least monitor all that space trash, to be certain where it is and whether it's heading for something we want to protect, like the ISS or a…
We know that at least one person has been hit by space junk. Her name is Lottie Williams and she was hit by a piece of a Delta II rocket that fell to earth in 1997.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station had to rush into two docked Soyuz spaceships as space debris nearly missed their homebase, passing just 250 meters (820 feet) from it. In space, that's a pretty close call.
Polish sculptor Marek Tomasik spent three years collecting junk PCs. And with those, he covered an entire 16'x14'x15 room from top to bottom with the guts of those PCs (it's what any sane person would do, right?). Even better, it's viewable as an interactive 3D map.
Four months after boasting of vacuums made from recycled sea junk, Electrolux now has five colorful cleaners to show off. They're made from 70 per cent recycled plastics, with each cleaner's design representing the ocean the rubbish came from.
That's a great-looking lamp, right there. And it's made up entirely of ugly found materials. Frankenlamps, you see, are artist Cory Barkman's specialty.
Ever get that feeling where you just hear or see the word "itch," and suddenly you need to scratch something? Brando's obviously playing on our hypochondria with this USB-powered "itching removal instrument." I think I need it.
An air purifier for pets! What an ingenious idea! It takes that filthy air around Fido's head, sucks it up, and replaces it with clean, refreshing and pet-friendly snake oil!
Some of it I really do plan to use. Some of it I can't even identify. Hi. My name is Vin and I'm an addict. I can't stop buying electronic junk.
DJ Steve Porter is trying his hardest to revive the career of Vince. You remember Vince, right? He's the ShamWow guy who got bitten by, and beat up, a hooker earlier this year.
Holy Batman, I'm still awake so I'm staring at this Woot Off in the hopes that I can finally get a USB pencil sharpener. Yes, it's mesmerizing isn't it, those flashing lights? MUST BUY! [Woot]
Hello Kitty will swallow your soul! And now that we have that out of the way, we can take a look at this incredibly loud looking Hello Kitty keyboard, which will also, incidentally, swallow souls.
Hey, guess what? There's a Woot Off going on right now! Head over to Woot and see how quickly things like glow in the dark jumbo remotes get snapped up even though nobody supposedly has money anymore. [Woot]
It looks like your typical junk, tooling around on coastal waterways in Southeast Asia in the late 1960s. Think of it in Apocalypse Now terms: It was basically a water taxi for personnel on highly classified missions. OK, so then say that classified mission is somehow compromised—here's what it looks like when it…