Make Your Own Hand-Cranked GIF Machine With This $99 Kit

We've seen a number of artists create hand-cranked "GIF machines" over the past few months, from the Giphoscope to Juan Fontanive's creations. The only problem is how expensive they are—but now, thanks to this handy little kit, you can make your own on the cheap. » 1/13/14 5:22pm 1/13/14 5:22pm

The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Makes Google Fiber Look Like Dial-Up

Everybody hates wires, but if you want crazy speed, they're the way to go. But maybe not anymore. A team of German scientists have developed record-setting Wi-Fi that cooks right along at 100 Gigabits per second. You know, like Google Fiber but times 100. » 10/14/13 11:12am 10/14/13 11:12am

Add Bubbles to Any Booze Without Watering It Down

Bubbles are amazing. They seem to make any drink (or bath) more fun, more refreshing. Ever wish you could carbonate your whiskey, or wine, or mixed drink without diluting it with watery, zero-percent-alcohol liquid? The Perlini System by Perlage was built to do just that. Oh hell yes. » 5/11/12 5:00pm 5/11/12 5:00pm

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Is Out

The official Kinect for Windows SDK beta is now available for download. It's for non-commercial use only, aimed at researchers, academics and hobbyist developers, but the download is free, and available in both 32- and 64-bit formats.
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Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA’s Historic Spy Kit

Whenever James Bond needed a nifty device to snap a surreptitious surveillance picture or escape the gilded clutches of Auric Goldfinger, he could count on the ingenious minds in the Secret Service's Q Division to devise a solution. Real-world Bonds working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and its precursor… » 2/24/11 8:00pm 2/24/11 8:00pm

Implosion Toy Set Lets You Practice Destroying the Apple Cube Store…

American Toy and Invention Co. is selling a kit that'll let you build, implode, and rebuild a multi-story structure that looks strangely enough like the 5th Avenue Apple flagship retail space. I'm sure it teaches about the physics of demolition, but hey! Stuff's blowing up! Stuff with iPods inside! » 12/13/08 11:45am 12/13/08 11:45am

A Ride Aboard the Pleasurecraft Turns Any Geek Into Captain Stubing

According to the designers, the Pleasurecraft "is a vehicular kit that choreographs gesture and landscape to produce an outing full of splendor and romance." This little love boat comes equipped with everything the awkward nerd needs to transform into a cool Casanova : luxurious pillows, a champagne cooler, instruction… » 10/23/08 1:45pm 10/23/08 1:45pm

Zombie Survival Kit For Sale Now - Be Prepared

Being caught unprepared during a zombie attack is tantamount to jumping into a lion cage with big pieces of ham strapped to your neck. Be prepared. And part of being prepared is having the right equipment, which is why you should invest in these Zombie Survival Kits now for sale on eBay. You'll never know when you need … » 3/12/08 9:30pm 3/12/08 9:30pm

CES 2008: Comprehensive Robot Roundup

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We had a wail of a time at CES 2008, but we were not the only ones. The various robots on display were also going nuts at the convention. We have rounded them all up in this excellent video, showing you the neat robotics that we thought were worthy of a video shout out. Hit the clip to see them in action, and then… » 1/14/08 2:00am 1/14/08 2:00am

ARTiGO DIY Mini-PC Kit for an Awesome Hacker Holiday

Starting this Friday, Via Technologies will roll out their ARTiGO do-it-yourself mini-pc kit for any hacker looking for a fun (but brief) holiday project. The package includes an EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX motherboard with a1-GHz C7 Via processor, a chassis, power adapter, and essential accessories—but you are on your own… » 12/10/07 9:00pm 12/10/07 9:00pm

Power House Kit: Your Action Figures Are Going Green

It is high-time that your Star Wars figures, GI Joes and Barbies woke up from their fantasy worlds and realized that in the real world, there are limits to the power we can consume. The first step in their education would be to move into one of these Power Houses and learn what life would be like without fossil fuels.… » 12/04/07 7:00pm 12/04/07 7:00pm