Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

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Here's the stuff that we didn't post today. (Until now, obviously.)

• The one-of-a-kind Mechanical Memory Key was one of the best looking gadgets we stumbled across today, but it's a total tease. Even though it was made from the parts of six different pocket watches, the clockwork doesn't turn. I want my reproductions of Victorian-era thumbdrives to be authentic, damnit. Until those gears turn, no dice! [Geeky Gadgets]

• Yet another way to spy on your neighbor is Brando's sound-activated electric-socket-mounted hidden camcorder. As you can see above, though, the problem is, nobody I know has electric sockets that look like that. Brando, we love you, but you gotta get out more. Need a US version, baby. [CrunchGear]


• Microsoft Bing overtook Yahoo!, ranking as the #2 search engine this week. I'm not saying Bing is bad in any way—it's actually fun—but not only are Live Search and MSN forwarding to Bing, giving it a big boost, but it's still a novelty. I'll bet Crystal Pepsi gave Coke a run for its money the week it was introduced. That doesn't mean people still buy cases of it. (Can you even still buy Crystal Pepsi? Dumb idea—the flavor's in the caramel coloring.) [Washington Post]


• Who doesn't love robot pick-up lines like "Your lips say 0 but your eyes say 1" or "Hey, baby, ever do it AIBO style?" (More at #robotpickuplines on Twitter.) I'll tell you who doesn't—we don't! We've already explained to you again and again why robots are dangerous. Why are you trying to incite them? Oooooh, I get it. You're trying to get in bed with them, Baltar-style, so that they save you when they kill everyone else. Well, then you're on our list, too, you long-haired, sad-eyed, multiple-doctorate-holding freak. [TechCrunch]