7.5-Tonne Bridge Made of Cardboard Tubes

7.5-Tonne Bridge Made of Cardboard Tubes

A temporary bridge made of 281 cardboard tubes has been erected over a river in Southern France. Weighing 7.5 tonnes, it can hold up to 20 people at a time. It is just half a mile from the Pont du Gard, an old Roman stone bridge, and was designed by…

Clique Hue HD Webcam in Six Cheery Colors

Clique Hue HD Webcam in Six Cheery Colors

The Clique Hue HD webcam is not only gussied up in six lovely colors, it can snag HD-like 1280×1024 video at 10fps, or 1024×768 at 30fps. If you want to take it with you, you can detach it from its base and plug it directly into your laptop USB port….

Sony Gives Japanese Porn a Hand

Sony Gives Japanese Porn a Hand

Blu-ray’s comparisons with Betamax have proven unfounded, at least in the case of pornography. Because Sony is not only allowing pornography on Blu-ray, but they have begun offering resources and technical support to Japan’s adult film industry.

Tote Boom Bag is iPod-Friendly, Too Small for the Beach

Tote Boom Bag is iPod-Friendly, Too Small for the Beach

iPod-compatible boombox bags are two-a-penny these days, but Fred Flare’s tote is less hideous than a lot of the current speaker-bag combos that are around at the moment. Paying hommage to the vinyl ‘n’ crappy plastic turntable age, (no doubt you get an authentic tinny sound from the speakers) the…

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Records Full HD on DVD-R, SDHC

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Records Full HD on DVD-R, SDHC

The new Panasonic HDC-SX5 may be less sexy than the tiny-wee HDC-SD5, but in addition to the same optical image stabiliser, Leica Dicomar lenses and 30fps Full HD 1920x 1080 in SD and SDHC cards recording, it can also capture to double-layer DVD-R discs. Price and specs after the jump.

Dell Promotes Their Laptops With Toshiba Destruction

Dell Promotes Their Laptops With Toshiba Destruction

Dell’s new promotion of their Latitude XT tablet PC is gets personal—claiming frustration with bad tablets, they saw Toshiba’s competing M400 in half. We’re not sure how, if at all, Toshiba plans to retaliate. But we humbly suggest the use of eggs, toilet paper and a half-broken bottle of Jack…

Make Biodiesel Yourself With Home Processing Plant

Make Biodiesel Yourself With Home Processing Plant

Etruk has devised a method to produce biodiesel within the comfort of your own home, using their Home Biodiesel Processing Plant. The unit utilises biological sources such as vegetable oil to produce the sustainable energy source. The benefits of making biodiesel at home primarily lie in the sustainability of the…

Fuwapica Furniture Matches Your Girly Drink, Lovehandles

Fuwapica Furniture Matches Your Girly Drink, Lovehandles

In the future, all furniture will glow. But if Fuwapica has anything to say about it, the glowing will quantify your embarrassment. Fuwapica seats are, at their heart, about social humiliation. Coming in Honeycomb and Ice varieties, they assign you a color based upon weight, providing us with luminescent evidence…

Apple Patents Text-to-Speech Messaging

Apple Patents Text-to-Speech Messaging

In a recent patent filing “Multimedia data transfer for a personal communication device,” Apple is offering text messages without the GSM SMS protocol, or even the need to read. While SMS requires an intermediary server between sender and receiver, Apple’s patent has a sender’s device convert text messages to an…

Spike Your Espresso, Literally

Spike Your Espresso, Literally

For those who need an extra jolt in the morning, this Saeco Etienne Louis espresso machine is happy to oblige. Constructed of steel with aluminum spikes, the sphere actually hides a compartment to heat water, combining form and function brilliantly (kill, caffeinate, repeat). And while the espresso maker only pumps…

Nerd Takes Trolling Seriously, Burns Attacker’s Trailer Down

Nerd Takes Trolling Seriously, Burns Attacker’s Trailer Down

Apparently no one ever taught the “sticks and stones” rhyme to Navy Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares before. Upon being called a “nerd” in an online trollfight, the irate 27-year-old jumped into his car and travelled 1,300 miles to burn his name-caller’s trailer down. He has since…

SK Telecom Cleaning Robot Controlled by Mobile

SK Telecom Cleaning Robot Controlled by Mobile

Sometimes we just want to tell our Roomba what to do, but we can never find that frickin’ remote. Well SK Telecom has decided to fix this problem, they are developing a cleaning-robot that is controllable via your cell phone. Not only can you decide where the little bot cleans,…

Machine Gun Violin

Machine Gun Violin

This is a machine gun violin concept by Wei Lieh Lee of the School of Visual Arts. Looks like someone resented their mandatory music lessons. [via the amazing Geekologie]

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Friday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Friday Night

Wa-hey, it’s the weekend! (And you’re sitting in front of the computer because..?) Nothing Says Happiness Like a Slab of Rubber Forcing You to Smile I could’ve used one of these in high school for the school photos. Fantachrome Paint, Insta-Chrome Don’t let your kids near this one! The Blue…

Free iPhone Ringtones from iTunes

Free iPhone Ringtones from iTunes

TUAW’s post on how to rip the 30-second track samples from iTunes for use on an iPhone is evil, brilliant and I love it. The secret: export a playlist from the iTunes store, download the MP4 sample clips, and upload them using iFuntastic.

iCat Interacts, Plays, Gets Pissed Off, Doesn’t Need Litter Box

iCat Interacts, Plays, Gets Pissed Off, Doesn’t Need Litter Box

With 13 servos controlling its eyebrows, eyes, eyelids and weird Angelina-Jolie-esque lips, Philips’ iCat can play, chat with you and “explore human-robot interaction,” all for your enjoyment. Until he puts that “I’m going to kick your ass and take your eyeballs off” face on. Then you should be happy that…