Category: Dork Science and Technology

Christmas Got you Stressed Out? Try This Fine Head Massage!

Alright, I will admit it, I buy weird shit sometimes. Who doesn’t? You just see something on TV and it clicks with you. Like it is the long lost piece of your life and it will solve a good percentage of the problems that ale you. In fact, at times I pride myself in being the head of research and development for some of the crazy stuff out there. For example…the finger mouse, to replace your mouse on your computer, well that was not exactly a breakthrough product. So imagine my surprise when I came across this dandy…yeah, OSIM uCrown 2 Soothing Head Massager with Music.

Head Massage OSIM
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Robots for Moon Exploration…Yeah!

Most dorks would agree that the cliché vision of year 2000 (i.e., personal jet packs, flying cars, living like the Jetsons, etc.), is a worn out joke. For the most part we can still dream but I think we have now found more comfort in the vision of our comics and favorite sci-fi movie/TV. While we are settling in with the boring world, it appears that the researchers at the Toyota R&D center in Japan are not as compliant. From personal transporters to truly autonomous robots, they keep pushing technology and with it the vision of the future. Now it appears, Toyota wants to look at placing their Partner Robots on the Moon to begin building infrastructure…

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Star Trek Cell Phone Bling…The Future In Our Hands!

Let me guess, there are a lot of Universal Dork followers out there that wish that just a tiny bit…a smidge of the technology we see in sci-fi movies/shows would be real. From teleportation to phasers, or warp speed to food replication…I always thought that Star Trek was one of the most innovative and inspiring shows that pushed the limits with technology…but for some reason you knew it could be real someday.

Well there have been announcements on teleporting photos across a room…cool, but a long way to go till we get to something bigger. May theorists have bought into Warp speed…but again it looks great in the math and on paper. Well wait no more, because now you too can have a Star Trek communicator that works with your cell phone via Bluetooth! All home made, and of course, classic Star Trek style as well, with the flip top and everything.

iphone cell phone bluetooth star trek communicator

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PigeonNet vs. DSL…And you thought all they did was crap a lot!

Wow…slap in the face is an understatement on this one folks. In case you are not aware, ancient carrier pigeons are still faster than some of today’s methods of carry high volumes of data. According to BiongBiong.net, a South African IT company got so fed up with the national Telkom’s notoriously poor Internet service that they decided to set up a race that pitted the Telkom’s network against a carrier pigeon. Yeah, and the pigeon won.

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What’s next?…Robot Fornication?!?!??

I just can’t get over this. We have this level of robotics and technology and those funny guys at the Taiwan University of Science and Technology just make them kiss. I realize that the dudes that pulled this technology together have more brains in one pinky that I do in my whole body. But as their professor/adviser…wouldn’t you just flunk them on the basis of spending money and time on this. This ends up looking like a really fancy version of Chuck E. Cheese in my opinion…but alas…less you nor I shall impede on the progress of technology!

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