Real Men Where a Goatee

The GoateeSaver has got to be a time saver. I totally enjoy my goatee, but I hate getting the sides straight and even when it has grown out too long. I also usually shave the whole thing off, if I booger up the sides as well. Then all of the chubby kid jokes come out of the wood work.

[via Gizmodo]

Robotics, Say What? BigDog!

BigDog is a level of robotics like I have never seen. Not that I see a lot of robotics in a typical day, but Boston Dynamics is doing some stuff with robotics that is off the hook!

"BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. BigDog’s control system manages the dynamics of its behavior to keep it balanced, steer, navigate, and regulate energetics as conditions vary. Sensors for locomotion include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a laser gyroscope, and a stereo vision system. Other sensors focus on the internal state of BigDog, monitoring the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, rpm, battery charge and others."
- Boston Dynamics


Evolution of Olympic Torches

The NY Times has an interactive collection of the Olympic Torches. My have times changed and so has the Olympic Torch.

"Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, when a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. The torch relay of modern times which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem, with the support of Joseph Goebbels, at the controversial Berlin Olympics as a means to promote Nazi ideology."
- Wikipedia

[via Gizmodo]

Playing Fetch w/an Eagle

It's not evryday that you witness someone playing fetch with an 8ft. eagle. It comes with a price, but you'll have to watch the video to see what I mean. Pretty freakin' cool!

[via Digg]


Smart Arse Pen

The LiveScribe Smart Pen is something that I wish I would have had when I started my Master's program. The Gadgeteer has a very thorough review of the LiveScribe Smart Pen.

Very easy to use
Records audio and ink
Can search for written words in text
Can share notes with others
Have to use special paper with the pen"

- The Gadgeteer

[via The Gadgeteer]

I See Bad People

CrimnalSearches.com is an interesting site. A previous blog, Family Watch Dog + Google Maps, talks about a site to find sex offenders in your neighborhood. It's interesting just to see who and where peeps who have been caught doing bad are in your neighborhood.

[via Lifehacker]

/* Cool Tool Whatchamacallits */

I haven't posted a Cool Tool Whatchamacallits in a while, but I do keep track of all of the good stuff coming out of CoolTools. Here are the last twenty CoolTools that I marked as favorites.

  1. CliC Readers
  2. Strap-A-Handle
  3. Bemis Easy-Clean Toilet Seat
  4. Sleeptracker Pro
  5. IKEA Frost Drying Rack
  6. SpeediBleed
  7. Bod-i-Bag
  8. MacKissic Mighty Mac Chipper Shredder
  9. Scoop Clip
  10. BodyGlide
  11. Black & Decker Accu Mark Level
  12. It's All Too Much
  13. Multi-Use Car Charger
  14. Topeak Turbo Morph Bike Pump
  15. Gamma Seal Lid
  16. Roku + Netflix
  17. StrollAway
  18. Bivanorak
  19. Yamuna Body Rolling Footsavers
  20. Fluke Voltage, Continuity & Current Tester
[via CoolTools]