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Altoids Tin Becomes DIY Miniature BBQ

Altoids Tin Becomes DIY Miniature BBQ

Part of the fun of doing something yourself is the fact that, sometimes, you get to use things that you might not normally think about using. Doing it yourself means, sometimes, more than anything else, that you get to tinker while you create. And thanks to Instructables, you can now safely say that you can put together something awesome from a very simple thing: an Altoids tin.

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Samsung Zipel Oven Goes for Under $600, Combines Microwave and Traditional Oven with Steamer

Samsung Zipel Oven Goes for Under $600, Combines Microwave and Traditional Oven with Steamer

Having all-in-one gadgets doesn't just mean for your PC or printer. At least, it shouldn't. And we're glad to see that Samsung shares our same ideas, as they've just begun to show off their Zipel oven. It's designed for Koreans, as the company is marketing it for "Korean tastes," but just looking at this perfectly sized device, and considering everything it can do, we're pretty sure this will get eyeballed by a lot more folks than just Koreans.

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Washing machine dies miserably washing a brick

Washing machine dies miserably washing a brick

On more than one occasion, I have pulled something out of the washing machine and found that it was stretched out after getting caught as the spin cycle starts. Every now and again, we have to set an example to show that behavior like that is unacceptable from our appliances.

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Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson has launched two new fans, using the same unusual blade-hidden design of the original Dyson Air Multiplier debuted back in October 2009.  The  AM01 desktop model is joined by the Dyson AM02 Tower Fan, a floor-standing unit with full-length air pushing abilities, and the Dyson AM03 Pedestal Fan, which basically takes the head unit from the AM01 and puts it on a free-standing mount.

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Dyson Air Multiplier fan hides blades, swallows your money

Dyson Air Multiplier fan hides blades, swallows your money

While it might resemble an automatic blood pressure monitor for those with huge arms, or a pedestal-mounted personal Stargate, you're actually looking at James Dyson's latest rethink to domestic appliances.  The Dyson Air Multiplier is the UK engineer's attempt to replace the humble fan, dropping the blades into the base section and re-routing the air through the ring.

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Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

 If you're the forgetful type, it's likely you've forgotten your clothes in the washer at least a few times.  Ryan Rose decided to solve that problem using an interesting tool - Twitter.  You can watch a video about Ryan's tweeting washing machine after the jump.

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Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator sports a LCD

Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator sports a LCD

It's not that often that we feature appliances here on SlashGear, but this one just had to be mentioned. The Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator is no ordinary ice chest. In fact, it features a LCD screen.

For those that just can't stand to be away from their technology, even while in the kitchen, this Samsung fridge is right for you. With a 7-inch touchscreen LCD built right into the door, you can control your refrigerator from the outside.

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Translucent OLED Panels can use as panes of Window Glass

You wouldn’t find these windows at your local Home Depot Window and Sliding department; it’s made of a translucent OLED panel by the Korean Electronics Giant, Samsung. The company has showcased a prototype of four 12.1-inch OLED panels as a window display at FPD International 2008; it’s also its first exhibition of OLED panel with a transmittance of 30 percent at Japan.

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Electrolux toaster design burns headlines onto bread

Electrolux toaster design burns headlines onto bread

How would you like a toaster that can actually "print" the latest news on your bread? Not many people have a real desire for this sort of luxury, but that hasn't stopped Sung Bae Chang from designing the Scan Toaster.

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R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

If you’re big into Star Wars collectibles, this is a must-have! Well, if you can afford it, that is. This R2D2 compact refrigerator was made back in 2002 as a promotion for Attack of the Clones in Japanese 7-11 stores, but its price tag may make it more inaccessible than its low production count does.

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Control your Roomba with a Wii Balance Board

Control your Roomba with a Wii Balance Board

How would you like to control your Roomba with your Wii Fit Balance Board? A Japanese man has managed to turn his Wii Balance Board into a controller for his Roomba with just a few steps. Essentially the man used the Bluetooth capabilities of the balance board to link the Roomba and the balance board. Afterwards he’s able to shift his weight from one side of the board to the other to move the Roomba around the room.

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Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

If you ever get a bit lax on your laundry duties, the Electrolux iBasket should help you out. In fact, it washes your clothes for you.
 

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