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Mass Effect M8 Avenger replica built by 28-year-old dork

Mass Effect M8 Avenger replica built by 28-year-old dork

This replica of the M8 Avenger Assault rifle from Mass Effect may well be the coolest replica ever made from a video game. The builder is Harrison Krix, a self-proclaimed 28-year-old dork working in graphic design that makes replica props in his free time and does a fantastic job of it.

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Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Ever wanted your living room wall to look like the inner lining of a lung?  If so, you need to talk to Nils Voelker: his latest project, called "one hundred and eight", takes 108 garbage bags and then uses 216 computer-controlled CPU cooling fans to selectively inflate and deflate them.  The resulting wall-mounted installation is bizarrely hypnotic.

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Defibrillator-shaped toaster crying out for a Steve Martin film to goof in

Defibrillator-shaped toaster crying out for a Steve Martin film to goof in

While we wouldn't argue with some kitchen/hospital crossovers - better food while you're recuperating would be nice - we can't help but think designing a toaster to look like a defibrillator opens up all manner of potential pratfalls. The handiwork of Shay Carmon, toast/e/r is tongue-in-cheek billed as a way to "revive your old bread".

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Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

When Steve Jobs said that the iPad offered "Freedom from porn" last month, it was just the latest in a series of digs against rival platforms - Android, PCs - that allow risque content to be viewed.  The Apple CEO probably didn't expect it to kick start a guerilla street art campaign, though; that, however, is exactly what has happened.  Apple adverts near the Moscone center where Apple held their WWDC 2010 keynote earlier this week were modified using self-adhesive overlays that changed the generic content into something a little more smutty.

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Facade Printer: the most exciting inkjet you’ll see [Video]

Facade Printer: the most exciting inkjet you’ll see [Video]

If HP's inkjets were as interesting as this DIY Facade Printer, the company wouldn't have had to buy Palm just to get some press coverage.  The handiwork of German product designers and engineers Martin Fussenegger, Michael Haas and Julian Adenauer, the inkjet-with-attitude is capable of precisely firing individual colored dots from up to 20 feet away, creating huge - and surprisingly accurate - murals on whatever wall is unlucky enough to get in the way.

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Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

I have never broken a bone despite the fact that I frequently jumped off the roof of my house as a kid and ran wild on a three-wheeler with no parental supervision at an early age. My cousin on the other hand could break a bone if he farted too hard. We are sort of like Mr. Glass and David Dunn from Unbreakable.

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Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

One thing we didn't see when we visited Texas Instruments last week were the fruits of the company's Attenborough Design Group, the experimental research group who, in 1972, designed this Gesundheit Radio.  Of course, that's probably because there was no such group; the radio - which incorporates a set of bellows and sneezes periodically, so as to remove dust from the sensitive microprocessors - is actually the handiwork of design student James Chambers, who felt a comprehensive back-story could only help his project.

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Time Switch: because deadline denial is an art

Time Switch: because deadline denial is an art

When you're facing down an inbox full of press releases and an empty frontpage, the prospect of pausing time sounds like a tempting one.  Artist Ryan Harc can't quite offer mastery over the aging process, but if you're of the opinion that what you haven't seen can't hurt you then his Time Switch may have all the denial you need.

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Don’t Tase Me Bro immortalized in automaton

Don’t Tase Me Bro immortalized in automaton

We like a good automaton here at SlashGear, and if it manages to reproduce an internet meme then all the better.  Jon Haddock's hand-cranked model is titled "Andrew Meyer (Don't Tase Me Bro)" and reproduces the infamous 2007 University of Florida Taser incident.

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Wooden MacBook model with hand-drawn detailing

Wooden MacBook model with hand-drawn detailing

It may look like an Apple MacBook - albeit one pretty thoroughly bleached - but this is actually a school project.  Kyle Buckner crafted this 3/4-scale MacBook model out of wood, with a hand-cut working hinge, and then filled in the details with a pencil.

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Adidas Liquid Story ferrofluid installation [Video]

Adidas Liquid Story ferrofluid installation [Video]

Adidas have commissioned an audio-video installation using dancing ferrofluid, which will go on show at Milan Design Week 2009.  The handiwork of Felice Limosani, Liquid Story incorporates two cones between which a magnetic field is created, causing a 10 liter pool of iron-enriched resin to map out music with hypnotic spears.

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Tilt-Shift done properly: Bathtub IV by Keith Loutit [Video]

Tilt-Shift done properly: Bathtub IV by Keith Loutit [Video]

Tilt-shift takes the real world and, if it's done right, makes you wonder whether we're actually all tiny figurines.   Artist Keith Loutit is perhaps one of the best at it that we've seen, and his latest project - Bathtub IV, a music video starring the Sydney harbor and a whole flock of seemingly-minute people, boats and even a helicopter - is arguably his finest work yet.

 

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