The Xmas List, No.18: Cube-Works CAM-08 walking robot

Japanese company Cube-Works brings you the all new Cube Robot Project CAM-08 walking robot. CAM-08 takes advantage of cutting-edge joint & rotary technology resulting in its eerily natural walking motion. Cam-08 is a simple, affordable (around $160 from Audiocubes) design robot. It comes with a wireless infrared four-button remote (forward, bac...More

Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Five marvellous man-bags

1 EASTPAK CAMO SHOULDER BAG It costs just £30 (from Urban Outfitters), it comes in bulletproof-cool camo and it’s big enough to keep all your shit in – mobile phone, PSP, iPod, crack pipe etc. BUY IT...More


Nintendo Wii can damage your living room

Nintendo, you have spawned a monster… the nunchuck (emphasis on ‘chuck’) controller for the lovely Wii is innovative but it’s also proving to be rather destructive. Some gamers lucky enough to own a Wii have found that the remote can fly off in all directions, putting any objects and people in the vicinity at risk. […...More


Day-Lab Kung Fu coasters

As the folks at Day-Lab say, nothing irritates a Kung Fu master more than rings on his wooden tables. That or being stabbed in the face with a Ninja Star… but I digress. This cool set of four cork-backed Kung Fu Coasters will keep your precious tables nice and ring free… and match the decor […]...More


Perstel Bluenote DAB radio

http://techdigest.tv/bluenote-thumb.jpg Digital Radio... DAB thingies... um... whatever you think of them, you're going to need one soon. Obviously, some digital radios are just not worth their price-tag... I mean, who really listens to the radio now? Well, should you want to dip your toe into the world of DAB then......More


Vid of the day: USB humping dog

Not sure whether this gizmo is brilliant or just another Bigmouth Billy Bass (ie. funny once or twice and then very, very, very annoying). For now, we like… More cool toys on Brandish...More


The Xmas List, No.17: Philips QC5170 hair clippers

This is the first-ever set of clippers designed specifically for self-haircuts, thanks to the unique 180° pivoting head. As someone who has cut his own hair for many years (I’m sad to say I’m slowly going bald, so no point shelling out £15 for a grade-four all over), this sounds too good to be true. […]...More


VW snow sleds

If a humble wooden sled is too old-school for your taste, then take a look at Volkswagen’s fancy snow sleds, which bring precision German engineering to the slopes. These sleds get steering wheels, padded seating and cold resistant plastics. Our favourite models are the Schlitten Snow Future GTI (pictured) and Snow Flyer Herbie versions ...More


Alan Fluff Freeman t-shirt

http://tshirts365.com/store/catalog/NotArf.gif_200.gif Since Alan 'Fluff' Freeman sadly passed away recently, people have been falling over themselves to pay tribute to the great man. With his familiar welcome of "Greetings, pop pickers" and triumphant, brassy theme tune, Alan "Fluff" Freeman was an institution in British radio. He spent more than ...More


Retro NES skin for Nintendo Wii

http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2006/12/nes-wii-skin.jpg Those of you who are lucky enough to already own a Wii, your life isn't quite complete yet. Why. Because you need the superb retro NES skin for your Nintendo! It's called the Retro Revolution which gives a nod to the original codename for the "Wii" ('revolution') and not merely some random ...More


Greg Hansen speaker amps

http://www.handsomefamily.com/Busker.jpg With a feature on weird and wonderful guitars (that you'll never get to own), let's look at a bunch of weird and wonderful amplifiers that you CAN own......More


Five best mobile games for this Xmas

Getting a shiny new phone under the tree this Chrimbo? You’ll be wanting some games to play on it, then, if only to distract you from how rubbish underwhelming most mobile TV is. Here’s five mobile games worth downloading – and each should cost you less than a fiver! All should be available on your […]...More


DIY pizza maker

Gadget site Iwantoneofthose.com reckons its new Pizza Maker will provide a tasty alternative to "grabbing a dirty kebab on the way home from the pub", which grossly underestimates the ability of the average drunk man to a.) walk past a kebab shop without going inside, and b.) work electronic equipment when he gets home. Still, […]...More


Honda Asimo vs stairs. Stairs win

Brandish thought the whole stair/robots debate had been settled when the Daleks learned to fly in the recent Doctor Who remake. But no. It seems cutting-edge robotics still can’t quite cope with an average flight of stairs. Check the video at this link for an example of Honda’s Asimo robot trying (and failing) to reach […]...More


Who Ate All The Pies?

Us gentlemen are known for enjoying a bit of football aren’t we? From reading Roy of the Rovers, to still hanging onto a dream that you could offer your club of choice something even though you’re a bit overweight and cough up terrible things after running for longer than a minute. Well, you’ll be glad […]...More

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