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Telekinesis Prank Is A Couple Notches Better Than Anything We’ve Seen So Far

Ok, first of all, this is an engineered viral video ad for the movie Carrie. But that doesn’t matter, because we’re of the belief that if an ad is actually entertaining, we’re all for watching it. And this particular commercial is awesome. It’s an elaborate prank on some unsuspecting coffee shop customers involving a girl with “telekinetic powers”. It’s so well made that you’d actually have a hard time believing it’s a prank. It involves tables on RC wheels, and a dude hanging from a wall.

It’s a fun watch. 10 million views in two days can’t all be wrong, right?

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Table Made From Magnetic Levitating Cubes

floating-table Ever on the lookout for unique and innovative furniture, we’re intrigued by Rock Paper Robot’s Float Table. It’s made from a matrix of wooden cubes with strong magnets embedded within. The magnetic forces repel the cubes from one another, but a series of steel guide wires keep everything in place. This gives the table a solid appearance while undisturbed, and a wobbly look when touched. We’re not sure how stable a table it is, and placing a wine glass down on it might be a dicey proposition. But it sure is a talking piece that anyone with money will be more than happy to have in his living quarters. We say ‘people with money’ because it’s one of those pieces with no advertised price, placing it squarely in the “if you have to ask” camp.

Edit: A reader informs us that the table is $10,000 and is available here.

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Kinetic Sand Sticks To Itself, Not To Your Fingers

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I was flying from there to here, and while switching planes I had the pleasure to touch some kinetic sand on display at Brookstone. I have to say I was impressed. It’s just like wet sand, only it doesn’t dry, and doesn’t stick to your fingers. It’s made from 98% sand, with some proprietary coating that gives it its special properties. You can mold it, play with it, make all kinds of shapes, and start over at will. It’s just a toy (similar to the ill fated Buckyballs) that will probably lose its appeal after some time, but at $15 for a 2.2 lbs bag, it’s safely in impulse purchase territory.

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Jupiter Cake Puts The Yum In Nerdalicious

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See? That’s an awful headline. Why? Because it doesn’t make sense. But at the same time, you get the idea. Right?… Anyway, the cake you’re looking at is Cakecrumb’s rendition of Jupiter. We like it because as geeks we’ve found that we’re fond of all things science (as well as tech), so we tend to look up at the skies occasionally, and we read space exploration news when they become available. And while this doesn’t count as space exploration, it does count as a delicious looking reminder that the little rock we inhabit has cousins that are as beautiful to look at as they are inhospitable to life. The multiple layers you see represent a theoretical “core comprised mostly of rock and ice… surrounded by a layer liquid metallic hydrogen, and the outer layer is composed of molecular hydrogen.”

We’ve posted about Cakebrumb’s geeky cakes once before, and we’re sort of starting to become fans. And yes, she does take on commissions, so if you’re really into it, she could make you one.

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Display An Animation On Your Bike Wheel As You Cycle

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Whether you have an actual statement to make, or just think they look cool, there’s no denying that the Monkey Light Pro will attract attention.

The Monkey Light Pro has 4 bars of LEDs which are attached together inside your wheel. As your ride the system rotates, and using Persistence Of Visio, creates an image with its 256 full color LEDs. The Monkey Light Pro has sensors to track its speed, heads-up position and rotation direction. This allows the system to create stable, full-wheel images from 10 to 40 mph (15 to 65 km/h).

The images of course can be animated, and the system accepts files of several different formats, from GIFs to FLVs, by way of JPEGs or PNGs. There’s a 7000mAh Lithium Polymer which can give you from 3 to 8 hours of runtime at full brightness or up to 48 hours at reduced brightness (say you’re riding at night). When you order it, the Monkey Light Pro will come pre-loaded with 10 custom animations, but it’s relatively easy to load your own later on. The system will fit wheels of the following sizes: 26″, 27″, 28″, 29″, 700c.

It’s a Kickstarter project for now, and Early Backer prices are sold out. So the cheapest you can get one wheel is $695, and $1,390 for a pair. Yeah… that’s a lot of money to attract attention.

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Butter Grater Is Greatest Invention Ever

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We like to call butter “flavour” ’round these parts. But the most frustrating part about spreading some cold hard flavour on your morning toast is how it just ends up shredding your caramelized slice of bread, and not spreading at all. It’s a first world problem, sure, but it’s one that’s elegantly solved with the above Butter Grater. Just place a cold stick of delicious flavour in there, and watch as your former toast shredder comes out in fluffy filaments, ready for some easy spreading.

It’s $23, from some Japanese vendor.

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Ridiculously Fast-Footed Dance Dance Revolution Player

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Yeah, you’d think DDR news to be old news. And normally you’d be right: who on earth hasn’t seen the videos of these (usually Asian) players dancing around faster than the eye can see? And yet, we think it worthwhile to show you the above vid, in case you haven’t seen it already in the 9 months it’s been out. Why? Because this right here is the motherlode, the crack-cocaine-on-crystal-meth of DDR videos, the Grand Poobah of I-can’t-believe-his-feet-just-did-that videos. It’s remarkable that a human being is able to process information at such a speed, let alone move its body in response.

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Predator Helmet Could Help You Get Some Respect On The Road

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This is one badass looking helmet. Based on a regular helmet structure (and thus, safe), Russian-based NLO Moto sculpts with fiberglass, carbon fiber and polycarbonate a crazy looking helmet reminiscent of the Predator. It’s complete with a dreadlock mullet and a tri-laser LED light, which can be upgraded to become a (possibly illegal) actual tri-laser. Other upgrades include carbon spearheads that attach at the tip of the dreadlocks, and “top level airbrushing”. Keep in mind that this is all on top of the base price, which stands at a hefty $780. That’s a lot of money to spend on a motorcycle helmet, so here’s hoping your ride is equally impressive.

[ NLO Moto ] VIA [ GeekAlerts ]

Don’t Want A Bean Bag? Get The Blandito – A Burrito For Furniture

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The Blandito is a creation of Oradaria Design, and is meant to be a transformable, malleable piece of soft furniture for the home.

It can be bent and shaped to suit an individual’s needs at any given moment. Once you find the shape you want, you can fix it in place using the wooden ball hooks that are included. This means Blandito can be used as a rug, a sleeping bag, a bean bag, or an armchair – at the very least

Initially just an Internet-famous prototype, the Blandito has now graduated into an item in full production, which you can acquire for prices starting at €315 (US$415). The video below gives you an idea of just how it’s meant to be used, and you can hit the jump for a few more pictures.

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