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Trailer: Fast and Furious 4

Trailer: Fast and Furious 4

This trailer for Fast and Furious 4 has Vin and the gang raiding a gas tanker, Mad Max style. It’s not exactly Oscar material, but who cares: car chases and hot chicks make us happy.

Go Miniman Go!

Go Miniman Go!

The above video celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic Lego Miniman; it’s even available in 3D. We didn’t know he even had a name; that being said, Go, Miniman, Go!

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Telescoping Ladder

Telescoping Ladder

It ain’t called The World’s Handiest Ladder for nothing — this 12′ telescoping ladder can retract to the size of a small suitcase, making it extremely portable. It supports up to 250 lbs.

GOCE Satellite

GOCE Satellite

Real space vehicles generally pale next to their sci-fi counterparts. The ESA’s Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (or GOCE) bucks the trend; hell, this baby comes with wings!

Photos: Symmetry Explorer

Photos: Symmetry Explorer

Symmetry Explorer is a Flickr mashup that takes images (based on any search term) and arbitrarily reflects them on the fly. Above is our super bendy MacBook Air.

Video: Furby Gurdy

Video: Furby Gurdy

Furby Gurdy is a twisted take on a medieval noisemaker known as a hurdy gurdy. Twisting a hand-crank forms and breaks circuits; the result … well, just watch the video above.

Video: Heathrow Cloud

Video: Heathrow Cloud

Situated in Terminal 5 of London’s Heathrow Airport, Cloud is a kinetic sculpture with 4,638 flip dots. They’re so mesmerizing that folks are liable to miss their flights.

The iPod Mirror

The iPod Mirror

Funky Flickr group The iPod Mirror collects photos of the world, as reflected on the backs of iPods. We know how smudgy they get, so props for all the buffing that went into these shots.

Tiger Woods Jesus Walk

Tiger Woods Jesus Walk

Proof that companies have a sense of humor: above is EA’s response to a user who YouTube’d a video showing a Tiger Woods PGA Tour glitch where players could walk on water.

Death and Taxes Poster

Death and Taxes Poster

Simultaneously scary yet enlightening, Jess Bachman’s revealing Death and Taxes poster for 2009 shows ever more accurately and beautifully where US tax payer dollars go.

Forest Fire Robot

Forest Fire Robot

Only you and your 15 ton buzz saw-wielding robot can prevent forest fires: this awesome concept by designer Jordan Guelde plays directly into countless mecha fanboy dreams.

Singing Ringing Tree

Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture in northwest England whose numerous tubes create a strange, haunting sound that would be quite at home in a sci-fi horror flick.

Leatherman Skeletool

Leatherman Skeletool

Beauty may be only skin deep, but Leatherman’s versatile Skeletool looks just fine in its aluminum frame. The 5 oz. tool comes with a blade, bottle opener, bit driver and carabiner.

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Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Juxtaposition has never been quite as fun or geeky as these photos of various Star Trek and Star Wars fans. They’re photographed by Steve Schofield; PS: there’s a Wookie in the kitchen.

Mac OS X Magnets

Mac OS X Magnets

If you or someone you know is a Mac fan, these GUImagnets should top your list: each pack comes with 41 magnets with various OS X GUI elements. Talk about real-life drag and drop.

Video: The Ronin

Video: The Ronin

It’s over a year old but we’re still digging this motion graphics reel by The Ronin. It’s a motion graphics and design studio based in England, founded in May 2000 by Rob Chiu.

C. Gilmour’s Cardboard Art

C. Gilmour’s Cardboard Art

Using nothing more than cardboard and glue, Chris Gilmour creates life-size replicas of familiar objects. We’re amazed at the complexity of some of his pieces, including the trike (above).

Citizen Cube

Citizen Cube

It looks like a primitive Borg Cube, but we’re sure the Citizen Cube won’t be doing any assimilating: it’s the work of artist Brenda Guyton, who creates sculptures from found computer parts.

Emily: CG Facial Animation

Emily: CG Facial Animation

Believe it or not, the woman in the video above is an animation by Santa Monica-based Image Metrics. The body is of a real woman, but the face is computer generated.

Samsung Omnia Unboxing

Samsung Omnia Unboxing

Samsung proves it knows what it’s doing in the viral video department; this unboxing video for its upcoming Samsung Omnia phone pokes fun at bloggers, yet still left us in stitches.

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Trailer: Resident Evil 5

Trailer: Resident Evil 5

This latest trailer delves deeper into the post apocalyptic wasteland setting of Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360, PS3), due out March 2009. Think Mad Max meets MGS4 meets Tomb Raider.

Archos 5 ‘Net Media Tablet

Archos 5 ‘Net Media Tablet

The Archos 5 is not quite a laptop or a media player. It sports a 4.8″ touch screen, wi-fi, and doubles as a DVR; the Archos 5g connects to cellphone data networks with a 3.5G antenna.

Video: Star Wars Over SF

Video: Star Wars Over SF

That’s no moon: this tongue-in-cheek video blends real footage of San Franciscans going about their daily business with the Death Star, Tiberian Shuttles and Star Destroyers.

Video: RC Heli Fishing

Video: RC Heli Fishing

Using a radio-controlled E-Flite Blade 400, retired marine and present-day UAV consultant Dave Herbert gives a new meaning to “fly fishing” with the video above. Warning: circus music.

Kit Ray Exotath Sword

Kit Ray Exotath Sword

Defend your castle (or 1 bedroom apartment) with Exotath, Sword of the Dark Elf. It’s a false-edged sword, but at 45″ with a stylized skull motif, its lethal looks alone will send evil a-packin’.

Pentagon Spokesdrone

Pentagon Spokesdrone

Fresh from The Onion: the Pentagon has replaced its PR department with the Spokesdrone, after apparently realizing that all their responses were canned anyway.

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