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Funny: Vampire Reunion

Funny: Vampire Reunion

Blood may be thicker than water, but with family members dabbling in synthetic blood, interspecies dating, and cereal sales, we’d just as soon get back in our coffins after this Vampire Reunion.

Air Board

Air Board
$14,000  Buy Comment

It looks like the unholy union of a skateboard and a floor polisher, but the Air Board is actually a hovercraft; it floats 8 inches off the groun and goes up to 15 mph on concrete, asphalt, or grass.

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Trailer: Zombie Tycoon

Trailer: Zombie Tycoon

Available on 10/29/09 on PSN: Zombie Tycoon is an undead remix of Rollercoaster Tycoon for the PSP where you’ll control three zombie squads as you terrorize 10 puzzle-filled cities.

40oz Skate Deck

40oz Skate Deck

Drinking and riding ain’t cool, but this Deathwish Low Life Cruiser Skateboard Deck is an alcohol-free stopgap between beer runs; it’s a 7-ply maple board with custom paint job.

Video: Happiness Hat

Video: Happiness Hat

Coming to a customer service desk near you, the Happiness Hat is disturbing yet awesome: a servo motor moves a metal spike into the head whenever it notices you’re not smiling.

Dethklok x Brutal Legend

Dethklok x Brutal Legend

Best product tie-in ever: Eddie Riggs makes a cameo on Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, moonlighting (of course) as a totally metal roadie for Dethklok — well, everyone but Murderface.

2010 Aprilia RSV4 R

2010 Aprilia RSV4 R
$15,999  Buy Comment

The Aprilia RSV4 R costs almost $8k less than the factory RSV4 with cheaper chassis parts and less carbon fiber, but it’s a sweet deal: it keeps the 999cc V-4 and weighs only 11 lbs more.

Layar x Recovery.gov

Layar x Recovery.gov

Augmented reality goes political with Sunlight Labs’ Recovery.gov and Layar mashup; it gives us a tangible idea of where the $787 billion in Uncle Sam’s pocket change has gone.

Logitech IR Extender System

Logitech IR Extender System
$60  Buy Comment

The Logitech Harmony IR Extender System is a boon for anyone who prefers to keep their gadgets out of sight: all you’ll see is a single receiver while controlling multiple A/V devices.

Trailer: Smokin’ Aces 2

Trailer: Smokin’ Aces 2

NSFW: we admit that Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball is sexy, somewhat dumb fun, but anyone who liked the original is going to love this new trailer; the prequel arrives on DVD 1/19.

Dive Master 500 Mecha

Dive Master 500 Mecha
$995  Buy Comment

We like the brute honesty of Victorinox’s Dive Master 500 Mecha; it sports a chunky, PVD-coated dial, large hour indices, a basic (but reliable) movement, and transparent caseback.

Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps Navigation

Google fires a huge shot across the bow of other GPS devices and apps with Google Maps Navigation; available only on Android 2.0, it includes 3D views, turn-by-turn navi and auto rerouting.

Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid
$199 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Coming to Verizon 11/6/09, Motorola’s Droid features Android 2.0, a 3.7″ capacitive display, slide-out QWERTY, 5 MP camera, 720×480 @ 24fps video, Wi-Fi, and Google Maps Navigation.

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Multi-touch: R.U.S.E.

Multi-touch: R.U.S.E.

With Windows 7 now out, R.U.S.E. shows that its multi-touch gameplay is no sleight of hand: this finger-laden trailer swaps Surface tables for monitors and actual in-game footage.

Ares I-X a Success

Ares I-X a Success

NASA successfully launched its Ares I-X rocket today, which included a dramatic but planned separation of the first stage and subsequent splash down in the Atlantic Ocean.

BD: Mel Brooks Collection

BD: Mel Brooks Collection
$140  Buy Comment

Three years after the DVD release, The Mel Brooks Collection comes to Blu-ray with one ludicrously schwartz-filled extra: Spaceballs; you’ll get nine total films plus a collectible book.

Android 2.0

Android 2.0

Time to toss out the donuts: Android 2.0 (Eclair) is now official; along with SDK support, it features two-way contacts sync, HTML5 support, a unified inbox, and much, much more.

Official Fight Club T-shirt

Official Fight Club T-shirt
$20-$30  Buy Comment

Created with Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk in celebration of the movie’s 10th anniversary, this Fight Club tee is as official (and anarchic) as it gets; also available as a poster here.

Video: Chap-Hop History

Video: Chap-Hop History

The best (and likely the only) simultaneous use of a banjolele, handlebar mustache, and zoot suit ever, Chap-Hop History is a five minute history of hip-hop by the supa-fly Mr. B.

App Installer: Ninite

App Installer: Ninite

Making the jump from XP or Vista to Windows 7 with a clean slate? Ninite graciously provides gain without pain with a one-click install of an ever-expanding suite of must-have apps.

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Trailer: Cup of Tears

Trailer: Cup of Tears

Sci-fi/martial arts flick The Cup Of Tears is extremely low-budget, but we couldn’t tell from this trailer: it’s a hybrid CGI/Live Action film by Gary Short that’s shot using a RED camera.

Jiro Belts

Jiro Belts
~$45  Buy Comment

Made out of old inner tubes and bike tires, Jiro Belts are completely one-of-a-kind and made in Italy; don’t see anything you like? They’ll make one with your choice of colors and buckle.

DIY: Tesla Spirit Radio

DIY: Tesla Spirit Radio

So spooky that it terrified even Nikola Tesla, the Tesla Spirit Radio is a crystal radio circuit in a jam jar that picks up everything from EM radiation and sound waves to vibrations.

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds
$40  Buy Comment

Inglourious Basterds’ not-so-merry band of Nazi hunters comes to Blu-ray 12/15; it includes a roundtable with Quentin Tarantino, gag reel, alternate scenes and a digital copy.

Giant Gomora Costume

Giant Gomora Costume

The latest on our list of over-the-top costumes literally towers over us: this animatronic Gomora suit stands 10 ft. tall and 20 ft. long, moves its head and arms, shrieks, and spits vapor.

Nike Air Flytop Premium

Nike Air Flytop Premium
~$234  Buy Comment

We loved the Air Flytops, but we’re drooling over these Nike Air Flytop Premiums; they sport black and white colorways, a mix of smooth and perfed leather panels, and a leather lining.

iQ Dash Computer

iQ Dash Computer

If you get giddy over dynos and exhaust temps, the iQ is a 5″ touchscreen dash PC that taps directly into your car’s vitals; it not only monitors performance but doubles as a media player.

Klymit Gas Outerwear

Klymit Gas Outerwear
$150  Buy Comment

Say goodbye to layers with Klymit’s gas-insulated outerwear: using canisters filled with argon (a noble gas which retains heat well), your vest can be inflated or deflated as needed.

image.jpg Photo Frame

image.jpg Photo Frame
$25  Buy Comment

Life imitates, copies, and pastes art with this image.jpg Photo Frame; purely analog, the OS X chrome is silkscreened onto a wood frame with included “transparent” grid background.

When Galaxies Collide

When Galaxies Collide

Spitzer Science Center’s When Galaxies Collide may be cheesy, but Felicia Day rocks as she dismantles the brainless Hollywood-ization of science; bonus points if you catch the Whedon quip.

Dell XT2 XFR Tablet

Dell XT2 XFR Tablet
$3,599+  Buy Comment

It may be petite at 5.4 lbs and 1.5″ thick, but Dell’s XT2 XFR tablet is rugged to its core: it sports a 12.1″ multi-touch display, MIL-810G chassis, GPS, 3G, Core 2 Duo and up to 5 GB RAM.

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