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Squibble: Portable Braille

Squibble: Portable Braille

Andrew Mitchell’s Squibble Braille Interface concept features 779 ultrasonic motors to provide tactile and high contrast feedback; it’s designed to work with cellphones via Bluetooth.

Chrome Extensions/Mac

Chrome Extensions/Mac

Also fresh from Google today: over 300 Chrome Extensions are now available for Windows users, while Mac and Linux finally get their own version of the Chrome browser.

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Art: LEGO Superheroes

Art: LEGO Superheroes

Minifigs get superpowers thanks to artist Ulises Farinas’ LEGO Superheroes; he’s only done two pieces (DC-themed Rise and Lego my Marvel), but they’re absolutely marvel-ous.

Boxee Box/Beta

Boxee Box/Beta

Boxee lands a one-two punch with the heavily revamped Beta (due out 1/7/2010) and D-Link’s Boxee Box (2Q 2010); the latter features HDMI out, Wi-Fi, ethernet and two USB ports.

Wimmer RS VW GTI

Wimmer RS VW GTI

Minimal exterior mods make Wimmer RS’ Volkswagen GTI an ideal sleeper: a new turbo and engine tweaks boost the 2.0 L TFSI from 211 hp to 386 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque.

DIY: Batlamp

DIY: Batlamp

While it may not be bright enough to signal the Dark Knight, this Batlamp is ideal for do-gooder decorating; made with cardboard and RGB LEDs, the lighting is controlled by Arduino.

Party Trick T-shirt

Party Trick T-shirt

Live long, and puppet: this Party Trick tee proves that Spock’s greeting also makes him the life of the party–at least until he Vulcan nerve pinches everyone after too much Romulan Ale.

Mobius Bagel

Mobius Bagel

It’s the meal that never ends: while not a true Mobius strip, George Hart’s Mobius Bagel is a topological godsend for maximizing spreadable surface area; in other words, mo’ cream cheese.

Official: Star Wars x adidas

Official: Star Wars x adidas

Check out the official pictures for the Star Wars x adidas apparel and footwear lines; part of its Spring/Summer 2010 collection, it’ll be available in January 2010 at adidas Originals stores.

Google Goggles

Google Goggles

Peek at the real world with Google Goggles; it’s a basic visual search for Android phones that can store business cards as well as ID books, art, businesses, and landmarks.

Dell Vostro V13 Laptop

Dell Vostro V13 Laptop

Dell’s 13.3″ Vostro V13 boasts Adamo at a netbook price; 0.65″ thin and just 3.5 lbs., it tops out with a 1.3 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, eSATA, and card reader.

VSS Enterprise

VSS Enterprise

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, aka the VSS Enterprise, has been unveiled; with the help of VMS Eve, it’ll ferry 6 passengers and 2 pilots to the edge of space starting in 2011 for $200k.

Video: The TV Show

Video: The TV Show

Set to music by Manabe Takayuki, Sugimoto Kousuke’s seemingly endless The TV Show will blow your mind; it’s an independent effort by Kousuke, who is a self-taught animator.

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Hannes Vaht Desk

Hannes Vaht Desk

Less is definitely more with Hannes Vaht’s minimalist Desk; the 40″ table sports a two-tone birch veneer finish, under-desk drawer, and two rear-mounted swiveling laptop bays.

Vehicle Stunts: JC 2

Vehicle Stunts: JC 2

The developers in this Vehicle Stunts trailer admit that Just Cause 2 may not be super realistic, but we’re all for doing “really, really stupid stuff”; it’ll include over 100 different vehicles.

Camber Netbook Case

Camber Netbook Case

Chill Pill creators Everki are back with another ergonomic goodie: the Camber is a netbook case (up to 13″) with a curved EVA shell that doubles as an inclined lap stand or travel desk.

Zombie Wars Posters

Zombie Wars Posters

The living dead strike back in this series of re-imagined Star Wars posters; created by Matt Bush for zombie theme week at StarWars.com, all six episodes get an infected makeover.

Spycam Lighter

Spycam Lighter

A fire starter isn’t the most inconspicuous thing to flash in plain sight, but you can’t beat the Spycam Lighter for its size; it records 640×480 video and features 4 GB storage with USB port.

Brimstone Quadracycle

Brimstone Quadracycle

You won’t go to hell, but Brimstone’s Quadracycle may land you in jail: made in the USA, this 4-wheeled hot rodding beast tops out at 750 hp and goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.

World Leader Photographs

World Leader Photographs

Literally the most powerful pictures ever, Michael Platon’s World Leader Photographs were a semi-impromptu project taken over the course of five days at the United Nations.

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Vans 2010 Preview

Vans 2010 Preview

Textures, tones, and teamwork are the name of the game with Vans’ 2010 line, on preview at Sneaker Freaker; it includes collabs with Crooks & Castles plus a new Hemp pack.

Funny: God of Tetris

Funny: God of Tetris

Filled with tests of L-block temptations and delayed line pieces, any hopes you had that the 8-bit heavens are fair and just will disappear like a row of blocks in this God of Tetris video.

Anti System Extreme Clocks

Anti System Extreme Clocks

Anti System’s Extreme Clocks are time trials of a different sort: the clocks come in three completely one-of-a-kind designs that are made from 20″ BMX tires and recycled skateboards.

X260.5 Power Amp

X260.5 Power Amp

Pass Labs’ new X260.5 is a 260-watt mono-block amplifier in a manageable size; the high power A/B amplifier features Super-Symmetry topology, which reduces distortion and noise 100x.

Engineer: Mass Effect 2

Engineer: Mass Effect 2

It lacks biotic abilities, but Mass Effect 2’s Combat Engineer class has a few notable tricks: it can deploy drones and hack mechs as well as incinerate, overload, and freeze targets.

Concept: Nissan V2G

Concept: Nissan V2G

Winner of the 2009 Design Challenge, Nissan’s V2G concept is short for vehicle to grid and not only envisions a moddable vehicle, but a high-speed solar-powered highway system.

Tweet in Klingon

Tweet in Klingon

It is a good day to Twitter: Tweet in Klingon is a Star Trek Online viral tool that translates your weakling Federation-speak into 140 characters of guttural, bat’leth-wielding doom.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

Funny: Tarantino Commercial

Funny: Tarantino Commercial

Quentin Tarantino stars as a gaijin samurai in Japanese cellphone provider SoftBank’s TV commercial about a dog-shaped mobile speaker: even with the translation, we’re still lost.

Concept: Touchtable

Concept: Touchtable

Minimalist but by no means musically impaired, Thomas Mascall’s Touchtable concept is 1/8 the size of a DJ setup; the turntable can create sample loops, cue points, and wireless battles.

0.01mm Snowman

0.01mm Snowman

Frosty’s (really) little brother: this snowman measures 0.01 mm wide (1/5 the width of a strand of hair) and consists of two tiny tin beads, a platinum nose, and an ion beam-carved face.

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