This gilded flint-lock pistol is the real deal; made by Giuseppe Merli in 1818, it’s inscribed in Russian with “Grosnaia Fortress”, part of a 19th century Maginot Line in the Caucasus.
If you’re a steampunk fan, Gatheryn is your MMO: think Jules Verne mixed with the casual atmosphere of Second Life, which means lots of wrought iron and no PVPing when it launches in 2009.
Mixing a bit of the old with the new, Sanyo’s R227 tabletop radio gets FM tunes as well as internet stations and podcasts via Wi-Fi or ethernet; there’s also an input for your iPod/mp3 player.
Evil Mad Scientist Labs recently discovered that LEGO minifigs perfectly fit 5mm LEDs; the result: freaky, glowing versions of Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman and radioactive ghouls.
These retro German Goggles have mad scientist written all over them; they’re actually functional, with an adjustable strap and scratch-resistant safety glass that unscrews for easy cleaning.
Only Dr. Romanelli could pull off hunter’s plaid with merino: these reconstructed jackets mix outdoor elements with more upscale materials; they’re available at HUF LA and SF.
The Gloaming is an atmospheric and creepy short that makes us seriously reconsider long nights at the office; it’s directed by USC student Andrew Huang and stars Randall Rickert.
It’s the zombie apocalypse, and we’ll be damned if we don’t get a few bites in: this stylish, fast-paced Left 4 Dead TV spot is a checklist of the co-op brawler’s braintastic features.
Obi Wan paging Leia: RealFiction’s Dreamoc projects holograms that appear to interact with real objects; in other words, the cellphone above is only for aesthetic purposes. Thanks, Alex!
If you’re itching as much as we are to see Quantum of Solace, ReelzChannel has posted seven short clips which include two vehicle chases, one explosion and plenty of Olga Kurylenko hotness.
If you rely on a daily java fix to get by, Handpresso is a portable handheld espresso maker that generates 16 bar pressure and holds 50 ml of water; it relies on single serving pods.
Stuck with a carving knife and a blank pumpkin? PumpkinGutter.com has plenty of ideas. This year’s picks include Boba Fett, Iron Man, and the Imperial Stormpumpkin. Thanks, M!
If Dell’s XPS One left you wanting for power, the XPS One 24 answers with a 1080p 24″ screen, Q8200 quad core CPU, 4GB RAM standard and optional GeForce 9600M GT video card.
Itching to waste office resources? PaperCritters.com lets you make your own paper perversities and print them out; you can also see and “repurpose” other people’s creations.
Official pics of the 2009 Nissan 370z are out; we’re hard pressed to see any changes, but we’ve always dug the original 350z. It’s powered by a 3.7L engine, the same one in the Infiniti G37.
Whether you’re a fixie rider or not, these Vans Era 45 shoes have a sensible, clean-cut style and a sharp black and white colorway; it’s even got ripstop nylon on the toecap to minimize wear.
Here’s one last Gears of War 2 trailer to tide you over until 11/7; it’s a fast-paced blend of cinematics and gameplay. In short, light on the exposition but heavy on the explosions.
Need help with the Jedi SATs, young Padawan? Obsessed with Star Wars is packed with 2,500 bits of Star Wars trivia; it also includes an electronic gizmo that’ll quiz you and keep score.
Nile Online is an Egyptian empire builder by Tilted Mills; you’re in charge of a city which grows continuously, so it’s fun to check in every few hours to see how your empire is doing.
JBL’s Eon 510 is their next gen portable speaker, perfect for impromptu parties and performers; with 280 W of power and a sturdy composite copolymer case, they’ll blast and last.
Gnomes, I dub thee McSheisty: this 7-color screen printed Demise of Mr. Flamingo t-shirt isn’t entirely without merit; we hate those tacky plastic birds as much as the next neighbor.
Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of the photo above; this Brotherhood of Steel statue for Fallout 3 stands nearly 8 feet tall. Curiously, you’ll need to bid on it through Sam’s Club.
Jian Guan’s “Feldar” Walkie-Talkie concept is part compass, part tracking device; using built-in GPS, it locates nearby Feldar units so that you can find/hunt down nearby buddies.
Despite a wimpy name, BED:STU’s Klink Bag has rough and tumble written all over it; it’s made with washed denim, studded with grommets and plenty of pockets to stash your goods.
Despite its humble workhorse purposes, we’re actually liking the industrial design of Dell’s new OptiPlex 960 series; they’ll come in three sizes which are designed to be power efficient.
Supermandolini is back, and this time they’ve unleased a whole slew of badges; one set features shiny Photoshop icons, while the other is filled with old-school Arcade buttons.
Made with solid oak + stainless steel and fitted with a chunky glass top, this Offside Football Coffee Table’s dual functionality is designed to minimize any objections of the feminine kind.
After a three year hiatus, Red Bull Rampage is back, and we found the freeride mountain biking footage above as exhilirating as ever. It’s held at Zion National Park in Utah.
It’s amazing what word play can do: USB Port is a 2007 Zinfandel with geektastic packaging; it sports a USB symbol and a binary tree that decodes to Peltier Station, the makers of the wine.
We kinda wish we had some Mac Classics lying around, because these custom Mac-O-Lanterns are pretty easy to make: just some epoxy, spray paint and a JPEG jackolantern face.
Get me a frickin’ laser beam: Mitsubishi’s 65″ LaserVue HDTV is hitting retailers now; it sports 120Hz tech and a 1080p DLP display at roughly half the power of an LCD or plasma.
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