Brass Knuckle Soap Allows You To Punch Up a Good Lather

via Gizmodo by Sean Fallon on 5/15/09

Molded like brass knuckles, this soap is perfect for punching away the memories of the night before, purifying your body and spirit with a mixture of soap and pain.

[SPYE via Likecool]

A Girl Getting Transformed (NSFW)

via Gizmodo by matt buchanan on 5/15/09

‘Cause once you go ‘bot, you never go back. The rest of this definitely NSFW Shogun Warrior photoshoot from a 1977 issue of Gallery magazine is over at io9. NSFW:


Wolfram Alpha Fail Is Appropriately Nerdy

via Gizmodo by Dan Nosowitz on 5/16/09

Wolfram Alpha, the dorktastic computational search engine, got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched last night. At least its first fail message had the foresight to include a HAL reference.

As it’s an alpha, we’re not too bothered that it’s run into some overload problems. Hey, at least people are using it, right? But be warned, Wolfie: A pithy error message can only charm us for so long.

[via Twitter]

Our Favorite Lifehacker Posts of the Week

via Gizmodo by Jason Chen on 5/14/09

This week Lifehacker makes ICE CREAM, gets cheap with laptop stands and decorates their desktops like a popular television show.

Remainders – Things We Didn’t Post

via Gizmodo by Jason Chen on 5/14/09

Here’s the stuff that we didn’t post today. (Until now, obviously.)

• The Pentagon’s planning to research telepathic communications for soldiers on the battlefield by way of allotting $4 million to the cause. Not that we don’t think it’ll work eventually, but this seems quite far out. As in decades. [Wired]

• Here are some iPhone concept photos that are “unibody”. Isn’t the iPhone close enough to unibody already? Or is it unibody? In either case, we don’t care. [Business Insider]

• Here are some budget, environmentally friendly displays for Hong Kong. Why do we not care? It’s for Hong Kong. It’s budget. And it’s environmentally friendly. [Engadget]

• Someone made a recycled cardboard cover for a Sony laptop. Really. SOMEONE DID THIS. [Unpluggd]

• Best Buy put up a landing page for the Pre. Wowiewowwowwow. Is this going to make the Pre launch any sooner? [Treonauts]

• Swarovski encrusted Xbox 360 microphones. We post some ridiculous stuff for rich people, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Nobody should buy this.

[Born Rich]

CVS Beverage Prices: Only Off By $997 Or So

via Consumerist by Laura Northrup on 5/14/09

A few weeks apart, in different stores, readers Spencer and Sean spotted the same error on CVS shelf tags. Printing error? Zoned-out employees? Maybe our assumptions are all wrong, and it’s an innovative new pricing strategy.

The same error showed up on bottles of bottled Starbucks Frappucinos and Diet Orange Crush.



So, what’d you get?

via Engadget by Joshua Topolsky on 12/25/08

We hope that when you awoke today and made your bleary-eyed trip to the tree, you ended up unwrapping some of the fine, fine gadgets that we’re always showing off. Sure, you’re happy to be spending time with your family, and you’re just enjoying the season of giving for it’s totally non-commercial, traditional reasons — but we’d like to know if you made out like a bandit or not. Tell us what you did (or didn’t) get in the comments below, and one more time… enjoy those 50 kids freaking the hell out over getting a Wii.

When you’re done, check out what people got excited about in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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