December 31, 2009

Check Out Tonight's Blue Moon


Just so that you know that we know what's going on, have a great New Year and in between sipping that cheapo champagne, eating your Wally World cheese ball and watching the ball drop on Times Square to the tune of the Black Eyed Peas "I Got a Feeling," peek out your window at tonight's blue moon. This proves that the old adage "once in a blue moon" is really true as the next one will not occur until 2028. (The term refers to a second full moon in a month and isn't really blue.) And, by the way, since they say whatever you are doing New Year's Eve will be your main occupation in the new year, you might want to trade up on that cheese ball.

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RoboVault Keeps Valuables Safe

The RoboVault, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was created to protect "your most valuable possessions from... Everything!" Once you place your car on a pallet, it goes through a security scan and heartbeat detector. Then, a robotic arm takes it to your assigned steel mesh space. The building consists of 465 units made of concrete and steel that can withstand weather related disasters, fires and bullets. The vault also houses smaller spaces for valuables, such as wine and jewelry. Prices start at $440 per month for vehicles.

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December 25, 2009

Coffeemaker Speaks Up


Primula Products has a new coffeemaker, the Speak 'n Brew, that will ask you the time to set its clock and what time you would like it to brew. Think about this. Suppose your crock pot told you to add a tad more salt or your microwave suggested that the Hungryman Dinner you placed inside it had about a gazillion calories.

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December 24, 2009

Autobot Drive Includes 'Revenge of the Fallen'


The Transformer limited edition Autobot Flash Drive comes housed in a special tin case. With a 4GB memory, the $30.00 drive comes packed with "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen." The movie can be burned to DVD after you have gotten your initial fill on your PC and you get a gig of memory back.

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Man Marries Avatar from 'Love Plus'


We think that virtual reality can sometimes lead to strange addiction. Last week, Sal 9000, married an avatar named Nene Anegasaki from the Nintendo DS game "Love Plus." While thousands watched online, the 27 year old man, dressed in a tuxedo, went through the nuptial event. He started "dating" her in September and took her with him around Tokyo, Disneyland and a beach resort. Sal insists that he knows the it is a video game and that "I love this character, not a machine."


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December 18, 2009

Must Have: Invest in Robots


While you are thinking about last minute holiday gifts, teach someone inexpensively how to save with the Mudpuppy Robots Money Bank. At a size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 4", it has three slots and interior compartments and has been safety tested. For older spendthrifts, there is the Diamond Select R2-D2 Bank sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson. About 11" tall, the perfectly scaled droid can save the planet, one dime at a time.


Midwest's Ceramic Bank eeps when you feed it and the ROBO Bank doubles as an alarm clock. He actually talks, counts and tells the time as his eyes flash in that evil botty kind of way.

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December 14, 2009

Pass the Salt and Pepper Bots


As long as you are passing the salt and/or pepper, make it easier with the Salt and Pepper Bots, who will truck down your table with the best of intentions. Wind them up and perhaps if they trip over the ketchup bottle, will throw each other over your shoulder to thwart any bad luck. Pre-order the pair for £20.00 (~$33.00.)

Via Suck

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December 7, 2009

Beware the USB Robot Flash Drives


Looking for stocking stuffers? The Robot USB Drives hold 1GB of data and will steal your secret info from your computer while you sleep. And just in case you don't think they are serious, their red LED eyes flash when plugged into your USB port.

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December 3, 2009

PETA Urges Robotic Mascot Replacement


PETA seems to be at it again. Earlier they applauded the efforts of the St. Louis Zoo for replacing their polar bears with robobears, and now they are suggesting that the University of Georgia exchange their deceased bulldog mascot with an animatronic one. Assistant Director Kristie Phelps claimed, "It is time for the university to put an end to the cycle of suffering endured by dogs who are brought into the world solely to represent the school's 'brand'."

We poo-poo the comment and bet that the mascot was much loved and spoiled by all the attention.

Via Buster Sports

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December 2, 2009

Zoo Plants Robotic Bears


When the St. Louis Zoo lost some of their polar bears, they decided to replace them with robotic ones as part of their holiday exhibit. PETA is dancing with joy as are we, since we don't believe in keeping wild animals in captivity except in natural wildlife reserves to save them. Still, if the trend catches on, zoos will begin to resemble Disneyland's Country Bear Jamboree.


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