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The Prometheus Device

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Everett Bradford's "Prometheus Device" is a hand-mounted appliance that shoots, like, real fire. Really Cool, watch the video! Check out here to see how Everett Bradford made it.

Air Board

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For $140,000, you can have a personal hovercraft toy, the Air Board. It can transport you at 15 mph over concrete, asphalt, grass or shallow wet areas, but you cannot drive it over water like a real Hovercraft! Speed and braking are controlled through two levers located on the steering bar, by using varying degrees of weight transfer, the Airboard will sharp or slow turns, 360º turns and sliding turns are all possible, looks Cool!
"Hovercrafts are not just very unique and unusual gifts, they are actually available. They only require gasoline and will transport you at approximately 15 mph. Operate them over concrete, asphalt, grass or shallow wet areas, but you cannot hover over water, sand, stones or dirt-filled areas due to the bottomside vacuum.
Speed and braking are controlled through two levers located on the steering bar. A kill switch automatically deactivates the Air Board in case you unexpectedly jump off, and steering is accomplished by simply shifting your body weight (like a surfboard or skateboard). The gas capacity is 1.3 gallons, which is good for 1 hour of use. Ideal if seeking very unusual gifts or ideas for those with it all.
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Price: $14,000   |   BUY

TwitterPeek

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The TwitterPeek($200) is a Peek for Twitte? Here's the TwitterPeek, looks like the old Peek and used without monthly contracts? And the Amazon are listing the TwitterPeek(No release date) and there is a picture of box on Peter ha's TwitPic. So it is real...
"TwitterPeek keeps you connected with instant tweet delivery, so you’re always the first to receive timely, fun, useful and provocative information direct from the source. You might follow the New York Times for breaking news. Lance Armstrong might invite you along on a bike ride through Hamburg. Oprah might let you in on the latest book she’s reading. Or, better yet, you might discover the coffee shop around the corner is offering free scones until 11 am for all tweeters. You’ll discover an infinite world of conversation with the nifty, pocket-sized TwitterPeek.
Perfect for Twitter addicts, newbies or anyone interested in getting into Twitter, TwitterPeek makes a great holiday gift. It’s everything you love about Twitter packed into a slim, lightweight mobile gadget that works anywhere in the US – no wifi necessary! Tweet, retweet, reply and direct message your favorite celebrities, friends, co-workers and family. TwitterPeek’s intuitive menu, handy scroll wheel and universal tweet inbox make it as easy to master as email.
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 - World’s first Twitter mobile device 
 - Unlimited tweets and direct messages 
 - Nationwide coverage. No wifi signal necessary 
 - Includes service for lifetime of device 
 - No contracts or hidden fees 
 - “Always on” instant tweet delivery 
 - Full QWERTY keyboard, large color screen, click scroll wheel

- Long battery life lasts up to 4 days

Price: $200   |   BUY

Barns & Noble 'Nook' eBook Reader

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Barns & Noble has announced their eBook Reader, Nook($259). Nook has two screens: a top e-ink screen and a 3.5-inches color touchscreen below, which supports one-touch control and swipe-to-browse books with full-color covers. The device supports free use of AT&T's 3G network and Wi-Fi for downloading and purchasing books. It also runs Android, and including 2GB of internal storage(hold 1,700 e-books), a microSD slot, an MP3 player and picture viewer. Nook not only allows you to access their online ebooks, it also can access Google Books, and Fictionwise.
Price: $259   |   BUY

Six-year-old sent to reform school because his Cub Scout camping cutlery

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Zachary Christie is a six-year old student in Newark, Delaware who is facing 45 days in reform school because he brought his new Cub Scout eating utensil to school for lunch. The utensil includes a knife that violates the school's zero-tolerance policy on "weapons on school property.
"Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary was suspended and now faces 45 days in the districtí»s reform school.

Critics contend that zero-tolerance policies like those in the Christina district have led to sharp increases in suspensions and expulsions, often putting children on the streets or in other places where their behavior only worsens, and that the policies undermine the ability of school officials to use common sense in handling minor infractions.
"Something has to change," said Dodi Herbert, whose 13-year old son, Kyle, was suspended in May and ordered to attend the Christina district's reform school for 45 days after another student dropped a pocket knife in his lap. School officials declined to comment on the case for reasons of privacy.

Ms. Herbert, who said her son was a straight-A student, has since been home-schooling him instead of sending him to the reform school...

"I just think the other kids may tease me for being in trouble," he said, pausing before adding, "but I think the rules are what is wrong, not me."
Ití»s a Fork, Ití»s a Spoon, Ití»s a ... Weapon? You want to a knife like this, check out here for $91.
Price: $91   |   BUY

Interactive Portal Shirt

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Thinkgeek sells this Interactive Portal Shirt($100/each), featuring two wireless 5.8 GHz video cameras mounted in the front of each shirt along with two high-res LCD TFT screens, the camera in the orange shirt transmits the image to the blue shirt, and vise versa.
Cool, the bule shirt's LCD will display everthing in front of the yellow shirt, and vice versa! " In this manner it seems as if a fully functional portal has been created between the chests of both subjects."
- Electronic shirts simulate teleportation portals from the game Portal
- Each shirt features a wireless 5.8Ghz pinhole video camera in the front
- Embedded TFT LCD screens in the chest area of each shirt simulate the portal
- The camera from one shirt transmits the image wirelessly to the other, and vise versa
- Each shirt is powered by one 2190mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack stored in the included belt-pack
- 1.5 to 2 hours continuous run time, 4.2 hours recharge time
- All electronics are completely removable to enable shirts to be washed
- Wired composite video input allows you to play video games or movies on the shirt screen
- Shirts must be purchased as a pair to work properly
- GLaDOS Promises a coupon for free cake will be included with each shirt purchase
Price: $100   |   BUY

Beer Blaster

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It uses the canned beer as the cartridge that shoots your enemys and friends. You'd even spray into your own mouth if you got thirsty enough. The Beer Blaster is available in thinkgeek for $23.
Price: $23   |   BUY

Wifi Dowsing Rod

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The Wifi Dowsing Rod by miket.
"Todays technology advances at such a speed that often consumers are left in awe of it all. The high tech terminology, the ultra small, ultra portable, metallic or white devides we carry around with us are, to the vast amount of consumers, simply baffling. The Wifi Dowsing Rod aims to work against this. By basing the design for a wireless internet detector on century's old technology, the user feels immediately at home with the product, whilst feeling less intimidated by the simple shape and natural materials. "

Kymera Magic Wand UniversalTV Remote

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It is possibly the coolest TV remote! The Kymera Magic Wand comes with a built-in accelerometer, is able to recognize "magical gestures" to change the channel and more.
For example, to turn up the volume, you rotate a clockwise motion and vice versa. Flicking it up or down will change the channel, and there are 13 gestures to master in total.
It will hit the market this October 1st onwards for £49.95(about $84), pre-order here.
Price: $84   |   BUY

Sub Machine Gun Beer Bong

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Take down your guests in a merciless assault of beer with the beer bong shaped like a 1927-A1 sub-machine gun! The Sub-Machine Gun Beer Stein($TBA) stands 18" tall and holds a cool 650 ml (22 oz) of beer.
Price: $TBA   |   BUY

Archos Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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The Archos' Android-based Archos 5 internet tablet, giving you a new way to enjoy Internet, Media and TV in a handheld device. The Archos 5 has a 4.8-inch display,no specs till now. But today ArchosFans get its pictures and prices on B&H. It will launch on September 15th. Available on the SSD and HDD version. Prices are $294 for the 16GB, $370 for the 32GB, $320 for the 160GB and $420 for the 500GB.

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"Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
With its built-in capabilities, your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC.
Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM Cortex processor and the Adobe Flash 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth.
The full email application lets you read, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts.
Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
The ARCHOS 5 features a very high capacity internal hard drive from 60 GB to 250 GB, in slim and sleek enclosures.
You can thus download a vast number of songs and videos from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club.
You can play movies in HD or DVD quality for the richest media experience on the go.
The ultimate TV experience at home or on the go
Enjoy your ARCHOS contents played directly back to your TV, with the DVR Station. Schedule TV recordings from any channel on your cable or set-top box in just a few clicks. Then choose when and where you want to watch them.
Play back all your digital content from your ARCHOS 5 to your TV, even in HD quality, at 720p."
Price: $294 - 420   |   BUY

BucketVAC

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The BucketVAC($TBA) turns "a gallon bucket into a wet/dry vacuum". It is a basically a self-contained lid that attaches to any 5 gallon bucket, turning it into an easy-to-empty receptacle for either wet or dry waste. BucketVac only weighs 7 lbs. and can be quickly changed from one bucket to another. It will be available Q4 2009.
Price: $TBA   |   BUY

The Applause Machine

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The Applause Machine(October 2009) designed by Martin Smith. Just press the button and the Applause Machine enthusiastically claps its hands for you. Now you have four hands to applaud. The Applause Machines, manufactured by Laikingland in the UK for £225(about $360), available in a range of colors. Powered by two AAA batteries.
Price: GBP 225   |   BUY

Yellowbird Camera

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The Yellowbird Camera that records in 360 makes a photo 360 view look pretty one dimensional. Watch the demo video, you can press play and move the cursor in the direction that you want to see.
"A variant of the yellowBird camera is being utilized within the Google Streetview technology. The prominent difference is that the yellowBird camera records video instead of photographs. The camera uses six cleverly divided lenses in order to capture every possible viewing direction. The data stream generated by the camera is impressive. Through a double glass-fiber connection, a stream of 1200 Mbit per second is captured and saved in an uncompressed format. Next to the camera, a surround sound microphone system enables to record audio at 96 khz as well.

The yellowbird camera can be utilized in a variety of ways. First of all, videos can be captured from a regular tripod. Additionally the camera can be setup within a steadycam suit and "float" above the head of the camera operator. Furthermore, multiple connections support the camera to be mounted on a car or under a helicopter. "

Naked Bikini

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Like to see your friend naked without her knowing? This Bikini(EUR 15) seems to be a normal trunks, but after 3 minutes contact with water it will fall to pieces! It is a good idea? A NSFW version video showing just how well it works(it is hidden behind the more).
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Price: EUR 15   |   BUY