Gadgettes 109: The Future is Now Episode

Robot spies. Accident-avoiding vehicles. Drinking water from your freaking dehumidifier! No, it's not the future. It's now. And we're happy to bring you there on this week's Gadgettes.

Robot spies. Accident-avoiding vehicles. Drinking water from your freaking dehumidifier! No, it's not the future. It's now. And we're happy to bring you there on this week's Gadgettes.


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EPISODE 109

Nissan unleashes real world R2-D2 style droids on humanity

Watermill turns humid air into drinkable water

AU BOX offers Web, TV, cell phone convergence for the PC-phobic

Home sentry robot lets you keep a watchful eye from afar

Heated traction mats keep your walkway snow-free

A propos (of) nothing
Turn your hamster into a race car driver

Fug, Round 2!
Lamborghini builds a family wagon

Why didn’t I think of that!?
Good-looking camera carry-all from Acme Made

Pink watch
Blinged up Pentax DSLR anyone?

Kill me (or kill IT)
Elmo’s alive!

Tool Time
Sony release the Quantum of Solace Bond Z Series

E-mail

Dear Gadgettes,

I have to report that, yesterday, I saw- not a Segway, not a Kindle, but a *Female Gamer* in the wild! I walked into Starsucks, and there she was talking about being stuck in some level in Halo3; SWEET, but also sad, because I realized I had at that point seen as many Segways as I've met female gamers here in Smallbany, NY (grand total: one).

So where are they? How do you meet them? Do I have to move to a place with a [some kind of tech word] + [some kind of land formation] nomenclature (ie: silicon valley, tech plateau, science-y peninsula?)?

If only I could find a drummer for my Rock Band, a Sniper for my COD4 Squad (lol, ;) )... hell, even a girl with a non-pink smartphone... 'cuz, to me, those things are pretty sexy, but, alas, exceedingly rare qualities.

HELP!
Alone in Albany ;)


Hey Gadgettes!

I found this via the User Friendly “Link of the Day.” It’s the 25 Most Baffling Toys from Around the World from Cracked.com. My favorites include the Jesus Robot, the Playmobile Hazmat crew, the toy gun that shoots teddy bears, the Pee and Poo stuff “animals,” and the sled that might be for children but looks more like a…. um, “marital aid.”

But my absolute favorite is the toy cell phone called Benign Girl. I love it not only for the name but also for its caption:
-”Hey, what’s the deal with that blonde girl talking on the phone over there? I’ve never noticed her before.”

-”Her?” (looks) “Oh. We don’t have to worry about her.”

-”Why not?”

-”Just because.”

Here’s the link:
http://www.cracked.com/article_15670_25-most-baffling-toys-from-around-world.html

Thanks for all the shows and all the laughs. You guys are a highlight for my Fridays.

James
Vineland, NJ


NSFW: Virtual boob simulator for iPhone. Enough said

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/09/24/paitouch-virtual-boob-simulator-for-the-iphone/

 

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