Gadgettes 88: The 'scaring the bejesus out of us' episode

They're creepy, sometimes crawly, and some might classify them as "ooky." Then there are people like Kelly who don't seem to be afraid of the dark like the rest of us.

They're creepy, sometimes crawly, and some might classify them as ooky. Then there are people like Kelly who don't seem to be afraid of the dark like the rest of us.
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EPISODE 88

Robometer concept device promises to help you feel happy
http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/01/robometer-concept-device-promises-to-help-you-feel-happy/

BAE Systems working on spider-bots, other ways to scare you to death
http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/01/bae-systems-working-on-spider-bots-other-ways-to-scare-you-to-d/

Coffin sofa brings creepy furniture to new extremes
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/coffin_sofa_bri.php

Push-kun, the cute robot with the menacing silhouette
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/pushkun_the_cut.php

ABB FlexPicker robot’s legs move so fast it’s scary
http://gizmodo.com/371917/abb-flexpicker-robots-legs-move-so-fast-its-scary

Bloomframe folding balcony
http://www.popgadget.net/2008/04/bloomframe_fold.php

Why didn’t I think of that!?
Transforming heels
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/transformers_ca.php

PRETTY
The most beautiful bathtub ever
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/is_this_the_mos.php

What the hell!?
$12,000 is too much to pay for a CD player shaped like a UFO
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/05/12000_is_too_mu.php

This week in Hello Kitty
Travis:
http://www.kittyhell.com/2007/11/08/hello-kitty-douche/

Shalin SkyMall segment
Street scene photo frame
http://www.skymall.com/shopping/search.htm

VOICE MAIL:
Quinn: why you need a jewel-encrusted XLR cable

E-MAIL:

AH HA!

Molly, you said the iPhone cannot record video, but BEHOLD THE MAGESTY!

http://gizmodo.com/384293/first-iphone-video-recorder-software-with-audio

That’s two megapixal goodness!

--zaxslash


Hey,

Yesterday I was wandering around the internet and I remembered the awesomeness that is “Jack My Thingie.” So, I went to JackMyThingie.com and heard Molly say, “Jack My Thingie with an ‘ie’ in quotes [returns] no results [in google].” So I googled it, and I just wanted to let you know that only eight weeks after its creation, “Jack My Thingie” now returns 1,460 results in google!! LOL

Just thought you’d be glad to know,
--Jeff (first-time e-mailer, long-time listener (really long-time actually, like Gadget Girls long-time))


Artist and maybe genius? At least the umbrella is very cool. Some (most) of her other things are just weird. I like the folding music thing too.

http://jooyounpaek.com/politeumbrella.html

--Roger
Palm Beach County, Florida


Hey Molly, you said on this week’s show that you were fed up with your Zune and were considering an iPod touch to replace it. I am going to the university of Montana next year (go griz!) where they do not have AT&T service or iPhones. I considered jailbreaking one when my nano died (may it rest in peace) but didnt want to risk losing phone service every time a software update came out, so I got a touch. It is the greatest mp3 player I’ve ever used. Its got some kinks, but in general, its great. And I can keep my trusty Razr. Hope you find a replacement for your Zune!

By the way, one of my friends bought a first generation Zune and also hated it, and then it did him a favor and died after six months. I don't think you and he are the only ones.

Love the podcast,

--Tyler

 

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