Last year the German Aerospace Center developed Rollin' Justin, an articulated robot that was particularly adept at catching balls. But so he doesn't have to play catch alone, the DLR just finished building his clunky pitching teammate, Agile Justin.
A trip to the coffee shop can provide some temporary warmth on a cold day, but performance clothing manufacturer Virus has a more unique approach to using coffee beans to boost your body temperature up to ten degrees: turning it into spandex.
Everyone has that friend who grew up with a foosball table, or had one at uni, and is impossible to beat. To the point where it's not even fun to play with them, unless it's on this table that introduces handicaps.
Earbuds (or good ones, anyway) work like corks for your ears: sealing in music while blocking surrounding sounds. They're fine when you're safe at home, but not so much outside when you need to be aware of your environment.
Nike+ was a super sweet tool for runners to keep track of their workouts. But what about the rest of your life? What if Nike+ could keep track of that? That's what the brand new Nike+ Fuelband, an evolution of Nike+ in a simple Livestrong-styled wristband, tries to do.
If you're anything like me, you play darts rarely. And when you do, you're drunk. Ignoring the fact that that's a dangerous combination, here's how to try and maximise your chance of winning, ineptitude aside.
The chances of me getting eaten by a shark while surfing are slim. The chances of me getting pounded by a wave while surfing, that happens all the time. Fortunately I've never had a wipeout as bad as the guys in this video.
Now that's a fantastic use of the back of a 50p -- explaining the odd sports rule like offside. The Royal Mint has been putting its collection of commemorative 50p coins into circulation since 2010, but now you can buy the complete set of the shiny 29 sporting 50p pieces for £85 or £2.99 each (plus postage).
The worst part of snowboarding? Getting stuck on the flats, having to uncouple your boot, pedal along like a schmuck — all the while hoping you don't get run down from behind. Bugger that. The Kahuna Snow Stick turns your snowboard into reliable cross-country transportation.
British athlete James Ellington is about to appear on eBay. This isn't the usual case of a disgruntled fan selling him as a joke -- it's James' attempt to raise sponsorship money to help fund his appearance at the London 2012 Olympics.
Recon Instruments' amazing little GPS-enabled MOD display for ski goggles is some of the coolest personal tracking technology out there. The newest—the Android-based MOD Live—slickly integrates the phone in your pocket with the data in your face.