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The Noble Experiment…

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

… is over.  Mac v. PC will not be updated anymore.  Da Mad Dok does not wish to keep this blog going, so it will be up, but not functional.  We’ve had a blast posting to this blog, but it’s all over.  😥  We wish the best of luck to you throughout 2010, and who knows?  We may restart this blog in the future.  Only time will tell.

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Categories: Announcements

Overhaul

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Well, a small one anyways.  We’re going to change our current reviews system into a numeric, 1-10 system.  Also, we’re going to be finishing our About page soon.  Just thought I’d let you all know.

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The Alpine Racing Sled

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

How would you like to sled in style?  Well now you can*, with the Alpine Racing Sled!

This is the Alpine racing sled with a built-in shock absorber that irons out bumps during rapid, downhill descents. Designed in Germany, the sled’s corrosion-resistant, aircraft aluminum alloy frame uses a shrouded 6 1/2″ spring–the same used in off-road bicycles–to significantly reduce the effect of bumps on the lower back. The wide runners have polyethylene glide bars that provide superior gliding and tracking, and you can even use ski wax to optimize their performance. Turns are performed by leaning to either side or using one’s feet. The polycarbonate seat and footholds place riders 11″ above the ground. The handbrake located between the legs consists of an aluminum claw that grips the snow and ice directly beneath the center of mass of the sled without altering the direction of travel, enabling you to slough off speed, but also providing absolute, confident stops. Supports riders up to 220 lbs.

The frame collapses and the sled comes with a travel bag and total awesomeness.  And trust me, after seeing it, you’ll agree with me.

Buy it at Hammacher Schlemmer

*After parting with $899.95

Categories: Gadgets

The Ring Wall

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Behold the largest touchscreen in the world!  The Ring Wall!  It is 45 x 2 meters in size, with 15 HD projectors displaying 34.5 million pixels.  On top of thaqt is a 400 square meter LED screen.  Insanity at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.  Imagine the possibilities.

The video doesn’t embed, so here’s the link: http://vimeo.com/6648869

Source: Coolest Gadgets

Categories: Gadgets

The Airbot

December 9, 2009 Leave a comment

The Airbot is a robot that can manipulate objects (that wasn’t a very good description) using an air stream coming out of a gimbaling nozzle.  It is limited to any object weighing up to 188 grams or having a radius of 97 mm or below.  This robot was created by two students and a professor at the University of Illinois.  The video speaks for itself, and I thought it was amazing.

It can even peel an onion!

Source: http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20091209/airbot-robot-xman/

Categories: Gadgets

The Castoven

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

If you’re like me, when you microwave something, you do something more productive than waiting there until the microwave is done.  Then you get distracted, and by the time you get back to your food it’s cooled down.  How can you prevent this dreadful occurrence?!  Enter the Castoven.

From what I understand, you put food in the microwave, set the time, and then the microwave (which is connected to a computer) automatically finds a YouTube video of the same time length and plays it on a 10.4 inch LCD screen on the microwave door, keeping you by the microwave and entertained. The microwave itself is connected to a Mac and includes a pair of speakers, and the video is found using an Adobe AIR app through YouTube’s API.  Sadly, this is only a concept by two researchers at Keio University, but I think we’re all hoping it becomes a reality.

Source: http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20091208/castoven-watch-youtube-video-microwave/

Categories: Gadgets

Hello, hello!

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Well after a three-month hiatus (sorry, we’ve been really busy!), Mac v. PC is ready to start up again!  Expect new posts to start coming in a few days.  And thanks for all those people who viewed our blog during our hiatus.  We here at MvP love blog hits!

Categories: Announcements