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Thieves steal iPad, and finger from buyer

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

If you are the queasy type, you best move on some of our other news. For those with stronger stomachs, the story goes like this: A very nice Denver-area man headed to a local Apple store to pick up an iPad for a colleague. It was a nice thing to do. He was being a good friend.

He doesn’t even get what all the fuss is about with the device. He was just doing a good deed. So he buys the iPad and curls the strings of the Apple bag around his hand as he heads for the exit. This is where the story turns sad. It was then that a pair of thieves yanked the bag, stealing the iPad and all of the flesh around his pinky finger as they ran away.

TruTouch 2000 will detect intoxication with a finger scan

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2010

TruTouch Technologies has been hard at work on non-invasive ways to detect drunk humans. The TruTouch Guardian pictured above is one of these ways. Now they are taking it a step further with the new TruTouch 2000 device.

The TruTouch 2000 uses near infrared light to detect possible intoxication and it apparently does this by just scanning your finger. It seems impossible, but according to the company it will ‘produce accurate results in less than 15 seconds,”. The Device features a built-in biometric identification system to make sure the test results are authentic.

Finger Battery Charger concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2010

Sometimes charging gadgets can be a real pain. Too many adapters, not enough outlets or USB ports. Plus they take a while to charge up. Well, with this concept, all you need is your finger. Which beats carrying extra juice packs and chargers everywhere.

This concept is from Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee and it allows you to charge your devices battery with a few quick spins on your finger. Well…More like about 130 revolutions. But hey, it keeps you juiced up and gives your finger some exercise.

Sony intros smallest USB finger vein reader

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2009

Sony intros smallest USB finger vein readerSony in Japan has introduced the smallest USB biometric scanner yet, for reading users’ finger vein patterns. This new smallest yet is called the FVA-U1. Sony labels the technology mofiria and says that it’s more accurate and secure than fingerprint readers since it relies on unique blood vein patterns in the finger. The FVA-U1 connects to PCs via USB 2.0.

Mofiria uses a CMOS sensor that reads scattered light through the finger that originates from a near-infrared LED light. The FVA-U1 should ship in Japan on December 18th. No word yet on pricing.

Finger Forks: Eat like you have Wolverine on every finger

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2009

Finger Forks: Eat like you have Wolverine on every fingerDesigned for buffets and dinner parties, these Finger forks allow you to eat as if you had a fistful of mini Wolverines at your fingertips. Whatever you eat will be shredded beyond recognition (Much like Logan’s current movie).

Just slip the finger fork, (or forks) on like a ring and commence stabbing. I recommend inserting a chewed cigar butt between your thumb and index finger for a more authentic Wolverine feel. Sideburns are totally up to you.

Retro cassette MP3 player uses the power of your finger

Posted in MP3 by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2009

Retro cassette MP3 player uses the power of your fingerRemember the joy of owning audio cassettes? Tape unraveling everywhere as your tape deck tries to eat your music, questionable sound quality, the tape being too tight and requiring your finger to advance it…Mix tapes…Good times. Thank god it’s over.

Well, it’s back. But don’t worry, it’s better. The NVDRS Tape is a concept MP3 player that limits you to just 45 minutes of music, or 10 songs. And yes, it really channels the spirit of the cassette tape. You fast forward and rewind by sticking your finger in the cassette hole and twisting, just like you did decades ago.

Revolver Ring is a seriously small gun

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on November 28th, 2008

Revolver Ring is a seriously small gunThese miniature gun rings won’t kill, but they may make your wedding vows a little more serious. Because when you and your spouse each have one of these, arguments end very quickly. While they would make interesting conversation pieces, I wouldn’t wear one to the airport. These rings come with tiny bullets that you can put in the chamber, which we hope is non-functional.

The gun is modeled after antique wild west revolvers and presumably would have been great for women on the frontier to protect themselves, as well as Mini-me. It’s a nicely crafted and tiny weapon.

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Finger Grip Socket Set turns your finger into a socket

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2008

Finger Grip Socket Set turns your finger into a socketJust how much torque can your finger generate anyway? If you order the Finger Grip Socket Set for $19.99 I guess you’ll find out. I don’t think you’ll be doing anything heavy duty like rebuilding an engine.

It’s a finger-mounted tool that nuts and bolts fit into. You’ll get 10 US sizes (3/16″ to 9/16″) and 10 metric sizes (6mm to 15mm). Even works with your gloves on in cold weather, though they probably should have mounted the tools straight on a glove in the first place. This thing takes working with your hands to a whole new level.

“The Hand” lets you flip off other drivers, throw gang signs

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 16th, 2008

“The Hand” lets you flip off other drivers, throw gang signsI don’t know about you, but I try to be respectful of other drivers. Even nice. A wave of the hand now and then is just a nice gesture. Then there are those times when flipping some idiot the bird is totally appropriate too. It might be nice to have a hand that will do all the talking for you, so you can concentrate on the driving.

“The Hand” sign for the back of your vehicle can be used to tell someone that “they rock” or flip them off, even give them a peace sign, plus a few others. I would say just use it liberally for both good and evil. Have fun. Just make sure you actually look first as a police officer won’t take kindly to your new toy. The 9″x6″ remote controlled sign will cost about $40.

USB Flash Drive Finger fresh from crime scene

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2008

USB Flash Drive Finger fresh from crime sceneWe’ve told you about the awesome muscle car flash drives from Jasonscreations. This is another one of his works. A bit more morbid, but probably great for Halloween or a gift if you want to give someone the finger. From his Etsy shop: “Each finger is freshly cut and removed from the local morgue (no, not really….well…..maybe) and equipped with 1gig of memory. Now, you can finally give that geek in your life “The Finger”. Hot swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.”

It will definitely get you some attention while you type away at your favorite coffee shop. I wouldn’t leave it lying around unless you’ve told anyone who lives with you beforehand. They might not see the USB part and call the cops.