User Input

User Input: Generous Application of Money

Elon Musk just announced his newest crazy idea, and if we’re honest, it’s just crazy enough to work. For those of you who somehow missed it, he suggested a train, or something. There are plenty of other sites out there that cover the latest and greatest news in technology, so this isn’t the […]

The Style of Technology

Warehouse 13 Tesla

I’ve been trying to catch up on Warehouse 13 after finally catching an episode and, well, liking it. Kind of a lot. If our dozens upon dozens of readers are trying to think of something to get me for Christmas, I would like to put this on my wish list. It’s only $1195 […]

Neutrinos with Syrup

For Science! But Really For Amusement…

* Mad Scientist Not Included

Matt Inman from The Oatmeal and Matt Harding from Where The Hell Is Matt? decided to have some fun last night. You see, Mr. Inman was presented with a Tesla Lightning Gun absolutely nothing like similar to the one in the photo above for his 30th birthday. And what do you do if you suddenly find yourself in possession of a lightning gun?

You shoot your friend. While that friend holds a fluorescent bulb. And dances. Badly.

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The Technology of Music

Electric Guitars

Turn it up!

Take 2 Tesla coils, add one modulating interface and mix it with a classic southern-rock soundtrack, and you have the makings for one HELL of a backyard BBQ.

“Hey yall, watch this…”

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From Hooniverse: eCoupled Induction Charging for EVs

Over on Hooniverse, Alex Kierstein is covering CES 2011. I’m not sure, but I think that’s a convention for people who like to dress up in big furry animal costumes and get it on Discovery Channel style. I’m not sure why Alex is covering that, but that’s none of our business. Fortunately, while he’s there, he’s also managing to find some cool technology items that could prove to be interesting to us here at AtomicToasters. In case you missed it, here are some highlights!

While stumbling, bleary-eyed, dead on my feet, across a hall so large the curvature of the earth would have been visually apparent were it not for a vast sea of similarly stumbling event attendees, I spotted a Tesla Roadster at the Fulton Innovations stand. The Tesla was charging … without wires! “What unnatural divination be this?” I bellowed. “From whence did this foul electromancy come, what evil hallow, what forsaken coven?”

“Uh … Michigan?” the stand person ventured.

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