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Six-year-old sent to reform school because his Cub Scout camping cutlery

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Zachary Christie is a six-year old student in Newark, Delaware who is facing 45 days in reform school because he brought his new Cub Scout eating utensil to school for lunch. The utensil includes a knife that violates the school's zero-tolerance policy on "weapons on school property.
"Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary was suspended and now faces 45 days in the district¡¯s reform school.

Critics contend that zero-tolerance policies like those in the Christina district have led to sharp increases in suspensions and expulsions, often putting children on the streets or in other places where their behavior only worsens, and that the policies undermine the ability of school officials to use common sense in handling minor infractions.
"Something has to change," said Dodi Herbert, whose 13-year old son, Kyle, was suspended in May and ordered to attend the Christina district's reform school for 45 days after another student dropped a pocket knife in his lap. School officials declined to comment on the case for reasons of privacy.

Ms. Herbert, who said her son was a straight-A student, has since been home-schooling him instead of sending him to the reform school...

"I just think the other kids may tease me for being in trouble," he said, pausing before adding, "but I think the rules are what is wrong, not me."
It¡¯s a Fork, It¡¯s a Spoon, It¡¯s a ... Weapon? You want to a knife like this, check out here for $91.
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Interactive Portal Shirt

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Thinkgeek sells this Interactive Portal Shirt($100/each), featuring two wireless 5.8 GHz video cameras mounted in the front of each shirt along with two high-res LCD TFT screens, the camera in the orange shirt transmits the image to the blue shirt, and vise versa.
Cool, the bule shirt's LCD will display everthing in front of the yellow shirt, and vice versa! " In this manner it seems as if a fully functional portal has been created between the chests of both subjects."
- Electronic shirts simulate teleportation portals from the game Portal
- Each shirt features a wireless 5.8Ghz pinhole video camera in the front
- Embedded TFT LCD screens in the chest area of each shirt simulate the portal
- The camera from one shirt transmits the image wirelessly to the other, and vise versa
- Each shirt is powered by one 2190mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack stored in the included belt-pack
- 1.5 to 2 hours continuous run time, 4.2 hours recharge time
- All electronics are completely removable to enable shirts to be washed
- Wired composite video input allows you to play video games or movies on the shirt screen
- Shirts must be purchased as a pair to work properly
- GLaDOS Promises a coupon for free cake will be included with each shirt purchase
Price: $100   |   BUY

Beer Blaster

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It uses the canned beer as the cartridge that shoots your enemys and friends. You'd even spray into your own mouth if you got thirsty enough. The Beer Blaster is available in thinkgeek for $23.
Price: $23   |   BUY

Wifi Dowsing Rod

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The Wifi Dowsing Rod by miket.
"Todays technology advances at such a speed that often consumers are left in awe of it all. The high tech terminology, the ultra small, ultra portable, metallic or white devides we carry around with us are, to the vast amount of consumers, simply baffling. The Wifi Dowsing Rod aims to work against this. By basing the design for a wireless internet detector on century's old technology, the user feels immediately at home with the product, whilst feeling less intimidated by the simple shape and natural materials. "

Kymera Magic Wand UniversalTV Remote

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It is possibly the coolest TV remote! The Kymera Magic Wand comes with a built-in accelerometer, is able to recognize "magical gestures" to change the channel and more.
For example, to turn up the volume, you rotate a clockwise motion and vice versa. Flicking it up or down will change the channel, and there are 13 gestures to master in total.
It will hit the market this October 1st onwards for £49.95(about $84), pre-order here.
Price: $84   |   BUY

Sub Machine Gun Beer Bong

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Take down your guests in a merciless assault of beer with the beer bong shaped like a 1927-A1 sub-machine gun! The Sub-Machine Gun Beer Stein($TBA) stands 18" tall and holds a cool 650 ml (22 oz) of beer.
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Archos Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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The Archos' Android-based Archos 5 internet tablet, giving you a new way to enjoy Internet, Media and TV in a handheld device. The Archos 5 has a 4.8-inch display,no specs till now. But today ArchosFans get its pictures and prices on B&H. It will launch on September 15th. Available on the SSD and HDD version. Prices are $294 for the 16GB, $370 for the 32GB, $320 for the 160GB and $420 for the 500GB.

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"Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
With its built-in capabilities, your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC.
Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM Cortex processor and the Adobe Flash 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth.
The full email application lets you read, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts.
Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
The ARCHOS 5 features a very high capacity internal hard drive from 60 GB to 250 GB, in slim and sleek enclosures.
You can thus download a vast number of songs and videos from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club.
You can play movies in HD or DVD quality for the richest media experience on the go.
The ultimate TV experience at home or on the go
Enjoy your ARCHOS contents played directly back to your TV, with the DVR Station. Schedule TV recordings from any channel on your cable or set-top box in just a few clicks. Then choose when and where you want to watch them.
Play back all your digital content from your ARCHOS 5 to your TV, even in HD quality, at 720p."
Price: $294 - 420   |   BUY

BucketVAC

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The BucketVAC($TBA) turns "a gallon bucket into a wet/dry vacuum". It is a basically a self-contained lid that attaches to any 5 gallon bucket, turning it into an easy-to-empty receptacle for either wet or dry waste. BucketVac only weighs 7 lbs. and can be quickly changed from one bucket to another. It will be available Q4 2009.
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The Applause Machine

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The Applause Machine(October 2009) designed by Martin Smith. Just press the button and the Applause Machine enthusiastically claps its hands for you. Now you have four hands to applaud. The Applause Machines, manufactured by Laikingland in the UK for £225(about $360), available in a range of colors. Powered by two AAA batteries.
Price: GBP 225   |   BUY

Yellowbird Camera

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The Yellowbird Camera that records in 360 makes a photo 360 view look pretty one dimensional. Watch the demo video, you can press play and move the cursor in the direction that you want to see.
"A variant of the yellowBird camera is being utilized within the Google Streetview technology. The prominent difference is that the yellowBird camera records video instead of photographs. The camera uses six cleverly divided lenses in order to capture every possible viewing direction. The data stream generated by the camera is impressive. Through a double glass-fiber connection, a stream of 1200 Mbit per second is captured and saved in an uncompressed format. Next to the camera, a surround sound microphone system enables to record audio at 96 khz as well.

The yellowbird camera can be utilized in a variety of ways. First of all, videos can be captured from a regular tripod. Additionally the camera can be setup within a steadycam suit and "float" above the head of the camera operator. Furthermore, multiple connections support the camera to be mounted on a car or under a helicopter. "

Naked Bikini

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Like to see your friend naked without her knowing? This Bikini(EUR 15) seems to be a normal trunks, but after 3 minutes contact with water it will fall to pieces! It is a good idea? A NSFW version video showing just how well it works(it is hidden behind the more).
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Price: EUR 15   |   BUY

The Enicycle - Single Wheel Transportation

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The EniCycle is one-wheel self-stabilizing unicycle, created by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik. Powered by a electric motor and features a self-balancing gyroscope system that runs 100 times per second. The speed of eniCycle is controlled by leaning forwards/backwards like the Segway. And they claim that it is eaily learning to ride in less than 30 minutes. Watch it in action.

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The Gorillatorch

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The Gorillatorch($30), a combination of a LED light source and the classic Gorillapod wrappable legs with "super-strong magnetic feet." The magnetic feet allows it to attach to almost any metallic surface, and the flexible legs take care of the rest. A smart light!
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Rotgutonix Booze Detector

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The Rotgutonix Booze Detector let you know what's you¡¯re really drinking. Rotgutonix has a built-in chemical sensor that can detect the chemical composition of 6 brands of liquor: Johnnie Walker, JB, DYC, Havana Club, Pampero and Brugal. They expect in future version that be able to analyze the chemical composition of over 20 well-known brands, mainly rum, whisky, gin, and vodka.
"Just dip the Rotgutonix pen into a glass of alcohol (no mixers, please), and let it soak for 20 seconds. The pen¡¯s liquid-crystal display will tell you if you¡¯re about to drink some real whiskey or some nasty rotgut, it¡¯ll tell you. While I don¡¯t usually frequent bars that serve things in a jug marked ¡°XXX¡±, apparently the serving of nasty bottom-shelf stuff in the wrong bottle is a more common practice in Europe than it is here in the States. As a matter of fact, product designer Emilio Alarc¨®n decided to create the gadget after he had a bad run-in with a couple of glasses of headache and nausea-inducing rotgut in Spain."
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Anti-burglar Mat

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This anti-burglar doormat from Rakuten. It is a super-sticky mat that catchs the burglar. It is a good? When you leave the house, you just leave this on the inside of your door. If someone beark in, he'll step on the mat and get stuck. Of course, the most important thing is that you don't forget it's there when you back. The anti-burglar doormat will be released in Japan sometime this fall.