via Mother Jones
Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, who was the only female entrant to finish her project in a local hackathon.
The Sonification of Everyday Things
Dennis P. Paul
An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things from Dennis P Paul on Vimeo.
The USB Slingshot for Angry Birds
Launching Angry Birds from a slingshot on your iPhone screen is fun, but actually launching Angry Birds from a slingshot sounds difficult, and borderline dangerous (well, definitely dangerous to the bird, variably dangerous to you depending on size of bird and degree of anger). A clever hack over on mbed shows you how to have the best of both worlds - real slingshot, digital birds - by turning a slingshot into a USB peripheral for playing Angry Birds.
MIT Media Lab/Vimeo
While we're all sitting around waiting for RFID tech to really take off at the consumer level, people here and there are dabbling in different ways to make use of that kind of technology. For instance, have you ever thought about making your own card scanner to unlock your office, or even bedroom, door?