Chris Gilmour's cardboard version of Bond's Aston Martin is amazing. Includes front mounted machine guns, pop-out wheel blades, flip up stick shift eject button and more. Also check out Gilmour's cardboard safe and bicycle.
A Computer Glossary or, Coming to Terms with the Data Processing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames 1968. Fun to watch this video today and realize that it's still a completely relevant and useful lesson on how computers work.
James May (one of the hosts of the Top Gear) was fired from AutoCar magazine in 1992 for hiding a secret message in the first letters of each article. Here is a picture of all of those articles put together.
Livescribe pen records your writing and relates it to the audio it recorded as you were writing. Audio quality doesn't seem great, but its a cool commercialization of an idea I first saw at CHI a few years ago.
The New York Times officially launched their TimesMachine site that lets you see the original layouts of every New York Times paper since 1851. Check out the sinking of the Titanic (shown) and Lincolns assassination.
Before iPod and Nike was Apple II and Puma. These Pumas had a built in "electronic pedometer" that used a serial interface to plug into your Apple II for reporting. Full gallery of fun pics of the old worn out shoes.
The kindle's been reverse engineered, only to reveal some cool google maps tricks, like faux gps and fun stuff like a picture viewer and minesweeper. All on the free CDMA cellular data service. Sprint wont be happy.