Microsoft Surface becomes a DIY skateboard (and other things we didn’t cover)

Welcome to your mid-week edition of GeekBytes, where we round up all the random geeky odds and ends we spotted today. Today, a Microsoft President takes a ride on the new Surface tablet—literally.

Microsoft President Rides a DIY Surface Skateboard [Twitter]

Yup, we all know that Gorilla Glass is super strong, but did you know that it’s solid enough to take the weight of one Microsoft employee?

Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet makes use of the aforementioned glass, so to test just how durable it is President of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky took matters into his own hands. Steven tweeted pictures of him riding a Surface tablet. Yup, the folks at Microsoft took the 10-inch tablet and turned it into a makeshift skateboard. [via Engadget]

Jump Across The River Seine [Atelier Zündel Cristea]

A design competition in Paris wants suggestions for a new bridge to cross the River Seine. One entry would havevisitors take a hop, skip and a jump across the water via a series of linked trampolines. Designer Atelier Zündel Cristea hopes to get Paris visitors to cross the river in a “more playful” way. [via Gizmodo]

Samsung vs. Apple: Blentec Set Out To Settle The Score [YouTube]

Which is better, the Samsung Galaxy S III or the iPhone 5? Put that spec sheet to aside as Blendtec tries to settle the score once and for all. Tom Dickson put both smartphones through their blender test to see which one held up the longest. You can see which took the most abuse in the video below; be careful to not breathe in the Siri Smoke!

[via Ubergizmo]

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