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Archive for September 2006

Bite My Shiny Metal a**

Bite My Shiny Metal a**

Who said that robots needed to be all clean and shiny (or functional for that matter?) The Bennett Robot Works designs sculptural robots made from junk. Each (non-functional) robot is unique and handmade by Gordon Bennett…

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Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes

Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes

With the impending release of the Sony Playstation 3, I thought I might take a moment to reflect on some of the finer points made by Sony’s management team regarding the PS3: It’s probably too cheap……

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Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon

Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon

While NEC was showing off their cute little robot, capable of “tasting” wines (using its built-in) photospectrometer to the Associated Press, they got just a little more than they bargained for… When a reporter’s hand was…

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110 Inches of (Rear Projection) Paradise

110 Inches of (Rear Projection) Paradise

Every few days, I report on a “world’s largest” or “world’s smallest” thingamabob, and today should be no different. JVC has just shown a new D-ILA (aka LCOS or SXRD) rear projection set that measures a…

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Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive

Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive

The folks over at HP have shown the first of what is sure to be a number of HD-DVD drive add-ons for your PC. Hewlett Packard’s HD100 is an external HD-DVD drive that plugs into your…

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Clear Case Mod for Nintendo Ds Lite

Clear Case Mod for Nintendo Ds Lite

Xtreme Enterprise has shown photos of their clear case mod for the Nintendo DS Lite. Their SHOCK! DS Lite replacement cases lets you swap out the shell and buttons of your system with new colors incluiding…

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Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance

Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance

There hasn’t been a lot of interesting news in robotics in the last few weeks, so I don’t get to post as often as I’d like about robots. That said, I thought this little video clip…

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Stop Sneezing With a Custom-Built Hypoallergenic Cat

Stop Sneezing With a Custom-Built Hypoallergenic Cat

If you ever wanted a little feline fluffball of your own but couldn’t deal with the sneezing and itching, your worries are over. For the low, low price of $4000, you can pick up a hypoallergenic…

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He Made Me a Mix Tape

He Made Me a Mix Tape

Says-it.com, home to all sorts of fun online graphic embellishers, has released their latest treat, the Cassette Generator. Other fun graphical generators on the site let you make your own fake concert tickets, official seals, church…

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Amazing in-Engine Footage of Alan Wake on Quad Core Processor

Amazing in-Engine Footage of Alan Wake on Quad Core Processor

Remedy, the folks that brought us Max Payne have been working for some time now on the action/adventure game Alan Wake for the Xbox 360 and Windows Vista. This video shows the amazing 3d engine in…

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Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id

Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id

Fossil has partnered with Sony Ericsson to develop a new watch that features some pretty nifty connectivity with their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The watch will come in several styles, both analog and digital, and will be…

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Zune Pricing and Date Official

Zune Pricing and Date Official

After much speculation on prices ranging from $229 to $299, the Microsoft Zune media player has been officially announced for a November 14th release date at a price of $249.99. This places it head to head…

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Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine

Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine

Gateway has introduced a new series of low-cost PC desktops which roll in a number of features typically found on higher-end gaming machines. Gateway’s DX420 series starts at as little as $599.99, including a 1.86 GHz…

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Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars

Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars

In a surprise announcement from this year’s X06 show in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed a new Halo real time strategy game for the Xbox 360. Halo Wars is expected to provide us with a unique take on…

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Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed

In line with earlier predictions, it’s now been confirmed that the HD DVD add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will launch in the U.S. in mid-November for $199 USD. The drive will include a HD DVD copy…

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PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week

With all of the terribly negative attention on Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 console, you’d think that they’d take that to heart and really think about what they say in the coming months. Well rather than take…

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