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Archive for December 2008

Technabob’s Most Popular Posts of 2008

Technabob’s Most Popular Posts of 2008

2008: What a year it was. Every year there are a handful of posts that really make readers go wild. But at the same time, not everyone can be expected to read every post on the…

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Ea’S Hachi Koi: It’S About Touching Girls

Ea’S Hachi Koi: It’S About Touching Girls

The ol’ “hero/heroine is about to die, so must seize life” theme is an oft-used one in all forms of literature, and Electronic Arts’ Hachi Koi is adding its own spin to the old saw, except…

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Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball

Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball

This robot kit from Japan lets you build your own ball shaped robot that can pull off all sorts of wild and crazy moves as it gyrates around your floor. While the Tornader robot from Elekit…

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Geek Graffiti Hits the Streets

Geek Graffiti Hits the Streets

It’s not only Internet/text shorthand, with its LOLs and OMGs, that’s everywhere; it seems lots of tech-based and inspired memes are creeping out into the world at large, including in graffiti and other urban art forms.…

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Verbatim Speaker Keyboard: More Sounds Than Key Clicks

Verbatim Speaker Keyboard: More Sounds Than Key Clicks

This keyboard is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of space on their desk. Verbatim’s speaker keyboard integrates a pair of speakers into the keyboard’s top edge. The keyboard also has dedicated audio controls…

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Bioshock Bento Box: Come to (Big) Daddy

Bioshock Bento Box: Come to (Big) Daddy

For those of you who have put in your fill of time playing Bioshock, you know that Big Daddy can be one mean dive suit wearin’ mutha-flippa’. But now that he’s been transformed into a tasty…

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5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data

5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data

For some strange reason, I never thought I’d write a story about floppy disk coasters twice. But these really floppy, floppy disk coasters I found over on Etsy today were just too good to be ignored.…

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Handheld N64 is Awesome, Non-Ergonomic

Handheld N64 is Awesome, Non-Ergonomic

The Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R: the past of gaming, futurized in handheld form. While playing this shrunken, portable N64 might be a challenge, particularly when it comes to, say, some of the console’s excellent first-person shooters, it…

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Bang Bang, My Zapper Shot You Down [Wii]

Bang Bang, My Zapper Shot You Down [Wii]

Some people want games to be as sweet as sugar, with showers of fresh blossoms and lollipops instead of blood, and frolicking in place of combat. Those aren’t the people who made this custom Wii Zapper.…

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Hacked USB Cable Flash Disk

Hacked USB Cable Flash Disk

USB flash disks are very popular not only because they carry a lot of data in such a small size. They’ve also become a hit because they come in all sorts of weird designs. It’s reached…

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Domo-Kun Mod Makes a Toothy 360

Domo-Kun Mod Makes a Toothy 360

I’m happy to report that Domo-kun is adorable anywhere… even on the hulking side of an Xbox 360. In fact, the strange creature himself brings a beautiful color scheme to the console, and the result is…

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Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More

Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More

I was working on a story about something completely different today when I came across this intriguing digital image technology they’ve been working on for a while over at Microsoft Research. The team sums up their…

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Light Up Apple Rainbow Logo T-Shirt: Retrodiscolicious

Light Up Apple Rainbow Logo T-Shirt: Retrodiscolicious

Wear your retro Apple spirit on your sleeve (or really on your chest) with one of these illuminated t-shirts, sporting the old school rainbow Apple logo. The t-shirt lights up using an electroluminescent display that responds…

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Umbrella Corporation Umbrella Keeps Rain Off Your Zombie Head

Umbrella Corporation Umbrella Keeps Rain Off Your Zombie Head

Are you a biochemist who works for a certain pharmaceutical company that for the past 12 years has been making viruses that turn people into zombies? If so, then you’ve  probably received an Umbrella Corporation umbrella,…

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Jingle Ping: 49 Microwaves Play Jingle Bells

Jingle Ping: 49 Microwaves Play Jingle Bells

I know it’s a bit late, but I’m sure everyone’s still up for a bit of Christmas fun, and I swear this one’s worth watching. Creative marketing company AKQA set up 49 microwaves to play Jingle…

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Lightsaber Nunchucks: *Facepalm*

Lightsaber Nunchucks: *Facepalm*

I can see how this could be fun, but if you show this to a Star Wars geek he’ll probably shake his head, gather his robes and walk away. Some guy who looks like a mugger…

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