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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Portal Mirrors: Don’t Walk Into These Unless You Want 14 Years Bad Luck

Portal Mirrors: Don’t Walk Into These Unless You Want 14 Years Bad Luck
Redditor Corttana and her husband made these mirrors for their Portal-themed basement.  They’ll take you to where you’re already at. They achieved the vortexy Portal outlines simply by looping up appropriately-colored rope lights at the back…
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Twitterrific Mascot: Yours For Less Than $140

Twitterrific Mascot: Yours For Less Than $140
…in fact, you can have Ollie for way less than $1 a character.  Just to be clear, Ollie’s the mascot of Twitter client Twitterrific, not Twitter itself. But in a way he’s actually better, because Twitter’s…
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Rocksmith Guitar Game: A Levelled Up Guitar Hero?

Rocksmith Guitar Game: A Levelled Up Guitar Hero?
One of the criticisms about the now extinct Guitar Hero and its competitor, Rock Band, is that they don’t really teach people how to play songs or how to use actual musical instruments. Which, of course…
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Glow-in-the-Dark Kryptonite Candy Will Defeat Your Super Sweet Tooth

Glow-in-the-Dark Kryptonite Candy Will Defeat Your Super Sweet Tooth
I’ve never heard of a supervillain-themed party, but if you’re planning on throwing one then you might want to check out this recipe for Kryptonite Candy by Britt Michelsen aka BrittLiv, the same person who made…
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RoboTouch Hack Controls iPad Via NES Controller, Adds Squeaky Button Feedback

RoboTouch Hack Controls iPad Via NES Controller, Adds Squeaky Button Feedback
YouTube user ProtoDojo wanted a more precise way of controlling his favorite iPad game Reckless Racing. Fortunately for him, he has the modding chops to actually do something about it. So he came up with RoboTouch,…
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Green Lantern Movie Power Battery Replica: Snot Too Classy

Green Lantern Movie Power Battery Replica: Snot Too Classy
Purveyor of all things geek Entertainment Earth is now selling this limited-edition movie version of Green Lantern’s Power Battery. Made of cold-cast porcelain, it was created using the same cast that was used to make the…
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Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?

Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?
Is it possible to wirelessly transmit a video signal to any screen?  That’s what YouTube user BITcrash 44 claims to have done. Supposedly he has an invented a pair of devices that are able to send…
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Pixel Perfect Camera Decals are Worth a Thousand Bits

Pixel Perfect Camera Decals are Worth a Thousand Bits
Here’s a set of stickers worthy of space in a photographer’s wall. Made by pixel art specialist Bill Brown, they come in packs of matte vinyl Polaroid, medium format and SLR cameras drawn in 8-bit style.…
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Official Minecraft Magnets: Notch Approved

Official Minecraft Magnets: Notch Approved
Last year, Etsy seller kongscut pounced on the success of Minecraft and came out with a set of Minecraft magnets. Now kongscut has competition, from no less than ThinkGeek, which is now selling official, licensed Minecraft…
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Spot in Queue for iPad 2 Sold for $900

Spot in Queue for iPad 2 Sold for $900
In a fit of madness that only Apple – and Lady Gaga – can induce, last March 11 a woman was able to sell the first spot in the iPad 2 line in Apple’s flagship New…
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R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up
He may not have 8 consoles and a million controllers connected to him, but this R2-D2 makes up for it by having a current-gen system, an Xbox 360. Built by Mark Bongo, owner of Major League…
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Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory
A group of Michigan State University researchers led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare are working on a program that can match mug shots of known criminals to police…
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iTwin Lets You Share Your Data Dropbox-Style

iTwin Lets You Share Your Data Dropbox-Style
There are lots of ways of accessing your files remotely, the easiest of which in my opinion would be to use Dropbox. But if you need more storage, or are just too stubborn to learn how…
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Minecraft Pac-Man: Blocka Blocka Blocka

Minecraft Pac-Man: Blocka Blocka Blocka
Minecraft’s blocks can easily substitute for pixels. Add colored blocks in the mix and players can imitate the look of early video games. Here’s one such example, Minecrafta2z’s Pac-Man remake:…
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N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up

N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up
Modders really love the Nintendo 64 – the sheer number of portable mods we’ve featured here on the site tells us that much. Hailrazer is no stranger to the portable console scene, and he’s back with…
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Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset

Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset
Here’s an adorably childish hack from Rachel, the Lead Java Developer at Instructables. She stuffed the guts of a Bluetooth headset into a glove in such a way that she could actually talk on the phone…
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