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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows
As great as the Xbox 360 is, there’s no question that its thermal control issues are its biggest flaw. Since day one, there have been rampant problems with consoles overheating, with some reports claiming as much…

IPhone Knock-Off of the Week

IPhone Knock-Off of the Week
Now that Apple’s iPhone has hit the market, it’s time for a bunch of the cheap knock-offs from the Far East to start popping up. This iPhone clone is for those of you who want to…
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Nike Triax Vapor 300: Futuristic Watch for Sports Fiends

Nike Triax Vapor 300: Futuristic Watch for Sports Fiends
I do my best to avoid showing you guys products that are just “concept” designs, so when I saw the image for this watch, I almost skipped right over it. Usually when I see industrial design…

Pocket Pod Lets Guitars Really Rock Out

Pocket Pod Lets Guitars Really Rock Out
If you thought the Air Guitar Pro I showed you was for musical wannabes, I’ve dug up this truly amazing new gadget those of you who take your guitar talents more seriously. Line 6’s Pocket POD…

Compact Discs Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Compact Discs Come in All Shapes and Sizes
While digital players have put a major dent in the CD business, there’s something about having your tunes stored on something a little more tangible. To shake the old CD up a bit, the designers of…

Dining in the Sky: Hope You Wore Your Parachute

Dining in the Sky: Hope You Wore Your Parachute
This strange restaurant combines the delights of dining with a thrill of well, a thrill ride. You’ll travel about 150 feet into the sky before you chow down on a gourmet meal prepared mid-air. Dinner In…

Planetary Lights Float Around Your Room

Planetary Lights Float Around Your Room
Bring the solar system into your living room with these floating lights from Japan’s TakaraTomy. These Fuwarito lamps look like the earth and the moon, but are just simple helium-filled mylar balloons with an LED built…

iPhone Review: Initial Impressions

iPhone Review: Initial Impressions
Well, now that I’ve had about a day to try out my new iPhone, I’m ready to give you guys my initial impressions. First off, my purchasing experience was surprisingly painless. I arrived around 5:20pm on…

IPhone is in the House

IPhone is in the House
Look what I just got my grubby little hands on… After a brief, uneventful visit to my local AT&T store (on the Northwest side of Chicago,) I managed to score one of the last couple of…

IPod Speakers Made From Gourds

IPod Speakers Made From Gourds
When I think of gourds, I usually think of cheesy Fall harvest centerpieces on the cover of Family Circle. So it’s nice to see gourds put to some good use with these unique handcrafted speakers. Japan’s…

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses…

Tivo Finally Coming to Comcast

Tivo Finally Coming to Comcast
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, Comcast has finally given the “green light” to TiVo’s software for release on their DVRs. The two companies reached an agreement way back in March 2005 to offer…

IPhone Smudge Simulator

IPhone Smudge Simulator
Whether you’re holding off on that new iPhone purchase until version 2.0, or you’re already camping out, this fun online plaything should keep you occupied while you’re waiting. The wonderfully-named iSmudginator is a bit of interactive…

Mini Robot Bugs From Japan

Mini Robot Bugs From Japan
I was checking out Bandai Japan’s website earlier today when I came across this new micro robot that they’re coming out with later this year. The Hex Bug series of miniature insect robots scurry along on…

Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards

Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards
Here’s a great little gift for any Mac fanatic. User interface designer Susan Kare makes these fun notecards that feature her original designs from the classic Apple Macintosh computer. All of your favorites are there: the…

Blu-ray to to Give Away Free Movies

Blu-ray to to Give Away Free Movies
Much of the industry is already saying that Blu-ray is winning the high-def format wars, so it’s actually surprising to hear that the Blu-ray Disc Association is hedging their bets even more by giving away free…
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