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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday
As much as I dig my iPhone and HP Touchsmart touchscreens, there’s something that I still miss about actually feeling buttons under my fingertips. And while I’ve gotten pretty good at typing without even looking at…
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Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions

Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions
Martin Buss and his team at the Technical University of Munich created a robot that relies on help from humans to get to its destination. The robot is called Autonomous City Explorer or ACE, and while…
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Cat Cat Watermelon, a Game About Stacking Cats (and Watermelons)

Cat Cat Watermelon, a Game About Stacking Cats (and Watermelons)
Sometimes the most obvious ideas make great titles. Such is the case with Cat Cat Watermelon, a browser game about simple cats, and also watermelons. Oh, and stacking, but Cat Cat Watermelon has a slight edge…
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Amigurumi: Cutifying Even the Worst of Alien Horrors

Amigurumi: Cutifying Even the Worst of Alien Horrors
There’s not much that’s cute about EA’s Dead Space. The very name is terrifying, and the game’s Necromorphs are among some of gaming’s most disturbing creatures. Basically, it’s the worst candidate for amigurumi ever… and yet,…
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Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here

Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here
It doesn’t take a genius to predict that over time, gadgets will be cheaper compared to their predecessors, and they’ll have improved performance as well. And that’s basically what Ars Technica’s 5-page 2009 flash drive roundup…
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Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed…
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Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller: for Virtual Virtuosos

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller: for Virtual Virtuosos
The guitar controllers that come with Guitar Hero or Rock Band games are made of plastic and have a cheap feel. Then again they were probably made like that so you – and your kids –…
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Colin O’Dowd’S Ekg Coat Rack Definitely No Flatliner

Colin O’Dowd’S Ekg Coat Rack Definitely No Flatliner
Looking for a cool way to keep your coats up off the floor? Then look no further than the Beat coat rack by designer Colin O’Dowd. Whether you think of it as the pulse of a…
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From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board

From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board
One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting…
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Piece Together Jigsaw Puzzles on the Nintendo Ds

Piece Together Jigsaw Puzzles on the Nintendo Ds
Sometimes, the fact that the Nintendo DS is region-free really comes in handy, even for folks who can’t read a single Japanese character. You don’t have to read a thing to do jigsaw puzzles so long…
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Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music
Now this is something I really really want: a stylish, easy-to-use CD player. Pull the string to turn the player on, pull it again to make the player stop. The volume and search buttons are on…
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Universal Bullshit Detector Watch Poops, Moos, Might Actually Tell the Time Too

Universal Bullshit Detector Watch Poops, Moos, Might Actually Tell the Time Too
Do you have friends who constantly brag about imaginary achievements? Are you tired of salesmen harassing you at the mall with their 5 minutes a day = 6 pack! exercise machines? Is your kid always making…
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Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep

Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep
Like many other iPod docks/alarm clocks, gear4’s latest iPod accessory can wake you up with music from your iPod. But the crg-60 can also be set to play music from the built-in FM radio or just…
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Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda

Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda
From Active Media Products – the folks who make the Obama Drive – comes another gimmicky storage device, the Panda flash drive. But at least this time it’s for a cause: 5% of the flash drive’s…
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The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae

The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae
Freaky news from Texas: apparently, fire ants are becoming a problem in the Lone Star State, so they’re importing phorid flies to deal with the problem. Pshaw, what can puny flies do against ants, you must…
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LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity

LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity
Can’t get enough LEGO bricks? Then here’s another accessory for your desktop that you might want to add to your collection. These USB hubs from Systown bear more than a passing resemblance to LEGO blocks. Perfect…
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