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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

Softbank’s Ultra Simple Single-Button Phone

Softbank’s Ultra Simple Single-Button Phone
This new cell phone from Japan’s Softbank and ZTE is more of a security device than anything else. It’s kind of like a one-button panic alarm that’s wired into a cell phone. Apparently it’s designed for…
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Anybots Robot Orders Scone, Tips Generously

Anybots Robot Orders Scone, Tips Generously
We featured Anybots’ QB robot avatar a year ago. Here’s a video showing it in action in – where else? – the Silicon Valley in California.…
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Holy Plush Batman!… and Robin!

Holy Plush Batman!… and Robin!
I’m pretty sure this is the first time that I’m going to describe Batman as cute, but what else can I say? This plush Batman is cute. There. Robin’s gained a bit of weight though. I’ll…
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Angry Birds Bento Box Catapults Birds and Pigs into Stomachs

Angry Birds Bento Box Catapults Birds and Pigs into Stomachs
Has Angry Birds jumped the shark yet? Given the fact that I still haven’t gotten 3 gold stars on every level and haven’t found all the golden eggs, I’m going to say no. Still, you’ve got…
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iControlPad BT Adds Real Gamepad and Buttons to the iPhone

iControlPad BT Adds Real Gamepad and Buttons to the iPhone
I will readily admit that I like to play games on my iPhone. I also admit that I will steer away from any game that doesn’t use normal touch and gesture control. If I have to…
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InFocus IN146 Short Throw Projector Needs Only a Few Feet for a Big Picture

InFocus IN146 Short Throw Projector Needs Only a Few Feet for a Big Picture
I am in the middle of putting together an epic home theater in my game room that I have finally wrestled from the control of the wife and kids. I am putting in a projector and…
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iFixit Tears into Verizon iPhone 4, Finds Chewy World Phone Center

iFixit Tears into Verizon iPhone 4, Finds Chewy World Phone Center
All I have to do is write the name iFixit and most geeks will know that we are about to take a gander at the juicy insides of one gadget or another. iFixit has now taken…
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Switch Salt and Pepper Shaker Turns Your Food On

Switch Salt and Pepper Shaker Turns Your Food On
Fred & Friends is at it again, with another one of their tongue-in-cheek household gadgets. This time, they’ve created the perfect salt and pepper shaker – the SWITCH.…
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AFFETTO Robot Head Will Creep You Out

AFFETTO Robot Head Will Creep You Out
I know that this isn’t really supposed to have anything to do with Halloween or scaring people, but what the heck guys, this robot baby head is really disturbing, especially when the guy starts moving the…
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Pentax WG-1 Optio Cameras Look Rugged Enough to Drop Off a Cliff, But Don’t

Pentax WG-1 Optio Cameras Look Rugged Enough to Drop Off a Cliff, But Don’t
Dropping a DSLR has never been an issue for me, but there are some places where those cameras just won’t cut it: you need something more rugged. That’s where Pentax’s Optio comes into play and I…
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Kyocera Echo: 2 Screens, 1 Phone

Kyocera Echo: 2 Screens, 1 Phone
Kyocera isn’t exactly well known in the smartphone industry. Until today that is, with the unveiling of the Echo, which has two 3.5″ touchscreens that can be used as a single 4.7″ screen with an equivalent…
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Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?

Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?
Redditor Torontoitguy shared a console typing software that he invented. He’s calling it the Circboard, and it’s easy to see why. Letters and symbols are mapped to each of the four face buttons on a controller,…
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Life-Size Bender Will Let You Bite His Shiny Metal Ass for $3000

Life-Size Bender Will Let You Bite His Shiny Metal Ass for $3000
While I was digging around looking at that awesome metal AT-AT sculpture by artist Sage Werbock (aka “The Great Nippulini” – don’t ask), I stumbled onto an even bigger, badder metal creation over on his Etsy…
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Pac-Man Wind-Up Toys Scurry Across Desks

Pac-Man Wind-Up Toys Scurry Across Desks
Who says Pac-Man and Blinky need to be confined to the pixel-bound walls of their maze? These fun wind-up Pac-Man racers are the perfect desktop toy for the retro gamer geek. No quarters or batteries are…
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Haptica Braille Watch Tells Time for the Visually Impaired

Haptica Braille Watch Tells Time for the Visually Impaired
I can’t recall ever writing about a watch that wasn’t designed for those of us that can see normally. We look at lots of watches here, and no matter the price or how complex they are…
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Little Vader from Super Bowl VW Commercial Unmasked

Little Vader from Super Bowl VW Commercial Unmasked
The Super Bowl has come and gone and the entire event was a bit of opposite day for me. I generally avoid commercials like algebra homework when I watch TV. During the Super Bowl, I actually…
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