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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

Farmville: The Movie?

Farmville: The Movie?
Maybe writers are running out of original plots or stories for movies, or maybe it’s because the attention or interests of the audience have shifted. Whatever the reason, Hollywood sure is churning out a lot of…

iPet Companion for People Who Can’t Bear to Leave Their Pets Alone

iPet Companion for People Who Can’t Bear to Leave Their Pets Alone
When I first brought my Shih Tzu puppy home, I spent every waking moment I had feeding, training, and playing with her. Of course, I can only do that during the weekends, because I still have…
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The Dark Side Dresses Up

The Dark Side Dresses Up
Would you ever take tea with Darth Vader? How about a fancy dinner with Boba Fett? The only time those two were near a dinner table was on Bespin, where they laid a trap for Han…

Netflix Calls it Qwits, Cancels Qwikster DVD Website

Netflix Calls it Qwits, Cancels Qwikster DVD Website
You might remember that Netflix had plans to split up it’s DVD and streaming options into two separate businesses. The DVD rentals were to go to the Qwikster website, while instant streaming remained on Netflix.…

Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs

Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs
I have never understood the need for rugs in a home; it’s like carpet for your carpet. Since hard floors are cold and never clean if you have pets or kids, I get why you might…

Pump-Action Slingshot: Slingshotgun?

Pump-Action Slingshot: Slingshotgun?
The last time I talked about a cool slingshot fit for the zombie apocalypse from our slingshot-wielding madman pal Joerg Sprave, it was the crossbow slingshot. Joerg is back today with what may be the coolest…

Real Life Angry Birds

Real Life Angry Birds
Indian artist Mohamed Raoof decided to bring his own spin onto the Angry Birds phenomenon. Instead of cases, toys or video games, he came up with how these angry birds would look like in real life.…

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You
UC Berkeley has a history of creating insect-inspired robots for future humans to swat and kill and run from in horror. The latest is CLASH, a robot designed to speedily climb up vertical or near-vertical cloth…

India’s $10 Laptop Finally Released, Turns Out to Be a $35 Tablet

India’s $10 Laptop Finally Released, Turns Out to Be a $35 Tablet
A couple of years ago the Indian government announced that they were working on a $10 (USD) laptop to help make technology and education accessible to their poor citizens. I didn’t take their plan seriously, but…

Wearable Boom Box is Literally Spine-Tingling

Wearable Boom Box is Literally Spine-Tingling
A few years back, I wrote about an unusual concept backpack which had a sound system built into it. I’m not sure if that pack ever made it to market, but leave it to the ingenuity…

Arrowhead Laser Pointer: Perfect for Presenting Cave Paintings and Powerpoint Decks

Arrowhead Laser Pointer: Perfect for Presenting Cave Paintings and Powerpoint Decks
Kikkerland Design is fond of commissioning gadgets that are quirky yet practical, like the tree branch headphone splitter, the sliced grandfather clock or the USB battleship hub. Here’s more evidence that Kikkerland’s designers knows how to…

Barnes & Noble Throws Water on Kindle Fire, Pulls DC Graphic Novels from Shelves

Barnes & Noble Throws Water on  Kindle Fire, Pulls DC Graphic Novels from Shelves
Looks like the Amazon Kindle Fire is already causing some controversy. Amazon recently made a deal with DC Comics to have 100 graphic novels released exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. That’s great news for…

These Floating LED Jellyfish Don’t Sting

These Floating LED Jellyfish Don’t Sting
Summer is officially over, so the opportunity to hit the swimming pool is nearing an end any day now. But since we’re having an unusually warm spell here in Chicago this week, I figured that a…

Star Wars Movie Poster Photoshop Contest Gets Strange but Funny Results

Star Wars Movie Poster Photoshop Contest Gets Strange but Funny Results
Freaking News ran a Star Wars movie poster Photoshop contest earlier this year. The results are in and some of these are pretty unusual. One of the most distinctive is a sort of mashup between Darth…

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies
While this massive blimp looks pretty awesome, I’m just sad that it’s a spy drone and not a passenger airship, allowing people to take leisurely trips around the world (à la Fringe). The awkwardly-named Blue Devil…

Almost Home Shelters: Easy to Assemble Housing for Disaster Relief

Almost Home Shelters: Easy to Assemble Housing for Disaster Relief
The season’s changing where I live and the rains are starting to fall harder and more frequently now. I enjoy having cool weather for a change, but I always worry when a light rainshower feels like…
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