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Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!

Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!
Leave it to those wacky Japanese gadget makers to come up with something so silly as this mobile phone that looks like a teddy bear. Mobile phone provider Willcom recently demonstrated their “Kuma Phone” (Bear Phone),…
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Wii Pc Casemod, or as I Like to Call It: Nintendowindo Xp

Wii Pc Casemod, or as I Like to Call It: Nintendowindo Xp
While most people like their Nintendo Wii just the way it is, this casemodder just couldn’t leave well enough alone, and insisted on gutting his Wii and replacing its innards with a PC. I’m not really…
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New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives

New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives
Marubeni InfoTec will be coming out with 10 different wooden animal USB drives. There are 5 different animal shapes, and they come in maple or walnut. I can’t find out too much more info about these…
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Space Invaders Pillows: Count Aliens, Not Sheep

Space Invaders Pillows: Count Aliens, Not Sheep
Catch an extra 40 winks tonight by laying your head on some of these comfy Space Invaders pillows. Created as part of Taito’s Space Invaders 30th anniversary celebration, they’re perfect for the retro gaming geek who…
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Mac Mini Mods: the Ultimate Collection

Mac Mini Mods: the Ultimate Collection
Japanese modder Hideo Takano must really, really love his Mac Minis. He’s gone over the top by producing not 1 or 2, but 7 different Mac Mini casemods, each with a unique look. Let’s start out…
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Ply Phone Stacks a Whole World of Gadgets Into One Device

Ply Phone Stacks a Whole World of Gadgets Into One Device
The Ply concept phone has so many features stacked into its wooden shell that I had to read about it twice to fully grasp its awesomeness. Each layer holds a gadget with a distinct function, including…
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Mega Man Energy Drink Helps You Beat Down Robot Masters

Mega Man Energy Drink Helps You Beat Down Robot Masters
To herald the launch of much-anticipated game Mega Man 9, an officially licensed Mega Man sports/energy drink is coming out in Japan. The drink will be called “Rockman E Can Drink” because it’s coming out in…
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Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth

Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth
Imagine an army of tiny little UFOs whizzing around your head. Now imagine that you could be the one controlling them. TakaraTomy’s mysterious looking QFOs are pint-sized remote controlled hovering spacecraft which spin through the sky.…
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Jupiter Accelerometer Mouse: Whirly, Wood, Weally Expensive

Jupiter Accelerometer Mouse: Whirly, Wood, Weally Expensive
The Jupiter Mouse is a sphere of wood fashioned into a mouse that you hold in the palm of your hand to control. You move the cursor by adjusting the tilt of the mouse. The mouse…
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1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!
I was cruising the Internets today and came across an incredibly rich roundup of robots and robot figures from the 1950s. As a robotophile, I was surprised and excited to see several bots that had been…
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Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$

Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$
There’s nothing that makes your office or cubicle more cozy than some fun desk toys. So when I saw these animated martial arts kids over on a Japanese website, I said to myself “I must have…
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Tokyoflash Watch Contest Answers, Winners Announced

Tokyoflash Watch Contest Answers, Winners Announced
The results are in for our just completed Tokyoflash watch giveaway, and I can now reveal the answers and winners. Read on for the answers, the winners’ names, and some really special watch designs in case…
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Taito Celebrates 30 Years of Space Invaders With Lots and Lots of Space Invaders

Taito Celebrates 30 Years of Space Invaders With Lots and Lots of Space Invaders
Space Invaders is turning 30 and Taito is rocking the Space Invaders angle in everything possible. They are even turning HMV and LaForet stores into complete Space Invaders headquarters. First of all, knowing that Space Invaders…
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Tokyoflash Watch Giveaway: Do You Know What Time It is?

Tokyoflash Watch Giveaway: Do You Know What Time It is?
[UPDATE 8/12/2008: The contest is now over. You can check out the answers and winners here]. How’d you like to win a really cool modern watch from Tokyoflash? Well, if you can tell time, you could…
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When is a Computer Case Not a Case at All?

When is a Computer Case Not a Case at All?
Looking for a way to keep your souped-up PC from overheating? This series of bold acrylic cases out of Japan does away with convention by doing away with the exterior case walls, thus eliminating much of…
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Famicase: Artists Make Up New NES Game Cartridges

Famicase: Artists Make Up New NES Game Cartridges
What better canvas for your creative expression than an old 8-bit NES cartridge? That’s what the recent Famicase art exhibition in Japan was all about. Satoshi Sagagami, who runs retro game shop Super Meteor, organizes the…
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