In what could be a serious blow to Microsoft’s exclusivity on the popular Project Gotham Racing franchise, developer Bizarre Creations is no longer an independent player. The UK development studio was gobbled up by Activision today.
Good news for DirecTV subscribers. The satellite provider today launched 21 new high definition channels for your viewing enjoyment. The channels are the first wave of programming for DirecTV’s 100 HD channel promise.
The initial 21 channels are available immediately if you’re signed up for the HD package and have the SD version of the channel in your current programming plan.
These dramatic new watches from fashion house Diesel are a couple of only a handful of watches to embrace OLED display technology. The watches feature a bold case design that provides a welcome home for the clean, minimal OLED screen.
(Sub)urban warfare has a new face, and it goes by the name of Paintball Panzer. The pint-sized tank has a turret-mounted paintball gun which lets you fire rounds of paint ammo while keeping you safe and sound from the tomatoes and eggs which may be thrown at you in return.
If that 312-key keyboard I told you about recently was a little too complex for you to wrap your head around, here’s another electronic musical instrument that I came across, and this one only has 114 buttons.
Remember all those quarters you dumped into classic 80s arcade game Dig Dug? Apparently, you’re not the only one. A talented piano player going by the name arix001 has recorded a pretty darned accurate rendition of the frenetic music from the game.
Star Wars may be over 30 years old, but that hasn’t stopped those LucasFilm merchandising folks from cranking out fresh ideas. That’s why I’m absolutely loving these R2 unit pepper mills.
Imagine having the boss over for dinner, asking if he’d like some pepper on his salad, then whipping out one of these little droids.
Tired of the same old speaker designs? Here’s some compact speakers with a decidedly different look. These Microbon speakers are have a hexagonal case design which is certainly unusual.
Instead of a typical cheap plastic case, these speakers have cheap wooden cases.
I came across this funky Pac-Man inspired bag over on Etsy earlier today. Handmade by Melissa and Zach of New York’s hobocampcrafts, the bag features the likeness of one of the dot-gobbler’s ghostly nemeses, Inky.
Using a bunch of carefully selected buttons, the artists stitched together the blue ghost from the classic 80s arcade game.
Ah, the good old Nintendo Entertainment System. Like a hermit crab’s shell, its been modded to hold everything from DVD players to complete PC systems. Now an enterprising young modder going by the name of xmod4u has managed to stuff an original Xbox inside the case of the classic 8-bit NES console.
These colorful plastic pieces may look a lot like a LEGO blocks, but they’re actually tiny iPod docks. Each block even has some scrawny little speakers built in, making it completely self-contained. Since the speakers don’t even require external power, don’t expect much volume, but what do you expect from something this small?
I’ve written about so many modern digital watches that sacrifice ease of use for cool design (I’m talking to you, TokyoFlash). So it’s a breath of fresh air to see a modern digital that manages to balance looks with ease-of-use.
Tired of the old plain plastic shell on your Mac laptop? Here’s a nifty way spruce up its outsides without a lot of time or money. These adhesive-backed layers stick on to the shell of your portable computer and give it a bit more style.
Good news for those of you anxiously awaiting the new Ratchet and Clank game for the PlayStation 3. Insomniac Games has confirmed that the game will run at a full 60 frame per second speed, in both 720p and 1080i resolutions.
Stare at these trippy blue light-up butterflies for too long, and you won’t be able to get Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida out of you head either.
Designers Soner Ozenc and John Wischhusen created these electroluminescent butterflies called GloWings. Each see-through winged critter is loaded with blue electroluminescent wire to produce a soft blue-green glow.