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Archive for September 2007

Pac-Man and His Namco Pals in Pillow Form

Pac-Man and His Namco Pals in Pillow Form
Did you cut your teeth dropping every last quarter of your allowance into arcade machines back in the 80s? Here’s a little something to bring back those memories whenever parked on your couch or reclining in your La-Z-Boy.

Giant Inflatable Talking Robots Invade Wal-Mart

Giant Inflatable Talking Robots Invade Wal-Mart
I’ve always wanted a headline like that. It sounds like something out of Weekly World News. However, I assure you that this time it’s 100% accurate. The Mega Mech Airmagination Inflatable Robot has to be one of the worst product names I’ve heard in a long time.
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PGR4 Ready for Release, Vehicle List Announced

PGR4 Ready for Release, Vehicle List Announced
The latest in Bizarre Creations’ critically-acclaimed racing series is officially “in the can”. Project Gotham Racing 4 has gone gold, and is off to production for us to get our grubby little hands on in the very near future.

Xbox 360: a Space Odyssey

Xbox 360: a Space Odyssey
Has your Xbox 360 ever overheated? Do you dread the three Red Rings of Death? Have I got a t-shirt for you. Inspired by the demented HAL9000 computer from the classic science fiction flick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, it shows the inimitable RRoD symbol along with the saying “I’m afraid I can’t let you play that, Dave.”

Nintendo Ds Jumbotron: the Portable Gets Luggable

Nintendo Ds Jumbotron: the Portable Gets Luggable
An enterprising builder going only by the name “Loopy” has created a mash-up between a pair of tablet PC screens and a Nintendo DS to give birth to this monstrous offspring. Just like its portable inspiration, the Jumbotron DS has dual screens, with stylus-based control on the bottom one.

Davinciaudio Labs Luxury Turntable: Big and Rich

Davinciaudio Labs Luxury Turntable: Big and Rich
At the tip-top of the audiophile market, there’s an elite group of folks who think the best way to listen to music is on a good old-fashioned analog turntable. This record player is for them. The DaVinciAudio Labs AAS Gabriel turntable bases its unique design on the same process that’s used to cut grooves into masters for vinyl discs.

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians
The other day, I told you about a tabletop multi-touch interface for creating music sequences. While I was researching that story, I came across an interesting touchscreen interactive music controller device that you can actually get your hands on for yourself.

Cinedisk Cd26hd: High Definition Video in Your Pocket

Cinedisk Cd26hd: High Definition Video in Your Pocket
This compact media player from Korea’s Savit Micro lets you carry an entire HD video source in the palm of your hand. The Cinedisk CD26HD is just a little larger than a typical media player, and offers high definition playback at up to 1080i resolution.

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers
The folks over at the upcoming DigitalLife show in New York have been kind enough to extend a substantial 50% discount off admission for the loyal readers of Technabob. Read on to see how to grab your tickets at this special price.

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind
On very rare occasion, I’ll see something that truly knocks me off my feet. That time is now. The Troja Arc Lamp is simply awe inspiring. Designed by Germany’s hansandfranz studio, the lamp features a sweeping arc that emits a warm halo of light around its subject.

Ratchet & Clank Future Demo Due 10/4

Ratchet & Clank Future Demo Due 10/4
Here’s something for PlayStation 3 owners to get excited about. It’s just been revealed that Insomniac Games’ latest creation, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction will be available as a playable demo in just a few short weeks.

Lacie Golden Disk: It’s Getting Gold Outside

Lacie Golden Disk: It’s Getting Gold Outside
Ah, Gold. Computer peripheral maker LaCie has really stepped up their game lately, working with world-renowned artists like Karim Rashid and Neil Poulton to help create some truly stunning accessories. Now they’ve enlisted the help of Ora-Ïto to come up with their latest creation, the Golden Disk.

Mp3, Mp4, Mp5 – Whatever It Takes

Mp3, Mp4, Mp5 – Whatever It Takes
I was checking out the bargain basement tech over on DealExtreme this morning, and came across this oddity. According to the manufacturer, what we’ve got here is an MP5, yes M-P-FIVE player. As far as I know, there is no official MP5 file format.

Tokyoflash Geomesh LED Watch: What Time is It Again?

Tokyoflash Geomesh LED Watch: What Time is It Again?
In keeping with tradition, Japanese watch importer TokyoFlash is getting set to release yet another watch that might require an advanced degree to read. Their new Geomesh watch has a grid of 27 colored LEDs concealed beneath a mirrored finish.

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect
I’ve seen some interesting hackjobs in my day, but nothing quite like this. Builder Harold Ilano has built himself a little robotic insect from the remnants of an old Sony  Playstation console. Harold’s Mercury BEAM Robot was scavenged from a variety of junk parts, but an old PlayStation console was the primary contributor, giving the ‘bot its two motors and other internals that keep it chugging along.

Philips Prestigo Tablet Remote: Too Big, or Just Right?

Philips Prestigo Tablet Remote: Too Big, or Just Right?
This upcoming remote control from Philips’ embraces the whole “bigger is better” concept with a vengeance. To me, it looks like the Prestigo SR-M8015 is about the size of three small remote controls smashed together into one larger device.
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