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Archive for November 2007

Fake Window Sheds Light on Your Cubicle

Fake Window Sheds Light on Your Cubicle
For those of us working in offices with no exterior windows, we’re always looking for ways to bring a little light into our lives. You could grab one of those outdoor scene rotators I showed you the other day, but if you’d like something a little more subtle, check this out.

Mario + Mickey = Super Mousio Brothers?

Mario + Mickey = Super Mousio Brothers?
Have Disney and Nintendo partnered up for a a top secret new game? Naw. But the guys over at Siliconera managed to snap this great photo of Mickey Mouse dressed in Mario garb in a Japanese arcade.
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Play Famicom Games on Your Nintendo Ds

Play Famicom Games on Your Nintendo Ds
Sick of all those newfangled games on your Nintendo DS? This new gadget lets you dust off your old 8-bit games and play them on your DS Lite. The CYBER Familator Lite plugs into your DS Lite’s GBA adapter slot and lets you plug in carts from the old Nintendo Famicom (aka NES here in the states), and play them right on the DS screen.

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes
This new device was commissioned by the United States Postal Service in order to hunt down some of the inefficiencies in their mail delivery process. Developed by California’s TrackingTheWorld, the gadget is slipped inside of a letter, and tracks the precise journey of an individual piece of mail.

Mbl 101 X-Treme Speakers Cost More Than a Ferrari

Mbl 101 X-Treme Speakers Cost More Than a Ferrari
Ok, they only cost more than a “low-end” Ferrari, say an F430 — but at $180,000 for the system, these monstrous speakers certainly aren’t for the frugal. MBL’s 101 X-treme speaker system cranks out sound using a set of four custom built towers.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.
This amazing tech demo shows off an augmented reality system which can digitally swap out textures on clothing. While it sounds pretty simple, the ability to exactly mimic the behavior and appearance of cloth is extremely difficult to pull off.

66-Fan Casemod Keeps Things Cool

66-Fan Casemod Keeps Things Cool
Check out this ridiculous computer case made entirely out of cooling fans. I’m assuming the builder of this case was frustrated with their tricked-out system overheating all the time. The case was assembled from 66 individual cooling fans, keeping the system icy cold all the time.

Rare Nintendo Game Hits Auction Block

Rare Nintendo Game Hits Auction Block
Looking for a chance to own one of the rarest video game collectibles of all time? Got $12,000 to spare? Then head on over to this auction on eBay and hit “Buy it Now!” to grab this extraordinarily rare 1990 Nintendo World Championship NES cartridge.

Portal Companion Cube Accompanies You Anywhere

Portal Companion Cube Accompanies You Anywhere
Know someone who’s addicted to Portal? Here’s the perfect holiday gift for the obsessive fan of The Orange Box’s mindbending first-person puzzler. Inspired by the game’s handy Weighted Companion Cube, this pendant will accompany you through the test chamber of life.

Winter’s Coming, Vacation at Your Desk

Winter’s Coming, Vacation at Your Desk
I’ve always thought it would be fun to cover a wall in my office with a mural of a tropical sunset, since the likelihood of an actual beach vacation seems less and less likely with my busy work schedule these days.

Never Eat a Melty Chocolate Bar Again

Never Eat a Melty Chocolate Bar Again
This simple, yet ingenious invention places a tiny chemical thermometer on the outside of your chocolate bar, ensuring that you only eat it at the optimal temperature. Japan’s DARS 22° C premium chocolate bars now include a color-coded temperature gauge which tells you when the bar is at exactly 22° C (about 71.6° F), apparently the “perfect” climate for chocolately goodness.

OLED Watch: My God, It’s Full of Stars

OLED Watch: My God, It’s Full of Stars
I see so many modern watch designs cross my desk, and while I think lots of them are really cool, it’s rare that I see one that I just must have for myself. This is one of those times.

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket
While a number of companies are working on miniature video projection technology, every one I’ve seen is still just at the prototype stage. While it’s not as tiny as some of the designs being shown by TI, Microvision and Explay, these projectors are actually available for purchase.

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle
Now that you’ve got one of those USB Whac-a-Mole games and a Mini Claw Machine in your office, why not round out your collection of mini carny games with this basketball dunking game? The desktop game is a pint-sized replica of those B-Ball dunking games you might find at Chuck E.

Equation Bookshelf Perfect for Science Geeks

Equation Bookshelf Perfect for Science Geeks
Here’s a clever piece of home decor for those who can’t get enough algebra in their lives. This bookshelf cleverly integrates mathematical symbols into its design. The equation bookshelf comes from the imagination of estúdio breder.

Halo 3 Free – Bungie Leaks Deal for New 360 Owners

Halo 3 Free – Bungie Leaks Deal for New 360 Owners
Earlier today, a post popped up on the Bungie.net website revealing a special deal for new Xbox 360 buyers who upgrade from an original Xbox. According to the post (which has since been removed for some reason), if you buy an Xbox 360 this holiday season, you’ll be able to grab a free copy of their hit game, Halo 3.
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