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Archive for November 2007

World’s Largest Arcade Machine Debuts

World’s Largest Arcade Machine Debuts
G4TV’s Attack of the Show has put together this unbelievably large cabinet for playing classic arcade games. It’s so tall that players have to stand on stepladders just to reach the controls. The cabinet measures in at over 13-feet tall, and has a 70-inch screen for massively monstrous gaming action.

24: the Early Years

24: the Early Years
Check out this never before seen episode of 24, shot back in the early 1990s. Apparently, CTU’s technology hadn’t come along quite as far as it has today. Seriously, I don’t know what’s funnier, the AOL and Prodigy references, or the old brick cordless phone.
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Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying
Put your cash in this bomb-shaped piggy bank and if you’re not a good saver, you’ll be punished. The electronic piggy bank waits for you to add coins too it every day. If you’re not consistent, it’ll explode, sending coins all over your desktop.

Chocolate Laptop Makes Computing Tasty

Chocolate Laptop Makes Computing Tasty
Do you ever find yourself sitting at your computer, toiling away in your e-mail box when those late afternoon hunger pangs hit you? This laptop out of Germany might help you get your blood sugar going.

Infocus Play Big Projector: Big Picture, Big Pixels

Infocus Play Big Projector: Big Picture, Big Pixels
Wanna play your video games on a massive screen, but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a huge flat screen? This new projector from InFocus lets you play games and movies at sizes between 40-inches and 210-inches diagonal for under $500.

The Pixelated Man

The Pixelated Man
At first glance, this sculpture might look like it’s made out of LEGO blocks, but it’s actually an intricate handcrafted work of art by Swedish sculptor Thomas Broomé. The artist’s Low Res Man was fabricated from thousands of precisely arranged 1cm see-through acrylic cubes, then painted to look like a real person when viewed from a great distance.

Xbox Live is Five: Happy Birthday!

Xbox Live is Five: Happy Birthday!
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Can you believe that it’s been five years since the Xbox LIVE online service got its start? It seems like only yesterday, but on November 15, 2002, Microsoft’s groundbreaking online gaming platform made its debut as an add-on to the original Xbox.

Go Fish With Your Wii

Go Fish With Your Wii
Here’s another silly accessory for your Nintendo Wii controller. It’s a fishing rod that snaps on to your Wii-mote so you can feel more immersed when you’re catching digital fish in those weird fishing simulation games.

Homebrew Star Wars at-St Learns to Walk

Homebrew Star Wars at-St Learns to Walk
Check out this awesome homemade Star Wars AT-ST walker, built from a mish-mash of electronic parts, brass tubing and custom cut circuit boards. The bipedal MiniMechadon walker is fully functional, and can hobble around just like the ones in the motion pictures.

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks
Okay, okay, enough about pac-man already, right? Wrong. Check this awesome custom made guitar by Ian Schneller over at Specimen Products. This sweet 25 1/2″ scale instrument is made of ebony, basswood, and maple with mother of pearl accents, and is finished in the happy familiar yellow lacquer of our beloved arcade character.

Concrete Speakers From 25togo: Heavy Duty Sound

Concrete Speakers From 25togo: Heavy Duty Sound
These substantial bookshelf speakers from Taiwan’s 25togo feature cabinets made from concrete. The cement and glass construction of the In Visible City speakers is said to project a powerful, clean sound profile. The compact speakers feature angled corners, which afford them flexibility in placement.

Analog Gauge Reveals Power Supply Vital Signs

Analog Gauge Reveals Power Supply Vital Signs
This gauge connects to your computer to reveal critical information about your PC’s current operating conditions. Rather than modern digital readouts, the Gigabyte Visual USB Gauge uses a good, old fashioned analog gauge to relay the current state of your computer’s power supply.

Flash Drives Look Like Cans of Soda Pop

Flash Drives Look Like Cans of Soda Pop
These USB flash memory drives get their inspiration from aluminum soda cans. While they won’t actually quench your thirst, they will store plenty of your files when you pop their tops. The miniature soda cans come in a metallic blue or chrome silver finish which does a great job simulating a shiny aluminum can.

Pimp My Segway

Pimp My Segway
Got an old Segway scooter lying around? Why not give it a makeover and get rid of that drab grey exterior? California’s Segway Junkyard takes the personal transportation devices and gives them new life with custom paint, metal trim and shiny chrome wheels.

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block
If you’ve ever wanted to build up a collection of video game nostalgia, but don’t have the patience to dig through garage sales and flea markets to put it all together, check out this insane auction.

Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy

Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy
Breaker, breaker, any of you got your ears on out there? This wacky invention out of Japan lets you use your cell phone like an old CB radio. The Taito Transceiver hooks up to your mobile phone’s headset jack and lets you communicate with all the other truckers in your convoy.
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