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Archive for May 2008

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop
What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige with an in-store Atari 2600 lounge.

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers
I can hardly believe it myself, but Technabob is almost two years old, and with hundreds of thousands of readers each month, I’ve decided that we’re getting big enough that it’s time to add at least one new part-time writer into the mix.
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IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).

IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).
Here’s a fun iPhone hack you’ll either really love or really hate. VistaPerfection 2.0 is a complete re-skinning kit for Apple’s wonderphone that lets it masquerade as a Windows Vista machine. While many of you will ask: why the heck would you want to go and do that?

Mario Dot Matrix Orginal Art is Pixel-Y Good

Mario Dot Matrix Orginal Art is Pixel-Y Good
I came across this cool dot-matrix rendition of Mario over on Etsy this morning. Using an original technique the artists refer to as “DOTRIX”, it’s a really unique method for presenting video game (and other pop culture) art.

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan
Those fortunate enough to live in Tokyo have recently sighted lifesize Coca-Cola robots wandering the streets. Now you can own your own miniature version of the wandering Coke robot for your desktop. Combining robotics, Japanimation and caffeination, the Coca-Cola vending machine robot is the perfect embodiment of all things geeky.

Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable

Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable
If you spent way too many hours of your childhood trying to solve that infuriating Rubik’s Cube, now you can have a constant reminder of your frustration every single morning when you wake up. This Rubik’s-inspired clock takes the basic design concept of the classic cube puzzler, and turns it into an LCD digital alarm clock.

LED Gloves Put Lights at Your Fingertips

LED Gloves Put Lights at Your Fingertips
Just in case you’re still living in the early 1990s and heading out to a rave this weekend, you might want to add these to your outfit before you head out onto the dance floor. This pair of battery-powered gloves have a set of bright LEDs built into the fingertips.

Steampunk Computer Accessories Hit Ebay

Steampunk Computer Accessories Hit Ebay
This certainly isn’t the first time that I’ve seen a steampunk computer design, but it’s a quick way for you to turn your machine into something that H.G. Wells himself would be proud of. Recently sighted over on eBay, here’s a set of custom-modded steampunk accessories for your PC.

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh
What better way to purge the flavor of that sticky sweet Super Mario Energy Drink from your mouth but with some minty Nintendo Wii chewing gum? Perfect for satisfying your oral fixation, the little peppermint chiclets of the chewy stuff come packaged inside a life-sized Wii-mote shell (non-functional, of course).

Blinky Keeps His Eyes on Your Glasses [Pac-Man]

Blinky Keeps His Eyes on Your Glasses [Pac-Man]
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set my eyeglasses down somewhere really obvious. But, like Mr. Magoo, I completely misplace them anyhow. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure if I kept my glasses in this awesome Blinky ghost eyeglass case, I’d never lose track of them again.

Averatec All-in-One Pc Looks Nothing Like an iMac

Averatec All-in-One Pc Looks Nothing Like an iMac
Korean PC manufacturer Averatec has tossed their hat back into the all-in-one computer ring with this new model that bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s latest iMac models. The Averatec All-in-One (AIO) PC looks much like an iMac dressed in black.

Rgb + Xyz = Fun

Rgb + Xyz = Fun
I came across this nifty concept for an electronic plaything earlier this week and thought I’d share it with you guys. Steve Gilbertson’s interactive color cube uses a 3-axis accelerometer to detect movements and relays that information to a grid of brightly colored LEDs to create a portable light show in a box.

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones
I’m pretty sure this little gadget would come in handy around my office. Just point it at a crowd, and it’ll help you weed out the geniuses, idiots, crazy people, liars, dorks and people who just plain suck.

Tokyoflash Oberon Ss LED Watch Gets the Blues

Tokyoflash Oberon Ss LED Watch Gets the Blues
The latest funky electronic timepiece to surface from watch importer TokyoFlash – the Oberon SS is a real stunner. Not only does the watch feature a new way to tell time, it looks damn good doing it.

Itis Lamp: It is LED. It is Modern. It is Really Cool.

Itis Lamp: It is LED. It is Modern. It is Really Cool.
The new ITIS desk lamp from Artemide provides dramatic LED illumination in a slick modern package. Thanks to its amazingly flexible adjustable design, the fixture easily takes on a variety of different looks. Designer Naoto Fukasawa actually took home the coveted Red Dot Design Award for his UFO-like lamp design, which provides both direct and diffused illumination from a low-energy (5 watt) LED light source.

Miwi Game Console is Nothing Like a Wii, Really.

Miwi Game Console is Nothing Like a Wii, Really.
Here’s the latest, greatest, phoniest knock-off console to surface from China. While the MiWi video game system might steal some of its looks from the Nintendo Wii, that’s about where the similarities end. Created by China’s Eittek Electronics, the 9800 MiWi video game system comes with a pair of wireless controllers which do their best to mock Wii-motes.
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