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Archive for January 2009

Desert Wiigle: Custom Wii Gun for Sale on Ebay

Desert Wiigle: Custom Wii Gun for Sale on Ebay
A week ago we posted about a sweet Wii gun mod that was modeled after an MP5. Here’s another gun mod that combines Wii and Counter-Strike. It is, in the words of it’s creator, a DESERT EAGLE WITH OFFICIAL MARKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apple Gloves to Warm Hands, Empty Wallets

Apple Gloves to Warm Hands, Empty Wallets
It can be hard to do anything while wearing gloves, much less get directions to that new sushi place with your iPhone. Sure, you could just take off your gloves every time you need to do something, wear the fingerless variety, or just lose your “texting fingers.” But as those solutions might not always be color-coordinated with your gadgets (and might lack the Apple logo), a new design for touchscreen-friendly gloves is here to save the day.
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Ski Simulator: Might as Well Go to Vail

Ski Simulator: Might as Well Go to Vail
Skiing may be fun, but you’ve got to go to all that trouble of wrapping yourself up like a sausage and then trudge around in snow and cold air, and that’s without considering the risk of those many broken limbs.

Put Some Metal on Your Guitar Hero Les Paul

Put Some Metal on Your Guitar Hero Les Paul
If the basic Guitar Hero Les Paul controllers are just too bland for your tastes, but you don’t want to shell out the change for a whole new controller when you have one that works just fine, you might try a faceplate.

Thong4dead: L4d Mod Puts Thong Undies on Zombies

Thong4dead: L4d Mod Puts Thong Undies on Zombies
“Imagine that the audience are in their underwear.” That’s the advice some people give if you’re going to perform or speak in front of many people. Apparently the same holds true if you want to get out of a zombie-infested city.

Xbox 360 Room has Me Slightly Green With Envy

Xbox 360 Room has Me Slightly Green With Envy
When I get my own house, I’d like to have a couple of game rooms in it. A game room with a projector for playing PES or Rock Band or NBA 2k15, and another smaller game room for playing RPGs.

Painting With Real Brushes on the Hp Touchsmart Pc

Painting With Real Brushes on the Hp Touchsmart Pc
So I picked up an HP TouchSmart IQ815 touchscreen computer over the holidays, and discovered something really cool. You can actually use the oversize screen of the TouchSmart PC as a canvas using real paint brushes.

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes
Miss the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64? Well thanks to this new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can listen to all of your favorite retro sounds all over again. Software Engineer Michael Lauer recently released SID Player, which emulates the 6581 SID audio circuit from the C64.

Rrod on the Road: Xbox 360 Car

Rrod on the Road: Xbox 360 Car
Remember the achievement unlocked: left the house shirt? Someone has found a cheat for that achievement: he or she stuffed 2 Xbox 360s, 2 projectors and 2 flat screen monitors inside a Suzuki. One of the two 360s appears to be embedded into the car’s dash.Why?

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot
Batteries schmatteries. Electricity shmelectricity. Who needs modern energy sources when you can have scalding hot steam to power your gadgets? This unique robot from Germany gets its juice from good old H2O. Strenco’s ST-2 Steambot lumbers along thanks to a tiny copper Wilesco steam engine that’s been implanted in his chest cavity.

A Charge Cable for the Person Who has Everything

A Charge Cable for the Person Who has Everything
If you can’t exist without the weight of several handheld gaming systems tugging at your pants, Brando has a new product that will make your downtime a little easier: the 7-in-1 USB charge cable. With this cable, you can use one USB slot to charge any Sony PSP or Nintendo GBA, as well as all models of the Nintendo DS.

Decaf Test Strips to Curb Your Paranoia

Decaf Test Strips to Curb Your Paranoia
If you’ve ever wondered if that decaf coffee is really devoid of caffeine, or if your waiter really brought you the decaf tea, Silver Lake Research may have a very convenient answer to your constant paranoia: decaf beverage test strips.

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature
This DIY electronic kit lets you live out your Battlestar Galactica fantasies in miniature. Dale Wheat’s tinyCylon circuit is a pint-sized version of the chasing red LEDs found in the helmets of everyone’s favorite Battlestar baddies.

Dreamgear Warbeast PS3 Guitar Perfect for Metal Heads

Dreamgear Warbeast PS3 Guitar Perfect for Metal Heads
For all you headbangers out there, the guitars that come with the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games probably seem kind of tame lame. Well now you can truly rock out with this axe that’s more appropriate for your thrashing tendencies.

Best Buy Makes Impulse Easy at Airports

Best Buy Makes Impulse Easy at Airports
Airports are terrible for impulse buys. Not only are the flights themselves often boring, thus tempting you to stock up on more entertainment than you need, but airports offer everything from food and booze to books and electronics, and it’s all often marked up into the stratosphere.

Sparebots Definitely have Feelings

Sparebots Definitely have Feelings
Bloggers/photographers/tiny mecha manufacturers Lenny & Meriel take cold and complicated computer innards and turn them into something heartwarming: Sparebots. The photo above is captioned, “I think we should try a 5.” Awwww. And that’s a robot dog that poops lead.
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