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Archive for February 2009

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]
Inspired by a scene from an old British TV sitcom, modder/appliance frankenstein lemonie decided to make a real vhs toaster. He succeeded and failed at the same time. Which is kind of a feat in itself.

Opera + Itunes + Chrome + ??? = Safari 4 Beta

Opera + Itunes + Chrome + ??? = Safari 4 Beta
The beta version of Safari 4 is now available for download.  I’m actually using it as I write this post, and while it is quite stable and fast, it’s not going to replace Firefox as my default browser anytime soon.

Portable Rotary Phone Gets Bluetooth Upgrade, Still Won’T Fit in My Pants Pocket Without Drawing Stares

Portable Rotary Phone Gets Bluetooth Upgrade, Still Won’T Fit in My Pants Pocket Without Drawing Stares
Would you believe this is a mobile phone? SparkFun’s newly redesigned portable rotary phone ($249.95 USD) has been upgraded to work with any Bluetooth phone. Just pair the “portable” phone with your cell phone, and you can send and receive calls on this old school rotary phone.

Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: the Power to Crush the Other Kids

Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: the Power to Crush the Other Kids
Want a small Mac, but like the look of the beefy aluminum Mac Pro tower? Too impatient to wait for Apple to make a metal Mac Mini, this one modder decided to craft his own. While not running on official Apple hardware, the Hackintosh Jr.

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot
Remember the movie Signs? And how the aliens’ weakness turned out to be water? Tell me, if those beings were intelligent enough to build vessels that could cross such vast distances (and sustain the passengers as well), why the hell couldn’t they tell that the planet that they’re attacking is mostly made up of stuff that will kill them?

Brain Age: Flash Version

Brain Age: Flash Version
Wanna know how old your brain is? How old are you? Then that’s how old your brain is too. But this Japanese Flash game thinks otherwise. I’m guessing it’s just lonely and wants some attention. When the game starts, a series of numbers flash on the screen for maybe half a second.

Is That You Bowie?: Ufo Seen by Entire Siberian City

Is That You Bowie?: Ufo Seen by Entire Siberian City
Can a city full of people be wrong? The residents of Chita in Siberia (population 300,000) claim that at around 6pm last February 15 they saw a giant UFO cross their city at a speed of about 25.2 kph (15.66 mph) and then “disappear over the horizon.”

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet
When was the last time you had money? 1983? Then this wallet is just the thing for you! Aside from placing a buck or two inside this wallet, you might also want to add your expired driver’s license or a picture of your ex.

Fender Guitar Lamp for Music Geeks

Fender Guitar Lamp for Music Geeks
It’s a good time to be a music geek, but it’s an even better time to be a wannabe music geek. Thanks to the power of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, not only can you fill your house up with little plastic instruments, you can also cram all the rest of your available space with kitschy rock decor, like this Fender guitar lamp.

Super Mario World Sprite Art

Super Mario World Sprite Art
Sprites are popular projects among crafters, especially those who work with Perler beads, so there are always lots of examples of sprite art around. That said, it’s rare to find sets with which you can recreate entire mini scenes of games, but you can with these Super Mario World sprites!

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music
These little USB controllers let you build out a full-fledged recording studio anywhere you go. The Korg nanoSeries of controllers are small enough to throw in a backpack or briefcase, but when connected to your computer let you set up a robust studio on the road.

New Mac Mini Gets 70 USB Ports

New Mac Mini Gets 70 USB Ports
An image and video has been floating around the web over the last few days showing what is supposedly a new version of the Mac Mini with 5 USB ports on the back. This, undoubtedly is not that image.

American Mcgee’S Alice Returns for New Ea Game

American Mcgee’S Alice Returns for New Ea Game
It’s been almost a decade since American McGee’s twisted take on a Wonderland fueled by insanity, American McGee’s Alice, but Electronic Arts is teaming up with McGee’s Spicy Horse to produce a sequel to the gothic game.

Logitech G19 LCD Gaming Keyboard Available for Pre-Order

Logitech G19 LCD Gaming Keyboard Available for Pre-Order
Got $200 bucks to spend on a really cool keyboard? You could pick up one of those Luxeed rainbow LED keyboards, but that’s would be so 2008 of you. If you really want to be the cool kid on the block, you need one of these new Logitech G19 keyboards, which features a built-in color LCD screen and LED backlighting.

Overlord Ds: the First Game in the Universe to have Fart Darts. Really.

Overlord Ds: the First Game in the Universe to have Fart Darts. Really.
Overlord:Minions is the Mini-Me of the Overlord franchise. Set to be released this year, it will allow Nintendo DS owners to be evil on the go. Players will have four minions at their disposal, each with unique skills and abilities.

Googly Eyeball Clock: It’S Eye Time.

Googly Eyeball Clock: It’S Eye Time.
Here’s a fun way to keep track of time. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells time with a pair of slowly rotating disks that look like cartoon eyeballs. The position of the left eyeball signifies hours, while the right one is minutes.

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