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Archive for February 2009

Metal Gear Solid Touch Website: Fun in More Ways Than One

Metal Gear Solid Touch Website: Fun in More Ways Than One
The website for Solid Snake’s latest game – Metal Gear Solid Touch on the iPhone – is already up and running. How did I find out? The website told me that it was up. That’s right folks!

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound
Japanese electronics company Kenwood recently unveiled a currently unnamed and unpriced CD player that incorporates DTS Surround Sensation. Surround Sensation is a technology that allows listeners to hear surround sound even from conventional two-speaker systems (e.g.

Apple ][ Disk Drive Modded Into a Mac Mini (or Vice Versa)

Apple ][ Disk Drive Modded Into a Mac Mini (or Vice Versa)
This could be my favorite Mac Mini mod yet. Take one part retro Apple Disk ][ drive and one part Mac Mini, and what do you get? A little bit of casemodding genius. Modder Charles Mangin took the guts out of his old Disk ][ enclosure and managed to find a way to squeeze the innards of a Mac Mini inside the case.

Can’T Please Everyone: Amazon Offers $10 Casual Games, Game Developers Pissed Off

Can’T Please Everyone: Amazon Offers $10 Casual Games, Game Developers Pissed Off
Amazon’s always looking to please customers. And make money. Realizing that video games are a hot commodity nowadays, the Seattle-based e-commerce company is now selling hundreds of casual games on its site. Customers can download a game at a very attractive price of $9.99, possibly less if it’s an old one.

At-at Walker Boom Box Destroys Echo Base With Sound Waves

At-at Walker Boom Box Destroys Echo Base With Sound Waves
Not that the Empire needed any help winning the Battle of Hoth, but it would have been much cooler if they had attacked the Rebels with AT-AT walkers with giant speakers built into them. Boom Boom.

Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas

Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas
You really don’t hear much about Donkey Kong Junior these days. If you ever wonder what happened to the little pixelated monkey in diapers, look no further. He’s got a new job keeping watch over naked people as they hose off.

Samsung Ultratouch Ad Uses Brute Force Cuteness to Lure People. It Works.

Samsung Ultratouch Ad Uses Brute Force Cuteness to Lure People. It Works.
Samsung’s UltraTOUCH S8300 is one of the phones that the Korean company revealed at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. Samsung knows that all touchscreen phones stand under the shadow of the mighty iPhone. In an effort to differentiate their product from the iMoneyprinter, Samsung came up with an ad that showcases “8 different uses” for the S8300.

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game
Award-winning digital entertainment outfit littleloud created a promotional flash game for the upcoming Watchmen movie. Yes Fanny McFanboy! It’s a game based on the graphic novel! What’s that? You can’t wait to play as Rorschach? Well you can’t play as Rorschach.

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.

Nintendo Dsi Goes Black and Blue in Us This April

Nintendo Dsi Goes Black and Blue in Us This April
The next generation Nintendo handheld, the DSi, debuted in Japan last November to robust sales while the rest of the world looked wistfully on, wondering when we, too, could have a chance to take pictures with our game systems without spending $300 to import.

Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer
These little UFO-shaped robot dudes respond to the sound dance around your place, guided by the sounds they hear. The Gakken Kagaku No Tamago UFO Robot (say that 10 times fast) comes in easy-to-assemble kit form, and is controlled not by a traditional remote, but by the sounds you make – think of these guys like a robot version of The Clapper.

Origami Hamburger and Fries: Low Cal Fast Food [Papercraft]

Origami Hamburger and Fries: Low Cal Fast Food [Papercraft]
Make your own Happy Meal with this origami fast food lunch imported from Japan. I’m not sure about the nutritional value of ink-covered paper and Scotch tape, but it’s got to be better than a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and a Large Fry.

Soundshelf Design Concept: Not for Libraries

Soundshelf Design Concept: Not for Libraries
Polish designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz observed that conventional speakers rarely fit in with our living spaces because of their appearance, so they end up being “put away in the corner of the room or hidden in the wall”.

Virtual and Literal Periodic Table Are Bursting With Awesomeness. and Elements.

Virtual and Literal Periodic Table Are Bursting With Awesomeness. and Elements.
Theodore Gray is one of the founders of technical computing software company Wolfram Research. But we’re not going to talk about that aspect of his life. You see Gray needed a conference table for his office.

Skycoaster 3d: iPhone Pocket Roller Coaster Makes You Dizzy Anywhere, Anytime

Skycoaster 3d: iPhone Pocket Roller Coaster Makes You Dizzy Anywhere, Anytime
Looking for a cheap thrill (ride)? Why not avoid paying the $50 admission and standing in endless lines at your local theme park and instead ride a tiny roller coaster that you can keep in your pocket?

Now You Wear It, Now You Don’T: Girly USB Drive Necklace

Now You Wear It, Now You Don’T: Girly USB Drive Necklace
Okay, ladies, if you’re looking to hide your data in the form of a giant, shiny pendant (that no one would ever steal, right? right?), then you’re going to want to check this out. After all, it’s shiny, and a necklace, and did I mention it’s shiny?

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