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Archive for March 2009

Xsight Touch Programmable Remote Control: So Simple. So Advanced. So Personal. Not So Simple.

Xsight Touch Programmable Remote Control: So Simple. So Advanced. So Personal. Not So Simple.
Universal Electronics are promoting their Xsight Touch universal remote as an advanced, personal yet simple to use remote. Advanced yet simple huh? Let’s see. Here is the Xsight Touch: Now I’m sure you’ve all seen this remote control interface floating around the net, but let’s have a look at it…

Elaborate Wii Zapper Could Become Your Very Favorite Gun

Elaborate Wii Zapper Could Become Your Very Favorite Gun
The Dark Ops Wii Light Gun seems to have been designed with two kinds of people in mind: a) the kind of people who want to play every Wii game with a gun (i.e. the people I didn’t know existed) and b) people who want to inject some sort of…
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Video Game Controllers for Your Cat

Video Game Controllers for Your Cat
You may have read about this innovative video game for cats last April. Now there’s a bunch of cat toys perfect for those geeky cats who like to gnaw on the wires from your video game controllers. GEEKitty makes these soft and lumpy cat toy versions of controllers that are…

Xbee 900 Rf Wireless Modules Let You Transmit Data Up to 15 Miles Away, Just Not Quickly

Xbee 900 Rf Wireless Modules Let You Transmit Data Up to 15 Miles Away, Just Not Quickly
Need to get some data across a long distance on a dedicated private network, but don’t want to run wires? These nifty little contraptions let you send your data up to 15 miles – assuming you’ve got a line-of-sight connection. XBee 900 XCS and XBee 900 wireless modules send data…

Watch Out for the Grue: Legend of Zork Needs Beta Testers

Watch Out for the Grue: Legend of Zork Needs Beta Testers
The classic adventure Zork is making its way back in a browser-based form, thanks to Jolt Online Games, and the Irish company has put out a call for more beta testers to take up the adventurer’s mantle and descend into a place of horrors, grue, and text commands. To get…

Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic

Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic
Robots can be really neat, or useful, or even both. And then sometimes, robots can be fish. Whether that’s neat or useful depends mostly on how you feel about fish. Or about robots that look like dead fish. The eye! It follows me! But creepy fish eye is part of…

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source
Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got the chance to make the next great 8-bit video game. The Fuzebox is a…

Cool & Calculated: Pi Symbol Ice Cube Tray

Cool & Calculated: Pi Symbol Ice Cube Tray
What up nerd. What? You have more than 5 friends now?! Finally! Why don’t you celebrate this momentous occasion? Throw a party and get smashed! You should still keep it real though, so your friends will love you for who you are. And nothing says “I AM A N3RD” like…

St. Thomas Creations Presents: a Video of a Toilet Flushing Down All Kinds of Crap. Except for Real Crap.

St. Thomas Creations Presents: a Video of a Toilet Flushing Down All Kinds of Crap. Except for Real Crap.
St. Thomas Creations is promoting their Quattro Flushing Technology-equipped toilets. It’s for people who unload soft bombs the size of golf balls. Or hotdogs. Or large gummi bears. Or plastic alphabets. This Toilet Is Awesome – Watch more After careful analysis of the powerful toilet in the video, I deduced…

Color Your Mac Mini With Custom Anodizing

Color Your Mac Mini With Custom Anodizing
Looking to add a splash of color to your Mac Mini without losing the aluminum finish? Well here’s a new way to add a serious splash of color to your Mini. The guys over at Computer Choppers are now offering a custom Mac Mini anodizing service, letting you really give…

Steampunk Keyboard Makes Old Look New Again

Steampunk Keyboard Makes Old Look New Again
Steampunk-inspired computers and accessories are becoming popular themes for modders, and even so, this particular keyboard stands apart thanks to the sheer creativity of the approach. Also? Plaid. Who doesn’t like plaid? Gone is the dark, brassy look of most of the steampunk mods we’ve seen; Markus’s keyboard is old,…

Ultimate Pocket Protector: Ultimate Ugliness

Ultimate Pocket Protector: Ultimate Ugliness
Nowadays, beta males are considered cool guys. There’s Chuck. There’s Leonard and Sheldon. There’s Justin Long in Die Hard 4.0. There’s Dwight Schrute. Okay maybe not Dwight. But you get it right? And when something is marketed as cool, you can bet your neighbor’s family that the media and the…

Motion Sensing Fake Security Cam: Your Dog’S New Toy

Motion Sensing Fake Security Cam: Your Dog’S New Toy
This fake security cam has several fauxthentic features that will deter would-be thieves. It has a motion sensor (probably an IR sensor), so that when someone – you, your wife’s mother, a piece of trash – passes in front of it within 6 1/2 feet, the camera will respond by…

Turn Your Old Tickets Into X-Wing Fighters

Turn Your Old Tickets Into X-Wing Fighters
Have some old concert or train tickets lying around? With a little folding, some X-Acto knife skill and a whole lot of patience, you can turn those old tix into some tiny little X-Wing Fighters. Paper-master Hubert de Lartigue shows you how-to do it with a Paris METRO ticket here.…

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books
I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this. Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD) if you manage to snag it before someone else does. Looks like I can…

Aperture Science Buttons for Portal Fans

Aperture Science Buttons for Portal Fans
Valve’s twisted puzzle game, Portal, may sport the stark, empty environments of the title’s test center setting, but even with a minimalist backdrop, Portal’s rich with atmosphere. One of the most memorable things about the game? The wonderful Aperture Science safety signs. Just in case you need a constant reminder…
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