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Archive for April 2009

Seagate Replica: the Most Appropriately-Named Gadget in the World

Seagate Replica: the Most Appropriately-Named Gadget in the World
Seagate recently announced their take on Apple’s Time Machine + Time Capsule combo: an external hard drive that provides effortless automated backups. The backup device is called Replica, which is both what it makes and also what it is.

Farmerbot Turns Gardening Into Gaming

Farmerbot Turns Gardening Into Gaming
Gardening can be lots of fun, but it’s not always really easy. It can be, though, if you’re a robotics expert able to put together your very own robot gardener, who can do all the grunt work by remote while you kick back in a lawn chair with a gaming controller.

Make People Sweat I Will: Yoda Dj Shirt

Make People Sweat I Will: Yoda Dj Shirt
Chunk’s yoda DJ shirt combines one of the most ancient geek icons with one of the geekiest forms of music. Lightsaber rave parties anyone? Wonder which artists the Jedi Master prefers. I think he’ll have a bit of M83 because he traverses galaxies, a bit of Justice because he’s on the light side, and some RATM for his rebel homies.

Voice an Objection With Custom Phoenix Wright Shoes

Voice an Objection With Custom Phoenix Wright Shoes
Sometimes, when you really love a series, there’s nothing you won’t do to promote your fandom, even down to plastering the very shoes on your feet with the franchise’s iconography. When that franchise also happens to be about attorneys and people with crazy names, this is the result: Objection!

Konami Cans Controversial Six Days in Fallujah

Konami Cans Controversial Six Days in Fallujah
Konami’s just-announced Six Days in Fallujah is now reportedly Konami’s just-canceled game. The realistic shooter was set to recreate combat in the Iraq war in 2004. After a wave of complaints, a Konami rep has been quoted as saying they’ve “decided not to sell” Six Days in Fallujah, though no official press release has been spotted at this time.

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier
If like me you’ve never heard of audio & video equipment manufacturer Goldmund before then you probably don’t know their tagline, which they took from Alice in Wonderland: “Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.”

These Keyboards Won’T Strain Your Wrists: Computer Keyboard Chair

These Keyboards Won’T Strain Your Wrists: Computer Keyboard Chair
We featured a chair made of recycled CDs a while back; I’m pretty sure that chair will carve markings on your ass after just ten minutes of sitting. I’d rather sit on this computer keyboard armchair.

Evil Paper Wizards Beware, Castle Crashers Papercraft Are Here

Evil Paper Wizards Beware, Castle Crashers Papercraft Are Here
Deviantartist crzisme saw a Castle Crashers papercraft model on Behemoth‘s dev blog, but he couldn’t find the model’s original template. So he decided to make his own paper model based on the image he saw. This is what he came up with: The model’s head could be a tad bigger in my opinion, but overall crzisme did a great job.

Portal Cross Stitch Promotes Safety in Science

Portal Cross Stitch Promotes Safety in Science
Oh, Portal, why can’t I quit you? The adorable Aperture Science safety diagrams probably have a lot to do with it. Keep your cute little Weighted Companion Cubes; I want to decorate my house with the signs.

Space Invaders Times Two: Two-Player Games Are Twice as Nice

Space Invaders Times Two: Two-Player Games Are Twice as Nice
There’s only one thing better than blasting waves of alien dudes, and that’s doing it with a buddy. Even better than that? If, when the opportunity presents itself, you can also take potshots at said buddy.

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed
This amazing mechanical gizmo is actually a very complex timepiece that tells time not with hands, LEDs or LCDs, but by actually writing the time on a piece of paper. Created by the horological artisans of Switzerland’s Jaquet Droz, this analog clock is a true thing of wonder.

Donkey Kong T-Shirt Perfect for Gamers and Stoners

Donkey Kong T-Shirt Perfect for Gamers and Stoners
When Donkey Kong first asked the pixelated question “HOW HIGH CAN YOU GET?” it wasn’t rhetorical. In fact, the highest you could possibly go was 100-meters as Jumpman (aka Mario) climbed his way to the top of candy-colored girders to rescue the damsel in distress from the grip of the game’s eponymous ape.

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…
While these lumpy cakes certainly aren’t the most precise video game inspired baked goods I’ve featured here on Technabob, this is definitely the first time I’ve seen so many console cakes congregated in the same place.

Fc Mobile 2 the Best Portable NES Gets a 1up

Fc Mobile 2 the Best Portable NES Gets a 1up
It wasn’t all that long ago that the guys from Hyperkin released the FC Mobile, a portable gaming system that could play original cartridges from your old NES console. Now, they’re getting set to release an update to the system that makes it just that much more compelling.

Many Bags Do Not Look Alike: Self-Propelled Suitcase Can Drive Itself Through the Airport

Many Bags Do Not Look Alike: Self-Propelled Suitcase Can Drive Itself Through the Airport
Now I’m not one to pack a ton of stuff when I travel. As a matter of fact, if it doesn’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of me, it’s not going with me.

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk
Yet another proof that geeks are indeed cool: A bunch of scientists – whose professional motto is “Why not?” – decided to combine certain metals with the silk of the Araneus spider, and came up with “super-strength spider silk.”

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