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Archive for May 2009

Storm Synth Watch has Nine Hands, Still Somehow Manages to Tell the Time

Storm Synth Watch has Nine Hands, Still Somehow Manages to Tell the Time
You’ll have to rely on your keen powers of observation to figure out the current time on this new watch from Storm. The limited-edition Storm Synth conceals the current time by taking standard hour hand, minute hand, second hand equation and multiplying it by three.

Super Mario Bros. in the Bedroom

Super Mario Bros. in the Bedroom
Artsy geek parents always produce the most awesome projects for their children’s bedrooms! Maybe it’s the fun of pixel art, but it seems there are tons of examples of geek kids’ decor around. Even so, this is a welcome addition to the ranks: an awesome Mario and Luigi dresser.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a Little Slower in France

Sonic the Hedgehog is a Little Slower in France
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega’s longtime blue mascot, is a bonafide icon, representing speed (and poor choice in friends). So, clearly, if you want to associate Sonic with a car, you’d choose… a Smart car. Yep, there’s just something about those tiny, efficient vehicles that–no, you know what?

Sony X-Series Walkman Reviewed: Finally, a Media Player Worthy of the Walkman Name?

Sony X-Series Walkman Reviewed: Finally, a Media Player Worthy of the Walkman Name?
While it’s a bit late in the game, Sony’s X-series Walkman looks to be the company’s best PMP, as reviewed by T3. The X’s OLED screen and superior audio quality pleased T3’s Brian Ashcraft, saying  “It sucker punches the iPod from the off with cracking sonics, ” and “the OLED screen here thrashes the iPod’s LED one” and “It leg drops the iPod’s fat mama.”

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech
MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono want to patent what they’re calling “Distributed Acoustic Conversation Shielding”. Yup, it’s like Get Smart’s Cone of Silence, except that it actually works. I hope. Paradiso and Ono’s acoustic shielding makes use of a network of transducers – speakers and sensors – that can distinguish the people having a conversation from those who might be eavesdropping.

Recording Can Fridge Guard Freezes Fridge Thieves – Including You – in Their Tracks

Recording Can Fridge Guard Freezes Fridge Thieves – Including You – in Their Tracks
If you’re on a diet, Kitsch’N’Fun’s talking fridge guard can be your conscience: record a message in the can – like “I sure hope you’re just getting water” or “Hey Hurley. Stop eating!” – and then leave the can inside your fridge.

Arch Audio T2 Vacuum Tube Radio Plays Am, Fm, Mp3, Wma

Arch Audio T2 Vacuum Tube Radio Plays Am, Fm, Mp3, Wma
I was making the regular rounds of my favorite Asian technology sites when I came across this intriguing hybrid of modern and classic technologies. The Arch Audio T2 radio combines the warm analog sounds of a tube-based amplifier with the modern digital sounds of MP3 and WMA files.

Repurpose That Junk Into a Smokin’ Hot Raygun

Repurpose That Junk Into a Smokin’ Hot Raygun
If you know how to turn old camera and radio parts into a real raygun, please let me know. Until that day comes (and I’m hopeful that it will!), we’ll have to settle for checking out completely awesome non-working rayguns constructed from random odds and ends.

Fight Your Way to the White House With Angry Barry

Fight Your Way to the White House With Angry Barry
One of the latest offerings added to the Xbox Community Games lineup, Arrogancy Games’ Angry Barry is a political parody beat-em-up, and yes, that’s a word combination I never thought to use together in one sentence.

Myka Open-Source Bittorrent Capable Media Receiver Eager to Take a Bite Out of Apple Tv

Myka Open-Source Bittorrent Capable Media Receiver Eager to Take a Bite Out of Apple Tv
While Apple TV gives its users access to a lot of popular movies and TV shows, its limited functionality and lack of support for other popular sources of content means that it won’t be as popular as Apple’s other products.

Mvix Nubbin 802.11n Wifi Adapter: Small Size, Small Price

Mvix Nubbin 802.11n Wifi Adapter: Small Size, Small Price
I love pocket-sized gadgets – I like to think of my PSP as cargo pants-pocket sized – but recently we’ve seen stuff that could fit in your pocket’s pocket, if it had one. Here we have yet another pocket-pocket-sized device, the appropriately named Nubbin from MvixUSA.

16-Port USB Hub: That Enough for You?

16-Port USB Hub: That Enough for You?
If the Mac Mini’s 5 USB ports are still somehow not enough for your needs (and you don’t have one of these), then get one of these bad boys. As you can see, you can connect this multi-ported monstrosity to 2 computers, but they can only access the hub one at a time.

Steam-Powered Dragon Tin Toy Will Vaporize Your Money

Steam-Powered Dragon Tin Toy Will Vaporize Your Money
German toy company Tucher + Walther’s tin toy-making methods have remained unchanged, going as far back to 1880. Want to know their secret? They have vampire craftsmen; the ones around now were the exact same workers that they had in 1880.

Art Lebedev Studios’ Digitus Pixelated Address Numbers Are Retro-Bitmap-Font-a-Licious

Art Lebedev Studios’ Digitus Pixelated Address Numbers Are Retro-Bitmap-Font-a-Licious
Here’s a great way to dress up your office or apartment with some 80s retro-geek style. Designed by Daniil Dadiomov for Russia’s Art Lebedev Studio, these Digitus address numbers get their chunky, funky shapes from the classic bitmap computer fonts of days gone bye.

Brando Cockroach Necklace Flash Drive: Who Wants to Wear One?

Brando Cockroach Necklace Flash Drive: Who Wants to Wear One?
Brando, producer of gadgets that are mostly devoid of sense, is at it again with their latest flash drive, the “jewel bug necklace flash drive.” Look at all the shiny plastic. Brando is kind enough to include a chain so that you can make a necklace with the bug as its pendant, although why anyone would do so is beyond me.

Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry

Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind. Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’ Vernon.

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