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Archive for May 2009

Star Wars at-at Cake is a Lumbering, Sugary Menace

Star Wars at-at Cake is a Lumbering, Sugary Menace
We’ve all seen a lot of geek culture-inspired cakes; this is the Internet, and food porn is big, after all. But this may just be the ultimate in cake geekery–so ultimate, in fact, that it may just be the best cake ever.

Digital Clock Needs 48 Analog Hands to Tells Time

Digital Clock Needs 48 Analog Hands to Tells Time
It took me a second to figure out what was going on when I first got a look at this table full of analog clocks. But once I stood back from my screen, I realized that none of the clocks have the correct time and the whole thing is a macro timepiece that tells the time using 24 individual clocks.

World’S Biggest and Best Tetris Game is Also Sadly Fake

World’S Biggest and Best Tetris Game is Also Sadly Fake
Swedish artist Erik Johansson has both delighted and disappointed me today. His digital art and image manipulation is top notch, and anything influenced by Tetris is of course awesome. But as great as this piece is, it’s terribly sad, because I cannot play giant Tetris.

Wii Dart Controller – Don’T Throw Your Wiimote at the Tv!

Wii Dart Controller – Don’T Throw Your Wiimote at the Tv!
This new add-on kit from PEGA turns your stock Wiimote controller into a giant dart. Designed specifically for games like PDC World Championship Darts, this kit adds a soft arrow tip and feather-shaped tail to your Wii controller.

Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete

Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete
Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW) and the American Kennel Club will soon be offering a high-tech way of keeping track of your pet dogs. The service is called SpotLight, and it combines Assisted GPS technology along with round-the-clock service to ensure that pet owners can track  – and recover – their pet as easily as possible.

Pac-Man Ghost Coasters: Blinky, Meet Drinky.

Pac-Man Ghost Coasters: Blinky, Meet Drinky.
These Pac-Man ghost coasters bring back 80s arcade memories every time you raise a glass. ArcadeArt handcrafts these whimsical ghost coasters (aka ‘Ghosters’) that display Blinky the red ghost on one side, and then flip to reveal a post-power-pill blue ghost on the flip-side.

Super Mario Fridge Magnets: 8-Bit Kitchen Fun

Super Mario Fridge Magnets: 8-Bit Kitchen Fun
Every once in a blue moon, you have to peel your ass off the sofa and take a break from your video game so you can get something to eat. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing when you get to the kitchen, does it?

Adobe Cs Pillows: Not Photoshopped

Adobe Cs Pillows: Not Photoshopped
Adobe’s simple and stylish icons are just begging for spin-offs, so I wasn’t surprised at all when I saw these Adobe CS stuffed pillows from My Suite Stuff. These are definitely geekier than the ctrl alt del pillows.

Aaaar2-D2: Need I Say More?

Aaaar2-D2: Need I Say More?
I believe this is what people call “pure win”: It took Flickr user Kaptain Kobold just a couple of minutes to whip up his LEGO masterpiece, and now it has given him Internet Fame. You know the next step Kaptain: merch merch merch.

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday
As much as I dig my iPhone and HP Touchsmart touchscreens, there’s something that I still miss about actually feeling buttons under my fingertips. And while I’ve gotten pretty good at typing without even looking at the screen anymore, I’ll never achieve the kind of touch typing speed I’ve hit on a traditional keyboard.

Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions

Ace the Robot Does What Male Drivers Won’T: Ask for Directions
Martin Buss and his team at the Technical University of Munich created a robot that relies on help from humans to get to its destination. The robot is called Autonomous City Explorer or ACE, and while it looks really ugly, it’s one of the first robots that’s proven successful in a real world setting, as opposed to lab tests or simulations.

Cat Cat Watermelon, a Game About Stacking Cats (and Watermelons)

Cat Cat Watermelon, a Game About Stacking Cats (and Watermelons)
Sometimes the most obvious ideas make great titles. Such is the case with Cat Cat Watermelon, a browser game about simple cats, and also watermelons. Oh, and stacking, but Cat Cat Watermelon has a slight edge over Stack Cat Watermelon.

Amigurumi: Cutifying Even the Worst of Alien Horrors

Amigurumi: Cutifying Even the Worst of Alien Horrors
There’s not much that’s cute about EA’s Dead Space. The very name is terrifying, and the game’s Necromorphs are among some of gaming’s most disturbing creatures. Basically, it’s the worst candidate for amigurumi ever… and yet, look!

Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here

Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here
It doesn’t take a genius to predict that over time, gadgets will be cheaper compared to their predecessors, and they’ll have improved performance as well. And that’s basically what Ars Technica’s 5-page 2009 flash drive roundup reveals: today’s flash drives are cheaper and perform better compared to the ones available in 2005.

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed the “dynamic heart system”, which “pumps fluid through a pig heart so that it functions in a very realistic way.”

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller: for Virtual Virtuosos

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller: for Virtual Virtuosos
The guitar controllers that come with Guitar Hero or Rock Band games are made of plastic and have a cheap feel. Then again they were probably made like that so you – and your kids – can jump around with it with ease.

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