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Archive for June 2009

Black Nintendo Wii, Red Dsi for Japan

Black Nintendo Wii, Red Dsi for Japan
Rejoice (Japan)! New colors for Nintendo entertainment systems! And at last, new colors for the Wii. Well, new color, singular. Well, sort of a color. It’s black. Well, it’s different, anyway. The new DSi is decked out in red, which is nice, but not a patch on this sexy black Wii.

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You
The Neatdesk scanner from The Neat Company is touted as a digital filing cabinet. Thanks to its unique three-slot tray, Neatdesk can “scan up to 10 receipts, biz cards and standard-size documents in a single batch.”

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface
There must be a lot of Google employees who like to use their phones while they’re driving. The company is currently working on an “eyes-free” interface for their Android software that utilizes tactile and aural feedback together with a new way of navigating phone menus that will allow users to operate their phones using just one hand, and without even having to look at their phone’s screen.

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris
If this year’s E3 is any indication (and it’s like, the indication), then motion controls are the future. If you’re cunning and good with wires, you can even experience the future now. This is pretty basic–as strange as it is to refer to motion controlled gaming as basic–considering this glove is just a holder for an accelerometer, so that the tilt and motion of the player’s hand and wrist is used to manipulate the pieces.

R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal

R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal
It’s comforting to note that Star Wars favorite R2-D2 is just as cool when he’s stripped of his iconic blue and white. At the recent Maker Faire, a colorless version was on display, and really stands out next to the more accurate replicas.

Acer F1 Phone Powered by 1ghz Snapdragon Processor

Acer F1 Phone Powered by 1ghz Snapdragon Processor
Acer displayed their first-ever phone, the tentatively named F1 at the ongoing Computex exhibition in Taiwan. You may be familiar with Acer’s obsession with Formula 1 racing, as they have made numerous tie-ins with the BAR-Honda and Ferrari teams.

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness
Flickr user recycledgamer refuses to let go of the past, whether it’s past past or recent past. He/She took an iPod mini – a relic from 2004-05 – and gave it a suit of blocky plastic armor, the iconic NES controller from the Golden Age, the ancient Pre-Playstation eras.

Clamshell Ibook Greeting Cards Say Happy Birthday From Mac to You

Clamshell Ibook Greeting Cards Say Happy Birthday From Mac to You
Remember the old clamshell Apple iBook laptop? Well even if you don’t I still think these iBook greeting cards are cool. Handmade by Etsy paper artist Cadiz Cards, the iCard comes in sets of three, including classic blueberry, indigo and key lime iBooks, each one with a tiny screen that comes blank for you to fill in your own greeting, and a miniature keyboard that is way too small for my fat fingers.

Pimp Your Psp-3000 With Xcm Custom Faceplates

Pimp Your Psp-3000 With Xcm Custom Faceplates
Poor PSP-3000. Within weeks it was served a double whammy. After a fairly long period of being homebrew-proof, it was finally hacked. And then shortly afterwards it became (sorta) obsolete. Give your PSP some retail therapy and get one of these custom faceplates from console makeover masters XCM.

All-in-One Projector Plays Dvds, Video Games, Digital Media, and (Ooooh) Analog Tv for the Next 9 Days

All-in-One Projector Plays Dvds, Video Games, Digital Media, and (Ooooh) Analog Tv for the Next 9 Days
This kitchen sink gadget from China combines a projector, media player, DVD player and video game console all in one device. The CVGI-E28 projector is a low-cost LED based projector that’s got all sorts of stuff built in.

Halo Rocket Launcher Boom Box Fires Tunes Not Projectiles

Halo Rocket Launcher Boom Box Fires Tunes Not Projectiles
Now this is my kind of boom box… Halo fan Mordacil’s SPNKR rocket launcher boom box has speakers built into the barrels, and a slot on top for connecting an MP3 player. While you could use it to play an aggressive tune like Bang Your Head, or something more whimsical like Blow the Man Down, I think I’d rather play the Halo theme music to preserve the illusion.

Six in One Translator Planned for Nintendo Dsiware

Six in One Translator Planned for Nintendo Dsiware
With so much bigger news pouring out of E3, it’s easy to miss the smaller, more interesting bits, like a mysterious DSiWare title that appeared on Nintendo’s official planned release lists. Six in One Translator–a working title, we’re told, along with a grand total of nothing else.

Recycling at Its Wearable Best: Keyboard Earrings

Recycling at Its Wearable Best: Keyboard Earrings
Raise your hand if you don’t have or have access to an old keyboard. If you didn’t raise your hand, I’m pretty sure you’re an alien. For the rest of us… what’s a girl to do with all those old keyboards?

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture
Japan-based MotionPortrait Inc. has developed a way of making a three-dimensional image of a person’s face based only on a single headshot. What’s really impressive about MotionPortrait technology is that the CG face moves and can make all sorts of expressions in a fairly realistic manner.

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness
Miffy is a children’s book character made by Dutch author Dick Bruna in 1955. Although she’s obviously a rabbit, her resemblance to Hello Kitty has made her a hit not just in the Netherlands but in Japan as well.

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase
ECS surprised a lot of folks at the recently started Computex exhibition in Taipei by presenting a vase. Not an antique vase, but a PC vase, complete with optical drive. It’s sleek and funny and your mom’s gonna love it.

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