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Archive for June 2009

Valve Reanimates Left 4 Dead Shockingly Early, Sequel Later This Year

Valve Reanimates Left 4 Dead Shockingly Early, Sequel Later This Year
Valve isn’t really known for pumping out sequels at lightning pace, like a lot of game companies, so despite all of the bigger news coming out of E3, this is certainly one of the surprises. Not only are they preparing a sequel to the wildly popular zombie game Left 4 Dead, but it’s coming out this fall–only a year after the original.

Pong Hat, for Playing the Classic Game With Your Eyebrows

Pong Hat, for Playing the Classic Game With Your Eyebrows
Oh, that Arduino. Is there anything you can’t accomplish with an Arduino and a little bit of know-how? Whether your project is of a serious nature, or dedicated to playing Pong with your eyebrows–like this one is–the potential here seems limitless.

Sharp’S 5-Color LCD Renders 99% of Real Colors: Will Price of LCD Tvs Go Up by 99% Too?

Sharp’S 5-Color LCD Renders 99% of Real Colors: Will Price of LCD Tvs Go Up by 99% Too?
In a breakthrough that will undoubtedly lead to more expensive LCD TV models that people like me can only dream and write about, electronics giant Sharp has developed a 5-primary-color LCD display that will supposedly lead to more lifelike images.

Tazzari Zero Tiny Electric Car Up for Bid on Ebay

Tazzari Zero Tiny Electric Car Up for Bid on Ebay
How’d you like to be the very first person in America to own this brand new electric car? The ZERO from Italy’s Tazzari Electric is getting set to hit U.S. shores by early 2010, and now there’s a chance for you to be the tooling around in this cute subcompact car before anyone else gets one.

USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized

USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized
That’s the story of gadgets right there. They start out big and clunky, but pretty soon they’ll be replaced with better and smaller versions of themselves. I still remember the early “mobile” phones, which were mobile only in the theoretical sense of the word.

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, where we examine stuff and mull over their existence, whether they are useless but cute or just plain useless and therefore stupid. Today we have Perfect Petzzz, “life like” puppies and kittens that do nothing but sleep.

Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming

Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming
Microsoft today took the wraps off of their new input device for the Xbox 360, known as Project Natal. The new technology does away with traditional controllers and lets player use their full body to interact with video games and the Xbox 360 interface.

Judith: Simple Game, Haunting Narrative

Judith: Simple Game, Haunting Narrative
Can you imagine a simple, pixelated game that lasts no more than a few minutes, but still manages to stick with you after you’ve finished? It’s rare when a long, commercial game can produce an emotional response; to see a tiny free game do it the way Judith does is impressive.

Transformers Jewelry Outshines the Films

Transformers Jewelry Outshines the Films
Forget those movies, with their glitzy CGI. If you want to see Optimus Prime really shine, you’ve got to check out this custom-made Transformers jewelry. This takes DIY to a whole new level. See that? That’s gold.

Space Invaders Soaps Take Over Bathrooms Everywhere

Space Invaders Soaps Take Over Bathrooms Everywhere
Now if you’re a regular reader of Technabob, you know that we’ve spent more than our share of time digging up cool geeky craft over on Etsy. On a recent expedition through the massive online craft website, I came across an odd new trend – Space Invaders soaps.

Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology

Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology
That’s right folks. Brando – who else – are selling a spy camcorder that looks like a lighter, but the most amazing thing about it is not its disguise but its audio capturing device, something called a “mircophone.”

Nexcopy 60-Port USB Duplicator: Data Processing En Masse in a Flash

Nexcopy 60-Port USB Duplicator: Data Processing En Masse in a Flash
Geared towards schools and businesses, Nexcopy’s modular 60-port USB duplicator is a Windows-based device that allows for quick and easy data distribution. It’s perfect for making a ton of copies of Linux distros, or perhaps copying student submissions in one go.

LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks

LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks
Here’s a warning to all the bullies out there who like to make fun of nerds: don’t mess with people who can build flamethrowers out of LEGOs. See, all they need are some bricks and a bottle of butane, and they’ll be pwning your ass like a Pyro on a Spy.

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