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Archive for July 2009

Cute Overload: Hello Kitty Mario (and Luigi) Papercraft

Cute Overload: Hello Kitty Mario (and Luigi) Papercraft
Mario and Luigi can be pretty cute, in certain renderings. Hello Kitty is definitely cute. Together, made out of paper? The adorable cannot be contained. Pretty impressive papercraft on the face… and even moreso when you realize that the accessories–the hats, the bows–are all individual pieces.

Fragger: a Game About Blowing Dudes Up

Fragger: a Game About Blowing Dudes Up
Listen, you can talk about the story in the Halo series and the graphics in Gears of War, but it really all comes down to getting down and tearing stuff up. Fragger strips away all the details and gets things down to basics: blowing dudes up.
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Captcha Business Cards Ask: Are You Human?

Captcha Business Cards Ask: Are You Human?
You know those annoying (but necessary) anti-robo-spam CAPTCHA boxes you have to deal with when filling out forms on the web? Here’s a clever idea for some eye-catching business cards based on CAPTCHA technology. Berlin-based artist Aram Bartholl created these cards by uploading the individual images to MOO Cards, who specializes in making tiny business cards, each with a different image.

Creative’S Zii Pmp Snitched by Fcc, May have Built-in HD Camera: Ziis is Gonna be Awesome

Creative’S Zii Pmp Snitched by Fcc, May have Built-in HD Camera: Ziis is Gonna be Awesome
Forget rumors and *gasp* blogs: if you want to get your hands on legit cutting-edge gadget news, the FCC is the place to be. Take these diagrams, taken from the FCC’s website, of what are supposed to be Creative’s contender for the touchscreen-crazy PMP market, the Zii.

Pqi Cool Drive U360: Data Theft – I Mean Transfer – Made Easy

Pqi Cool Drive U360: Data Theft – I Mean Transfer – Made Easy
I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly done my fair share of plugging in a flash drive to and fro between computers to copy files, which is why I can’t believe I haven’t heard of PQI’s Cool Drive U360.

Wearable Vision: Mit Researchers Develop Fabric That Acts as Camera

Wearable Vision: Mit Researchers Develop Fabric That Acts as Camera
MIT researchers have come up with a camera that uses light-sensitive fibers in place of a lens. When woven together, the fibers form a fabric that can “measure light intensity distribution at different wavelengths across a large area.” The information that the fabric gathers is then fed into a computer for processing.

Sony Patents Their Part of the Motion-Controlled Future

Sony Patents Their Part of the Motion-Controlled Future
Move over, Project Natal and Wii-mote: here comes Sony, trying to break into the let’s-make-it-real movement with a new patent for image-scanning with their EyeToy camera. Oh, did you think I meant their oddly-shaped wand controller from E3?

Flava Flav, Meet Crafty Craft: Perler Bead Chic

Flava Flav, Meet Crafty Craft: Perler Bead Chic
What do you buy for the geek who has everything? A giant blingy necklace… made from perler beads. That is pretty huge right there… and you can get it bigger if you want, though this necklace, from the MagnetGames Etsy storefront, already weighs in at a hefty $32.

Ripple Look Compact Pc Hangs Out Just About Anywhere

Ripple Look Compact Pc Hangs Out Just About Anywhere
Looking for a PC that won’t take up much space on your desktop? The new Ripple LOOK PC is definitely one of the nicer looking small form factor computers I’ve seen. The Korean-built compact Ripple LOOK PC measures in at just 215mm x 235mm x 69mm (appx.

Salk Sound Ht4 Giant Bamboo Speakers: Bamboom

Salk Sound Ht4 Giant Bamboo Speakers: Bamboom
Salk Sound‘s latest speakers, unofficially called the HT 4 to indicate it’s supremacy over the current HT 3 line, weighs in at a whopping 155 lbs , stands about 42″ high and are said to be capable of delivering “a very accurate recreation of what you would hear in a concert hall or other live venue.” For those not familiar with Salk Sound, the company handcrafts high-end audio systems.

Megaman Vs. Metroid: Please Make This Official Nintendo!

Megaman Vs. Metroid: Please Make This Official Nintendo!
If I was asked what video game head-to-head I’d like to see, I’d probably say Sam Fisher against Solid Snake. Or all of the characters in Final Fantasy, villains included, against all the Suikoden characters. Mmmmm want.

Why Cry Baby Analyzer Will Give You an Idea as to Why the Hell You’Re Up at 3am

Why Cry Baby Analyzer Will Give You an Idea as to Why the Hell You’Re Up at 3am
Benjamin Franklin – widely acknowledged as “that chubby dude  in the 100-dollar bill” – once said that there is nothing certain in life except death and crying babies. Larry King may have already disproved half of Franklin’s  quote, but until scientists isolate and exterminate the Crying Baby gene in our DNA, Franklin will remain the  Supreme Captain Obvious of the Universe.* But even if billions of parents are mercilessly robbed of sleep by crying babies every night, they don’t have to remain clueless about their tormentor’s demands, thanks to the Why Cry Baby Analyzer.

Brinno Gardenwatchcam: Time-Lapse Digital Garden Camera Shoots Video Slightly More Interesting Than Watching Paint Dry

Brinno Gardenwatchcam: Time-Lapse Digital Garden Camera Shoots Video Slightly More Interesting Than Watching Paint Dry
Want to know if your green thumb is really green? This nifty garden gadget lets you keep watch over your budding plants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from across the globe if you want.

L4d Pc Mods Make It Into the Safe Room: Existing Custom Content Compatible With Left 4 Dead 2

L4d Pc Mods Make It Into the Safe Room: Existing Custom Content Compatible With Left 4 Dead 2
If you build or play mods for the PC version of Left 4 Dead (Xbox gamers am cry), odds are the announcement of the quick sequel, whether or not it was welcome news, had you grumbling just a little.

Tweetcraft: So You Never have to Let Go of Your Online Addictions

Tweetcraft: So You Never have to Let Go of Your Online Addictions
Twitter or World of Warcraft? What’s a well-connected gamer to choose? Oh, listen, no one’s saying that you can’t juggle your iPhone and your mouse at the same time as is, but shouldn’t it be easier to raid while keeping up with your tweets?

Pierre Junod Eris Planetary Sphere Watch is a Real Ball

Pierre Junod Eris Planetary Sphere Watch is a Real Ball
I’ve seen some really unusual watches in my time, but I can tell you without a doubt that this is the first time that I’ve ever seen a watch that’s shaped like a perfectly spherical planet.
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