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Archive for August 2009

Wii Bicycle Pedal Accessory on the Way? Bike Your Way to Fitness

Wii Bicycle Pedal Accessory on the Way? Bike Your Way to Fitness
Is the Nintendo Wii going to get a recumbent bike peripheral sometime soon? From the looks of this leaked marketing slide spotted over on NeoGAF (along with another for a rumored Wii Fit Plus) it sure looks like a possibility.

Companion Cube Cabinet Proves Portal Crafts Are Still Alive

Companion Cube Cabinet Proves Portal Crafts Are Still Alive
Portal crafts will never die, and why should they? We’re all still deeply attached to our Weighted Companion Cubes (sniff)… so attached, in fact, that some of us build furniture in homage to our six-sided pals.

Apple Sneaks in Anti-Glare Option for 15-Inch Macbook Pro

Apple Sneaks in Anti-Glare Option for 15-Inch Macbook Pro
Yep, people who buy the 15-inch Macbook Pro now have the option to ditch the glossy display for one with an anti-glare coating. As with the 17-inch Macbook Pro, the anti-glare coating costs an extra $50 (USD).

Ds Horror Shooter Dementium Returns for Sequel With Best Game Box Ever

Ds Horror Shooter Dementium Returns for Sequel With Best Game Box Ever
Dementium: The Ward broke some untrodden ground on the Nintendo DS, as an M-rated horror-themed shooter, so it isn’t particularly surprising that the game is getting a sequel. What is surprising (and amazing) is this cover shot.

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine
The man in the picture below is UC San Diego Computer Science Ph.D. student Stephen Checkoway. In his hands is a printout that proves that his team’s “return-oriented programming” exploit was successfully able to steal votes from a Sequoia AVC Advantage electronic voting machine.

Just in Case Playing Wii Wasn’T Embarassing Enough: Inflatable Saddle Controller Patent

Just in Case Playing Wii Wasn’T Embarassing Enough: Inflatable Saddle Controller Patent
Imagine this scenario: you’re in the living room. A magical world unfolds on the television screen, a world filled with flowers and butterflies, a world with a golden road unspooling before you. It’s a road that might lead anywhere.

Commodore 64 Cake Looks Retrolicious

Commodore 64 Cake Looks Retrolicious
In my everyday, I have a hard time passing up retro computers, video games or cake. So when I saw this Commodore 64 cake, I had to at least give it a mention. Yeah, yeah. I don’t remember playing PONG on my C64 either, and it’s not as sleek or modern as that MacBook Pro cake, but this retro computer cake actually looks much tastier, IMHO.

Digidudes Tripods: Let a Little Dude Hold Onto Your Camera

Digidudes Tripods: Let a Little Dude Hold Onto Your Camera
Who are the DigiDudes you may ask? Well, I’ll tell you. They’re little dudes that not only look cool, they’re fully functional tripods for your compact digital camera. Just unscrew DigiDude’s head, screw your camera onto his dismembered body, and you’ll be holding your camera still with style and attitude.

45 Nano iPod Nano Cassette Tape Case Makes for a Confusing Title

45 Nano iPod Nano Cassette Tape Case Makes for a Confusing Title
The 45 nano cassette tape case isn’t for people who like to wear tight pants, because it will turn your 4th gen, stick of gum-sized iPod nano into something as large as, well, a cassette tape.

R2-Q5 & R2-D2 USB Hubs Don’T Exactly Save Space

R2-Q5 & R2-D2 USB Hubs Don’T Exactly Save Space
I mean look at the damned things. They’re almost as large as those Coleman containers that was all the rage when I was in high school. The droids shake their heads and emit bleeps and bloops, but damn they’re huge.

Pocket HD Camcorders Round Up From the Past: Chris Pirillo Overload

Pocket HD Camcorders Round Up From the Past: Chris Pirillo Overload
It seems that what people want nowadays are rectangular camcorders that can capture 720p video. Not one to question thousands of paying customers, Creative is reeling in its share of the HD – and YouTube – loving crowd with the Vado HD.

Mini Arcade Cabinets for Your Neo Geo Fix

Mini Arcade Cabinets for Your Neo Geo Fix
If you’re not turning your old gaming consoles into miniature arcade cabinets, then you need to get on that business. Just look at this hotness. It is undeniable. pocket_lucho is no stranger to making mini arcade cabinets; he’s been simultaneously up- and downsizing old systems for a while, as you can see, but this Neo Geo model looks really slick throughout the process.

Alessi Daytimer OLED Watch: Chunky Funky Digital Time

Alessi Daytimer OLED Watch: Chunky Funky Digital Time
It’s been a while since we featured a cool digital watch here on technabob. That’s not for lack of trying – I just haven’t seen anything particularly different in a while. So I was happy when I stumbled onto these funky new digital timepieces from Alessi.

Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns

Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns
I can’t believe this isn’t the first time that a rubber band machine gun has been featured on this blog. Dammit. I wasn’t even aware that rubber band machine guns existed until I read this article at JapanProbe.

IPhone Playing Cards: You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em

IPhone Playing Cards: You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em
Our friends over at Meninos are at it again. The same guys who gave us those great iPhone icon coasters are back, and this time they’re packing a deck of iPhone playing cards. While they look a bit more squatty than the proportions of an actual iPhone, these whimsical playing cards definitely get the point across.

Chocolate Mouse: Neither Edible Nor a Rodent

Chocolate Mouse: Neither Edible Nor a Rodent
The Chocolate Mouse belongs to a rare class of objects, with seemingly sensible names that turn out to be doubly stupid. Like the English sparrow, which is neither a sparrow nor English, but merely an Average Bird.