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Archive for October 2009

Assassinate Your Friends With Real-Life “Extension Knife”

Assassinate Your Friends With Real-Life “Extension Knife”
I didn’t much care for Assassin’s Creed, but I will concede that the assassin’s retractable dagger is a pretty badass weapon. And in the most literal sense of “badass.” So you would think news of a real-life assassin’s dagger being manufactured would elicit a sheepish smirk from me.

Desktop Arm Wresting Involves No Actual Arms or Wrestling

Desktop Arm Wresting Involves No Actual Arms or Wrestling
If you’re too much of a girly-man to actually arm wrestle your friends, then here’s something that should let you show off your physical prowess without flexing too much muscle. I actually think they should have called this desktop game “Thumb WrestleMania”, since your arms aren’t going to be doing much more than keeping your hand from falling off while your thumb-mash your way to victory.
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10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer

10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer
Those of us who spend more time in front of our computers instead of other humans know that the current keyboard and mouse method of interaction with our magic boxes are far from perfect. I for one, want a half-sphere, multitouch surface that lets me move stuff onscreen with my right hand (my mouse hand) resting on it.

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!
Here’s another one of them MAVs that’ll soon be flying all over the place. A group of MIT students – Abe Bachrach, Anton de Winter, Ruije He, Garrett Hemann and Sam Prentice (I think I got +10 to my IQ after spelling their names) – developed an autonomous flight system that could sweep and analyze it’s environment in real-time.

And the Best-Selling Game of the Decade is….

And the Best-Selling Game of the Decade is….
…the Nintendo Wii Remote. Wait! I mean Wii Play (with Wii Remote). That’s right, folks. Halo isn’t the best-selling game of the decade, and it ain’t Gears of War. Forget all the Final Fantasy installments. It’s not any of the gun-toting installments of Grand Theft Auto.

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces
Building on some of the same basic principles that eventually gave way to the cassette recorder, this kit lets you transcribe the sound of your voice into magnetic charges and play them back with a swipe of your hand.

Can’T You See I’M Busy? How to Slack Off and Play Games at Your Job

Can’T You See I’M Busy? How to Slack Off and Play Games at Your Job
Sick of your job, but can’t afford to quit? Why not sit in your cubicle and play video games all day? But your boss is always looking over your shoulder, you say? Now that’s no problem thanks to these clever games disguised as office applications.

Manual Digital Clock Makes You Change the Time by Hand Every Minute

Manual Digital Clock Makes You Change the Time by Hand Every Minute
When I first saw this clock design, I was scratching my head wondering why you’d want a clock that doesn’t keep time at all. After all, who wants a clock that you have to manually change the time on every time the minute changes?

River City Dodge Ball All-Stars?!

River City Dodge Ball All-Stars?!
This remake really just ought to be called A Game You Will Want to Play, So Download it for Your System of Choice Now, Dude. River City Dodge Ball All-Stars is a take on the classic Super Dodge Ball, the game that’s all about knocking your pompadoured opponents the heck out.

This Dsi is All About Brotherly Love

This Dsi is All About Brotherly Love
…it’s just that this sort of brotherly love tends to be more about punching and less about hugging. Call it the Super Smash Bros. Call it domestic violence. But you know everyone wants to see this guy’s DSi when he whips it out in public!

Sega Saturn Joysticks Transform Into Insecticons, Apparently

Sega Saturn Joysticks Transform Into Insecticons, Apparently
I’d love to make some sort of Transformers/Allspark joke in reference to this Sega Saturn joystick, but unfortunately Gizmodo beat me to the punch. But that’s okay, ‘cause I can one-up their nerdiness by delving in to deeper detail and pointing out what, specifically, the Sega Saturn joystick transforms into.

Samurai Warrior Joystick Won’T Win Any Prizes for Ergonomics

Samurai Warrior Joystick Won’T Win Any Prizes for Ergonomics
Now I’m just fine with my DualShock 3 controller, but for those of you out there who prefer their joypads with a bit more character, you might want to check out this Samurai warrior USB controller.

Hand Grenade Xmas Ornaments: O Holy Hand Grenade

Hand Grenade Xmas Ornaments: O Holy Hand Grenade
I know, I know. Halloween isn’t even here yet and I’m talking about Christmas already. But when I saw these new ornaments over on Suck UK‘s site today, I had to mention them.

Nooka Zaz LCD Watch has See-Through Face, Goofy Name

Nooka Zaz LCD Watch has See-Through Face, Goofy Name
If you’re in the market for a new digital watch and want something a little out of the ordinary, you might want to check out the latest timepiece from Nooka – the ZAZ. Now, I’m not a big fan of the name, which sounds like some sort of tacky accessory store from the 1980s, but the watch’s cool modern style belies its rather silly name. The ZAZ tells time using a minimal liquid-crystal display that that indicates the hours, minutes and seconds using stacks of dots and dashes.

Start ‘Em Early With the Left 4 Dead Mobile

Start ‘Em Early With the Left 4 Dead Mobile
This is how you raise the bitchin’-ist child ever to toddle across a living room floor: give ’em zombies from their first days in the cradle. Come the apocalypse, the kid that slumbers under a Left 4 Dead mobile is gonna be one prepared little zombie hunter.

Taking Steampunk Hilariously Far: the Steampunk Urinal

Taking Steampunk Hilariously Far: the Steampunk Urinal
There are fancy toilets and then something beyond that, something reserved for the truly epic, the gold-plated, the toilets that come equipped with a cupholder… toilets like this one. Or urinals, rather. Or, uh, devices in the water closet.
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