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Archive for December 2009

USB Seat Cushion Warmer Heats Your Behind

USB Seat Cushion Warmer Heats Your Behind
With temperatures quickly plummeting, you’ll be glad to heat up your behind with this USB seat cushion warmer. You can choose to sit on a brown bear or a pink sheep, both shaped like a flower for some reason.

Cmod Subotron: the Ultimate 8-Bit Gamer Font

Cmod Subotron: the Ultimate 8-Bit Gamer Font
Just load this font on your computer, and you’ll be able to make your own fun scenes using a variety of 8-bit pixel characters and mini video game systems. Designed by Paul Busk for SUBOTRON -a Viennese video game fan store, CMOD SUBOTRON includes not only a all of the regular alphanumeric characters you’d expect in western and eastern European languages, it’s loaded with wonderful pixel art in the Bonuslevel version of the font.

Storm Navigator: the Watch has Too Many Faces

Storm Navigator: the Watch has Too Many Faces
This bold metal watch from London’s STORM combines digital and analog worlds in a single timepiece. While it’s not quite as futuristic as Seahope’s Leiji Meter watch, it’s a heck of a lot easier to tell time with.

Add a Little Fire (Flower) to Your Decor

Add a Little Fire (Flower) to Your Decor
While snatching up this pillow isn’t likely to give you the ability to toss fireballs (though how cool would that be?), it just might add a little life–or, uh, heat–to your sofa. This super-soft-looking pillow is one of a series celebrating a variety of Super Mario Bros-related objects, and if you ask me?

Star Wars Weather Forecast Tells You if the Frost is With You

Star Wars Weather Forecast Tells You if the Frost is With You
One of the most absurd things about the Star Wars universe is the fact that the planets are differentiated mostly by their singular weather conditions. If you see a snowy scene, then you’re looking at Hoth.

Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind

Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind
Apollo 11 member astronaut Buzz Aldrin teamed-up with sportswear giant Nike for the Rocket Hero, a modified version of the Nike 6.0 Mavrk show. The Rocket Hero has Aldrin’s footprints on the moon adorning the insoles of the shoes.

Leica Monovid Monocular: Half-Binoculars for Half a Grand

Leica Monovid Monocular: Half-Binoculars for Half a Grand
Leica’s products ooze with style and quality, and the Monovid 8×20 Monocular is no exception. At only 3.9-inches long, you can take the monocular with wherever you go, so you can get a better look at things both far away and up close.

Minipops Go Mobile: 8-Bit Pop Icons Get an iPhone App

Minipops Go Mobile: 8-Bit Pop Icons Get an iPhone App
I’ve seen Craig Robinson’s wonderful little Minipops before, and now you can enjoy these tiny 8-bit pixel art caricatures on your iPhone with a brand new app. The app features 1,000 celebrity and pop culture Minipop images, along with a directory which lets you quickly find the peeps you’re looking for.

Make Your Own Bat Signal

Make Your Own Bat Signal
Picture this – you’re being held hostage by an evil, bad-makeup-wearin’ supervillian, but you’re 25 miles away from Gotham City. Normally, you’d be screwed, right? But just then, you reach into your backpack and whip out your own portable Bat Signal, hailing the Dark Knight from across town.

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo
With all the buzz about tablet PCs like the soon-to-be-maybe-released CrunchPad JooJoo and sure-to-be-possible-someday Apple tablet, it was only a matter of time before the market will fill up with a variety of tablets and interfaces vying for a piece of pie in the great tablet landgrab of 2010.

Papercraft Bioshock 2 Characters Are Square but Still Cool

Papercraft Bioshock 2 Characters Are Square but Still Cool
These papercraft critters are the latest and greatest artistic creations inspired by the upcoming BioShock 2. Designed by Brooklyn artist Bryan Green of Paper Foldables, these awesome squared-off denizens of Rapture include Baby Jane, Toasty, Subject Delta, Little Sister and Big Sister.

Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting

Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting
The Yotaro baby simulator is a new kind of interactive robot that is used to teach people about childcare and parenting. This is nothing new, as there are small baby-simulator dolls available to do this to prospective parents already.

Rods & Mods: Cool Custom Pcs Hit the Exploratorium

Rods & Mods: Cool Custom Pcs Hit the Exploratorium
There is an exhibition coming to the Exploratorium in San Francisco showcasing some neat modded computers. It’s called Rods & Mods: The Kustom Kulture of Radical Computer Modification and it’s happening next February. Are PCs this generation’s muscle cars?

In Case of Danger: Final Fantasy Potion Earrings

In Case of Danger: Final Fantasy Potion Earrings
Just in time for the (Japanese) release of Final Fantasy XIII, we’ve got a pair of potion-inspired earrings. You just never know when you might need a potion or two, after all, what with enemies lurking around every corner, and if you’ve gotta carry protection, it might as well look good.

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines
Earlier this year, Luís Moniz Pereira of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal and Ari Saptawijaya of the Universitas Indonesia published a paper describing what they think is a stepping stone to having artificial intelligence that can analyze moral dilemmas and evaluate the consequences of the resolutions to the dilemma.

Gameboy Hidden Inside a Calculator

Gameboy Hidden Inside a Calculator
In this era of mobile and handheld gaming, it’s becoming harder to hide your in-class distractions. But no one ever suspects the calculator; a student clutching a phone is clearly messing around, but someone with a calculator?