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Archive for January 2010

Caleb Larsen’S Arty Cube Endlessly Ebays Itself

Caleb Larsen’S Arty Cube Endlessly Ebays Itself
When I first read about this, I thought to myself that it’s just a plain, black acrylic cube, but then I read on and found out what this thing exactly does. A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter is actually a piece of conceptual art by Caleb Larsen.

Inflatable D20 Makes for Nerdy Pool Parties

Inflatable D20 Makes for Nerdy Pool Parties
Take this with you to the beach and you’ll certainly be the center of attention, mostly because a lot of people won’t know what the heck this huge polygon with numbers is. No one’s stopping you from actually using it to play D&D, just make sure your friends are okay with it.
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Soul: Indie Horror Puzzler for Xbox 360

Soul: Indie Horror Puzzler for Xbox 360
Made by Kydos Studio, Soul is an Xbox Live Indie game with a simple premise: guide a dead man’s soul to heaven. Actually it’s not that simple, not with things like this blocking your way: Yeah, that helpless-looking blue thing is the soul.

Ubisoft Apes Steam, Will Require Internet Connection for Their Pc Games

Ubisoft Apes Steam, Will Require Internet Connection for Their Pc Games
Let the outrage begin. The ninjas of Ubisoft have revealed their latest arsenal against PC pirates: the ancient art practiced by Steam. As with Valve’s popular platform, Ubisoft games will soon require users to authenticate their copy by connecting to their user accounts online.

Apple iPad Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Confirmed

Apple iPad Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Confirmed
Apple today took the wraps off of their much-hyped iPad tablet computing device. As predicted, the iPad works sort of like exactly like an iPhone on steroids, and is focused on media consumption, entertainment and educational usage.

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness
BigTrak was this cool six-wheeled toy that had built-in memory which allowed you to program a few different moves. Now, the BigTrak will be coming back later this year as the new and improved BigTrak Jr.

Diesel Time Zone Watch has More Time Zones Than You Really Need

Diesel Time Zone Watch has More Time Zones Than You Really Need
Looking for a new watch? I know I am and this Diesel watch looks pretty good. It’s unique in that it can display four different times on its face. This Diesel watch is naturally called the Time Zone and it has both analog and digital displays to feed your fancy, no matter what the time.

Weblogs Co-Founder Leaks Apple Tablet Features

Weblogs Co-Founder Leaks Apple Tablet Features
Softpedia‘s Filip Truta stumbled upon a gold mine of Apple Tablet info, the gold mine being Jason Calacanis’ Twitter posts about the overhyped gadget. Calacanis – co-founder of Weblogs, a network of blogs that includes the famous tech blog engadget – admitted to the world that he is one of the beta testers of the Apple Tablet; he says his unit was given to him 10 days ago.

Last Minute Apple Tablet Release Predictions

Last Minute Apple Tablet Release Predictions
So with Apple’s impending release announcement of the iPad/iSlate/iTablet – whatever it’s called, I thought I’d take a gamble on what I think are the highest likelihood features, specs and pricing we’ll see from Apple later today.

Intel Inside Casinos: Smarter Ways of Taking Your Money

Intel Inside Casinos: Smarter Ways of Taking Your Money
Dhiram over at Newlaunches spotted this Intel video showing the company’s vision of a modern-day casino, one that can be managed remotely, has electronic card tables, Core2Duo-powered slot machines and even handheld gambling devices. It’s all fancy tech, but I don’t think the current gambling generation will be so impressed or welcoming of the improvements on their end.

New Mortal Kombat Movie in the Works?

New Mortal Kombat Movie in the Works?
Horror news website Bloody Disgusting “received word that Warner Bros. Pictures has been looking to redo Mortal Kombat“. I was a die-hard fan of the first game, simply because it was so ridiculous. I didn’t like the movie though, as young and devoid of standards as I was back then.

Hogwarts School Id Card: the Surefire Way to Not Buy Booze and Not Get in Bars

Hogwarts School Id Card: the Surefire Way to Not Buy Booze and Not Get in Bars
Harry Potter may not be in the spotlight these days, what with the vampires of Twilight, the Na’vi of Avatar, and the choir members of Glee. But I’m sure a lot of people still re-read J.K.

Augmented Hyper(Reality): Pop-Up Ads Take Over Your Walls

Augmented Hyper(Reality): Pop-Up Ads Take Over Your Walls
When I first watched Keiichi Matsuda’s Augmented (hyper)Reality video, I wasn’t sure if I should be awed or frightened by his vision of the world that lies in front of us. Matsuda’s stunning video clip was created as part of his Masters’ program at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and envisions a future in which augmented reality has embedded itself into our everyday lives, transforming the way we interact with our living and working spaces.

Beep Mug: have Yourself a Hot Upc of Coffee

Beep Mug: have Yourself a Hot Upc of Coffee
Although this mug has got its barcode all around, for some reason it’s called the BEEP Mug. It was created by the British designer Colin O’Dowd and the mug does more than just look cool, it eliminates the need for any excessive packaging, since its own UPC barcode is integrated into the design of the mug.

Sil-Bot: Grandma Gets a Crazy Looking Robot Companion!

Sil-Bot: Grandma Gets a Crazy Looking Robot Companion!
In an age where we expected robots to be all around us, it seems that even the elderly will be getting their own special robot. This odd-little robot named Sil-bot is the brainchild of KIST’s Center for Intelligent Robotics.

The Secrets of the Apple Tablet in Wearable Form

The Secrets of the Apple Tablet in Wearable Form
Quick! Get yourself a Great Touchspectations shirt before Apple confiscates them! It has all of the Apple Tablet’s features, lifted directly from Steve Jobs’ mind by a psychic with a Mental Amplifier Helmet! It’s a shame that I only saw this shirt today, a few hours before the actual tablet will be revealed (or not).
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