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Archive for January 2010

Modern Movies Get the Atari 2600 Treatment

Modern Movies Get the Atari 2600 Treatment
Penney Design has put a really cool spin on movie poster art. It’s kind of cool to see how these movie concepts are just reduced to a few simple pixels on an Atari old video game box.

Miyoul OLED Display Art is Beautiful, but Pricey

Miyoul OLED Display Art is Beautiful, but Pricey
With prices around $100,000 (USD) the cost is a bit insane, but these displays sure look good. Heck, if I had lots of money to burn, I’d probably want to get one of these (not). The company behind these unique OLED-based artworks is called Nanobrick, and their displays are called Miyoul.
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Star Wars Arcade Cabinet Gets Miniaturized: My, What a Small Cockpit You have

Star Wars Arcade Cabinet Gets Miniaturized: My, What a Small Cockpit You have
Technabob fave Big J.W. is at it again. The guy who brought us all of those wondrous little arcade cabinets has this time created a tiny little version of the classic sit-down Star Wars arcade game.

A Monster Hunter’S Essentials: Weapons, Armor, and Twitter and Facebook Accounts

A Monster Hunter’S Essentials: Weapons, Armor, and Twitter and Facebook Accounts
Monster Hunter 3 is the best selling third-party Wii game in Japan, and to ensure that the coming North American and European versions enjoy the same success, Capcom has started revving up the hype machine. So Monster Hunters, ready your keyboards, hold tight to your mice, and venture out to the wilderness of twitter and Facebook, for there you will find Ironbeard McCullough aka The Master Hunter, “a proud and distinguished hunter from the bustling town of Rockrack,” whose  “blade has drawn true through hide, tooth and scale.” That’s Ironbeard right there, the menacing dragon on the right.

Oh, L’Ironie: French Anti-Piracy Group Pirated Font for Its Logo

Oh, L’Ironie: French Anti-Piracy Group Pirated Font for Its Logo
Last year, a law was passed in France that, simply put, allows the government to screen the Internet usage of its citizens (supposedly) to watch out for copyright infringement. Using a three strikes rule, French citizens who are accused of online piracy for a third time will be sent to court, where a judge can give them a fine, or even disconnect them from the Internet.

Cable Caps USB Cable Covers: Like Rubber Bands With Ugly Faces

Cable Caps USB Cable Covers: Like Rubber Bands With Ugly Faces
Are you a neat freak? Then I’m sure you like to keep your unused cables systematically stored. You could use a rubber band, or zip ties, but the quirky community thinks they have a better solution.

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop
If Intel has its way, your idle time at airports, train stations, and other public places will be less idle and have more window shopping. The chip giant is recently showed off a proof of concept digital signage at the National Retail Federation Convention & Expo.

Nyko’S Wii Gaming Accessories: Aim, Type, Charge and Shoot!

Nyko’S Wii Gaming Accessories: Aim, Type, Charge and Shoot!
If the standard Wii-mote isn’t cool enough for you and your Wii, then maybe you should check out Nyko’s latest offerings. They include the Type Pad, a charger for 4 Wii-motes and a new gun peripheral.

Iron Man Vinyl Decal Sticker for Your Macbook

Iron Man Vinyl Decal Sticker for Your Macbook
Just in time for the hype for the next Iron Man movie to begin, this Iron Man vinyl decal sticker lets you customize your MacBook with superhero style. Sure, the Snow White vinyl sticker is really neat, but Iron Man kind of kicks Snow White’s butt into next Sunday.

On the Cutting Edge of Tape Dispensers

On the Cutting Edge of Tape Dispensers
An amazing breakthrough tape dispenser-technology that will surely and permanently change the lives of salesclerks, secretaries, teachers and cubicle dwellers round the world has been announced by Nichiban Co Ltd. The revolutionary new tape dispenser cuts tapes with a nearly straight edge, unlike the jagged ones produced by conventional, lesser, obsolete, traditional, inferior, plain sucky tape dispensers.

Super Mario Sweater Vest: the World’S Most Powerful Bully Magnet

Super Mario Sweater Vest: the World’S Most Powerful Bully Magnet
Unless of course the bullies in your area are gamers as well, in which case they’ll just ask that you hand this vest over to them. Or else. For those too young to know, the vest features a screenshot from World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.

Mega Man 10 Videos From Ces: More Masochism in 2d!

Mega Man 10 Videos From Ces: More Masochism in 2d!
Mega Man fans rejoice! Or not. Footage of Mega Man 10, the upcoming retro-sequel taken at the recently concluded CES 2010 has popped up on the internets. But will you, the theoretical hardcore gamer, be insulted by the presence of an Easy mode in the latest of Masochist Man Mega Man’s adventures?

Epic Battle Shirt Features the Debate of the Millenium

Epic Battle Shirt Features the Debate of the Millenium
Whose side are you on? Pirates or ninjas? Wear this shirt and watch a debate break out.

99 in 1: 99 Free (and Good) Games on the Internet

99 in 1: 99 Free (and Good) Games on the Internet
Christopher Hyde of Critical Distance was dissatisfied with a lot of the so-called “AAA games” released last year, on account of them being too expensive and …too long? While Hyde didn’t point out any specific games, and his problem with their length is puzzling to say the least,  his disappointment has led him to point out 99 free and “pretty darned spectacular” games that can be found on the Internet.

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives
These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems. While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have been available for a little while now, but they just recently rounded out the collection, adding the awesomely awesome 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (shown above) as well as some Space Invaders bedecked designs.

Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You

Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You
These fun wind-up desktop critters from Kikkerland are the perfect addition to any cubicle toy collection. Designer Chico Bicalho’s MxyKikker crawler is my personal favorite, what with its dozen or so spinny elbow macaroni looking legs which help it move along your floor.
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