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Archive for March 2010

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues
It looks like the BrainPort vision technology has now been tested on humans. It will now allow the visually-impaired to “see” things using their tongues! The human test subject was a soldier, who was blinded in Iraq.

Nano Trek: 1 Billionth Scale Model of Starship Enterprise

Nano Trek: 1 Billionth Scale Model of Starship Enterprise
Measuring only 8.8 µm, this replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D was “fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas.” Oh I see. My guess was a bit off. I though they used 76 gV dispersed quark blastorz CBGB with napthalene and farthrene.
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Nvidia 3d Vision Discover: 3d Gaming on Your Pc for Free

Nvidia 3d Vision Discover: 3d Gaming on Your Pc for Free
As news of the 3D version of the Batman: Arkham Asylum hit, Kotakuite deanbmmv pointed out that people who bought the PC version of the game don’t need to re-buy it because there’s already a way to play it – and other PC games – in 3D for free… as long as you have an NVIDIA graphics card.

A Piano Among Sex Organs: Piano Chat Improv Dude on Chatroulette

A Piano Among Sex Organs: Piano Chat Improv Dude on Chatroulette
There are nice surprises on ChatRoulette, after all. Take ChatRoulette for a spin and you might stumble on Merton, who instead of brandishing his organ, shows off his piano instead, bursting out meta-tunes about his chat mate with all the charm of  Ed Helms, Ben Folds, and Flight of the Conchords.

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 2

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 2
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks using the HP TouchSmart 600 PC as a standalone entertainment system. In the first part of this story, I shared my experiences with the TouchSmart’s HDTV and DVR capabilities.

LED Tube Lamp Offers Colorful, Tubular Light

LED Tube Lamp Offers Colorful, Tubular Light
This is definitely one of the more unusual lamps I’ve seen in a while. The tube-shaped lighting fixture is loaded up with colorful LEDs, and can be adjusted to almost an infinite variety of hues to suit your mood.

X-Top Xbox 360 Laptop Hits Ebay

X-Top Xbox 360 Laptop Hits Ebay
Ever dreamed of having a your very own Xbox 360 laptop? Well if you’ve got some money to spare, you can bid on this portable Xbox 360 over on eBay. Modder TheTwoJ and his friend spent over $2000 and 650 man-hours to build this bad boy, so it really deserves a loving home.

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross
Washing machines use a lot of water; all you have to do is open the lid of your machine while it’s filling up to see that. The good news is all that dirty water leftover from removing the skid marks from your skivvies goes down the drain.

Tsutenkaku Towerbot Makes Almost as Much Sense as a Godzillabot

Tsutenkaku Towerbot Makes Almost as Much Sense as a Godzillabot
You got to hand it to the Japanese, they’re always coming up with the wackiest concepts. In an era in which we are trying to make robots look more human or just make them more useful, there’s nothing like this tower-shaped robot to get to the heart of the matter.

Über-Cute Rilakkuma Netbook: Aww.

Über-Cute Rilakkuma Netbook: Aww.
Whether you’re a Japanese toddler or teen, you love Rilakkuma. Apparently, this cute teddy bear is on its way to dethrone Hello Kitty in the realms of cuteness. This makes Rilakkuma perfect for companies trying to make their devices cute.

Gaikai Cloud-Based Gaming Service: Onlive Killer?

Gaikai Cloud-Based Gaming Service: Onlive Killer?
Currently in beta, Gaikai will let gamers try out all sorts of games and software – Eve Online, Mario Kart, WoW, Photoshop – with only a browser and Flash as requirements. No need to install anything.

The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi

The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi
Check out the new Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and Television and let me know if you can find all of your favorite shows and movies. And if you can’t, feel free to complain in the comments below.

Rock Paper Scissors Glove: Computers Don’T Play Games for Fun, They Play to Win.

Rock Paper Scissors Glove: Computers Don’T Play Games for Fun, They Play to Win.
Maker/Problem-solver Steve Hoefer made an Arduino-based glove that can play Rock Paper Scissors. Why? Why the hell not! You think a nerd would pass up the opportunity to play with a computer? The glove has an accelerometer that detects when the user is shaking his fist to signify the beginning of a round.

Left/Right Keyboard Cufflinks: Idiotproof

Left/Right Keyboard Cufflinks: Idiotproof
These L and R keyboard cufflinks are perfect for reminding you which arm is which. FPS gamers might be more familiar with A and D though.

Cool Gtw18 Mobile Phone Gets Crappy Built-in Projector, Useless Analog Tv and Dvr – Not Cool at All

Cool Gtw18 Mobile Phone Gets Crappy Built-in Projector, Useless Analog Tv and Dvr – Not Cool at All
This new mobile phone out of China may look like your average smartphone, but under the hood it’s actually packing a tiny little projector. Too bad the images it produces look pretty horrendous. The inappropriately named COOL GTW18 features a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen display, and touts a built in LED mini-projector for playing back digital video files in MP4 format.

The Beardme iPhone App: Do You Want the Mustache on or Off?

The Beardme iPhone App: Do You Want the Mustache on or Off?
This is way more fun than useful, but the BeardMe iPhone app enables you to quickly add facial hair to people who don’t have any! Imagine, no more inking in mustaches with that Sharpie pen!
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