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Archive for April 2010

Email-Counting T-Shirt: T is for “Too Much Tech in This”

Email-Counting T-Shirt: T is for “Too Much Tech in This”
Chris Ball and his wife Madeleine created an email-counting shirt. If you’re looking for a valid justification for the existence of a shirt that can count new emails in binary form then you must be new to technabob.

Japanese Scientist Makes Robotic Clone

Japanese Scientist Makes Robotic Clone
Only the Japanese would make robot clones of themselves. Check out this latest robot by Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University. Instead of cloning himself, which is what he did before, he decided to clone a woman. The Geminoid-F is pretty freaky, especially when you see the lady it was modeled after standing next to it.
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Skyrates: the Game That Doesn’T Want You to be Addicted to It

Skyrates: the Game That Doesn’T Want You to be Addicted to It
Originally a project by the Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, the award-winning Flash game Skyrates is centered around the idea of “sporadic play”, letting players be part of a persistent and ever-changing massively multiplayer environment without requiring them to spend huge amounts of time playing.

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around
If someone in your family suddenly develops an interest in learning how to play the guitar, giving him or her the 2-watt Micro-CUBE amplifier by Roland will help ensure that your neighbors won’t kill you. That’s not to say you’ll be giving your loved one a gimped amp; the Micro-CUBE doles out full sound and clean tone.

Desktop Connect Vnc App: and Just Like That, Flash on the iPad!

Desktop Connect Vnc App: and Just Like That, Flash on the iPad!
If you ask me, the perfect tablet would be a combination of the iPad and the JooJoo; i.e. an iPad with a camera, support for Flash and a USB port. Fortunately for (future) iPad owners, the Desktop Connect app by Antecea takes care of two of those missing features.

Pacman the Movie: No Fun and Games

Pacman the Movie: No Fun and Games
So you think Pac-Man likes eating those yellow pellets huh? You think the brightly colored maze and ghosts are cute? Think again! I didn’t know that that yellow wakka wakka wakka-ing mouth is actually a living, breathing person trapped in physical and drug-induced mazes by a cruel man who clearly saw too much of, uhm, Saw!

Golden Xbox 360 Shines, Sparkles and Spends Your Entire Salary

Golden Xbox 360 Shines, Sparkles and Spends Your Entire Salary
You’ve gotta hand it to the guys at Computer Choppers. They know how to coat gadgets in fancy metals. Today’s gold-plated electronic creation, the 24-karat Xbox 360. Both the Xbox and its controller received the full golden dip, and would look great alongside your gold chains and gold grills.

Idisplay App Turns Your iPad Into a Secondary Wireless Monitor

Idisplay App Turns Your iPad Into a Secondary Wireless Monitor
Thanks to my own stupidity, I didn’t realize that today was a Saturday when I ordered my iPad last month, so I had my iPad shipped to my office location which isn’t open on the weekends.

Darpa Gives New Meaning to “Brown Out” With Poop Reactor Idea

Darpa Gives New Meaning to “Brown Out” With Poop Reactor Idea
I went to college and know firsthand that methane will burn. I once knew a dude that burnt the hairs off his scrotum after a particularly noxious one was lit and flared up unexpectedly. Apparently, DARPA and the U.S.

Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider

Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider
Jason Ruff, also known as Doctor Mobius, created this big hairy spider out of LEGOs. It’s pretty awesome and has thousands of hair spikes covering its body. If that isn’t enough to give you arachnophobia, the spider comes complete with egg missiles and drones.

Do Dancing Japanese Samurai Robots Serve Bbq in Thailand? Yes.

Do Dancing Japanese Samurai Robots Serve Bbq in Thailand? Yes.
This is something that I expected to maybe see in Japan, not Thailand. After a bit of investigation, it turns out that the robots don’t serve you sushi, but Shabu-Shabu (hotpot) and BBQ, which you cook at your table. These types of eateries are very common in Asia.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Now With More Assassin’S Creed

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Now With More Assassin’S Creed
It seems that the Snakes of MGS: Peace Walker are taking a cue from their Assassin predecessors. Top video game producers Hideo Kojima and Patrice Desilets contracted hay fever while making this trailer for the upcoming PSP game, so you better watch this until the very end.

D20 Soap: Roll for Freshness

D20 Soap: Roll for Freshness
You’ll never fail a Cleanliness check with the D20 Geeksoap. This 4 oz bar – dice? – of soap is made of “natural oatmeal-based vegetable glycerin and moisturizers, enriched with aloe and vitamin E” and comes in several scents.

Marvel Comics iPad App: a Comic Book Store in Your Hand

Marvel Comics iPad App: a Comic Book Store in Your Hand
Everyone expected a comic app for the iPad, and Marvel delivered. Marvel Comics for iPad is a lot like iTunes, combining a comic book store and a reader into one app. The reader allows for page-by-page as well as frame-by-frame scrolling, and there are thumbnails at the bottom that let users skip to any page.

N933 Flip Phone Looks Like a Communicator and an iPhone Had a Baby

N933 Flip Phone Looks Like a Communicator and an iPhone Had a Baby
I’m not sure if Gene Roddenberry’s estate or Apple’s legal department will be going after the makers of this odd little mobile phone first. The N933 smartphone takes the basic ideas of an iPhone and a traditional flip-phone and mashes them together. Created by some no-name Chinese manufacturer, the gold-toned N933 looks just like a basic old-school cellphone when closed, but when you flip its lid open, it reveals a 3-inch touchscreen panel, along with an array of apps designed to look like those on an iPhone. Under the hood, the phone is actually pretty ordinary, with a 320×240 display, and no on-board storage, although you can add up to 2GB of storage with (presumably) an MicroSD card.

Tokyoflash Instant Trend Watch Sends Tweets to Your Wrist

Tokyoflash Instant Trend Watch Sends Tweets to Your Wrist
The guys over at watchmaker Tokyoflash never cease to amaze me with their creative digital watch designs. Their latest concept is the Instant Trend, a timepiece that not only looks cool, but can display text notifications from your mobile phone. Assuming the watch ever gets made, the Instant Trend would receive instant Twitter and Facebook notifications when paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Messages and time would be displayed on a bright (presumably OLED) blue-on-black dot-matrix display, set into a modern black stainless steel body. Reading time on the Instant Trend doesn’t have to be as challenging as most Tokyoflash watch displays either.
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